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All-Time Buckeye Team

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by Sloopy45, Mar 26, 2004.

  1. Sloopy45

    Sloopy45 Pimp Minister Sinister

    I know this topic has been beaten to death, but its a slow day at work (again). How bout I fill out a couple positions, and someone else takes a couple more, etc. until we have a whole team? Here's my first four contributions:

    TB - Archie Griffin, 1973 to 1976
    The resume: Career average of 6.13 Yards per carry; only player in history to start in four Rose Bowls (which will never be matched b/c of the BCS); the Buckeyes were 40-5-1 in his career (including 3-0-1 vs. scUM); "best football player I've ever seen" - Woody Hayes; and way too many awards for me to type in here. Did I mention that he also is the only man in history to win two Heisman Trophies? He finished fifth in the Heisman balloting as a Sophomore in 1974.

    OT - Orlando Pace, 1994 to 1996
    The resume: first sophomore to win the Lombardi, first to win the Lombardi twice; registered 80 pancake blocks, won the Lombardi & Outland Trophies & finished fourth in the Heisman Voting as a Junior, Consensus All-American (twice), All Big Ten (twice), Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year and MVP in 1996, and second OL (and first in 30 years) to get taken # 1 in the NFL Draft. Would've been a three time Lombardi Winner and two time Outland winner if he stayed for his Senior season. Does anyone know who he gave up the lone sack of his career to as a Freshman? That should be a trivia question ... Hard to argue with this one.

    OT - John Hicks, 1970 to 1973
    The resume: Lombardi & Outland Winner as a Senior and finished 2nd in the Heisman Trophy voting as well. The 6'3" 258 lb. Tackle was the first man to ever start in three Rose Bowls. First team All-American twice.

    OG - Jim Parker, 1954 to 1956
    The best offensive lineman Woody Hayes ever coached. Outland Trophy winner in 1956, two time All-American, and considered by many to be the best Offensive Lineman in NFL History. The first full-time Offensive Lineman to be inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
  2. DiHard

    DiHard Guest

    qb.....have to do it....

    rex kern....25-2 as a starter....2-1 v. scum....1 nat title
    c.krenzel...26-3 as a starter...2-1 v. scum....1 nat title
    c.greene...31-3-1 last 3 yrs....3-0-1 v. scum...4 straight rose bowls..
  3. Basebuck

    Basebuck In Texas..

    Mike - Chris Spielman
    Wr. - Chris Carter, (Woody probably had better but never used them.)
    Pete Johnson
  4. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    Safety - Jack Tatum. What can you say about the assassin?

    Corner - Antione Winfield. I've never seen a little guy that could hit like Winfield, and he could cover too.
  5. sears3820

    sears3820 Sitting around in my underwear....

    Jim Stillwagon-
    Jim Stillwagon is truly one of the greatest linemen in Ohio State history. Wagon was a starter from 1968 to 1970 for OSU, and he was one of college football's best at that time. In 1969 and 1970, he was voted as a unanimous All-American. He was dominant in the middle as he was the cornerstone of some of the most dominant OSU defenses ever.
    Jim's most famous accomplishment came in 1970. He was so dominant that year that he won both the Outland and Lombardi trophies (the first time this had ever been accomplished in the same year).
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2004
  6. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    We need a TE so I will go with John Frank.
    And since I haven't seen any DL yet how about Vrabel and Van Ness DeCree?
  7. ashlandbuck

    ashlandbuck Banned

    Randy Gradishar...... The greatest OSU linebacker of all time.
  8. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Some of the extraordinary players from my years as a Buck fan (along with a few legends from before my time):

    QB: A perennial position of weakness for the Bucks - Cornelius Greene would get my vote, but Art Schlicter and Joe Germaine also stood out. Rex Kern was before my time, but he led some great OSU teams.

    RB: Several great to excellent players makes it hard to choose just one or even two - Archie Griffin, Eddie George, Robert Smith, Keith Byars ; also notable Raymont Harris and Maurice Clarett (with his talent, what could have been?)

    FB: Pete Johnson and Jim Otis

    WR: Despite the weakness at QB, quite a few great receivers have played at OSU - Cris Carter, Terry Glenn, David Boston, Joey Galloway, and now Michael Jenkins. Pick Carter and any one of the remainders.

    ATH - Few players were as exciting as Michael Wiley, who played RB, WR, and KR at OSU (and also threw a few passes with some success). Neal Colzie was a great DB and PR. Paul Warfield would also make the list on reputation (I never saw him play at OSU).

    TE: John Frank and Rickey Dudley

    C: Quite a few good ones at this unheralded position - Jeff Uhlenhake, Kirk Lowdermilk, LeCharles Bentley, Tom DeLeone, Steve Myers - can't go wrong with any one of them.

    OG: Jim Parker (on reputation - I never saw him play) and Jim Lachey; also notable Ken Fritz

    OT: A wealth of talent here - Orlando Pace, John Hicks, Korey Stringer; also notable Doug France, Chris Ward, Rufus Mayes, Dave Foley

    DE: Alonzo Spellman, Van De Cree, Mike Vrabel

    DT: Dan Wilkinson, obviously, but no one else really stands out at this position. Some recent grads - Ryan Pickett, Kenny Peterson, Darion Scott, Tim Anderson - are as good as I have seen. Am I forgetting someone?

    LB: Is Ohio State the real Linebacker U? Chris Spielman, Randy Gradishar, Tom Cousineau; also notable Pepper Johnson, Andy Katzenmoyer, Na'il Diggs, Eric Kumerow, Matt Wilhelm, and Steve Tovar . Those guys would make a pretty good three-deep!

    S: Jack Tatum (on reputation - I never saw him at OSU), Michael Doss, Tim Fox, Ray Griffin

    CB: Shawn Springs, Antoine Winfield; also notable Nate Clements, Ahmed Plummer, Chris Gamble

    P: Tom Skladany, Tom Tupa; also notable Andy Groom, B.J. Sander

    K: Mike Nugent, Vlade Janiekievski
  9. Sloopy45

    Sloopy45 Pimp Minister Sinister

    This one's a no-brainer:

    WR - David Boston, 1996 to 1998
    School Records: 1st & 2nd in Receptions (Season): 85 in 1998 & 73 in 1997, 1st in Receptions (Game): 14 @ PSU in 1997, 1st in Receptions (Career): 191, 1st in Yards (Season): 1,435, 1st in Yards (Career): 2,855, 2nd in TD Catches (Season): 14, and 1st in TD Catches (Career): 34. The guy holds every school receiving record in the books. He has to be one of the two WRs on this list.
  10. Buckeye69


    I like LordJeff's list. I would add Marcus Marek at LB and Gary Williams at WR.
  11. Nixon

    Nixon Wears Scarlet-colored glasses

    Mine would be:
    QB: Horvath
    Pro-style QB: Schlichter
    HB: Griffin
    FB: Ferguson
    TE: Fesler(cheating a little)
    WR: Boston, Glenn
    OL: Hicks, Parker, Pace, Wills, Lachey(no center...LeCharles replaces Hicks if you want one)
    DE: Vrabel, Smith
    DT: Stillwagon, Big Daddy
    LB: Spielman, Gradishar, Katzenmoyer
    S: Doss, Tatum
    CB: Winfield, Springs
    P: Skladany
    K: Vlade, since I won't pick any active player...Lou Groza if I can cheat and use NFL performance
  12. ashlandbuck

    ashlandbuck Banned

    A lot of great players to choose from.

    Tatum is a no brainer but I'd give a slight edge to Tim Fox over Doss.
    Fox had quite a few all pro years with the Pats.
    Mike Sensibaugh has to get mentioned at Safety as well.

    John Brockington would probably be my pick at FB. But I have to mention Champ Henson. I think he only started one year and I believe he led the nation in scoring that year. As a kid he was my favorite Buckeye.

    How about these tackles...Wow!
    Orlando Pace
    John Hicks
    Rufus Mayes
    Jim Lachey
    Chris Ward
    Kurt Schumacher
    Korey Stringer

    Who was the European kid that Kicked 4 FG's to beat Michigan around 1974?
    I can't think of his name.
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2004
  13. WoodyWorshiper

    WoodyWorshiper THINK, Before You Speak Former College Pick'Em Champ

    My 2 cents, FWIW.

    Cousineau has never gotten the love that he deserves.

    John Hicks was the greatest OL we ever had here.

    Jack Tatum was a CORNERBACK, not a safety.
  14. Nixon

    Nixon Wears Scarlet-colored glasses

    Tom Klaban?

    I didn't realize the Assasin was a CB at OSU. It's much easier to make a team cheating and having him as a safety--lots of great corners in the last decade.
  15. ashlandbuck

    ashlandbuck Banned

    Thanks nix.
    You're right it was Tom Klaban.
    Although not a great OSU-scUM game, that game holds a special place for me because it was so frustrating for Bo. I think the very thought of a kicker beating him didn't set right.

    I also forgot about Tatum playing corner. I should've remembered though.
    I remember the Purdue game in which he covered Leo Hayden from his corner spot and knocked down passes all day long.
    This guy wasn't just a pure hitter. He was a great cover guy.

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