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99 Warriors: No. 65 Supplemental

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June 28, 2018 at 9:37am

Another article and another day closer to Ohio State hosting Oregon State. Below you will find a list of the 26 players who have worn No. 65 for Ohio State. Today's featured players are Ray Pryor, Justin Boren and Pat Elflein.

Today's Trivia Question

What school did Justin Boren's dad, Mike, play college football for?

Players Who Wore No. 65 At Ohio State
Thomas Welbaum 1938-39                   1938-39
Frank Parenti 1943                    
Robert McGinnis* 1946                   1946
Robert Brickman 1948                    
Carroll Smith 1950-51                   1950-51
William Jobko* 1956                   1956
James Wassmund 1956                   1956
Oscar Hauer 1958-60                   1958-60
Thomas Jenkins 1961-63               1964   1961-63
Ray Pryor 1964-66   1966 1966 1966   1965, 1966     1965, 1966 1964-66
Randall Hart 1967-69                   1967-69
John Hicks* 1970                   1970
Timothy Wersel 1972                   1972
Barney Renard 1973-76                   1976
Keith Ferguson 1978-80       1980       1981   1978-80
Tom Glancey 1982-85                   1985
Erik Grimm 1986-88                    
Eric Morgan 1989                    
Juan Porter 1992-96       1996           1993-96
Mike Gurr* 1998-00                 1998, 1999, 2000 1998-00
Steve Graef 2001-03                 2002, 2003 2003
Doug Ebner 2005-08                 2008 2008
Justin Boren 2009-10           2009, 2010       2009-10
Nick Humphries 2011                    
Pat Elflein 2012-16   2016 2016 2016   2014, 2015, 2016   2017 2013, 2014, 2015 2013-16
Phillip Thomas 2018                    

*Wore another number at Ohio State
Did not earn a varsity letter while wearing No. 65

Ray Pryor, C (1964-66)
High School: 
Garfield (Hamilton, Ohio)

Ohio State
The Buckeyes were 18-9 with Pryor on the team.
Ohio State finished second in the Big Ten in 1964 and 1965.

1966 Captain.
1966 All-American.
1966 All-Big Ten.
1966 Academic All-Big Ten.
1965 All-Big Ten.
1965 Academic All-Big Ten.

Pryor's bio per The Ohio State Team Guide:

6-0, 230...from Hamilton...was the regular center on offense last year playing in all nine games for a total of 273.5 minutes...was an offensive guard as a sophomore in 1964...figures to be one of the top offensive centers in the Big Ten this year...has a tendency to put on weight...is a fine blocker with a quick initial charge...was the first team All-Big Ten center last year...may play some at middle guard.

Is an honor student in pre-medicine...played fullback and center at Garfield High in Hamilton...won All-Ohio honors at center...captained his high school football team...from a family of seven, including four girls...very quiet, rarely speaking.

Justin Boren, OG (2009-10)
 1988 (Pickerington)
High School: Pickerington Central and North

Ohio State
The Buckeyes went 23-3* with Boren on the team.
Defeated Oregon 26-17 in the 2010 Rose Bowl.
Defeated Arkansas 31-26 in the 2011 Sugar Bowl*.
Went 2-0 against That Team.
*NCAA sanctions be damned.

2010 Jim Parker Award.
2010 All-Big Ten.
2009 All-Big Ten.

Boren's bio per The Ohio State Team Guide:

6-3, 320...from Pickerington...returning starter at left guard...plays with punishing physical technique...earned a starting job in his first season after transferring to Ohio State.

In high school, he graded out at 98 percent on blocking assignments during both junior and senior seasons...played defensive end, recording 15 tackles, three sacks and a pass break up...earned all-state, all-county and all-Ohio Capital Conference honors...received the Touchdown Club of Columbus All-State award as a senior...Parade All-America...U.S. Army All-American Bowl. 


Boren's transfer and Ohio State career per cbssports.com:

Not since World War II has a football player done what Justin Boren did in 2008. After two seasons at Michigan, Boren transferred to Ohio State, crossing enemy lines in the Big Ten's most storied rivalry. Displeased with new Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez's attitude and, in his words, "lack of values" and seemed to have difficulty adjusting to the physical demands of Rodriguez's new no-huddle spread offense.

As a true freshman at Michigan, Boren played in five games and made one start at right guard. He started every game as a sophomore, with eight starts at center and five at left guard.

After transferring to OSU he redshirted in his first year at Columbus. Boren started 11 games in his first year as a Buckeye and was named first-team All-Big Ten, then started every game at left guard while earning second-team all-conference honors.

Boren has been known to play with the nasty demeanor offensive line coaches like and was a welcome addition to an OSU line having some protection problems prior to his arrival.

Pat Elflein, OG/C (2012-2016)
High School:
 Pickerington North (Pickerington, Ohio)

Ohio State
Won the 2015 CFP National Championship.
Team went 12-0 in 2012.
The Buckeyes went 61-6 with Elflein on the team.
Defeated No. 8 Notre Dame 44-28 in the 2016 Fiesta Bowl.
Elflein replaced Marcus Hall during the 2013 Game after Hall was ejected for showing his respects to That Team's fans.
Ohio State went 5-0 against That Team with Elflein on the team.

2016 Rimington Trophy
2016 Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year
2016 Team MVP
2016 All-American
2016 Team Captain
2016 All-Big Ten
2015 All-Big Ten
2014 All-Big Ten
2015 Academic All-Big Ten
2014 Academic All-Big Ten
2013 Academic All-Big Ten

Selected by the Vikings in the 3rd Round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
Named to the 2017 PFWA All-Rookie Team.
The Vikings went 13-3, won the NFC North and lost to the Eagles in the NFC Championship game during Elflein's first season with the team.
Elflein helped his brother, Matt, get through his drug addiction.

Elflein's bio per The Ohio State Team Guide:

6-3, 300...from Pickerington...Pat Elflein has been named one of the team's captains for the 2016 season by head coach Urban Meyer, and he will be a center of attention for an Ohio State offense that returns just three starters from a year ago...a fifth-year graduate---he received his degree in communications in May 2016---Elflein will be starting for a third consecutive season on the offensive line...he is a veteran of 42 games and 29 starts...he is a physical, no-nonsense young man who is personable, an excellent team representative and regarded by coaches as one of the top centers in the country this season.

He is a two-time all-Big Ten Conference guard who is moving to center this season to diversify and because it's the position he'll most likely play in the NFL...Elflein's solid character is represented in the fact he is a two-time "Iron Buckeye" award winner, which is awarded to six players bi-annually for unquestioned physical training dedication, determination, discipline, toughness and leadership...he has played on offensive lines that boast the top two yards per carry averages in school history: 6.8 yards in 2013 and 5.7 yards in 2014.

A foot injury kept Elflein on the sidelines for much of the 2012 season and he ended up red-shirting as a true freshman. In high school, Elflein was a four-year football lineman and a two-time football team captain, Elflein earned 12 letters in high school career, four each in the sports of football, wrestling and track and field...he was named in football to all-Ohio Capital Conference, all-Central District and to the Dispatch's all-Metro Teams...he was the 2011 wrestler of the year in the OCC and was a state and national qualifier.

Today's Trivia Question

What school did Justin Boren's dad, Mike, play college football for?

Answer: That Team from 1980-83. He finished his career 2nd on the all-time tackles list for That Team with 212 tackles. Today he ranks 6th all-time. Mike Boren played high school football for Eastmoor even though he lived in Independence's district (Walnut Heights). 

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