2 former Buckeyes named honorary coaches for Ohio State Spring Game

Ryan Shazier, left, Malcolm Jenkins, right. (AP Photos/Jay LaPrete/Terry Gilliam)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ryan Shazier and Malcolm Jenkins, two former Buckeyes, will be the honorary coaches for the Ohio State University spring game on April 14.

Shazier was the captain at Ohio State in 2013 and now is a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The two-time Pro Bowl linebacker injured his spine in a game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Dec. 4.

Shazier is still recovering from the injury but has said he plans to play again.

While at Ohio State, Jenkins earned the Jim Thorpe Award in 2008 as the nation’s top defensive back.

Jenkins is a two-time Super Bowl champion, winning titles with the New Orleans Saints in 2009 and the Philadelphia Eagles this past season.

Jenkins has also been selected to the Pro Bowl twice.

“I’m thrilled and I can’t wait to see these two heroes back in Ohio Stadium,” Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer said in a statement.

“The respect and admiration I have for each of these young men is off the charts, and I am so proud for our program and for the Ohio State fans that these players want to come back and be a part of our spring game.”

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