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?
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Anthony Schlegel, LB (2003-05)
Born: 1981 (Cedar Rapids, IA)
High School: Highland Park (TX)
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.
2005 All-Big Ten.
2002 All-Mountain West.
Started his career at Air Force.
Schlegel's Ohio State career and current position with the team per ohiostatebuckeyes.com:
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.
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.
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.
Ross Homan, LB (2006-10)
Born: 1987 (Coldwater)
High School: Coldwater
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.
2010 All-Big Ten.
2009 Academic All-American.
2007 Academic All-American.
Ross Homan's brother, Adam, played fullback for Ohio State.
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.
141 days until The Game.