Jason Winrow, 41, ex-Ohio State football player

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Former Ohio State football offensive lineman Jason Winrow has died. He was 41.

The Columbus Dispatch and WBNS-TV reported that Winrow died unexpectedly in his Westerville, Ohio, home on Sunday night. A native of Bridgeton, N.J., Winrow played guard from 1989 to 1993 under then-Ohio State coach John Cooper.

Winrow was All-Big Ten as a senior and was drafted by the New York Giants. He returned to the Columbus area after his career was shortened by injuries, working in private business and also appearing as a college football analyst on WBNS.

He had health problems in recent years stemming from diabetes.

He is survived by his wife and three children. The family was finalizing funeral arrangements.

-- AP

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