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K Tyler Durbin (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by ScriptOhio, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

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    Class:

    Senior
    Hometown:
    Fairfax, Va.
    High School:
    Lake Braddock
    Height / Weight:
    6-3 / 210
    Position:
    K

    Tyler Durbin is in his second season with the football program after initially walking on to the team in the spring of 2015 … this is only his second season of competitive football, but he is an athlete … he played soccer for two seasons at James Madison University after a stellar high school and club soccer career that included all metro, all-district and all-region honors … played for club team Annandale United … scored first collegiate goal for JMU in 2013 vs. Binghamton … was an honors graduate from Lake Braddock with better than a 4.0 grade point average … is majoring in civil engineering at Ohio State … the son of Sandy and Martin Durbin, and has two siblings: older sister Emily and a younger brother, Stephen...also has a wife!...Tyler and Kristin Reitzel, from Dayton, Ohio, a North Park University graduate and now kindergarten teacher, were married July 23.

    http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/tyler_durbin_972273.html



    Two-Minute Drill: Urban Meyer Media Luncheon Updates Aug. 29

    Walk-on kicker Tyler Durbin will start this week because Sean Nuernberger is nursing a groin injury. Durbin has been good in camp.

    Entire article: http://theozone.net/Ohio-State/Football/2016/News/Two-Minute-Drill-Urban-Meyer-Media-Luncheon-Updates-Aug-29

    Hey, the guy will get to start this week; he deserves his own thread.

     
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  2. AJHawkfan

    AJHawkfan Wanna make $14 the hard way?

    How far into the first game will it be until the first Fight Club reference is made?
     
  3. Bill Lucas

    Bill Lucas Senior

    Tyler is from Fairfax? Well, congrats to my fellow Virginian!
     
  4. Fungo Squiggly

    Fungo Squiggly Mortal enemy of all things Bucky Yahoo Pickem Champ Former Game Champion '18 Keeper League Champ '18 BPCFFB II Champ

    Pretty sure you're not supposed to talk about it.
     
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  5. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

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  6. fanaticbuckeye

    fanaticbuckeye Rule number one, I'm number one. NCAA14 PS3 Champ

    If you listen(ed) to the press conference yesterday it sounds like Urban was just introduced to the idea of him as he was walking to the podium. When referencing him he had to make sure he had his name right
     
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  7. TheStoicPaisano

    TheStoicPaisano But I didn't, so it doesn't

    My brain still autocorrects his first name to "Chad", which brings up painful memories as a Tribe fan.
     
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  8. MD Buckeye

    MD Buckeye BP Soft Verbal Staff Member BP Recruiting Team Bookie Former BPCFFB II Champ Former FF League III Champ

  9. buckeyebri

    buckeyebri It’s A Beautiful Day

    Awesome game by Tyler all around. Not one out of bounds kickoff.....so he's got that going for him along with all the made extra points...
     
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  10. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    THE LONG ROUTE: TYLER DURBIN'S WINDING JOURNEY FROM COLLEGE SOCCER PLAYER TO OHIO STATE'S STARTING KICKER

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    Urban Meyer was befuddled.

    It’s a rare occurrence when Ohio State’s head coach is not quite sure what to say. Meyer often speaks from a stream of consciousness, saying the first thing that comes to mind and then rolling right along from there. It comes naturally for him as he’s answered thousands of questions from the media throughout his coaching career.

    But when Meyer was asked about his starting kicker Monday morning, proposed with a simple question from a reporter about how exactly senior walk-on Tyler Durbin got here, the three-time national championship winning coach was stumped.

    “I have no idea,” Meyer said as he flashed a giant smile and threw his hands in the air. “I don’t know where the hell he came from.”

    Before you ask, he's never seen the ending to Fight Club. Or maybe he has. After all, everybody knows what the first rule of Fight Club is. So, we'll just allow Ohio State's Tyler Durbin to introduce himself.

    “Well I grew up in Burke, Virginia,” he said Monday. “I played soccer almost all my life and I never actually played football before I came to Ohio State.”

    That certainly might help explain Meyer’s inability to describe exactly how Durbin got to this point, the starting kicker for the Buckeyes.

    Durbin attended James Madison right out of high school to play soccer, but after two years he decided he needed a change. He realized he wanted to study civil engineering and James Madison did not offer that specific major; it only offered general engineering.

    While searching for a new school to call home, one that had his major of preference, Durbin also decided to pursue something he’d long wanted to try: kicking field goals.

    “I figured why not give it a shot?” Durbin said. “So, I went out to my high school and had my dad film me on field goals and kickoffs … I sent out a video to a few schools.”
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    Durbin didn’t get to attempt a field goal in his first career football game, but Ohio State scored 11 touchdowns and Durbin was perfect on his extra point tries. He also was responsible for the Buckeyes’ kickoff team — a unit Meyer takes personal pride in — and with Ohio State holding a commanding 70-10 lead in the fourth quarter Durbin registered a tackle when he laid out the Falcons’ return man.

    “When we watched that on film — I didn’t even know it happened until I saw it on film yesterday — but when we watched it everybody in the team room started yelling and roaring,” Buckeyes cornerback Gareon Conley said of Durbin’s hit.

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    Entire article: http://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-football/2016/09/73777/the-long-route-tyler-durbins-winding-journey-from-college-soccer-player-to-ohio-states-starting-kicker
     
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  11. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    That's the risk/reward of angling the KO into the corner (one OOB penalty per game notwithstanding). If you miss the corner that badly, you had better fill the lane and make that tackle.
     
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  12. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    The best part was that the returned ran our of bounds to avoid the kicker on a kickoff before that one. I guess we know why now :yow1:
     
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  13. Buckeye1

    Buckeye1 Senior

    Meyers doesn't know where he is from :-) He might withdraw his schoolie now :-)
     
  14. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

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    Still listed as the #1 K for the Tulsa game.
     
  15. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    I've mentioned it before.....but I LOVE that we do this on KOs. That's how damn cut throat this staff is. Sure, we could just blast it through the endzone and give it to you on the 25. Or we'll force you to return it by kicking it just short of the endzone near the sideline, and bet you can't even get past the 15.
     

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