Jeff Heuerman Wore a Great Anti-Cancer Shirt to Fall Camp Check-in

By DJ Byrnes on August 7, 2014 at 11:37a

Photo via Patrick Maks


Fall camp check-ins are ongoing — Patrick is tweeting out some hits and Walt will have his a gallery posted soon — but tight end Jeff Heuerman has already won the day.

Cancer is a son-of-a-bitch, and if he's looking for a defense in this realm.... he won't find it.

#StuStrong is a hashtag in support of ESPN host Stuart Scott's battle against cancer. Scott's speech at the ESPYs a few weeks ago is worth a watch.


BassDropper's picture

Jeff Heurman just doesn't give a new favorite player.


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Jabba the Hoke's picture

Or he does give a damn, which is even better.

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cw823's picture

He probably cares that fans spell his name correctly, though.

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HeuermanTheFireman's picture

Yes. Yes he does.

The person responsible for toes clearly wanted you to stub them.

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Tater_Schroeder's picture

I honestly don't see what he has against it.

Meet Cancer


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shaggybuckeye's picture

It must be that it's lucky day is Monday... F**k Mondays and cancer!

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DaveStephens's picture

The moon is a planet but Pluto isn't?  

The Dude abides.

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buckeyebfd's picture

I see what you did there +1

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Doc's picture

I understand the sentiment and about 10 years ago would have wanted to know where to get the shirt.  But, as a father of two boys, 10 and younger, I'm thinking the shirt goes beyond what is polite.  I'm not saying the shirt needs to be banned, I just don't think it is appropriate for it to be worn to a media interview.  He is representing OSU and its vast alumni base and do we really want to be portrayed in this light?  JMHO.

"Say my name."

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osu07asu10's picture

When talking about a disease that is so horrible...I couldn't think of a more appropriate word, ever.

Couldn't be more proud of Heuerman or how he represents our great university.

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

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BuckFly's picture

The Drake will not be happy to see this shirt. Look for an investigation to soon follow. 

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osu07asu10's picture

EDIT: Missed the sarcasm font...

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

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BuckFly's picture

You obviously missed the sarcasm of my comment. Next time I'll use the italics. 

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osu07asu10's picture

italics are for sarcasm...right, Earle?

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

Earle's picture

Guess I'm gonna have to sponsor some more Skullies to get the word out.

You're gonna miss me when I'm gone.

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Buckeye80's picture

My Grandpa passed away a week ago today after a 21/2 year battle against colon cancer.  Stuart Scott's quote about dying from cancer doesn't mean you lose, brought me to tears.  Well said Mr. Heuerman, fuck cancer.

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OSUStu's picture

Count me as a fan of that player, shirt, and definitely that hashtag.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

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osu07asu10's picture

This is one of my closest friend's story, and who I named my daughter after.

Fuck Cancer.

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

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Myc24's picture

Best. Shirt. Ever.

"Because I couldn't go for three!"  - Wayne Woodrow Hayes

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clogan1032's picture

Best of luck Stu, Heuerman well done, and fuck cancer

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ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Yeah, that's right, fuck cancer.  Fuck her right in the pussy.

Class of 2010.

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osu07asu10's picture

+1 for the FHRITP reference...intended or not.

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

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Davep160's picture

Having lost my father to Cancer in January I have a similar sentiment.  #fuckcancer

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904buckeye's picture

As a cancer survivor myself, i agree whole heartedly. FUCK CANCER


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Hovenaut's picture

My condolences to those who lost loved ones to cancer.

And a nod to my grandfather up above.

Heuerman says it best. Well put, young man.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme

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ellspar's picture

As a cancer survivor i don't have a problem with it

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buckz4evr's picture

~~I have tried to teach (and will continue to) my kids, nieces and nephews that words are what you make of them. There are appropriate times and inappropriate times.

I sure hope this is in line with what you're nieces and nephews parents are teaching them. 

Sorry, I think this posted in the wrong place.  My phone doesn't do a very good job with comments

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Ludwig Yards's picture

As someone fighting cancer right now, I obviously agree and I try to do just that everyday. :)

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yrro's picture

No problem with this. My little sister just got diagnosed. Fuck Cancer indeed.

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AAStagg's picture

My beautiful, kind, loving wife has been diagnosed twice -- once breast cancer, once lymphoma.  Double Fuck Cancer.

Keep calm.  It's only a game.

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Findog5's picture

As the husband of a 42 year old wife and mother who was diagnosed with stage 3 rectal cancer, I wholeheartedly agree with Heuerman.  This disease blows.  I like to see young men who have such an influence use their platform for positive messages.  I can't show our four daughters this picture...but it makes me like the character of my Buckeye's even more!

Good for all of the survivors who have commented.  After living first hand and watching the pain and challenges you go through, my heartfelt respect goes out to you!!

Go Bucks!  "Beat (Cancer) &ichigan" Fu$K Cancer!

Raleigh Buckeye

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depbuck's picture

As a cancer survivor (so far), I heartily agree

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Crumb's picture

I don't swear, and don't think it is needed, but when someone you love has cancer, and you're young, sometimes you just gotta get all the emotions off your chest (In Heuerman's case by printing them on his chest). Plus it's opening a discussion about something horrible that touches almost everyone and that is always a good thing. Down with cancer!

"The only good thing about it is winning the d*** thing" - Urban Meyer on The Game The War

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Oldschoolbuck's picture

Well said, Crumb. My mom fought colon cancer for 17 years before finally succumbing to it. I designate my alumni $$ to The James. (In best British accent: Down with that bloody wanker of a disease!)

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osubux5600's picture

Lost my father in June of 2013 to kidney and brain cancer.  So, yeah, fuck cancer.  Then fuck it again.

"The Pride of the Buckeyes"

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bucknut1994's picture

1 in 2 men will get cancer and 1 in 3 women will so yes indeed I agree.  But really where can we get one of these?

Jim Harbaugh is a tool

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11UrbzAndSpices's picture

Since we're having sharing time, my mother was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer on June 26. Fuck cancer indeed. My maternal grandma, paternal grandpa, and mother have had cancer. I am 95% sure I will get cancer at some time in my life. Fuck cancer.

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Hockey Buck's picture

Amen! cancer needs a serious kicking of its balls.

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buckeyebfd's picture
My mom is a 30 breast cancer survivor, great tshirt Jeff
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Buck Crusty's picture

The fight against cancer is such a noble cause.... Love the message, but kinda agree with it not being totally appropriate.  Don't get me wrong, I work in a factory and cuss like a sailor on the reg, but also have young Buck fans in the house that I really don't want throwing that word around (just yet anyway).

The topic though reminds me of the coolest thing any Wolverine ever did. Got a give a shout out to that lovable loser Hoke for inviting that young Buckeye fan fighting "Michigan" to The Game last year (or the year before), that was quite a classy move.  Hopefully, that will continue to be the most notable moment of a long mediocre career.

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buckskin's picture

My dad got cancer and I watched him go from a huge 290 lb. man to a frail 120 lbs.  It robbed him of everything.  I spent so much time at the James that I hate the hell out of that place (great hospital, bad memories).  So yeah, FUCK CANCER.  It can go to hell too.

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