Countdown: 83 Days Until Ohio State Football

Remy's picture
June 8, 2014 at 12:39p

The days keep plugging along. 83 more sunrises until Ohio State plays at Navy to start the season.. Today's article will list the 32 players who have worn No. 83 for the Buckeyes. Dean Dugger and Terry Glenn will be featured in today's article.

I was one of the 54,917 in attendance when Terry Glenn caught 9 passes for 253 yards and 4 touchdowns at Pitt (54-14). Glenn's 253 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns still stand as school records. 

Today's Trivia Questions:
How many receiving touchdowns did Terry Glenn have in 1995?

What high school did Terry Glenn attend?

True or False? Terry Glenn was a walk-on at Ohio State.


Players who Wore No. 83 at Ohio State
Player Worn All-American All-B1G Captain Academic AA Ac. All-B1G Letter
Michael Garasic 1944            
Ward Wright 1945           1945
Ernest Parks* 1946           1946
Robert Dorsey 1947-48           1947-48
Lawrence Behrens 1949            
John Lytle 1950            
Dean Dugger 1952-54 1954 1954       1952-54
Donald Niederhauser 1955            
Fred Schenking 1956-58            
Dale Niesz 1960           1960
Ormonde Ricketts 1961-63     1963     1961-63
Robert Walden 1964-66           1964-66
Mark Debevc 1968-70           1968-70
Michael Scannell 1971-72           1971-72
Clarence Perry* 1974            
Joe Hornik 1975-78           1975-78
Avery-Barton Taylor 1979            
Murphy Ray 1983            
Dave Wagner 1983            
Jim McConville* 1985            
Frank Hoak 1987           1987
Allen DeGraffenreid 1990-92           1990-92
Terry Glenn 1993-95 1995 1995       1993-95
Vanness Provitt 1996-00           1997-00
Willie Salter 2001            
Chris Gamble* 2001           2001
Reggie Arden* 2002-04           2002-03
Will Crall 2005-06            
Dan Potokar* 2007-09           2009
Joe Cech 2009-10            
Donald Senegal 2011            
Michael Thomas 2012-13           2012

*Wore another number at Ohio State
Did not earn a varsity letter while wearing No. 83
I do not have the list of 2013 varsity letter winners
Sources- Buckeyextra and The Ohio State Team Guide


Dean Dugger

Dean Dugger, DE (1952-54)
Born: 1933 (PA)
High School: Stonewall Jackson (Charleston, WV)
Death: March 5, 2000 (Columbus)

Ohio State
The Buckeyes were 22-6 with Dugger on the team.
Won the 1954 National Championship.
Won the 1954 Big Ten title.
Went 2-1 against That Team.
1955 4th round selection of the Eagles in the NFL Draft.


1954 All-American.
1954 All-Big Ten.
1995 Inducted into the Ohio State Varsity O Hall of Fame.
2000 Named to the Ohio State All-Century Team.

Dean's life per the site

Dean's strong role in the championship team helped establish young Coach Wayne Woodrow "Woody" Hayes as a force to be reckoned with. Among his Buckeye teammates was one brother, Jack.

Graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School, Charleston, W.Va. where he was President of the Senior Class, All State in Football and earned letters in football, basketball and track; held the W.Va. State High School record in shot put for 25 years. 

Member of Kappa Sigma fraternity, the OSU Golf Course, Alpha Symposiarchs, Doctors Hospital Development Foundation Board, Master Mason, University Lodge 631 F&AM. Member of First Community Church where he served as Deacon, Usher and Youth Leader of the Block of Wood Program; Former Member of Downtown Rotary Club, United Way Agency Executive Committee, Columbus Day USA Committee; Director, Upper Arlington (U.A.) Civic Association and Past General Chairman, Fourth of July Celebration and Parade Chairman; U.A. Booster Club. Was active in the U.A. Athletic Association and enjoyed coaching Little League football, basketball, baseball and softball.

Sources- The Ohio State Team Guide and

Glenn Scoring Against the Badgers

Terry Glenn, WR (1993-95)
Born: 1974 (Columbus)
High School: Brookhaven (Columbus)

Ohio State
Career: 79 receptions, 1,677 yards and 17 touchdowns.
1995 set a school record with 253 receiving yards at Pitt.
1995 set a school record with 1,411 receiving yards (now 2nd all-time).
1995 set a school record by gaining over 100 receiving yards in 7 games (now 2nd all-time).
1995 averaged 22.0 yards per catch (3rd all-time).
Won a Big Ten title in 1993.
Defeated BYU 28-21 in the 1993 Holiday Bowl.
The Buckeyes were 30-7-1 with Terry Glenn on the team.
1996 1st round selection (7th overall) of the Patriots.

Started career at Ohio State as a walk-on.

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

Touchdown Against Notre Dame

Anyone who saw Terry Glenn play would never know that he has a fear of flying. Glenn repeatedly rose to new heights during the 1995 campaign, gracefully soaring through the air to gather in one clutch reception after another in a record-breaking year that resulted in the 5-11, 185-pound flanker becoming the school’s first-ever recipient of the Fred Biletnikoff Award.

Glenn finished the season with 64 receptions for 1,411 yards and 17 touchdowns, third-best in school history. His touchdown total is still a school record but his yardage record was topped by David Boston’s 1,435 yards in 1998.

Glenn, who had just 15 career receptions for 266 yards and no TDs entering the 1995 campaign, led the nation in yards per catch, was fourth nationally in yards per game and eighth nationally in scoring in 1995, his final year as a Buckeye.

In addition to winning the Biletnikoff Award, Glenn, a native of Columbus and a product of Brookhaven High School, followed Cris Carter as just the second wide receiver in Ohio State history to win first-team All-America honors.

Glenn's Rookie Card

Glenn caught nine passes for 253 yards and four touchdowns at Pitt, shattering the school records for single-game receiving yardage and tying the mark for TD catches. The Pitt game was one of seven 100-yard games for Glenn, another OSU record.

At the end of the season, Glenn opted to leave school and was taken in the first round of the 1996 NFL draft by the New England Patriots. He set an NFL record for catches (90) by a rookie, helping the Patriots to the Super Bowl in a sensational first year and had 8,823 yards and 44 touchdowns in his 12-year career.

1995 Biletnikoff Award.
1995 All-American.
1995 All-Big Ten.

At Brookhaven he was a three-year letterman in football, basketball and track. He was a two-year letterman in tennis.
1996 was voted NFL Rookie of the Year after caught 90 passes (a rookie NFL record).
1999 selected for the Pro Bowl.
2002 won Super Bowl XXXVI as a member of the Patriots. 

Sources- The Ohio State Team Guide and Wikipedia


No. 83 in the NFL Draft
Name Year Round Pick Position Team
Dean Dugger 1955 4 46 DE Eagles
Mark Debevc 1971 16 405 LB Bengals
Terry Glenn 1996 1 7 WR Patriots
Chris Gamble* 2004 1 28 CB Panthers

*Wore No. 7 when drafted.
Sources- Ohio State Team Guide and Jason Priestas

Classic Interview with Regis Philbin just before Glenn's touchdown.

Today's Trivia Answers:
How many receiving touchdowns did Terry Glenn have in 1995?

What high school did Terry Glenn attend?
Brookhaven. The school closed its doors for the final time this year.

True or False? Terry Glenn was a walk-on at Ohio State.


Knarcisi's picture

I remember how pissed Keyshawn looked when Glenn won the Belintnekoff over him. Probably wasn't even close, Keyshawn. 

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Remy's picture

Let me know If there are any errors. I attended both games against Pitt (1995 and 1996) and watched the Buckeyes outscore the Panthers 126-14. 

1996 72-0


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