Most college football players use bye weeks to rest up for the stretch run. Some use the extra time off to heal up from injury.
Sadly, one member of the Ohio State football program spent this past bye week mourning the loss of a close family member.
The father of Buckeyes linebacker Curtis Grant, Curtis Grant Sr., passed away this past weekend in Richmond, Va., of what’s only being called a brief illness. The elder Grant was 52 years old.
Grant, obviously, has been away from the team since his father’s death, attending the funeral Monday. Head coach Urban Meyer said he expects the junior to be back with the team this week and play in this Saturday’s game against Iowa.
“I’ve talked to him a lot and he’s actually doing better,” fellow LB Ryan Shazier told the media yesterday. “I’ve been talking to him and telling him that we’re all here for him and if he needs anything, I’ve got him.”
Grant has started every game this season and is second to Shazier in tackles.
Our condolences go out to Grant and his family on their loss.