COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 7: Fans congratulate the Ohio State Buckeyes as they leave the field following their 42-7 victory over the San Diego State Aztecs at Ohio Stadium on September 7, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Following Ohio State’s convincing win over Michigan State, head coach Urban Meyer dedicated the game ball to someone very special.In the locker room, Meyer dedicated the game ball to William White, a former Ohio State star and the father of current Buckeyes defender Brendon White.The following day, Brendon White presented the special ball to his father at a team meeting.William White was recently diagnosed with ALS.”This is a family. Family is for life.”After yesterday’s game, @OSUCoachMeyer presented the game ball to William White, and today @therealestbw0 presented it to his dad.➡️ To donate to help the fight to end ALS, visit https://t.co/1ACR5ub8NR or text “Kick ALS” to 41444. pic.twitter.com/7cEQI7y1q0— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) November 11, 2018William White played at Ohio State in the mid-1980s before being drafted by the Detroit Lions in 1988.White played 11 seasons in the NFL. His final game as a professional was Super Bowl XXXIII for the Atlanta Falcons.Ohio State had little trouble beating Michigan State this past weekend.The Buckeyes drew first blood with a TD pass from Dwayne Haskins to Parris Campbell in the second quarter.The Spartans responded with two field goals, but afterwards were shut out as Ohio State scored 19 unanswered points to win 26-6.
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