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Ohio State Overview: Talk about effort! Elijaah Goins was a three-year member of the football team who was good enough to play in 26 games in 2016 and 2017, all the while studying pharmacy at Ohio State and working a part-time job at a Hilliard drug store. Go Buck! This two-time Academic All-Big Ten Conference honoree/OSU Scholar-Athlete graduated from Ohio State in December 2017 and he’s on his way to pharmacy school at Ohio State next. On the field, Goins recorded 14 special teams tackles and had a forced fumble. He was the team’s special teams player of the game vs. UNLV in 2017 when he recorded three tackles inside the 20 yard line. He played both safety and wide receiver for the Buckeyes and was a two-time Varsity O letter.
Honors and Awards:
2017: Graduated in December (pharmacy), Academic All-Big Ten Conference
2016: Academic All-Big Ten Conference, OSU Scholar-Athlete
2015: OSU Scholar-Athlete
More on Elijaah: Goins was a football and track competitor at Cox Mill High School. He was the 2013 state class 3A champion in the 110-meter hurdles, was all-conference in football and was selected his school’s male athlete of the year. He graduated Summa Cum Laude. He is the son of Nicole Goins-Turner and Marlin Holloway and he has two younger siblings: Marlin and Nicholas.
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