PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
I didn't know this.
Yes he did!
Art was a great athlete, bad gambler, and as it turned out, a terrible person.
An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches
Cant say it any better than that.
Among other things, unfortunately.
Con artist..... such a shame too.
The description says the jersey was "owned and worn by Schlichter during his freshman year of 1980-81".
I think that was his senior year? Definitely not his freshman year, we know that.
"Success - it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes
Played his frosh and junior year. I have a pic of him going up for lay up and Magic Johnson is getting ready to take a charge.
I remember it well. The crowd used to go berserk when he got in the game (if i recall, it was usually garbage time and the over-the-top reaction was done with tongue-in-cheek).
I'm 49 so I remember, vividly, the recruitment of Art Schlichter. It was the first recruiting battle that received news coverage that I recall. The guy was the best athlete I've ever seen play college football. Yep, that's right. The best I've seen. He was big (6'3" 220lbs), could run an option offense AND be a classic drop back NFL style QB. Schlichter is the best quarterback to ever play at Ohio State, mental issues notwithstanding. Had the guy been of normal mental and emotional health he would be mentioned along side Elway, Marino and Esiason (all his contemporaries) as an elite NFL QB from the early 80's era. Great, great player with a sad, shameful story... and yes, he played basketball as a Freshman&Junior as I recall. That was 1978-79 & 80-81.
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