Former Michigan, Ohio State Players Competing Before 'The Game'

By Matt Audilet

ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 30: Quarterback Braxton Miller #5 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates on the field with quarterback Kenny Guiton #13 and quarterback Cardale Jones #12 after defeating the Michigan Wolverines 42-41 in a game at Michigan Stadium on November 30, 2013 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

A group of former and current football players for Michigan and Ohio State will face off in a Fortnite tournament before this year's regular-season finale.

Six days before No. 2 Ohio State and No. 3 Michigan face off in one of the most important college football games of the year, several members of both teams will compete in the video game showdown.

The tournament will feature eight Ohio State teams and eight Michigan teams. Each team will feature one current player, one former player, a current player on the school's esports team and a professional esports player/social media influencer.

The current Ohio State players include quarterback C.J. Stroud, running back Miyan Williams and defensive end J.T. Tuimoloau. The current Michigan players feature wide receiver Roman Wilson and All-American kicker Jake Moody.

The former Buckeyes taking part in the event include ex-quarterbacks Braxton Miller, Troy Smith and Cardale Jones. The Wolverines will also roll out some former QBs, including Devin Gardner and Shea Patterson.

Epic Games is funding the event which will be live streamed on Nick “Nickmercs” Kolcheff’s MFAM Gauntlet Twitch channel.

Both Ohio State and Michigan are 10-0 as their rivalry matchup quickly approaches.

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