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DB/PR Garcia Lane (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by DaytonBuck, Jun 23, 2004.

  1. DaytonBuck

    DaytonBuck I've always liked them

    I know he's the dad of Shaun, can anyone fill me in on his football career?
  2. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    Lane was an excellent cornerback and dangerous return man for the Buckeyes. He was a four year letterman from '80 through '83 and was elected as a team captain as a senior.
  3. DaytonBuck

    DaytonBuck I've always liked them

    Did he play in the NFL?
  4. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    Garcia Lane played as a DB and punt returner from 1981-83. He held tOSU's career record for punt return yardage at 895 yards, until David Boston broke the record in 1998. He still co-holds the Big-10 record for punt returns for TD's in a single game, 2 against Purdue on Oct. 8. 1983.

    He was all Big-10 in 1983, and was selected in the 3rd round (#61 overall) by Kansas City in the 1984 NFL draft.
  5. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand.

  6. DaytonBuck

    DaytonBuck I've always liked them

    WOSU may in fact be the best PBS station ever, thanks for the link.
  7. gregorylee

    gregorylee I'd rather be napping!!

    Pretty good db in the early 80's (pre Spielman) I think he played on the 85 Bears team too. (edit, I am wrong. that was shaun gale)


    He holds the record for the most punt returns for a TD in one game against Purdue in 83 (2 td's).(161 yds 26.8 per return)

    Also career leader in return yards (Dispatch)
    Career: Garcia Lane, 895 yards, 1980-83
    and All Big Ten in 83

    2nd in punt return career (89-895)
  8. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0 (Gary Housteau)


    On The Lighter Side : Garcia Lane. Good Read
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 11, 2006
  9. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    glad to see another thread in the alumni forum...
  10. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    BuckeyeXtra - The Columbus Dispatch : Buckeyes to honor former captain
  11. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    6. GARCIA LANE, 1981
    As a sophomore, Garcia Lane made an immediate impact for Earle Bruce. The Youngstown native recorded 13 pass break-ups in 12 games, the best per-game mark in program history for an Ohio State safety.

    Lane ended the year as the conference's top punt returner. He held that title for the next two years of his career, leading the Big Ten in punt returns his junior and senior year while finishing his career with six interceptions.
    brodybuck21 likes this.

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