In 34 days Ohio State starts the 2014 season at Navy. Below you will find the 38 players who wore No. 34 for the Buckeyes. Today's featured players are Charles Hamrick, Jeff Logan, Raymont Harris and Carlos Hyde.
|Players||Worn||All-American||All-B1G||Captain||Academic AA||Ac All-B1G||Letter|
|Arthur Grundies||1938, 1940||1938, 1940|
|Charles Gandee||1945, 1949-50||1945, 1949-50|
Charles Hamrick, OL (1934-36)
The Buckeyes were 19-5 with Hamrick on the team.
1935 Big Ten Title.
Went 3-0 against That Team outscoring them 93-0.
1936 All-Big Ten.
Sources- The Ohio State Team Guide
Jeff Logan, FB (1974-77)
Born: 1956 (Canton)
High School: Hoover (North Canton)
The Buckeyes were 39-8-1 with Logan on the team.
1977 Big Ten Title.
1976 Big Ten Title.
1975 Big Ten Title.
1974 Big Ten Title.
1977 Defeated Colorado 27-10 in the Orange Bowl.
Ohio State was ranked No. 1 for 14 weeks with Logan on the team.
Ohio State was ranked in the top 15 every week of Logan's career.
Went 2-2 against That Team.
1977 All-Big Ten.
1977 Academic All-American.
1977 Academic All-Big Ten.
Logan's Ohio State career per Wikipedia:
Logan went to Ohio State University in 1974 and played on four Big Ten Conference Championship football teams. Logan backed up two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin for two seasons and then started in 1976 and 1977, Co-Captain of the 1977 team. He was awarded All Big 10 first team and Academic All-American honors.
Logan's work in media per Wikipedia:
Jeff Logan appeared on 103.9 WTDA'S sports show "Shark on Sports" with long-time friend Mark "the Shark" Howell. He also was the color
analyst for the Ohio State Football radio network from 1999-2005 working with Terry Smith, currently the voice of the LA Angels of Anaheim. Jeff currently serves as color analyst on CW Columbus "Thursday Night Lights" high school football telecasts. He is an accomplished amateur golfer.
Raymont Harris, RB (1990-93)
Born: 1970 (Lorain)
High School: Lorain Admiral King
The Buckeyes were 33-12-3 with Harris on the team.
1993 Big Ten Title.
1993 Defeated BYU 28-21 in the Holiday Bowl.
1993 Ohio State Team MVP.
1990 Academic All-Big Ten.
Harriss' Ohio State career per Wikipedia:
He starred at The Ohio State University, where he set the school record for most rushing yards in a bowl game (235) and finished his career at Ohio State as the school's 6th leading rusher of all time. He is currently the 8th leading rusher in the school’s history. Harris finished his career with 2,649 yards rushing.
Raymont Harris currently works for Ohio State University Department of Athletics per ohiostatebuckeyes.com:
Raymont Harris joined The Ohio State University Department of Athletics in March 2010 as director of development. He is responsible for major gifts for all athletic priorities, including endowments and capital projects.
Before coming to the Department of Athletics, Harris served as Assistant Director of Development for the Fisher College of Business. In his time at Fisher, Harris oversaw their annual fund, managed the Fisher share holders, and worked to develop the Fisher Commons.
Harris is a native of Lorain, OH. He received his undergraduate degree in communications from The Ohio State University, where he was a varsity student-athlete on the Buckeye's football team. Upon graduation, Harris spent 6 years playing professional football in the NFL.
Carlos Hyde, RB (2010-13)
The Buckeyes were 42-10 with Hyde on the team.
2013 Leaders Title.
2012 Leaders Title.
2011 Defeated Arkansas 31-26 in the Sugar Bowl.
Went 3-1 against That Team.
2013 All-Big Ten.
Carlos Hyde's Ohio State Profile from last year's Team Guide:
Urban Meyer’s offenses always feature a power running game – five of his 11 teams have had Top 15 NCAA rushing averages and his six Florida teams had more rushing yards (15,109) and touchdowns (185) than every other SEC school between 2005-10 – but his teams were all so balanced that 20 of his players rushed for more than 600 yards in a season during that time but none topped 1,000, until quarterback Braxton Miller rushed for 1,271 yards in 2012 …
Carlos Hyde, who is big, fast, physical and runs with an attitude, is poised to become Meyer’s first 1,000-yard running back … he enters his senior season with impressive career numbers – when one considers he’s only started 11 times– of 1,677 rushing yards, 22 rushing touchdowns, seven 100-yard games and his breakout 2012 campaign is proof he’s ready for the really big time …
Carlos rushed for 970 yards and scored 16 rushing touchdowns in less than 10 games last year, missing two because of an ankle issue … he led the Big Ten Conference in both scoring and touchdown scoring (10.2 points per game) and he was named second-team all-Big Ten …
He also earned Ohio State’s Rex Kern outstanding offensive back award for his efforts, which included overpowering games against Nebraska with 140 rushing yards and four touchdowns, against Michigan with 146 yards and a touchdown, against Illinois with 137 yards and three touchdowns and against Indiana with a career-high 156 yards …
He played the final eight games, after missing the Cal and UAB games … Carlos had his first significant opportunities to carry the football as a sophomore in 2011 and he responded with 566 rushing yards to rank third on the team… his 5.3 yards-per-carry average led all Buckeyes and his six TDs were tops among running backs and second only to Braxton Miller’s seven …
Was impressive with 104 yards and two touchdowns vs. Nebraska, including a stunning 63-yard TD rush off right tackle … rushed for 105 yards and a score vs. Indiana … he was one of three Buckeyes (Boom Herron and Braxton Miller) to rush for over 100 yards vs. Indiana, the fourth time in school history that three backs have topped 100 yards in a game … gained 76 yards rushing and scored twice in the win over Toledo … also caught 10 passes for 73 yards in 2011 … played in seven games as a true freshman in 2010.
Does Carlos Hyde still think about the fourth and one against Michigan State? His answer per Zac Jackson of foxsports.com:
"I actually still think about that Michigan State game and that fourth and one," Hyde said Tuesday morning at an NFL Rookie Symposium youth football clinic.
Hyde had been asked if the two losses the Buckeyes suffered at the end of last season -- they went to the Orange Bowl and lost to Clemson after losing their shot to play for the national title -- had soured how he felt about the 2012 and 2013 seasons at Ohio State.
"Pretty much I feel like it was that one play or we could have been on our way to the national championship," Hyde said. "I mean, you know, it's a lesson learned. "Yeah."
Shortly thereafter, Hyde walked away from the 10 or so reporters and cameras who were circled around him.
So, we're left to presume he still wishes he'd gotten the ball.
Speaking in Northeast Ohio last spring, Michigan State Mark Dantonio said his staff felt the Buckeyes would stick with Miller on the fourth down play and prepared accordingly.
An article on Hyde from Andrew Pentis of 49ers.com:
Not too many people get to learn from a guy that will go into the Hall of Fame,” the eager second-round draft pick said. “They run the ball a lot more here. Being a running back here is awesome.”
This was Hyde’s main concern the last time he entered a new level of football. Coming out of Naples, Fla., he opted for the traditional, pro-style offense practice in Ohio State after drawing recruiting interest from then-Florida coach Urban Meyer.
“I decided not to go there because I saw the spread offense,” Hyde said of Meyer’s Gators. “I was like, ‘I don’t see any big running backs back there running the ball for him.' The only big guy back there was Tim Tebow.”
Of course, Hyde would enjoy his best collegiate seasons – including 1,521 rushing yards, or 7.3 per carry, plus 15 touchdowns in 2013 – after Meyer was hired at OSU in ’12. He was pleasantly surprised to see his coach call power-type running plays even when the quarterback was receiving snaps out of the shotgun.
In retrospect, playing for Meyer more than prepared Hyde for the NFL. He learned how to play alongside a mobile quarterback – Braxton Miller rushed for 1,068 yards on 171 carries – and the importance of protecting Miller in the pocket.
There’s little doubt, however, that Hyde enjoys carrying the ball himself. He said he admires the relentlessness of Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch and Gore, whom he worked out with in Miami this offseason.
How can he get even better?
“Learn from Frank,” Hyde said. “Become a better runner by seeing what he does right.”
*Wore No. 42 when drafted.
Sources- The Ohio State Team Guide and Jason Priestas
124 days until The Game.