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Lineman for Ohio State Buckeyes reported missing

November 28, 2014  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
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A senior lineman for Ohio State University Buckeyes has been reported missing by his family.

The Columbus Dispatch reported that defensive lineman Kosta Karageorge was last seen leaving his apartment early Wednesday morning and has not been heard from since.

Karageorge’s sister Sophia told the paper that her brother’s roommates said he had gone out to take a walk.

Columbus Police confirmed to the Dispatch that they were looking for Karageorge, but did not further elaborate.

Sophia Karageorge said that police had traced his phone to an address in suburban Grandview Heights, but had not recovered it.

She also said that her brother did not take his motorcycle or car when he went out, and was not carrying identification because his girlfriend had his wallet.

The Ohio State athletics website said Karageorge, a Columbus native, had joined the football team as a walk-on in August after wrestling for the Buckeyes for three years. Karageorge was one of 24 seniors due to be recognized before Ohio State’s final home game against archrival Michigan Saturday. Sophia Karageorge said he was not present at practice Wednesday or Thursday.

“He never misses practice,” she told the Dispatch. “I’ve seen him go to wrestling practice with a broken foot. I’ve seen him sick as a dog go to practice. He’s always on schedule. He always has somewhere where he checks in.” Sophia added that the family was worried that Karageorge might be disoriented due to the effects of a concussion, though she said that her brother had been “properly taken care of” by the university’s team doctors.

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