Demetrius Knox, 11W User and Freshman Offensive Lineman, Loses Black Stripe

By DJ Byrnes on August 22, 2014 at 6:39p

With two house-themed pint glasses hanging in the balance, it was only right.

Eleven Warriors set numerous records over the years, but this could be a first. Today, an 11Wer lost his black stripe.

Meechy77, known in real life as freshman offensive lineman Demetrius Knox, is now an "official" member of Ohio State's football team, according to Urban Meyer.

Congratulations are in order for Meechy, who walked a long road to wind up in Columbus.

Let's put him on the board!

THE BLACK STRIPE BIG BOARD: Here are all the freshman to lose their black stripes, in chronological order.

Name position
Curtis Samuel RB
Raekwon McMillan LB
Darius Slade DL
Damon Webb CB
Aaron Parry DL
Noah Brown WR
Sam Hubbard LB
Jalyn Holmes DL
Dante Booker LB
Johnnie Dixon WR
Stephen Collier QB
Brady Taylor OL
Kyle Trout OL
Erick Smith DB
Kosta Karageorge DL
Demetrius Knox OL

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Buckeye Knight's picture

There you go Meechy!

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ap2538's picture

Way to go Meechy!

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GoBucks10's picture

Awesome news!  11W infiltrates our beloved football team!

"Because I couldn't go for three."  - Woody Hayes

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BuckeyeVet's picture

Way to go Meechy!  If a stranger can be proud of you, I am!

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."          - Groucho Marx

"The recipient of Oyster's ONLY down vote".

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Icouldnotgofor3's picture

Congrats Meechy! Well done!

Saban on a cart eating cold pizza

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Crumb's picture

That's awesome we have the genuine article on here!!! Best wishes and good luck Mr. Knox!

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

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Knarcisi's picture

First 11W member to lose their black stripe!

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The Rill Dill's picture

----but, probably not the first to leave a brown stripe.

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QueenCityBuckeye's picture

Great news! Here's a list of players still waiting to get the black list removed for people who may be interested:

Paris Cambell RB, Terry Mclaurin WR, Jamarco Jones OL, Marcelys Jones OL, Dylan Thompson DL, Kyle Berger LB, Marshon Lattimore CB, Malik Hooker S,  and Sean Nuernberger K

Let's keep it going, boys!


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Vinsaniti's picture

Way to go! That's a lot of freshmen buckeyes. Good job Urb for getting a great class of talent!

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THE's picture

Meechy, is Urban going to let you use your 10,000 helmet stickers from here on your game helmet?

oh, and congrats!

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BayCountyBuck's picture

Congratulations to Mr. Knox and to 11W's Earle, based on the entries in the guess who loses the next black stripe gets a pair of 11W pint glasses thread- I think you too may have Congrats in order 

When I was 6 I was thinking about this rivalry. This one is seared on your soul, It's ingrained through every part of your body. -Urban Meyer

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TURD_BUCKET's picture

Way to go Meechy77. Congrats to Earle.

“Being average means you are as close to the bottom as you are to the top.” John Wooden

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DIRTYBUCK's picture

This news is DEMEECHRIUS!!!

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GoBucks713's picture

Go Big Meech!! Doing only what 9Route wishes he could do!

-The Aristocrats!

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CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Way to go Big Meechy!!  Love to hear this!!  Go Bucks!!

Faded Trey's picture

Congrats on your achievement. Losing that black stripe might be one of only a few losses during your career at tOSU. Now go out there and kick some ass in the name of Buckeye Nation.

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awlinBrutus's picture

Great Meechy!!! O H.... But am I the only one who wants know who  Kosta Karageorge is,lol


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buckeyedude's picture

It was explained on another thread within the last couple days. I'm not allowed to reveal it. You have to dig through 11W to find out. He's Urban's secret weapon, I can tell you that much.



DibbleDabble's picture

Nice job, Demetrius! 

Quick question re: black stripes.  I noticed some players only have the single black stripe on their helmets and other players have 3 black stripes (like the game day helmet without the scarlet) - what is the difference?  Go Bucks.

"Vision without execution is just hallucination."

Squirrel Master's picture

Congrats big guy! Well deserved.

I saw a UFO told me to have a goodyear!

Patriot4098's picture

Seems like this year's freshman are really gettin' after it. Or is that just me?

"Evil shenanigans!"     - Mac

Pa_snoborder's picture
Party on dudes......

One shall stand, One shall fall. -Optimus Prime

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MauricXe's picture

interesting...i thought i posted and guessed him but i dont see my post anywhere. hmm o well

congrats to mr. knox wooo

avail31678's picture

They deleted duplicate guesses saving only the first guess for each guy.  You must not have been first to guess Meechy.

MauricXe's picture

ahh that makes sense. i guess i missed knox

CTBuckeye's picture


"Because we couldn't go for three"

HotSauceCommittee's picture

Not great that our potential starting kicker hasn't lost his stripe yet.

avail31678's picture

Well, he was taking a water break..and it was during stretching...

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whiskeyjuice's picture

well done!

"Championships are not won on Saturdays in November. Championships are won on Tuesdays in August." -- Kerry Combs

umbyosu's picture

M.   E.    E.   C.   H.   Y.    !      !      !

melbournebuckeye30's picture

Congrats Meechy and KNARCISI for losing your black stripes!  From one Shadyside Tiger to another.  8 days and couting.


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Knarcisi's picture

Ha!  I was referring to Meechy, fellow Shadean.  I think you must know me!

bakerjon's picture


"You do what I cannot do. I do what you cannot do. Together we do great things"

mtrotb's picture

What about the two Jones lineman?  They should be embarrassed that 2 walk on's have beaten them in the race.


chirobuck's picture

I would be curious to see if there is a correlation between how fast you get your black stripe removed and the kind of career the kids have here.......I think I am going to start paying attention to that just purely out of curiosity


^ best post ever ^

Buckeyeneer's picture


"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes

THE Ohio State University

BeatTTUN's picture

Somewhere there is a Buckeye waiting to planted near Ohio Stadium that will grow into a Buckeye Tree with a plaque under it that has Demetrius Knox's name on it.

Go Buckeyes Beat Michigan

BUCKSOMIES's picture

Nice job Meechy,

buckguyfan1's picture

Nice job Meech, now protect this house.

BeijingBucks's picture

MEEEEEEEEEECH! way to go big man!  I'm lighting a cigar for you as I type.... [sigh] so very, very nice of you to give me a valid excuse

None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license. ~ John Milton

FitzBuck's picture

I would upvote Meechy for this if I wasn't afraid the NCAA would give OSU another two year bowl band for impermissible benefits.  

Congrats anyway Meechy.

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

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dubjayfootball90's picture

Yea buddy!!! Congrats to big Meech!!!

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

First is the black stripe, next is a pancake block.  Make that happen!  Congrats to the kid for his hard work getting recognized.

Read my entire screen name....

mfoster's picture

Let the beasts loose............

*Buckeye 4 ever*