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This Ohio State fan with muscular dystrophy scored the final touchdown of the Spring Game

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This Ohio State fan with muscular dystrophy scored the final touchdown of the Spring Game

WATCH  | This Ohio State fan with muscular dystrophy scored the final touchdown of the Spring Game

Video courtesy of WSYX/WTTE


A 17-year-old with muscular dystrophy who has been with the Ohio State University football program for years scored his first touchdown Saturday, closing out the Buckeyes' Spring Game. 

Senior defensive linemen Tyquan Lewis and Jalyn Holmes came up with the idea to work Jacob Jarvis into the team's gameplan. They then pitched the idea to head coach Urban Meyer, who made that dream a reality. 

"I call it the Jacob special," Jarvis told WSYX jokingly after the game. "It felt great. I didn't think it would happen ... It felt amazing to have my teammates around me."

Jarvis' father, who's gotten to know several of the players over the years, watched the big play from the sidelines.

"It's uplifting to a lot of the players," he said, referring to Jacob's impact on the team. 


Jarvis' father said he admires the players' ability to think of others considering how many fans idolize them.

"For 18-, 19-, 20-, 21-year-olds to care more about others than themselves, it's a fantastic feeling," he said.

This Ohio State fan with muscular dystrophy scored the final touchdown of the Spring Game

WATCH  | Urban Meyer and players react to OSU fan with MD scoring final TD of Spring Game

WSYX/WTTE contributed to this report


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