Countdown: 93 Days Until Ohio State Football

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May 29, 2014 at 12:04a
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Previous articles in the countdown:
9998979695, 94 and the Nic Miller Interview.

We are now another day closer to Ohio State's first game of the 2014 season. Today's article will list the 22 players who wore No. 93 for Ohio State and cover the careers of Will Smith and Tracy Sprinkle. 

Will Smith NCG


Did you know that the No. 93 has only earned one All-American honor, one All-Big Ten honor and has had only one captain throughout the years of Ohio State football? Will Smith is the player who earned all three. 

Today's Trivia Questions:
What team did Will Smith win a Super Bowl with?

What career does Will Smith want to have when he retires from the NFL?
 

Players Who Wore No. 93 At Ohio State
Player Worn All-American All-Big Ten Captain Academic AA Ac. All-B1G Letter
Joseph Stora 1943           1943
John Gunder 1945            
Ted Katula* 1951            
Dennis Clotz 1961           1961
Michael Orazen 1964-66            
Daniel Kaser 1967            
Jeff Brown 1972           1972
Edward Trepanier 1973            
Clarence Perry* 1975            
Terry Bach 1977-78           1977-78
Christopher Riehm 1979-82           1979-82
Ty Jones 1985-86            
Derek MacCready 1987-88           1987-88
Mark Bean* 1989            
Paul Long* 1989            
Carlos Goff 1991-92            
Rick Huntzinger* 1994-95            
Randy Homa* 1996-99           1997-99
Will Smith 2000-03 2003 2003 2003     2000-03
Nader Abdallah 2004-08           2007-08
Adam Bellamy 2010-12           2010
Tracy Sprinkle 2013            

*Wore another number at Ohio State
Did not earn a varsity letter while wearing No. 93
I do not have the list of 2013 varsity letter winners
Sources- Buckeyextra and The Ohio State Team Guide

Will Smith

Will Smith
Born: 1981 (Queens, NY)
High School: Utica Proctor

Ohio State
Played on the 2002 national championship team.
Started three years at defensive end.
Made 21 sacks at Ohio State.

Honors
2003 All-American.
2003 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year.
2003 Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year.
2003 All-Big Ten.
2002 Second Team All-Big Ten.
Ohio State All-Decade Team 2000-09.

Miscellaneous
First-Round draft pick by New Orleans in 2004.
Played for the Saints and won Super Bowl XLIV.
2006 Pro Bowl.
He wants to be an FBI agent.

Will

Will Smith's Ohio State career per TheWillSmith.com

Three-year starter at RDE for Ohio State, finishing with career totals of 167 tackles (111 solo), 21 sacks, five forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and an interception…Selected to OSU’s All-Decade Team…Opened 37 of 51 career games…Sack total ranked fifth in OSU history upon his departure…First-team All-American, All-Big 10 selection and conference’s Defensive Player of the Year and Defensive Lineman of the Year as senior, posting 49 tackles (30 solo), 10½ sacks and 20 stops for a loss…Finalist for Hendricks Award, given to nation’s top end…All-Big 10 second-team as junior, appearing in every game despite suffering a midseason knee sprain, as he was one of the team leaders on a National Championship team…Recorded 5.5 sacks, a forced fumble, an interception and a fumble recovery…Named Outstanding First-Year Defensive Player as freshman with three sacks.

Sources- The Ohio State Team Guide,Wikipedia and TheWillSmith.com

Tracy Sprinkle

Tracy Sprinkle
High School: Elyria

Ohio State
2013 red-shirt.

High School Honors
2012 AP 1st Team All-Ohio.
2012 Co-Defensive Player of the Year.

Miscellaneous
Enrolled in January 2013 to participate in spring drills.

Tracy Sprinkles thoughts for the 2014 season per The Chronicle-Telegram:

“I can see myself getting in the rotation on the passing downs,” Sprinkle said after his Gray team downed Farris’ Scarlet team 17-7. “Right now I think I’ll see action on the pass-rushing downs and on field-goal block … that’s where I’m doing good right now.”...

Sprinkle believes the year-plus he’s been in the Buckeyes program should help him find time on the field.
 

Sprinkle

“I’ve progressed an awful lot,” he said. “The new coaches are teaching me a lot of new things, and that’s giving me confidence. Now I’m just out here playing as hard as I can.

“I’m just going to continue to work as hard as I can on my weaknesses and try to enhance my strengths.”

Sprinkle started at right defensive end for the Gray team and did a solid job of containing that side of the field. He then shifted over to the left end spot, worked a series as the left defensive tackle and then played another series at right defensive tackle … all before the end of the first half. He only sat out one series during the game.

Sprinkle didn’t expect to play all four defensive line spots, but changed his mind when asked if that was by design.

“No … yeah, it was, because we didn’t have enough people playing so I had to play every position,” he said. “It was (fun). I made a lot of plays.”

Sources- The Ohio State Team Guide and The Chronicle-Telegram
 

No. 93 In The NFL Draft
Name Year Round Pick Position Team
Will Smith 2004 1 18 Defensive End Saints


 

Will Smith Super Bowl


Today's Trivia Answers:
What team did Will Smith win a Super Bowl with?
The New Orleans Saints in Super Bowl XLIV.

What career does Will Smith want to have when he retires from the NFL?
He wants to be an FBI agent.


 

The Game

183 Days until The Game.

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Please let me know If there are any errors. 
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