Men's Varsity "O" Hall of Fame

Alphabetical List

By Sport and Class

BASEBALL
Class of 1978
Dr. Stephen Arlin, 1965-66
John W. Bricker, 1914
George Trautman, 1912-13-14

Class of 1990
Stewart Hein, 1950-51-52

Class of 1995
Galen Cisco, 1955-56-57
               Football 1955-55-57

Class of 1996
Ray Shoup, 1965-66-67

Class of 1999
Mike Durant, 1989-90-91

Class of 2001
Chuck Brinkman, 1964-66
Pete Perini, 1946-50
               Football 1946-50

Class of 2003
Nick Wasylik, 1935-38
               Football 1934-37, Basketball 1934

Class of 2006
Alex Eckelman, 1994-97
Ron Nischwitz, 1957-58

Class of 2008
John Edwards, 1958

Class of 2010
Fred Norton, 1914-17
               Basketball, 1914-17
               Football, 1914-17
               Track, 1914-17

 


BASKETBALL
Class of 1977
Paul E. Ebert, 1952-53-54
               Baseball 1951-54-55
John Havlicek, 1960-61-62
               Baseball 1960-61
James R. Hull, 1937-38-39
Jerry R. Lucas, 1960-61-62
John F. Miner, 1923-24-25

Class of 1978
Gary Bradds, 1962-63-64
William Hosket, Sr., 1932-33
William Hosket, Jr., 1966-67-68

Class of 1979
Robin Freeman, 1954-55-56

Class of 1980
Fred Taylor, 1949-50
               Baseball 1947-48-49-50
               Basketball Coach 1959-76

Class of 1981
Richard D. Schnittker, 1948-49-50
               Football 1949

Class of 1982
Frank Howard, 1956-57-58
               Baseball 1957-58-59

Class of 1983
Larry Siegfried, 1959-60-61

Class of 1984
James M. Clemons, 1969-70-71

Class of 1985
Melvyn Nowell, 1960-61-62

Class of 1986
Kelvin Ransey, 1977-78-79-80

Class of 1992
Allan Hornyak, 1971-72-73

Class of 1994
Dennis Hopson, 1984-85-86-87

Class of 1996
Don Grate, 1944-45

Class of 1998
Jim Jackson, 1990-91-92

Class of 1999
Herb Williams, 1978-79-80-81

Class of 2000
Dave Sorenson, 1968-69-70

Class of 2001
Clark Kellogg, 1980-82

Class of 2003
Nick Wasylik, 1934
               Football 1934-37, Baseball 1935-38

Class of 2004
Arnie Risen, 1944-45

Class of 2009
Michael Redd, 1998-00

Class of 2010
Fred Norton, 1914-17
               Football, 1914-17
               Baseball, 1914-17
               Track, 1914-17

 


DIVING
Class of 1977
Albert Patnik, 1938-39-40

Class of 1978
Miller Anderson, 1942-46-47-48

Class of 1979
Bruce Harlan, 1947-48-49-50

Class of 1980
Bob Clotworthy, 1951-52-53

Class of 1981
Earl Clark, 1939-40-41

Class of 1982
Donald D. Harper, 1956-57-58
               Gymnastics 1956-57-58

Class of 1983
Patrick Tim Moore, 1972-73-74-75

Class of 1984
Ronald F. O'Brien, 1957-58-59
               Gymnastics 1957-58-59

Class of 1986
Louis V. Vitucci, 1961-62-63

Class of 1987
Frank Dempsey, 1941-42-43

Class of 1989
Hobie Billingsley, 1945-48-49-50

Class of 1992
Jimmy Patterson, 1936-37-38

Class of 1993
Mark Bradshaw, 1982-83-84-85

Class of 1998
Fletcher Gilders, 1954-56

Class of 1999
Thomas Gompf, 1959-60-61

Class of 2000
Kent Vosler, 1974-75-77-78

Class of 2001
Mike Finneran, 1968-69, '71

Class of 2005
Patrick Jeffrey, 1984-86, 1988

 


FENCING
Class of 2000
William Hunt, 1942-43

Class of 2007
Ivan Gilbert, 1940-42

 

FOOTBALL
Class of 1977
Howard Cassady, 1953-54-55
               (Baseball 1954-55-56)
Wes Fesler, 1928-29-30
               (Basketball 1929-30-31)
               (Baseball 1929-30-31)
               (Football Coach 1947-50)
Ernie Godfrey, 1912-13-14
               (Basketball 1914-15)
Chic Harley, 1916-17-18
               (Basketball 1920-21)
               (Baseball 1917-19)
               (Track 1917)
Leslie Horvath, 1940-41-42
Victor Janowicz, 1949-50-51
James Parker, 1954-55-56
William K. Willis, 1942-43-44
               (Track 1942-43)

Class of 1978
Ralph W. Hoyer, 1903-04-04
Gomer Jones, 1934-35
Rex Kern, 1968-69-70
Richard C. Larkins, 1928-29-30
               (Basketball 1929-30)
               (Athletic Director 1946-70)
James Lincoln, 1903-04-05
Jim Marshall, 1957-58
Gaylord Stinchcomb, 1917-19-20
Gust Zarnas, 1935-36-37

Class of 1979
Jack Dugger, 1942-43-44
               (Basketball 1941-42-43)
               (Track 1941-42-43)
Jim Houston, 1957-58-59
Marty Karow, 1924-25-26
               (Baseball 1924-25-26)
               (Baseball Coach 1950-75)
Jim Stillwagon, 1968-69-70
Paul Warfield, 1961-62-63
               (Track 1961-62-63)

Class of 1980
William M Bell, 1929-30-31
Harlod Cunningham, 1923, 24, 25
               (Basketball 1924-25-26)
Lewis Hinchman, 1930-31-32
Iolas Huffman, 1918-19-20
               (Baseball 1919-20-21)
Esco Sarkkinen, 1937-38-39
               (Assistant Coach 1946-78)

Class of 1981
Warren Amling, 1944-45-46
               (Basketball 1944-45-46)
Sidney Gillman, 1931-32-33
Archie M. Griffin, 1972-73-74,75
Jack Tatum, 1968-69-70
Merle Wendt, 1934-35-36

Class of 1982
Arnold Chonko, 1962-63-64

Class of 1983
Randy Gradishar, 1971-72-73
Dwight "Ike" Kelley, 1963-64-65

Class of 1984
William "Tippy" Dye, 1934-35-36
               (Basketball 1935-36-37)
               (Basketball Coach 1947-50)
David Foley, 1966-67-68
               (Track 1967-68-69)
Rufus L. Mayes, 1966-67-68
Douglas C. Van Horn, 1963-64-65

Class of 1985
Edwin A. Hess, 1025-26-27
John C. Hicks, 1970-72-73

Class of 1986
William C. Hackett, 1942-43-44
James A. McDonald, 1935-36-37

Class of 1987
Bob Ferguson, 1959-60-61
Campbell "Honus" Graf, 1938-39-40
               (Basketball 1913-14-15)
               (Baseball 1913-14-15)
Loren "Bob" White, 1957-58=59

Class of 1988
Jack Graf, 1938-39-40
               (Basketball 1939-40-41)
               (Asst. Basketball Coach 1944-70)
Tom Perdue, 1959-60-61
               (Baseball 1960-61-62)
Don Scott, 1938-39-40
               (Basketball 1939)
Jan White, 1968-69-70

Class of 1989
Chris Ward, 1974-75-76-77

Class of 1990
Van DeCree, 1972-73-74

Class of 1991
Lin Houston, 1941-42
Tom Skladany, 1972-73-74

Class of 1992
Aurealius Thomas, 1955-56-57

Class of 1993
Bob Brudzinski, 1973-74-75
Charles Csuri, 1941-42-43

Class of 1995
Tom Cousineau, 1975-76-77-78
Dean Dugger, 1952-53-54

Class of 1996
Dick Fisher, 1939-40-41-45
               (Basketball 1941-42)
Jim Otis, 1967-68-69
Bob Shaw, 1941-42

Class of 1997
Bill Miller, 1948-49-50
               (Wrestling 1948-49-50)
Mike Sensibaugh, 1968-69-70
Tim Spencer, 1979-80-81-82

Class of 1998
Gene Fekete, 1942
John Frank, 1980-83
Tim Fox, 1973-76
Cornelius Green, 1972-75

Class of 1999
Jim Lachey, 1981-82-83-84
Marcus Marek, 1979-80-81-81

Class of 2000
Keith Byars, 1982-83-84-85
Ollie Cline, 1944-45-46-47
Chris Spielman, 1984-85-86-87

Class of 2001
Thomas "Pepper" Johnson, 1982-85
Pete Perini, 1946-50
               Baseball 1946-50
Steve Tovar, 1989-92

Class of 2002
John Brockington, 1968-70
Tom De Leone, 1969-71
Cecil Souders, 1942-47

Class of 2003
Cris Carter, 1984-86
Jack Lininger, 1945, 47-49
Tom Matte, 1957-60
Korey Stringer, 1992-94
Nick Wasylik, 1934-37
               Basketball 1934, Baseball 1935-38

Class of 2004
Vlade Janakievski, 1977-80
Steve Myers, 1972-74
Paul Sarringhaus, 1941-42, 1945

Class of 2005
Kurt Schumacher, 1971-74
Bob Momsen, 1950

Class of 2006
Eddie George, 1992-95
Ted Provost, 1967-69

Class of 2007
Pete Johnson, 1973-76

Class of 2008
Bobby Hoying, 1993-95
Jeff Uhlenhake, 1985-88

Class of 2009
Neal Colzie, 1972-74
Andy Katzenmoyer, 1996-98
Dick LeBeau, 1956-58
Pandel Savic, 1947-49

Class of 2010
Fred "Curly" Morrison, 1946-49
Fred Norton, 1914-17
               Basketball, 1914-17
               Baseball, 1914-17
               Track, 1914-17

 


GOLF
Class of 1977
Jack Nicklaus, 1960-61

Class of 1980
Bob Kepler, 1930-31-32
               Golf Coach 1938-65

Class of 1981
John Lorms, 1941-42-43

Class of 1983
Thomas Nieporte, 1950-51

Class of 1985
Tom Weiskopf, 1962

Class of 1986
John C. Cook, 1976-77-78

Class of 1988
Rick Jones, 1954-55-56

Class of 1990
Howard Baker Saunders, 1945-46-47

Class of 1992
Joey Sindelar, 1979-80-81

Class of 1993
Chris Perry, 1981-82-83-84

Class of 1997
Clark Burroughs, 1982-83-84-85

Class of 2000
Chris Smith, 1988-89-90-91

Class of 2005
Steve Groves, 1970-73

Class of 2010
Mark Balen, 1976-79

 


GYMNASTICS
Class of 1996
Mike Racanelli, 1987-88-89-90

Class of 2004
Blaine Wilson, 1994-97

Class of 2006
Kip Simons, 1991-94

Class of 2008
Drew Durbin, 1994-97

Class of 2010
Jamie Natalie, 1998-2001

 


ICE HOCKEY
Class of 1994
Paul Pooley, 1981-82-83-84

Class of 2001
Bill McKenzie, 1970-72

Class of 2005
Jamie Macoun, 1981-83

 


LACROSSE
Class of 1993
Terry Gilmore, 1977-78-79

Class of 2000
Paul Hartman, 1955-56-57
               Lacrosse Coach 1961-66

Class of 2003
Skip Van Bourgondien, 1971-73

Class of 2008
Fred Keller, 1956-58

 

RIFLE & PISTOL
Class of 1999
George Martin, 1947-48-49-50

 


SOCCER
Class of 2005
Richard Castillo, 1980-83

Class of 2008
Fred Keller, 1956-58

 


SWIMMING
Class of 1977
Ford H. Konno, 1952-53-54-55
William M. Smith, 1943-47-48-49

Class of 1978
Yoshi Oyakawa, 1952-53-54-55

Class of 1979
Keo Nakama, 1942-43-44

Class of 1981
Albert M. Wiggins, 1954-55-56

Class of 1983
Jack Taylor, 1950-51-52

Class of 1984
Richard F. Cleveland, 1952-53-54
John H. Higgins, 1938-39-40

Class of 1987
Halo Hirose, 1946-47-48

Class of 1988
James Counsilman, 1943-46-47

Class of 1996
L.B. Schaefer, 1961-62-63

Class of 1997
Gerald Holan, 1951-52-53

Class of 1999
Bill Neunzig, 1937-38

Class of 2002
Harley M. ‘Marty’ Mull, 1962-64

Class of 2005
Artie Wolfe, 1960-63

Class of 2009
Bob Hopper, 1965-67

 


TENNIS
Class of 1987
Francisco Gonzalez, 1974-75-76

Class of 1994
Ernie Fernandez, 1979-80-81-81

Class of 1997
Aris Franklin, M.D., 1943-44-45-46

Class of 2004
Ty Tucker, 1989-1991

 


TRACK and CROSS COUNTRY
Class of 1977
Jesse Owens, 1934-35
George Simpson, 1928-29-30
Larry Snyder, 1922-23-24
               Track Coach 1932-42, 1946-65

Class of 1978
Glenn Davis, 1956-57-58-59
Malvin Whitfield, 1945-46-47-48-49

Class of 1979
David Albritton, 1935-36-37

Class of 1980
Jack Keller, 1931-32-33

Class of 1981
Charles Beetham, 1934-35-36
Malvin Walker, 1934-35-36

Class of 1982
Robert Wright, 1941-42-47

Class of 1983
George P. Guthrie, 1924-25-26

Class of 1989
Pete Rasmus, 1927-28-29

Class of 1991
Dallas Dupre, 1942-43-47

Class of 1995
Harry "Butch" Reyonlds, 1986-87

Class of 1996
Lloyd Duff, 1946-47-48
Ralph Tyler, 1943-44

Class of 1997
Joe Greene, 1987-88-89-90
Ralph Hammond, 1940-41-42

Class of 1998
John Schmidt, 1942-45

Class of 1999
Mark Crogan, 1988-89-90-91

Class of 2006
Kevin Akins, 1979-82

Class of 2009
Robert Gary, 1992-95

Class of 2010
Fred Norton, 1914-17
               Basketball, 1914-17
               Baseball, 1914-17
               Football, 1914-17

 


VOLLEYBALL
Class of 1985
Doug Beal, 1969
               Volleyball Coach 1972-74

Class of 2001
Marc Waldie, 1974-77

Class of 2002
Aldis Berzins, 1975-78

Class of 2007
Andy Dumpis, 1977-80

Class of 2010
Ángel Aja, 1997-2000

 


WRESTLING
Class of 1980
Harry Steel, 1923-24
               Football 1922-23

Class of 1997
Jim Humphrey, 1971-72
Bill Miller, 1948-49-50
               (Football 1948-49-50)

Class of 1998
George Bollas, 1945-46
Dave Reinbolt, 1965-67

Class of 2001
Jude Skove, 1982, 84-86

Class of 2004
Kevin Randleman, 1991-93

Class of 2006
Adam DiSabato, 1989-91, 1993

Class of 2010
David Camaione, 1958-60

 


COACHES
Class of 1977
Michael Peppe, Swimming/Diving, 1961-63
J.W. Wilce, Football, 1913-28

Class of 1978
Woody Hayes, Football, 1951-78
Fred Stahl, Basetball, 1951-59
               Baseball 1947-50
               Golf 1966

Class of 1991
Jim Brown, Golf, 1974-09
               Basketball 1963-65
               Golf 1963-65
Paul Brown, Football, 1941-43

Class of 1996
Vince Panzano, Diving, 1977-Present

Class of 1998
Dr. Robert L. Bartels, Swimming/Diving, 1963-67

Class of 2004
Earle Bruce, Football, 1979-87

Class of 2008
Bob Todd, Baseball, 1987-present

ADMINISTRATION
Class of 1977
L.W. St. John, Athletic Director, 1912-47

Class of 1993
J. Edward Weaver, Athletic Director, 1970-77

Class of 1998
Dr. Robert Murphy, Head Team Physician, 1952-93

Class of 2007
Marv Homan, 1948-87

TRAINER
Class of 1980
Ernie Biggs, 1945-72

LOYALTY
Lou Flacher
Dr. William D. Heintz
Dr. Chalmer Hixson
Marv Homan
Frank "Moose" Machinsky
Saul Maggeid
Robert Ries
Alex Schoenbaum
Ralph Waldo

HONORARY VARSITY "O"
Fred Beekman
Mike Bordner
John Bozick
Earle Bruce
Mike Dolan
Jack Evans
Novice Fawcett
Billy Hill
Paul Hornung
Jim Jones
Jim McDonough
Dr. Robert Murphy
Richard Smith
Steve Snapp
J. Edward Weaver
Manly Whitcomb
Dr. Judson Wilson

 

 

Alphabetical Bios

Ángel Aja
Men's Volleyball 1997-2000
Inducted: 2010
A two-time AVCA and Volleyball Magazine All-American, Angel Aja holds the Ohio State career records for assists (6,797) and assists per game (18.52). A four-time All-Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association selection and the league's player of the year as a senior, Aja holds nine of the Top 10 single-match and three of the Top 4 single-season assist marks in Ohio State history. The MIVA tournament's most valuable player in 2000 when he led the squad to the conference title, he was named to the NCAA all-tournament team after leading the Buckeyes to a runner-up finish his senior season. He ranked in the Top 3 in the nation in assists per game each of his last three years and he was first nationally as a junior (19.59). Aja was part of two outright MIVA regular-season championship squads and the team shared the title his junior campaign. Aja, who received the Big Ten Conference Medal of Honor as the outstanding male senior student-athlete at Ohio State, was a four-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and three-time Academic All-Big Ten choice.
David Albritton
Track & Field 1936-38
Inducted: 1979
David Albritton was one of the Buckeyes' many track greats of the 1930s. He was a three-time All-American high jumper and three-time National Champion. Albritton won a Silver Medal in the 1936 Olympics. During his freshman year at Ohio State, he established the school high jump record and followed with a world record as a sophomore.
Warren Amling
Basketball/Football 1944-46
Inducted: 1981
Warren Amling was a two-time All-American at guard and team captain of the football team in 1946. Equally adept on offense and defense, Amling was a starter on the 1944 undefeated Big Ten Championship team. A two-sport star, Amling played guard on the 1946 basketball team that won the Big Ten Championship and finished third in the NCAA tournament. In 1947, Amling won the Big Ten Medal of Honor for academic and athletic excellence.
Miller Anderson
Diving 1946-48
Inducted: 1978
Captain of the 1947 swimming and diving team, Miller Anderson competed in three Big Ten and three NCAA championships. He won 16 major championships during his career, including five National, three Big Ten and eight NAAU titles. He competed in both the 1948 and the 1952 Olympics and won two medals in the 1951 Pan Am Games.
Steve Arlin
Baseball 1965-66
Inducted: 1978
Steve Arlin is considered one of the top pitchers in Ohio State baseball history. The two-time all-Big Ten and All-American posted a 24-3 record in two years with the Buckeyes. He struck out 294 batters and finished his career with a winning percentage of .889. Arlin posted an 11-1 record in 1966 and earned College World Series MVP honors while leading the Buckeyes to the National Championship.
Kevin Akins
Track 1979-82
Inducted: 2006
Four-time letterwinner … indoor All-America in 1982 … named Big Ten Athlete of the Championship (outdoor) in 1982 … set Ohio State outdoor shot put record 68-8.5 in 1982 … won Big Ten Conference outdoor individual shot put championships in both 1981 and ’82.
Mark Balen
Men's Golf 1976-79
Inducted: 2010
Mark Balen is one of just three Buckeyes to earn four All-America honors, while also collecting three first team All-Big Ten selections. He helped lead the Buckeyes to four-consecutive Big Ten championships and three Top 10 NCAA championship finishes, capped off with a national championship his senior season. In 1979, Balen was selected to the prestigious Walker Cup team. He ranks sixth on the Ohio State individual tournament wins list with five in his career. He was the Big Ten individual champion in 1977 and won the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate his freshman season of 1976. In that freshman campaign, Balen won the Les Bolstad Award for the Big Ten's lowest stroke average. Balen joins coach Jim Brown (91), John Cook (1986) and Joey Sindelar (1992) from the 1979 NCAA championship squad as inductees into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame. Balen pursued a professional career after his time at Ohio State and has continued to play on the Champions Tour.
Robert Bartels
Swimming/Diving Coach (1963-67)
Inducted: 1998
OSU letterwinner 1949-51 ... A member of three Big Ten championship teams (1949-51) and two national championship teams (1949-50) ... Named first team All-America in 1949 ... Head swimming coach at Kenyon College, 1952-54, and Ohio University, 1954-59 ... Was an assistant coach at OSU from 1959-63, where he helped OSU win a national championship in 1962 ... Appointed head swimming and diving coach in 1963 ... Became an official at the annual Big Ten and NCAA championship meets, a capacity in which he still serves ... Awarded the Distinguished Coach Award from the College Swimming Coaches Association in 1974 ... Created the Ohio State University Faculty/Staff Fitness Program in 1975, which he directed until 1989 ... President of the OSU Faculty Club in 1984-85 .
Doug Beal
Volleyball/Coach 1969, 1972-74
Inducted: 1985
All-American Doug Beal helped lead the 1969 Buckeyes to a 24-0 record and their first MIVA title. In 1972, he coached Ohio State to the MIVA Championship. During his three years as coach, his teams posted a combined record of 52-15. After leaving OSU, he gained national recognition as coach of the 1984 United States Gold Medal Olympic Team. Beal is a driving force behind amateur volleyball in America.
Charles Beetham
Track & Field 1935-37
Inducted: 1981
Charles Beetham was considered to be one of the top half-milers in the country during the 1930s, setting a world record in the 800-meter run. He was a three-time Big Ten outdoor 880-meter champion, winning the event in 1934, 1935 and 1936. In 1935, he was the recipient of the Gold Track Shoe Award. A two-time All-American, Beetham was the NCAA outdoor 800-meter champion in 1936 and captain of the 1936 Ohio State team.
William M. Bell
Football 1929-31
Inducted: 1980
William Bell was a three-time letterwinner in football and was named to the all-Big Ten team as a senior. The honorable mention All-American guard was the first African American to play football for Ohio State. Bell went on to serve as a professor and a distinguished career in the United States Air Force, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Aldis Berzins
Volleyball 1975-78
Inducted: 2002
OSU’s star outside hitter led the Buckeyes to four Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA) championships (1975, ‘76, ‘77 and ‘78) and four appearances in the NCAA Final Four (1975, ‘76, ‘77 and ‘78) ... the 1977 team was the first non-West Coast team to advance to the championship game ... OSU finished third in the nation three times and second once ... team went 105-14 in his four years ... was the MIVA Player of the Year in 1977 and ‘78 and was a three-time All-MIVA First Team selection (1976, ‘77 and ‘78) ... two-time NCAA all-tournament team selection (1977 and 1978) ... Volleyball Magazine All-American in 1977 and 1978 ... starting outside hitter for the 1984 USA Olympic gold medal team ... a member of the U.S. women’s coaching staff at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta ... the volleyball team’s third inductee.
Ernie Biggs
Training 1945-1972
Inducted: 1980
Ernie Biggs was Ohio State's head football and basketball trainer from 1945 until 1972. Nationally known for his contributions to athletic training, he could predict the severity and the duration of most injuries and held a patent on a knee brace he designed. He was president of the National Athletic Trainers Association. The Ernie Biggs Athletic Training Facility is named in his honor.
Hobie Billingsley
Diving 1945, 1948-50
Inducted: 1989
Hobie Billingsley swept the NCAA one and three-meter boards championships as a freshman diver in 1945 and went on to win All -America recognition three more times before graduating in 1950. Billingsley achieved his greatest fame as the diving coach at Indiana University. His many accomplishments with the Hoosiers included 115 National Champions, two Olympic Gold Medalists, four Pan Am Gold Medalists and 18 Big Ten Champions.
George Bollas
Wrestling 1945-46
Inducted: 1998
National champion in 1946 in the heavyweight class ... Named to the All-America team in 1946 ... Won Big Ten championship titles in the heavyweight class in 1945 and '46 ... Helped the Buckeyes to fourth place finishes in the Big Ten both years he competed, the highest any OSU team had finished in nine years.
Gary Bradds
Basketball 1962-64
Inducted: 1978
Gary Bradds was a two-time All-America, Big Ten MVP and all-Big Ten choice. In 1964, he was named National Player of the Year, averaging 30.6 points a game and putting together an incredible string of six straight games in which he scored 40 or more points.
Mark Bradshaw
Diving 1982-85
Inducted: 1993
Mark Bradshaw won the NCAA three-meter diving title in 1983. A specialist on both the one-meter and three-meter boards, Mark Bradshaw earned All-America honors all four years he competed at Ohio State. Considered one of the top divers in the world, Bradshaw was also a two-time Olympian.
John Bricker
Inducted: 1978
A long-time friend of the University, John Bricker was first appointed a University Trustee of OSU in 1948. He served as Governor of Ohio from 1939 to 1945 and as a United States Senator from 1947 to 1959. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in 1916 and a bachelor of laws degree in 1920, both from Ohio State. Bricker was a star catcher on the Buckeye baseball team in 1915-1916.
Chuck Brinkman
Baseball 1964-66
Inducted: 2001
Considered the finest catcher in Ohio State history … lettered three years (1964-66) and was captain of the Buckeyes' 1966 National Championship team … helped OSU to a three-year record of 78-29-1, two Big Ten titles and two appearances in the College World Series … named to the College World Series all-star team in 1965 and '66 and to the College World Series All-Decade team … was a second-team All-America in 1966 … lifetime .335 hitter … brilliant defensive catcher, whose OSU teams set school records for fewest earned runs (63 in 1964) and lowest ERA (2.11 in 1966) … later played nine years in the majors, including five seasons with the Chicago White Sox … currently lives in Bryan, Ohio.
John Brockington
Football 1968-70
Inducted: 2002
Part of the “Super Sophs” who helped lead the Buckeyes to the 1968 National Championship, three Big Ten Titles (1968, ‘69 and ‘70) and a combined record of 27-2 ... the second player in OSU history to rush for 1,000 or more yards in a season, amassing 1,142 yards and scoring 17 touchdowns in 1970 ... First Team All-America and All-Big Ten as a senior, helping the Buckeyes to a 9-0 regular season record ... 42 rushing attempts against Northwestern in 1970 set the record at the time and is second all-time in the OSU record books ... a first-round draft choice of the Green Bay Packers, Brockington was the National Football League’s (NFL) Rookie of the Year in 1971 ... was the first player in NFL history to rush for 1,000 or more yards in each of his first three years in the league.
Jim Brown
Coach 1973-
Inducted: 1991
Between 1973 and 1998, Jim Brown led the Ohio State golf team to 16 Big Ten Championships, 26 NCAA Tournament appearances and six top-five finishes at the NCAA Tournament. In 1979, his team won the National Championship. Brown was National Coach of the Year in both 1979 and 1986. Before coaching, Brown played both basketball and golf for OSU, earning six letters.
Paul Brown
Coach 1941-1943
Inducted: 1991
The legendary Paul Brown was Ohio State's head football coach from 1941 to 1943, leading the Buckeyes to the Big Ten Championship and their first National Championship in 1942. Brown left Ohio State to coach in the NFL. After a highly successful career with the Cleveland Browns, he founded the Cincinnati Bengals and coached the team from 1968 to 1975. During his tenure at Ohio State, he coached Les Horvath, Ohio State's first Heisman Trophy winner.
Earle Bruce
Coaching, Football, 1979-87
Inducted: 2004
Went 81-26-1 (.708) in nine years as head football coach at his alma mater … led the Buckeyes to an 11-1 season in his first year … named Big Ten and National Coach of the Year in 1979 … coached Ohio State to three Big Ten titles (1979, 1981, 1984) … led the Buckeyes to eight bowl games, including appearances in the 1979 and 1985 Rose Bowls and the 1980 and 1983 Fiesta Bowls … member of the College Football Hall of Fame.
Bob Brudzinski
Football 1973-76
Inducted: 1993
A two-time all-Big Ten pick and 1976 All-American, Bob Brudzinski had a career total of 209 tackles, ranking him as one of the greatest defensive ends in OSU history. Brudzinski played in three Rose Bowls and the Orange Bowl and was named the team's MVP his senior year. He was a first-round draft choice of the Los Angeles Rams in 1977.
Clark Burroughs
Golf 1982-85
Inducted: 1997
The 1985 NCAA and Big Ten Champion, Clark Burroughs was a four-time all-Big Ten selection and won nine tournaments while competing at Ohio State. He set a school record with seven tournament victories as a senior, when he won All-America honors. Burroughs played in the prestigious Masters tournament in 1984 as junior and was a member of the 1985 Walker Cup Team. He also had the low-stroke average in the Big Ten in 1985.
Keith Byars
Football 1982-84
Inducted: 2000
Four-year football letterman from 1982-85 ... 1985 team co-captain ... First-team All-America and Big Ten Most Valuable Player as a junior in 1984 ... Finished as runner-up in 1984 for the Heisman Trophy after rushing for a then school-record 1,764 yards and 22 touchdowns ... Led nation (1984) in rushing, scoring (144 points).
David Camaione
Wrestling 1958-60
Inducted: 2010
A Big Ten champion at 123 pounds in 1960 and subsequently the conference championship's Most Outstanding Wrestler, David Camaione finished his three-year career with a 41-9 record and a .820 winning percentage, ninth-best all-time at Ohio State. A two-time team captain his junior and senior seasons, Camaione led the Buckeyes in wins in each of his three seasons, recording at least 10 victories each year. He also was considered a Top 2 wrestler for his weight class by Amateur Wrestling News during his senior campaign. He went on to become a professor of sport, leisure and exercise science and has written multiple books on the science of wrestling.
Howard "Hopalong" Cassady
Football 1952-55
Inducted: 1977
"Hopalong" Cassady was one of the magical names of the game during the early and mid-1950s. A four-year starter for the Buckeyes, Cassady won the Heisman Trophy in 1955. In 1954, OSU won all ten of its games en-route to the National Championship. During his OSU career, Cassady rushed for 2,466 yards. He was a two-time consensus All-American and, after graduation, was the first-round draft pick of the NFL's Detroit Lions.
Richard Castillo
Soccer 1980-83
Inducted: 2005
Ohio State's career leader in goals scored with 49 from 1980-83 ... career leader in points with 108 (49 g, 10 a) ... goals-scored totals of 20 in 1982 and 14 in 1983 are the Top 2 single-season totals in program history ... three-time season goal- and points-scoring leader (1981-83) ... holds the two highest single-season points totals with 42 (20 g, 2 a) in 1982 and 31 (14 g., 3 a.) in 1983 ... against Wittenberg Sept. 5, 1983, scored a school single-match record five goals ... set school single-game record for points (10) and shots (14) in the same match ... four-year letterwinner ... first men's soccer player to be inducted into OSU Athletics Hall of Fame.
Cris Carter
Football 1984-86
Inducted: 2003
Caught 168 passes for 2,725 yards and 27 touchdowns in three seasons as a starter … set a Rose Bowl record with nine receptions for 127 yards in 1985 … ranks second among Ohio State leaders in career receptions per game (4.5) and career touchdowns (27) … ranks third in career receptions with 168 and in career yardage with 2,725 … First Team All-Big Ten selection in 1985 and ’86 … received First Team All-America accolades in 1986 to become the first Ohio State wide receiver to win such acclaim … selected in the fourth round of the NFL draft by the Philadelphia Eagles … received the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award in 1999 … named to the OSU Football All-Century Team in 2000.
Arnold Chonko
Baseball/Football 1963-65
Inducted: 1982
An All-American in both football and baseball, Chonko started in the defensive backfield for the football team from 1962 to 1964. He played first base and was captain of the OSU baseball team which finished second in the 1965 College World Series. In 1964, he became the first All-American defensive back in Buckeye history. Chonko was an all-Big Ten and academic all-Big Ten selection his senior year.
Galen Cisco
Baseball/Football 1955-57
Inducted: 1995
A two-sport star, Galen Cisco earned All-America and all-Big Ten baseball honors and was co-captain of the 1957 National Championship football team (9-1). As a pitcher for the Buckeyes, Cisco compiled a career record of 12-2. He went on to pitch for three teams in the major leagues and was pitching coach for the 1994 World Champion Toronto Blue Jays.
Earl Clark
Diving 1939-41
Inducted: 1981
Considered one of the best divers in Ohio State history, three-time All-American Earl Clark won three National Championships, six NAAU Championships and the 1941 Big Ten Championship. Clark won the NCAA three-meter as a junior in 1940 and in 1941 swept the one and three-meter crowns.
Jim Cleamons
Basketball 1969-71
Inducted: 1984
Jim Cleamons was one of the finest leaders Ohio State ever produced. He was a three-year starter for the Buckeyes, leading the team to the 1971 Big Ten title as a senior. As team captain, Cleamons was a unanimous choice as the Big Ten's MVP. Cleamons was the first-round draft choice of the Los Angeles Lakers and played nine years in the NBA. Cleamons went on to become a head coach in the NBA.
Richard Cleveland
Swimming 1952-54
Inducted: 1984
Richard Cleveland won eight National Championships and competed in the 1952 Olympics while an athlete at Ohio State. The world record holder in both the 100-yard and 100-meter freestyle was the first swimmer in history to utilize heavy weight training as a form of conditioning, revolutionizing conditioning for the sport. The three-time All-American is also a member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame. Cleveland helped lead the Buckeyes to three Big Ten Championships.
Ollie Cline
Football 1945-47
Inducted: 2000
Three-year Varsity "O" football letterwinner ... Played on powerful Ohio State teams between 1944-47 ... In 1944, his blocking helped Les Horvath become the school's first Heisman Trophy winner ... Led Buckeyes to 1944 Big Ten Championship with an undefeated (9-0) record and a No. 2 final ranking (behind Army) in final Associated Press Poll.
Bob Clotworthy
Diving 1951-53
Inducted: 1980
While at Ohio State, Bob Clotworthy won five Big Ten, three NAAU and one National Championship. The three-time All-American competed in the 1952 Olympics and returned in 1956 to win an Olympic Gold Medal on the three-meter board.
Neal Colzie Football 1972-74
Inducted: 2009
An All-American and two-time First Team All-Big Ten selection, Neal Colzie is in the Buckeye Top 10 for interceptions in a season and career, interception yards in a game, interception returns for a touchdown in a season and career, career punt return yards, punt returns in a game, season and career, and punt returns for touchdowns in a season and career. Colzie remains the record holder for punt return yards in a game (170) and season (679), both set in 1973. Drafted in the first round of the 1975 NFL draft, Colzie went on to a nine-season pro career in which he played for the Raiders, Dolphins and Buccaneers. In his first season, he recorded 655 punt return yards, an NHL rookie record. He won Super Bowl XI with the Raiders, with four punt returns for a Super Bowl record of 43 yards, including a 25-yard return to set up a Raiders touchdown and a 12-yard return that set up a field goal. Colzie passed away in 2001.
John Cook
Golf 1977-79
Inducted: 1986
During his career at Ohio State, John Cook was the 1978 US Amateur Champion, a three-time All-American and a two-time Big Ten Medalist. In Cook's three seasons with the team the Buckeyes won three Big Ten Championships. He was co-captain of the 1979 NCAA Championship golf team. Cook won six tournaments during his career at Ohio State and was a member of the 1979 Walker Cup Team. He has won multiple tournaments since joining the PGA Tour in 1979.
James "Doc" Counsilman
Swimming 1943, 1946-47
Inducted: 1988
As a Buckeye freshman in 1942, Jim Counsilman captured the NAAU indoor and outdoor 200-meter breaststroke title. In his sophomore year, Counsilman won the Big Ten Championship and missed the world record by half a second. The two-time National Champion and All-American was captain of the 1946 and 1947 teams that won the Big Ten, NCAA and NAAU titles. Counsilman later went on to an outstanding coaching career at Indiana University.
Tom Cousineau
Football 1975-78
Inducted: 1995
A two-time All-America and three-time all-Big Ten selection, Tom Cousineau set an Ohio State record for career tackles with 569 during his three years as a starter. Cousineau also set school records for solo (16) and assisted (20) tackles in a single game and total tackles in a season (211). After leaving Ohio State, Cousineau was the first player chosen in the 1979 NFL draft.
Mark Croghan
Track and field, Cross-Country 1988-91
Inducted: 1999
Varsity "O" letter winner 1988-91. 1989 All-American in cross-country. Two-time Outdoor All-American in 3,000-meter steeplechase. Big Ten Outdoor champion in 3,000-meter steeplechase (1990 and 1991). Winner of the 1991 Jumbo Elliott Award, symbolic of top male or female collegiate track athlete. Croghan set OSU records in 3,000-meter steeplechase (8:10.69) and indoor record for 1,000-meter run (2:26:04). Competed in 1992 and 1996 Summer Olympics. Co-captain of 1991 team. A former OSU assistant coach.
Charles Csuri
Football 1941-42, '46
Inducted: 1993
All-American tackle Chuck Csuri was voted the football team's Most Valuable Player during Ohio State's 1942 National Championship season. Behind Csuri's blocking, the team's running backs rushed for 281.2 yards per game and 5.2 yards per carry. Ohio State averaged an amazing 33.7 points per game that year. After graduation, Csuri became a national leader in the field of computer graphics.
Harold Cunningham
Basketball/Football 1923-25
Inducted: 1980
A two-sport star, Harold "Cookie" Cunningham was all-Big Ten in basketball and an All-American in football. The 6-4 Cunningham played center on the court and end on the field. After graduation from Ohio State, Cunningham played professional basketball.
Glenn Davis
Track & Field 1956-59
Inducted: 1978
Glenn "Jeeps" Davis set a world record in the 440-yard dash at the 1958 Big Ten Championships and went on to win the same event at the NCAA Tournament. In the summer of 1958, Jeeps competed on a United States Track Team that toured Europe and Russia. On the tour, Davis won nine of ten races in a 14-day span and set a world record in the 400-yard hurdles. He also won Gold Medals at the 1956 and 1960 Olympic Games.
Van Ness DeCree
Football 1972-74
Inducted: 1990
Van Ness DeCree was a two-time All-American, two-time all-Big Ten pick and a three-year starter at defensive end for Ohio State. During his career, OSU won three Big Ten titles, played in three Rose Bowls and posted a combined record of 29-4-1. DeCree had 61 tackles as a sophomore, 63 as a junior and a career high 65 as a senior.
Tom De Leone
Football 1969-71
Inducted: 2002
An All-America center in 1971, co-captain De Leone also garnered team Most Valuable Player honors ... anchored the offense on teams that won the 1970 National Football Foundation National Championship and a trip to the 1971 Rose Bowl ... won three letters with the football team ... named All-Big Ten in 1970 and 1971 ... OSU won the Big Ten Championship twice (1969 and 1970) while he competed ... member of the OSU All-Century team ... played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) for 13 years ... spent first two years with the Cincinnati Bengals, the team that drafted him, before playing his final 11 years for the Cleveland Browns ... as a member of the Browns, De Leone went to two Pro Bowls ... currently resides in Park City, Utah, working for U.S. Customs.
Frank Dempsey
Diving 1941-43
Inducted: 1987
Frank Dempsey was another of Mike Peppe's great divers. Dempsey was the one-meter and three-meter NCAA diving champion in 1942 and 1943. The two-time All-American also won the one-meter Big Ten diving title in 1942 and 1943. As a senior, Dempsey helped lead the Ohio State swimming and diving team to the NCAA Championship.
Adam DiSabato
Wrestling 1989-91, 1993
Inducted: 2006
Three-time All-American with three Top 6 finishes at the NCAA championships … placed third at the national meet in 1993, fourth in 1991 and sixth in 1990 … four-time letterwinner … team captain in 1990, ’91 and ’93 … third in career wins with 138 … second in career takedowns with 646 … fourth in career team points with 419.75 … 1989-90 had the most wins on the team with 30 … 10th in season wins with 41 … second in takedowns in a season with 223 (1991) … 15th in team points in a season with 131.75 (1991).
Lloyd Duff
Track & Field 1946-49
Inducted: 1996
Lloyd Duff was a member of the Ohio State track team that claimed three Big Ten Championships. Individually, Duff won Big Ten Championships in the long jump and 70-yard high hurdles in the 1948 indoor meet. Duff was also an All-American in the decathlon in both 1946 and 1947.
Dean Dugger
Football 1952-54
Inducted: 1995
Dean Dugger was an offensive and defensive star at end on the Buckeye football team of the early 1950s. The three-year starter earned All-America honors in 1954. Dean followed his brother, Jack, who was inducted into The Ohio State University Athletics Hall of Fame in 1979. The Duggers were the second brother pair inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Jack Dugger
BasketballFootball 1942-44
Inducted: 1979
A two-sport star, Jack Dugger was known primarily for his gridiron accomplishments. A starter on the 1942 National Championship team, Dugger was captain of the 1943 squad and earned All-America honors in 1944. He was voted MVP on the 1942 basketball team and was a starter in 1944 when the Buckeyes won the Big Ten Championship and advanced to the NCAA Final Four.
Andy Dumpis
Volleyball 1977-1980
Inducted: 2007
Andy Dumpis finished his career at Ohio State as a two-time All-American (1978 and 1980) and a three-time first-team Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association selection. The co-MIVA Most Valuable Player of the Year in 1980, Dumpis was a part of the Buckeye 1977 and ’78 MIVA championship teams and assisted the squad to unblemished home records of 12-0 in 1977 and 13-0 in 1980. He also helped Ohio State become the first non-West coast team to reach the NCAA championship final in 1977.
Dallas Dupre
Track & Field 1942-43, 1947
Inducted: 1991
Two-time All-American Dallas Dupre was the Big Ten and NCAA Long Jump champion in 1942. In 1943, he was the Big Ten Champion in the 100-yard dash, the 220-yard dash and the Long Jump. During his years at Ohio State, Dupre was considered the best collegiate long jumper in the United States. In 1942, he helped lead the team to the Big Ten indoor and outdoor championships.
Mike Durant
Baseball 1989-91
Inducted: 1999
Varsity "O" letter winner 1989-91. 1991 second team All-America by Baseball America and third team All-America by Collegiate Baseball and the American Baseball Coaches Association. First team All-Midwest Region and All-Big Ten in 1991. Two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten in 1990. 1991 team co-captain. Member of 1991 OSU Big Ten championship team. Second round draft choice of the Minnesota Twins.
Drew Durbin
Gymnastics 1994-97
Inducted: 2008
Drew Durbin was a six-time All-American gymnast and three-time national champion on pommel horse. A four-year letterwinner, Durbin was named All-Big Ten each of his four seasons and Big Ten Gymnast of the Year in 1994, his freshman season. In 1996, Durbin was a member of the Buckeyes’ national championship squad. That same season Durbin set the program record on pommel horse, recording a 9.975 at the NCAA East Regional. The next season, 1997, Durbin and his teammates set the OSU team record on pommel horse with a score of 39.000. In his career, Durbin won five Big Ten individual championships, two each on pommel horse and parallel bars and one in the all-around.
William (Tippy) Dye
Basketball/Football 1934-36
Inducted: 1984
Two-sport star William "Tippy" Dye was a stand-out on Ohio State's football and basketball teams of the mid-1930s. An excellent passer and runner, the 145-pound Dye helped guide Ohio State to three straight victories over Michigan. In the 1935 38-0 thumping of the Wolverines, he returned a punt 73-yards. After graduation, Dye went on to a successful career in athletic coaching and administration. He finished his career at Northwestern University.
Paul Ebert
Baseball/Basketball 1952-54
Inducted: 1977
A two-sport star, Paul Ebert was an All-American in both baseball and basketball in 1954. Ebert was a starting pitcher for three seasons, winning 21 of 28 games. As a sophomore in 1952, he posted a spotless 7-0 record. A three-time all-Big Ten selection in basketball, he was voted MVP of the basketball team all three seasons and was captain his senior year.
Alex Eckelman
Baseball 1994-97
Inducted: 2006
Four-time letterwinner … two-time first team All-Big Ten selection (1996, ’97) … member of two Big Ten regular-season championship teams (1994, ’95) and three Big Ten playoff winners (1994, ’95, ’97) … served as team co-captain in 1997 … ended career in the Top 10 in program history in career batting average (.367), runs batted in (156), at-bats (657), hits (241), doubles (43), home runs (34) and runs scored (172) … led the Buckeyes in batting average, hits, at-bats and runs scored in 1996 … batted .439 in 1996, the highest OSU batting average in 36 years, to rank second in program history.
John Edwards
Baseball 1958
Inducted: 2008
John Edwards was a stand-out catcher for the baseball team in 1958. That season, he made only three errors behind the plate, compiling a fielding percentage of .973. Edwards also led the team in hits with 24. He went on to have a successful 14-year career in the major leagues, where he was a three-time All-Star (1963-65) and two-time Gold Glove winner (1963-64) at catcher. Edwards competed in two World Series, 1961 with the Cincinnati Reds and 1968 with the St. Louis Cardinals. The 1969 season with the Houston Astros was Edwards’ best as he garnered votes for the National League MVP award.
Gene Fekete
Football/Coach 1942, 1949-58
Inducted: 1998
Gene Fekete was both a fullback and kicker on Ohio State's 1942 Big Ten and National Championship team. He won all-Big Ten honors in 1942 when he led the conference in scoring with 92 points and rushed for a record 910 yards. After his playing days at Ohio State, Fekete went on to serve as an assistant coach from 1949 to 1958.
Bob Ferguson
Football 1959-61
Inducted: 1987
At 6-1 and 220 pounds, Bob Ferguson was the consummate Ohio State fullback. A two-time All-American, Ferguson led Ohio State in rushing each of his three years as a starter He was the Maxwell Award winner and runner-up for the Heisman Trophy in 1961. He helped lead the Buckeyes to the 1961 National Championship with a 8-0-1 record.
Ernie Fernandez
Tennis 1979-82
Inducted: 1994
Ernie Fernandez won three Big Ten singles titles and one doubles crown during his career. A three-time team MVP, Fernandez was named all-Big Ten four straight years, making him the first member of Ohio State's tennis team to accomplish that feat. In 1980, he was named an All-America and advanced to the semi-finals of the NCAA Tournament. He finished his career at OSU with an impressive singles record of 109-33 and won a Bronze Medal at the 1979 Pan Am Games.
Wes Fesler
Football/Coach 1928-30, 1947-50
Inducted: 1977
Wes Fesler was Ohio State's second three-time All-American and served as team captain his junior and senior years. Fesler was the Ohio State and the Big Ten MVP in 1940. Fesler returned to OSU as head football coach from 1947 through 1950, leading the Buckeyes to a 17-14 win over California in the 1950 Rose Bowl. Fesler is a member of the National Football Hall of Fame.
Mike Finneran
Diving 1968-69, '71
Inducted: 2001
Won the Big Ten one-meter title as a sophomore in 1969 and went on to take fourth place at the NCAA Championships in that event to earn All-America honors … also won All-America honors on the three-meter board in 1969 with a fifth-place finish … won both Big Ten spring boards titles as a senior in 1971, and also captured the one-meter title at the NCAAs …also second on the three-meter at the 1971 nationals … capped off a fine 1971 season by winning a gold medal at the Pan Am Games … was a member of the 1972 USA Olympic Team on both the three and the 10-meter boards … his wife, Carrie, is a member of the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame.
Lou Fisher
Loyalty Award
Two-time letter winner in 1950 and 1951, Lou Fisher played on Woody Hayes' first Ohio State football team. After graduation, Fisher continued his proud association with Buckeye football. A successful businessman after graduation, Fisher donated more than $500,000 in 1971 for the installation of artificial turf in Ohio Stadium.
Dick Fisher
Football/Basketball 1939-1941, 1945
Inducted: 1996
Two-sport star Dick Fisher is probably best known for his accomplishments in football. He was an all-Big Ten selection in 1941, after ranking 10th in the nation in rushing and leading the team in passing. Fisher was also a member of the 1939 team that went 6-2 and won the Big Ten Championship. In basketball, he led the Big Ten in free throws made in 1942. Fisher later served as an assistant football coach at OSU.
Dave Foley
Football 1966-68
Inducted: 1984
All-America and all-Big Ten pick Dave Foley was a key member on Ohio State's 1968 National Championship team. The massive offensive tackle helped the offense rack up an impressive 440 yards and 32 points per game on the way to a 10-0 record in 1968. A three year starter, Foley was also a three-time Academic All-American. After graduation, Foley was drafted by the New York Jets.
Tim Fox
Football 1972-75
Inducted: 1998
Tim Fox, a 1975 All-America and all-Big Ten selection, was a three-year starter at defensive back. He played in four Rose Bowls, starting in three. In 1975, Fox led the team in punt returns with 12 for a total of 182 yards and one touchdown. Fox averaged an impressive 15.2 yards per return. That same year on defense, Fox collected 44 tackles and returned an interception for a touchdown. Fox was also team captain in 1975.
John Frank
Football 1980-83
Inducted: 1998
While at Ohio State, John Frank distinguished himself both as a football player and scholar. Frank ranks third on the all-time Ohio State receiving list with 121 catches. His reception total is a school record for a tight end. Frank was a two-time Academic All-American and Rhodes scholar nominee. He was also the co-captain in 1983. After his Ohio State career, he went on to star in the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers and earn a medical degree from Ohio State.
Aris Franklin
Tennis 1943-46
Inducted: 1997
Aris Franklin was a standout performer on Ohio State's 1943 Big Ten Championship tennis team. Franklin also won the Big Ten singles title in 1945 and teamed with his twin brother Alex to win the Big Ten doubles title that same year. After leaving OSU, Franklin went on to a distinguished career in medicine.
Robin Freeman
Basketball 1954-56
Inducted: 1979
Robin Freeman ranks as one of the most exciting players ever to wear the Scarlet and Gray. He was one of the first great jump shooters in basketball and the first Buckeye to include the jump shot in his offensive repertoire. OSU's first two-time basketball All-American, the 5-11 guard earned conference MVP honors while leading the Big Ten in scoring as a senior with an average 32.5 points per game.
Robert Gary
Cross Country/Track and Field 1992-95
Inducted: 2009
Six-event All-American Robert Gary won the Big Ten Outdoor 3,000-meter steeplechase title in 1994 and still holds the Ohio State and Big Ten records for the 3,000-meter run. A three-time All-Big Ten selection and member of three Big Ten championship teams (1992 outdoor, and 1993 indoor and outdoor), Gary went on to compete on three U.S. World Championship distance teams, qualifying for 12 U.S. world cross country teams, and competed in the 1996 and 2004 Olympic Games in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Gary joined the Ohio State coaching staff in 1996 and took over the helm as the head coach in 2006. Under Gary, the Buckeyes enjoyed a historic season in 2007-08 as the cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field teams all finished in the Top 3 at their respective conference meets for the first time in more than 65 years.
Eddie George
Football 1992-95
Inducted: 2006
1995 Heisman Trophy winner … also won the Doak Walker Award, Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Player of the Year honor and Big Ten MVP accolades … named team MVP as a senior while serving as team co-captain… first team All-American and All-Big Ten in 1995 … ended career as second-leading rusher in OSU history (3,668 yards) … set Ohio State single-game rushing record with 314 yards vs. Illinois in 1995 … program-record 1,927 rushing yards in 1995 … second in rushing attempts in a single game (39 vs. Northwestern in 1994) and in a career (683) … 24 rushing touchdowns in 1995 ranks second in program history and ended his career third in career rushing TDs (44) … played in East-West Shrine Bowl all-star game … first-round draft choice of the Houston Oilers and named 1996 NFL Rookie of the Year.
Ivan Gilbert
Fencing 1940-1942
Inducted: 2007
Ivan Gilbert was a first-team All-American in foil in 1942. He helped lead the Buckeye fencing squad to the 1942 national title, the program’s first national championship and the second overall national title for a team at Ohio State. A three-year letterwinner from 1941-43, Gilbert was named Ohio State’s Male Fencer of the Century by the Touchdown Club of Columbus.
Fletcher Gilders
Diving 1954-56
Inducted: 1998
Fletcher Gilders was the National Champion on the one-meter springboard in 1954 and 1955. He led the Buckeyes to Big Ten titles all three years he competed. Also a member of the track, gymnastics and soccer teams, Fletcher is the first four-sport letterman in Ohio State's modern history, winning a total of 10 letters. He went on to coach at Kenyon College, where his divers won 14 consecutive National Championships. Gilders is a three-time NCAA Division III Coach of the Year.
Sidney Gillman
Football 1931-33
Inducted: 1981
Sid Gillman is considered one of the finest offensive football minds in football history. In 1933, Gillman was captain of the football team and earned all-Big Ten and honorable mention All-America honors. He coached at the University of Cincinnati for several years before moving to the professional ranks with the Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers and Philadelphia Eagles. He is a member of the National Football Hall of Fame.
Terry Gilmore
Lacrosse 1976-1979
Inducted: 1993
Two-time All-America and three-time all-Midwest selection Terry Gilmore was the 1978 MVP of the Midwest Lacrosse Association. He was also a three-time team MVP for the Buckeyes. Gilmore helped lead OSU to a 14-1 record and Midwest Lacrosse Association Championship in 1978. During his career, Gilmore scored a school record 250 points, including 90 his senior year.
Ernie Godfrey
Coach 1929-1961
Inducted: 1977
A 1914 football letter winner, Ernie Godfrey is best known for his service as an assistant football coach for the Buckeyes. Coaching at OSU from 1929 until 1961, Godfrey worked under seven different head coaches during his colorful career. He served as line coach for 19 years, defensive backfield coach for four years and head freshman football coach for nine years. While line coach, he developed 11 All-Americans.
Thomas Gompf
Diving and Gymnastics 1959-61
Inducted: 1999
Varsity "O" letter winner 1959-61 in diving and gymnastics. Three-time first team All-American Bronze medallist in 10-meter diving at the 1964 Olympic Games, missing gold medal by two points. National runner-up in three-meter diving competition in 1959. Led OSU to national runner-up finish in 1959. NCAA gymnastics champion on the trampoline in 1961. Three-time All-American in gymnastics. Currently a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee Board of Directors.
Francisco Gonzalez
Tennis 1974-76
Inducted: 1987
Francisco Gonzalez won the Big Ten singles champion in both 1975 and 1976. The 1976 All-American was a three-time all-Big Ten selection. He advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament as a sophomore and the quarterfinals as a senior. After graduation, Gonzalez turned professional and played Davis Cup competition for Paraguay.
Randy Gradishar
Football 1971-73
Inducted: 1983
Randy Gradishar is considered one of the most versatile, mobile and complete linebackers ever to play college football. He was a two-time All-American, three-time all-Big Ten choice and was a member of two consecutive Big-Ten Championship teams. He led the team in tackles in 1973 with 134. Gradishar won Academic All-America honors in 1973, the Big Ten Medal of Honor in 1974 and is a member of the GTE Academic All-America Hall of Fame.
Jack Graf
Basketball/Football 1939-41
Inducted: 1988
Few Hall of Famers have served Ohio State athletics in more ways and for a longer period than Jack Graf. Voted football MVP in 1941, Graf led the Buckeyes in scoring and rushing, while at the same time playing guard and serving as captain of the basketball team. In 1943, he began a 26 year career as an Ohio State assistant basketball coach. During that time, OSU teams won a National Championships, nine Big Ten titles and appeared in eight NCAA tournaments.
Campbell (Honus) Graf
Football 1912-1915
Inducted: 1987
Campbell "Honus" Graf was a starting fullback on the football team, a starting guard in basketball and a starting outfielder on the baseball team. He earned a total of nine letters and became a student assistant coach after losing his eligibility. Graf played in Ohio State's first official Big Ten game against Indiana in 1913 and went on to serve as team captain of the 1914 team. A life-long Buckeye fan, Graf served on the Athletic Council and his two sons played football for the Scarlet and Gray.
Don Grate
Baseball/Basketball 1944-45
Inducted: 1996
Two-sport star Don Grate was an overpowering pitcher with impressive totals of 95 strikeouts and just 25 walks in 89 innings during the 1944 and 1945 seasons. As a basketball standout, Grate was a two-time all-Big Ten selection and earned All-America honors in 1944 after scoring 272 points in 21 games. He was also captain of the 1944 team, leading OSU to a 10-2 Big Ten record and the conference championship.
Joe Greene
Track & Field 1987-90
Inducted: 1997
Joe Greene won the NCAA long jump title in 1989. That same year, he broke Jesse Owens' 54-year-old Big Ten Championship long jump record with a leap of 27' 7.25" inches. In 1988, Greene swept the long and triple jump competition at the Big Ten indoor and outdoor championships. After leaving Ohio State, Greene won a Bronze Medal in the long jump at the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games.
Cornelius Greene
Football 1972-75
Inducted: 1998
Cornelius Greene was the Big Ten MVP in 1975. During his three years as starting quarterback, he led the team to a 31-3-1 record. He was a member of four Big Ten Championship teams. In 1973, Greene led Ohio State to an undefeated season and a second place finish in the polls. He was MVP of the 1974 Rose Bowl. Greene was a two-time all-Big Ten pick and led the conference in total offensive as a senior.
Archie Griffin
Football 1972-75
Inducted: 1981
Archie Griffin was college football's first two-time Heisman Trophy winner. A three-time All-American, he was a member of four Big Ten Championship teams and is the only player to start four Rose Bowl games. Griffin won two UPI Player of the Year Awards, two Big Ten MVPs, the Maxwell Trophy and the Walter Camp Award. He finished his career with a school and Big Ten record of 5,589 rushing yards. Griffin was a first-round draft pick of the Cincinnati Bengals in 1976.
Steve Groves
Golf 1970-73
Inducted: 2005
First-Team All-American in 1972 and 1973 ... honorable mention All-American in 1971 ... three-time All-Big Ten (1971-73) ... shot tournament-low score of 218 to earn medalist honors at 1972 Kepler Intercollegiate, an event won by the host Buckeyes ... three-year letterwinner ... works as PGA Head Professional at Champions Golf Course in Columbus.
George Guthrie
Track & Field 1924-26
Inducted: 1983
George Guthrie was one of the foremost hurdlers of his era,. During his career at Ohio State he won four Big Ten titles and numerous NCAA and NAAU crowns, including the 1926 NCAA 120-yard hurdles title. Guthrie competed on the 1924 US Olympic Team.
William Hackett
Football 1942-45
Inducted: 1986
As a starting guard in 1943 and 1944, William Hackett gained a reputation as a superior blocker and a strong defender. In 1944, he earned All-America honors while helping lead the undefeated Buckeyes to a Big Ten Championship. An inspirational leader, Hackett helped Paul Brown organize the Cincinnati Bengals and later became a board member for the team.
Ralph Hammond
Track & Field 1940-42
Inducted: 1997
Ralph Hammond was the first African-American captain of an Ohio State track team. The team won every indoor and outdoor dual meet in 1942. That same year, Hammond won the 100 and 200-yard dashes and ran a leg of the winning mile relay in every dual meet. He completed his Ohio State track career by leading the team to its first Big Ten Championship in 1942, when the team swept both the indoor and outdoor titles.
Bruce Harlan
Diving/Gymnastics 1947-50
Inducted: 1979
Not only was Bruce Harlan a prominent member of the OSU diving team, he lettered twice with the gymnastics team. The versatile athlete was a four-time All-American and helped the Buckeyes to three Big Ten and NCAA team swimming and diving championships. During his brilliant career he won 18 major titles, including a Gold and Silver Medal at the 1948 Olympics.
Charles "Chic" Harley
Football 1916-17, 1919
Inducted: 1977
The legendary Chic Harley was Ohio State's first three-time football All-American and was the man responsible for much of the football mania that currently exists in Columbus. Harley first won All-America honors as a running back in 1916 and 1917. He led the Buckeyes to their first-ever Big Ten title in 1916, a repeat championship in 1917 and a second-place finish in 1919. During his three seasons at OSU, the Buckeyes posted a combined record of 21-1-1.
Don Harper
Diving/Gymnastics 1956-58
Inducted: 1982
During his career at Ohio State, Don Harper was a three-time National Champion in diving and two-time National Champion in gymnastics on the trampoline. A three-time diving and two-time gymnastics All-American, Harper was also a member of the 1956 US swimming and diving Olympic team, winning a Silver Medal at Melbourne, Australia. During his career as a diver, Harper won five Big Ten titles.
Paul Hartman
Lacrosse 1955-57
Inducted: 2000
Star lacrosse player and coach ... Three-year letterwinner between 1955-57 ... First Buckeye All-America in program history in 1957 ... That year he led team in scoring with 43 points and in goals with 38 and was named All-Midwest Lacrosse League ... His 38 goals scored that season were an OSU single-season record that stood for six years.
John Havlicek
Basketball 1960-62
Inducted: 1977
John Havlicek was a two-time all-Big Ten pick and an All-American as a senior in 1962. Noted primarily for his defensive ability in college, Havlicek still managed to score 1,223 points during his career. The Buckeyes won 78 of 84 games and captured three Big Ten titles and a National Championship with Havlicek in the lineup. He went on to a distinguished career with the Boston Celtics, first as a sixth man and later as a starter.
Woody Hayes
Coach 1951-1978
Inducted: 1978
Woody Hayes served for 28 years as the head football coach at Ohio State. Under his guidance, Buckeye football achieved a degree of excellence unmatched in the University's rich athletic history. Hayes' teams posted a remarkable record of 205-61-10. A two-time National Coach of the Year, his teams won five National Championships, 13 Big Ten titles and played in 11 bowl games. Hayes had 56 players win All-America honors and produced three Heisman Trophy winners, three Outland Trophy recipients and two Lombardi Award winners.
Stewart Hein
Baseball 1950-52
Inducted: 1990
An outfielder for Ohio State's baseball team, the two-time All-America and all-Big Ten selection was captain of the 1952 squad. Stewart Hein's most outstanding year was in 1951 when he batted .304 and collected 42 hits and 26 RBI.
William D. Heintz
Loyalty Award
While at Ohio State, William Heintz won three letters in cross country and two letters in track. He was captain of the cross country team his senior year and later served as the head coach cross country coach and assistant track coach. As a professor of dentistry at OSU, Heintz was considered the foremost authority on mouth protection for athletes.
Edwin Hess
Football 1924-26
Inducted: 1985
Edwin Hess earned All-America honors at guard his junior and senior years. A standout both offensively and defensively, he won the Walter Camp Memorial Trophy in 1925. Presented annually to the College Football Player of the Year, the Trophy was the most prestigious individual award during the early years of college football.
John Hicks
Football 1970, 1972-73
Inducted: 1985
John Hicks, a 6-3, 258-pound offensive tackle, was a two-time All-American for the Buckeyes as a junior and senior. In 1973, Hicks won the Outland Trophy and Lombardi Award and also finished second in the Heisman Trophy balloting. A fiery leader, Hicks played a major role in the Buckeyes' two Big Ten Championships and two Rose Bowl appearances during the 1972 and 1973 seasons.
John Higgins
Swimming 1938-40
Inducted: 1984
Three-time All-American John Higgins specialized in the breaststroke and during his career set ten world and 21 American records. While at Ohio State, Higgins captured one NCAA, three Big Ten and two NAAU indoor titles. Higgins competed in the 1936 Olympics and qualified for the 1940 Games. He was the US Swim Coach at the 1971 Pan Am games and the 1976 World Games. He also coached at the US Naval Academy.
Lewis Hinchman
Basketball/Football 1930-32
Inducted: 1980
A four-sport star, Lewis Hinchman was one of the Buckeye's most versatile athletes. While at Ohio State, he earned three letters in football, three in basketball, two in baseball and one in golf. An all-Big Ten football player, he was captain and MVP of the 1932 squad.
Halo Hirose
Swimming 1946-48
Inducted: 1987
Halo Hirose was a key member of Mike Peppe's championship swimming teams of the late 1940s. His honors included one NCAA and three Big Ten Championships. Hirose was also a three-time All-American.
Dr. Chalmer Hixson
Loyalty
Inducted: 2000
This year's recipient of the Varsity "O" Alumni Association Loyalty Award is Dr. Chalmer Hixson. He is being inducted with this year's Varsity "O" Hall of Fame group. In 1937, Hixson earned his bachelor's of science degree in education and in 1947, a master's degree in physical education from OSU. He also was a letterwinner in diving as an undergraduate. In 1957, he earned his doctorate from Columbia University. He has served in many roles for the department of athletics including, announcing both football and basketball games and officiating football practices for Woody Hayes and the Buckeyes from 1951-70. He was instrumental in founding the Midwest Lacrosse Association, the Ohio Retirees Association in Higher Education and also the Big Ten Association of Retirees.
Gerald Holan
Swimming 1951-53
Inducted: 1997
Gerald Holan was a member of three Big Ten Championship medley relay teams. He also won the 200-meter breaststroke and medley relay at the 1953 NCAA Championships. Holan was a member of the 1952 Olympic Swimming Team and set an Olympic record in the preliminaries. The All-American also swam on a world-record medley relay team at the 1953 NAAU Indoor Championships.
Marv Homan
Administrator 1948-1987
Inducted: 2007
Marv Homan was a member of the Ohio State Department of Athletics from 1948 to 1987. He began his long career as an assistant sports information director and was appointed director of that office in 1973. During his career, Homan was an ambassador of goodwill for the Buckeyes, serving as play-by-play announcer for football and basketball on both radio and television. Homan was presented the Arch Ward Meritorious Service Award by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) in 1988 and was awarded the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame Loyalty Award in 1998. He is just the fourth administrator to be inducted into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame.
Marv Homan
Loyalty Award
Presented: 1998
Marv Homan was a member of the Ohio State athletic department from 1948 to 1987. He began his long career as assistant sports information director and was appointed director of that office in 1973. During his career, Homan was an ambassador of goodwill for the Buckeyes, serving as play-by-play announcer for both football and basketball on both radio and television. Homan was presented the Arch Ward Meritorious Service Award by the College Sports Information Directors of America in 1988.
Bob Hopper
Swimming 1965-67
Inducted: 2009
Bob Hopper, a three-time All-American, won the 1965 NCAA Championship in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1:51.8. He also was a two-time Big Ten champion in the event, winning the title in both 1965 (1:59.91) and 1966 (1:59.9). Hopper is the last Buckeye to win the event in either the Big Ten or NCAA championships.
Dennis Hopson
Basketball 1984-87
Inducted: 1994
As a senior, Dennis Hopson won All-America and all-Big Ten honors and was second nationally in scoring with an average of 29 points per game. Hopson also won Big Ten Player of the Year honors and led the Buckeyes into the NCAA Tournament in 1987. The 6-5 forward finished his career with 2,096 points. After graduation, Hopson was a first-round draft choice of the New Jersey Nets.
Allan Hornyak
Basketball 1971-73
Inducted: 1992
Known as "The Bellaire Bomber," Allan Hornyak had a career scoring average of 22.8 points per game and a career total of 1,572 points. He earned All-America, all-Big Ten and team MVP honors as a senior guard in 1973. Additionally, he was named all-Big Ten in 1971 and 1972. Playing against Michigan in 1971, he scored 37 points-17 in the first 5:20 of play.
Leslie Horvath
Football 1940-42, 1944
Inducted: 1977
Les Horvath was an All-American quarterback in 1944 when he became the Buckeyes' first Heisman Trophy winner, leading OSU to a perfect 9-0 mark and the Big Ten title. In 1942, he led the Buckeyes to a 9-1 record and the school's first National Championship. After sitting out the 1943 season to attend dental school, Horvath was the Big Ten's MVP in 1944. He later went on to play professional football with the Los Angeles Rams and Cleveland Browns.
Bill Hosket, Jr.
Basketball 1966-68
Inducted: 1978
As team captain and MVP his senior year, two-time all-Big Ten pick Bill Hosket led the Buckeyes to the Big Ten title and NCAA Mideast Regional Championship. Hosket was also a member of the 1968 USA Olympic basketball team that won the Gold Medal in Mexico City. An Academic All-American, Hosket was a first-round draft choice of the New York Knicks.
Bill Hosket, Sr.
Basketball/Football 1932-33
Inducted: 1978
Winning freshman awards in football and basketball, Bill Hosket, Sr. was named to the all-Big Ten team in 1933 when the Buckeyes won the Big Ten basketball title. He led Ohio State to a 10-2 conference record that year and an overall mark of 17-3. Hosket led the team in scoring and rebounding as a junior and was chosen as team captain as a senior in 1934.
Jim Houston
Football 1957-59
Inducted: 1979
Jim Houston served as captain of the 1959 football team and was a member of the 1957 team that won the National and Big Ten Championships. He averaged 24.6 yards per catch during his varsity career and was considered one of the best blocking ends in the country. The two-time All-American and all-Big Ten pick was voted team MVP in 1958.
Lindell Houston
Football 1941-42
Inducted: 1991
Lindell Houston played just two years at Ohio State in a career cut short by World War II. He was an All-American guard in 1942. The Buckeyes were 6-1-1 in 1941 and 9-1 in 1942, winning the Big Ten and National Championship in the latter season. He played professional football after serving in the United States Army. A native of Massillon, Ohio, Houston played for Paul Brown in high school, college and the NFL.
Frank Howard
Baseball/Basketball 1956-58
Inducted: 1982
While at OSU, Frank Howard was an All-American in both basketball and baseball. Howard still holds the Ohio State single game record for rebounds with 32. After leaving Ohio State he enjoyed a long playing career with several major league baseball teams. Howard later managed the San Diego Padres and served as a coach for several other major league teams.
Ralph W. Hoyer
Football 1903-05
Inducted: 1978
Ralph Hoyer was an outstanding football player for the Buckeyes just after the turn of the century. He played tackle, center and guard during his three years on the varsity squad. He was elected team captain as a senior when the Buckeyes posted an 8-2-2 record. Hoyer helped Ohio State to a three-year record of 22-10-2.
Bobby Hoying
Football 1993-95
Inducted: 2008
A three-year starter, Bobby Hoying is one of the all-time great Buckeye quarterbacks. In his career, Hoying led Ohio State to a combined record of 30-7-1 and rewrote the passing record book. As a senior in 1995, he was elected team captain and earned first-team All-Big Ten honors. Hoying set or tied numerous records while at Ohio State, with most of his production coming in the last two seasons of his career. In 1995, Hoying set the record for season passing efficiency (163.4), games with 200 yards passing in a season (11), total offense in a season (3,290), touchdown passes in a career (57) and most completions in a career (498), and tied his prior record of touchdown passes in a game (5 vs. Purdue in 1994 and at Pitt in ’95). Also in his senior season, Hoying had the second-most yards passing in a season (3,269), second-most completions in a season (211), fourth-best completion percentage for a season (.619, 211/341) and second-most touchdown passes (29). Hoying led Ohio State to a share of the Big Ten title in 1993 and a final AP ranking of 11. In 1994, Hoying went 20 for 24 with five touchdown passes against Purdue, giving him the third-best completion percentage (.833) in a game and most touchdown passes (5). Other career records include first in 200-yard passing games (16), second in career total offense (7,151 yards) and passing yards in a career (7,232), and fourth in career completion percentage (.580, 498/858). Hoying set the record for most consecutive games of 100 or more yards passing with 17. In 1995, Hoying, a four-time Academic All-Big Ten selection, won the Vincent DePaul Draddy Award, which goes annually to the top senior student-athlete in college football. After graduating, Hoying played in the NFL for five seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles and Oakland Raiders.
Iolas Huffman
Football 1918-21
Inducted: 1980
Iolas Huffman earned All-America football honors as a guard in 1920 and as a tackle in 1921. He was the captain of the undefeated Buckeye squad that made Ohio State's first Rose Bowl appearance in 1920. In his senior year, Huffman won the Big Ten Medal of Honor.
Jimmy Hull
Basketball 1938-39
Inducted: 1977
Jimmy Hull led the Buckeyes to a second-place finish in the first-ever NCAA Basketball Tournament. The team finished the season with a 16-7 record. Hull was a 1939 All-American and was the Big Ten's leading scorer.
Jim Humphrey
Wrestling 1971-72
Inducted: 1997
In 1972, Jim Humphrey won the Big Ten Championship in the 134-pound weight division and went on to finish fourth at the NCAA Championships. Based on his performance at the NCAA Tournament, Humphrey earned All-America honors. Humphrey was also team captain in 1972 and qualified for the NCAA Tournament in 1971.
William Hunt
Fencing 1942
Inducted: 2000
Member of Ohio State's 1942 NCAA championship fencing team ... A Varsity "O" letterman, Hunt also was an All-America in the sabre category in 1942.
Jim Jackson
Basketball 1990-92
Inducted: 1998
A three-year starter for the Buckeyes, Jim Jackson led OSU to three NCAA tournament appearances and two Big Ten championships. The 6-6 guard/forward was the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 1990 and the Big Ten Player of the Year in each of the next two seasons. Jackson was a two-time All-America and was the National Player of the Year in 1992. He was a first round draft pick of the Dallas Mavericks in 1992.
Vlade Janakievski
Football, 1977-80
Inducted: 2004
The first Ohio State kicker to be chosen as an All-Big Ten selection … a two-time All-Big Ten pick … did not miss an extra point (44-of-44) in 1977 … went 45-of-46 on extra point attempts during the 1980 season … second in the Ohio State record book with 172 career extra points … made 18 field goals in 1979 and notched 41 for his career, third on Ohio State’s list … made 15 consecutive field goals in five games, which is second in the Buckeye record book.
Victor Janowicz
Football 1949-51
Inducted: 1977
In 1950, Vic Janowicz became Ohio State's second Heisman Trophy winner. A multi-talented athlete and a true triple threat, Janowicz led the Buckeyes in rushing, passing and kick scoring in 1950. He was a 1950 consensus All-American, an all-Big Ten pick and the Big Ten and OSU MVP. Janowicz is a member of the National Football Hall of Fame. After his collegiate career, Janowicz played both professional football and basketball.
Patrick Jeffrey
Diving 1984-86, 1988
Inducted: 2005
At the 1988 NCAA Championships, became only diver in NCAA history to win three events in the same year: the 1-meter, 3-meter and 10-meter platform events ... 1988 NCAA Diver of the Year ... at 1988 Big Ten Diving Championship, won 1m dive, 3m dive and 10-meter platform dive ... three-time All-American (1985-86, 88) ... 1988 Big Ten Diver of the Year ... 1988 and 1996 Olympian ... four-year OSU letterwinner ... coached the U.S. Olympic Diving team at 2000 Olympics in Sydney ... three-time U.S. National Diving Champion in the 10-meter competition and two-time winner in the 3-meter event ... currently coaches divers at Florida State University.
Pete Johnson
Football 1973-1976
Inducted: 2007
A three-year starter, Pete Johnson was a part of four Big Ten championship teams and concluded his Buckeye career with a number of records. As a junior in 1975, Johnson led the nation in scoring, tallying a Big Ten and school record 26 touchdowns en route to first-team All-Big Ten honors. During that same season, he set an OSU individual scoring record with 30 points in a single game vs. Illinois and for the season scored 156 points, also a Buckeye record. Additionally, he holds the record for the most touchdowns scored in a game with five vs. North Carolina in 1975. Johnson is second all-time in the Ohio State records book in career points with 348 on 58 touchdowns. The 1975 (156) and 1976 (114) OSU points leader, Johnson rushed for 2,308 yards in his career. In his final season, he captured Academic All-Big Ten and Academic All-America laurels to complement his football accomplishments.
Thomas "Pepper" Johnson
Football 1982-85
Inducted: 2001
Four-year letterman and three-year starter at linebacker for the Buckeyes … won First-Team All-Big Ten honors as a junior and senior and was a First-Team All-America pick as a senior . . . led the Buckeyes in tackles in each of his last two years and wound up his career with 379 total stops . . .still fifth on the all-time tackle list at OSU … had 140 tackles as a junior and a career-high 141 tackles as a senior, when OSU won the Big Ten and played in the Rose Bowl . . . elected co-captain as a junior and senior and was the team's defensive MVP each of those years . . . played in four bowl games during his career, winning three of those …went on to an outstanding professional career, twice winning Super Bowls with the New York Giants and twice being named to the Pro Bowl.
Gomer Jones
Football 1934-35
Inducted: 1978
An All-American center at Ohio State in 1935, Jones was one of the outstanding football players in the mid 1930s. In addition to earning All-America recognition, he was team captain and MVP as a senior. After graduation, Jones pursued a career in coaching, serving for many years as an assistant to Bud Wilkinson at Oklahoma. He succeeded Wilkinson in 1964 and served for two years as head coach of the Sooners.
Rick Jones
Golf 1954-56
Inducted: 1988
As a senior, Rick Jones won the NCAA Championship on Ohio State's Scarlet Golf Course. He was also captain of the 1956 Buckeye golf team. Jones was part of the OSU Big Ten Championship team his sophomore year and, as a freshman, played in the US Open.
Marty Karow
Football/Coach 1924-26, 1951-1975
Inducted: 1979
Marty Karow earned All-America fullback honors in 1926 when the Buckeyes posted a 7-1 record. In 1951, Karow joined the OSU staff as head baseball coach and spent the next 25 years leading the Buckeyes to 21 winning seasons, 478 victories and five Big Ten titles. From 1965 to 1967, the Buckeyes captured three consecutive conference crowns and won the College World Series in 1966. Karow was voted College Coach of the Year in 1967.
Andy Katzenmoyer
Football 1996-98
Inducted: 2009
All-American Andy Katzenmoyer won the Dick Butkus Award in 1997, the first Ohio State middle linebacker to win the award. A three-time First Team All-Big Ten member, Katzenmoyer put up big numbers, ranking in the Top 10 in Ohio State record books for career solo tackles, tackles for loss in a game, season and career, tackles for loss yards in a season and career, quarterback sacks in a game, season and career, quarterback sack yards in a season and career, and career interception returns for touchdowns. A member of the 1997 Rose Bowl champion Buckeyes, Katzenmoyer was selected in the first round of the 1999 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots, but suffered a neck injury in his first season that cut his professional career short.
Fred Keller Lacrosse 1956-58 and Soccer 1955-57
Inducted: 2008
Fred Keller was a two-sport star at Ohio State, earning six letters, three each in soccer (1955-57) and lacrosse (1956-58). In both 1957 and ’58, Keller received All-America accolades and was named to the All-Midwest Lacrosse Association squad. In 1958, Keller had 14 goals to lead the team and was second with 17 points while serving as a team co-captain. During the 1957 campaign, he was second on the team in goals (16) and third with 20 points. He was a second-team All-MLA selection in 1956.

Jack Keller
Track & Field 1931-33
Inducted: 1980
Jack Keller won an NCAA title in the 120-yard hurdles in 1931 and the 220-yard low hurdles in both 1931 and 1932. He also competed in the 1932 Olympic Games. A four-time Big Ten Champion, he was a conference record holder for the 70-yard indoor high hurdles and the 220-yard outdoor low hurdles. Keller later went on to become managing editor of the Columbus Citizen-Journal.


Dwight "Ike" Kelley
Football 1963-65
Inducted: 1983
Ike Kelley was the first Buckeye linebacker to earn All-America honors. A two-time All-American, Kelley was Ohio State's co-captain as a senior and a key player on the 1964 OSU team that led the Big Ten in total defense. Kelley did not miss a game during his three years as a starter. After graduation, Kelley was an All-Pro selection with the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles.
Clark Kellogg
Basketball 1980-82
Inducted: 2001
Three-year starter for the Buckeyes … an outstanding all-around player who could play any position on the floor … led Ohio State in both scoring and rebounding as a sophomore and again as a junior … won All-Big Ten honors as a junior and was named winner of the Chicago Tribune's Silver Basketball as the Big Ten's Most Valuable Player …started as a freshman and averaged 11.6 points and 8.0 rebounds … upped those averages to 17.3 and 12.0 in a super sophomore campaign … finished his MVP junior year with averages of 16.1 points and 10.5 rebounds … left school after his junior year to pursue a career in professional basketball, but came back after his career was over and received his degree, and has since been a Commencement speaker at his alma mater … scored 1,285 points and pulled down 872 rebounds in his 86 games at Ohio State, helping the Buckeyes to a pair of NCAA appearances … 42 points against Northwestern as a junior was his career high …currently a college basketball analyst and studio host for CBS.
Bob Kepler
Golf/Coach 1930-32, 1938-1965
Inducted: 1980
As a golfer for the Buckeyes, Bob Kepler missed winning the NCAA title by only two strokes. Later, as Ohio State's long-time golf coach, he led the Bucks to one NCAA and four Big Ten Championships. Kepler is a member of the College Golf Coaches Hall of Fame and coached four NCAA Medalists, including Jack Nicklaus. Ohio State's annual Kepler Invitational is named in his honor.
Rex Kern
Football 1968-70
Inducted: 1978
With Rex Kern at the helm, OSU won the 1968 National Championship, captured two Big Ten titles and played in two Rose Bowls. As the Buckeyes' starting quarterback, Kern led Ohio State to a three-year record of 27-2 and was named MVP of the 1969 Rose Bowl. He was an All-America selection and co-captain in 1969. Kern is a member of the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame. After graduation, he played with the Baltimore Colts.
Ford Konno
Swimming 1952-55
Inducted: 1977
Ford Konno, a distance freestyler, won 31 major titles during his brilliant Ohio State career. Kono won nine Big Ten titles, 16 NAAU crowns and six NCAA Championships. He also set five world records and won a Gold Medal at the 1952 Olympics during his impressive career. He is generally considered the best middle distance freestyler of his era.
Jim Lachey
Football 1981-84
Inducted: 1999
Varsity "O" letter winner 1981-84. 1984 first team All-American and All-Bit Ten Conference. Won three pairs of gold pants as part of OSU wins over Michigan. His Buckeye teams won 1981 and 1984 Big Ten championships. Buckeyes won nine games in each of Lachey's four seasons. A 1985 first-round draft choice, No. 12 overall, of the Sand Diego Chargers.
Richard C. Larkins
Football/Administration 1928-30, 1946-70
Inducted: 1978
Richard Larkins enjoyed a long and distinguished career at Ohio State, first as an athlete and then as a coach and administrator. A three-year letter winner in football, he won the Big Ten Medal of Honor in 1931, an award given annually to the senior demonstrating the greatest proficiency in scholarship and athletics. He later spent five years as freshman football coach at OSU and served as athletic director from 1946 to 1970.
Dick LeBeau
Football 1956-58
Inducted: 2009
Three-time football letterwinner Dick LeBeau played for Woody Hayes and was a member of the 1957 National Championship team. He went on to a 14-year NFL career with the Detroit Lions, where he set the NFL record for consecutive starts for a cornerback (171). He is tied for seventh all-time in the NFL with 62 career interceptions and appeared in three Pro Bowls. In his first 35 years as an NFL coach, LeBeau has been on staff with the Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills, Philadelphia Eagles, Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers, including the 2005 and 2008 Super Bowl champion Steelers.
James Lincoln
Football 1901, '03, '05-06
Inducted: 1978
James Lincoln was one of the many players who helped establish Ohio State's tradition of excellence on the gridiron. He served as team captain of the 1906 team that went 8-1. During these early years, Lincoln and his teammates, including one L.W. St. John, played for the love of the game. Their commitment to the game was rewarded with cheers by the overflowing crowds at University Field.
Jack Lininger
Football 1945, 1947-49
Inducted: 2003
Inducted posthumously … earned a starting position as both center and linebacker … after completing the 1945 school year, joined the Army Corps of Engineers and returned for the 1947 season … Ohio State Most Outstanding Player in 1949 and won the Cleveland Press Trophy award … 1949 First Team All-America selection.
John Lorms
Golf 1942-43, 1945
Inducted: 1981
John Lorms is considered to be Ohio State's first great golfer. In 1945, Lorms was the first Ohio State golfer to capture an individual NCAA Championship. That same year, he was a Big Ten Co-medalist while leading the Buckeyes to the conference title.
Jerry Lucas
Basketball 1960-1962
Inducted: 1977
Jerry Lucas is a basketball legend. The 6-8 center was Ohio State's first three-time basketball All-American. During the Lucas era, the Buckeyes won the 1960 National Championship and were runners-up in 1961 and 1962. Over the same stretch, they went 78-6 and won three Big Ten titles. Lucas was the 1961 and 1962 National Player of the Year and was named MVP of the NCAA Final Four his sophomore and junior years. He later starred in NBA with Cincinnati, San Francisco and New York.
Frank (Moose) Machinsky
Football 1954-56
Inducted: 1999
Varsity "O" letter winner 1954-56. All-Big Ten selection in 1954. Co-captain in 1956. Played in the Shrine Bowl and Hula Bowl following his senior season. Played professional football with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. Past president of the Ohio State University Varsity "O" Alumni organization. Member of The Ohio State University President's Club.
Jamie Macoun
Hockey 1981-83
Inducted: 2005
Three-year letterwinner (1981-83) ... played in 83 career games as a defenseman ... scored 17 goals and tallied 58 assists ... played 18 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Calgary Flames, Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings ... member of two Stanley Cup-winning squads, with Calgary in 1988-89 and Detroit for the 1997-98 campaign.
Saul Maggied
Loyalty Award
Inducted: 1987
A long-time friend of The Ohio State University, Sol Maggied was a three-year letter winner in football. During the 1935, 1936 and 1937 seasons, the football team went a combined 18-6 and tied for one Big Ten Championship. After earning an undergraduate degree in 1938, Maggied returned to OSU and graduated with a medical degree in 1942. Maggied then established his practice in West Jefferson and was very active in Ohio amateur athletics.
Marcus Marek
Football 1979-82
Inducted: 1999
Varsity "O" letter winner 1979-82. 1982 All-American. Three times selected first team All-Big Ten Conference. 1982 co-captain. Played in three "Gold Pants" victories over Michigan. Ranks first at Ohio State with 572 career tackles. Ranks first at Ohio State with 316 assisted tackles.
Jim Marshall
Football 1957-58
Inducted: 1978
Jim Marshall was an All-American tackle for the Buckeyes in 1958. A two-sport star, he also set the school discus and shot put records as a member of the track and field team in 1958. Marshall played in the 1958 Rose Bowl, where the Buckeyes defeated Oregon 10-7, capping off a 9-1 campaign. After leaving Ohio State, Marshall enjoyed a long and distinguished career with the Minnesota Vikings.
George Martin
Rifle and Pistol 1947-50
Inducted: 1999
Pioneer Inductee. Varsity "O" letter winner 1947-50. Four-time All-American. Only OSU four-time Rifle All-American. Team captain during his sophomore, junior and senior years. Became a member of the team in 1947 after volunteering in World War II.
Tom Matte
Football 1957-60
Inducted: 2003
Started with the Buckeyes as a running back, but halfway through the season switched to the quarterback position … finished the 1959 season with 439 passing yards and 190 rushing yards … recorded 737 passing yards and 682 yards rushing for the 1960 season … First Team All-Big Ten quarterback, team MVP, Football News All-American and East-West Shrine Game MVP in 1960 … was drafted in the first round by the Baltimore Colts and played both running back and quarterback during his tenure with the Colts.
Rufus Mayes
Football 1966-68
Inducted: 1984
Offensive tackle Rufus Mayes, a two year starter, earned All-America and all-Big Ten honors during the 1968 National Championship season. After leaving Ohio State, Mayes was the No. 1 draft pick of the Chicago Bears in 1969. He spent nine of his 11 years in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals. Mayes concluded his professional career with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1979.
James McDonald
Basketball/Football 1935-37
Inducted: 1986
Jim McDonald enjoyed the rare honor of being selected captain of both the football and basketball teams. He played quarterback and linebacker in football and guard in basketball. After leaving OSU, McDonald played two years with the Detroit Lions. He later became head football coach at the University of Tennessee.
Bill McKenzie
Hockey 1970-72
Inducted: 2001
Was a three-year starter in goal for the Buckeyes and is still considered by many to be the finest goal tender in school history … helped lead the 1972 Buckeyes to their very first Central Collegiate Hockey Association championship … during his three years in net, Ohio State posted a combined record of 63-21-1, including a 24-5 record in 1972 … still holds the Ohio State records for season shutouts (four in 1972) and career whitewashings (10) … also holds OSU records for career wins with 54, as well as the marks for single-season (2.25 in 1972) and career (2.74) goals against average … after his career at Ohio State, he played eight years in the NHL (most of that with Detroit) … following his playing career, he returned to Ohio State as an assistant coach, spending 18 seasons in that capacity.
Bill Miller
Football/Wrestling 1948-50
Inducted: 1997
Three-sport athlete Bill Miller earned All-America wrestling honors in 1951 and was the Big Ten heavyweight champion in 1950 and 1951. Miller also lettered three years in football and two years in track, for a total of eight letters while attending Ohio State. The 1949 football team shared the Big Ten title and won the 1950 Rose Bowl.
Johnny Miner
Basketball 1923-25
Inducted: 1977
Johnny Miner was Ohio State's first basketball All-American. As a senior in 1925, he led Ohio State to a 14-2 record and the school's first ever Big Ten Basketball Championship.
Bob Momsen
Football 1950
Inducted: 2005
First-Team All-American as a tackle in 1950 ... recovered a fumble to set up first score of the famous 1950 "Snow Bowl" between Ohio State and Michigan ... scored a safety against Pittsburgh ... recovered a fumble to set up Ohio State's 10th touchdown of the game in 83-21 drubbing of Iowa ... letterwinner in 1950 ... drafted in the seventh round of the 1951 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions.
Tim Moore
Diving 1972-75
Inducted: 1983
Tim Moore ranks as one of the greatest in a long line of outstanding Ohio State divers. A four-time All-American, Moore won five National and seven Big Ten Championships en-route to 21 major titles. He was honored during his senior year as one of the NCAA's top five scholar athletes. Moore was a member of the 1976 Olympic team.
Fred "Curly" Morrison
Football 1946-49
Inducted: 2010
Fred "Curly" Morrison, a four-year letterman, was Ohio State's star offensive performer during the 1950 Rose Bowl game vs. California. Morrison helped lead the Buckeyes to their first Rose Bowl win, rushing for a game-high 127 yards on 24 carries en route to being named the game's MVP, the first-ever Buckeye Rose Bowl MVP. Earlier that season, Morrison rushed for a career-high 134 yards against Southern California. Morrison led the team in scoring with nine touchdowns. After his college career, Morrison went on to play professionally for the Chicago Bears and Cleveland Browns.
Harley M. ‘Marty’ Mull
Swimming 1962-64
Inducted: 2002
Two-time NCAA Champion in the 200-yard individual medley (1962 and ‘63) ... three-time All-American (1962, ‘63 and ‘64) ... undefeated in collegiate dual meets in the 200-yard IM ... established an OSU record time in the event as a sophomore, breaking the standard set by Al Wiggins ... teams finished third at the Big Ten championships but took the NCAA Championship in 1962, the 11th and most recent swimming crown for OSU ... the Canton, Ohio, product went undefeated while competing for McKinley High School where he established national high school records in the individual medley and 100 freestyle ... is the 11th swimmer elected to the OSU Hall of Fame ... currently resides in Canton, Ohio, where he coached the McKinley swimming and diving program over the past 30 years.
Robert Murphy
Team Physician 1952-93
Inducted: 1998
Dr. Bob Murphy served as head team physician for the Ohio State Department of Athletics from 1952 to 1993. Dr. Bob was a pioneer in the sports medicine field and was nationally recognized for his work with fluid replacement in the treatment of heat-related fatigue. He served on the Big Ten Physicians Committee from 1960 to 1993 and was a recipient of the Alumni Achievement Award from OSU in 1971. During his 41 years, Dr. Bob was a friend and confidant to countless Ohio State athletes
Steve Myers
Football, 1972-74
Inducted: 2004
Three-year starter at center … first team All-American and first team All-Big Ten in 1974 … helped Ohio State to back-to-back Rose Bowl appearances in 1973 and 1974 … played guard the last half of his senior year after breaking his hand … named to the Associated Press All-American team at center in 1974 and made the United Press International team as a guard that same year.
Keo Nakama
Baseball/Swimming 1943-45
Inducted: 1979
Keo Nakama was an All-American distance freestyler, winning four NCAA, six Big Ten , three NAAU indoor and six NAAU outdoor titles. Nakama was a vital contributor on OSU's National Championship teams in 1943 and 1945. The two-sport star was also a member of the OSU baseball team, starting at third base on the 1943 Big Ten Championship team. He is the only person in the modern history of Ohio State to be a captain of two varsity teams in the same year.
Jamie Natalie
Men's Gymnastics 1998-2001
Inducted: 2010
Jamie Natalie, a two-time Ohio State Male Athlete of the Year, won three NCAA individual titles during his time at Ohio State, claiming the all-around crown in both 2000 and '01 and winning floor exercise in 2000. He earned seven All-America honors during his career, finishing in the Top 8 at the NCAA championships on four events as well as in the all-around. Natalie, a three-time first team All-Big Ten choice, was a three-time Big Ten champion (2000 - floor exercise, 2001 - all-around and horizontal bar) and was named Big Ten Gymnast of the Year in 2001. He led the Buckeyes to NCAA and Big Ten titles during 2001 en route to winning the Nissen-Emery Award given to the most outstanding senior gymnast in the country. Natalie was an alternate for the 2000 United States Olympic Team and won the U.S. national high bar title in 1999 and 2000. Natalie was a four-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and GCA Academic All-American Scholar-Athlete, a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and the recipient of the 2001 Big Ten Medal of Honor as the top male senior student-athlete at Ohio State. A 2010 inductee into the Delaware Sports Hall of Fame, Natalie finished a residency at Ohio State in physical medicine and rehabilitation and is a physician at Chillicothe Veterans Hospital.
William Neunzig
Swimming 1937-38
Inducted: 1999
Pioneer Inductee. Varsity "O" letter winner 1937-38. All-American in 150-yard backstroke in 1937 and 1938. Won NCAA backstroke title, setting a new NCAA record, while becoming the first Buckeye to win a NCAA title. Two-time Big Ten champion in 150-yard backstroke. Won six gold medals in national competition as part of relays. Swam competitively until 1949 and was a medallist until his last meet. Instrumental in starting the Ohio State University alumni club in Hawaii.
Jack Nicklaus
Golf 1960-61
Inducted: 1977
Jack Nicklaus is considered by many to be "the greatest golfer ever to play the game." Nicklaus began his fabled career at Ohio State by winning the 1961 NCAA and Big Ten Championships. He was also the 1959 and 1961 US Amateur Champion. He left Ohio State after only two years to pursue an incredible and long career on the PGA Tour. The five-time PGA Player of the Year won an unprecedented 20 Major Championships, including six wins at the Masters.
Tom Nieporte
Golf 1950-51
Inducted: 1983
Tom Nieporte was the 1951 NCAA Champion and helped lead the Buckeyes to one Big Ten title and two consecutive NCAA tournament appearances. Nieporte was one of three NCAA Champions from Ohio State between 1951 and 1961. After leaving Ohio State, Nieporte played on the PGA Tour.
Ron Nischwitz
Baseball 1957-58
Inducted: 2006
Second team All-American as a pitcher in 1958 … earned All-Big Ten accolades in 1958 … two-time letterwinner (1957-58) for the Buckeyes … led Ohio State in strikeouts in both 1957 (57) and 1958 (82) … also had a team-high innings pitched in 1957 (47.0) and 1958 (81.1) … ranks in the Top 15 for wins in a season and season earned-run average.
Fred Norton
Football, Basketball, Baseball and Track 1914-17
Inducted: 2010
The first four-sport varsity letterwinner at Ohio State (baseball, basketball, football and track), Norton was a member of the 1916 championship football team as a blocking back for Chic Harley and was the baseball team's most valuable player in 1917. Norton led the 1917 baseball Buckeyes with a .442 batting average and once scored six touchdowns in one half against Indiana on the gridiron in 1916. After graduation, Norton enlisted in the United States Air Force as a fighter pilot and died in combat less than a year after graduating from Ohio State. He was inducted into the Sphinx Honorary, the oldest and most prestigious honorary at Ohio State.
Mel Nowell
Basketball 1960-62
Inducted: 1985
Mel Nowell was a starting guard on the Buckeyes' great basketball teams of the early 1960s that won three Big Ten titles, one National Championship and two second place NCAA finishes. A starter all three years, Nowell shot nearly 45 percent from the field during his career, an unusually high percentage for a guard of that era. Nowell is remembered in OSU history as a superb all-around player who could rebound and pass as well as score.
Ron O'Brien
Diving/Coach 1957-59, 1965-1978
Inducted: 1984
Ron O'Brien won the 1959 National low board championship and earned All-America honors on both the one and three meter boards. He later served as OSU's diving coach. O'Brien's success at Ohio State resulted in numerous coaching positions on the international level, including several stints as the US Olympic diving coach. A number of O'Brien's Olympic divers have won Gold, including Ohio State's Jennifer Chandler.
Jim Otis
Football 1967-69
Inducted: 1996
Jim Otis won All-America and all-Big Ten honors in 1969 when he became the school's first 1,000 yard rusher with 1,027 yards on 219 carries. He was also the team's MVP. In 1968, Otis helped the Buckeyes to the Big Ten and National Championships with a 10-0 record. He finished his career with 2,542 rushing yards and 35 touchdowns-never losing a yard on 585 carries.
Jesse Owens
Track & Field 1935-36
Inducted: 1977
Jesse Owens is regarded as one of Ohio State's and America's most cherished athletes. On May 25, 1935, Owens set three world records and tied a fourth in the span of 70 minutes at the Big Ten Championships in Ann Arbor. He also won four NCAA titles that year. He will forever be remembered for his accomplishments at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games where he won Gold Medals in the broad jump, 100-meters, 200-meters and the 400-meter relay.
Yoshi Oyakawa
Swimming 1952-55
Inducted: 1978
Yoshi Oyakawa won six Big Ten, seven NCAA, four NAAU indoor and five NAAU outdoor titles, during his four-year career at Ohio State. He competed on four Big Ten and three NCAA Championship teams. In 1954, he set a world record in the 100-yard backstroke. Oyakawa was captain his senior year. The three-time All-American also participated in the 1952 and 1956 Olympics.
Vince Panzano
Coach 1978-
Inducted: 1996
Vince Panzano is one of the most highly respected diving coaches in America. During his more than 25 years of coaching, he has produced one world champion, one Olympic Silver Medalist, 20 US Diving champions, eight NCAA champions, 14 NCAA runners-up, 64 Big Ten champions and 74 All-Americans. Panzano has twice received the Mike Peppe Award as National Coach of the Year. His impressive resume includes serving as an Olympic coach in 1984, 1988 and 1996.
James Parker
Football 1954-1956
Inducted: 1976
A two-time All-American for Ohio State, coach Woody Hayes called Jim Parker "the greatest offensive lineman I ever coached." The 6-2, 200 pound Parker was the Buckeyes' first Outland Trophy winner in 1956. During his three years as a starter, the Buckeyes won 23 of 28 games, captured the 1954 National Championship and recorded back-to-back Big Ten titles in 1954 and 1955. Parker is a member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame.
Albert Patnik
Diving 1938-1940
Inducted: 1977
Al Patnik was one of Ohio State's first diving greats. During his career he won 20 major titles and five National Championships, dominating college diving in the late 1930s. Between 1938 and 1940, Patnik won three consecutive NCAA one-meter titles and two three-meter crowns. Patnik also won all three Big Ten Championships in which he competed.
Jim Patterson
Diving 1936-38
Inducted: 1992
A cornerstone of the Ohio State's "Diving Dynasty," Jim Patterson was the first in the long line of Buckeye springboard greats. He was the Big Ten low board champion in 1936 and 1937 and won the one-meter National Championship in 1937. The six-time All-American originated a number of dives that were eventually placed in the NCAA rule book.
Michael Peppe
Coach 1931-1963
Inducted: 1977
Mike Peppe is credited with laying the foundation for Ohio State's outstanding swimming and diving tradition. After starting the program in 1931, Peppe's Buckeye teams dominated the sport in a way few teams ever have. Peppe won 11 NCAA crowns, 10 NAAU Championships and 12 Big Ten titles. Under his tutelage, Buckeye swimmers and divers captured 312 individual championships, including 94 NCAA, 100 NAAU and 94 Big Ten titles. His duel-meet record was an incredible 179-39.
Tom Perdue
Baseball/Football 1960-62
Inducted: 1988
Though only 5-11 and 185 pounds, Tom Perdue was a rugged player in both football and baseball. Perdue played both offense and defense at left end in 1959 and defensive end in 1960-61. He was an Academic All-American in 1961. In baseball, Perdue was an All-American catcher and outfielder. In 1962, Perdue won the Big Ten hitting championship with a .459 average.
Pete Perini
Baseball, Football 1946-50
Inducted: 2001
Earned eight varsity letters at Ohio State - four in football and four in baseball … is primarily known for his baseball accomplishments, including being the only pitcher to lead Ohio State in wins and innings pitched in each of his four years as a starter … compiled a career record of 30-13 and still ranks second in school annals in terms of total victories … fashioned a school-record 1.45 earned run average as a freshman and a career mark of 2.88, both of which were school records at the time of his graduation … still ranks second in career innings pitched with 344 … was a punter and linebacker on the football team and played on the 1950 Rose Bowl championship team … drafted by the Boston Braves following graduation, but then drafted by the military during the Korean Conflict … played professional football with the Chicago Bears and Cleveland Browns after the war, but his career was cut short by a knee injury.
Chris Perry
Golf 1981-84
Inducted: 1993
Chris Perry was a two-time All-America and three-time all-Big Ten selection. Perry also won the Les Bolstad Award for the Big Ten's low-stroke average three times. The 1983 Big Ten Medalist led the golf team to three Big Ten Championships. Perry set a school record with 13 career tournament wins and was a member of the 1984 Walker Cup Team. Named the Collegiate Player of the Year in 1984, Perry went on to a successful PGA career.
Paul Pooley
Hockey 1981-84
Inducted: 1994
Paul Pooley was Ohio State's first great hockey player. During his career, Pooley set school records for single-season and career points and assists. His point total topped the nation in 1984, earning him All-America honors and both the CCHA and Bauer National Player of the Year awards. That same season, the Buckeyes' 13-0 start vaulted them to the top of the national polls. Pooley returned to OSU to serve as an assistant coach from 1988 to 1991.
Ted Provost
Football 1967-69
Inducted: 2006
Three-time starter and letterwinner as a defensive back (1967-69) … earned first team All-America accolades in 1969 … first team All-Big Ten selection in 1968 and ’69 … played in 1969 East-West Shrine Bowl … member of 1968 national championship team and winning Rose Bowl team, with come-from-behind victory over Southern California … returned an interception for a touchdown and the Buckeyes’ first score in 13-0 win over Purdue in 1968, a key play in OSU’s undefeated season.
Mike Racanelli
Gymnastics 1987-90
Inducted: 1996
While at Ohio State, Mike Racanelli won the 1990 Nissen Award, presented annually to the outstanding senior male gymnast in the nation. That same year, he took first place at the NCAA Championships in the Floor Exercise and All-Around events. The All-America and three-time all-Big Ten selection also won the Big Ten Medal of Honor in 1990.
Kevin Randleman
Wrestling, 1991-93
Inducted: 2004
Two-time national champion in the 177-pound weight class in 1992 and 1993 … finished second in the nation in 1991 … first two-time national champion in the history of Ohio State wrestling … three-time All-American (1991, 1992, 1993) … Ohio State’s first three-time Big Ten champion … three-time All-Big Ten selection … finished the 1992 season with a record of 42-0-3, becoming the second Buckeye to record an undefeated season.
Kelvin Ransey
Basketball 1977-80
Inducted: 1986
The tremendously quick Kelvin Ransey was a 1980 All-America and three-time all-Big Ten choice. A two-time team MVP, Ransey started 111 of 112 games while at OSU. He had a string of 80 consecutive games in which he scored in double figures and averaged over 35 minutes per game. Ransey was the third player taken in the 1980 NBA draft and during his career played for the Portland Trailblazers and the New Jersey Nets.
Pete Rasmus
Track & Field 1927-29
Inducted: 1989
Pete Rasmus was considered one of the best discus athletes in the world. As a Buckeye, he was a three-time Big Ten Champion and won the NCAA discus title in 1929 with a world-record toss of 159'1 7/8". Rasmus was a two-time All-America selection and was captain the 1929 team that won the NCAA Championship-Ohio State's first National Championship in any sport.
Michael Redd
Basketball 1998-00
Inducted: 2009
Michael Redd, the 1998 Big Ten Freshman of the Year, was a three-time Ohio State MVP, an All-Big Ten selection and a four-time Big Ten Player of the Week. Redd, who averaged 35.1 minutes a game, ended his career fifth in program history in scoring with 1,879 and is third in the Ohio State record book for career points in the NCAA tournament (133). A captain in 2000, Redd was drafted in the 2000 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks. He was an NBA All-Star in 2004 and a five-time Bucks MVP. Redd holds the NBA record for most three-point field goals made in one quarter with 8, set in the fourth period in 2002 against the Houston Rockets, and is fifth on the Milwaukee Bucks all-time points list through 2009. In 2008, Redd competed with the gold medal U.S. Olympic Team in Beijing.
Dave Reinbolt
Wrestling 1965-67
Inducted: 1998
Dave Reinbolt won All-America honors in 1966 when he captured the National Championship in the 167-pound weight division. That same year, he won the Big Ten Championship en-route to a sparkling 21-0-1 record. His 1966 mark is the second best in school history. With a 44-10-2 career record, Reinbolt left Ohio State with one of the best winning percentages in the school's history.
Harry (Butch) Reynolds
Track & Field 1986-87
Inducted: 1995
Butch Reynolds was a two-time Olympic Medalist and two-time world-record holder. At the 1988 Olympics, he captured a Gold Medal in the 4x400 relay and a Silver in the 400-meter. In 1988, he set a world record in the 400-meter dash with a time of 43.29. Reynolds was also a member of the world-record setting US 4x400 relay team in 1993. He won the 1987 NCAA Championship in the 400 and was a member of the 1996 Olympic Team.
Robert Ries
Loyalty

Arnie Risen
Basketball, 1944-45
Inducted: 2004
Member of two Ohio State Final Four teams in 1944 and 1945… helped the Buckeyes to a 15-5 record during the 1944-45 season, along with a second-place finish in the Big Ten standings … Ohio State went 16-5 the following season and claimed the Big Ten crown … two-time All-Big Ten center … named an All-American by Converse Yearbook in 1945 … inducted into the National Basketball Hall of Fame in 1998.
Esco Sarkkinen
Football/Coach 1937-39, 1946-1978
Inducted: 1980
In helping lead the 1939 Buckeyes to the Big Ten Championship, Esco Sarkkinen earned consensus All-America honors at end and also won the Big Ten Medal of Honor. After serving in the Coast Guard during World War II, "Sark" returned to Ohio State as an assistant football coach in 1946, serving in that capacity until 1978. Sarkkinen was widely recognized as one of the finest scouts in college football history. Because of his scouting responsibilities, Sark rarely, if ever, saw his beloved Buckeyes play.
Paul Sarringhaus
Football, 1941-42, 1945
Inducted: 2004
Inducted posthumously … First team All-American and All-Big Ten at halfback in 1942 … helped guide the Buckeyes to a national championship in 1942, the first title in program history … second in Big Ten in scoring in 1942 with 72 points … rushed for 672 yards in 1942, a mark that ranked among the conference leaders … finished second in scoring on the 1942 Buckeye squad … left to serve his country in World War II but returned for his senior season in 1945.
Howard Baker Saunders
Golf 1945-47
Inducted: 1990 Howard Baker Saunders was the Big Ten Co-champion as a sophomore and again as a senior. He was the medalist at the 1945 NCAA Championships, which were played at Ohio State and won by the Buckeyes. While playing in the 1945 NCAA Tournament, Saunders was knocked down by lightning. Luckily, he bounced back up and went on to post a 68, a course record at the time.
Pandel Savic
Football 1947-49
Inducted: 2009
The Ohio State passing leader in 1948 and 1949, Pandel Savic helped the 1949 Buckeyes to Ohio State’s first Rose Bowl win, gaining 16 total yards rushing and passing, including an important 6 yards on the ground to close out the remaining time and seal the Buckeye victory. The 1949 team also won a share of the Big Ten title, with Savic throwing for 581 yards and six touchdowns on the season. Ohio State and Michigan tied in the season finale, leading to a share of the Big Ten championship for the squads. Savic went on to play an important role in the golf community and served as longtime chairman of the PGA’s The Memorial Tournament.
L. B. Schaefer
Swimming 1961-63
Inducted: 1996
L.B. Schaefer swam on the Buckeyes' 1962 National Championship team and captured one Big Ten and two NCAA titles in the 100-yard and the 200-yard backstrokes that year. The three-time All-American also won the Big Ten Championship in 1963. He was also a member of the medley relay National Championship Team in 1961 and 1962.
John Schmidt
Track and Field, 1942-45
Inducted: 1998
John Schmidt was a member of the 1942 track and field team that won the Big Ten indoor and outdoor championships. Competing in the pole vault, he won the Big Ten outdoor championship in 1944 and both indoor and outdoor Big Ten titles in 1945. In 1944, Schmidt was named an outdoor All-American, the second pole vaulter in Ohio State history to receive the honor.
Richard Schnittker
Basketball/Football 1948-50
Inducted: 1981
Dick Schnittker is regarded as one of the finest hook shot specialists to play at Ohio State. He was a 1950 All-America and three-time all-Big Ten selection. A two-sport star, Schnittker led the 1950 basketball team to the Big Ten Championship after playing in the 1950 Rose Bowl where Ohio State beat California 17-14. Schnittker, a center on the basketball team, played end on the gridiron.
Alex Schoenbaum
Loyalty Award
A long-time friend of The Ohio State University, Alex Schoenbaum earned three football letters from 1936 to 1938 and was named to an All-American team. After graduation, Schoenbaum went on to a career in business and founded the Shoney restaurant chain. He was a major contributor to the Woody Hayes Athletic Center and its Schoenbaum Wall of Champions.
Kurt Schumacher
Football 1971-74
Inducted: 2005
Two-year starter at left tackle on teams that posted 14-1-1 record in conference play while winning two Big Ten championships and playing in three Rose Bowls ... First-Team All-America left tackle in 1974 ... two-time First-Team All-Big Ten selection (1973-74) as an offensive lineman ... a first-round draft choice of the New Orleans Saints in the 1975 NFL Draft.
Don Scott
Football 1938-40
Inducted: 1988
A two-time All-American, Don Scott was the first Ohio State quarterback to earn such an honor. On the football field, he was considered one of the most talented and versatile players in OSU's history. Coach Esco Sarkkinen credits him with superbly masterminding the undisputed 1939 Big Ten Championship team. Scott also played on the 1939 basketball team that won the Big Ten and played in the first ever NCAA finals. Scott was killed in World War II and the University airport bears his name.
Mike Sensibaugh
Football 1968-70
Inducted: 1997
Mike Sensibaugh was a two-time all-Big Ten selection and a 1970 All-American. The three-year starter was a member of Ohio State's 1968 National Championship football team. In the 1969 Rose Bowl, Sensibaugh set a record with 319 punting yards. He also set the OSU record for single season (9) and career interceptions (22).
Bob Shaw
Football 1941-42
Inducted: 1996
Bob Shaw earned All-America honors after helping the 1942 football team to a 9-1 record and the Big Ten and National Championships. An excellent receiver, Shaw caught a touchdown pass in a 21-7 win over Michigan in 1942. After leaving Ohio State, Shaw moved on to a coaching career in the National Football League.
Ray Shoup
Baseball 1965-67
Inducted: 1996
Ray Shoup was a member of the Buckeyes' 1965 College World Series second place and 1966 National Championship baseball team. In 1967, Shoup earned all-Big Ten and All-America honors while leading the team to another appearance in the College World Series. His career numbers totaled 101 hits, 22 doubles, four home runs, 65 RBI and 26 stolen bases.
Larry Siegfried
Basketball 1959-61
Inducted: 1983
Larry Siegfried was a three-year starter at guard and served as team captain of the basketball team his senior year. He averaged 13.2 points per game as a junior when Ohio State won the National Championship and 15.2 as a senior when the Buckeyes finished second. An All-American as a senior, he later played in the NBA with the Boston Celtics.
Kip Simons
Gymnastics 1991-94
Inducted: 2006
Winner of the 1994 Nissen-Emery Award, presented to the top senior male gymnast in the nation … four-time All-Big Ten honoree (1991-94) … earned All-America honors in the all-around in both 1993 and ’94 … 1991 Big Ten Freshman of the Year … won Big Ten titles on both parallel bars and still rings in 1992 … claimed conference high bar title in both 1993 (co) and 1994 (co) … member of Big Ten championship squads in 1993 and ’94 … participated in Olympic Games in 1996 in Atlanta …two-time member of the U.S. World Championships team (1994, ’95).
George Simpson
Track & Field 1928-30
Inducted: 1977
All-American George Simpson was a three-time National Champion, winning the 100-yard dash and 220-yard dash in 1928 and the 220 in 1930. He went on to compete for the United States in the 1932 Olympic Games.
Joey Sindelar
Golf 1978-81
Inducted: 1992
Joey Sindelar, a three-time All-America and all-Big Ten selection, helped lead the Buckeyes to the 1979 National Championship and three Big Ten titles. While at Ohio State, Sindelar broke several Big Ten records, including the record for the lowest tournament and 18-hole score at the Big Ten Championship with a 271 and 64. A Big Ten Medalist and Les Bolstad Award winner in 1981, Sindelar went on to a successful PGA career.
Tom Skladany
Football 1973-76
Inducted: 1991
Tom Skladany was the first kicking specialist to receive a scholarship from Ohio State. The three-time All-American punter also served as a kicker his last three seasons. He was a two-time all-Big Ten selection and led the nation in punting as a junior with a 46.7 yard average. In 1975, he kicked a school record 59-yard field goal against Illinois. Skladany was a member of four Big Ten Championship teams.
Jude Skove
Wrestling 1982, 84-86
Inducted: 2001
Four-year letterman and three-year regular for the Buckeyes …ended a 20-year Ohio State drought by winning the 1986 NCAA individual title at 158 pounds … just the eighth Ohio State wrestler to claim a national title … compiled an impressive career record of 131-31-3 and still ranks third in career wins at OSU … is also ninth in career winning percentage with a .803 figure … won a career-high 40 matches his senior year on the way to the NCAA title … also in the Ohio State records book in several other categories including career pins (fourth place with 33) … very intense competitor, whose accomplishments helped keep the Ohio State wrestling program in the national spotlight.
Chris Smith
Golf 1988-91
Inducted: 2000
Four-year golf letterman from 1988-91 ... Four times named All-Big Ten ... Two-time team captain distinguished himself by winning medalist honors at the 1990 Big Ten Championships-one of seven collegiate tournaments he won ... Named First-Team All-America in 1991.
William Smith
Swimming 1943, 1947-49
Inducted: 1977
Four-time All-American Bill Smith set seven world records and won 14 National Championships, including seven NCAA, six NAAU indoor and one NAAU outdoor. He also captured two Gold Medals at the 1948 Olympic Games in the 400 freestyle and 800 freestyle relay. The three-time Big Ten Champion was undefeated in fours years of duel meet competition. Smith held all the world records between the 200 and 1000-meter freestyle and was considered one of the greatest competitors in the first half of the 20th Century.
Larry Snyder
Coach 1932-42, 1946-65
Inducted: 1977
Larry Snyder, the father of Ohio State Track & Field, helped build the program in the 1930s and 1940s and returned after World War II to carry on the tradition. Snyder led Ohio State to six Big Ten Championships, coached eight world record holders and numerous Olympians, All-Americans and National Champions. He twice was an assistant coach at the Olympics and was head coach of the US Olympic Team in 1960.
Dave Sorenson
Basketball 1968-70
Inducted: 2000
Three-year starter for men's basketball ... Led Ohio State in scoring and rebounding as a junior (23.6 ppg and 10.6 rpg) and again as a senior (24.2 ppg and 9.0 rpg) ... Team captain as senior and three-year Varsity "O" letterwinner ... Honorable Mention All-America as junior in 1969, twice being named All-Big Ten.
Cecil Souders
Football 1942-47
Inducted: 2002
Garnered All-America honors at end as a senior in 1946 after leading the team in receiving with 157 yards on nine receptions ... was a four-year letterwinner under legendary coach Paul Brown and was a freshman in 1942 when the Buckeyes secured the first of the program’s six national titles ... the team went 9-1 on the year and 5-1 in conference ... won Big Ten Championships with the 1942 and 1944 teams ... the 1944 squad finished second in the nation with a perfect 9-0 record (6-0 in the Big Ten) ... named the team’s Most Valuable Player in 1946, was the second end and one of only four ends to garner the award since its inception in 1930.
Tim Spencer
Football 1979-82
Inducted: 1997
The MVP of the 1982 Holiday Bowl, Tim Spencer was one of Ohio State's most productive rushers. He scored 36 touchdowns and rushed for 3,553 yards on 644 carries during his career. He earned all-Big Ten honors in 1982 when he rushed for 1,538 yards. In 1983, Spencer was the second player taken in the inaugural USFL draft. After the USFL, he played the San Diego Chargers and later returned to Ohio State as an assistant football coach for the Buckeyes.
Chris Spielman
Football 1985-87
Inducted: 2000
One of the all-time great middle linebackers in college football history ... Four-time Varsity "O" honoree ... Two-time All-America linebacker ... Three-time All-Big Ten Conference selection ... Lombardi Award winner ... Team captain and Most Valuable Performer ... Set school record for career solo tackles (283) and collected 546 total tackles.
L. W. St. John
Administration 1913-1947
Inducted: 1977
During his 34 years as Director of Athletics Lynn Wilbur St. John was the greatest single force in building the tradition of excellence in athletics at The Ohio State University. Under his supervision, Ohio Stadium was built, the Scarlet and Gray golf courses were established and OSU rose to national prominence as an athletic power. While serving as Director of Athletics, St. John was also head baseball coach for 16 years, head basketball coach for eight years and a football line coach.
Floyd Stahl
Administration/Coach
Inducted: 1978
One of the most versatile and capable athletic department members of any college staff, Floyd Stahl joined OSU in June of 1930. Known for his boundless enthusiasm and dedication to Ohio State, he enjoyed stints as head coach of the Buckeyes' baseball, basketball and golf teams. Stahl became Assistant Athletic Director in 1958 and plunged into athletic administration and teaching duties on a full-time basis.
Harry Steel
Football/Wrestling 1922-23
Inducted: 1980
Harry Steel won a Gold Medal in the 1924 Olympics as a heavyweight wrestler. A two-time wrestling letterwinner, he captured the Big Ten heavyweight crown in 1924. Steel also lettered twice in football and won the 1924 Big Ten Medal of Honor.
Jim Stillwagon
Football 1968-70
Inducted: 1979
Jim Stillwagon dominated the interior defensive line for Ohio State during three Big Ten Championship seasons. As a senior, he was the first player to win the Outland Trophy and Lombardi Award in the same year. He played on two Buckeye Rose Bowl teams, including the 1968 National Championship team. The three-year starter was a two-time All-American and all-Big Ten pick. After graduation, Stillwagon played in the CFL and NFL.
Gaylord Stinchcomb
Basketball/Football 1917, 1919-20
Inducted: 1978
Gaylord Stinchcomb was both quarterback and halfback on the Ohio State football teams of 1917, 1919 and 1920. The 1920 All-American was later elected to the National Football Hall of Fame. He led Ohio State to two Big Ten titles and a three-year record of 21-2-1. Stinchcomb played in the 1921 Rose Bowl, OSU's first appearance in Pasadena. The three-sport star also lettered in basketball and track, setting a school record in the broad jump in 1921 with a leap of 23'2".
Korey Stringer
Football 1992-94
Inducted: 2003
Inducted posthumously … two-time All-American tackle (1993 and ’94) and a two-time All-Big Ten tackle (1993 and ’94) … 1992 Big Ten Freshman of the Year … received Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year honors in 1993 … finalist for both the Lombardi Award and the Outland Trophy … tremendous college player and a favorite of his teammates because of his easygoing attitude off the field … drafted in the first round of the NFL draft by the Minnesota Vikings … played five seasons for the Vikings.
Jack Tatum
Football 1968-70
Inducted: 1981
Known as one of the hardest hitters in Buckeye football history, Jack Tatum played on three Big Ten Championship teams. The two-time All-American was selected as the National Defensive Player of the Year in 1970. An unusually gifted athlete, Tatum combined the speed of a defensive back with the strength and size of a linebacker. After leaving the Buckeyes, he played for the NFL's Oakland Raiders for nine years and later for the Houston Oilers.
Jack Taylor
Swimming 1950-52
Inducted: 1983
Jack Taylor was an extremely gifted and versatile swimmer, winning four NCAA, two NAAU indoor and eight Big Ten Championships. He won these championships in three events-backstroke, 440 yard freestyle and the 1500 meters. Taylor also won a Bronze Medal at the 1952 Olympic Games.
Fred Taylor
Coach 1959-1976
Inducted: 1980
Fred Taylor was a 1950 baseball All-American and the starting center on the 1950 Big Ten Championship basketball team. Best known for his coaching, Taylor was a two-time College Basketball Coach of the Year and guided the Buckeyes to a school record 297 victories, one NCAA title, two NCAA second place finishes and seven Big Ten titles during his 18 years as head coach. Between 1960 and 1964, his teams won an unprecedented five straight Big Ten Championships.
Aurealius Thomas
Football 1955-57
Inducted: 1992
All-American Aurealius Thomas played 463 minutes at guard during Ohio State's 1957 National Championship season. After losing their opening game, the Buckeyes won nine straight to capture the title. During the Thomas era, Ohio State went 22-6 and won two Big Ten Championships. Thomas is a member of the National Football Hall of Fame.
Bob Todd
Baseball Coach 1987-present
Inducted: 2008
Bob Todd has been the head coach of the Ohio State baseball team since 1988. In his 21 seasons at the helm, Todd has won 831 games, the most in school history, and he has led the team to 14 Big Ten Conference regular season or tournament championships. In January of 2009, he will be inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Ohio State has won six Big Ten regular season championships under Todd and eight Big Ten tournaments. He has led the program to 12 NCAA regional appearances (1991-95, 1997, 1999, 2001-03, 2005, 2007). He has coached Ohio State teams to 30 or more wins every season and his teams have made 20 of 21 Big Ten tournaments, including a Big Ten record 12 consecutive tournament appearances from 1997-2008. Todd guided the Buckeyes to two regional championships and appearances in super regionals in 1999 and 2003. The program won a school-record 52 games in 1991 and his teams have never had a losing season, winning 40 or more games 10 times. Todd is one of only two conference coaches to win more than 300 Big Ten games and he is 395-229 (.633) in Big Ten Conference play. Todd has been named Big Ten Coach of the Year four times (1989, ’94, ’99, and ’01), the most of any Big Ten coach. He was nominated for national coach of the year honors in 1991, ’94, ’99 and ’03 and was chosen National Coach of the Year in 1994 by the Columbus Touchdown Club. In 1994 and ’01, Todd was an assistant coach for Team USA.
Steve Tovar
Football 1989-92
Inducted: 2001
A three-year starter at middle linebacker and a prime time player all four years that he played for the Buckeyes … a three-time All-Big Ten pick and a First-Team All-America selection in 1991 and '92 … co-captain as a senior … also selected as Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year by the league coaches as a senior … led Ohio State in tackles for three consecutive years, joining another outstanding linebacker, Marcu Marek, as the only OSU players ever to accomplish that feat … wound up his career with 408 tackles and is still fourth on OSU's all-time list … recorded a career-high 128 stops as a senior … 31 career tackles for loss … played with the Cincinnati Bengals and the San Diego Chargers after graduation.
George Trautman
Administration
Inducted: 1978
Three-sport star George Trautman won seven letters during his career at Ohio State, three each in football and baseball and one in basketball. After his playing days, Trautman served in various coaching and administrative positions. He coached basketball at OSU from 1920 to 1922 and spent eight years as an assistant athletic director. He was instrumental in helping to establish the Ohio Relays. Trautman went on to serve as president of the minor leagues and general manager of the Detroit Tigers.
Ty Tucker
Tennis, 1989-1991
Inducted: 2004
Two-time All-American … Ohio State’s No. 1 singles player for three years … finished with 64 career singles wins … won 28 singles matches in 1990 … ranks among the OSU leaders in both categories … a two-time NCAA singles participant in 1990 and 1991 … reached the third round of NCAA competition both years he competed … member of the 1991 Big Ten Championship team … three-time All-Big Ten selection.
Ralph Tyler
Track & Field 1943-44
Inducted: 1996
Track standout Ralph Tyler was the NCAA outdoor long jump champion in 1944. He also competed in the 100-yard dash, 220-yard dash, 220-yard low hurdles and the mile relay. He was elected to the Greater Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame and received Ohio State's Distinguished Alumni Award in 1981.
Jeff Uhlenhake
Football 1985-88
Inducted: 2008
A four-year letterwinner, Jeff Uhlenhake was a first-team All-American and team MVP in 1988, his senior season with the Buckeyes. He was also elected team captain as a senior. In 1986, Uhlenhake was first-team All-Big Ten and helped lead Ohio State to a share of the Big Ten championship. Uhlenhake played in two bowl games, including the Buckeyes’ upset of Texas A&M in the 1987 Cotton Bowl. Uhlenhake went on to play 10 seasons in the NFL.
Skip Van Bourgondien
Lacrosse 1971-73
Inducted: 2003
Ohio State’s first two-time lacrosse All-American (1971 and ’72) … scored 101 goals in his career as an attacker for the Buckeyes … led the team in points (40) and goals (30) in 1971 … posted 37 goals and 15 assists to lead the team in 1972 … recorded 34 goals and six assists in 1973 … currently 12th in career points (132) and sixth (101) in career goals among the Buckeyes leaders … selected all-midwest in 1971, ’72 and ’73 … selected to the 1973 North-South All-Star game … two-time team captain.
Douglas Van Horn
Football 1963-65
Inducted: 1984
Working in the trenches of the offensive line, Douglas Van Horn earned All-America and all-Big Ten honors his senior year. Van Horn also was selected as Ohio State's Most Valuable Player in 1965. With Van Horn as the wheel horse of the offensive line, the Buckeyes featured one of the most feared ground games in the nation. After graduation, Van Horn was one of the most revered linemen in the NFL.
Lou Vitucci
Diving 1961-63
Inducted: 1986 Lou Vitucci was a three-time All American diver and five-time National Champion. Vitucci also competed as a platform diver at the 1963 Pan Am Games and the 1964 Olympics. He later served as a diving coach for the University of Pennsylvania, Brandeis University and the University of Louisville.
Kent Vosler
Diving 1974-77
Inducted: 2000
One of the premier divers in the world in the mid-to-late 1970s ... Four-year letterwinner ... Earned All-America honors all four years at the NCAA championships with high finishes of second on the one-meter springboard event (1977) and third on the three-meter springboard (1974) ... Helped the Buckeyes capture two Top 10 finishes at NCAA Championships.
Marc Waldie
Volleyball 1974-77
Inducted: 2001
Outstanding middle blocker who helped lead the Buckeyes to a four-year record of 89-18, three Midwest Intercollegiate Volleyball Association titles and three NCAA tournament appearances (the first three in the school's history) … OSU made the NCAA semi-finals in both 1975 and '76, advanced to the championship game in 1977 and posted a three-year record of 73-11 during that span … was a three-time all-league pick and the MIVA Player of the Year in 1976 … also a three-time All-NCAA Tournament selection … went on to play on the U.S. National Team and win a Gold Medal with the 1984 USA Olympic Team that competed in Los Angeles.
Ralph Waldo
Loyalty Award
Presented: 1989
Ralph Waldo, recipient of the 1989 Loyalty Award, has been a valuable contributor to The Ohio State University. As an athlete, he earned letters in baseball in 1939 and 1940. Later, as president of the Varsity "O" Association, he helped found The Athletics Hall of Fame. Waldo also served as a member of the Athletic Council.
Melvin Walker
Track & Field 1935-37
Inducted: 1981
Melvin Walker was the 1936 NCAA high jump champion and received the prestigious Gold Shoe Award for his outstanding track achievements that year. Walker helped lead the Buckeyes to second place finishes at the 1935 and 1936 NCAA Championships. He also set a Big Ten record in the high jump while competing for the Scarlet and Gray.
Chris Ward
Football 1974-77
Inducted: 1989
The 6-4, 272-pound Chris Ward was a member of four Big Ten Championship football squads and a two-time All-American at offensive tackle. He started 36 consecutive games from 1975 to 1977 and helped the Buckeyes to a 29-6-1 record over that span. He played in two Rose Bowls, the Orange Bowl and the Sugar Bowl, serving as co-captain of the 1977 team. In 1978, the New York Jets made him their No. 1 draft choice. He was a standout with New York until 1983 and later with the Saints, 49ers and Dolphins.
Paul Warfield
Football 1961-63
Inducted: 1979
The graceful Paul Warfield was the starting left halfback on the 1961 Big Ten and National Championship team which posted an 8-0-1 record. He was all-Big Ten as a junior and again as a senior, playing halfback and split end on offense and cornerback on defense. After leaving Ohio State, Warfield went on to enjoy a brilliant professional career as one of the greatest wide receivers the game has ever known. Warfield is a member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame.
Nick Wasylik
Football 1934-37, Basketball 1934, Baseball 1935-38
Inducted: 2003
Played quarterback for the Buckeyes and was a three-year letterman … versatile all-around athlete who also earned three letters in baseball and one in basketball … selected by the media as a member of the 1937 All-America Midwest team … served as the baseball team captain in 1938 … winner of the Potters Runmaker Cup in 1936 and ’38, symbolic of the team’s most productive offensive player … has always been considered one of the best all-around athletes in Ohio State history.
J. Edward Weaver
Athletic Director 1970-77
Inducted: 1993
Ed Weaver's legacy to Ohio State Athletics is founding The Ohio State University Athletics Hall Of Fame. Serving the Department of Athletics for 24 years he was Director of Athletics from 1970 until his retirement in 1977. Under his leadership varsity sports were expanded from 18 to 30. Scholarships were brought to women's sports and an exclusive statewide radio network, the first of it's kind in the Big Ten, was founded. An OSU graduate, Weaver was a member of the football and basketball teams.
Tom Weiskopf
Golf 1962
Inducted: 1985
Tom Weiskopf, a 1962 All-American, is credited with having one of the finest swings in the game. After just one season at Ohio State, Weiskopf left to pursue an outstanding career on the PGA Tour. He won 15 tour events, including the 1973 British Open. At one point in 1973, Weiskopf won five tournaments in eight weeks. Weiskopf is also a renowned golf course architect.
Merle Wendt
Football 1934-36
Inducted: 1981
Merle Wendt played both offense and defense for the Buckeyes. He came to Ohio State as a fullback but was switched to end and developed into a fine receiver and excellent blocker. Wendt earned All-American honors in 1935 as a junior and was captain of the 1936 football team. Defensively, Wendt was considered a hard, sure tackler and team leader.
Jan White
Football 1968-70
Inducted: 1988
At 6-2 and 215 pounds, Jan White was a great receiver and blocker with excellent speed. White won All-America honors and served as team captain in 1970. He also led the team in receiving that year. White was a starter on the 1968 team that won the Big Ten and National Championships. During his three years as a starter, the Buckeyes posted a 27-2 record, won three Big Ten titles and played in two Rose Bowls. In 1971, White was drafted by the Buffalo Bills.
Loren (Bob) White
Football 1957-59
Inducted: 1987
Fullback Loren "Bob" White excelled both on and off the field. He was a 1958 Academic All-America and three-time academic all-Big Ten pick. He was selected as the team's Most Valuable Player three straight years. White also earned all-Big Ten honors in 1958. White was a key player in Ohio State's 1957 victory over Iowa that sent the Buckeyes to the Rose Bowl. White racked up 209 rushing yards and scored three touchdowns against Iowa in 1958.
Malvin Whitfield
Track & Field 1946-49
Inducted: 1978
Mal Whitfield, a two-time National Champion and All-American, was captain of the 1949 track & field team. He competed in the 1948 Olympic Games, winning a Gold Medal in the 800-meter run with an Olympic record time of 1:49.20. He also anchored the Gold Medal 1600-meter relay team. He successfully defended his Gold Medal in the 800 at the 1952 Olympics. In 1954, he won the Sullivan Award as the nation's top amateur athlete.
Albert Wiggins
Swimming 1955-57
Inducted: 1981
Albert Wiggins won a total of eight National Championships at Ohio State, including two NCAA, two NAAU indoor and four NAAU outdoor. The four-time Big Ten Champion was awarded the Big Ten Medal of Honor in 1957. He also competed at the 1956 Olympics and set and re-set the world records in both the 100 yard and 100 meter butterfly in both 1956 and 1957. He is the only swimmer in history to win National Championships in three strokes-backstroke, butterfly and freestyle.
J.W. Wilce
Coach 1913-1928
Inducted: 1977
Named head football coach in 1913, John W.. Wilce coached until 1928, leading the Buckeyes to a 78-33-9 record and three Big Ten titles. Wilce led Ohio State to its first Rose Bowl appearance in 1921. His players included Chic Harley, the Buckeyes' first three-time All-American.
Herb Williams
Basketball 1978-81
Inducted: 1999
Varsity "O" letter winner 1978-81. Second in OSU career scoring with 2,011 points. Second in OSU career rebounding (1,411). Only OSU player to score 2,000 player and pull down 1,000 rebounds. His 834 career field goals are the most in OSU history. All-Big Ten pic in 1980. Led Buckeyes to 21-8 record and NCAA regionals in 1980. OSU's all-time leading shot blocker with 328. First round draft choice of the Indiana Pacers. Recently completed his 16th NBA season as a member of the New Your Knicks.
William K. Willis
Football 1942-44
Inducted: 197l
Considered one of the all-time great athletes ever to play for Ohio State, Bill Willis has the unique distinction of belonging to the Ohio High School, the College and the Professional Football Halls of Fame. Willis was a three-year starter for the Buckeyes, playing both offense and defense. He played on the 1942 National Championship team and earned All-America recognition in 1943 and 1944, becoming OSU's first African-American to win such honors. He went on to a distinguished career with the Cleveland Browns.
Blaine Wilson
Gymnastics, 1994-97
Inducted: 2004
Won six national titles, including two all-around championships in 1996 and 1997 … earned All-America honors 10 times, including four as a junior and four as a senior … three-time Big Ten Gymnast of the Year … claimed 11 individual conference titles … 1994 Big Ten Freshman of the Year … won the 1997 Nissen-Emery Award … three-time Olympian for the U.S. in the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games, where the squad won silver in the competition.
Artie Wolfe
Swimming 1960-63
Inducted: 2005
1962 NCAA Champion in 200-yard butterfly ... member of 1962 NCAA Champion Buckeye squad ... member of NCAA Champion 400-yard medley relay team in 1961 and 1962...three-year letterwinner (1960-62)
Robert Wright
Track & Field 1941-42
Inducted: 1982
Two-time All-American Robert Wright won NCAA titles in the 120-yard high hurdles and 220-yard low hurdles in 1941 and 1942. Wright helped lead the Buckeyes to the 1942 indoor and outdoor Big Ten Championships and a second place finish at the 1942 NCAA Championships. He would have likely competed in the 1944 Olympics had they not been canceled because of World War II.
Gust Zarnas
Football 1935-37
Inducted: 1978
Three-sport star Gust Zarnas was an All-American football guard for the Buckeyes in 1937 and played in the 1938 East-West All-Star game. He also lettered two years in baseball and one year in track. Zarnas is a member of the National Football Hall of Fame.