With all eyes set on the upcoming NFL Draft, the Ohio State Buckeyes just got a bit of a scare regarding one of their key elements.
Ohio State offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Brian Hartline was recently hospitalized after an ATV crash on his property.
The extent of his injuries is undisclosed, but they’re reportedly non-life threatening, and he even took to Twitter to thank everyone for the support and let everyone know that he’s out of danger.
I appreciate everyones support. I crashed my side by side on my property and have been taken to the hospital for further evaluation.
I am doing well. 🙏🏼
— Brian Hartline (@brianhartline) April 16, 2023
It’s nice to know that he’s out of danger and he’s only being checked for precautionary reasons, all things considered.
Hartline has been one of the biggest reasons behind the Buckeyes’ offensive success.
He joined his alma mater as an offensive quality control assistant in 2017, working his way up in the ranks.
He was their WR coach for three years before becoming their passing game coordinator and eventually OC behind HC Ryan Day.
Hartline was a fan favorite among Buckeye fans, excelling with the program from 2006-08 before entering the NFL as a fourth-round pick in 2009.
He played for the Miami Dolphins until 2014 before having a brief one-year stint with the Cleveland Browns, hauling in 244 receptions for 4,766 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Now, he’s one of the quickest risers in the collegiate football scene, and it wouldn’t be shocking to see him become a HC in the next couple of years.NEXT: Buckeyes Take Bulldogs To The Limit In Peach Bowl