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In case you missed it, former Ohio State receiver Ted Ginn, Jr. is calling it a career after a very underrated and very productive 14-year career in the NFL.
But before he did some pretty cool things at the highest level, Ginn was developing on the banks of the Olentangy as perhaps the fastest player to ever don the scarlet and gray. He came to Ohio State as a highly sought-after 5-star cornerback prospect but was turned into a wide receiver and kick returner because of his big-play ability and speed. He did not disappoint.
Well, unless you were a Michigan fan that is. You remember it well probably. It was dubbed the “Game of the Century” when No. 1 OSU hosted No. 2 Michigan in late November of 2006. The Buckeyes would go on to win the game 42-39 in large part because of the exploits of Ginn.
All the former Buckeye speedster did was catch eight passes for 104 yards and one touchdown — one of them a 39-yard strike over the top from quarterback Troy Smith. He kept several drives alive and even recovered the final on-side kick attempt to seal the game.
Get a look at some of his highlights from that game thanks to the Ohio State on BTN Twitter account below.
I have to admit, Ginn was one of my favorite players to watch ever. He could get into high gear in a blink of an eye and run past anyone. You always had the feeling he could take a play all the way at any time, and often did.
Good luck in your future endeavors Ginn. Whatever it is, we’re sure you’ll do it at breakneck speed, just like you played the game.