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0-lineman Mewhort is Buckeyes’ quiet star

Matt BuckeyeInsider

High-profile players like Braxton Miller, Carlos Hyde and Ryan Shazier get the most publicity on the Ohio State football team.

Senior offensive tackle Jack Mewhort gets little attention compared to many of his teammates, but he might just be the most important player on the team.

The Buckeyes’ 6-6, 308-pound left tackle has turned in a tremendous final campaign as the anchor of an offensive line responsible for a running game producing over 300 yards per contest.

“When Jack came out (because of an injury) our offense sputtered,” said head coach Urban Meyer after Ohio State’s win over Illinois. “He’s not just a pretty good player, he’s the man. He’s the rally point, the leader.”

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