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Grieving OSU LB Curtis Grant loses dad

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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.

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7 Responses to “Grieving OSU LB Curtis Grant loses dad”
  1. amosalanzostagg says: Oct 15, 2013 9:23 AM


  2. mauricehodapp says: Oct 15, 2013 9:42 AM

    It really sucks to see a guy lose his dad at such a young age.

  3. bstras2809 says: Oct 15, 2013 9:53 AM

    Prayers lifted.

  4. thegamecocker says: Oct 15, 2013 10:34 AM

    Thoughts and prayers with this young man and his Family.

  5. v2the4 says: Oct 15, 2013 1:01 PM

    sad for all…condolences to the young man and his family..

    so sad to go at such a young age, and then we hear about the umpire who just worked the NCLS died of a heart attack at 48….wow…..

    thank God for everyday for allowing you to see another day!

  6. v2the4 says: Oct 15, 2013 1:02 PM

    the NLCS that is

  7. Deb says: Oct 15, 2013 2:53 PM

    Deepest condolences to Grant and his family. How sad to lose his father so young. Seems as though a lot of college players have been tested by tragedy this season.

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