The Ohio State Football family lost one of its own before the Big Ten Championship game. Kosta Karageorge was found dead near campus after having been reported missing days earlier. The team was playing with heavy hearts and defensive tackle Michael Bennett decided to wear Karageorge’s number 53 to honor his teammate.
Then Buckeyes beat Wisconsin 59-0.
So once again, on New Year’s Day, Michael Bennett will wear number 53 to both honor Karageorge and give the Buckeyes a bit of a boost against the Alabama Crimson Tide.
#Buckeyes DL Michael Bennett plans on wearing No. 53 again for the Sugar Bowl. pic.twitter.com/Qq9OGTAEs4
— Kevin Noon (@Kevin_Noon) December 29, 2014