Skip to main content

College GameDay Profiles Ohio State's Writing Campaign To Families Of Fallen Soldiers

Ohio State football has been doing something very impressive off the field.

OSU players were asked to write letters to the families' of fallen soldiers and express their appreciation. ESPN's College GameDay profiled this awesome endeavor, with a focus on Buckeye linebacker Nick Conner.

Conner wrote his letter to the family of Army Captain Nick Rozanski. Rozanski, an Ohio State alum and die-hard fan, was killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan in April 2012 at age 36.

"He was one of the people who was in the stadium before the band came out, and he wanted to stay until 'Carmen Ohio,'" Ruzanski's widow Jenny said in the feature.

Conner and Jenny Rozanski each read parts of the letter on ESPN.

"I had to think about all the things he gave up. He gave up his children, his family, just to protect everyday Americans," Conner said.

The video can be found below. It is absolutely worth your time.

Ohio State plays at Maryland today. Game time is set for 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

The Buckeyes need to take care of business today and against Michigan State next week in roder to set up a showdown for the Big Ten East against Michigan on Nov. 26.