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Ohio State Football Loses Staff Member To The NFL

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)

Ohio State's football program has lost a staff member to the NFL.

Curtis Knox, who joined the Buckeyes earlier this year as a player personnel and recruiting assistant, has reportedly gained a job in the pros.

The assistant announced the move in a since-deleted tweet.

“In light of the recent activity at The Ohio State University and the uncertainty of the ongoing investigation, I’ve made the tough decision to leave the football staff,” Knox wrote. “I have been offered a scouting position with the NFL Combine staff and National Football Scouting (NFS). I couldn’t be more blessed and the timing just seems right to take advantage of this opportunity to jump ranks back to the NFL. I want to thank The Ohio State University for the opportunity and experience gained during my time with the program. It was a very tough decision, but my moral values and family influence helped lean me toward this move. God Bless and Go Bucks!”

Knox is a graduate of Texas Tech.

He had been at Ohio State since March.

OSU opens its 2018 season on Sept. 1 against Oregon State.