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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Anthony Schlegel, a former Buckeye and NFL linebacker, met with the media Tuesday after being named to the Ohio State football coaching staff this week as an assistant strength and conditioning coach. Schlegel, a two-year letterwinner (2004-05), was a member of the Big Ten co-champion squad that won the 2006 Fiesta Bowl in Tempe, Ariz.

“I was interested in this opportunity and I wanted to come back and be a part of this program again,” Schlegel said. “I always said there were only a few number of coaches out there that I wanted to coach for. You want to be with people that have the same values as you and that’s what this staff is and that’s why this program wins all the time, because we have great people here.”

In recent years, Schlegel, a native of Highland Park, Texas, has played in the United Football League while running his own training company in Texas. Schlegel brings his wife, Stephanie, son Hunter, 4, and daughter, Faith, 3, to Columbus.

Watch the video interview above of Schlegel talking about rejoining the Buckeye program.