Digging Deeper: Players Who Wore No. 42

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Knarcisi's picture

Will likely be Warfield, but will be interested to see the rubric between him and Brockington. 

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Matt Gutridge's picture

Knarcisi,
Here you go:

Rubric Rankings For No. 42
RANK PLAYER POINTS
1 JOHN BROCKINGTON 11.75
2 PAUL WARFIELD 10.75
3 ANDREW SWEAT 8.00
4 VINCE WORKMAN 6.50
5 BOBBY CARPENTER 5.00

For No. 42, my vote stayed with the rubric. It was difficult not to go with Warfield, but Brockington edged him out. 

C-Deck's picture

I know it doesn’t count in the rubric, but Warfield lettered twice in track at OSU.

"Hit them hard and see how they fall"

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SilverHaven's picture

Mahalo, "Remy," I would have voted with the "rubric" for Brock, too, but that is from a personal point of view in San Diego as well as what he did for Buckeye football.

Ua Mau ke Ea o ka 'Aina I ka Pono. The life of the land is preserved in righteousness. (Hawai'i state motto) Aloha nui kakou.

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Matt Gutridge's picture

SilverHaven,
Thank you for sharing the video of Brockington. Always important to share how donating a kidney can save a life. Great message from two great people.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

This is one of the closest calls for me. I think I would have opted for Brockington, but it's really flip-a-coin. Brockington was a senior on the first team I'm old enough to remember, so that probably influences me some.

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

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Knarcisi's picture

Vince Workman makes the all time underrated Buckeye list. 

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Seattle Linga's picture

Respecting Warfield - he was before my time but his stats are undeniable. 

FWIW - Workman was a workhorse.

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

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

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C-Deck's picture

I remember watching Warfield compete at the Olympic Trials on TV:

A two-time letterman in track and field at Ohio State, Warfield competed as a broad jumper, hurdler, and sprinter. He excelled as a broad jumper, recording a personal best of 26 feet 2 inches, and was an Olympic prospect before he decided to play professional football.[11]

Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Warfield

Footnote: Uncle of OSU Track great Stephanie Hightower.

"Hit them hard and see how they fall"

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lamplighter's picture

Impressive list.

And in trading Warfield, the Browns ended up taking Mike Phipps?  One of many, but possibly the worst

Was in Green Bay last summer and went thru their Hall of Fame.  IIRC, Brockington is in there

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wpbbuckeye's picture

I will thank you not to mention the name Mike Phipps on this board again :).  Seriously I still have nightmares about that guy, and I was 8 years old when he came to the Browns.  

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lamplighter's picture

it was a gawd awful move, to be sure

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Hovenaut's picture

Good crop of Buckeyes here at 42.

John Brockington was a good RB on some middling Packer teams post-Lombardi era.

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

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Poco Loco's picture

Warfield played both ways. This is why I agree he is the one.

edit. Plus he played for the Browns

a hard rock miner from Butte, Montana

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Buctor's picture

Hard to not say Brockington, but I'd have gone with Warfield.  Many on this list were great to watch!  TOSU!!!

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

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brutus360's picture

Great number. Great players. Warfield at the top no doubt with Brockington in second. Studs 

"Age wrinkles the body, quitting wrinkles the soul" Woody Hayes

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NorthBerg's picture

Paul Warfield is the one, but Alex Schoenbaum deserves special mention as the founder of one of America's fine dining institutions:  SHONEY'S

Too much time spent at the North Heidelberg rather than the classroom. SSD 68-72

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bucknut1994's picture

Had no idea the main building of the college of business was named after him. Looked it up after I saw him on the list.

#94Ways

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