The College Football season ended this past Monday night, January 12, at ‘Jerry World’. The momentum enriched Ohio State Buckeyes faced Heisman winner, Marcus Mariota’s Oregon Ducks. Oregon came into the game favored by a touchdown, but Ohio, led by third string quarterback Cardale Jones, shocked the world by more than doubling Oregon’s score. The final score of the first ever College Football Playoff National Championship game was 42-20, a strong Buckeye victory.
It was only Ohio State’s head coach, Urban Meyer’s third year at the Buckeye’s after leaving Florida, and he managed to win a National Championship. This makes him and Alabama’s Nick Saban the only two coaches to ever win a National Championship at two different Universities. To make this victory that much harder for Meyer: he had his third string quarterback in, but looking back on it, Cardale Jones could have been first string all along.
What does Ohio State winning the big game have to do with All Saints? BIG MEECH! Our 2014 All American High School Football graduate, Demetrius Knox, is a member of the Buckeye football team. Although he did not play, the fact that the National Champs selected him to even be a part of the team speaks millions about how All Saints raises our athletes. He told Coach Beck, “It was a great experience to be able to sit back this year and learn from the older guys in front of me and the coaches that we have. Not many people can say that their team won a national championship their first year. It gives me something to model my performance and hard work after so I can make sure we get back there in the years to come.” Plus, we had two other graduates on the TCU football team that dominated the Peach Bowl in Atlanta. All in all, it was a good Bowl Season for former All Saints and now division one football players.