Key Ohio State starter will miss National Championship Game due to COVID-19
The Buckeyes will be a bit shorthanded tonight against Alabama as senior starting kicker Blake Haubeil will not be playing in the game.
He has tested positive for COVID-19 according to his latest Instagram post and is asymptomatic to the virus.
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This will be the third game that Haubeil will have missed as he also didn’t play against Rutgers or Indiana due to a groin injury. Jake Seibert or Dominic DiMaccio will handle the kicking duties for Monday night’s game.
For the season, Haubeil made all 24 of his extra-point attempts and was 5-for-7 from field goal range in five games. In his career, he’s never missed an extra-point attempt and is 28-for-35 for field goals.
His best season came during his junior season in 2019. He made 13 of 15 field goals and scored 124 points for the Buckeyes. That was also the season he made his career-long kick of 55 yards.