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tBBC Orlando Pace Is Officially A Member Of The Nfl Hall Of Fame

Discussion in 'News' started by jcollingsworth, Aug 7, 2016.

  1. Orlando Pace Is Officially A Member Of The Nfl Hall Of Fame
    via our good friends at Buckeye Battle Cry
    Visit their fantastic blog and read the full article (and so much more) here

    It is official. Orlando Lamar Pace is a member of the NFL Hall of Fame.

    Joining Pace in the class of 2016 were Bret Favre, the great Green Bay Packers QB, Tony Dungy, a trail-blazing coach and Super Bowl winner; one of his stars, Marvin Harrison; Kevin Greene; Ken Stabler; Dick Stanfel; and Ed DeBartolo Jr.

    There have been many accomplishments the great Offensive Lineman delivered for the proud Buckeye Nation. Allow us to pause and refresh our memories of his complete proficiency on the football field:

    • In 1995 Orlando would become the first sophomore to win the Lombardi Award.
    • In 1996 he’d repeat – becoming the first to ever win the Lombardi Award twice.
    • In 1995 and 1996 he was a first-team consensus All-American.
    • He was also first-team All-Big Ten Conference in 1995 & 1996.
    • In 1996 he would wind up in the top 4 vote getters for the Heisman; not since OSU’s John Hicks way back in 1972 had this been accomplished
    • Orlando was the first overall pick of the 1997 NFL Draft – going to the St. Louis Rams.

    What we can also be proud of is his starting of the O-H-I-O chant at the Gold Jacket ceremony at Fawcett Stadium Saturday night upon his introduction.

    His emotional speech too is a tool of pride for all of us who are Scarlet and Gray:

    Buckeye Nation is proud. I am sure all Rams fans everywhere are too. Thank you Mr. Pace for all the great times we witnessed with your dominance. And, of course, never forgotten, thank you for giving us arm-chairs in the thermosphere of scarlet & gray bragging rights to the pancake block.

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