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CFN's OLine U

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by methomps, Aug 27, 2004.

  1. methomps

    methomps an imbecility, a stupidity without name

    The top ten offensive line schools of all-time - Cirminiello version (Pro + College)
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    Quote: <HR>4. Ohio State
    The Flag-Bearer – Orlando Pace
    The Ensemble – Jim Lachey, John Hicks, Korey Stringer, Chris Ward, William Roberts, Doug France, LeCharles Bentley, Tom DeLeone, Kurt Schumacher, Kirk Lowdermilk, Jeff Uhlenhake, Rob Murphy, Dave Foley, Rufus Mayes, Chuck Hutchinson and Ted Smith

    That three programs rank ahead of the Buckeyes is a testament to just how deep the talent’s been in Los Angeles, Ann Arbor and Lincoln. Columbus has long been the stomping ground for some of the country’s best offensive linemen. In fact, ten alums have been first-round picks since Mayes was taken No. 14 overall in 1969. Pace set the standard, winning the Outland Trophy in 1996 and the Lombardi Award in 1995 and 1996 before becoming one of the NFL’s most dominant tackles. Hicks, too, won the Outland and Lombardi in the same season and finished second in the Heisman vote in 1973. At the end of the 1980s, Lachey was one of the NFL’s best offensive lineman. Ward and Stringer were two-time All-American tackles. Stringer’s promising career with the Minnesota Vikings ended tragically when he died at age 27 from heatstroke. Bentley, the 2001 winner of the Rimington Trophy, has already played in his first Pro Bowl. <HR>​
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    The top ten offensive line schools of all-time - Fiu version (college only)

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    Quote: <HR>3. Ohio State
    The Buckeyes have had one of the best running games in college football over the last several decades and it's all due to the great linemen upfront. Orlando Pace, John Hicks were the most decorated, but there were plenty of All-Americans with a first-teamer from 1970 to 1977 and at least one from 1993 to 1998. Unsung stars like Rob Murphy and Chris Ward only help to boost the ranking.

    Ohio State's five greatest offensive linemen
    1) Orlando Pace - One of the greatest offensive linemen of all-time, Pace won the Lombardi Award in 1995 and 1996 and the Outland in 1996. He also finished fourth in the 1996 Heisman race after not allowing a sack in his last two seasons. He made the Pancake Block a common term.
    2) John Hicks - The leader of a great Buckeye running game featuring a young Archie Griffin, Hicks finished second for the 1973 Heisman.
    3) Korey Stringer - The late NFL star was a two-time All-American earning the honors in 1993 and 1994.
    4) Jim Lachey - More known for his pro career, Lachey didn't get much playing time until his senior year when he led the way for Keith Byars in 1984.
    5) LeCharles Bentley - The 2001 Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year and All-American also won the Rimington Award.​
     
  2. FKAGobucks877

    FKAGobucks877 The Most Power-Drunk

    Wasn't Rob Murphy a safety? :biggrin:

    I know, I know, that was Rob Kelly. Took me a second, though...
     

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