The Oklahoman

Former Ohio State player dies in fire


Former Ohio State defensive back De'van Bogard died in an apartment fire Tuesday in Elyria, Ohio.

Bogard, 27, was a member of Urban Meyer's first recruiting class at Ohio State out of Glenville High School in Cleveland. He was the first player in that 2012 class to earn the removal of his black helmet stripe, signifying fullfledged status on the team.

Bogard's promising career was derailed by knee injuries in three consecutiv­e seasons. He played in 22 career games for the Buckeyes, including six in the 2014 national championsh­ip season before he was injured.

LOUISIANA LAFAYETTE 41, APPALACHIA­N STATE 13: Levi Lewis threw for one touchdown and ran for another, Chris Smith added two rushing scores and Louisiana-Lafayette eased by Appalachia­n State on Tuesday night in a nationally televised game.

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