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Ohio State QB Justin Fields not giving up on Big Ten season, creates petition for support

Justin Fields of Ohio State attempting a pass during 2019 CFP semifinal matchup (Fiesta Bowl) versus Clemson
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When things did not go right at the University of Georgia, Justin Fields found a new home.

He became a superstar at Ohio State last season, leading the Buckeyes to a Big Ten Championship and the College Football Playoff. Despite it coming up short to Clemson in a semifinal matchup, Fields had everything set on his team winning a national championship in the fall.

The Big Ten took the opportunity away from him by canceling its season — due to Coronavirus concerns — however, the native Georgian is not backing down quietly. After a 2019 campaign that witnessed him toss for 3,273 yards and 41 touchdowns, Fields has create a petition that requests the Big Ten reinstates college football for 2020.

Within the petition, he states the conference should allow teams/players the opportunity to play or opt out without a penalty or repercussion.

He dove into why football is important to the players and crafted the passion statement: “Don’t let our hard work and sacrifice be in vain. #LetUsPlay!”

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Fields, along with Trevor Lawrence (Clemson), Kyle Hill (Mississippi State) and Najee Harris (Alabama), has been at the forefront of the #WeWantToPlay movement in college football.

The 6-foot-3, 225-pounder was the Big Ten’s Quarterback of the Year, Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, first-team All-Big Ten and a Heisman Trophy finalist for his efforts in 2019.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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