The scholars were all part of Ohio State's unbeaten, 12-0 2012 season
Outstanding student-athletes will be honored at 46th annual Scholar-Athlete Dinner
Earliest start, perhaps, in school history comes after a 103-day break in practices
Team enjoys benefits - 30 degrees cooler - of having lush, grasspractice fields
Ohio State Overview: Frank Epitropoulos is a sophomore who is in his third season with the football program ... after red-shirting the 2012 season as a true freshman, he played in four games in 2013, including his first action as a Buckeye with 28 plays from scrimmage against Florida A&M ... saw first Big Ten action with 15 plays on offense vs. Penn State and added 24 vs. Purdue ... had his first catch - for six yards - vs. Purdue ... Epitropooulos is a two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete majoring in biology.
More on Frank: Epitropoulos rarely came off the field for the Upper Arlington Golden Bears in his three years as a starter at wide receiver, defensive back and as punter ... a two-time second-team Ohio Division I all-state pick by the Associated Press as a punter, Epitropoulos averaged 42.2 yards per punt as a junior and 39.2 as a senior ... he recovered nicely from a hand injury as a senior that kept him out of four games to catch 25 passes for 459 yards and seven touchdowns ... he was a big reason UA, under coach Mike Golden, advanced to the state playoffs in 2011 for the first time in three years ... as a junior, Epitropoulos caught 29 passes for 459 yards and seven touchdowns ... the No. 31 senior in Ohio according to Rivals.com and a Top 80 receiver by both Scout.com and 247Sports.com, he played in the International Bowl in Austin, Texas ... is the son of John and Alice Epitropoulos, both of whom attended Ohio State ... John was a three-year Ohio State football letterman between 1978 and 1980, playing in 34 games for both coaches Woody Hayes and Earle Bruce ... an uncle, Ernie Epitropoulos, also played for the Buckeyes ... a sister, Christina, is in dental school at Ohio State.
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