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Ohio State lineman Kyle Dodson to quit football due to neck injury

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According to the university, lineman Kyle Dodson is leaving the Ohio State football team due to a neck condition.

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Per a release from the athletic department, Ohio State redshirt sophomore offensive lineman Kyle Dodson's playing days are over.

According to the release, the school's medical staff determined Dodson had a neck condition and as a result has been medically disqualified from continuing to play football. Dodson, who hails originally from Cleveland Heights High School in the greater Cleveland area, had played in only one game during the 2014 season. He'd appeared briefly in three games in 2013.

Dodson was a member of Urban Meyer's inaugural recruiting class with the Buckeyes. The 6'6, 330 pound tackle was the 202nd ranked player in the '12 class. He was the 23rd highest graded offensive tackle and the 13th best player from the state of Ohio.

Prior to landing with the Buckeyes, Dodson had been a verbal commitment for the Wisconsin Badgers. Dodson's flip would be deemed by the byproduct of "illegal" recruiting tactics by then Badgers head coach Bret Bielema. Dodson's ultimate commitment ceremony was particularly popular amongst internet denizens for its long drawn out nature and a young woman named 'Meg' who signed with Stanford prior to his announcement.

Best of luck to Dodson with his life after football.