Tragedy struck over the weekend as former Buckeye fullback Tyrone Harrison was killed in Piscataway, New Jersey after he was hit by a drag racer while walking along the road.
Harrison was 49 years old, and leaves behind a career as a vice principal at New Brunswick High School, where he "demonstrated a strong commitment to supporting students who face life challenges, especially those for whom others have lost hope," according to a brief biography on the school's website.
As a fullback at Ohio State, Harrison the ball 24 times for 92 yards during the 1989 and 1990 seasons, adding one reception for 10 yards.
Even as an alum, his love for Buckeye football was clear to everyone who knew him. His Facebook page is full of photographs from Ohio State football games he attended and his Buckeye pride rubbed off on those around him.
"He always showed tremendous pride in Ohio State," New Brunswick High School Athletic Director Craig Lowery told My Central Jersey. "He always would talk about playing in the Horseshoe, and how he wanted to have a connection and pipeline to Ohio State."
Police are still actively seeking information regarding individuals involved in the drag race, according to My Central Jersey. The driver of the car that hit Harrison fled the scene.