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Who Is the Greatest Buckeye Defensive End?

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by LordJeffBuck, Sep 25, 2004.


Who Is the Greatest Buckeye Defensive End? (Please make FOUR selections)

Poll closed Nov 4, 2004.
  1. Bob Brudzinski

    25 vote(s)
  2. Kelton Dansler

    2 vote(s)
  3. Van DeCree

    11 vote(s)
  4. Matt Finkes

    29 vote(s)
  5. Jim Houston

    16 vote(s)
  6. Jason Simmons

    12 vote(s)
  7. Will Smith

    68 vote(s)
  8. Alonzo Spellman

    34 vote(s)
  9. Mike Vrabel

    62 vote(s)
  10. Other

    4 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Welcome to the eleventh installment of the "Greatest Buckeyes Ever" poll - this one allows you to vote for the best Buckeye defensive end. 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 (CLOSED - Rex Kern is the first team QB, with Craig Krenzel as the second team selection)
    2. Tailback (CLOSED - no surprise: Archie is first team, Eddie is second)
    3. Athlete (CLOSED - Paul Warfield and Chris Gamble are first team; Cie Grant and Brian Bashnagel are second)
    4. Fullback (CLOSED - Pete Johnson first team and Jim Otis second team)
    5. Wide Receiver (CLOSED - Cris Carter and David Boston first team, Michael Jenkins and Joey Galloway second team)
    6. Tight End (OPEN - John Frank leads, with Rickey Dudley second and Ben Hartsock a close third)
    7. Offensive Tackle (OPEN - Orlando Pace, John Hicks, and Korey Stringer lead)
    8. Offensive Guard (OPEN - Jim Lachey and Jim Parker lead, with Rob Murphy also receiving plenty of votes)
    9. Offensive Center (OPEN - LeCharles Bentley and Jeff Uhlenhake lead)
    10. Defensive Tackle (OPEN - Dan Wilkinson and Jim Stillwagon lead, with Tim Anderson and Jim Marshall closing in)
    11. Defensive End (OPEN)
    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 (Football) Defensive End; please make FOUR selections.

    Note: The following candidates were All-Americans: Jim Houston (1958-59); Van DeCree (1973-74); Bob Brudzinski (1976); Mike Vrabel (1995-96); and Will Smith (2003). The others were All Big Ten selections.

    Thanks for your participation.
  2. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    I voted for:

    Jim Houston, Will Smith, Mike Vrabel and Jason Simmons (very underated)
  3. BB73

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

    I went with Houston, Smith, Vrabel, and DeCree, with apologies to Bob Brudzinski, whom I stood next to when we graduated.
  4. gold_pants

    gold_pants Sophmore

    It is amazing to me how many people forget what a great DE Jason was...
  5. scarletngray

    scarletngray Gold Pants

    Isn't Vrabel tOSU all time sack leader?
  6. gregorylee

    gregorylee I'd rather be napping!!


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