Ryan Shazier: Where does he rank?

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February 6, 2014 at 3:25 pm

Ryan Shazier completed one of the greatest campaigns I have ever seen from an Ohio State linebacker. To me he ranks up there with the great linebackers at Ohio State. He had an amazing 2012, and 2013 was no different. He was always all over the field, and seemed to be involved in every single play. I think if he was to have stayed for his senior season, he could be the greatest to have played for tOSU in my opinion. Alas, everyone has a different opinion, and I would like to hear what you all think..? This is the company I believe he is apart of.
Ryan Shazier ('11-'13): 317 Career Tackles, All-American
Randy Gradishar ('71-'73): 320 Career Tackles, 6th in '73 Heisman voting, 2-time All-American
Chris Spielman ('84-'87): 546 Career Tackles, 2-time All-American, Lombardi Award winner, Team MVP
*A. J. Hawk ('02-'05): 394 Career Tackles, 2-time All-American, Lombardi Award winner, Jack Lambert Trophy winner, Team MVP
Pepper Johnson ('82-'85): 379 Career Tackles, All-American
*James Laurinaitis ('05-'08): 365 Career Tackles, 3-time All-American, Butkus, Nagurski, Lambert and Lott Award winner
Tom Cousineau ('75-'78): 569 Career Tackles, 2-time All-American, Team MVP
Steve Tovar ('89-'92): 414 Career Tackles, 2-time All-American
Ike Kelley ('63-'65): 2-time All-American
*Na'il Diggs ('97-'99): 202 Career Tackles, All-American
*Matt Wilhelm ('99-'02): 121 Career Tackles, All-American
Marcus Marek ('79-'82): 572 Career Tackles, All-American
*Andy Katzenmoyer ('96-'98): 256 Career Tackles, All-American, Butkus Award winner, Lambert Award winner
*Bobby Carpenter ('02-'05): 191 Career Tackles
 (* my era)

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