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Who Is the Greatest Buckeye Safety?

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by LordJeffBuck, Oct 9, 2004.


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

Poll closed Nov 18, 2004.
  1. Will Allen

    38 vote(s)
  2. Todd Bell

    8 vote(s)
  3. Michael Doss

    109 vote(s)
  4. Tim Fox

    55 vote(s)
  5. Ray Griffin

    18 vote(s)
  6. Roger Harper

    5 vote(s)
  7. Damon Moore

    49 vote(s)
  8. Mike Sensibaugh

    27 vote(s)
  9. Vince Skillings

    0 vote(s)
  10. Jack Tatum

    117 vote(s)
  11. Other

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

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Welcome to the thirteenth installment of the "Greatest Buckeyes Ever" poll - this one allows you to vote for the best Buckeye safety. 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 (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 - Mike Vrabel and Will Smith lead)
    12. Linebacker (OPEN - Chris Spielman leads, with Randy Gradishar, Andy Katzenmoyer, and Tom Cousineau also showing well)
    13. Safety (OPEN)
    14. Cornerback
    15. Kicker
    16. Punter
    17. Current Buckeyes
    18. "Old Time" Buckeyes
    19. Head Coach

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

    Note: Most of the candidates were All-American selections: Jack Tatum ('69-'70); Mike Sensibaugh ('70); Tim Fox ('75); Ray Griffin ('77); Damon Moore ('98); Michael Doss ('00-'02); and Will Allen ('03). Vince Skillings was a three-time All Big Ten selection as a DB/S/CB ('78-'80); Todd Bell made the team twice as a LB/S ('79-'80) and Roger Harper once ('92).

    Thanks for your participation.
  2. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Tatum, Fox, Doss, and Griffin...that may have been the toughest poll yet

    Allen had a great senior year, Sensibaugh was a player, and Damon Moore was a ballhawk
  3. BB73

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

    Tatum, Doss, Sensibaugh, and Fox in a tough call for the last spot.
  4. martinss01

    martinss01 blissfully stupid

    yeah, this one was really tough. partially because half the guys on the list i have never seen play. the best (i have seen) are without question damon moore and doss. moore imo was the better all around safety.

    moore, doss, fox, and tatum. just wish i knew more about the rest of the list. damn you curse of youth!! *shake fist* :biggrin:
  5. exhawg

    exhawg Mirror Guy Staff Member

    Hey where's Dustin Fox on that list. I thought he was supposed to be a safety. :p
  6. strohs

    strohs Go Bucks!

    moore (one of my all time favs!)
    tatum (thats a given)
  7. Saw31

    Saw31 High Seas Rogue

    Taken from a Raider fansite:

    "In 2001, Jim Tressel, head coach of Jack’s Alma Matter, Ohio State University, instituted the “Jack Tatum hit of the week award,” given to the player who had the most impressive collision in a game on a weekly basis. A fine tribute to a man who hit harder than a sledgehammer."

    I hadn't heard this. Do they still give out this award?

    The "Assassin" was a monster!!
  8. stxbuck

    stxbuck Woody wore Sambas

    This is the easiest of any position to choose. There is Jack Tatum-and there is everyone else. He was the scariest hitter ever-because he lived for the hit-he claims (and I believe) that he gave up 2 or 3 ints a year just to jack a dude. coming out of New Jersey in 1967, he was considered the #1 recruit in the nation. I would highly recommend "They Call Me Assassin" and "They Still Call Me Assassi"-also available in a combo edition, which I own-for a realistivc look at both the NFL and Woody's Buckeyes/Woody's personality.
  9. strohs

    strohs Go Bucks!

    Yup, tress usually announces it during his monday or tuesday PC
  10. LoKyBuckeye

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

    Tatum... no question #1
    Doss... talent and leadership, no NC without him.
    Moore... used to love watching him hit
    Bell... ditto
  11. gbearbuck

    gbearbuck Herbie for President

    not even close... Tatum is head and shoulders above anybody else on that list... so I only voted for him...
  12. BIATCHabutuka

    BIATCHabutuka out of chaos comes playoffs

    did tatum ever line up at safety at osu? i thought he was corner all the way in college but then again i am not that old.
  13. NJ-Buckeye

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

    1970-1971 Buckeyes

    Corners were Tim Anderson (drafted rd 1) and Doug Adams (drafted rd 7)...

    Tatum was the FS.. and obviously drafted Round 1

    oh, and Sensibaugh was the other safety (drafted rd 8)

    That was a defensive backfield ...
    and by the way.. OSU had 12 drafted in 1971 draft

    sorry JO4H.. your boy went the year earlier...

    Hell.. while we're at it... just so you don't think that only 2002 was tits...
    same team had two RBs go round 1... Brockington & Hayden...
    and Kern was drafted as a safety...
    Stillwagon was in the middle...
    next to Stan White who went the next year...
    and Deleone was the center...

    damn, I was young with LOTS of older sports junkie brothers...
    and that team was tits...
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2004
  14. BIATCHabutuka

    BIATCHabutuka out of chaos comes playoffs

    thanks for the info NJ.

    the only game i have from that era is the 68 season - 69 rose bowl and i swore that tatum was corner. got mine at walmart for something like 19.97.

    i have also seen some clips on buckeye classics, specifically the 68 purdue game, and i swore he was a corner then too. i guess i swear too much, oh-fucking-well.

    never knew they moved him to safety at OSU after his soph year, always thought that was an NFL thing.
  15. Airspace

    Airspace Newbie

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