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Urban Meyer’s Son Quits Baseball to Play College Football
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Whether you love him or hate him, there’s no denying the success former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer had in college football. He was one of the best in the business and has three national championship trophies to prove it. Now, his son is looking to follow in his father’s footsteps.

For the past two seasons, Nate Meyer has been a member of the Cincinnati Bearcats baseball team. His sophomore year was obviously cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19 outbreak, but the outfielder was a scholarship player. However, he’s ready to give it up.

According to Yahoo Sports reporter Pete Thamel, Urban Meyer’s son has decided to join the Bearcats’ football program under head coach Luke Fickell next season as a walk-on wide receiver.

Nate Meyer Joins Cincinnati Football Team

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After a standout career at Bishop Watterson High School in Columbus, Ohio, Nate Meyer arrived at the University of Cincinnati to play baseball like his famous dad. Urban Meyer actually played Minor League Baseball with the Atlanta Braves organization before before giving it up to be a college football coach.

The decision ultimately paid off and his son Nate Meyer now hopes it will for him, too. He also wants to coach football in the future.

“He loved football and became enamored with it in high school, went to a very good program and had a very good experience,” Urban Meyer told ESPN. ”As a young kid, he wasn’t really interested in football at all. My daughters were more into the football scene than he was, but then he really got enamored with it. He started training with the team, and that’s when he fell in love with the locker room, the people, the intensity, the weight training.”

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Having a similar NCAA football coaching career to his dad would be a tall task. After stops at Bowling Green and Utah, Urban Meyer won two national titles with the Florida Gators and another with the Ohio State Buckeyes before retiring after the 2018 season.

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No matter what his playing days are like, even if he is just on special teams for the next two seasons, there’s no doubt Urban and Shelley Meyer will take the two-hour trip from Dublin to Cincinnati to support their son now and in the future when he becomes a football coach.

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Brett Regan About the author:
With over 10 years of sports writing experience, Brett has covered some of the top local, regional, and national sporting events in the Heartland for both print and digital platforms. He is a graduate of Kansas State University and resides in Austin, Texas.
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