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Jarrod Barnes: PhD student, football player, paradigm changer

Jarrod Barnes: PhD student, football player, paradigm changer

Everyone wants to tell Jarrod Barnes what an anomaly he is: A PhD student, the only one ever to play Ohio State football. An athlete who galvanizes elite minds at academic conferences. A 22-year-old African American male who wants to change the very culture that brings some athletes down.

Yet the Special Teams safety insists he’s just like other athletes. And he’s made it his mission to let people know.

 

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