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Who Is the Greatest Buckeye Fullback?

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by LordJeffBuck, Aug 7, 2004.

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Who Is the Greatest Buckeye Fullback? (Please make TWO selections)

Poll closed Sep 16, 2004.
  1. John Brockington

    24 vote(s)
    19.8%
  2. Bob Ferguson

    17 vote(s)
    14.0%
  3. Scottie Graham

    11 vote(s)
    9.1%
  4. Champ Henson

    2 vote(s)
    1.7%
  5. Pete Johnson

    80 vote(s)
    66.1%
  6. Jim Otis

    36 vote(s)
    29.8%
  7. Bob White

    3 vote(s)
    2.5%
  8. Other

    19 vote(s)
    15.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    Welcome to the fourth installment of the "Greatest Buckeyes Ever" poll - this one allows you to vote for the best Buckeye fullback. 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 - Paul Warfield and Chris Gamble lead)
    4. Fullback (OPEN)
    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 Fullback; please make TWO selections.

    Thanks for your participation.
     
  2. Hubbard

    Hubbard Administrator's Staff Member Bookie

    LJB, No Jamar Martin? Shame........
     
  3. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    Hubs - there are so many Buckeye greats at the FB position, and the last spot was between Champ Henson and Jamar Martin. Maybe I should have added an extra slot for Jamar... Feel free to vote for him as an "other".
     
  4. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Pete Johnson...OSU's all time leading scorer as a fullback. Tough to argue with that.

    Agree 100% that Jamar Martin should be on here to recieve my second vote.
     
  5. BB73

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

    1. Bob Ferguson. Finished second in the Heisman, while appearing on the most ballots, in our national championship season of 1961.

    2. Jim Otis. A close call over Pete Johnson, whom I met at a party in Lincoln or Morrill Tower before he ever played a game. His legs were huge.
     
  6. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    How do you define fullback? Was Pete Johnson really a fullback, or just a big running back? Was John Riggins a fullback? Is Mike Alstott? If you define a fullback as more of a lead blocker and goal-line guy, do any of these guys qualify?
     
  7. BB73

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

    If you're in the middle of a 'T' or a wishbone, or at the front of an 'I', you're a fullback to me. If there are split backs or a veer formation, it can get a little tougher to label.
     
  8. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    White, Ferguson, Otis, and Brockington all were voted All-Americans as fullbacks, and Johnson should have been; all are listed as fullbacks in Buckeye literature (as is Jamar Martin).
     
  9. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    Yes, but MIke Alstott has also been voted to the Pro Bowl as a fullback, but he's really not a fullback (at least not in the classic sense that Lorenzo Neal and others are). I'm not trying to say your list is worthless. I realize that most of these players are "officially" fullbacks.
     
  10. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Johnson, Ferguson, Brockington...


    Champ Henson will always be a what if question...terrible to think how good he could have been.
     
  11. Buckeyejeff

    Buckeyejeff Newbie

    Would love to see Branden Joe have a big year and become one of the greats.
     
  12. honor_defend

    honor_defend Newbie

    pete!

    Pete Johnson was the best I ever saw. He was absolutely a Mack Truck at the goal line.

    I think those guys from earlier than 1970 (or even 1990) probably get less votes because of the age biases among this voting population. I'm guilty myself.

    Best fullback name: Vaughn Broadnax.
     
  13. Brutus1

    Brutus1 Don't be penurious, donate to the BP Spring Dr.

    Pete. :oh: :io:
     
  14. 3yardsandacloud

    3yardsandacloud Administrator Emeritus

    Johnson & Ferguson.

    Is that "officially" OK with you tibor? :lol:
     
  15. LoKyBuckeye

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

    1 - Pete Johnson

    2- Jim Otis
     

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