Countdown: 51 Days Until Ohio State Football

Remy's picture
July 10, 2014 at 12:02a
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In 51 days Ohio State will start the 2014 season at Navy. Below you will find a list with the 24 players who wore No. 51 for the Buckeyes. Today's featured players are Anthony Schlegel and Ross Homan.

Today's Trivia Question:
Brothers Ross and Adam Homan are cousins to two other brothers who played for Ohio State. Can you name the brothers, who played for the Buckeyes in the 1990s, that the Homan's are related to?

 

Players who Wore No. 51 for Ohio State
Player Worn All-American All-B1G Captain Academic AA Ac All-B1G Letter
Louis Greeneblatt 1933            
Vern Heiser 1934            
Warren Chrissinger 1936-37            
Andy Tobik 1940           1940
Gerald Krisher* 1951-53            
Richard Holdren 1955            
Thomas Varner 1960           1960
Albert Zima 1962           1962
Terrence Cochran 1965           1965
William Hackett 1967-69            
Ken Dixon 1970-71            
Gary Lilvis* 1973-76            
Mark Lang* 1976-77            
Russell Gatgewood* 1978-80            
John Lucente 1981-83            
Greg Zackeroff 1985-88            
Mark Williams 1990-93            
Roedell Dupree 1994-96            
Fred Sturrup 1999-2000            
Mike Bogart 2002            
Anthony Schlegel 2003-05            
Ross Homan 2006-10   2010        
Brian Bobek 2011           2011
Joel Hale 2011-13           2011-12

*Wore another number at Ohio State
Did not earn a varsity letter while wearing No. 51
I do not have the list of 2013 varsity letter winners
Sources- Buckeyextra and The Ohio State Team Guide

Anthony Schlegel
Anthony Schlegel.

Anthony Schlegel, LB (2003-05)
Born: 1981 (Cedar Rapids, IA)
High School: Highland Park (TX)

Ohio State
The Buckeyes were 29-8 with Schlegel on the team.
2005 Big Ten Title.
Defeated Kansas State 35-28 to win the 2004 Fiesta Bowl.
Defeated Oklahoma State 33-7 to win the 2004 Alamo Bowl.
Defeated Notre Dame 34-20 to win the 2006 Fiesta Bowl.
Went 2-1 against That Team.

Honors
2005 All-Big Ten.
2002 All-Mountain West.

Miscellaneous
Started his career at Air Force.

Schlegel's Ohio State career and current position with the team per ohiostatebuckeyes.com:

Ohio State's Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach
Marotti's right hand man.

Anthony Schlegel is in his third full year with the Ohio State football strength and conditioning program. The former Buckeye linebacker joined the Ohio State staff as an assistant strength and conditioning coach in January, 2011, and he was asked to continue as an assistant strength coach by Ohio State assistant athletic director for football sports performance Mickey Marotti.

A two-year letterman with the Buckeyes (2004-05), Schlegel earned all-Big Ten honors for the Fiesta Bowl and Big Ten champions and played in the East-West Shrine all-star game.


Schlegel began his college career at the United States Air Force Academy, where he was a freshman All-American in 2001 and earned all-Mountain West recognition as a sophomore captain in 2002.

The Three Amigos.
The Three Amigos.


Playing middle linebacker with A.J. Hawk and Bobby Carpenter on either side of him, Schlegel recorded 166 tackles in his two seasons with the Buckeyes, ranking third on the team with 84 as a junior and second with 82 as a senior.

 

 

 

Schlegel on the Jets.
Selected in the 3rd round by the Jets in 2006. 

Drafted by the New York Jets in the third round (No. 76 overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft, Schlegel played for the Jets and later became a starter during the 2007 season for the Cincinnati Bengals. He also did a stint with the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League.

Schlegel started his own strength training business, Schlegel's Hardcore Elite Training, in Texas prior to coming back to Ohio State in 2011 as a strength coach.

Schlegel was born in Iowa but grew up in Highland Park, Texas. He was a high school state wrestling champion and a junior national champion, as well as a Class 4A all-state linebacker. He set world dead-lift age group records (U19) twice in power lifting.

An avid outdoorsman, he and his wife, Stephanie, have a son, Hunter, a daughter, Faith, and a son, Samuel.

Sources- The Ohio State Team Guide, ohiostatebuckeyes.com and Wikipedia

Ross Homan
Ross Homan.

Ross Homan, LB (2006-10)
Born: 1987 (Coldwater)
High School: Coldwater

Ohio State
The Buckeyes were 56-9 with Homan on the team.
2006 Big Ten Title. 
2007 Big Ten Title.
2008 Big Ten Title.
2009 Big Ten Title.
2009 led Ohio State with 108 tackles and 5 interceptions.
Defeated Oregon 26-17 to win the 2010 Rose Bowl.
Defeated Arkansas 31-26 to win the 2011 Sugar Bowl.
Went 5-0 against That Team.

 

 

 

Homan in the 2010 Rose Bowl.
Homan in the 2010 Rose Bowl victory over Oregon.

Honors
2010 Captain.
2010 All-Big Ten.

 

Miscellaneous
Ross Homan's brother, Adam, played fullback for Ohio State.

Sources- The Ohio State Team Guide and Wikipedia 

 

 

No. 51 in the NFL Draft
Name Year Round Pick Position Team
Jerry Krisher* 1955 13 153 C Eagles
Anthony Schlegel 2006 3 76 LB Jets
Ross Homan 2011 6 200 LB Vikings

 

Today's Trivia Answer:
Brothers Ross and Adam Homan are cousins to two other brothers who played for Ohio State. Can you name the brothers, who played for the Buckeyes in the 1990s, that the Homan's are related to? Bobby and Tommy Hoying.

Time for you to take a seat.

141 days until The Game.

Comments

Remy's picture

Let me know If there are any errors. Almost halfway there. If you missed No. 52.

"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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Rob Reese's picture

Brothers Ross and Adam Homan are cousins to two other brothers who played for Ohio State. Can you name the brothers, who played for the Buckeyes in the 1990s, that the Homan's are related to?

Bobby and Tom Hoying.

51 more days of watching my DVR'd  OSU win in A2, last season.  Breaking the hearts of Walverines from coast to coast.

EDIT: My mistake.  I didn't see you had already provided the answer to your trivia question later on down the page.

"All I have known at Michigan is failure.  That's all I know." - Taylor Lewan

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Orangeslash's picture

I did the same thing. Got excited that I knew the answer and then realized everyone did by the end of it. :(

GoBucks10's picture

Excellent as always, Remy.

"Because I couldn't go for three."  - Woody Hayes

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IH8UOFM's picture

Ross was forced into an early retirement, wasn't he?

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Remy's picture

"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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thunderhawks51's picture

What a great football number...

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Earle's picture

Schlegel was underrated.  Probably didn't help him in that regard that he played with Hawk and Carpenter, though having those guys on the field with him was undoubtedly a big plus.

Italics are for emphasis.

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