Columbus Destroyers Sign Former Ohio State Defensive End Robert Rose

By Dan Hope on May 23, 2019 at 10:03 pm
Robert Rose

The Columbus Destroyers officially have a Buckeye on their roster.

The new Arena Football League team announced the addition of former Ohio State defensive end Robert Rose to their roster on Thursday night, making Rose the first player who played his entire college football career for the Buckeyes to sign with the team.

A five-star recruit out of Cleveland's Glenville High School, Rose played for Ohio State from 2006-09. Even though his career with the Buckeyes didn't live up to expectations, he's spent time in several professional football leagues, including the NFL. 

Rose had stints with the Seattle Seahawks, Miami Dolphins and Dallas Cowboys, as well as the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He previously played in the Arena Football League for the Cleveland Gladiators and Las Vegas Outlaws, last playing for the Gladiators in 2016.

The Destroyers, who are in their first season back in the AFL as an expansion team, have lost their first four games of the season. They play their fifth game of the year on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. against the Washington Valor at Nationwide Arena. 

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