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Former four-star Ohio State lineman officially lands at Colorado State

Joey O'Connor

Nearly two months after stating publicly that he would be transferring back to his home state, Joey O’Connor has done just that.

Colorado State announced via a press release that the offensive lineman has been accepted to the university and will join the football team for the 2013 season.  O’Connor comes back to the state where he played his high school football after spending the 2012 season at Ohio State.

“We are very excited to welcome Joey O’Connor to Colorado State University and to our football family,” said head coach Jim McElwain in a statement. “He has chosen to come back to Colorado, and be closer to home, and the fact that he chose Colorado State speaks volumes about this university and the outstanding things happening in our football program.”

O’Connor will have to sit out the 2013 season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules, and will have three years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2014.

A four-star member of the Buckeyes’ 2012 recruiting class, O’Connor was rated by as the No. 12 offensive tackle in the nation and the No. 2 player at any position in the state of Colorado.  He suffered a knee injury during summer camp and sat out the entire 2012 season as a redshirt.

(Photo credit: Ohio State athletics)

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5 Responses to “Former four-star Ohio State lineman officially lands at Colorado State”
  1. effjohntaylornorelation says: Mar 27, 2013 9:36 PM

    I think you meant to to point out that he was rated the number two player at any position on Colorado…not Ohio.

  2. thefiesty1 says: Mar 27, 2013 11:17 PM

    How so you like that, coach Meyer?

  3. 10kmp says: Mar 28, 2013 10:44 AM

    @the fiesty1

    “How so you like that, coach Meyer?”

    Ohio State does not worry about or concern itself with the likes of Colorado State on the football field or in the living room. Joey O’Connor was a very good high school football player who opted to play college football too far away from home. While getting a kid like O’Conner is a recruiting coup for a program like Colorado State, he was just another talented player in a long line of talented players at Ohio State. In other words, Meyer isn’t losing any sleep over this…

  4. 2011bcschamps says: Mar 30, 2013 1:33 PM


    You may not fear Colorado State, but fearing Bama might be a good idea. Remember what they did to Meyer’s Florida Gator’s the last time he faced Bama.

  5. CBFAN says: Apr 1, 2013 4:54 PM


    LOL… who said anything about Bama on this thread.

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