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C.J. Stroud uses platform to help veteran make it to Super Bowl

If you followed the Ohio State football program during the time that former quarterback C.J. Stroud was becoming a two-time Heisman finalist, you know that the current Houston Texans quarterback was as good of a person off the field as he was player on it.

He hasn’t lost the understanding and picture of life as he has transitioned to the NFL either, and we just got further proof of that. On Thursday, Stroud announced a partnership with USAA and the Air & Space Forces Association to provide Marine Corps veteran and Purple Heart recipient Craig Mazeska an all-expenses paid trip to Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas.

For his part, Stroud was more than happy to be a part of this charitable effort.

“Beyond football, my family is one of the most influential parts of my life, and I especially appreciate the lessons learned from my loved ones who have served in the military,” Stroud said in a press release from USAA. “Like some in my family, Marine Corps veteran Sergeant Craig Mazeska selflessly served our country, so I’m honored to join USAA and the Air & Space Forces Association to send Sergeant Mazeska and his son to the Super Bowl in Las Vegas, where I look forward to meeting them.”

Stroud gets it’s great to see one of the game’s youngest, rising stars be one whale of an ambassador for the Ohio State football program.

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