June 17, 2024

‘He’s resilient’: Former Loveland QB Drew Plitt earns another opportunity with Bengals

Bengals signed former Ball State QB to Cincinnati’s practice squad this week

CINCINNATI — Former Loveland High School football coach Fred Cranford isn’t surprised to see Drew Plitt earn another opportunity in the NFL.

Postgame: Fred Cranford, Fenwick (08/23/12) - YouTube

The Cincinnati Bengals signed Plitt, a 2016 Loveland High School graduate, to its practice squad on Monday. It was another rewarding moment for Cranford, who coached Plitt and Loveland to the 2013 Division II state title.

“He’s resilient, his football IQ — he loves the game,” Cranford said. “Just a hard-working kid with all the intangibles. He just keeps grinding. Good things happen to good people.”

Plitt, listed at 6-foot-2 and 217 pounds, is a first-year player from Ball State University. He was initially signed as a free agent by the Bengals in 2022.He played in two preseason games for Cincinnati that season before being waived.

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