Family of Ohio State tight end recaps “insane” season

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Ohio State Tight End

Ohio State shocked the college football world by beating No.1 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl.

Paul Heuerman, father of Ohio State Tight End Jeff Heuerman, couldn’t believe it.

“Insane,” said Heuerman. “It was like the Alabama game, the Wisconsin game — Are we really winning this?”

Jeff Heuerman, a Barron Collier alum, now has a chance to win a national championship in his final game of his college career.

“This is a dream come true for him,” said Paul Heuerman.

Down the stretch, the odds seemed to be stacked against Ohio State.

“It’s been an amazing run,”  said Heuerman. “Especially when you have a relatively new quarterback.”

The Buckeyes’ first two starting quarterbacks were both injured this season. They beat Alabama with their third-string Quarterback, Cardale Jones.

“If they win the national championship?” said Heuerman, “I cannot imagine.. We’re still digesting the Alabama win.”

Jeff Heuerman suffered an ankle injury in the first quarter of the Sugar Bowl, but is probable for Monday’s National Championship against Oregon.

The NCAA just approved a stipend of $1,250 per parent to cover travel expenses of players’ families.

“I think it’s good for the parents but I think it’s even better for the kids,” said Heuerman. “It’s good for them to know that dad or mom are in the stands and see them–that’s the value of it.”

The Heuerman family will be on hand to watch Jeff play in Monday’s National Championship.

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