Jason Winrow: 1.19.71- 9.23.12

Written September 24th, 2012 by MaliBuckeye


UPDATE: 10TV is reporting that a memorial service will be Thursday at the Fawcett Center at 4pm.

We’re sad to inform Buckeye Nation that Sunday evening our friend Jason Winrow passed away unexpectedly in his sleep. He was 41.

Jason was recovering from surgery on both of his feet, and had a history of other, minor health issues. At this time, the cause of death is unknown, and reports indicate that there were significant attempts to revive him.

“Mr. Wincredible” played at Ohio State from 1989-1993 under Coach John Cooper, and was a member of the team that finished 10-1-1 with a Holiday Bowl win over BYU.  He was teammates with current Ohio State coaches Luke Fickell and Mike Vrable.

Following his tenure at Ohio State, he played for the New York Giants for several years; a significant “conflict” that he loved to joke about, since he grew up a Philadelphia Eagles fan.

Most recently, Jason could be seen on the recently discontinued Ohio News Network and heard on 97.1 The Fan doing commentary in addition to his occasional articles here at tBBC.

A native of New Jersey, Jason lived in the Columbus area and leaves behind a wife and three children, one of whom is an offensive line prospect being looked at by several schools during his senior season.

As someone who talked with Jason relatively regularly, I cannot easily describe how full of life and passion he was. Jason always seemed to be in the middle of a great story or preparing for another opportunity to share his insight and wisdom about the game that he loved so much.

Rest In Peace, big man… you will truly, be deeply missed.


  1. JimNo Gravatar
    September 24th, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Well said.


    Darrell FalesNo Gravatar
    September 24th, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Jason was a true friend, inspiration, a brother, a ray of sunshine, when the dark clouds over came. He was there in more ways and always willing to help anyone in need. The days of HS and HS football seem like yesterday and to face the reality I will never hear from him saying to me “The little Engine that could” is going to take some time to get by, but to know he is not “stressing”, suffering and our father as called another Angel to watch over us helps put me at ease. Jason, now you can watch all the football you want next to your father w/o distraction and know brother you’re always in my thoughts. Rest in Peace!


  2. Joe DexterNo Gravatar
    September 24th, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    RIP Jason, One thing you always knew is that he had a passion for life. I could tell that in just the little time spent talking to him here at tBBC.

    God Bless You 68.


  3. An Old FriendNo Gravatar
    September 24th, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    RIP JUICE…you will be greatly missed my friend!


  4. WVaBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    September 24th, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    very dejected right now. Jason was one of the first former Buckeyes to interact with me on Twitter. ALWAYS had a positive thing to say to his fans and was a TRUE Buckeye.

    HE will be missed and surely is lining up for Woody as we speak.


  5. DonNo Gravatar
    September 24th, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    You will be missed Jason. Not only a great football player, but a great person. Your family and friends will miss you, Mr. Wincredible.


  6. KenNo Gravatar
    September 24th, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Very sad. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family.


  7. Linda SteinkeNo Gravatar
    September 24th, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Your friends from Cumberland Regional High School are very saddened by the news we heard today! You will forever be in our hearts and never forgotten! You were one of the best, if not the best athlete that CRHS staff and students had the privilege of knowing! You made our school shine and proud that we had such a star athlete among us!! Prayers for your your wife, children, family and all of your friends!!! God bless !!!


  8. TylerNo Gravatar
    September 24th, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Rest in peace, Jason. God bless. I’ll keep the Winrow family in my prayers.


  9. LindaNo Gravatar
    September 24th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Jason we all will miss your sense of humor, your smile, and that big heart of yours! You’ll be watching Football with your dad. Thank you for everything! Your family is in our prayers.


  10. logan triggNo Gravatar
    September 25th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Jason was my uncle. I had the privilege of meeting him in 2000. Every Christmas he took a hour on to open each present. He was the best buckeye I have ever known. It hurts to say this as a Michigan fan but go bucks! I miss you uncle Jason and love you


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