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99 Warriors: No. 83 Supplemental

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Matt Gutridge's picture
June 10, 2018 at 8:05am

The days keep plugging along. 83 more sunrises until Ohio State plays at Oregon State to start the season. Today's read will list the 32 players who have worn No. 83 for the Buckeyes. Dean Dugger and Terry Glenn will be featured in today's article.

I was one of the 54,917 in attendance when Terry Glenn caught 9 passes for 253 yards and 4 touchdowns at Pitt (54-14). Glenn's 253 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns still stand as school records. 

Today's Trivia Questions

How many receiving touchdowns did Terry Glenn have in 1995?

What high school did Terry Glenn attend?

True or False? Terry Glenn was a walk-on at Ohio State.

Players Who Wore No. 83 At Ohio State
Michael Garasic 1944                    
Ward Wright 1945                   1945
Ernest Parks* 1946                   1946
Robert Dorsey 1947-48                   1947-48
Lawrence Behrens 1949                    
John Lytle 1950                    
Dean Dugger 1952-54     1954     1954   1955   1952-54
Donald Niederhauser 1955                    
Fred Schenking 1956-58                    
Dale Niesz 1960                   1960
Ormonde Ricketts 1961-63       1963           1961-63
Robert Walden 1964-66                   1964-66
Mark Debevc 1968-70           1969, 1970   1971   1968-70
Michael Scannell 1971-72                   1971-72
Clarence Perry* 1974                    
Joe Hornik 1975-78                   1975-78
Avery-Barton Taylor 1979                    
Murphy Ray 1983                    
Dave Wagner 1983                    
Jim McConville 1985                    
Frank Hoak 1987                   1987
Allen DeGraffenreid 1990-92                   1990-92
Terry Glenn 1993-95     1995   1996 1995       1993-95
Vanness Provitt 1996-2000                   1997-2000
Willie Salter 2001                    
Chris Gamble* 2001                   2001
Reggie Arden* 2002-04                   2002-03
Will Crall 2005-06                    
Dan Potokar* 2007-09                   2009
Joe Cech 2009-10                    
Donald Senegal 2011                    
Michael Thomas 2012-13                   2012
Terry McLaurin 2014-18       2017           2016-17

*Wore another number at Ohio State
Did not earn a varsity letter while wearing No. 83

Dean Dugger, DE (1952-54)
1933 (PA)
High School: Stonewall Jackson (Charleston, WV)
Death: March 5, 2000 (Columbus)

Ohio State
The Buckeyes were 22-6 with Dugger on the team.
Won the 1954 National Championship.
Won the 1954 Big Ten title.
Went 2-1 against That Team.
1955 4th round selection of the Eagles in the NFL Draft.

1954 All-American.
1954 All-Big Ten.
1995 Inducted into the Ohio State Varsity O Hall of Fame.
2000 Named to the Ohio State All-Century Team.

Dean's life per the site findagrave.com:

Dean's strong role in the championship team helped establish young Coach Wayne Woodrow "Woody" Hayes as a force to be reckoned with. Among his Buckeye teammates was one brother, Jack.

Graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School, Charleston, W.Va. where he was President of the Senior Class, All State in Football and earned letters in football, basketball and track; held the W.Va. State High School record in shot put for 25 years. 

Member of Kappa Sigma fraternity, the OSU Golf Course, Alpha Symposiarchs, Doctors Hospital Development Foundation Board, Master Mason, University Lodge 631 F&AM. Member of First Community Church where he served as Deacon, Usher and Youth Leader of the Block of Wood Program; Former Member of Downtown Rotary Club, United Way Agency Executive Committee, Columbus Day USA Committee; Director, Upper Arlington (U.A.) Civic Association and Past General Chairman, Fourth of July Celebration and Parade Chairman; U.A. Booster Club. Was active in the U.A. Athletic Association and enjoyed coaching Little League football, basketball, baseball and softball.

Terry Glenn, WR (1993-95)
1974 (Columbus)
High School: Brookhaven (Columbus)

Ohio State
Career: 79 receptions, 1,677 yards and 17 touchdowns.
1995 set a school record with 253 receiving yards at Pitt.
1995 set a school record with 1,411 receiving yards (now 2nd all-time).
1995 set a school record by gaining over 100 receiving yards in 7 games (now 2nd all-time).
1995 averaged 22.0 yards per catch (4th all-time).
Won a Big Ten title in 1993.
Defeated BYU 28-21 in the 1993 Holiday Bowl.
The Buckeyes were 30-7-1 with Terry Glenn on the team.
1996 1st round selection (7th overall) of the Patriots.
Started career at Ohio State as a walk-on.

Glenn's Ohio State career per The Ohio State Team Guide:

Anyone who saw Terry Glenn play would never know that he has a fear of flying. Glenn repeatedly rose to new heights during the 1995 campaign, gracefully soaring through the air to gather in one clutch reception after another in a record-breaking year that resulted in the 5-11, 185-pound flanker becoming the school’s first-ever recipient of the Fred Biletnikoff Award.

Glenn finished the season with 64 receptions for 1,411 yards and 17 touchdowns, third-best in school history. His touchdown total is still a school record but his yardage record was topped by David Boston’s 1,435 yards in 1998.

Glenn, who had just 15 career receptions for 266 yards and no TDs entering the 1995 campaign, led the nation in yards per catch, was fourth nationally in yards per game and eighth nationally in scoring in 1995, his final year as a Buckeye.

In addition to winning the Biletnikoff Award, Glenn, a native of Columbus and a product of Brookhaven High School, followed Cris Carter as just the second wide receiver in Ohio State history to win first-team All-America honors.

Glenn caught nine passes for 253 yards and four touchdowns at Pitt, shattering the school records for single-game receiving yardage and tying the mark for TD catches. The Pitt game was one of seven 100-yard games for Glenn, another OSU record.

At the end of the season, Glenn opted to leave school and was taken in the first round of the 1996 NFL draft by the New England Patriots. He set an NFL record for catches (90) by a rookie, helping the Patriots to the Super Bowl in a sensational first year and had 8,823 yards and 44 touchdowns in his 12-year career.

1995 Biletnikoff Award.
1995 All-American.
1995 All-Big Ten.

At Brookhaven he was a three-year letterman in football, basketball and track. He was a two-year letterman in tennis.
1996 was voted NFL Rookie of the Year after caught 90 passes (a rookie NFL record).
1999 selected for the Pro Bowl.
2002 won Super Bowl XXXVI as a member of the Patriots. 

83 Kids Foundation

As a child, Glenn was a foster child. When he completed his playing career, he focused his energy on his 83 Kids Foundation. Glenn stated: 

We, as humans, need that unconditional love that really is an unspoken feeling that hovers over a loving family. That was the thing that I missed most. Since we, as humans, are going to make "mistakes", we need that safety blanket of a loving family that won't judge you and will be there for you when the chips are down.

Go here for more information about the 83 Kids Foundation.


Terry Glenn crashed his Ford F250 after attending a game between the Cowboys and Eagles with his fiancée in Dallas. Glenn passed away the next day. After an investigation and toxicology report, it was found that he had a BAC of over twice the legal limit and and also had marijuana in his system.

Glenn is survived by his four sons and three daughters.

Don't drink and drive.

No. 83 In The NFL Draft

*Chris Gamble and Michael Thomas did not wear No. 83 when they were selected in the NFL Draft.

Today's Trivia Answers

How many receiving touchdowns did Terry Glenn have in 1995?

Answer: 17.

What high school did Terry Glenn attend?

Answer: Brookhaven. The school closed its doors for the final time this year.

True or False? Terry Glenn was a walk-on at Ohio State.

Answer: True. 

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166 days until The Game and That Team still sucks.

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