Countdown: 58 Days Until Ohio State Football

Remy's picture
July 3, 2014 at 12:30a
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Boom! Boom!

Yesterday's double boom was a welcome distraction from the lull of the off-season. Hopefully these daily countdowns will be able to pacify you until the season finally starts at Navy in 58 days. Below you will find a list with the 29 players who have worn No. 58 for the Buckeyes. Today's featured players are Tom Waugh and Steve Tovar.

Today's Trivia Questions:
Who was the first player recruited by John Cooper to be named an All-American?

Steve Tovar is one of three Ohio State players to lead the team in tackles for three consecutive years. Who are the other players to achieve this feat?

 

Players who Wore No. 58 for Ohio State
Player Worn All-American All-B1G Captain Academic AA Ac All-B1G Letter
Robert Miller 1935           1935
Frank Howe 1940           1940
Joseph Novak* 1941            
Robert Wolter 1950-51            
Bill Mott 1953           1953
Thomas Quinn 1954-55            
Daniel Fronk 1957-58           1957-58
Jene Watkins 1959           1959
Dean Fronk 1961            
Stephan Dreffer* 1962-63           1962-63
Gary Miller 1964-66           1964-66
Dwight Fertig 1967           1967
Larry Qualls 1968            
Charles Bonica 1970-72   1972       1970-72
Charles Baxter* 1973            
Jeff Weiland* 1974            
Thomas Waugh 1976-79   1979 1979     1976-79
Joseph Apke 1980-81            
Dennis Hueston 1983           1983
Edward Soltis 1985           1985
Tom Scholl* 1986, 1988            
Joe Carpenter 1988            
Steve Tovar 1989-92 1991, 1992 1990, 1991, 1992 1992     1989-1992
James Ross 1993-95            
Paris Long* 1996           1996
Courtland Bullard 1997-2001           1997, 1999-2001
Joe Bradley 2002-03            
Drew Norman* 2004-06         2004, 2005, 2006 2005
Nick Piening              

*Wore another number at Ohio State
Did not earn a varsity letter while wearing No. 58
I do not have the list of 2013 varsity letter winners
Sources- Buckeyextra and The Ohio State Team Guide
 

Tom Waugh No. 58

Tom Waugh, Center (1976-79)

Ohio State
The Buckeyes were 36-10-2 with Waugh on the team.
1 point away from winning the 1979 National Championship.
1979 Big Ten Title.
1977 Big Ten Title.
1976 Big Ten Title. 
Defeated Colorado 27-10 to win the 1977 Orange Bowl.

Waugh with his son Marcus

Honors
1979 Team Captain.
1979 All-Big Ten.

Miscellaneous
His son, Marcus Waugh played football for Cincinnati. 
Like Father Like Son

Sources- The Ohio State Team Guide and gobearcats.com


 

Tovar

Steve Tovar, LB (1989-92)
Born: 1970 (Elyria)

Ohio State
The Buckeyes were 31-15-2 with Tovar on the team.
Played in four bowl games.

Tovar is 4th on Ohio State's all-time list for career tackles and career solo tackles.

Honors
1992 Team Captain.
1992 All-American.
1992 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year.

1992 All-Big Ten.
1991 All-American.
1991 All-Big Ten.
1990 All-Big Ten.
2001 Inducted into the Ohio State Varsity O Hall of Fame.

Tovar's Ohio State career per The Ohio State Team Guide:

John Cooper

Steve Tovar was another in the great line of Ohio State linebackers. A two-time All-America selection in 1991 and 1992, he had the distinction of being the first of 21 players recruited by John Cooper to earn All-America status at Ohio State.

Tovar led Ohio State in tackles for three consecutive seasons (1990-92), one of only two Buckeyes ever to accomplish that feat. In his senior year, Tovar was elected team co-captain and earned Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year honors (selected by the conference coaches) after recording 128 tackles. A three-time all-Big Ten selection, Tovar ranked fourth in school history with 414 total tackles and 239 solo tackles.

 

Somebody's about to get hit.

The Elyria, Ohio, native was a third-round selection of the Cincinnati Bengals in the 1993 NFL Draft. After playing eight years in the NFL, Tovar began a career in college coaching. He was elected to the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame in 2001.

Steve Tovar's coaching career per Wikipedia:

Tovar spent the 2004 and 2005 football seasons with the  Army Black Knights, coaching linebackers under head coach Bobby Ross. He then joined the Miami Dolphins staff, under coach Nick Saban. In 2007, Tovar joined the coaching staff of University of Kansas Jayhawks under Mark Mangino aslinebackers coach. Following the 2008 season, Tovar was replaced at Kansas by Louisville's Bill Miller.

Tovar's biography while coaching at Army.

Sources- The Ohio State Team Guide and Wikipedia
 

No. 58 in the NFL Draft
Name Year Round Pick Position Team
Steve Tovar 1993 3 59 LB Bengals
Courtland Bullard 2002 5 167 LB Rams

Sources- The Ohio State Team Guide and Jason Priestas

Steve Tovar

Today's Trivia Answer:
Who was the first player recruited by John Cooper to be named an All-American? Steve Tovar. Cooper coached 21 All-Americans that he recruited.

Steve Tovar is one of three Ohio State players to lead the team in tackles for three consecutive years. Who are the other players to achieve this feat? AJ Hawk (2003-05) and James Laurinaitis (2006-08).

The Game

148 days until The Game.

Comments

Remy's picture

Let me know If there are any errors. I loved watching Tovar play linebacker:

Tovar and Wilkinson

"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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One Bad Buckeye's picture

Thanks so much for these Remy! Awesome to read.  

"I'm One Bad Buckeye, and I approve this message."

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Keith Byars is the man's picture

Hey Remy: where did Joe Carpenter go to high school at? A little trivia for you.

Nothing is Impossible!!!

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Remy's picture

I don't know, but with the last name Carpenter I would guess he would have been a Golden Gale and went to Lancaster. I know Bobby went to school there and his dad, Rob, is the head football coach. I'm hoping Joe is related to them.

"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

Hovenaut's picture

Tovar was a stud. He and Robert Smith were my favorite Buckeyes on Cooper's early teams.

Rolling on...can't believe we're at 58 and a wake-up.

"Success...it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

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Keith Byars is the man's picture

Red Rage ring a bell. 

Nothing is Impossible!!!

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