Chuck Csuri and Shane Olivea never hung out together, yet undoubtedly they understood one another. Whatever you call it — bond, kinship or brotherhood — the two former Ohio State tackles had it.
Sadly, the two former Buckeyes also shared portions of an obituary, passing away within days of each other last week: Csuri, 99, died peacefully Sunday in Florida; Olivea, 40, died Wednesday in Arizona. No cause of death was given.
Chuck Csuri, Shane Olivea: Different life journeys, but Ohio State was common denominator
Their upbringing was vastly different. Csuri was born July 4, 1922 in coal-mining Grant Town, West Virginia, and grew up in Cleveland; Olivea was born Oct. 7, 1981 in Cedar Hurst, New York, and grew up on Long Island.
Both made it to Ohio State, where they won national championships 60 years apart. Csuri was the last remaining member of the 1942 team that won OSU’s first national…