Countdown: 84 Days Until Ohio State Football

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June 7, 2014 at 10:16a
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Another beautiful Saturday in Central Ohio. A perfect day to boat, play golf or prepare for Ohio State football. I think I'll do all three.

We are now down to 84 days (12 Saturdays) until Ohio State plays at Navy. Today's article will list the 31 players who have worn No. 84 for the Buckeyes. Jim Houston Robert Brudzinski and Jeff Graham will be featured in today's article.

In case you missed any articles in the countdown.

Today's Trivia Questions:
What Ohio State captain is the uncle of That Team's Roy Roundtree?

When Bob Brudzinski played for the Dolphins, what was the nickname given to the defense?


Players who Wore No. 84 at Ohio State
Player Worn All-American All-B1G Captain Academic AA Ac. All-B1G Letter
Hal Dean 1941-42, 1946           1941-42, 1946
Carlton Kessler* 1943           1943
Mardo Hamilton 1944           1944
David Bonnie* 1947           1947
Sherwin Greene 1948-51           1948-51
Jack Croy 1952            
Jerry Trabue 1954            
Jim Houston 1957-59 1958, 1959 1958, 1959 1959     1957-59
Keith Smith 1961            
Joseph Housteau 1962-64            
Charles Knight 1965            
Archie Haer 1967           1967
James Marsh 1970           1970
Scott Jones 1971-72            
Robert Brudzinski 1973-76 1976 1975, 1976       1973-76
Douglas Pauley 1980           1980
Russel Gatewood* 1981           1981
Henry Brown* 1983           1983
James Davidson Jr.  1985           1985
Jeff Graham 1988-90   1990 1990     1988-90
Craig Powell 1991-94           1992-94
Jeff Robinson 1993            
Steve Wisniewski 1995-99         1996-99 1996-99
John Hollins 2000-04           2003
Marcel Frost* 2003            
Evan Jablonka 2005-06            
Doug Worthington 2005-09     2009     2007-09
Joshua Springer 2009            
Ryan Ross 2010-12            
Charles Kinzig 2013            
Corey Smith 2013            

*Wore another number at Ohio State
Did not earn a varsity letter while wearing No. 84
I do not have the list of 2013 varsity letter winners
Sources- Buckeyextra and The Ohio State Team Guide

Jim Houston

Jim Houston, Defensive End (1957-59)
Born: 1937 (Massillon, Ohio)
High School: Massillon 

Ohio State
The Buckeyes were 18-7-3 when Houston was on the team.
1957 won the National Championship.
1957 won the Big Ten title.
19 receptions, 467 yards and 7 touchdowns as a receiver.

1958 Team MVP.
1959 Captain.
1959 Team MVP. 
1979 Inducted into the Ohio State Varsity O Hall of Fame.
2000 Named to the Ohio State All-Century Team.

Played both offense and defense at Ohio State.
Led the team in receiving yards in 1959.
1960 selected in the first round (8th overall) by the Browns.
Selected to four Pro Bowls with the Browns.

Sources- The Ohio State Team Guide and Wikipedia


Bob Brudzinski, Defensive End (1973-76)
Born: 1955 (Fremont, Ohio)
High School: Fremont

Ohio State
The Buckeyes were 40-5-2 with Brudzinski on the team.
Won four Big Ten Championships.
Made 214 tackles at Ohio State.
Won the 1974 Rose Bowl 42-21 over USC.
Won the 1977 Orange Bowl 27-10 over Colorado.
2-1-1 record against That Team.

1975 All-Big Ten
1976 Captain.
1976 Team MVP.
1976 All-American.
1976 All-Big Ten.
2000 Named to the Ohio State All-Century Team.


The Los Angeles Rams selected him in the first round of the 1977 NFL Draft. 
1977 All-Rookie Team.
A member of the National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame.


A native of Freemont, Ohio, Brudzinski played football at Ohio State University from 1973-1976. During his years there he played on four Big Ten Championship Teams and in three Rose Bowls and one Orange Bowl. The 6’4″ 230 pound lineman was named a consensus All-American in 1976 and was a two-time all Big Ten selection.

Brudzinski was a first round draft choice of the Los Angeles Rams in 1977 and played 13 years in the NFL – the first four with the Rams and the final nine with the Dolphins. Switching to linebacker in the pros, Brudzinski played in three Super Bowl games (with the 1979 Rams, the 1982 and 1984 Dolphins).

It was with the Dolphins that he made his mark playing on the famed “Killer Bee” defense. He was Miami’s leading tackler and recorded over 600 career tackles. Brudzinski was named to the Dolphins Silver Anniversary team.

Sources- The Ohio State Team Guide, Wikipedia and


Jeff Graham, Flanker (1988-90)
Born: 1969 (Dayton, Ohio)
High School: Kettering Alter (Dayton) 

Ohio State
The Buckeyes were 19-14-2 when Graham was on the team.
Tied for 5th all time with 7 games of 100+ yards receiving.
Career best 144 yards receiving in a 42-2 win at Purdue in 1990.

1990 Captain.
1990 Team MVP.

Could not play for Ohio State in 1987 due to low entrance exam scores.
Selected in the second round of the 1991 draft by the Steelers.
NFL Career: 542 receptions, 8,172 receptions and 30 touchdowns.
Was a First Team All-State basketball player in high school.
That Team's Roy Roundtree is his nephew.

Sources- The Ohio State Team Guide and Wikipedia


No. 84 in the NFL Draft
Name Year Round Pick Position Team
Hal Dean 1947 30 283 OG Rams
Jim Houston* 1960 1 8 DE Browns
Bob Brudzinski 1977 1 23 LB Rams
Jeff Graham 1991 2 46 WR Steelers
Craig Powell 1995 1 30 LB Browns
Doug Worthington 2010 7 242 DT Steelers

Sources- Ohio State Team Guide and Jason Priestas

Killer Bee

Today's Trivia Answers:
What Ohio State captain is the uncle of That Team's Roy Roundtree?
Jeff Graham.

When Bob Brudzinski played for the Dolphins, what was the nickname given to the defense?
The Killer Bees.




Graham in The Game

174 days until The Game.


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Let me know If there are any errors. It was hard leaving Powell and Worthington out of the featured segment.



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