Former Center Grove standout Joel Hale, right, is the starting nose tackle for fourth-ranked Ohio State. PHOTO COURTESY OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
Clearly, Joel Hale did something right during his first two seasons on the Ohio State football team.
As a true freshman, he appeared in eight games. As a sophomore, he played in seven.
Moreover, he lettered both seasons, hardly an everyday distinction for young players at tradition-rich Ohio State.
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