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The guy in the middle for Ohio State is a great leader

raekwon_mcmillan_webIn a somewhat surprising move, coach Urban Meyer chose three players to be Ohio State Captains for 2016 shortly after last season was finished. The coach picked players who were not only leaders on the field but those who were leaders off the field as well.

J.T. Barrett and Pat Elflein were to lead the young team on the offensive side of the ball. Middle linebacker Raekwon McMillan would take care of the defensive players and that has worked out quite well.

The Ohio State Captain has led the Buckeye defense to some impressive numbers this season. Ohio State is 24th in rushing defense nationally, and ranked No. 5 in passing defense, total defense and scoring defense.

Not too bad with 8 new starters. Also, nearly every backup defender is a freshman or sophomore.

From an individual standpoint, McMillan isn’t racking up the statistics he did his sophomore season. He only has 42 tackles the first 7 games which of the pace of the 119 McMillan had a year ago when he was All Big Ten and a second team All-American.

But those things don’t matter to the star middle linebacker. He didn’t have an ego when he stepped on campus.

To read the full article, click here: Ohio State Football: Raekwon McMillan Leader By Example

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