Countdown: 88 Days Until Ohio State Football

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June 3, 2014 at 9:13a

Ohio State is 88 days away from its season opener at Navy. Below you will find a list of the 30 players who wore number 88 for the Buckeyes. Today's article will feature the careers of Paul Sarringhaus, Stan White, Van DeCree and Ben Hartsock.

Today's Trivia Questions:
Can  you name the team that drafted Ben Hartsock in the 2004 NFL Draft?

What NFL team is Stan White a color radio analyst for?

Players who Wore No. 88 at Ohio State
Player Worn All-American All-B1G Captain Academic AA Ac. All-B1G Letter
Paul Sarringhaus 1941, 1942, 1945 1942 1942       1941, 1942, 1945
Brian Eisenberg 1941            
Ramon DiPierro* 1944           1944
Thomas Watson* 1948-50           1948-50
Thomas Hague 1952-53           1952-1953
Tommy Joe Morgan 1956-57           1956-57
Thomas Morgan 1958            
Charles Bryant 1959-61           1959-61
Thomas Kiehfuss 1962-64     1964     1962-64
Richard Allen 1963-65            
Daniel Dillon 1966           1966
David Whitfield 1967-69   1969 1969     1967-69
Stan White* 1970-71   1971       1970-71
Van DeCree 1972-74 1973, 1974 1973, 1974       1972-74
Jimmy Moore* 1975           1975
Marc Cox 1976            
William Wilson* 1979            
Thad Jemison 1981-83           1981-83
Paul Allen* 1983         1983 1983
Alex Higdon 1984-87         1985-87 1984-87
Brian Stablein 1989-92         1989 1989-92
Bob Houser 1993-96         1994-96 1993-96
Frank Graper 1994            
Mike Gurr* 1997         1997 1997
Ben Hartsock 1999-2003   2003     2002-03 2000-03
Rory Nicol 2004-08           2004-08
Pete Foltz 2004            
Reid Fragel 2009-11           2009-11
Stacey Blount 2012            
Steve Miller 2011-13           2011-12

*Wore another number at Ohio State
Did not earn a varsity letter while wearing No. 88
I do not have the list of 2013 varsity letter winners
Sources- Buckeyextra and The Ohio State Team Guide

Paul Sarringhaus

Paul H. Sarringhaus Back 
Born: 1920 (Hamilton, Ohio)
High School: Hamilton
Death: 1998

Ohio State
1942 won national championship.

1942 All-American.
1942 All B1G.

1944 selected by the Eagles in the 9th round of the NFL Draft.


Stan White

Stan White Linebacker (1969-71)
Born: 1949 (Dover, Ohio)
High School: Theodore Roosevelt (Kent, Ohio)

Ohio State
Played on the 1970 national championship team.
1970 led the team in tackles.
The Buckeyes were 23-6 with White on the team.
Won two Big Ten championships (1969 and 1970).

1971 All-Big Ten

Played baseball and basketball at Ohio State.
Since 2007 White has worked as a color analyst for the Baltimore Ravens' radio broadcasts.

Sources- Wikipedia

Van DeCree

Van DeCree DE (1972-74)
Born: 1954 (Warren, Ohio)
High School: Warren

Ohio State
The Buckeyes were 29-4 with DeCree on the team.
Won three Big Ten titles.
Won the 1973/1974 Rose Bowl.

1973 All-American.
1974 All-American.
1973 All-Big Ten.
1973 All-Big Ten.
1990 Inducted into the Ohio State Football Hall of Fame.
1999 named to the Ohio State All-Century Team.

2013 sentenced to 7 months for cocaine use.

From Buckeyextra 9-25-13:


Former Ohio State All-American Van DeCree has begun serving a seven-month prison term after pleading guilty to violating the terms of a sentencing program, The Vindicator of Youngstown reported.

DeCree, 59, of Warren, tested positive for cocaine while undergoing treatment for drug addiction this year and later committed several probation violations, including providing a phony urine sample to a probation officer. He received his sentence on Monday.

Sources- and Wikipedia


Ben Hartsock TE (1999-03)
Born: 1980 (Chillicothe)
High School: Union-Scioto

Ohio State
Member of the 2002 national championship team.

2003 All-Big Ten.
2002 Academic All-Big Ten.
2003 Academic All-Big Ten.

Still playing in the NFL as a member of the Carolina Panthers.

Sources- Wikipedia

No. 88 in the NFL Draft
Name Year Round Pick Position Team
Paul Sarringhaus 1944 9 80 Back Eagles
Chuck Bryant* 1962 3 34 TE Cardinals
Stan White 1972 17 438 LB Colts
Thad Jemison 1984 12 310 WR Buccaneers
Brian Stablein 1993 8 210 WR Broncos
Ben Hartsock 2004 3 68 TE Colts

* Chuck Bryant was also selected by the Chargers in round 13 of the 1962 AFL Draft.
# Jimmy Moore wore No. 99 when he was drafted in 1979.
Sources- Ohio State Team Guide and Jason Priestas

Hartsock with Colts

Today's Trivia Answers:
Can  you name the team that drafted Ben Hartsock in the 2004 NFL Draft?
The Indianapolis Colts.

What NFL team is Stan White a color radio analyst for?
The Baltimore Ravens.






178 days until The Game.


Remy's picture

Please let me know If there are any errors. 

"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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YTOWNBUCKI's picture

The NFL team that drafted Hartsock was the Indianapolis Colts, I believe.

Thanks for bringing it back Remy.  A great reminder that no matter how much the offseason sucks, it's almost over.  Day by day...

"If you root for Michigan, the terrorists win."

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Remy's picture

YTownBucki, You're right, the day by day nature of the countdown is like a form of torture for all of us. At least we are another day closer from ending the misery. 

"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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YTOWNBUCKI's picture

Yessir.  I don't think baseball and NBA playoffs are going to hold me over much longer...

"If you root for Michigan, the terrorists win."

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