Ohio State Defensive End Jonathon Cooper Will Play One More Game This Season Before Taking Redshirt

By Kevin Harrish on November 26, 2019 at 12:55 pm
Jonathon cooper will play in one more game.

Buckeye fans will see Jonathon Cooper play one more game this season – it's just not clear which one.

Ohio State announced last week that the starting defensive end and team captain will redshirt this year and return for a fifth season next year after injuries kept him sidelined much of this season, hampering his draft stock.

But that news doesn't end his season just yet.

Cooper has appeared in just three games so far this season, playing against Nebraska, Michigan State and Northwestern, meaning he is still able to play a fourth game and still take a redshirt season.

That's an opportunity Ohio State plans to take advantage of, even if they aren't quite sure of the specifics just yet.

"Certainly he's going to play in another game this year," Day said in his weekly press conference. "We just don't know exactly which one yet."

That leaves the Buckeyes with some decisions to make.

Ohio State has one regular season game remaining against Michigan, following by a Big Ten Championship game against either Wisconsin or Minnesota. The Buckeyes could have two more games following that if they make the College Football Playoff and win a semifinal game.

Cooper will be available to play in any of those games – but only one of them.

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