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99 Warriors: No. 96 Supplemental

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May 28, 2018 at 9:01am
Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day. At some point, please take a moment to remember the service men and women who sacrificed the rest of their days so that we can enjoy our freedom in the greatest country in the world. If you know a service member, please contact and thank them today.

We are also 96 days away from Ohio State's season opener against Oregon State. 

Today's supplemental will list the 19 players who wore No. 96 for Ohio State and covers the careers of Lin Houston, William Hackett, Jake McQuaide and Sean Nuernberger.

Today's Trivia Questions

Who is Lin Houston's brother?

In what state did Sean Nuernberger attend high school?

Players Who Wore No. 96 At Ohio State
Lin Houston 1941-42     1942     1942   1944   1941-42
William Hackett 1943-45     1944 1945   1944       1943-45
Gary Lilvis* 1972                    
Martin Cusick 1974-77                   1977
Michael D'Andrea 1979-81                   1979-81
Tom Bose 1982-84                    
Srecko Zizakovic 1985-89                   1986, 1987, 1989
Travis Lutz 1990-91                   1990-91
LeShun Daniels 1992-93                    
Tony Eisenhard 1995-99                   1997-99
Dave Andrews* 2002                   2002
Chibundu Nnake 2004                    
Jordan Hoewischer 2004-05                    
Juan Garnier 2005-06                    
Jake McQuaide 2006-10                 2008-10 2006-10
Willie Mobley 2008-09                    
Kharim Stephens 2012                   2012
Claudius Mbemba 2013                    
Sean Nuernberger 2014-2017                 2015-16 2014, 2015, 2017

*Wore another number at Ohio State
Did not earn a varsity letter while wearing No. 96

Lin Houston

Lin Houston G (1941-42)
Born: 1921 (Carbondale, IL)
High School: Massillon Washington
Death: 1995

Ohio State
Played on the 1942 national championship team.
15-2-1 record during the two seasons Houston played.

1942 All-American.
2008 Inducted into the Stark County Football Hall of Fame.

When he moved to Massillon Paul Brown convinced Houston to play football instead of basketball.
Played for Paul Brown at Massillon Washington, Ohio State and the Cleveland Browns.
Did not play for Ohio State in 1943 because he joined the Army.
Won 5 world championships with the Cleveland Browns between 1946 and 1953.
His brother Jim Houston played tight end for Ohio State.

Lin Houston's High School and College Career per Wikipedia:

Houston was born in Illinois, but his family moved to Ohio after a relative got a job at a steel mill in Massillon and convinced his father to move there. Houston had been a standout basketball player in Illinois, but Paul Brown, the head football coach at Massillon Washington High School, thought his combination of quickness and size would make him a good football player. He started as a middle guard on defense but was soon switched to an offensive guard, where he excelled. The Associated Press named him a first-team All-Ohio guard in 1938.

After graduating from high school, Houston attended Ohio State University. He played as a guard on the school's varsity football team starting as a sophomore in 1941 under Paul Brown, who had by then been hired as the school's head football coach... 

...Collier's named him an All-American that season (1942), when the Ohio State Buckeyes football team won the school's first national championship.

Houston joined the U.S. Army in 1943. He stayed at Ohio State but was not allowed by the Army to play on the football team. In 1944, he played in the College All-Star Game against the Chicago Bears.

William G. Hackett G (1943-45)

Ohio State
Big Ten championship in 1944.

1944 All-American.
1945 Captain.
1986 inducted into the Ohio State Varsity O Hall of Fame.

Earned his doctorate degree.
Helped Paul Brown organize the Cincinnati Bengals.
Board member of the Cincinnati Bengals.

Jake McQuaide LS (2006-10)
High School: Cincinnati Elder

Ohio State
2008-10 was Ohio State's long snapper.
Studied aeronautical and astronautical engineering.

2008 and 2009 Academic All-Big Ten.

2011 signed with the Rams.
He has played for 7 seasons with the Rams and 112 games.

From McQuaide's St. Louis Rams Biography:

Originally a walk on at Ohio State...handled long-snapping duties for three years...Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Purdue...received bachelor's degree in December...academic all-Big Ten...John Galbreath award for academic excellence...NFF Hampshire Honor Society...EE All Star Game as a senior...won Top Ten Tenacious three times as a junior...earned a scholarship beginning in the autumn quarter of his junior.

PRO: Sixth-year pro has played in all 96 games of his career...tallied 878 clean snaps through first six seasons...has made nine tackles on special teams...received Pro Bowl honors for the first time in his career in 2016. 

2016 SEASON: Became the first long-snapper in franchise history to make the Pro Bowl...played in all 16 games...tallied 146 clean snaps...at Arizona (10/2): Compiled 10 clean snaps in addition to his first special teams tackle of the season...vs. Miami (11/20): Notched 11 clean snaps...vs. San Francisco (12/24): Tallied 11 clean snaps. 

Sean Nuernberger K (2014-17)
High School:
Oldham County

From the 2017 Media Guide:

Sean Nuernberger is in his fourth season with the Buckeyes and maintains junior eligibility for the 2017 season … he
set 10 kicking records in 2014 as a true freshman, shared kicking duties in 2015 and is coming off a red-shirt campaign in 2016 … he enters the 2017 season 16-of-24 in field goals and is perfect on his 106 extra point attempts, a streak that is an Ohio State record and ranks seventh in Big Ten history with the record of 141 consecutive extra points certainly in
reach … a two-time Varsity O letterwinner, Nuernberger is also a three-time OSU Scholar-Athlete and a two-time Academic all-Big Ten honoree who is majoring in economics.

Nuernberger has made an eye-popping 177 straight extra points. He has never missed during his Ohio State career. This is also a B1G record. 

No. 96 In The NFL Draft
Today's Trivia Answers

Who is Lindell Houston's brother?
Answer: Jim Houston, who played tight end for Ohio State.

In what state did Sean Nuernberger attend high school?
Answer: Kentucky.

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