Digging Deeper: Players Who Wore No. 64

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lamplighter's picture

Some good O-linemen there.  What about Cordle?
 

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Matt Gutridge's picture

Lamplighter,
Was going to do a write-up on him, but was getting a little lengthy and had to draw the line somewhere.

Without confirming with research: Cordle is a native of Lancaster and recently was a grad assistant with the Ohio State staff. He is very smart (four-time Academic All-Big Ten recipient) and if he is still pursuing a career in coaching, he should do well.

lamplighter's picture

Thanks for the follow up!

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BradentonBuck's picture

I believe the coaches referred to Cordle as the technician or something along those lines.  He wasn't the biggest but was so fundamentally sound he made up for it with technique.  He should do well as a coach.

Buckeye til I die

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Hovenaut's picture

Good call on Jim Cordle - another solid player.

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

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Buctor's picture

Lackey was extraordinary his last year and in the pros!  And as with most of these special players, he seems to be a genuinely nice guy.

Beat everyone, in every sport, all the time!!!

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Buctor's picture

Apologies for misspelling Mr Lachey's name.

Beat everyone, in every sport, all the time!!!

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KCAlum's picture

It seems as if uniform numbers in the 60's have become less popular over the last 30-40 years.  Maybe because they generally have designated a guard or center and those are two of the least glamorous positions on the field. Ever since the NFL standardized their uniform numbering system there are no more linebackers wearing numbers in the 60's a la Ray Nitschke or Willie Lanier. Players selecting their own number in college have followed suit, so the 60's have been toiling in anonymity in the interior line ever since.  Maybe I am just disgruntled because I wore a number in the 60's back in high school.  No, I didn't GO to high school in the '60's, that was just my uniform number! 

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Seattle Linga's picture

As always Matt - a fine addition to this series. 

I love how Lachey got so excited on the last play of the 2002 championship. This still gives me chills.

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

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Chic'sGhost's picture

Aurelius Thomas is from my alma mater Columbus West High School. I used to walk by his picture in the athletic hall of fame at West and get a chill everytime I saw his pic.  Great person, great Buckeye and great Cowboy. 

Other famous alums from West I know of are Michael Redd, Don Eisle (Apollo astronaut) and Nancy Wilson (jazz singer.)  Michael's father Wes was a year ahead of me at West and was one hell of an athlete.  

"You're welcome for the house I built."

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C-Deck's picture

My grandfather always talked about how tough Aurelius Thomas was.

"Hit them hard and see how they fall"

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