The 10 most memorable moments from the Ohio State football 2014 national title

It has been a decade now since the Ohio State football team won the first national championship of the Playoff era. We look back at the ten most memorable moments from that run.
Coach Urban Meyer gives quarterback Cardale Jones a pat on the head after Ohio State crushed
Coach Urban Meyer gives quarterback Cardale Jones a pat on the head after Ohio State crushed / Adam Cairns/Columbus Dispatch / USA
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9. Kosta Karageorge sadly passes away

Late in the season as the Buckeyes were picking up steam, there was something major going on off the field. One of the players had suddenly gone missing. Police started looking for Kosta Karageorge, who was a walk-on defensive lineman as well as a wrestler.

Karageorge was mostly a practice player but did play in a game against Penn State and recorded a tackle. He was known as a nice guy who worked hard in practice. His teammates loved him. Everyone around the team was very concerned when he disappeared.

Sadly, police found his body in a dumpster after he had shot himself. He had been reported missing after family members received some distressing texts and social media posts. It was the worst possible news for the Ohio State football community and the players took it hard.

Several of his teammates served as pallbearers at his funeral. Michael Bennett, his teammate on the defensive line, wore his number 53 against Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship to honor him. He would go on to force a fumble that was returned for a touchdown.

Urban Meyer would later say that this was the first time many of his players had been to a funeral. They rallied around his death and made sure that he wasn't forgotten on their way to win the national championship.

Our next memory was an event that many thought ended Ohio State's season.