Calf Strain Sidelines Linebacker Austin Spitler for Camp

Calf Strain Sidelines Linebacker Austin Spitler for Camp

Audtin Spitler Senior Buckeye Linebacker

Calf Strain Sidelines Linebacker Austin Spitler for Camp

The Bellbrook High School standout linebacker Austin Spitler has had to wait a long time to get his chance to start, sitting behind All-American James Laurinaitis. And now he will have to wait a little bit longer as he strained a calf muscle during practice on Monday and will need to sit out until the first or second game of the season.

By Steve Patterson

Spitler was first on the depth chart at middle linebacker with Ross Homan and Tyler Moeller on the outside. Now Homan is the only for sure starter with Brian Rolle, Andrew Sweat, Etienne Sabino, and Storm Klein looking to secure a position for the Fall.

The 6’3” 235lbs linebacker has been with the program since 2005 when he redshirted. He has played the majority of his time on special teams getting to see action last year at linebacker on several occasions. He suffered a sprained knee against Troy in 2008 but came back to play against Michigan State where he recovered a fumble by the Buckeyes on a punt return.

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Jan 1st Rose Bowl v Washington
Pasadena
ESPN 5:00pm ET
28-23

Sep. 1 Oregon State Beavers
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH Noon ET
77-31

Sep. 8 Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH 3:30pm ET
52-3

Sep. 15 at TCU Horned Frogs
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
40-28

Sep. 22 Tulane Green Wave
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH
49-6

Sep. 29 at Penn State Nittany Lions
Beaver Stadium, University Park, PA
27-26

Oct. 6 Indiana Hoosiers (HC)
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH 3:30/4pm ET
49-26

Oct. 13 Minnesota Golden Gophers
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH
30-14

Oct. 20 at Purdue Boilermakers
Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, IN
20-49

Nov. 3 Nebraska Cornhuskers
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH Time 12:00pm
36-31

Nov. 10 at Michigan State Spartans
Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI Time TBA
26-6

Nov. 17 at Maryland Terrapins
Maryland Stadium, College Park, MD Time TBA
52-51

Nov. 24 Michigan Wolverines
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH Noon ET
62-39

Dec. 1 Big Ten Championship Game
Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN 8:00pm ET
45-24