COUNTDOWN: 3 DAYS UNTIL BUCKEYE FOOTBALL

Remy's picture
August 27, 2013 at 11:44p
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Throughout the years of Ohio State football, 23 players have worn the number 3.

Today's article will cover the careers of do-it-all Mike Sensibaugh, and Rose Bowl studs Dimitrious Stanley and Brandon Saine.

Players who wore No. 3 that you might have forgot about:
Brandon "Bam" Childress (WR), Ira Guilford (RB) and Jamario O'Neal (S).

Current Buckeyes Wearing No. 3:

Corey "Pittsburgh" Brown (DB)
2010-Present

Awards and Honors won by players while wearing No. 4:
One All-American- Mike Sensibaugh
One Team Captain- Brandon Saine (2010)
Two All-Big Ten selections- Mike Sensibaugh (1970) and Brandon Saine (2008)
Four Academic All-Big Ten members- Mike Sensibaugh (1970), Bret Powers (1993), Steven Moore (2002) and Brandon Saine (2008).
 

Today's Trivia Question:

Corey "Pittsburgh" Brown is not from Pittsburgh. What is the name of the town he is from?

Jim Tressel switched Brandon "Bam" Childress to wide receiver in 2001, what position did John Cooper originally recruit Bam for?

Answer at the bottom of the article.

 

Mike Sensibaugh (S) All-American
1968-1970

After reading about Mike Sensibaugh I found him to be the most well-rounded Ohio State player I had never heard of.

Not only does he hold the Ohio State career record with 22 interception, but he was the punter and best punt returner on the team.



"Sensibaugh was a member of Ohio State's National Championship teams in 1968 (AP and UPI) and 1970 (National Football Foundation) ...
Member of three Big Ten Championship teams, 1968-70 ... Led the OSU defense with five interceptions in 1968 ... All-Big Ten pick, 1969 and 1970 ...
Holds OSU Bowl record for punting yardage, with 319 yards vs.Southern California in the 1969 Rose Bowl ...


Owns the individual record for season interception yards with 125 (nine returns) in 1969, and for career interception yards with 248 (22 returns), 1968-70 ...
Holds the OSU individual records for season (9) and career interceptions (22) ... First team All-American, 1970." source

 

Dimitrious Stanley (WR)
1993-1996

Dimitrious had many fine plays during his Ohio State career, but I will always remember him for his performance in the 1997 Rose Bowl.

In particular this play:

"Then, reserve quarterback Joe Germaine was called off the bench to provide a boost to the stagnant Buckeyes offense. Germaine, born and raised in Arizona, grew up as a Sun Devils'

fan but turned down a scholarship offer because the ASU coaching staff wanted him to play defensive back.Cooper's insertion of Germaine proved to be a shrewd move, because the sophomore

quickly hooked up with senior flanker Demetrious Stanley for one of the biggest plays of the game.

It was a simple post route," says Stanley. "Germaine threw it right on the money. I caught it, saw the defender fall out of the corner of my eye, and all I saw was green grass ahead of me."

Rudzinski adds, "That was a huge momentum builder. When Demetrious scored, we started to feel like we were the superior team and we were going to win this game."

The 72-yard score set a record for the longest Ohio State TD pass in a bowl game." source

After his Ohio State days, Stanley played in the NFL, CFL and AFL. He also was a host on WSYX's Buckeye Football Fever and was on 97.1 The Fan. His 97.1 The Fan Staff Profile.

The Rose Bowl 72-Yard TD (4:16): You'll hear Dick Vermeil say "I would have stayed with Stanley Jackson."


Dimitrious set the tone with the opening kickoff against Notre Dame in 1996 (3:27)

Ohio State did not invent football, but they've owned Notre Dame
the last three times they have played:

1995 Ohio state 45 ND 26
1996 Ohio State 29 ND 16
2006 Ohio State 34 ND 20

Brandon Saine (RB) Captain
2007-2010

 

Saine is a player I was expecting great things out of at Ohio State. Unfortunately he graduated high school five years too soon.

I feel he was underused and improperly used during his time at Ohio State.

We saw glimpses of what he could have done his entire career in the 2010 Rose Bowl against Oregon.

"He played high school football and ran track for the Piqua Indians. Saine was compared to Reggie Bush while entering his Freshman year at Ohio State, due to his ability to be a jack of all trades, running, blocking and even spending time in the slot as a WR. Saine has been officially timed at 4.4 seconds in the forty yard dash, although he has been unofficially timed at 4.25 seconds."

He had speed to burn:

"Saine also lettered in track at Piqua and currently holds the Ohio Division I record in the 100-meter dash, with a time of 10.38, which he set in 2006. He had four state track titles and a national championship in the 60-meter dash." source

Imagine if he had played for Urban Meyer and company.

Saine's Ohio State highlight film (3:40)

 

Today's Trivia Question:

Corey "Pittsburgh" Brown is not from Pittsburgh. What is the name of the town he is from?

Answer: Monroeville, PA.

Jim Tressel switched Brandon "Bam" Childress to wide receiver in 2001, what position did John Cooper originally recruit Bam for?

Answer: Cornerback.

Tomorrow will bring a special Buckeye number and another day closer to the 2013 season.

Comments

buckguyfan1's picture

Thanks Remy! Hump Day Brother.

BierStube's picture

Great Job Remy ... the question now is what are you going to do with all your free time once we get to Saturday??!!  Lets hope our current number 3 can have just a little bit of the ole Sensibaugh magic!

"No matter where you go, there you are." B. Banzai

stittracer99's picture

Not sure if Saine was 5 years too early or 2 years too late. Latter half of '05 and for all of '06, Tress took the brakes off of the offense and I think Saine would have flourished on those teams as well. Then, for some reason, '07 saw the return of Dave. I do agree that Urban would utilize him much better than he was used for the majority of his career.

BuckeyeFreak4844's picture

Under 75 hours! I can not wait!

Michigan Sucks!

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Brandon Saine in an Urban offense?  Oh man. 

Class of 2010.

pjtobin's picture

Finally have signal!! Thank the buckeye gods! I missed this yesterday. We are camping all week. So I had to find a spot that has phone service. Now I have a hr to catch up!

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

Mirror Lake Jump's picture

Think Corey Brown could have a big year in the secondary.