99 Warriors: No. 43 Supplemental

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BradentonBuck's picture

Good list. I'm surprised Nathan Williams didn't get a chance in the league...good size and high motor.

Side note and embarrassed that I was not aware Ludwig Yards was a player for tOSU...i merely thought he was one of our resident TIMH contributors. I guess you do learn something everyday.

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lamplighter's picture

Cal Murray was a very very good RB for the Buckeyes.  Nice to see him get a little print.

Whatever happened to Derek Combs? Pretty sure he got drafted and played for a couple of years

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jpfbucks01's picture

Combs was drafted as CB by the Raiders on the 7th rd and played 12 games for them and the Packers between 2002-03. The Raiders used him a KR, and he had no stats for the Pack, so must have been special teams again.

Seattle Linga's picture

Matt - you may wanna look at the years Cal Murray lettered. 

Loved the destruction that Lee brought every single game.

The off season bites !!

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

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Buctor's picture

Echo the above, pretty good list.  Remember several quite well.

Matt, again thanks, really enjoy these!

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Hovenaut's picture

Good look back - Ryan Miller was a solid player, and Nathan Williams...dude should have been a star, his knees just didn't cooperate.

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IH8UOFM's picture

Nathan Williams was an animal when he was healthy. He and John Simon could have been quite a force if his health cooperated.

Cooper's picture

Looked up to Brandon Schnittker as a kid, he and Tyson Gentry both graduated from the same high school as me. Brandon is probably most remembered for his accidental catch that was intended for Michael Jenkins against Michigan. 

This is definitely where I parked my car.

jpfbucks01's picture

Cal Murray is pretty seriously under rated here.

He led the B10 in rushing his senior year and yards from scrimmage. he also did some KO returning for the Bucks.

Hockeybuck's picture

IIRC, Cal would often break tackles when he wore those old tearaway jerseys.  He was sometimes call Calvin "In a hurry" Murray.

nickel beer's picture

I was checking to see if anyone else thought that way! 

That Rose would've changed many things ....

RunEddieRun1983's picture

Nice list of some all-timers there. Lee for sure cemented his place, no question. Bucks got that history!

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

ShaneFalco's picture

#43 is very well represented. I'd be amiss if i did not mention my #1 at #43 Barry Walker. A legend in Lancaster football and track and a legendary person. He was a beast in the backfield for the Golden Gales alongside his running mate Tommy Graham. Barry was All Ohio in football and All American in track and field. He held the D1 State Championship shot put record for 30 years ('82). He set the national record for indoor shot put and was a member of the '80 State Track & Field Championship team. I remember as a kid hearing of his track prowess where in junior high, he threw a discus so far it left the field and broke a window in the school. His shot put and discus throws are still in the State top 10. RIP #43.

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firefightertodd's picture

Here's another honorary vote for my friend Barry Walker.  Had his health held up he and Keith Byars would have created a legendary backfield for the Bucks.  Most don't know that as a 220 lb fullback, Barry had tailback speed and ran as fast as a 4.3 40 yard dash.  He struggled with some concussions during his career as a Buckeye.  Sadly, Barry lost his battle with pancreatic cancer a few years ago.  He was so loved by his teammates that more than a dozen showed up at a benefit and so did Coach Earle Bruce (who delivered a very fiery, Earle type speech).  Barry was a man of great faith who led by example with his love of the Lord.

Matt Gutridge's picture

Thank you for shedding light on Barry. You have convinced me to give him a proper write-up. Below you will find his senior bio in the Ohio State Team Guide and excerpts from his obituary.

Barry Walker, TB (1983-86)
Died: 2013
High School: Lancaster

Ohio State
The Buckeyes were 37-12 with Walker on the team.
1984 Big Ten Title.
1986 Big Ten Title.
Defeated No. 15 Pittsburgh, 28-23, to win the 1984 Fiesta Bowl.
Defeated No. 8 Texas A&M, 28-12, to win the 1987 Cotton Bowl.

1984 Academic All-Big Ten.
1985 Academic All Big Ten.

Walker's career per The Ohio State Team Guide:

6-0, 217...from Lancaster, Ohio...A seemingly endless series of injuries have kept this talented athlete from contributing as he can...the latest was a cyst on his ankle that kept him out of spring football...played 58 minutes as a freshman in 1984, 90 minutes as sophomore and 36.5 in 1985.

Injuries have greatly reduced his playing time all three seasons...an honor student throughout college, majoring in business.

Ran for 1,129 yards his senior year at Lancaster even though asthma prevented him from playing an entire game...holds the Ohio high school shot put record, 67' 10.75".

Excerpts from Mr. Walker's obituary:

Barron "Barry" Michael Walker, 49 of Pickerington, formerly of Lancaster died Friday, May 10, 2013 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born in Lancaster, OH to Gene Walker and the late Margaret "Peggy" Beiter Walker. 

Athletic prowess:

In high school Barry set the indoor shot put national record, was a member of the 1980 state track and field championship team and was named to the All-Ohio football Team in 1981. He played football for The Ohio State University from 1983 to 1986.

Life outside of football and sports:

After college Barry worked for banks and insurance agencies and with many charities, most recently with Wichert Insurance Services. He served as chairman of the 2005 United Way fundraising campaign, he also was a board member for the Fairfield County Foundation and served as a member of Fairfield Industries, the Canal Winchester Chamber of Commerce and the Fairfield County Board of Developmental Disabilities. 

NOLABuckeye's picture

Nice work Remy. Reading about Ryan Miller makes me think that a great article/blog would list the 10 best Ohioans (read: traitors) are that played for TTUN.

Nothing cleanses the soul like a no call pass interference.

NOLABuckeye's picture

You could, obviously, do the same for us.

Nothing cleanses the soul like a no call pass interference.

Matt Gutridge's picture

list the 10 best Ohioans (read: traitors) are that played for TTUN.

Yeah, a couple come to mind very quickly...No. 2 and No. 21. Don't want to go down that road. 

woodrow130's picture

Didn't Craig Cassidy wear # 43 ?


lostbuckfan's picture

Thought he was 23 (before MJ and LeBron, and Ron Springs for that matter).

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