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Former Ohio State receiver named South Carolina coach

Few Ohio State football fans will remember Mike Furrey from his playing days for the Buckeyes, but Furrey set receiving records after he transferred to Northern Iowa. Furrey also went on to have an excellent professional career, which saw him have a cup of coffee with the Indianapolis Colts and then played a role with the Las Vegas Outlaws in the first edition of the XFL.

After the XFL folded, Furrey earned All-Arena honors with the New York Dragons of the Arena Football League and his elite play gave him another shot in the NFL, where he actually started in the defensive backfield for the Los Angeles Rams.

After a stint with the Rams, Furrey landed with the Detroit Lions, where he started both in the defensive backfield and at receiver, while also leading the NFC in receptions with 98 in 2006. Furrey spent one season with the Cleveland Browns, where he again played on both sides of the football. Furrey ended his professional career with the Washington Redskins.

In addition to being a well-traveled player, Furrey became a well-traveled coach as well. Furrey spent time as a head coach at Kentucky Christian and Limestone and also as a positional coach at Marshall and for the Chicago Bears.  It was announced today that Furrey would land his next gig in the SEC with South Carolina.

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