Ohio State Tight End Jeremy Ruckert Will Attend Big Ten Media Days In Place of Chris Olave

By Dan Hope on July 20, 2021 at 12:41 pm
Jeremy Ruckert

Ohio State has made a change to its list of player representatives for this week's Big Ten Media Days.

Tight end Jeremy Ruckert will now be one of Ohio State's three player representatives in Indianapolis alongside offensive tackle Thayer Munford and defensive end Zach Harrison. Wide receiver Chris Olave, who was originally scheduled to make the trip, will no longer be attending.

No specific reason for the change was provided, but an Ohio State spokesperson said “all is good and there are no issues” and that Olave was at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center for team photos on Tuesday morning.

Ruckert is in line to be Ohio State's No. 1 tight end this season after splitting snaps with Luke Farrell over the past three years. A true senior, Ruckert is one of college football's most talented tight ends and is among the frontrunners to be a captain for the Buckeyes this year.

Harrison, Munford and Ruckert will all meet with reporters at Lucas Oil Stadium from 1:15-2:15 p.m. Friday, when Ryan Day will also have a press conference from 12:30-12:45 p.m. and an additional interview session from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

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