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.
|Player||Worn||All-American||All-B1G||Captain||Academic AA||Ac. B1G||Letter|
|Tom McBrayer||1972, 1974|
|Karl Edwards||1981-83||1982, 1983||1981-83|
|Dante Lee*||1989-90, 1992||1989-90|
|Chimdi Chekwa||2006-10||2008, 2009||2006-10|
|Braxton Miller||2011-Present||2012, 2013||2011-13|
Jim Laughlin, LB (1977-1979)
Born: 1958 (Cleveland)
High School: Charles F. Brush (Lyndhurst, Ohio)
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 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.
Michael Wiley, RB (1996-1999)
Born: 1978 (Spring Valley, CA)
High School: Monte Vista (CA)
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:
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.
Braxton Miller, QB (2011-Present)
High School: Huber Heights Wayne
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:
• 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)
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
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Sources- The Ohio State Team Guide and Jason Priestas
95 days until The Game.