Earliest start, perhaps, in school history comes after a 103-day break in practices
Team assists nonprofit that
It's the first two-deep chart for Coach Urban Meyer's Ohio State Buckeyes
Coaches choose sides in early morning draft; four will be captains for the game
Coach Urban Meyer gives players plenty of opportunities to show up and compete
Ohio State Overview: George Makridis is one of 11 fifth-year seniors on the 2013 Ohio State team ... he has been the team's long snapper for two consecutive seasons ... last season he shared snap responsibilities with Bryce Haynes ... Makridis snapped 87 times during the 2012 undefeated season and he has now had 205 successful snaps ... he played in all 13 games and handled 71 punt and 37 placement snaps during the 2011 season and he earned his first varsity letter ... Makridis is a two-time letterwinner and is in his fifth year with the program ... he red-shirted the 2009 season and did not see any action in 2010.
More on George: Makridis is majoring in political science ... he was a three-year starter at Harding H.S., for coach Tom McDaniels as a sophomore and D.J. Dota as a junior and senior ... Harding went to the regional finals during Makridis' sophomore year ... he also played baseball as a freshman and was No. 1 singles in tennis as a junior ... George is the son of Irene and Nick Makridis ... his brother, Demitrios, played for Ohio State from 2003-07 ... also has a sister who lettered in tennis at Otterbein.