Kicker Blake Haubeil To Miss National Championship Game After Testing Positive For COVID-19

By Colin Hass-Hill on January 11, 2021 at 5:54 pm
Blake Haubeil

Ohio State will try to win it all without its kicker.

Approximately two and a half hours prior to kickoff, Blake Haubeil revealed on Instagram he tested positive for COVID-19 and will not be able to participate in Monday's national championship game. 

"I'm extremely upset, but at the same time I'm overwhelmingly thankful to be an individual who is asymptomatic," he wrote in a post on Instagram.


Without Haubeil available, Ohio State will likely turn to freshman Jake Seibert to fill in. The first-year from Cincinnati is 13-for-13 on extra points at the college level but missed his only field-goal attempt – a 44-yarder against Indiana – of his career.

The remaining players the Buckeyes will be without on Monday night will be released in the team's status report around 7 p.m. Monday.

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