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Ohio State's Nick Bosa Writes A Letter To Buckeye Nation

Nick Bosa celebrates a sack during game against Michigan.

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 26: Nick Bosa #97 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates a sack against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Ohio State DL Nick Bosa may not have been on the field for the bulk of the Buckeyes' 2018 season, but it looks like he really wishes he was.

On Sunday morning, Bosa published "A Letter to Buckeye Nation" in The Players' Tribune, thanking the team for all of the memories and lamenting the injury that cost him time this season.

I remember sitting in Coach Johnson’s office after finding out that I’d need bilateral abdominal surgery. And man, we just started getting tears in our eyes….. because we knew what that type of surgery could mean. We knew it could mean I’d never play another snap in 2018. We knew it could mean the playoffs, Rose Bowl, Michigan game — off the table.

Most of all, though, we knew it could mean that my time as a Buckeye football player was over.

And when my surgeon confirmed all of that the following week….. what can I even say here, you know? I was CRUSHED.

I was just crushed. End of story.

Bosa mentioned head coach Urban Meyer, defensive line coach Larry Johnson, and his teammates for being a part of his life at Ohio State.

Coach Meyer is someone who I can truly say got the best out of me — and I can never thank him enough for that. The same goes for Coach Mick, our strength guy. I owe both those men so much for how they’ve helped me to develop as a player and as a person.

Then there’s my position coach, Coach Johnson. I don’t even know how to put into words the appreciation I have for that man. He’s a one-in-a-million type of person — one of the most caring people I’ve ever been around. Coach J genuinely loves every single one of his players. We love him back.

And then last but for sure not least, I need to thank all of my D-line guys. Being in our D-line room, day-in and day-out, with some of my best friends…. I think I’m going to miss that the most. I will always be proud of everything that we accomplished on the field. But the bonds we built together in that room — those will last our lifetimes.

Bosa announced after sustaining the injury against TCU in September that he would be leaving the Buckeyes to prepare for the 2019 NFL Draft.

Many outlets are indicating that Bosa will be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, regardless of which team gets the pick at the end of the season.

Bosa finished his college career with 17.5 sacks, 29 tackles for loss, and 77 tackles.