Countdown: 62 Days Until Ohio State Football

Remy's picture
June 29, 2014 at 12:04a

I'm in the midst of the after math of a wedding. I didn't attend this wedding, but still had a great time (lots of drinky drink) at a former player's big day. I apologize ahead of time if this article is incoherent and worse than normal.

We are now 62 days away from Ohio State kicking the crap out Navy to start the 2014 season. Below you will find a list of the 39 players who wore the No. 62 for the Buckeyes. Today's featured players are Jim Parker and Vic Koegel.


Players who Wore No. 62 for Ohio State
Player Worn All-American All-B1G Captain Academic AA Ac All-B1G Letter
George Novotny 1937           1937
James Karvasales 1939            
Richard Palmer* 1941-42           1941-42
Elroy Primuth 1944            
Robert Jabbusch* 1946-47     1947     1946-47
Jerry Manz 1948-50           1948-50
Mike Takacs 1951-53 1952         1951-53
Jim Parker 1954-56 1955, 1956 1955, 1956       1954-56
Leroy Cowans 1957            
Donald Young 1958-60           1958-60
Dennis Hullinger* 1961-62            
Robert Funk 1964-65           1964-65
John Kelley 1966-67           1966-67
Philip Strickland 1968-70   1970       1968-70
Vic Koegel 1971-73   1973       1971-73
James Kregel* 1973   1973       1973
Scott Baker 1974-75            
Edward Mills 1976-77            
Steve Corbin* 1979            
Alan Balen 1981           1981
Tom McCormick 1982-84            
Charles Keenan 1987           1987
John Grubb* 1987            
Travis Lutz* 1988           1988
Dan Himeise* 1989            
Tony Moore 1990            
C.J. Kelly 1991-93            
Shane Clark 1994-96           1995-96
Jason Kozar 1995-97           1997
Lonnie Woodard 1998-99            
Adrien Clark 1999            
Shane Olivea* 2000           2000
Jonh McLaughlin 2001-04         2002, 2004 2004
Jeremy Miller 2001-02         2002  
Harrison Till 2005-06            
Matt Heater 2009            
Jon Lorenz 2009-11            
Logan Beougher 2012            
Ben Moffitt 2013            

*Wore another number at Ohio State
Did not earn a varsity letter while wearing No. 62
I do not have the list of 2013 varsity letter winners
Sources- Buckeyextra and The Ohio State Team Guide

Jim Parker

Jim Parker, OG (1954-56)
Born: 1934 (Macon, GA)
High School: Scott (Toledo)
Death: 2005 (Columbia, MD)

Ohio State
The Buckeyes were 23-5 with Parker on the team.
1954 National Champions.
1954 Big Ten Title.
1955 Big Ten Title.
Defeated USC 20-7 in the 1955 Rose Bowl.
Went 2-1 against That Team.

1956 Outland Trophy.
1956 All-American.
1956 All-Big Ten.
1955 All-American.
1955 All-Big Ten.

NFL Hall of Fame

1973 Inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame.
1974 Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
1977 Inducted into the Varsity O Hall of Fame.
1999 Named first-team offensive guard for the Sports Illustrated All-Century team.
All-Pro: 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965 and 1966.
Pro Bowl: 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961,1962, 1963, 1964 and 1965.
Colts No. 77 retired in Parker's name. 

NFL Champion 1958.
NFL Champion 1959.

Parker's Ohio State career per The Ohio State Team Guide:

Jim Parker was Ohio State’s first Outland Trophy winner as the nation’s top interior lineman. He also is the standard by which his former coach, the late Woody Hayes, measured all other offensive linemen.

Woody said Parker is the best ever.

“Jim Parker was the greatest offensive lineman I ever coached. I’m not sure there has ever been a better offensive guard,” said Hayes upon Parker’s induction into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame. “He was everything an offensive lineman should be.”
Indeed, Parker could do it all.

A tremendous athlete, the 6-2, 200-pounder could pull and
run block with the best of them. And on the relatively few occasions when the Buckeyes decided to throw the ball, getting around the agile, quick-footed Parker was next to impossible.
Parker was a three-year starter and two-time All-American for the Buckeyes. He won the Outland Trophy as a senior in 1956.

Outland Trophy

During his three years as a starter, Ohio State won 23
of 28 games, captured the 1954 national championship and won back-to-back Big Ten titles in 1954 and ’55.

Parker, who was born in Macon, Ga., but played his last two years of high school football in Toledo, Ohio, was the Buckeyes’ MVP in 1956. A first round pick of the Baltimore Colts the following spring, he went on to enjoy a distinguished career in the NFL as a perennial all-pro pick.

In addition to being a charter member of the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame, Parker also is a member of the College Football (1974) and the Professional Football (1973) halls of fame. His play set a standard of excellence for all future Ohio State linemen.

Parker passed away in July, 2005, at age 71.

Sources- The Ohio State Team Guide and Wikipedia

Ohio State

Vic Koegel, LB (1971-73)

Ohio State
The Buckeyes went 25-6-1 with Koegel on the team.
1972 Big Ten Title.
1973 Big Ten Title.
Defeated USC 42-21 in the 1974 Rose Bowl.

1973 All-Big Ten.

Selected by the Falcons in the 12th Round of the 1974 NFL Draft.

What Koegel has done outside of football per

Vic Koegel is president of Koegel Training and Development and senior instructor and consultant for Think Training.

Clients with whom Vic has worked, presenting seminars in Management, Negotiation, Selling and Communication Skills, include Shearson/American Express, Boeing, Johnson and Johnson, Lucent Technologies, Arthur Andersen, IBM and Fujitsu.

In 1975 he started with IBM as a Sales Representative. After two back to back years as the Columbus, Ohio, Branch Salesman of the Year, he was promoted to National Training Instructor for IBM, where he trained and evaluated IBM sales reps on the skills of selling. In addition, he was responsible for the training of manager candidates on management effectiveness skills and assisted in the development of curriculum material.

In 1983 he was assigned as the Regional Finance Specialist for IBM, overseeing the sale and marketing of finance products to the banking industry. A year later he was promoted to the Entry Systems Division of IBM where he implemented National Marketing programs for IBM Personal Computers. 

Vic also was Vice President for Sterling Software, Banking Software Division, where he directed the sales and implementation of item processing software on IBM main frames.

Sources- The Ohio State Team Guide and


No. 62 in the NFL Draft
Name Year Round Pick Position Team
Robert Jabbusch 1947 17 174 OG Giants
Mike Takacs 1954 13 147 OG Packers
Jim Parker 1957 1 8 OG Colts
Vic Koegel 1974 12 304 LB Falcons
Jim Kregel 1974 10 243 OG Steelers
Shane Olivea** 2004 7 209 OT Chargers

* Wore No. when drafted
** Wore No. 71 when drafted
Sources- The Ohio State Team Guide and Jason Priestas

The Game

152 days until The Game.


BroJim's picture

Ha. Let Remy know if there are any errors.

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Remy's picture

Nice job BroJim:

BroJim is the Winner


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Remy's picture

Let me know If there are any errors. I'm taking some Advil (never take aspirin when drinking), drinking some Sprite (Chinese did a study) and going to bed. 

I'm feeling like the Hoff.


"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

You're always killing it Remy. I don't comment every time, but I read all of these in anticipation of the game against Navy finally arriving & appreciate all your efforts.

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cajunbuckeye's picture

Great job, Remy! I grew up on stories of the great Buckeye players and Jim Parker was surely one of the best.

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

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MN Buckeye's picture

Amazingly (sorry to steal your word, Kyle) coherent today, Remy.

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FitzBuck's picture

Apparently you should drink more.  Well done.

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

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