Ohio State football made its early case for top moment of the spring season with a memorable finish to its 2017 spring game on Saturday afternoon.
Buckeyes superfan Jacob Jarvis, who suffers from muscular dystrophy, was sent into the huddle by coach Urban Meyer for the final play of the game for Team Scarlet, lining up to the right of starting quarterback J.T. Barrett. Barrett handed it off to Jarvis, who coasted into the end zone to punctuate the 44-31 Scarlet victory.
After the game, Meyer said the players suggested the idea. "This is one of the best groups of older players I've been around," he told reporters when asked about the decision to insert Jarvis on the final play.
Jarvis was warmly welcomed by the Buckeyes program three years ago during Ohio State's run to a College Football Playoff title in 2014-15. He was on the field for the Buckeyes' championship win over Clemson and got to lift the CFP trophy the day after.