Mask Off: Tracy Sprinkle's Journey of Patience, Perseverance and Purpose

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Trebor40's picture

Thank you Mr. Sprinkle, it has been a pleasure! 

Whatever the outcome Buckeye Nation will be there for you and with you! 

I would rather be on hand with 10 men then elsewhere with 10,000 - Timur Lenk

stxbuck's picture

Great article. I think people like Tracy Sprinkle who find a way to grind in this world and cherish their family are far better inspirations for the Buckeyes than Goldman-Sachs.

sharks's picture

Man, this is a well-written piece; good work, rook.

Now we know the "How She Gon Eat" story too. The Lounge (you know what I'm talking about) is still around, so stay out of Lorain, big man.

A man got to have a code...

SweetBabyDave's picture

Yes, that was an inspiring and encouraging piece.  Thank you to both Mr. Sprinkle and the author for sharing.

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

DefendYoungstown's picture

I thought he was done after the "Grown 'n' Sexy" incident.  Mr Sprinkle has righted the ship and is sailing off into the sunset.  Keep up the good work, great read as well.

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

niblick's picture

jesus christ that 2013 class was ridiculous, 2 NFL roy's lol

Earle's picture

Nice to see how Tracy has Grown into a positive role model.  Don't bet against him landing a spot on an NFL roster.  Either way, he looks like he's set up for success in life.

Fatpants's picture

Fun fact: he comes from the same high school as Les Miles

PG <3 PG

Hovenaut's picture

The strongest armor is that which has been battle tested, and tested beyond the field.

Admire the patience, perseverance, and purpose, Tracy Sprinkle - may life lead you far.

Great read.

XBrax1's picture

Sprinkle some pain on 'em in the NFL Tracy!

Stop abandoning the running backs.

mcbuckeye2's picture

One of my favorite Buckeyes. Best of luck chasing your dreams Tracy!

Go Bucks

Buck68's picture

" the one who has endured to the end who will be...."

CowCat's picture

I really enjoyed this article.  An I’m depth and thorough look into who these players are as people. Inspiring.

Best of luck to Tracy as he grinds on.

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

BrownBuckeye's picture

Great read!

Lead, follow, or get out of my way!


Major H's picture

An amazing story that fills in a lot of gaps. Best of luck moving forward, Tracy. FIVE pairs of gold pants - how cool is that?

I'd rather be an hour early than a minute late.

0H-10's picture

Thanks, Mr. Sprinkle for your testimony; and thanks for sharing his story with us Harry! Very well done!


brutus360's picture

He done grown.

"Age wrinkles the body, quitting wrinkles the soul" Woody Hayes

BuckeyeinFlorida's picture

Best of luck young man. You are very capable. Buckeye for life. Thanks for everything.

GlassCityBuckeyes's picture

The Phoenix. Just when you think he's done, look whos back, reinvented and better then ever.

bonebuck's picture

Awesome career Tracy. Love to know that you have Jesus in your life. His mom sounds like an awesome Christian. Best wishes in the NFL!!!

ScarletGray43157's picture

Why the DVs for that comment?

In old Ohio there's a team that's known throughout the land...

Meek's picture

Why the UVs for that comment?

- OSU ISE -+-  Premium Banter -+- OH48 80k -

See you in Indy!

buckzilla1's picture

Scarlet, Meek come on y'all,  you know it's the off season.

You never lose to those pricks. Ever. Ever. Urban Frank Meyer

AnnArborsBuckeye's picture

I really enjoyed this piece! Thanks for sharing!

Get dumped then

BornAndBredABuck's picture

Great story, and very well-written, Harry. Best of luck as you pursue your dreams, Tracy!

"Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect." -- Woody Hayes

buckzilla1's picture

I can not believe that he will go undrafted. He has the ability to be an NFL vet of 10 plus years. Watch what happens at the WHC when scouts come to watch. Seriously. He is what the NFL looks for in a DT.  Fast, great motor, run stuffer and Larry Johnson trained.  How she gonna eat? Big time, soon as Grown and Sexy gets paid. He is Kawaan Short without the googly eyes. 

You never lose to those pricks. Ever. Ever. Urban Frank Meyer

Steelydan54's picture

Tracy, may the Lord Bless you with health and a strong sense of purpose as you pursue your goals. 


MAVBuck's picture

Very well done, Harry. Looking forward to more write-ups like this.

Chrisjvaz's picture

Wow god is good. Football is a great game but life, man oh man through the ups and downs, there is so much to live for. 

Peace and Love 

Chris V

sidz-z's picture

Great story, hope nothing but the best for this young man, whether it's a future in football or not, love his outlook and know he will make a difference.

Good player's make the play's they're suppose to, great player's make the play's they're NOT !!!