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Digging Deeper: Players Who Wore No. 70

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Matt Gutridge's picture
June 23, 2018 at 2:30am
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In 10 Saturdays, Ohio State will open the season against Oregon State. Today, we will list the 36 players who wore No. 70 for Ohio State. Featured players are Richard Hilinski, Dave Foley* and George Hasenohrl. 

*Ohio State's Dave Foley, not Dave Foley from my favorite sketch comedy show. The show I once received a speeding ticket for because I wanted to get home in time to watch it. Below are three sketches that Dave wrote that were kept from airing until the last episode of The Kids In The Hall:

Players Who Wore No. 70 At Ohio State
PLAYER WORN B1G MVP TEAM MVP AA CAPT. 1R NFL ALL B1G AC AA NFL DRAFT AC B1G LETTER
Mike Hodick 1938                    
Harold Comsweet 1939-40                    
Peter Hershberger* 1941                   1941
John White 1942                   1942
William Miller 1943                   1943
Floyd Engle 1944                    
Max Schnittker 1945-46                   1945-46
Emil Moldea 1947                   1947
William Miller 1948-50               1951   1948-50
Richard Schiller 1952                   1952
Richard Hilinski 1953-54           1954 1954 1955 1954 1953-54
Alex Nagy 1957                   1957
Robert Leshner 1958                    
Richard Michael* 1959                   1959
Richard Laskoski 1961                   1961
Dennis Hullinger 1963                    
Mark Green 1964-65                    
David Foley 1966-68     1968 1968 1969 1968 1966, 1967, 1968   1966, 1968 1966-68
George Haenohrl 1970-72   1972   1972   1972   1973   1970-72
Richard Middleton 1971-73       1973 1974         1971-73
Robert Willard 1973                   1973
Stephen Koegel* 1974-75                    
Joseph Robinson* 1976-78           1978   1979   1976-78
Steve Simpson* 1979                    
William Roberts 1980-83       1983 1984         1980-83
Steve France 1989                   1989
Matt Bonhaus 1991-95       1995           1992-95
William Pawlikowski 1997                    
Mike Collins* 1997                    
Scott Kuhnhein 1998-02                 2000 2000-02
Brandon Maupin 2003-04                    
Bryant Browning 2006-10       2010         2007, 2008, 2009 2007-10
Tim Trummer 2011-12                    
Chris Fong 2014-15                   2015
Curtis Henry 2016                   2016
Noah Donald 2017-18                    

*Wore another number at Ohio State
Did not earn a varsity letter while wearing No. 70

Dick Hilinski, (1953-54)
Born:
1931
Died: 1955 (Ann Arbor, MI)

Ohio State
The Buckeyes went 16-3 with Hilinski on the team.
Won the 1954 National Championship.
Won the 1954 Big Ten Championship.
Defeated USC 20-7 in the 1955 Rose Bowl.

Honors
1954 All-Big Ten.
1954 Academic All-American.
1954 Academic All-Big Ten.

Dick Hilinski's death according to the Milwaukee Sentinel (Oct. 22, 1955):

Dick Hilinski, All-Big Ten and third string All-American football tackle at Ohio State last year, was killed Friday night in an auto accident 15 miles northeast of Ann Arbor.

Hilinski, 24, was thrown from a foreign make car driven by Sylvester J. Blake, 25 of Columbus, Ohio.

Sheriff's officers said the car went out of control as it met another car on a curve.

Hilinski, hurled 45 feet from the car, died almost instantly of head injuries. Blake also suffered a head injury but was released from a hospital after treatment.

The two were en route to Fenton, Mich., for a wedding Saturday.

Hilinski completed eligibility at Ohio State last year but was helping out the coaching staff this year while taking graduate work in medical school.

Dave Foley, Tackle (1966-68)
Born: 
1947 (Cincinnati)
High School: Roger Bacon

Ohio State
The Buckeyes went 20-8 with Foley on the team.
Won the 1968 National Championship.
Won the 1968 Big Ten Championship.
Defeated USC 27-16 in the 1969 Rose Bowl.
Went 2-1 against That Team and outscored them 74-28 in the victories.

Honors
1968 Captain.
1968 All-American.
1968 All-Big Ten.
1968 Academic All-American.
1968 Academic All-Big Ten.
1967 Academic All-American.
1966 Academic All-American.
1966 Academic All-Big Ten.
1969 first round selection of the Jets in the NFL Draft.
1973 Pro Bowl.
1984 Inducted into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame.

Miscellaneous
Foley also competed in track and field at Ohio State. He placed third in the shot put at the Big Ten championship in 1968.
Refereed MAC football games for 18 years.

Foley's bio from The Ohio State Team Guide:

6-5, 246...from Cincinnati...starting his third season as a regular...has started all 18 games since 1966...played 224 minutes last season...will start at right tackle on offense...is a fine blocker with good technique...has good speed and quickness to go along with unusual strength...an honor student in the College of Engineering.

Was an all-Ohio and all-America tackle at Roger Bacon High...was the Ohio shot put  champion in 1965...finished third in the Big Ten shot put last spring...from a family of four, including three boys...hobbies are fishing, golf and tennis...admires Dick Butkus of the Chicago Bears, whom many believe he resembles.

Foley's biography per foleybenefitsgroup.org:

Dave Foley’s name may be familiar to you because of his football career. His academic and professional credentials are just as solid.

He started Dave Foley & Associates in 1972 specializing in life and health group benefits. The business expanded to include retirement plan Third Party Administration in 1986. The company grew again in 1999 creating Foley Benefits Group, LLC to provide the TPA and group benefits services.

George Hasenohrl, (1970-72)
Born:
 1951 (Cleveland)
Died: 2002 (Cleveland)
High School: Garfield Heights

Ohio State
The Buckeyes went 24-7 with Hasenohrl on the team.
Won the 1970 National Championship.
Won the 1970 Big Ten Title.
Won the 1972 Big Ten Title.
Went 2-1 against That Team.

Honors
1972 Captain.
1972 Team MVP.
1972 All-Big Ten.
1971 All-Big Ten.

Miscellaneous
1973 he was selected by the Giants in the 8th round of the NFL Draft.

Hasenohrl's bio per the Ohio State Team Guide:

6-1, 258...from Garfield Heights...co-captain of the 1972 Buckeyes...one of the top tackles in the nation...very strong and hard to block...was a tower of strength for Ohio State last year...starting his third season as a regular...probably the strongest man on the squad...started all ten games last year...equally strong against the run or as a pass rusher...plays his best games against the top opponents.

Played offensive fullback and defensive middle guard at Garfield High...was an excellent wrestler...captained his high school football, wrestling and track teams...hobbies are hunting and fishing...want to coach after graduation.

No. 70 In The NFL Draft
NAME YEAR ROUND PICK POSITION TEAM
BILL MILLER 1951 26 305 TACKLE PACKERS
DICK HILINSKI 1953 11 131 TACKLE BROWNS
DAVE FOLEY 1969 1 26 TACKLE JETS
GEORGE HASENOHRL 1973 8 198 DT GIANTS
RICK MIDDLETON 1974 1 13 LB SAINTS
JOE ROBINSON 1979 9 229 TACKLE CHIEFS
WILLIAM ROBERTS 1984 1 27 OG GIANTS

 

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