Former Ohio State football standout Mike Kudla has reportedly passed away. The former Buckeyes' defensive lineman was just 34.
Nicholas A. Kovach, a producer for FOX 8 News, tweeted out the tragic news. Kudla reportedly passed away over the weekend on Sunday.
"R.I.P. Mike Kudla. The Highland High School and Ohio State University Graduate and Former Football Star Passed Away Sunday at the Age of 34," he tweeted.
Kudla is an Ohio native. He grew up in the Medina, Ohio area.
The defensive lineman was a four-star recruit coming out of high school. He was ranked the No. 7 defensive end and No. 110 overall recruit in the country by 247Sports.
Ohio State wrote the following of Kudla back in 2016:
"Mike Kudla, a former Ohio State football standout and former managing director of development at Fisher College of Business, is the chief operating officer and senior vice president for Hplex Solutions Inc. Hplex Solutions is a premier healthcare development company that specializes in real estate development, owner representative services, real estate and business consulting and property management. Hplex Solutions has developed more than $3.5 billion in healthcare real estate and manages more than 4 million square feet of healthcare real estate."
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Kudla. May he rest in peace.
Update: Mike's high school has released a statement on the tragic news. You can read it below: