Ohio State celebrates special friend of team at end of spring game
Spring football games are mostly nondescript — designed to get players reps and entertain fans, without giving away too much actual football strategy.
While Ohio State’s spring game was mostly forgettable Saturday (save for the fact that players weren’t allowed to tackle), there was one unforgettable moment at the game’s end.
On the final play, the Buckeyes elected to make a special hand-off to 17-year-old Jacob Jarvis, who suffers from a rare disorder known as Duchenne muscular dystrophy. As you’ll see below, that didn’t keep him from scoring a touchdown:
No one's stopping Jacob Jarvis on this game-winning @OhioStateFB TD run.
Look at that face! https://t.co/73P0UeQloA
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) April 15, 2017
According to a profile from a few years earlier, Jarvis has been around the team since 2013, including the magical run to the Buckeyes’ victory in the 2015 college football playoff.
Even better, according to coach Urban Meyer, it was his own players who approached him with the idea of giving Jarvis his magical moment.
— Tino Bovenzi (@TinoBovenzi) April 15, 2017
Several teams still have spring games left. But it’s hard to imagine there would be a more memorable moment.