COUNTDOWN: 14 DAYS UNTIL BUCKEYE FOOTBALL

Remy's picture
August 16, 2013 at 11:52p
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Throughout the years of Ohio State football, 38 players have worn the number 14.

Today's article will cover the careers of Bobby Hoying. Antonio Smith and Eric Kumerow.

Current Buckeyes wearing No. 14 are:

Curtis Grant (LB)                     Jake Russell (P)

 

Today's Trivia Questions:

Can you name the former Ohio State receiver who wore No. 14 as a freshman in 2005? Hint: He was drafted by Miami in the 2009 NFL Draft.

What current strong safety wore No. 14 in 2009? Hint: His current number is 4.

Answers at the bottom of the article.

 

Bobby Hoying (QB)
1992-1995 (Captain 1995)

"Bobby Hoying was a three-year starter for OSU, leading the Buckeyes to a combined record
of 30-7-1.

As a senior, Hoying earned first team all-Big Ten honors, was named team captain
and rewrote the OSU records book by throwing for 3,269 yards and 29 touchdowns.

He also set school records for completion percentage (.580) and passing efficiency (163.4) that year.
His 57 career TD passes set a school record, as did the 16 games in which he passed for 200 or
more yards.

Hoying led the Big Ten in total offense as a senior and wound up second nationally
in passing efficiency. His 7,232 passing yards (most of which came his last two years) ranked
second in OSU annals.

An exceptional student, he won the 1995 National Football Foundation’s
Vincent dePaul Draddy Award, which goes annually to the top senior student-athlete
in college football. T

he native of St. Henry, Ohio, played six seasons in professional football.
He was elected to the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame in 2008." source

 

Ohio State Stats:Career Statistics
Year GP Att. Comp. Yards TDs Int.
1992 6   14     8      58     1     1
1993 12 202 109     1,570 8    8
1994 13 301 170     2,335 19 14
1995 13 341 211     3,269 29 12
Total 44 858 498     7,232 57 35
source

Videos of Hoying in action:

Hoying and Glenn had fun against Pitt in 1995 (6:13)

I was in attendance with a friend of mine who is a Pitt fan. Great time for me.
Mark May's tears filled the air as Ohio State won 54-14.

 

 

 

Hoying and Glenn connect to shut Regis Philbin's mouth (3:28):

 

Hoying threw for 272 yards and 4 TDs. The Buckeyes went on to win 45-26.

 

NFL Career:
Hoying was drafted by the Eagles in the 3rd round of the 1996 NFL Draft.

He played in the league from 1996-2001 with the Eagles and Raiders.

 

Antonio Smith (CB)
2002-2006

Smith was a "walk-on from Columbus Beechcroft High School who became a starter at cornerback on the 2006 Buckeye team that won the Big Ten and played for the BCS National Championship". source

The following is from an interview Smith had with the Ohio State Alumni Association:
"Why did you decide to walk on at Ohio State?
It was a goal of mine to continue playing football on the collegiate level. After my senior year I had some offers from smaller schools-Division II programs and smaller Division I programs.

I had a lot of contact with Mid-American Conference schools like Ohio University and Akron, but it wasn't clear what they were offering. I had some contact with Hawai'i, but that didn't work out.

Once I got into the Young Scholars program at Ohio State I got in contact with (then Buckeye defensive coordinator) Mark Dantonio. I sent him some game file and he gave me the opportunity to come to fall camp in 2002.

How were things in the beginning for you?
The first day we got to camp, it was just the freshmen, and we had to do pre-tests with the strength staff. We did a number of drills to give the coaches a sense of where you stood athletically.

I did the short-shuttle drill and ran one of the fastest times. The response from my teammates really uplifted me and gave me an extra boost that helped me feel like I belonged here.

Is it hard to move from walk-on to starter?
You definitely have to work twice as hard to get noticed and get established. You aren't necessarily going to be someone who gets watched regularly, so you have to make sure you stand out. But once you get established and get that respect, you know the coaches will consider you just like everyone else.

How difficult was it to balance football and working in a rigorous curriculum like mechanical engineering?
If it were easy, everyone would do it. I just rose to the challenge. It was definitely tough, but it just goes back to hard work, discipline, and determination.

I had my goals and I was going to do whatever I could to accomplish them.

You signed with the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent after the 2007 college football season. Is it comparable to joining the Buckeyes as a walk-on?
It's full circle almost all over again. I feel I can play and compete at this level, just like I felt I could play and compete at Ohio State.

I just have to dig down within myself because I know I have the ability." source

 

Video of Antonio Smith:

Smith and Laurinaitas sack Henne (0:12)

 

Smith had a pick-six against Penn State in 2006 (0:57)

I was at this game. Jenkins (in the video) and Smith had two pick-sixes in the last two minutes.

NFL Career:
Smith played for the Colts, Lions, Chargers and Bengals from 2007-2010.

 

Eric Kumerow (LB/DE)
1984-1987 (Captain 1987)

Kumerow was named to the All-Big Ten Team in both 1986 and 1987 as a linebacker.

He was drafted by the Dolphins in the 1st round of the 1988 NFL Draft.

Click here to read more about Kumerow's NFL career and his possible mob boss grandfather
Grandfather info at the bottom of page 1.


Today's Trivia Questions:

Can you name the former Ohio State receiver who wore No. 14 as a freshman in 2005? Hint: He was drafted by Miami in the 2009 NFL Draft.

Answer: Brian Hartline

 

 

What current strong safety wore No. 14 in 2009? Hint: His current number is 4.

Answer: C.J. Barnett

Barnett's interception led to Hyde, and the offense, running out the clock last year in the win against That Team.  

Comments

pjtobin's picture

Mr Hartline was one of my favorites. If he got a finger on it, he caught it. Thanks Remy. Your doing tremendous work for us here at 11w. I hope your proud. If not you should be. 

Bury me in my away jersey, with my buckeye blanket. A diehard who died young. Rip dad. 

Mirror Lake Jump's picture

Was one of my favorites as well. I was completely bummed when he left early.

buckskin's picture

BOOM, there goes Glenn!  In light of his recent turnaround, I'm looking forward to tomorrow's version of the countdown (MC).

Hovenaut's picture

Bobby Hoying was a big part of Ohio State becoming relevant again in the early 90's, he deserves credit for his solid play.

Had forgotten he also won the Draddy award, eight years before Krenzel.

That 95 offense was amazing....opposing defenses had to pick their poison.

Two weeks folks, two weeks.

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I am not very smart.

Poison nuts's picture

Bad link for Kumerow's career - takes me to a OSU/PSU box score & game summary.

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

Remy's picture

*Here is the link
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1991-07-28/sports/9103230680_1_eric-k...
Bonus article for my link gaffe.
Miami Dolphins Top Ten Draft Busts:
http://www.thephinsider.com/2011/4/15/2087137/miami-dolphins-top-10-draf...
Recent Kumerow picture:

*Fixed in the column.
Poison Nuts, up-vote for you for letting me know.

"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

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Great job with this series, Remy. Enjoy reading it.
During the last few days, since we've been in the range of traditional QB numbers, I've been wondering: When it's 10 days out, will you use Art Schlichter or not? At what point does Art become something like the player-that-shall-not-be-named? As bad as Art's ridicilous con games have been, they were nowhere near as bad as OJ's crimes, but would USC fans use OJ in a similar series if they were 32 days out? (Ugh, yeah, they probably would because they're USC fans).  
I'm just stirring the pot, as usual. 

Remy's picture

Art should make the list. Depends on how much space I use on Mr. Smith and the other players who wore No. 10.

"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

cswig's picture

My dad took me to that game where Bobby Hoying and Terry Glenn went into beast mode against Pitt. The best part? I vividly remember Brutus wrestling the Pitt Panther right in front of our section.
First OSU game at the Shoe + first mascot fight = epic game.

Remy's picture

CSWIG,
The Pitt game I believe you are referring to is the 72-0 beat down Ohio State gave to them in 1996 in the 'Shoe.
Stanley Jackson and Joe Germaine were the quarterbacks in that game.
Hoying and Glenn did their damage in 1995 at Pitt. I made the trip and scalped tickets with a friend of mine who is a Pitt fan.
He didn't talk much during the 2.5 hour ride home to Columbus.
 

"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

pjtobin's picture

You are braver than I am. There is no way I could ride to or from a Buckeye game with a fan of the opposing team. If TOSU lost I would want to make them ride in the trunk. If TOSU won I would want to tie them to the top of my car like you would a deer. Just to show my trophy prize. 

Bury me in my away jersey, with my buckeye blanket. A diehard who died young. Rip dad. 

Remy's picture

It's easier to do when the person you are going with is your best friend.
Also, in 1995, there was no way Pitt was going to win that game.
However, my friend was very quite on the way home and it was hard not to talk about the second-half butt-whooping.

"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

Knarcisi's picture

Can't wait to C Mo dyslexia tomorrow.