Last year, we brought you the video of running back coach Tony Alford calling the parents of Mike Weber, telling them that their son was becoming a starter at Ohio State.
On Monday night, another coach made a phone call home. This time around, it was assistant head coach/defensive line coach Larry Johnson calling the family of defensive end Tracy Sprinkle, letting them know that he was named a captain of the football team.
Below is the video that was posted by Ohio State football on Twitter:
That moment when you call your family to say you've been selected captain of The Ohio State Buckeyes. ❤️️— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) August 21, 2017
Congrats @TSprinkle93! #Testimony pic.twitter.com/fqC8k5lckN
In total, nine members were selected as captains. Five of the members come from the defensive side of the ball—with three of them coming from the D-line.
On offense, the most notable of the selections was quarterback J.T. Barrett, who became the first Buckeye to be named captain three times.