Buckeye fan getting ready to attend OSU ̶M̶ichigan game for 62nd time

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Nick Felt knows doesn’t just bleed Scarlet and Grey.

“My dad was a huge Buckeye Fan.

We were always big Football fans,” said Felt. 

He lives for OSU, especially when they play Michigan.

“The Buckeyes are in my veins,” he said.

Until last year, the 64-year-old had been to every Ohio State Michigan game since he was a small child. But then in July he was sidelined by a stroke. 

“I couldn’t drive of course and I lost my mobility,” he said.

NBC4 interviewed Felt shortly afterward when he shared his disappointment and determination to get back to the big game.

Since then l, Felt says he’s doing, “much, much better.”

A wheelchair or a walker helps him get around the Gahanna assisted living facility he now calls home. 

And time outside of these 4 walls is rare.

“Not as much as I’d like,” he said. 

And it’s major.

“Oh it’s huge. It’s huge. It’s everything I live for in the fall is Buckeye Games,” said Felt.

And this weekend he’s getting his streak back on track by attending his 62nd OSU Michigan Matchup.

“It’ll be heaven. Absolute heaven, “ he said.

It’s a tradition that started when he was just 2-years-old and that he hopes to never again live without. 

“I love The Buckeyes I always have. I have great memories of The Buckeyes. And great memories of this rivalry,” said Felt.

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