Former Ohio State National Champion football player dies of COVID-19

According to reports, a former Ohio State National Champion football player has died of COVID-19.

TMZ is reporting that Ivan Douglas, who played left tackle on the Buckeyes 2002 team had died at the age of 41 following a battle with COVID-19.

From TMZ:

Douglas — who helped block for Craig Krenzel and Maurice Clarett in the Buckeyes’ epic upset win over Miami in the 2003 Fiesta Bowl — contracted the virus last month and was placed in the hospital shortly after.

According to a GoFundMe set up in his honor, Douglas was “purple in color and his oxygen level was at 63%” when he entered the medical facility — and he needed to be placed into a medically induced coma a short time later.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Douglas.

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