In 55 days Ohio State will travel to Navy to start the 2014 season. Today's article will list the 34 players who wore the No. 55 for the Buckeyes. Featured players are Jack Dugger, Aaron Brown, Jerome Foster and Nick Mangold.
|Player||Worn||All-American||All-B1G||Captain||Academic AA||Ac All-B1G||Letter|
|Aaron Brown||1974-77||1977||1976, 1977||1977||1974-77|
|Jerome Foster||1979-82||1980, 1982||1982||1979-82|
|Ray Holliman||1984-85, 1987||1984-85, 1987|
|Nick Mangold||2002-05||2005||2005||2003, 2004, 2005||2002-05|
|Curtis Terry*||2006- 08||2006-08|
|Andy Miller*||2008-10||2008, 2009||2008-10|
Jack Dugger, DE (1942-44)
Born: 1923 (Pittsburgh)
High School: Canton McKinley
The Buckeyes were 21-7 with Dugger on the team.
1942 National Champion.
1942 Big Ten Title.
1944 Big Ten Title.
Undefeated in 1944.
Lettered in football, basketball and track from 1942-45.
2-1 against That Team.
1942 Basketball Captain.
1943 Football Captain.
1944 Football All-American.
1979 Inducted into the Varsity O Hall of Fame for football and basketball.
Jack Dugger's Ohio State career per ohiostatebuckeyes.com:
A two-sport star, Jack Dugger was known primarily for his gridiron accomplishments. A starter on the 1942 National Championship team, Dugger was captain of the 1943 squad and earned All-America honors in 1944. He was voted MVP on the 1942 basketball team and was a starter in 1944 when the Buckeyes won the Big Ten Championship and advanced to the NCAA Final Four.
Aaron Brown, LB (1974-77)
Born: 1956 (Warren, Ohio)
High School: Western Reserve
The Buckeyes were 39-8-1 with Brown on the team.
1974 Big Ten Title.
1975 Big Ten Title.
1976 Big Ten Title.
1977 Big Ten Title.
Defeated Colorado 27-10 in the 1977 Orange Bowl.
1977 All-Big Ten.
1976 All-Big Ten.
Jerome Foster, DE (1979-82)
Born: 1960 (Detroit)
High School: Kettering
The Buckeyes were 38-10 with Foster on the team.
1979 Big Ten Title.
1981 Big Ten Title.
Defeated Navy 31-28 in the 1981 Liberty Bowl.
Defeated BYU 47-17 in the 1982 Holiday Bowl.
Went 3-1 against That Team.
1982 All-Big Ten.
1981 All-Big Ten.
Nick Mangold, C (2002-05)
Born: 1984 (Centerville)
High School: Kettering Alter
The Buckeyes were 43-8 with Mangold on the team.
2002 National Champion.
2002 Big Ten Title.
2005 Big Ten Title.
Defeated Miami 31-24 to win the 2003 Fiesta Bowl (National Championship).
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 3-1 against That Team.
All-Pro in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Pro Bowl in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013.
Mangold's Ohio State career per Wikipedia:
Mangold attended Ohio State University, and was a three-year starter at center for the Ohio State Buckeyes football team. He was rated on a par with former Buckeye All-American and 2001 Rimington Trophy winner LeCharles Bentley by offensive line coach Jim Bollman. "Most guys you get out of high school have to be taught to play center. He already knew the mechanics of the position. That was a big, big advantage," said Bollman. Ohio State's most durable lineman, Mangold logged over 300 minutes of action in each of his last three seasons.
In his true freshman year, Mangold appeared in eight games as backup for Alex Stepanovich. In 2003, Stepanovich suffered a knee injury in the second game of the season vs. San Diego State. Mangold moved in and started the final 11 games of the season. When Stepanovich returned, he shifted to guard while Mangold continued to man the center position.
He earned second-team All-Big Ten Conference honors in 2004, when the coaching staff named Mangold Offensive Lineman of the Week seven times and Offensive Player of the Week vs. Northwestern. Mangold was again chosen second-team All-Big Ten in 2005. He closed his career with 33 starts in 45 games.
Sources- The Ohio State Team Guide and Jason Priestas
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