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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State staffer Anthony Schlegel, a former linebacker for the Buckeyes, made his first tackle at Ohio Stadium since 2005 when he slammed a fan to the turf late in the first half of his alma mater's game against Cincinnati on Saturday night.
The 22nd-ranked Buckeyes ended up winning, 50-28.
Schlegel's move might have been the best defensive play of the game.
Schlegel, who is a conditioning coach at Ohio State, intercepted the fan who ran on the field. As the fan was running away from security personnel, Schlegel wrapped his arms around him and threw him to the turf.
A record crowd of 108,362 roared its approval.
The fan was led off the field as Buckeyes players and team personnel congratulated Schlegel on the sideline not far from where he made the tackle.
Coach Urban Meyer was asked about Schlegel's hit on the unsuspecting interloper.
He just laughed and walked back into the locker room.