Quinn Pitcock works his way towards redemption (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
The story of former OSU defensive end Quinn Pitcock was a strange and tragic one. After a successful career as a Buckeye, he was drafted in the third round of the 2007 draft by the Colts. He retired from football after one season, unable to shake his depression, ADHD, and a crippling addiction to video games, punctuated by 18 hour Call of Duty binges.
It looks like things are starting to fall back into place for Pitcock though, and he now finds himself back on the field.According to NFL.com, Pitcock is on the roster for the AFL's Orlando Predators, and has his eye on getting back to the NFL. In 11 games, Pitcock has12 tackles and 3.5 sacks, and at least one person certainly sees his potential.
"It's a no-brainer for someone to give the kid another opportunity in the NFL," Predators coach Bret Munsey told the Orlando Sentinel. "I think he could be better than half the guys on the roster."
Here is hoping that Pitcock has put his demons behind him, and can find himself a rewarding football career.