Today's article will be a little short because I was in Athens then came home to celebrate several anniversaries on Saturday. The 12th of July is a special day in my family. It is the day I married Mrs. Remy (2003), the day I joined Eleven Warriors (2013) and most importantly the day I watched Sharknado on SyFy last year.
With all of those significant events falling on the same day I finally have a moment to complete my self-imposed duty of continuing the Countdown.
In 48 days Ohio State will start the 2014 season at Navy. Below you will find the 34 players who have worn the No. 48 of the Buckeyes. Although a Pelini brother (Mark) and a player named Alex Rodriguez wore the number, today's featured player is Brian Baschnagel.
Today's Trivia Question:
Can you name the player who has the middle name Majalap and wore the No. 48?
|Player||Worn||All-American||All-B1G||Captain||Academic AA||Ac All-B1G||Letter|
|Brian Baschnagel||1972-75||1975||1974, 1975||1974, 1975||1972-75|
|Vincent Skillings||1977-80||1978, 1979, 1980||1977-80|
|Mark Pelini||1987-90||1990||1987, 1988, 1989||1987-90|
|Matt LaVrar||1995-99||1996, 1997, 1998, 1999||1996-99|
Brian Baschnagel, RB (1972-75)
Born: 1954 (Kingston, NY)
High School: North Allegheny (Pittsburgh)
The Buckeyes went 40-5-1 with Baschnagel on the team.
1972 Big Ten Title.
1973 Big Ten Title.
1974 Big Ten Title.
1975 Big Ten Title.
Defeated USC 42-21 to win the 1974 Rose Bowl.
Went 3-0-1 against That Team.
1975 Academic All-American.
1975 All-Big Ten.
1974 All-Big Ten.
Ohio State career per Wikipidia:
Brian Baschnagel attended The Ohio State University after graduating from North Allegheny High School. Initially, Baschnagel was a running back but then was converted to a receiver (wing back). In addition to his position as a starting player on the Ohio State football team, Baschnagel was a two-time Academic All-American (1974, 1975) and a recipient of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Famescholarship award (1975).
NFL career per Wikipedia:
Baschnagel was selected by the Chicago Bears in the third round of the 1976 NFL draft. He was a receiver for the Bears for eight years and retired after the 1984 season. He wore jersey #84 with the Bears.
Contrary to popular belief, Baschnagel was not on the active roster in 1985 when the Bears went 18-1 en route to a Super Bowl victory. He injured his knee in training camp and spent the entire 1985 season on IR.
However he did travel with the team that year, assisted the coaches from the coaching booth, and helped in practice after he recovered from his injury. He did receive a Super Bowl ring after the Bears dominant victory.
*Wore No. 22 when drafted.
Sources- The Ohio State Team Guide and Jason Priestas
Today's Trivia Answer:
Can you name the player who has the middle name Majalap and wore the No. 48? Jon Thoma
138 days until The Game.