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A JK Dobbins Story from Bill Landis

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September 14, 2018 at 8:40am

How lessons and loss shaped Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins - it's a little long but a nice story on JK, his father and LaGrange, TX. 

"The new stadium, finished before the 2016 season, has 2,500 seats on the newly-constructed home side. It's an erector set of metal bleachers and purple plastic stadium seats that's just large enough to fit half the total population of a town that sits in the middle of a triangle you can draw connecting Austin, Houston and San Antonio.

The extra seats were long overdue.

The former home grandstand, which fit about 700 people and was transplanted from the old stadium in a different part of town, sold out quickly every year. Some families had the same seats going back nearly 80 years. In 2015, before the expansion, the school had eight tickets left over after all of the season tickets were sold. They went on sale on August 1. On July 31, two people lined up outside the main school administration building -- one at 4 p.m. and the other at 5 p.m. -- to camp out for the public ticket sale the next day. They both planned on buying four tickets. Anyone else who showed up was told to go home.

"It's definitely a football town," said Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins.

He would know. He owned it for a few years."

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