It was hard to miss Nate Ebner on Saturday. #34 was making almost every tackle on both kickoff and punt coverage. He had a sack late in the game, and came very close to blocking an Akron punt.
The announcers mentioned him a few times...that he was a walk-on who never played H.S. football...was a rugby player at OSU (Fickell has since awarded him a scholarship...and he sure earned it vs Akron.)
This video makes him even easier to like....the story of how his dad was murdered in his place of business in a robbery attempt, and the motto that has driven him ever since.
I was one of several folks in here singling him out for criticism last year...(mostly just for being a walk-on playing on a coverage team that looked very bad at times....against Miami and Wisconsin especially). But he played like a freaking demon Saturday...and he looks much bigger and stronger and faster this year somehow...anyway...watch the video...