The former three-star prospect from Shaker Heights, Ohio, was passed over for a starting job in 2012 when the new staff came in. Then, just as he felt he was stepping forward on the field, he suffered a torn ACL during spring practice last year.
It was a tough time for Underwood, but one from which his current success stems. After a year of rehab, Underwood is working as the first-team left guard for the Buckeyes this spring and could be in the starting lineup when OSU opens the season in August vs. Navy.
Here, the lineman talks about his road back and his outlook on his career.