In 6 weeks Ohio State starts the 2014 season at Navy. Below you will find a list of the 38 players who have worn the No. 42 for the Buckeyes. Today's featured players are Paul Warfield, John Brockington and Bobby Carpenter.
Warfield, Brockington and Carpenter are winners. They have four National Championships between them and were 8-2 against That Team.
|Player||Worn||All-American||All-B1G||Captain||Academic AA||Ac All-B1G||Letter|
|Paul Warfield||1961-63||1962, 1963||1961-63|
|Andrew Sweat||2008-11||2011||2009, 2010, 2011||2008-11|
Paul Warfield, HB (1961-63)
Born: 1942 (Warren, Ohio)
High School: Warren Harding
The Buckeyes were 23-6-2 with Warfield on the team.
1961 National Champion.
1961 Big Ten Title.
Went 3-0 against That Team
1962 All-Big Ten.
1963 All-Big Ten.
1979 Inducted into the Varsity O Hall of Fame.
1983 Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
1990 Inducted into the Miami Dolphins Honor Roll.
Paul Warfield's Ohio State career per ohiostatebuckeyes.com:
The graceful Paul Warfield was the starting left halfback on the 1961 Big Ten and National Championship team which posted an 8-0-1 record. He was all-Big Ten as a junior and again as a senior, playing halfback and split end on offense and cornerback on defense. After leaving Ohio State, Warfield went on to enjoy a brilliant professional career as one of the greatest wide receivers the game has ever known. Warfield is a member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame.
Paul Warfield's NFL career per profootballhof.com:
Paul Warfield is recognized as one of the premier wide receivers ever to have played in the National Football League. While his career totals for numbers of catches may not seem in line with those accumulated by other great receivers, as any student of the game understands, the truth isn’t always in the numbers.
A first-round draft pick of the Cleveland Browns in 1964, Paul played in Cleveland six seasons before going to the Miami Dolphins in a blockbuster trade in 1970. He returned to Cleveland in 1976 after five seasons with the Dolphins and one season with the Memphis Grizzlies of the failed World Football League.
Even though he played on ball-control teams through most of his career, he managed to haul in 427 passes for 8,565 yards and 85 touchdowns. His 20.1 yards-per-catch mark ranks among the best in the history of the game. And he did it with a trademark smooth, graceful style that left observers and victimized defenders awestruck.
As a rookie, Warfield caught a career-high 52 passes. His outside speed was the perfect compliment to the power running of Jim Brown. During his first six years with the Browns, the team played in five conference championships, as well as the 1964 championship game. Because of his blazing speed, elusive moves, and great leaping ability, defenses often found it necessary to double cover him.
Warfield, a six-time All-NFL choice who was elected to eight Pro Bowls, was a long ball threat who intimidated the opposition. His mere presence on the field proved to be almost as beneficial to the running game. The best example of this may have been in 1972 when the Dolphins went undefeated. That year Miami ran the ball 613 times while passing on just 259 occasions. The Dolphins’ philosophy was to use the forward pass as a threat to make the ground game more effective. The Dolphins rushed for a then-NFL record 2,960 yards.
John Brockington, HB (1968-70)
Born: 1948 (Brooklyn, NY)
The Buckeyes were 27-2 with Brockington on the team.
1968 National Champion.
1970 National Champion.
1968 Big Ten Title.
1969 Big Ten Title.
1970 Big Ten Title.
1969 Defeated USC 27-16 to win the Rose Bowl.
Went 2-1 against That Team.
1970 All-Big Ten.
2002 Inducted into the Varsity O Hall of Fame.
John Brockington's Ohio Staet career per ohiostatebuckeyes.com:
Part of the "Super Sophs" who helped lead the Buckeyes to the 1968 National Championship, three Big Ten Titles (1968, '69 and '70) and a combined record of 27-2 ...
the second player in OSU history to rush for 1,000 or more yards in a season, amassing 1,142 yards and scoring 17 touchdowns in 1970 ...
First Team All-America and All-Big Ten as a senior, helping the Buckeyes to a 9-0 regular season record ...
42 rushing attempts against Northwestern in 1970 set the record at the time and is second all-time in the OSU record books ...
a first-round draft choice of the Green Bay Packers, Brockington was the National Football League's (NFL) Rookie of the Year in 1971 ... was the first player in NFL history to rush for 1,000 or more yards in each of his first three years in the league.
John Brockington's NFL career per wikipedia:
Brockington was the Green Bay Packers 1st round draft choice, the ninth selection overall, in 1971. Brockington was the first NFL player to ever rush for 1,000 or more yards in each of his first three seasons. In 1971 Brockington was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press. Brockington was named All-Pro in 1971, 2nd Team All-Pro in 1973 and All-NFC in 1972. Brockington was also selected to 3 consecutive Pro Bowls (1971–1973).
His first running mate in the Green Bay backfield was another former Packer first round draft choice,Donny Anderson. Anderson was traded the following season to the St. Louis Cardinals for running backMacArthur Lane. Together, Brockington and Lane formed a dynamic running duo in the backfield, carrying the Packers offense between 1972 and 1974.
With a running style based on his great strength, Brockington epitomized the power running back - a player who preferred to break tackles and run over defenders rather than run away from them. He was one of the first running backs to combine brute force with speed.
Brockington's success was short-lived, however. After eclipsing 1,000 yards rushing during each of his first three seasons, he never attained the same level. He ran for 883 yards in 1974 and only 434 the following year. This was the result of typical wear-and-tear, the departure of Lane after the 1974 season and changes in the Packers' playbook that did not take advantage of Brockington's abilities. After the first game of the 1977 season, he was released by the Packers and subsequently signed by the Kansas City Chiefs. He retired following the season.
Bobby Carpenter, LB (2002-05)
Born: 1983 (Lancaster, Ohio)
High School: Lancaster
The Buckeyes were 43-8 with Carpenter on the team.
2002 National Champion.
2002 Big Ten Title.
2005 Big Ten Title.
2003 Defeated Miami 31-24 in 2OT to win the National Championship.
2004 Defeated Kansas State 35-38 to win the Fiesta Bowl.
2004 Defeated Oklahoma State 33-7 to win the Alamo Bowl.
2006 Defeated Notre Dame 34-20 to win the Fiesta Bowl.
Went 3-1 against That Team.
2004 Second Team All-Big Ten.
2005 Second Team All-Big Ten.
Bobby Carpenter's Ohio State career per Wikipedia:
In 50 games at Ohio State, Carpenter started 26 times. He registered 191 tackles (121 solos) with 14.5 sacks and 23.5 for losses. He forced two fumbles, deflected seven passes and had three interceptions.
In 2002, Carpenter played in every game as a true freshman. He appeared in every game, starting three contests, at strong-side outside linebacker in 2003. He totaled 37 tackles (24 solos) with 4.5 sacks, 6.5 stops for losses and a pair of forced fumbles.
He was a full-time starter in 2004, lining up at strong-side linebacker. He finished second on the team with 93 tackles (46 solos) and registered two sacks with 6.5 stops behind the line of scrimmage. Carpenter also deflected three passes and intercepted three others. As a senior in 2005, Carpenter started first eleven games of the 2005 season He finished fifth on the squad with 49 tackles and second on the team with eight sacks and 10.5 stops for losses, earning second-team All-Big Ten Conference honors. In the final game he fractured his right fibula and was unable to play in the Fiesta Bowl.
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Sources- The Ohio State Team Guide and Jason Priestas
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