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Ohio State Training Camp Cards – Etienne Sabino, Nate Oliver, Zach Boren and Tyler Moeller

August 19, 2011

The Buckeye Training Camp Card series continues with a look at four key contributors for Ohio State this season. All the images are courtesy of The Ohio State Buckeyes’ Facebook page.

Ohio State Training Camp Trading Card: No. 6 LB Etienne Sabino
Ohio State junior linebacker Etienne Sabino will be back on the field and trying to uphold the Buckeyes’ linebacker legacy in 2011.

Sabino took the unorthodox approach of redshirting during his sophomore season to provide some spacing between him and departed linebackers Ross Holman and Brian Rolle.

Did you know: Etienne was a district champ in discus throw & lettered in hoops at Dr. Krop High School in Miami?

Ohio State Training Camp Trading Card: No. 20 DB Nate Oliver
Nate Oliver will likely play a key role in the defensive backfield. Throughout his Ohio State career, the fifth year senior has lined up at free safety.

Last season, he recovered a fumble against Marshall and forced another against Purdue. He has twice been named Ohio State’s special teams player of the week throughout his career.

The Cleveland St. Edward product carries on a family tradition of playing for the Buckeyes. Oliver’s cousin Thaddeus Gibson, also played for the scarlet and gray. Gibson is now with the San Francisco 49ers after spending the 2010 season with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins.

Ohio State Training Camp Trading Card: No. 44 FB Zach Boren
Fullback Zach Boren returns to the backfield. He proved on several occasions to be a safety valve receiver out of the backfield the last two seasons.

With an inexperienced quarterback and thin receiving corp in the lineup this season, Boren could have more passes coming his way in 2011.

Just like Oliver, the Boren family is becoming an Ohio State tradition. His older brother, Justin, played two years at Michigan before transferring to Ohio State in 2008. Justin is now with the Baltimore Ravens after signing as an undrafted free agent. His younger brother, Jacoby, an offensive linemen/defensive end is committed to the Buckeyes 2012 recruiting class.

Ohio State Training Camp Trading Card: No. 26 DB Tyler Moeller
Tyler Moeller is back for a sixth season after having the last season and-a-half wiped out due to injuries. During his time with the silver bullets, Moeller has played at linebacker and defensive back.

He has one career interception and a blocked punt. He was named the defensive player of the game last year following his performance against Ohio University. He is also an academic all-Big Ten selection.

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