Gameday+ | Ohio State linebacker Tuf Borland is more than just a memorable name

Staff Writer
The Columbus Dispatch
Tuf Borland [Eric Albrecht]

There’s a great chance that had Kyle and Jeny Borland named their first son Jimmy, he still would have grown up to be a football player of some repute, another branch of the family tree.

But Kyle Borland, a former linebacker at Wisconsin, in the USFL and for the 1987 season with the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams, not only wanted his first son to have a last name to live up to, he gave him a first name to aspire to, with the blessing of his wife.

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