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99 Warriors: No. 87 Supplemental

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June 6, 2018 at 8:19am
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Below you will find a list of the 28 players who wore number 87 for Ohio State. Today's article will feature the careers of Thomas Perdue and Greg Lashutka.

Go here to see my rankings of No. 87.

Today's Trivia Questions

What genre of books did Thomas Perdue write?

What team drafted Greg Lashutka in the 1966 AFL Draft? 

Can you name the player who wore No. 87 and was the center on LeBron James' Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary's teams?

Players Who Wore No. 87 At Ohio State
PLAYER WORN B1G MVP TEAM MVP AA CAPT. 1R NFL ALL B1G AC AA NFL DRAFT AC B1G LETTER
Richard Jackson 1944-45                   1944-45
Stanley Dixon* 1947                    
Edward Basinger 1948-50                    
Bernie Knapic 1951                    
William Collmar 1954-55                   1954-55
Russell Bowermaster 1956-58               1959   1956-58
Charles Deyo* 1958                    
Thomas Perdue 1959-61       1961     1961   1961 1959-61
David Jones 1962                    
Greg Lashutka 1963-65       1965           1963-65
Robert P. Smith 1968                   1968
Ken Luttner 1969-71                   1969-71
Mike Bartoszek 1972-74               1975   1972-74
William Jaco* 1977                   1977
David Moran Alley 1979                    
Trent Penn 1982                   1982
Ken Grimmer 1983                    
Jim Carroll 1984-85                    
Rich Huffman 1988-90                   1988-90
Robert Davis 1991-95                   1995
Kevin Houser 1996-99               2000 1997-99 1996-99
Jason Caldwell 2000-04                 2002, 2004 2000-04
Kyle Ruhl* 2004                    
Brandon Smith* 2005-08                   2005-08
Lawrence Wilson 2005-09                 2009 2005-09
Chris Roark 2009-11                    
Peter Gwilym 2012-14                 2014 2014
Alex Stump 2015-16                    
Elijah Gardner 2017-18                    

*Wore another number at Ohio State
Did not earn a varsity letter while wearing No. 87

Thomas H. Perdue DE (1959-61)
Hometown:
Wellston, Ohio
High School: Vinson (Huntington, WV)
Died: September, 2015

Ohio State
The Buckeyes went 18-7-2 when Perdue played.
1961 National Co-Champions.
1961 Won Big Ten Championship.
1960 set the Ohio State Baseball single-season batting average record of .469.

Honors
1960 Baseball All-American.
1961 Team co-captain.
1988 Inducted into The Ohio State Hall of Fame in both football and baseball.

Miscellaneous
Today, he was a Bible scholar.
He wrote 8 books according to Barnes & Noble.
Played minor league baseball for the Reds and White Sox.
Coached high school football.

Perdue's Ohio State career per the 1961 Team Guide: 

Saw action in eight of the Buckeye games last year, missing the Michigan game because of an injury...played 237 minutes as a regular on defense last year...small for an end (6-0, 184) but very hard to knock off his feet...is a fine baseball prospect...

Twice won all-state honors as a high school fullback...from a family of five, including four boys...father owns a store in Wellston, Ohio, where the family now resides...hobby is golf...ambition is to play professional baseball. 

Perdue's Baseball Career per The Baseball Team Guide:

A three-year letterwinner from 1960-62, Perdue earned first-team All-American honors after being moved from catcher to the outfield. Perdue holds the Ohio State single-season batting average record of .469 set in his sophomore All-American campaign. He drove in 35 runs and led the team with 11 stolen bases. Perdue finished his Ohio State career with a .342 career batting average.

He went on to play four seasons of minor league ball in the Reds and White Sox organizations with his best season coming in 1964 when he batted .268 with 13 home runs and 17 doubles for Peninsula of the Carolina League.

From Amazon.com About the Author:

Thomas H. Perdue has been a bible scholar for many years . Throughout his career as a small business owner, university athletic director, banker, high school football coach and minor league baseball player, Thomas has made study of the bible and his relationship with Yeshua haMashiah a priority.

Tom was Co-captain of the 1961 National Co-Champion Ohio State Football team and was inducted into the Ohio State Hall of Fame in 1987. Thomas has three adult children and 10 grandchildren. He lives in North Carolina.

Greg Lashutka TE (1963-65)
Born:
1944 (New York, NY)

Ohio State
The Buckeyes went 19-7-1 during Lashutka's career.
Defeated That Team twice (1963 and 1965). 

Honors
1965 Team co-captain

Miscellaneous
1966 drafted by the Buffalo Bills.
Earned the honor of Eagle Scout.
1992-2000 was Mayor of Columbus.
1996 Received the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award.
2008 Inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame.
2009-Present he works as a Senior Consultant for Findley Davies.

Lashutka's Ohio State career per the 1965 Team Guide:

6-5, 219, senior...from Cleveland...was used chiefly on offense last year, seeing action in nine games for a total of 152.5 minutes...caught 12 passes for 136 yards...made a remarkable catch for a touchdown against Southern California last year...his blocking has improved to the point he is now the best blocking end on the squad.

Attended John Marshall High where he captained the football team his senior year...a pre-dentistry student.

Greg Lashutka's political and law career per Wikipedia:

Lashutka continued his education and received a Juris Doctor from Capital University Law School. Lashutka served two terms as Columbus City Attorney and then became a partner with the law firm of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey. He was elected mayor of Columbus in 1991 and reelected in 1995. He did not seek a third term as mayor in 1999, primarily because of his health concerns after suffering a heart attack.

He joined Nationwide Insurance in January 2000 as Senior Vice President of Corporate Relations. This career move was announced right after the voters of Columbus refused to publicly finance a hockey arena for the Columbus Bluejackets, which were partially owned by Nationwide Insurance. Lashukta was the head spokesperson of the effort in support of the arena and famously said during the campaign: "there is no plan B" if the ballot measure failed. It did fail, and within a week, Nationwide Insurance announced plan B: it would finance the arena itself. His areas of practice are governmental relations and insurance.

Additionally, Lashutka serves as a vice-chair of Franklin University and is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (United States). He is also an Eagle Scout and recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award.

No. 87 In The NFL Draft
NAME YEAR ROUND PICK POS TEAM
RUSS BOWERMASTER 1958 11 132 END BROWNS
GREG LASHUTKA* 1966 18 163 TE BILLS
MIKE BARTOSZEK 1975 17 430 TE JETS
KEVIN HOUSER 2000 7 228 LS SAINTS

*The Bills were an AFL team in 1966.

Today's Trivia Answers

What genre of books did Thomas Perdue write?

Answer: Scholarly Religious.

What team drafted Greg Lashutka in the 1966 AFL Draft? 

Answer: The Buffalo Bills.

Can you name the player who wore No. 87 and was the center on LeBron James' Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary's teams?

Answer: Lawerence Wilson.

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

170 days until The Game and That Team still sucks.

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