Future Hall of Famers: Joey Bosa, Ezekiel Elliott, J.T Barrett Lead Urban Meyer-Era Players As Ohio State HOF Candidates

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BrutusB's picture

Agreed with all three. You’re also missing two-time league MVP - and catalyst for the successful recruiting that lead to those other guys- Braxton Miller. 

In an interesting twist, while Zeke will make the OSU HOF hell never get into the CFB Hall, as he was never a first team All American. 

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jamesrbrown322's picture

In an interesting twist, while Zeke will make the OSU HOF hell never get into the CFB Hall, as he was never a first team All American.

This actually is an interesting to be had indeed. What former Buckeye players are most likely to get in down the road? Doss, Little Animal, Hawk, Winfield, Malcolm Jenkins, Springs, Big Bear, Troy, Vrabel and Ike Kelley would be my top 10, based on eligibility requirements.

"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed, is more important than any other one thing." - Abraham Lincoln

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Hovenaut's picture

All listed here are worthy of consideration, and I'll add Pat Elflein to the mix - 3x all B1G and won the Rimington Trophy as the nation's top center in 2017 (after switching to the position from guard the previous two seasons).

I'm not around that much, running exhausted and lost...

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BrutusB's picture

Elflein and Decker both probably make it. Someone better at research than me would have to confirm but I can’t imagine we have too many guys that have multiple all-conference and consensus AAs awards that ARENT in the Hall. 

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jamesrbrown322's picture

Based on the below list, Hawk isn't in YET.

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Weave77's picture

If anyone was wondering, here is the complete list of Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame football inductees (if they are an inductee for an additional sport, it is included in parentheses), not including Nugent and Hawk:

  • Warren Amling, 1944-46 (basketball 1944-46)
  • Tim Anderson, 1968-70
  • William M. Bell, 1929-31
  • LeCharles Bentley, 1998-01
  • John Brockington, 1968-70
  • Bob Brudzinski, 1973-76
  • Keith Byars, 1982-85
  • Cris Carter, 1984-86
  • Howard Cassady, 1953-55 (baseball 1954-56)
  • Arnold Chonko, 1962-64 (baseball 1963-65)
  • Galen Cisco, 1955-57 (baseball 1955-57)
  • Ollie Cline, 1944-45, 47
  • Neal Colzie, 1972-74
  • Tom Cousineau, 1975-78
  • Charles Csuri, 1941-42, 46
  • Harold Cunningham, 1923-25 (basketball 1924-26)
  • Pete Cusick, 1972-74
  • Jim Daniell, 1939-41
  • Van DeCree, 1972-74
  • Tom De Leone, 1969-71
  • Mike Doss, 1999-2002
  • Jack Dugger, 1942-44 (basketball 1941-43, track 1941-43)
  • Dean Dugger, 1952-54
  • William “Tippy’’ Dye, 1934-36 (basketball 1935-37; basketball coach 1947-50)
  • Gene Fekete, 1942
  • Bob Ferguson, 1959-61
  • Wes Fesler, 1928-30 (basketball 1929-31, baseball 1929- 31; football coach 1947-50)
  • Dick Fisher, 1939-41, 45 (basketball 1941-42)
  • David Foley, 1966-68 (track and field 1967-69)
  • Tim Fox, 1973-76
  • John Frank, 1980-83
  • Joseph Gailus, 1931-33
  • Joey Galloway, 1991-94
  • Eddie George, 1992-1995
  • Sidney Gillman, 1931-33
  • Ernie Godfrey, 1912-14 (basketball 1914-15)
  • Randy Gradishar, 1971-73
  • Campbell “Honus” Graf, 12-15 (basketball 1913-15; baseball 1913- 15)
  • Jack Graf, 1938-40 (basketball 1939-41; asst. basketball coach 1944-70)
  • Cornelius Green, 1972-75
  • Archie M. Griffin, 1972-75
  • Ray Griffin, 1974-77
  • William C. Hackett, 1942-44
  • Chic Harley, 1916-17, 19 (basketball 1920-21, baseball 1917- 19, track 1917)
  • Edwin A. Hess, 1925-27
  • John C. Hicks, 1970, 72-73
  • Lewis Hinchman, 1930-32 (basketball 1931-33, baseball 1928- 30, golf 1933)
  • Leslie Horvath, 1940-42, 44
  • Jim Houston, 1957-59
  • Lin Houston, 1941-42
  • Ralph W. Hoyer, 1903-05
  • Bobby Hoying, 1993-1995
  • Iolas Huffman, 1918-21 (baseball 1919-21)
  • Victor Janowicz, 1949-51
  • Vlade Janakievski, 1977-80
  • Pete Johnson, 1973-76
  • Thomas “Pepper” Johnson, 1982-85
  • Gomer Jones, 1934-35
  • Marty Karow, 1924-26 (baseball 1924-26; baseball coach 1950-75)
  • Andy Katzenmoyer, 1996-98
  • Dwight “Ike” Kelley, 1963-65
  • Rex Kern, 1968-70
  • Jim Lachey, 1981-84
  • Richard C. Larkins, 1928-30 (basketball 1929-30; athletics director 1946-70)
  • James Laurinaitis, 2005-08
  • Dick LeBeau, 1956-58
  • James Lincoln, 1903-05
  • Jack Lininger, 1945, 47-49
  • Marcus Marek, 1979-82
  • Jim Marshall, 1957-58
  • Tom Matte, 1957-60
  • Rufus L. Mayes, 1966-68
  • James A. McDonald, 1935-37 (basketball 1936-38)
  • Bill Miller, 1948-50 (wrestling 1948-50, track and field 1949-50)
  • Bob Momsen, 1950
  • Fred “Curly” Morrison, 1946-49
  • Steve Myers, 1972-74
  • Fred Norton, 1914-17 (basketball 1914-17, baseball 1914- 17; track 1914-17)
  • Jim Otis, 1967-69
  • Orlando Pace, 1994-96
  • James Parker, 1954-56
  • Tom Perdue, 1959-61 (baseball 1960-62)
  • Tom Perini, 1946-69 (baseball 1947-50)
  • Ted Provost, 1967-1969
  • Leo Raskowski, 1926-28
  • Paul Sarringhaus, 1941-42
  • Esco Sarkkinen, 1937-39 (assistant coach 1946-78)
  • Pandel Savic, 1947-49
  • Richard “Dick” Schafrath, 1956-58 (basketball 1939)
  • Rickard D. Schnittker, 1949 (basketball 1948-50)
  • Kurt Schumacher, 1971-74
  • Don Scott, 1938-40
  • Mike Sensibaugh, 1968-70
  • Bob Shaw, 1941-42
  • Tom Skladany, 1972, 74-76
  • Troy Smith, 2003-06
  • Cecil “Cy” Souders, 1942-47
  • Tim Spencer, 1979-82
  • Chris Spielman, 1984-87
  • Harry Steel, 1922-23 (wrestling 1923-24)
  • Jim Stillwagon, 1968-70
  • Gaylord Stinchcomb, 1917, 19-20 (basketball 1912, track and field 1921)
  • Korey Stringer, 1992-94
  • Jack Tatum, 1968-70
  • Aurealius Thomas, 1955-57
  • Steve Tovar, 1989-92
  • Jeff Uhlenhake, 1985-1988
  • Douglas C. Van Horn, 1963-65
  • Bob Vogel, 1960-62
  • Mike Vrabel, 1993-96
  • Chris Ward, 1974-77
  • Paul Warfield, 1961-63 (track and field 1962-63)
  • Nick Wasylik, 1934-37 (basketball 1934, baseball 1935-38)
  • Bobby Watkins, 1952-54
  • Merle Wendt, 1934-36
  • Jan White, 1968-70
  • Loren “Bob” White, 1957-59
  • William K. Willis, 1942-44 (track and field 1942-43)
  • Antoine Winfield, 1995-98
  • Ralph Wolf, 1936-37
  • Gust Zarnas, 1935-37
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Hovenaut's picture

Usually scrolling wears me out, but I didn't mind so much here.

Thanks for adding, Weav.

I'm not around that much, running exhausted and lost...

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Zimmy07's picture

I was surprised that Paul Brown & Woody Hayes weren’t included.  I guess only athletes qualify.

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Weave77's picture

That list was just included the football student-athletes. As one might expect, though, both Paul Brown and Woody Hayes are indeed in the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame.

Here is the list of coach inductees:

  • Dr. Robert L. Bartels, Swimming/Diving, 1963-67 (swimming letterwinner 1949-51)
  • Doug Beal, Volleyball, 1972-74 (volleyball letterwinner 1969)
  • Jim Brown, Golf, 1974-2009 (letterwinner: basketball 1963-65; golf 1963-65)
  • Paul Brown, Football, 1941-43
  • Earle Bruce, Football, 1979-87
  • John Cooper, Football, 1988-2000
  • Wes Fesler, Football, 1947-50 (letterwinner: basketball 1929-31; baseball 1929-31; football 1928-30)
  • Pete Hanson, 1985-2019
  • Woody Hayes, Football, 1951-78
  • Russ Helickson, Wrestling, 1986-2006
  • Vince Panzano, Diving, 1977-2013
  • Michael Peppe, Swimming/Diving, 1961-63
  • Larry Snyder, Track and Field, 1932- 42, 1946-65 (track letterwinner 1922-24)
  • Floyd Stahl, Basketball, 1951-59, Baseball 1947-50, Golf 1966
  • Bob Todd, Baseball, 1988-2010
  • Jim Tressel, Football, 2001-10
  • J.W. Wilce, Football, 1913-28 
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jamesrbrown322's picture

Joshua Perry's career stats are pretty solid, and I wouldn't gloss over Hyde's career numbers either. Both of those guys are legitimate contenders IMO.

"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed, is more important than any other one thing." - Abraham Lincoln

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BrutusB's picture

Eh, I like Hyde but he only had one 1k+ season. Wouldn’t be mad if he did, but not a shoo in. 

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jamesrbrown322's picture

Neither of them are shoo-ins, but after reviewing the list posted above, they're longer shots than I realized. I agree with you that Brax should be a no-brainer.

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NOBLUE's picture

Meyer produced Joey Bosa ?? I say L.J. produced Joey Bosa..

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jamesrbrown322's picture

Wideout Michael Thomas is one of the most notable Buckeyes in the NFL today, but he could be considered a fringe candidate thanks to his underutilization in Columbus. Despite shredding the league during his first three season, he totaled just 1,602 receiving yards as a Buckeye, good for 21st in program history.

The reality of that passage still hurts. I'll never understand WTF happened to that 2015 Buckeye squad (hello, Zach Smith). IMO, the '98 team was the only one that was on the same plane when it came to combining talent and experience and yet both somehow managed to stub their toe in the against MSU, at home. Ironically, they both then turned around and were dominant in their remaining games.

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Buckeyejohn's picture

The reality of that passage still hurts. I'll never understand WTF happened to that 2015 Buckeye squad (hello, Zach Smith).

I agree. What also happened was a one dimensional offense led by a one dimensional QB. The ridiculous success of Thomas in the NFL only exasperates the argument that JT was a scattershot in every sense of the word. He was an awesome leader and runner but he held back Ohio State in the same way that K. Bryant held back Clemson. 

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jamesrbrown322's picture

Thomas was criminally underutilized with Cardale under center as well. That 2015 offense spent too much time trying get everyone “touches” instead of sticking to what worked in 2014.

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GunnerBuck's picture

You're blaming Zach Smith for the lack of production of WR's in a season that was at best horrible as far as QB play...He's got plenty of blame for the subpar (I won't say bad, thats an overstatement IMO) but he's got zero blame is the horrible 2015 offense. That falls on Urban, Warinner and Beck. 

"Come on, you sons of b!tches! Do you want to live forever?" -- Dan Daly, WWI

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KnuckIfYouBuck's picture

"Life's a garden, dig it." -Joe Dirt

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BuckeyeCrusdader's picture

Dwayne Haskins should have been a Heisman winner IMO and deserves consideration

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BrutusB's picture

You don't get into the HOF with a single season of work.

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BuckTD's picture

If anyone does it’s him

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villain612's picture

When its the greatest QB season in Ohio State and Big Ten history, I think you should.

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GunnerBuck's picture

If that season wasnt so spectacular, I would agree. He passed 800+ yards more than anyone else in the history of the B1G, 11 more TD's, #1 in completions while being #4 on attempts. #5 on comp % and #2 passer rating. Of all time. 

"Come on, you sons of b!tches! Do you want to live forever?" -- Dan Daly, WWI

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BbBnD's picture

If a player is the league’s and team’s greatest single season passer in history, they in the HoF. 

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45has2's picture

He only broke all the OSU single season records and at least one B1G single season record. 

Censores irrumasti.

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Leonhard's picture

What could have been.....another hall of farmer......Ryan Timmons!  It was there to be had!

need I say it /s?

Leonhard

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BTBuckeye's picture

He won't make it, but honorable mention for Cardale Jones father, Tyvis Powell. 

Dammit, Tyvis!

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

If guys like Marshon Lattimore and Malik Hooker had more than 1 season of production they would for sure be in the conversation.

Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.

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Buckfrombirth's picture

Agree with the top 3. Plus, Decker, Price and Elflein should be locks, IMO. I don't have stats handy to back this up, but defensive backfield has to be one of the tougher groups to evaluate when so many of OSU's dominant players recently have left early after 1-1.5 strong seasons where each seemed to raise the bar for the position, such as Ward, Hooker, and Lattimore did. They didn't have the sustained run of QB or O-line, but were game-changers on Saturdays and impact players in the NFL. Lastly, I believe Haskins has to be looked at as well for the record-setting. Not just OSU, but also the B1G has never seen anything quite that good in a single season before, and that shouldn't be held against him.

I survived Cooper, and I hate Tai Streets.

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Buckabroad's picture

Michael Thomas should not be an "other" imo.

"The minute we stop expecting greatness, we become Wisconsin."

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harrybuckeye's picture

Only one year, but I’d add Maurice Clarett. The impact that he made in a year was huge and was the turning point in recent tosu history. 

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awnbobp's picture

a better question is who wlil be ohio states next Pro football H of F entry??  looks like Spielman, Lachey and Gradishar wont make the cut, Anoine Winfield maybe?  we've run out of old-timers .....among newer guys still playing, who might, Mike Thomas, Ezekiel Elliot would if they stay at current level of excellence for years --- Larimore, Denzel Ward maybe, any O-linemen come to mind??  Bosa's have long way to go.

awnbobp

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OH-IO's picture

Present day Zeke needs a shave and a haircut. 

Just sayin'

OH-IO living in SEC! SEC! Ville

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45has2's picture

Don't care much about his appearance but I wish he would learn to keep his hands to himself and walk away, Renee.

Censores irrumasti.

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Buckeye Chuck's picture

The 1968 team alone had 10 players make the Hall of Fame. The Urban era is going to be more than just a few guys.

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45has2's picture

I don't disagree with your opinion of what should happen but many of Urban's and this era's players are one or two and done. Given the talent depth and modern rotation a guy may not be a starter but play regularly, then by the time he starts and has a spectacular year he is eligible to move on and get paid.

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GoBuckswin's picture

Wideout Michael Thomas is one of the most notable Buckeyes in the NFL today, but he could be considered a fringe candidate thanks to his underutilization in Columbus. Despite shredding the league during his first three season, he totaled just 1,602 receiving yards as a Buckeye, good for 21st in program history.

  I don't blame OSU on that. Thomas left OSU with TWQ years of eligibility left. If he comes back for those two years, he likely would have gone done as one of our top wide receivers of all time.

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bobsegersilverbulletband's picture

I think the voting needs to reflect the times in which a player played. Just like baseball where the days of 2.00 ERA pitchers is long gone so are the days of 4 year standouts especially at skilled positions. I think Haskins should be a slam dunk. With deep rosters that result in lots of RS FR guys don't have as much time to shine for OSU. Nick Bosa? When healthy and when he got to play he was spectacular. Should he be denied because of depth in front of him & injury?

Bobcat66

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BbBnD's picture

I don’t agree about Nick because you’d basically be putting him in for potential instead of results. He was fantastic when he played, but he didn’t play a ton. Not his fault to a degree, he could’ve stayed another year, would’ve been dumb, but he could have, but it is what it is. His stats over the course of a season aren’t exceptional in any way. Haskins on the other hand only had one year, but had exceptional stats. 

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