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Former Ohio State Football Star Opens Up About Getting Shot

Ohio State's Haskell Garrett looks to tackle Alabama RB Najee Harris.

MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - JANUARY 11: Najee Harris #22 of the Alabama Crimson Tide rushes ahead of Haskell Garrett #92 of the Ohio State Buckeyes during the third quarter of the College Football Playoff National Championship game at Hard Rock Stadium on January 11, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Nearly two years ago, the Ohio State football program received troubling news when a Buckeyes player was shot.

Buckeyes senior defensive lineman Haskell Garrett was the victim of a gunshot wound before the 2020 season kicked off. Police found Garrett after spotting a trail of blood and shell casings in the 400 block of Chittenden Avenue off Ohio State's campus.

Surprisingly, Garrett still managed to see the field in 2020 and again in 2021. Now, he's off to the NFL draft, where he'll likely be selected during the weekend.

Before he hears his name called, though, Garrett made an appearance on 'Good Morning Football.' During the appearance, he was asked about the incident and how he managed to get back onto the field.

""I wasn't going to let something like this distract me or get me off course from what was destined for me, and that was to be the starting DT at

"I wasn't going to let something like this distract me or get me off course from what was destined for me, and that was to be the starting DT at @ohiostatefb."

The story of how @HaskellGarrett returned to the field after a life threatening incident is inspiring. (via @gmfb) pic.twitter.com/IJyl2z9FYj

— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) April 26, 2022

">@ohiostatefb," he said.

Garrett showed incredible drive to get back onto the field just a few months after he was shot. He then managed his best collegiate season in 2021 when he racked up 5.5 sacks for the Buckeyes.

Pretty soon, he'll be lining up on Sundays.