Jason Winrow, a decorated Ohio State offensive lineman from 1990-1993, died at his home in Westerville, Ohio, Sunday night, according to a Columbus Dispatch report. He was 41.
OSU will hold a memorial service in Winrow’s honor Thursday. OSU spokesmen did not immediately respond to The Lantern’s request for comment about the event but OSU senior associate athletic director Ben Jay confirmed that OSU is working on the event.
From his Twitter account, @Ben75Jay, Jay said: “The OSU Ath Dept is working with Winrow family on Memorial Service for Jason Winrow this Thursday at 4pm at the Fawcett Center auditorium.”
Winrow, a Bridgeton, N.J., native, donned the Scarlet and Gray under former OSU coach John Cooper. He garnered all-Big Ten honors for his performance as an offensive lineman during the 1993 season while also taking second-team All-American honors. Winrow was selected by the New York Giants as the 186th overall pick in the 1994 NFL Draft, though his career ended in 1996 due to back and knee injuries, according to Winrow’s website, jasonwinrow.com.
Winrow, nicknamed “Mr. Wincredible,” was a three-year starter for the Buckeyes and a four-time letterman. He was a teammate of current Buckeyes coaches Luke Fickell and Mike Vrabel.
On his website, Winrow described himself as “the self-proclaimed sexiest lineman in NCAA history.”
From his Twitter account, @jasonwinrow, Winrow tweeted on Sunday about the Michigan Wolverines’ 13-6 loss to Notre Dame one day prior, saying: “Nice thing about a Michigan loss is the overwhelming quiet that proceeds for the next week.” That communication was his fifth-to-last tweet before dying later that night.