Jul 28, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes tight end Jeff Heuerman addresses the media during the Big Ten football media day at Hilton Chicago. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State Football: Jeff Heuerman talks recovering from foot surgery

There’s little doubt in peoples’ minds that Ohio State tight end Jeff Heuerman is one of the key pieces for the Buckeyes’ offense to run effectively. But this spring, instead of working with his teammates during his senior year, he was forced to undergo some down time as he recovered from offseason foot surgery.

Now while Heuerman certainly did miss being with his teammates, the hard-working senior did admit that the time off was pretty nice.

“It was a nice little break from your body, to give you some time off,” Heuerman said as preseason camp began. “Three years of college football … all the pounding in spring ball and the season … it’s a grind. So it was nice to have a little bit of time off.”

Not many can fathom the punishment that he has taken over the past three years, so he definitely has a point in that regard.

He also did say that the allotted time did give him a chance to do some more film work, which is never a bad thing.

“Obviously, I was a little scared because you’ve got to go through surgery going into your senior year — that’s not how you draw it up. But what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and it has given me a chance to reflect a lot, learn a lot, and study film a lot more than I would have if I didn’t have that injury.”

It’s going to be an absolute thrill watching this young man for one more year in Columbus.

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