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Video: Ohio State Gives Game Ball To Young Fan With Muscular Dystrophy In An Incredibly Moving Moment

In the days leading up to the Cincinnati game last weekend, Ohio State senior tight end Jeff Heuerman couldn't sleep. He was nervous. 

The 6-foot-5, 255-pound Buckeye wasn't worried about the Bearcats' defense or the game itself, though. Heuerman was anxious about what was going to take place in the Ohio State locker room following the contest. 

After Ohio State's 50-28 win against Cincinnati, Heuerman, with the aid of Urban Meyer, presented the game ball in the Buckeyes' locker room to a young fan named Jacob who's dealing with muscular dystrophy. 

It was an awesome moment. 

"This is one of the more special things I've got to do while at Ohio State; is hand Jacob this game ball," Heuerman said. "My favorite part of winning this game is being able to do this."

Sports can be so much bigger than what happens on the field. Well done, Buckeyes.