The Ohio State Buckeyes are without question one of the most popular teams in football, and they are also the defending champions of college football. Cardale Jones was the third-string quarterback heading into last season, but after injuries to both Braxton Miller and J.T. Barrett he became the man that led them to a title. He is now considered a star around the nation, and has also made a name for himself off-the-field.
One of the ways that he has become popular off-the-field is by proclaiming his crush on UFC fighter Ronda Rousy and making it very public. He did that once again by sporting a Rousey shirt while checking into the Buckeyes’ training camp hotel.
Cardale checks in. pic.twitter.com/QreDg4Eyp6
— Tony Gerdeman (@TonyGerdeman) August 9, 2015
Jones has been very vocal about Rousey on Twitter, and has even gone so far as to ask her what she was doing after the ESPY’s red carpet event. She declined his obvious invitation to hang out, but did make a special video reply just for him. He has said that he has a major crush on her, but that he is also a bit scared of her with her reputation for being one of the most dominant female fighters ever.
All of that being said, you should expect to see more from Jones about his crush in the future. He isn’t going to give up easily, and it is obvious that this has become more of an obsession than a crush.