Ohio State Buckeye becomes first to make Super Bowl history

Many of you devoted readers have probably never heard of Jeff Heuerman, but the former Ohio State Buckeye is now the answer to an interesting trivia question.

Per NBC Sports, Heuerman, now a tight end for the Denver Broncos, is the first player to win both a Super Bowl and a College Football Playoff national championship, having won one with Ohio State in 2014.

Granted, Heuerman didn’t play a down for the Broncos in their 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 yesterday, nor for the entire 2015 season. That is because the 2015 third-round pick tore his ACL in rookie camp just weeks after being drafted, so this accomplishment has something of an asterisk attached.

Just the same, with the College Football Playoff now established for the long term, it’s going to be interesting to see which soon-to-be-former college players join Heuerman in what could wind up being quite an exclusive club.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports

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