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A.J. Hawk's Message To Ohio State Ahead Of The College Football Playoff

A former Buckeye legend has a message for Ohio State ahead of Saturday.

A.J. Hawk, former Ohio State star linebacker and NFL veteran, wrote a piece for The Players' Tribune, talking about the significance of football in the state of Ohio.

In it, he delivers a message to the Buckeyes ahead of their College Football Playoff Fiesta Bowl showdown vs. Clemson.


I know that’s cliche, but it’s true: remember to enjoy the process. Every part of it.

Don’t get too caught up in all the hype. The truth is, it’s not life or death what you’re doing out there. If you feel anxious or nervous, remember that that’s a good thing. It means that you are passionate about the great spectacle that is college football. Win or lose, all us former players have your back no matter what.

If you do win it all, the championship isn’t going to solve all your problems. Your life will go on. Eventually, you’ll leave Columbus for the real world. You’ll still have all the same little problems. Your life won’t be perfect.

You can read his full piece here.