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Who Is the Greatest Buckeye "Athlete"?

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by LordJeffBuck, Jul 31, 2004.

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Who Is the Greatest Buckeye "Athlete"? (Please make FOUR selections)

  1. Brian Baschnagel

    40 vote(s)
    25.2%
  2. Morris Bradshaw

    7 vote(s)
    4.4%
  3. Butler By'not'e

    20 vote(s)
    12.6%
  4. Neal Colzie

    34 vote(s)
    21.4%
  5. Bruce Elia

    13 vote(s)
    8.2%
  6. Chris Gamble

    107 vote(s)
    67.3%
  7. Rod Gerald

    10 vote(s)
    6.3%
  8. Cie Grant

    57 vote(s)
    35.8%
  9. Matt Snell

    6 vote(s)
    3.8%
  10. Paul Warfield

    104 vote(s)
    65.4%
  11. Michael Wiley

    29 vote(s)
    18.2%
  12. Other

    42 vote(s)
    26.4%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    Welcome to the third installment of the "Greatest Buckeyes Ever" poll - this one allows you to vote for the best Buckeye "athlete", or player who excelled at multiple positions on the football field. Every Saturday, we will post a poll on "Who's the Greatest Buckeye" at each of the positions. The last poll, head coach, will open on the day of THE GAME, and close on December 30th. By New Years Day, we will have the Buckeye Planet All-Time Buckeye Team.

    All players selected for the poll will be from the "modern era", which we have more-or-less arbitrarily determined to have begun with the hiring of Woody Hayes in 1951. However, there will be a special poll for the older Buckeye stars, where you will be allowed to choose amongst such greats as Les Horvath, Vic Janowicz, Chic Harley, etc.

    Please vote on each poll, if you can. Also, please note that each poll will allow you to vote at least twice, as we would like to compile a first and second team. If you vote for "other", please let us know your selection(s) by setting forth the name(s) in a post.

    Polls will be posted as follows:

    1. Quarterback (OPEN - Rex Kern leads, with Craig Krenzel, Art Schlichter, and Joe Germain vying for second place)
    2. Tailback (OPEN - Archie and Eddie lead)
    3. Athlete (OPEN)
    4. Fullback
    5. Wide Receiver
    6. Tight End
    7. Offensive Tackle
    8. Offensive Guard
    9. Offensive Center
    10. Defensive Tackle
    11. Defensive End
    12. Outside Linebacker
    13. Middle Linebacker
    14. Safety
    15. Cornerback
    16. Kicker
    17. Punter
    18. "Old Timer"
    19. Head Coach

    So, please vote now for your All-Time Greatest Buckeye "Athlete"; please make FOUR selections.

    Thanks for your participation.

    NOTES: Bruce Elia started at FB in 1973, and led the Bucks in scoring (84 points); in 1974, he started at LB and led the team in tackles (144).

    Matt Snell started at HB in 1961; DE in 1962; and FB in 1963.

    Rod Gerald started at QB in 1977 and WR in 1978.

    Although Neal Colzie was an All-American at CB in 1974 (and could probably earn a spot at that position), he was arguably the best punt returner ever to play at OSU (17 yard per return average in 1973).

    Morris Bradshaw had an 88-yard TD run (second longest in Buckeye history) and an 88-yard KO return in the same game against Wisconsin (in '71 or '72), then started as a WR on the undefeated 1973 team. He later played in the NFL (for the Raiders, I believe).
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2004
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  2. Buckeye513

    Buckeye513 Stable Genius

    Can you add Joey Galloway to that please.
     
  3. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    Galloway will be at WR, which poll is coming up in a few weeks. Sometimes it is difficult to decide whether to put a player at one position or at "athlete". Colzie and Galloway are two such players, as are David Boston (OSU's all-time leading punt returner, as well as holder of several WR records and an AA at that position) and Ken-yon Rambo (known mostly as a WR, but is OSU's all-time leading KO returner). Please "write in" Galloway here, or wait until the WR poll. Thanks for your feedback.
     
  4. honor_defend

    honor_defend Newbie

    Paul Warfield...no contest really. He probably should be considered for greatest Buckeye in any category. This guy was a triple threat, lettered in track or could have played pro baseball. He was a winner everywhere he went (see championships with the Browns and Dolphins). I never think he gets his due and I'm not sure why, he seems like such a class act.
     
  5. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    I have met Paul Warfield, and he is a class act - a great Buckeye ambassador.
     
  6. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    Great job with this, LJB.
     
  7. BB73

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

    Warfield was my first choice. Too bad Jesse Owens didn't play football.
     
  8. DEBuckeye

    DEBuckeye It ain't easy, bein' cheesy.

    I immediately thought Jesse Owens as well, but then remembered that we were focusing on football....
     
  9. ekeen

    ekeen Banned

    I have had the privilege of shooting sporting clays with Rex Kern. Class act from top to bottom. Woody really had an impact on him.
     
  10. 3yardsandacloud

    3yardsandacloud Administrator Emeritus

  11. ZekeD

    ZekeD The Man From Kubasaki

    Other: Jesse Owens
     
  12. edbuck51

    edbuck51 SoCal Buckeye

    Tim Fox was an awesome athlete. He did backflips in the endzone. Reminded me of Ozzie Smith. Hopalong Cassidy played all over the field as well.
     
  13. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Warfield, Gamble, Bashnagel here
     
  14. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

  15. ashlandbuck

    ashlandbuck Banned

    Butler By'not'e??

    You guys are just kiddin' around, right?

    I'm going to vote for Elia just because of the transition from Fullback to Linebacker.
    Also, his interception in the Michigan game is one of my favorite memories and one of my favorite radio play by play calls.
    I can't remember the call exactly, but it went something like this:
    "Intercepted by Bruce Elia, he's to the 40, the 45, the 50, He's to the 45 and pushed out of bounds at the Michigan 44!!!! He shook off tacklers like you shake of raindrops"!!!
     

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