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Who Is the Greatest Buckeye Place Kicker?

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by LordJeffBuck, Oct 23, 2004.


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

Poll closed Dec 2, 2004.
  1. Bob Atha

    6 vote(s)
  2. Matt Frantz

    3 vote(s)
  3. Josh Jackson

    9 vote(s)
  4. Vlade Janakievski

    47 vote(s)
  5. Tom Klaban

    9 vote(s)
  6. Pat O'Morrow

    1 vote(s)
  7. Rich Spangler

    5 vote(s)
  8. Dan Stultz

    31 vote(s)
  9. Tim Williams

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

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Welcome to the fifteenth installment of the "Greatest Buckeyes Ever" poll - this one allows you to vote for the best Buckeye place kicker. 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 special polls for the current Buckeyes and 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 (CLOSED - John Frank first team, Rickey Dudley second team)
    7. Offensive Tackle (CLOSED - Orlando Pace, John Hicks, and Korey Stringer first team; Jim Davidson and Chris Ward second team)
    8. Offensive Guard (CLOSED - Jim Lachey and Jim Parker first team; Rob Murphy and Ken Fritz second team)
    9. Offensive Center (CLOSED - LeCharles Bentley first team, Jeff Uhlenhake second team)
    10. Defensive Tackle (OPEN - Dan Wilkinson and Jim Stillwagon lead, with Tim Anderson and Jim Marshall closing in)
    11. Defensive End (OPEN - Mike Vrabel and Will Smith lead)
    12. Linebacker (OPEN - Chris Spielman leads, with Randy Gradishar, Andy Katzenmoyer, Tom Cousineau, and Pepper Johnson also showing well)
    13. Safety (OPEN - Jack Tatum and Michael Doss lead)
    14. Cornerback (OPEN - Shawn Springs and Antoine Winfield lead)
    15. Kicker (OPEN)
    16. Punter
    17. Current Buckeyes
    18. "Old Time" Buckeyes
    19. Head Coach

    So, please vote now for your All-Time Greatest Buckeye Place Kicker; please make TWO selections.

    Note: Besides current Buckeye Mike Nugent (2002), Ohio State has never had an All-American place kicker. Vlade Janakievski was an All Big Ten selection twice ('79-'80), and Tim Williams ('93) and Dan Stultz ('00) made the team once each. Tom Klaban is best remembered for single-footedly beating Michigan in 1974, when the Bucks won The Game 12-10.

    The field goal percentage leaders (as taken from the official OSU records through the end of the 2003 season) are set forth below:

    *Mike Nugent .787
    Josh Jackson .735
    Matt Frantz .676
    Vlade Janakievski .672
    Dan Stultz .648
    Bob Atha .645
    Pat O'Morrow .638

    * Because he is a current Buckeye, Mike Nugent is not eligible for this poll; he will be listed in the "Future Greats" poll in week 17.

    Thanks for your participation.
  2. BIATCHabutuka

    BIATCHabutuka out of chaos comes playoffs

    rules be damned. i vote mike nugent.
  3. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Change the rules. Nugent is the best, Vlade is a distant second.
  4. Taxman2A

    Taxman2A Newbie


    The clear answer here is Nugent, it doesn't make much sense to have a poll and disqualify the likely #1 on a technicality. Might as well start a poll for greatest ALCS comebacks and disqualify the Red Sox because the season isn't over.
  5. MililaniBuckeye

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

    Since Nugent isn't an option (for now), I voted Klaban and Stultz, with Janakievski a very close third.

    Did you see the 52-yarder he hit today? Nearly dead-center within 10+ yards to spare.
  6. kn1f3party

    kn1f3party Junior

    I think Nugent is hands down the best we've ever had.
  7. stxbuck

    stxbuck Woody wore Sambas

    We don't win a NC if Nugent is not on the team. How many of the others can you say that about? You need to make an exception for this one, LJ. It is that obvious, IMO.
  8. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Boycotting this one LJB...

    Active players were involved in the NBA's 50 greatest players...

    Gotta have Nuge in there bro
  9. ScarletArrow

    ScarletArrow I'm wearing Gold Pants

    I can't vote for Matt Frantz since he missed the FG that would have beat scUm in '87.
  10. NJ-Buckeye

    NJ-Buckeye They Hate Us cuz They Ain't Us.. Banners are good Staff Member

    Ditto... this kid is special...
  11. JXC

    JXC 17-2 since 2001

    Gotta agree...can't vote unless the vote is for Nuge. How many games has he won for us now??? Isn't he 7/8 from 50+ now. Most teams would take a kicker that is 7/8 period...let alone from 50+. I'd love to see nothing more than him go out in his last game at the Shoe later this season with a game winning field goal. :)
  12. souL

    souL I.bulldoze

    Not like we're going to have to make room for any of the other budding superstars on this potent '04 Buckeye team if you want to include Nuge at this point.
  13. DA-Bucks

    DA-Bucks Trick shot artist Former FF The Deuce Champ

    I'm writing in Nugent. No reason to vote someone esle, he is the best ever.
  14. NJ-Buckeye

    NJ-Buckeye They Hate Us cuz They Ain't Us.. Banners are good Staff Member

    since we can't vote for Nuge, I'm gonna nominate Lou Groza just to drive WoodyWorshipper to excess drinking
  15. OilerBuck

    OilerBuck Sweet Crude

    I voted for Vlade and am writing in Nuge!

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