Mount Vernon grad Doup sees first action as Buckeye
Tuesday, October 1st
By BILL DAVIS
News Sports Editor
COLUMBUS — Dreams do come true.
Mount Vernon High School grad Russell Doup, in his fourth year as a member of the Ohio State Buckeyes, saw his first playing time Sept. 21 against Florida A&M. Playing on special teams, Doup took part on several punt and kickoff coverage plays, then entered the game at safety during the final series of the Buckeyes’ 76-0 blowout win.
He was even involved in the final tackle of the game.
“It was crazy,” Doup told the News. “I wasn’t nervous. I really felt pretty comfortable out there.”
In this undated photo, Ohio State safety and Mount Vernon High School grad Russell Doup waits on the sidelines during a game. Doup saw his first in-game action on Sept. 21 against Florida A&M. (Photo courtesy The Ohio State University)
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