Tuesday, December 21, 2010

MARCUS FREEMAN HIRED AS NEW LINEBACKERS COACH AT KENT STATE

Marcus Freeman, left, coaches up Ohio State linebacker Dorian Bell during a practice session at Ohio Stadium. (The Buckeye Times/Darla Dunkle-Hudnell)
COLUMBUS — Former Ohio State linebacker Marcus Freeman will follow Darrell Hazell northeast next season to be a part of the new head coach's staff at Kent State University.

Freeman, who spent this season as a graduate assistant for the Buckeyes, was hired by Hazell today to be the Golden Flashes new linebackers coach.

Freeman, who was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL draft, was forced to retire from the game after being diagnosed with an enlarged heart.

Freeman, a native of Huber Heights (OH), played for Ohio State from 2004-2008 and was a three-year starter. He finished his career with 268 tackles (19th in school history).

He was a second-team All-Big Ten selection as a senior in 2008.