Ohio State kicker tests positive for COVID-19, won't play in title game

Ohio State kicker tests positive for COVID-19, won't play in title game

Ohio State kicker Blake Haubeil said Monday he'll miss the College Football Playoff National Championship after being diagnosed with COVID-19.

The senior kicker for the No. 3 Buckeyes made the announcement on Instagram a few hours before kickoff against top-ranked Alabama at Hard Rock Stadium.

Haubeil said he was "extremely upset" yet "thankful to be an individual who is asymptomatic."

He went on to say that he's spent the last four months "making sacrifices" and hasn't seen his family or friends "one single time."

"So, to say I'm pissed off is an understatement," he wrote. "I didn't go out and do something I knew I wasn't supposed to be doing and then wake up with a positive test."

Haubeil, who missed two games this season with a groin injury, has connected on 5 of 7 field goal attempts and converted all 24 of his extra point attempts.

"Knowing I have so much more to give and not having the opportunity to do so tonight is one of the most gut-wrenching feelings I've ever experienced," Haubeil said.

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