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99 Warriors: No. 93 Supplemental

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May 31, 2018 at 8:06am
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We are now another day closer to Ohio State's first game of the 2018 season. Today's piece will list the 22 players who wore No. 93 for Ohio State and cover the careers of Will Smith and Tracy Sprinkle. 

Did you know that the No. 93 has only earned one All-American honor, one All-Big Ten honor and has had only one captain throughout the years of Ohio State football? Will Smith is the player who earned all three. 

Today's Trivia Questions

What team did Will Smith win a Super Bowl with?

What career does Will Smith want to have when he retires from the NFL?

Players Who Wore No. 93 At Ohio State
PLAYER WORN B1G MVP TEAM MVP AA CAPT. 1R NFL ALL B1G AC AA NFL DRAFT AC B1G LETTER
Jason Stora 1943                   1943
John Gunder 1945                    
Ted Katula* 1951                    
Dennis Clotz 1961                   1961
Michael Orazen 1964-66                    
Daniel Kaser 1967                    
Jeff Brown 1972                   1972
Edward Trepanier 1973                    
Clarence Perry* 1975                    
Terry Bach 1977-78                   1977-78
Christopher Riehm 1979-82                   1979-82
Ty Jones 1985-86                    
Derek MacCraedy 1987-88               1989   1987-88
Mark Bean* 1989                    
Paul Long* 1989                    
Carlos Goff 1991-92                    
Rick Huntzinger* 1994-95                    
Randy Homa* 1996-99                   1997-99
Will Smith 2000-03     2003 2003 2004 2003       2000-03
Nader Abdallah 2004-08                   2007-08
Adam Bellamy 2010-12                   2010
Tracy Sprinkle 2013-17       2017           2015, 2017

*Wore another number at Ohio State
Did not earn a varsity letter while wearing No. 93

Will Smith
Born:
 1981 (Queens, NY)
Died: 2016 (New Orleans)
High School: Utica Proctor

Ohio State
Played on the 2002 national championship team.
Started three years at defensive end.
Made 21 sacks at Ohio State.

Honors
2003 All-American.
2003 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year.
2003 Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year.
2003 All-Big Ten.
2002 Second Team All-Big Ten.
Ohio State All-Decade Team 2000-09.

Miscellaneous
First-Round draft pick by New Orleans in 2004.
Played for the Saints and won Super Bowl XLIV.
2006 Pro Bowl.
He wanted to be an FBI agent.

Smith's career at Ohio State per The Ohio State Media Guide:

Will Smith was the leader of an Ohio State
defense that carried the team to the 2002
college football national championship that
was capped with a 31-24 double-overtime win
over Miami, snapping the Hurricane’s 34-game
winning streak. Smith had eight tackles in the
game including two TFLs.

Smith was named a team captain for the 2003 Ohio State team that went 11-2 with a bowl game win over Kansas State. He was named a first-team All-American that year by Walter Camp and the American Football Coaches Association. He also was named the Big Ten Conference’s defensive
player of the year and its defensive lineman of
the year.

A 2005 graduate of Ohio State with a degree in criminology, Smith ranked fifth at Ohio State in career tackles for loss with 46.5 and sixth in quarterback sacks with 23.0. He was a first-round pick by New Orleans in the 2004 NFL Draft and he would play his entire nine-year NFL career with the Saints, helping them to a win in Super Bowl XLI.

Smith, who was from Utica, N.Y., and attended Proctor High School, was tragically killed in April 2016, leaving a wife and three children. He was 34.

Tracy Sprinkle
High School: Elyria

Ohio State
Between the 14 during his time with the Buckeyes and tallied 20 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 1 pass deflection and 1 fumble recovery during those games.

Miscellaneous
Enrolled in January 2013 to participate in spring drills.
Had some turmoil in 2014.
Overcame his trouble and discussed his career and life outside of football.

Tracy Sprinkle's Ohio State Overview from the 2017 Media Guide:

Tracy Sprinkle is a fifth-year senior and one of
the leaders of a deep and talented defensive line … he worked hard to become a starter for the Buckeyes but injured a knee in his first career start last year, and now he is working hard to become a starter once again … he has played in 17 games and has earned one Varsity O letter … he graduated in May 2017 with his degree in family resource management.

 

No. 93 In The NFL Draft
NAME YEAR ROUND PICK POS TEAM
WILL SMITH 2004 1 18 DE SAINTS
Today's Trivia Answers

What team did Will Smith win a Super Bowl with?
Answer: The New Orleans Saints in Super Bowl XLIV.

What career did Will Smith want to have when he retired from the NFL?
Answer: He wanted to be an FBI agent.

Previous Numbers
99 98 97 96 95 94 93 92 91 90

176 days until The Game and That Team still sucks.

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