Ohio State Football Real World Impact: The Story Of Jacob Jarvis

Ohio State Football Real World Impact: The Story Of Jacob Jarvis

Ohio State Football Real World Impact: The Story Of Jacob Jarvis

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Ohio State Football Real World Impact: The Story Of Jacob Jarvis


Life is bigger than sport, but there are rare occasions when sport and life coexist to heal and unite. One such occasion occurred in Westerville, Ohio just recently.


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Sometimes we lose the perspective of what is really important in life. As a Buckeye fan, you might be freaking out of the poor performances the Buckeyes have put on this year.

Even with an 8-1 record most Ohio State fans are not happy with how the Scarlet and Gray have been playing. But sometimes, you have to look at the bigger picture, and realize what is really important, and see the true meaning of sports.

Jacob Jarvis was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at a young age. Always kind-hearted — despite reports and rumors of the contrary, Urban Meyer is always looking to make a positive impact on the community and has continuously reached out to others who are struggling.

During the 2014 championship run, Coach Meyer and the Buckeyes brought a young Jarvis along for their improbable run at a title. The Buckeyes brought Jarvis to their practices and their games, and allowed him to witness the great tradition of football at The Ohio State University behind the scenes.

When the Buckeyes captured the inaugural College Football Playoff title, Jarvis was their to hoist the trophy with the team. Meyer has given him the game ball before, and has even allowed him to be an honorary captain.

Perhaps most rewarding, Jarvis was even given the opportunity to score a touchdown in the 2017 annual Spring Game. Meyer alluded to the fact that this was the players idea and that it shows the genuine love of the Ohio State Football Team. “We love Jacob. He’s a part of our family” said Meyer.

While most people get caught up in the wins and losses that are witnessed, we are reminded that there are so many more important things in life than just winning a football game. We also are reminded of the impact that sports can have, and how they can truly change the lives of others for the better.

 

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