We are now only 13 Saturdays away from Ohio State's season opener at Navy. The number 13 is supposed to be unlucky, but for the Buckeyes the No. 91 jersey has been the unlucky number.
most only decorated player to wear the number, an All-Big Ten selection and team captain, made poor choices after his playing career. You can read more about his story below the list of 27 players who have worn No. 91 for Ohio State.
Hopefully a future Buckeye player will make the No. 91 synonymous with his name after a great career. The number deserves better representation.
|Player||Worn||All-American||All-Big Ten||Captain||Academic AA||Ac. All-B1G||Letter|
|Scott St. John||1988|
High School: Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary's
Finished his career with 27.5 sack, 2nd all-time (1st at the time).
Had 56.5 tackles for loss, 3rd all-time (1st at the time).
Recorded 308 tackles for loss yards which is 2nd all-time for a career (1st at the time).
1991 All-Big Ten.
1993 team captain.
Charged with sexual battery of a 14 year-old girl in 2008.
Released from prison in 2009.
Unfortunately, not every gridiron great goes on to do good things in life. Below you can read about Simmons' crimes. Hopefully the victim has been able to get help and recover.
From teachersbehavingbadly.com on 7-17-2007:
Jason Simmons, a former Ohio State football star who now works as a middle school teacher in the Dayton area, has been charged with multiple sexual contacts with a 14 year old girl. Simmons, who is married and has children, is alleged to have had sex with the girl on three occasions. He was hired to provide assistance to "special needs" students, but his victim was not one of his students.
From 10tv.com WBNS 5-16-2008:
A former defensive end for Ohio State accused of having sex with a 14-year-old girl pleaded guilty Monday to sexual battery.
Jason Simmons, who played for Ohio State in the early 1990s, entered the plea during a hearing before Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Judge Mary Wiseman.
In exchange for his plea, three counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor were dropped.
Simmons, 37, faces up to 15 years in prison when he is sentenced June 19.
Prosecutors say Simmons, a teacher at Northmont Middle School, developed a relationship with the girl following a school trip to Washington, D.C.
Defense attorney Thomas Kollin said Simmons entered the plea to bring closure to the case and not subject the girl's family and his family to a trial.
High School: DeSales
2011 earned a scholarship from That Team.
May 2012 left That Team and enrolled at Ohio State in August.
How does Chris Rock like sharing his name with Chris Rock? From this years Ohio State Team Guide:
Rock said this to 10TV.com: "My mom always says I was named before he was famous."
Sources- The Ohio State Team Guide
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