Anthony Schlegel, Ohio State Strength Coach, Body Slams Rogue Fan At Ohio State Game
Anthony Schlegel, a strength coach for the Ohio State football team, took out a fan that had run out onto the field mid-game with a body slam.
Ohio State Coach Body Slams Fan
During Ohio State’s 50-28 win over Cincinnati Saturday afternoon, a fan managed to get onto the field and started running around. Schlegel, who had previously played linebacker for the Buckeyes, left the sidelines to take care of the distraction. Wrapping his arms around the college student, Schlegel took him out with an impressive body slam that won him the applause of the crowd.
Schlegel’s wrestling move also earned him praise from WWE veteran Steve Austin, who thought the coach deserved due recognition for the move.
Props to OSU strength coach Anthony Schlegel. That tackle was worth 5 Buckeye helmet stickers and the game ball.
— Steve Austin (@steveaustinBSR) September 28, 2014
When asked about Schlegel’s takedown of the fan, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer declined to comment. Meyer merely laughed and headed back to the locker room.
After playing at Ohio State, Schlegel, 33, was drafted in the third round of the 2006 NFL draft by the New York Jets and went on to play for the Cincinnati Bengals. He became an assistant strength and conditioning coach at his alma mater in 2011.