ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jordan Kovacs was stuck in the stands as a fan at Michigan Stadium as a freshman, stewing about having his dream delayed by a lingering knee problem.
”It ate at me because I knew I was so close to making it on the team,” Kovacs recalled recently in an interview with The Associated Press. ”It made me hungrier.”
Four years later, Kovacs will start the 45th game of his storybook career Saturday when the 20th-ranked Wolverines travel to his home state to play No. 4 Ohio State.
”I’m still pinching myself,” Kovacs told The AP. ”It’s quite a story and it’s been quite the ride, but I don’t want it to end and thankfully the story isn’t over yet.”
He grew up in Curtice, Ohio, about 15 miles southeast of the Michigan state line, hoping to follow his father’s footsteps onto the field at the Big House.
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