Ohio State tight end Zak Herbstreit, son of Kirk Herbstreit, hospitalized

Credit: Marcus Hartman

Credit: Marcus Hartman

Zak Herbstreit, the son of Centerville High School graduate and former Ohio State quarterback Kirk Herbstreit, was hospitalized in Columbus for an unspecified medical issue, according to multiple reports Tuesday.

Herbstreit is a junior walk-on tight end for the Buckeyes. He’s a graduate of Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tenn.

Kirk released a statement from Zak on Tuesday. It read, “I have had a bit of a setback these past couple of weeks. Not feeling right. Culminated with tests results this past Friday that forced me into the hospital. I have some of the best cardiologists looking after me, and I am beyond appreciative. We are doing a number of tests and conjuring a plan to ensure that I will be able to be back to feeling normal again. I appreciate the overwhelming support over the past couple of days. I am feeling good and hope to be out of the hospital soon.”

Clay Hall, of ABC 6 in Columbus, reported Herbstreit is in stable condition and is being monitored and evaluated at Wexner Medical Center.

In a text message to ABC 6, Kirk Herbstreit wrote, “His family is with him and appreciate everyone’s concerns and prayers.”

Zak committed to Ohio State as a preferred walk-on in December 2020.

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