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Who Is the Greatest Buckeye Offensive Tackle?

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by LordJeffBuck, Aug 28, 2004.

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Who Is the Greatest Buckeye Offensive Tackle? (Please make FOUR selections)

Poll closed Oct 7, 2004.
  1. Jim Davidson

    16 vote(s)
    15.2%
  2. Dave Foley

    9 vote(s)
    8.6%
  3. John Hicks

    72 vote(s)
    68.6%
  4. Rufus Mayes

    10 vote(s)
    9.5%
  5. Orlando Pace

    100 vote(s)
    95.2%
  6. Kurt Schumacher

    4 vote(s)
    3.8%
  7. Korey Stringer

    70 vote(s)
    66.7%
  8. Doug Van Horn

    1 vote(s)
    1.0%
  9. Chris Ward

    16 vote(s)
    15.2%
  10. Other

    15 vote(s)
    14.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    Welcome to the seventh installment of the "Greatest Buckeyes Ever" poll - this one allows you to vote for the best Buckeye offensive tackles. 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 (OPEN - Archie and Eddie lead)
    3. Athlete (OPEN - Paul Warfield and Chris Gamble lead)
    4. Fullback (OPEN - Pete Johnson and Jim Otis lead)
    5. Wide Receiver (OPEN - Cris Carter and David Boston lead, with Jenkins, Galloway, and Glenn vying for third and fourth place)
    6. Tight End (OPEN - John Frank leads, with Ben Hartsock, Rickey Dudley, and Jan White battling for second place)
    7. Offensive Tackle (OPEN)
    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 Offenisve Tackle; please make FOUR selections.

    Note: All of the players in the poll were selected as All-Americans (Davidson in '64; Van Horn in '65; Foley in '68; Mayes in '68; Hicks in '72 and '73; Schumacher in '74; Ward in '76 and '77; Stringer in '93 and '94; and Pace in '95 and '96).

    Thanks for your participation.
     
  2. DiHard

    DiHard Guest

    i pick: in order...

    orlando pace.....greatest lineman period.
    john hicks...a baby step behind pace.
    charles csuri...big ten mvp in 42...father of digital art as professor emeritus at the Ohio State University.
    foley...3 time academic all-american.


    lordjeff....i added csuri/other...because he was the mvp on a national title team..an all-american...and one of the great buckeyes after his playing days were over
     
  3. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    Thanks for the input, Di. I'll have Csuri, Amling, and many others on the "Old Timers" list, which should be an interesting and much-discussed poll.

    FWIW, I voted for the four 2-time All-Americans; if I had to put them in order, I'd say Pace, Hicks, Stringer, Ward.
     
  4. BB73

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

    I went with Pace, Hicks, Stringer, and Mayes (barely over Ward).
     
  5. HineyBuck

    HineyBuck Old newb

    Dave Foley and Rufus Mayes may not have been, individually, the best OTs OSU has had. But, together, they were the best OT duo the Bucks have seen.
     
  6. luckobucko

    luckobucko Robust T

    I voted other because I didn't see Lachey's name on there - Pace, Hicks and Stringer were my other three picks..
     
  7. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Ditto.
     
  8. Savante

    Savante The Ruler's Back

    Almost, here.. I had Lachey just over Hayes. Not that it's bad company to be fifth on this list..
     
  9. scarletngray

    scarletngray Gold Pants

    Pace, Hicks, Stringer,
    Other: Lachey

    GO BUCKS!! :osu:
     
  10. I think this post could be named greatest offensive tackles in college football history with hicks, pace, stringer and lachey on the list
     
  11. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

    No Jim Parker? A lot of people say he was the best player they ever saw at any position...
     
  12. LoKyBuckeye

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

    no brainer... Pace then Hicks followed by Stringer and Lachey.

    :oh: :io:
     
  13. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    Parker was a guard; ditto for Lachey. You will see both of them on this Saturday's poll, along with other Buckeye greats such as All-Americans Rob Murphy, Ted Smith, Ken Fritz, and Aurealius Thomas.

    I believe that Lachey played OT for most of his pro career, however.

    OT's Doug France and William Roberts did not receive All-American recognition at Ohio State, but both had stellar Pro Bowl careers in the NFL.
     
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2004
  14. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    #1 Orlando Pace

    2 time Lombardi Award Winner, first sophmore to ever win the award 1995-1996, 1996 Outland Trophy Winner and a finalist for the heisman, 2 time All American, His last two years at OSU he did not allow a sack and recorded 76 pancake blocks as a senior (nobody knew what a pancake was until Pace)

    #2 John Hicks

    • First Team All-American - 1972, 1973
    • 2nd in Heisman Trophy - 1973
    • Outland Trophy Winner - 1973
    • Lombardi Trophy Winner - 1973
    • First Team All-Big Ten - 1972, 1973
    #3 Korey Stringer
    #4 Rufus Mayes
     
  15. KillerNut

    KillerNut Banned

    Lachey should defenetly be on the list.
     

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