Keeping the family tradition: Gunnar Gundy
On Sunday March 21, Gunnar Gundy, the son of OSU football coach Mike Gundy, went through his first spring practice as part of the OSU football team. Gunnar Gundy had only one Division I offer coming out of high school in 2020, to Eastern Michigan. Instead of traveling far from home, he decided to stay close to home and play for his father.
Gunnar isn’t only playing his dad’s old position at his old school, but he’s also wearing the same number his dad did when he played at OSU.
Now that he is on the team and practicing here is what coach Gundy had to say about seeing his son on the OSU gridiron.
On wearing his old number.
“He’s always had (No. 12) so it’s pretty cool. I wasn’t sure what number he was going to be honestly, but I guess it worked out for him that he was able to get that so that was pretty cool,” Gundy said.
On seeing Gunnar on the field during practice.
“I actually forget he’s there. I have so many things going on in practice that I’m trying to watch and then when I scan to certain things I’ll see him, when I talk to the team, which all through the offseason and then I’ll look over there and see him and then I’ll remember he’s there. So, it’s a little unusual, but I kind of prepared myself for that, but the good thing is I have so many other things going — that I get zeroed in on certain things and then I’ll forget and then I’ll see him and I’ll have to do a little double take,” Gundy said.