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Two Ohio State football players are no longer with the team.
Sophomore linebacker Conner Crowell and freshman offensive lineman Joey O’Connor “will no longer play football for the Buckeyes,” according to OSU athletics news release Wednesday.
Crowell, who has had two surgeries to repair damage suffered from a lower-leg injury, will not be medically cleared by the team’s medical staff and O’Connor has requested a transfer to be closer to home, per the release.
Crowell came to OSU as a three-star prospect, according to Rivals.com before sitting out the 2011 season as a redshirt.
This past season, Crowell totaled one tackle in the three games he played in.
A native of Waldorf, Md., Crowell amassed 212 tackles, nine sacks and five interceptions in his junior and senior seasons at North Point High School.
O’Connor came to Columbus as a four-star prospect, according to Rivals.com before sitting 2012 as a redshirt.