COLUMBUS (WCMH) – With just 11 days until the Buckeyes face the Trojans of USC, several players took some time to visit patients at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Buckeye defensive tackle Robert ‘BB’ Landers’ smile was beaming as he and the rest of the team helped patients pick out toys.
“Right now our players have been through Bowl training, finals, and they’re exhausted. I could’ve took all of them down here. They have great hearts. They’re great people. I think they’re also a product of Central Ohio, this is the most compassionate area I’ve ever lived, and it really humbles you and honors you to be able to come spend time with these beautiful kids and beautiful families,” said OSU Head Coach Urban Meyer.
The Buckeyes signed autographs and even video chatted with a few patients who were too ill to be present.
“Just to put a smile on these kids’ faces when they’re struggling, we’re just so luck to be healthy. So we try and come in here and help these kids out,” said defensive end Nick Bosa.
“This kind of brings you back to reality, keep you from going insane. So I know I appreciate it, as soon as Coach Meyer asked me if I wanted to come I told him yes with no hesitation, it’s amazing,” said defensive tackle Robert Landers.
A number of patients also appreciated the Buckeyes taking time as the players told them to stay strong and keep fighting.