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Ohio State linebacker Dante Booker signed as a free agent by Arizona Cardinals

Finally healthy, Booker will get the chance to prove himself at the NFL level.

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Dante Booker’s time at Ohio State was hampered by a series of injuries — knee in 2016 and shoulder in 2017 — but in his final season as a Buckeye, the linebacker was able to stay on the field and played in 13 games in 2018.

Coming off of his first healthy season in the last few years, Booker will have the opportunity to prove what he is capable of at the next level, as he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Arizona Cardinals.

In his career, Booker accounted for 74 tackles, including nine for loss. His most productive season was 2017, despite dealing with the shoulder issues. He wracked up 31 stops, five TFL, and a pair of sacks. He also had an interception.

The state of Ohio’s 2013 Mr. Football, Booker has plenty of talent, so if he’s able to stay on the field, he has a shot of sticking in the league.

Land-Grant Holy Land will have much more on Booker and all of the newly signed and selected Buckeyes throughout the rest of the week.