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Ohio State kicker Blake Haubeil 'upset' to miss national championship game after testing positive for COVID-19

'I didn't go out and do something I knew I wasn't supposed to be doing,' Buckeyes senior says on Instagram
Ohio State Buckeyes kicker Blake Haubeil in 2020 Big Ten Championship
Posted at 7:06 PM, Jan 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-11 19:09:04-05

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Ohio State kicker Blake Haubeil said Monday he'll miss the College Football Playoff National Championship after being diagnosed with COVID-19.

The senior kicker for the No. 3 Buckeyes made the announcement on Instagram a few hours before kickoff against top-ranked Alabama at Hard Rock Stadium.

Haubeil said he was "extremely upset" yet "thankful to be an individual who is asymptomatic."

He went on to say that he's spent the last four months "making sacrifices" and hasn't seen his family or friends "one single time."

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"So, to say I'm pissed off is an understatement," he wrote. "I didn't go out and do something I knew I wasn't supposed to be doing and then wake up with a positive test."

Haubeil, who missed two games this season with a groin injury, has connected on 5 of 7 field goal attempts and converted all 24 of his extra point attempts.

"Knowing I have so much more to give and not having the opportunity to do so tonight is one of the most gut-wrenching feelings I've ever experienced," Haubeil said.

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