Former Buckeye Jim Borchers is in his eighth season as a team physician in the
Ohio State football program. In addition to working with the football program,
Borchers also provides medical treatment for student-athletes from men’s and
women’s soccer, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s tennis, field
hockey and softball.
A native of Bellbrook, Ohio, Borchers walked on with the Buckeyes and went
earned four varsity awards as the regular long snapper between 1990 and 1993. He
received the Ike Kelley Special Teams Player of the Year Award in 1992. A four-
year Academic All-Big Ten honoree and a four-year OSU Scholar-Athlete, he
graduated from Ohio State in 1993 with a degree in chemistry. He earned his M.D.
from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in 2000.
Borchers completed his residency in family medicine from Toledo Hospital in 2003
and his sports medicine fellowship from the Northwest Ohio Sports Medicine
Institute in 2004.
Jim and his wife, Mary, have three children: Emily, William and Joseph.
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