Another Ohio State freshman lost his black stripe on Wednesday, and the Buckeyes found a creative way to reveal the news.
Magician Carl Michael visited the Ohio State football team on Wednesday, and during a magic show inside the team meeting room, Bryson Shaw was called upon to help out with a trick. At the end of the trick, Shaw's helmet was revealed under the table, and Ohio State director of player development came up to the front of the room to announce that Shaw's stripe would be removed.
“This player has been extremely consistent all of camp, busts his butt,” Stamper said. “Whatever we ask, he does it.”
A three-star safety recruit out of Potomac, Maryland, Shaw is competing to potentially earn playing time on special teams as a freshman. He's been a part of the "Dream Team," the punt block team in practice, and his stripe removal after just his 11th practice as a Buckeye suggests that he is making a real push for playing time in that phase of the game.
Shaw becomes the eighth Ohio State freshman to lose his black stripe this year and the fourth to shed his stripe among those were not early enrollees, joining Harry Miller, Jameson Williams and Cade Stover.
|NAME||POSITION||YEAR||DATE OF REMOVAL|
|LOGAN HITTLE||LB||RS JR||MARCH 21|
|CADE KACHERSKI||LB||RS FR||MARCH 21|
|BEN SCHMIESING||LB||RS FR||MARCH 21|
|JUSTIN FIELDS||QB||SO||MARCH 25|
|DARRYL SINCLAIR||CB||RS SO||MARCH 25|
|MAX WRAY||OL||RS FR||APRIL 1|
|RYAN BATSCH||SAF||RS FR||APRIL 1|
|GARRETT WILSON||WR||FR||APRIL 8|
|AUSTIN KUTSCHER||WR||RS FR||APRIL 8|
|ZACH HARRISON||DE||FR||APRIL 12|
|JONAH JACKSON||OL||RS SR||AUG. 6|
|HARRY MILLER||OL||FR||AUG. 8|
|JAMESON WILLIAMS||WR||FR||AUG. 8|
|RYAN JACOBY||OL||FR||AUG. 12|
|MARCUS CROWLEY||RB||FR||AUG. 12|
|CADE STOVER||LB||FR||AUG. 13|
|BRYSON SHAW||SAF||FR||AUG. 14|