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99 Warriors: No. 89 Supplemental

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June 4, 2018 at 7:56am
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Below, you will find a list of the 27 players who wore number 89 for the Buckeyes. Today's piece will feature the careers of John Frank and Stanley White Jr. 

Today's Trivia Questions

John Frank helped establish an Olympic bobsled team for what country?

What college team did Stanley White Jr.'s dad play for?

Players Who Wore No. 89 At Ohio State
PLAYER WORN B1G MVP TEAM MVP AA CAPT. 1R NFL ALL B1G AC AA NFL DRAFT AC B1G LETTER
Jameson Crane* 1946-47                   1946-47
Richard Walther 1950-51                   1950-51
Walter Corbitt 1952                    
Frank Guzik 1953                   1953
P. William Michael* 1954-55                   1954-55
Ted Katula* 1956                    
Charles Deyo* 1959                    
Elwood Rayford 1960-61                    
Thomas Anderson 1964                   1964
Thomas Calloway 1965                    
Nicholas Roman 1966-69               1970   1966-69
Theodore Powell 1972-73                   1972-73
Leonard Willis 1974-75               1976   1974-75
Bryan Ferguson 1976-77                    
Charles Hunter* 1978-79                   1978-79
John Frank 1980-83   1983   1983   1982, 1983 1981, 1982, 1983 1984 1982, 1983 1980-83
Chris Skipper 1986                    
Jeff Ellis 1987-88, 1990-91                   1987-88, 1990-91
D.J. Jones 1992-96                 1993-96 1992-96
Mike Baker 1993-94                    
Darnell Sanders 1998-01               2002   1999-01
Stanley White Jr. 2002-06             2006   2003-06 2003-06
Garrett Hummel 2007-10                 2010 2010
Jared Riley 2011                    
Blake Thomas 2012                    
Jeff Greene 2014-15                    
Luke Farrell 2016-17                 2017  

*Wore another number at Ohio State
Did not earn a varsity letter while wearing No. 89

John Frank TE (1980-83)
Born: 
1962 (Pittsburgh, PA)
High School: Mt. Lebanon (Pittsburgh)

Ohio State
Finished his Ohio State career with the most catches of any tight end to that point.

Honors
1983 Captain.
1982 All-Big Ten.
1983 All-Big Ten.
1981, 1982 and 1983 Academic All-American.
1982 and 1983 Academic All-Big Ten.
Named to the Ohio State All Century Team.
1983 awarded a National Football Foundation & College Football Hall of Fame Scholarship.
1998 Inducted into the Ohio State Athletic Hall of Fame.
2006 Inducted into the National Jewish Hall of Fame.

Miscellaneous
He is a board-certified Otolaryngologist.
Co-founded the Israeli Bobsled Team.
Won two Super Bowls as a member of the 49ers.

Why did John Frank choose Ohio State? Per Wikipedia:

He was an All-State Tight End in high school but because of his strong interest in science and medicine, he turned down offers to attend and play college football at the University of Southern California, Yale University and the University of Virginia in order to enroll in The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. David Schuller, chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology in the medical school at Ohio State, helped convince Frank that he could be successful both academically and athletically.

Dr. Frank, per Wikipedia:

After retiring from football, Frank earned his M.D. from Ohio State in 1992. He is an Otolaryngologist, board-certified by the American Academy of Otolaryngology and the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.

In 2009 he became a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and in 2010, he became an Assistant Professor of Clinical Otolarygology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeon.

He has performed over 2000 hair transplant procedures in Northern California and New York City since 1998 and in 2006 he opened Anapelli Hair Clinic in New York City, specializing in surgical hair transplantation as well as Biocapillation.

NFL career per Wikipedia:

During his five-year career, he caught 65 passes for 662 yards and became the starting tight end during his fourth and fifth season. In Super Bowl XXIII he caught two passes, including a key pass thrown by Joe Montana during the winning touchdown drive.

Following the game and during what was considered to be the height of his professional football career, he announced his retirement to devote himself full-time to medical school. 

Stan White Jr. FB (2002-06)
High School: 
Gilman (Baltimore, MD)

Ohio State
Member of 2002 national championship team.
Gained 78 yards on 11 career receptions in 48 games with the Buckeyes.

Honors
Received the John W. Galbreath Award for excellence in academics.

Miscellaneous
Was one of the nation's top-ranked linebackers in high school.
Stan White Sr., his father, played for Ohio State, the Baltimore Colts and then served as a television commentator.

White's career per the 2006 Team Guide:

...has spent the majority of his career blocking for his teammates, but is a good runner and receiver when asked to perform those duties...came to Ohio State as part of the heralded linebacker corps that included A.J. Hawk, Mike D'Andrea and Bobby Carpenter, but was switched to tight end during his first year in 2002 and has since settled in at his current position...was also used as a blocking back before he settled in at fullback...

...his block at Michigan cleared the way for Antonio Pittman to score the winning touchdown in 2005...graduated at the end of Summer Quarter 2004 and is enrolled in graduate school...like teammate Anthony Gonzalez is a possible Rhodes Scholar.

No. 89 In The NFL Draft
NAME YEAR ROUND PICK POS TEAM
BILL MICHAEL 1957 2 16 DT STEELERS
NICK ROMAN 1970 10 241 LB BENGALS
LEONARD WILLIS 1976 4 118 WR VIKINGS
JOHN FRANK 1984 2 56 TE 49ERS
DARNELL SANDERS 2002 4 122 TE BROWNS
Today's Trivia Answers

John Frank helped establish an Olympic bobsled team for what country?

Answer: Israel.

What college team did Stanley White Jr.'s dad play for?

Answer: Ohio State.

Previous Numbers
99 98 97 96 95 94 93 92 91 90
89 88 87 86 85 84 83 82 81 80

172 days until The Game and That Team still sucks.

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