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Photo: Former Ohio State Running Back Maurice Clarett Spoke To Kentucky Thursday

A closeup of an Ohio State football helmet with Buckeyes stickers.

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 03: Ohio State Buckeyes helmets sit in the endzone prior to the Discover Orange Bowl against the Clemson Tigers at Sun Life Stadium on January 3, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Former Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett, who helped lead the team to a national championship back in 2002, has had his share of ups and downs in life. Clarett, who was once looked at as one of the top NFL prospects, ran himself out of Columbus, failed to make an NFL roster and later found himself in numerous legal troubles. But in recent years, he's become somewhat of an inspiration. Clarett, who has turned his life around, is now a motivational speaker.

Thursday, Clarett joined Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops down in Lexington. The former star running back spoke to UK's football players, sharing his experiences. Stoops thanked Clarett on Twitter after the event. Very cool.

">@ReeseClarett13. He spoke from the heart! pic.twitter.com/MOeIoyWxUL

— Mark Stoops (@UKCoachStoops)

Great message to our team tonight from @ReeseClarett13. He spoke from the heart! pic.twitter.com/MOeIoyWxUL

— Mark Stoops (@UKCoachStoops) July 24, 2015

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