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Gholston and Brewster

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July 11, 2014 at 5:19pm
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In 50 days Ohio State will start the 2014 season at Navy. Go here if you want to read the list of the 27 players who wore No. 50 for the Buckeyes and the five who were selected in the NFL Draft. Today's featured players are Vernon Gholston and Mike Brewster.

Today's Trivia Question:
Can you name the first father and son combo to be named captains at Ohio State? Hint: The Herbstreits (Jim and Kirk) were second and the Johnsons (Pepper and Dionte) were the third.

Vernon Gholston

Vernon Gholston.

Vernon Gholston, DE (2004-07)
1986 (Detroit)
High School: Cass Tech

Ohio State:
The Buckeyes were 41-9 with Gholston on the team.
2007 Big Ten Title.
2006 Big Ten Title.
2005 Big Ten Title.
Defeated Notre Dame 34-20 to win the 2006 Fiesta Bowl.
Defeated Oklahoma State 33-7 to win the 2004 Alamo Bowl.
Gholston is the all-time leader at Ohio State with 111 sack yards in a season (2007).
Gholston is tied for first all-time at Ohio State with 4 sacks (Wisconsin, 2007).
He is second all-time at Ohio State with 113 tackles for loss yards in a season (2007).
Vernon Gholston had the fourth most tackles for loss in a game when he had four against That Team and Wisconsin in 2007.
His 25.5 sacks ranks him fifth all-time in sacks for a career at Ohio State.
Went 4-0 against That Team.

2007 All-American
2007 All-Big Ten.
2007 Defensive Lineman of the Year.

Vernon Gholston's career per Wikipedia:

Gholston redshirted in 2005 after suffering a broken left hand in the season opener. In his freshman season he played defensive end, though recruited as a linebacker. He eventually moved up to the number 2 spot behind Mike Kudla.

Gholston Scoring

In 2006 he earned Second-team All-Big Ten honors from both the league's coaches and the media while starting 13 games. Gholston had 49 tackles and his 18 tackles behind the line of scrimmage, which led the team, included 7.5 quarterback sacks, ranked second on the team. He also intercepted his first pass in the win over Bowling Green.

On November 3, 2007, Gholston tied two Ohio State team records for quarterback sacks in a game when he dropped Wisconsin quarterback Tyler Donovan four times for a total loss of 32 yards.

Ghoston Tackling Henne

Mike (0-4) Hart Watching Vernon Gholston sack Chad Henne. Gholston went 4-0 against That Team.

Two weeks later he recorded three sacks against the Michigan Wolverines to lead Ohio State to its fourth consecutive win over the Wolverines. During the 2007 season Gholston recorded 37 tackles (15.5 for a loss) and set a school record with 14.5 sacks in 13 games, breaking the former record of 13 sacks in a single season set in 1995 by Mike Vrabel. He was named All-America by Pro Football Weeklyand was First-team All-Big Ten.

During his tenure at Ohio State, Gholston started 25 games. He finished with 87 tackles (47 solo) and 30.5 stops for a loss. He also had 21.5 sacks, which ranks fifth in school history.

Sources- The Ohio State Team Guide and Wikipedia


Mike Brewster

Mike Brewster.

Mike Brewster, C (2008-11)
1989 (Orlando)
High School: Edgewater (FL)

Ohio State:
The Buckeyes were 39-13 with Brewster on the team.
2009 Big Ten Title.
2008 Big Ten Title.
Defeated Oregon 26-17 to win the 2010 Rose Bowl.
Defeated Arkansas 31-26 to win the 2011 Sugar Bowl.
Went 3-1 against That Team.

2011 Captain.
2010 All-American.
2010 All-Big Ten.
2008 Freshman All-American.

Mike Brewster's Ohio State career per ohiostatebuckeyes.com:

Ohio State Overview: Mike, who graduated in December 2011 with his degree in strategic communications, is one of the finest centers to ever suit up for the Scarlet and Gray. He has also been a strong leader of this program, one who was always willing to speak on behalf of his team.

A 2010 All-American and first-team all-Big Ten Conference performer, Mike is a four-year starter for the Buckeyes. He was named (with Mike Adams) as the team's 2011 Jim Parker Award winner as the team's outstanding offensive lineman. He was also one of four team captains as voted on by the players.

He capped his Buckeye career in the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl by making his 49th consecutive start, the second-longest streak in school history (Luke Fickell started 50 consecutive games). Mike was named a game captain a team-high eight times this past season, including in six of the last seven games.

Brewster snapping to Pryor

Brewster snapping to Pryor.

He was named to the Rimington and Outland Trophy watch lists at the beginning of his senior season. Mike was a Freshman All-American in 2008 after playing in 12 games and starting the final 10 games of the season. He went on to start all 13 games in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

A four-year letterwinner, Mike was the only junior in 2010 to be named a finalist for the Rimington Trophy as the nation's outstanding center. He played in a total of 51 games.

Sources- The Ohio State Team Guideohiostatebuckeyes.com and Wikipedia

Today's Trivia Question:
Can you name the first father and son combo to be named captains at Ohio State? Hint: The Herbstreits (Jim and Kirk) were second and the Johnsons (Pepper and Dionte) were the third.

Answer: Jim and Jeff Davidson.

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