Countdown: 5 Days Until Ohio State Football

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August 25, 2014 at 12:17a
No. 5


We are now 5 days away from Ohio State's 2014 season opener against Navy. Below you will find a list of the 26 to players to wear No. 5 since 1933. 

Today's featured players are Jim Laughlin, Michael Wiley and Braxton Miller.





Players who Wore No. 5 for Ohio State
Player Worn All-American All-B1G Captain Academic AA Ac. B1G Letter
Robert Lightburn* 1933            
Victor Dorris 1937           1937
James Sexton 1938-40           1938-40
Daniel Sivinsky 1970-71            
Tom McBrayer 1972, 1974            
Scott Wolery 1974           1974
Jim Laughlin 1977-79   1979 1979   1979 1977-79
Karl Edwards 1981-83         1982, 1983 1981-83
Jeff Cargile* 1984           1984
Gary Marcinick* 1985            
Everett Ross 1986-87           1986-87
Jim Mculty 1986            
Dante Lee* 1989-90, 1992           1989-90
Darrell Lewis 1989           1989
Joey Galloway* 1991         1991 1991
Dan Colson* 1994-96           1994-96
Michael Wiley 1995-99   1998       1996-99
Sammy Maldonado 2000-01           2000-01
Jeremy Uhlenhake 2002           2002
Mike D'Andrea 2002-06           2002-06
Albert Dukes 2004-07            
Chimdi Chekwa 2006-10         2008, 2009 2006-10
Taurian Washington 2008-10         2008 2008-10
Dominic Clarke 2011           2011
Camren Williams 2012            
Braxton Miller 2011-Present   2012, 2013       2011-13

*Wore another number at Ohio State
Did not earn a varsity letter while wearing No. 5
Sources- Buckeyextra and The Ohio State Team Guide

Laughlin was captain MVP of the 1979 team.
Laughlin was captain MVP of the 1979 team. 

Jim Laughlin, LB (1977-1979)
Born: 1958 (Cleveland)
High School: Charles F. Brush (Lyndhurst, Ohio)

Ohio State
The Buckeyes were 27-8-1 with Laughlin on the team.
1977 Big Ten Title.
1979 Big Ten Title.
1979 Defeated That Team 18-15.

1979 Captain.
1979 Team MVP.
1979 National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame Scholarship Winner.
1979 All-Big Ten.
1979 Academic All-Big Ten.

Laughlin's Ohio State career per Wikipedia:


Laughlin, was one in a long line of standout Linebackers to have played for the Ohio State Buckeyes.

As a team captain during his senior year (1979), Laughlin (along with Ernie Andria) had a share in a blocked punt against Michigan during the final
moments of the game, which was returned for a touchdown by Todd Bell. The play put the Buckeyes on top 18-15, sending the team to the 1980 Rose Bowl.

He was the eighth pick in the 4th round of the 1980 NFL Draft (91st overall) by the Atlanta Falcons. 

Sources- The Ohio State Team Guide and Wikipedia



Wiley was All-Big Ten in 1998.
Wiley was All-Big Ten in 1998.

Michael Wiley, RB (1996-1999)
Born: 1978 (Spring Valley, CA)
High School: Monte Vista (CA)

Ohio State
The Buckeyes were 32-11 with Wiley on the team.
1996 Big Ten Title.
1998 Big Ten Title.
1997 Defeated No. 4 Arizona State 20-17 to win the Rose Bowl.
1999 Defeated No. 8 Texas A&M 24-14 to win the Sugar Bowl.
1996 Defeated No. 5 Notre Dame 29-16 in South Bend.
1996 Defeated No. 4 Penn State 38-7 in Columbus.
1998 Defeated That Team 31-16.

1998 All-Big Ten.

Wiley led the Buckeyes in rushing in both the 1998 and 1999 seasons. He ranks 8th on Ohio State's all-time career rushing list with 2,951 yards (5.8 per carry) and 27 touchdowns.

Michael Wiley's Ohio State career per Wikipedia:

In 1998 Wiley started the scoring in Ohio State's 31-16 victory in The Game.
In 1998 Wiley started the scoring in Ohio State's 31-16 victory in The Game.

He scored touchdowns the first three times he touched the ball as a collegian while playing against Rice University in 1996 (a 49-yard reverse and receptions of 51 and 60 yards). He was a great pass catcher out of the backfield, ranking third on the team in receptions as a junior (27) and senior (14).

Though he was only a two-year starter (22 starts), he finished a distinguished playing career after recording 2,951 rushing yards (509 attempts), 3,176 total offense yards, 4,194 all-purpose yards, ten 100-yard games, 56 receptions and 35 touchdowns. He also completed 10-of-11 career passing attempts for 225 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Against Missouri, in 1998, Wiley rushed for a career high 209 yards. He finished his career with ten 100+ yard rushing games.

Wiley was drafted by the Cowboys in fifth round of the 2000 NFL Draft.

He owned a bar in Columbus called the After Five Lounge and is currently a manager at Kroger.

Sources- The Ohio State Media Guide and Wikipedia


It is an understatement to say Ohio State will miss the 2-time Big Ten MVP.
It is an understatement to say Ohio State will miss the 2-time Big Ten MVP.

Braxton Miller, QB (2011-Present)
Born: 1992
High School: Huber Heights Wayne

Ohio State
The Buckeyes are 30-9 with Miller on the team.
2012 Undefeated Season.
2012 B1G Leaders Title.
2013 B1G Leaders Title.
2012-2013 24 Game-winning streak.
2012 Defeated That Team 26-21.
2013 Defeated That Team 42-41.

2013 Chicago Tribune Big Ten MVP (Silver Football Award)
2013 Big Ten Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year
2013 Big Ten Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year2013 All-Big Ten (coaches and media)
2012 Chicago Tribune Big Ten MVP (Silver Football Award)
2012 Big Ten Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year
2012 Big Ten Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year
2012 All-Big Ten (media)
2012 Finalist for Davey O’Brien National QB Award
2011 Big Ten Thompson-Randle El Freshman of the Year
2011 National Freshman of the Year (CFB Performance Awards)


Braxton Miller already has his name all over Ohio State's record book.

If he comes back next year he could solidify himself as the best quarterback in Ohio State's history.

Braxton Miller in the Record Books per The Ohio State Team Guide:

National Records
• Needs eight rushing TDs to become ninth player in D-Iwith 40 rushing and 40 passing touchdowns
• One of *approx. 30 D-I players with 2,000 rushing & 4,000 passing yards

Big Ten Records
• First in conference awards (7)
• Has 2nd- and 6th-highest single season rushing totals
• Needs 23 TD passes for No. 2 ranking in Big Ten history
• Needs 3,445 offensive yards for No. 2 ranking in Big Ten history
• Third among QBs in rushing yards (3,054)
• Sixth in passing efficiency (146.7)


Ohio State Career Records
• First in 200-yard total offense games (22)
• First in 300-yard total offense games (10)
• First in total offense per game (231.8)
• Second in total offense (8,346)
• Second in touchdowns responsible for (84)
• Third in passing efficiency (146.7)
• Third in completion percentage (59.3)
• Fourth in wins by starting QB (26)
• Fourth in touchdown passes (52)
• Fifth in 100-yard rushing games (15)
• Sixth in pass completions (395)
• Sixth in passing yards per game (147.0)
• Seventh in rushing touchdowns (32)
• Eighth in 200-yard passing games (10)
• Eighth in rushing yards (3,054)
• Eighth in pass attempts (666)
• Ninth in passing yards (5,292)
• One of seven Buckeyes with multiple 1,000-yard rushing seasons


Ohio State Records
• Total offense per game (231.8)
• 200-yard total offense games (22)
• 300-yard total offense games (10)

Ohio State Single Season Records
• Total offense (3,310 in 2012)
• Total offense per game (275.8 in 2012)
• QB rushing yards (1,271 in 2012)
• 300-yard total offense games (Five in 2012)

The Man.

Ohio State Single Game Records
• QB rushing yards (186 vs. Nebraska; 2012)
• Longest rush by a QB (81 vs. Indiana; 2012)

Ohio State records Miller could have broken this year per The Ohio State Team Guide:
• Wins by starting QB (needs 11)
• Passing yards (needs 2,256)
• Pass attempts (needs 286)
• Pass completions (needs 104)
• Touchdown passes (needs six)
• 200-yard passing games (needs seven)
• Total offense (needs 505)
• TDs responsible for (needs two)



Miller’s Career Bests

Most Completions ........................................ 22 vs. Iowa (10/19/13)

Most Attempts..........................................30 vs. California (9/15/12)

Most Yds Passing............................. 252 vs. Penn State (10/26/13)

Most TD passes ................................ 4 (3x) last at Purdue (11/2/13)

Longest Completion......... 72/TD (2x) last at Penn State (10/27/12)

Most Yds. Rushing ..............................*186 vs. Nebraska (10/6/12)

Most Rushing Attempts ....................................27 vs. UCF (9/8/12)

Longest Rush.....................................*81 (TD) vs. Indiana (11/5/11)

Most rushing TDs .........................3 (2x) last at Michigan (11/30/13)

Total Offense........................................368 vs. Miami, Ohio (9/1/12)

*Indicates school record by a QB

Braxton Miller's Career Passing Stats
Year Games Started Att Cmp Int Pct Yds TD LG
2011 12 10 157 85 4 54.1 1,159 13 54
2012 12 12 254 148 6 58.3 2,039 15 72
2013 12 12 255 162 7 63.5 2,094 24 58
Total 36 34 666 395 17 59.3 5,292 52 72


Braxton Miller's Career Rushing Yards
Year Games Started Att Yds Avg TD Long
2011 12 10 159 715 4.5 7 81
2012 12 12 227 1,271 5.6 13 72
2013 12 12 171 1,068 6.2 12 70
Total 36 34 557 3,054 5.5 32 81
The Game.
Braxton Miller's Career Total Offense Stats
Year Games Started Plays R Yds P Yds Total Avg
2011 12 10 316 715 1,159 1,874 156.2
2012 12 12 481 1,271 2,039 3,310 275.8
2013 12 12 426 1,068 2,094 3,162 263.5
Total 36 34 1,223 3,054 5,292 8,346 231.8

Gifs came from
Sources- The Ohio State Team Guide and Wikipedia


No. 5 in the NFL Draft
Name Year Round Pick Position Team
Jim Laughlin 1980 4 91 LB Falcons
Everett Ross 1989 12 335 WR Vikings
Joey Galloway* 1995 1 8 WR Seahawks
Michael Wiley 2000 5 144 RB Cowboys
Chimdi Chekwa 2011 4 113 CB Raiders

Sources- The Ohio State Team Guide and Jason Priestas

The Game

95 days until The Game.


Remy's picture

Let me know if there are any errors.

I am optimistic that Barrett and the offense will be successful. However, with an unproven line I would feel a lot better with Mr. Miller running the show:


I hope Braxton Miller comes back next year to put his name permanently in Ohio State's record book.

"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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Young_Turk's picture

Will the Ohio State record book still be a book when it only has two words?  

The Ohio State Record Book

Page 1                 BRAXTON MILLER

The End


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VintonCountyBuck's picture

The B1G is going to have to re-name one of their trophies after Miller is done.

“Right now, Michigan is not at the pinnacle of college football, and that’s all Urban Meyer cares about...He’s been there and knows what it takes to get there.” 

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MN Buckeye's picture

Nice job, Remy! Lots of extra space for Braxton, and it is very appropriate. By the way, what will you do after you finish writing the article for Friday?

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Remy's picture

 I plan to continue The Rundown, The Series History and The Ohio State Effect this year.

The Rundown is typically posted on the Tuesday before the game. This week it will be either Tuesday or Wednesday because of the Countdown and an Eleven Questions interview I'm finishing for Countdown No. 3. 

The Series History will be posted on Wednesday or Thursday and The Ohio State Effect is posted on Sunday or Monday.

"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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TURD_BUCKET's picture

Very Impressive stats for Braxton Miller

“Being average means you are as close to the bottom as you are to the top.” John Wooden

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GoBucks10's picture

Excellent work, Remy!  One of the best yet, right up there with the portion you did on Archie.

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

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Jabba1977's picture

Braxton Miller will be missed.Does anybody know what J.T.Barrets 40 yrd time is?


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cw823's picture

So I could've sworn a certain linebacker was #5.

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Earle's picture

Get well, Braxton!

Your Noble Savage is a Straw Yeti.

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NashBuckeye's picture

Great job as always, Remy!  I did not remember Joey Galloway wearing #5.

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