Nate Ebner Takes Leave of Absence from the New England Patriots to Train for the 2016 Olympic Rugby Team

By D.J. Byrnes on March 15, 2016 at 12:35p
Nate Ebner will play in the Olympics.
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Big Ten Champion. Super Bowl champion. Olympic rugby champion?

Such could be the path for former Ohio State safety Nate Ebner, who was recently retained for the 2016 season by the New England Patriots (the team that drafted him with a sixth-round pick in the 2012 draft).

The Patriots also tweeted out a statement supporting Ebner in his quest.

It's possible Ebner is a better rugby player than football player, which should bode well for Ohio State's chances down in Rio de Janeiro this summer:

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