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Former Buckeyes Walk-On Nate Ebner Signs With New NFL Team

A closeup of an ohio state football helmet.

COLLEGE PARK, MD - NOVEMBER 17: A detail of an Ohio State Buckeyes helmet during the game against the Maryland Terrapins at Capital One Field on November 17, 2018 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)

Eight-year NFL veteran Nate Ebner is heading to the New York Giants.

Ebner has spent his first eight years in the NFL with the New England Patriots, playing primarily on special teams. He's earned a reputation as one of the best special teams players in the NFL due to his relentless pursuit on the field.

Prior to his NFL days, Ebner was a walk-on safety at Ohio State, but ended up as a scholarship player by his senior year. He was drafted in the sixth-round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots.

The 31-year-old won't see the field too often on defense in 2020. But the Giants are excited about his abilities on special teams. New York's official announcement can be found below:

The Giants' new head coach Joe Judge has plenty of connections to Ebner. The two spent plenty of years together in New England while Judge was the special teams coordinator for Bill Belichick's staff.

Now, the two are reunited once again as Judge attempts to turn things around in New York. The Giants haven't been to the NFC Playoffs since 2016. New York finished just 4-12 in the 2019 season.

Judge is certainly hoping guys like Ebner can help turn things around with the Giants.