Countdown: 94 Days Until Ohio State Football

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May 28, 2014 at 12:01a
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We are now down to 94 days until Ohio State plays at Navy. Today's article will list the 24 players who wore No. 94 for Ohio State and cover the careers of Mike Vrabel and Rodney Bailey.

Today's Trivia Questions:
Can you name the number of Super Bowls Mike Vrabel won in the NFL?

How many players have won the Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year twice?

What team drafted Mike Vrabel in the third round of the 1997 NFL Draft?
 

Players Who Wore No. 94 At Ohio State
Player Worn All-American All-Big Ten Captain Academic AA Ac. All-B1G Letter
Jack Dugger* 1942           1942
George Neff 1943-44           1943-44
Bob Merrell 1945            
James Palmer 1949           1949
John Shelton 1951            
Duane Warner 1960           1960
Robert Longer 1964           1964
Jerome Tabacca 1966            
Steven Crapser 1969           1969
Terry Strong 1970           1970
David Adkins 1974-77           1974-77
Joseph Berner 1981           1981
Chris Cicero 1983           1983
Rob Sevaggio 1984            
Henry Brown 1985-86            
Derrick Foster 1989-92           1989-92
Billy Peterman 1989            
Mike Vrabel 1993-96 1995-96 1994-96     1994, 96 1993-96
Scott Simindinger 1997           1997
Rodney Bailey 1997-00     2000     1997-00
Marcus Green 2001-05            
Walter Dublin 2006            
Kieth Wells 2008-09            
Rashard Frazier 2012-13            

*Wore another number at Ohio State
Did not earn a varsity letter while wearing No. 94
I do not have the list of 2013 varsity letter winners
Sources- Buckeyextra and The Ohio State Team Guide

Vrabel

Mike Vrabel
Born: 1975 (Akron)
High School: Walsh Jesuit

Ohio State
Completed his Ohio State career with 66 tackles for loss and 36 sacks.
Linebackers coach for the 2011-2013 seasons.

Honors
1995 All-American.
1996 All-American.
1994 All Big Ten.
1995 All-Big Ten.
1996 All-Big Ten.
1994 and 1996 Academic All-Big Ten.
2000 named to the Ohio State All-Century Team.
2012 Inducted into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame.
2012 he was named the ESPN.com Big Ten Recruiter of the Year.

Miscellaneous
Played on three Super Bowl winning teams.
2007 All-Pro.
Named to the New England Patriots 50th Anniversary Team.
2014 hired as linebackers coach for the Houston Texans.

Vrabel's career at Ohio State per Wikipedia:

...he played defensive end for the Ohio State Buckeyes football team from 1993 to 1996. He compiled twelve quarterback sacks as a sophomore, thirteen as a junior, and forty-eight tackles and nine sacks as a senior. As a senior in 1996, he was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American.

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Vrabel finished his career at Ohio State by being named the Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year in both 1995 and 1996, becoming only the second player to ever win the award twice (Wendell Bryant of Wisconsin being the other). He totaled thirty-six sacks and sixty-six tackles for a loss.

Due to Vrabel having played at Ohio State, and former Patriots teammateTom Brady having played for the Buckeyes' arch-rival, Michigan, the two players make an annual wager over the outcome of the yearly meeting between the two schools.

Sources- Wikipedia and Ohio StateTeam Guide

 

Rodney Bailey

Rodney Bailey
Born: 1979 (Cleveland)
High School: St. Edward

Ohio State
Played defensive end at Ohio State and started in 34 games.

Honors
Co-Captain in 2000.
2000 named team defensive player of the year.
2009 inducted into St. Edward's Athletic Hall of Fame.

Miscellaneous
Won a Super Bowl as a member of the New England Patriots.

Rodney Bailey's high school career per Wikipedia

Bailey attended St. Edward High School in nearby Lakewood, Ohio and was a letterman in football. In football, he was named the Cleveland Division I Player of the Year by The Plain Dealer, and was a first team Division I Associated All-State pick. In addition, he was named the Cleveland Touchdown Club player of the year and was named to numerous high school All-American teams.

Why did Rodney Bailey commit to Ohio State? Answer comes from Pittsburghsportsdailybulletin.

I was a defensive end in high school. I set a goal and committed to Ohio State right before my senior year. It was the only place I wanted to go. It was my favorite school and a no brainer for me. I had no other visits – it was Ohio State or bust and I’m thankful for the decision.

Sources- Ohio State Team Guide and Wikipedia

No. 94 In The NFL Draft
Name Year Round Pick Position Team
Jack Dugger 1945 2 12 End  Steelers
David Adkins 1978 8 209 Linebacker Falcons
Mike Vrabel 1997 3 91 Defensive End Steelers
Rodney Bailey 2001 6 181 Defensive End Steelers

Sources- Ohio State Team Guide and Jason Priestas

Super Bowl TD

Today's Trivia Answers:
Can you name the number of Super Bowls Mike Vrabel won in the NFL?
Three with the Patriots. Super Bowls XXXVI, XXXVIII and XXXIX. 

How many players have won the Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year twice?
Two. Mike Vrabel in 1995 and 1996 and Wendell Bryant of Wisconsin in 2000 and 2001.

What team drafted Mike Vrabel in the third round of the 1997 NFL Draft?
The Pittsburgh Steelers.

Previous articles in the countdown:
99, 98, 97, 96, 95 and the Nic Miller Interview.

Vrabel

184 days until The Game and *ichigan still sucks.

Comments

Remy's picture

Please let me know If there are any errors. I miss the uniforms from the mid '90s. Vrabel looks menacing with the huge 94 and gray sleeves in the first picture against Purdue.

"I'm sick of following my dreams. I'm just going to ask them where they're goin', and hook up with them later." ~ Mitch Hedberg

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Poison nuts's picture

Awesome! F-ing awesome! Thanks Remy. Now that I know these are happening again, it'll help a lot with the off season boredom. Much appreciated! 

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

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Remy's picture

Poison Nuts, thanks for the compliment.

Keep an eye out for my interview with Matt Finkes. Great guy. It will be up on Friday.
 

"I'm sick of following my dreams. I'm just going to ask them where they're goin', and hook up with them later." ~ Mitch Hedberg

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ISURVIVEDCOOPER's picture

The bookends were awesome to watch on defense

"I don't apologize for anything.  When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there." - Woody Hayes

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daveyt11's picture

I worked with Rodney Bailey's uncle...great family!

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daveyt11's picture

16 days till we get to the late, great Korey Stringer!

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