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99 Warriors: No. 57 Supplemental

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Matt Gutridge's picture
July 6, 2018 at 7:01am
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We are 57 days away from Ohio State playing Oregon State to start the 2018 season.

Below, you will find a list with the 30 players who have worn No. 57 for the Buckeyes. Today's featured players are Greg Smith and Mike Kudla.

Players Who Wore No. 57 At Ohio State
PLAYER WORN B1G MVP TEAM MVP AA CAPT. 1R NFL ALL B1G AC AA NFL DRAFT AC B1G LETTER
Julian Benton 1933                    
Charles Ream* 1935, 1937                   1935, 1937
Donald Williams 1939-40                   1939
John Marold 1949-50                    
Martin Nestich 1953                    
John Martin* 1955                   1955
Kenneth Sielkop* 1957, 1959                   1959
William Clymer 1960                    
Bernie Stanley 1963                   1963
Kim Anderson 1964-66                   1964-66
Tom Backhus 1967-69                   1967-69
Thomas Houser* 1970-71                    
Steven Luke* 1972                   1972
Mark Straka 1973                   1973
James Savoca 1974-76, 1978                   1974-76, 1978
John Hutchings* 1979-80                   1979-80
David Morill 1981-84                   1982-84
John Sullivan 1985-88                   1985-88
Greg Smith 1988-92           1992 1992   1989, 1990, 1991, 1992 1983
Timiko Payton 1993                    
Mike Wargo* 1993                    
LeShun Daniels* 1994-96                   1994-96
Julius Yeast 1998-99                    
Redgie Arden* 2001                    
Mike Kudla 2002-05           2005       2002-05
Chris Malone 2006-10                   2010
Tom Ingham 2007-09                   2008-09
Chase Farris 2011-15                 2015 2012-15
Robert Landers* 2015                    
Patrick Jarvis* 2018                    

*Wore another number at Ohio State
Did not earn a varsity letter while wearing No. 58

Greg Smith, NG (1988-1992)
Born: 
1969
High School: Glen Oak (Canton)

Ohio State
The Buckeyes were 35-17-3 with Smith on the team.
Started career as a walk-on in 1988.
Earned his scholarship in 1990

Honors
1992 All-Big Ten
1992 Academic All-American
1992 Academic All-Big Ten
1991 Academic All-Big Ten
1990 Academic All-Big Ten
1989 Academic All-Big Ten

Miscellaneous
Today he is known as Dr. Greg Smith and is an orthopedic surgeon in Texas.

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

6-2, 250...from Canton...one of the top middle guards in the Big Ten...a second team all-conference pick in 1991...combines intelligence, strength and quickness with great desire...63 tackles last year was fourth best on the team, but tops among defensive linemen...tackle total included 10 tackles for loss and four sacks...matched his single-game high in tackles with 10 against Washington State (also had 10 against Air Force in the 1990 Liberty Bowl).

Always gives 100 percent and has been one of the Buckeyes' most consistent players in the past two years...originally a walk-on, he was converted to scholarship at the end of spring practice in 1990...recruited by a number of smaller colleges, but was passed over by most Division I schools because of his lack of size. 

Named to the Big Ten's All-Academic team each of the past two years...will be a nominee for Academic All-American and a National Football Foundation scholarship this year...majoring in zoology and wants to go into medicine.

Mike Kudla, DE (2002-05)
Born: 
1984 (Medina)
High School: Highland (Medina, Ohio)

Ohio State
The Buckeyes were 43-8 with Kudla on the team.
2002 National Champion.
2002 Big Ten Title.
2005 Big Ten Title.
2003 defeated Miami 31-24 in double overtime.
2004 defeated Kansas State 35-28 in the Fiesta Bowl.
2004 defeated Oklahoma State 33-7 in the Alamo Bowl.
2006 defeated Notre Dame 34-20 in the Fiesta Bowl.
Went 3-1 against That Team.

Honors
2005 All-Big Ten.

Kudla's career per The Ohio State Team Guide:

6-3, 265...from Medina...has played in 38 of 39 games the past three years...started the final six games last year and heads into the fall as the projected starter at the rush end (Leo)...has a great work ethic and is a versatile player who is equally at home either dropping into pass coverage or rushing the quarterback...when healthy, has shown a penchant for making big plays...has a great feel for the game and can play either end spot.

Three-year letter winner and an OSU scholar-athlete...was on the verge of a breakout year last year and has only tapped the surface of his potential...played behind All-American Will Smith in 2003 and Darrion Scott in 2002.

Was selected as the Division III AP co-Defensive Player of the year as a senior in high school...also a first-team All-Ohio pick by the AP...recorded 210 tackles, including 27 tackles-for-loss and six sacks...finished his career with 495 total tackles, including 170 as a junior and 115 as a sophomore...played basketball for three years. 

Record Book
Kudla set a Fiesta Bowl record by sacking Brady Quinn 3 times during Ohio State's 34-20 victory over Notre Dame in 2006.
Ranks 14th all-time at Ohio State with 14.5 career sacks.
Ranks 8th all-time at Ohio State with 9.5 sacks in a season (2005).

Kudla's recruiting experience per scout.com:

Kudla said he liked the recruiting process for the most part.

"I had a lot of fun with it. It was a big decision for me, but I enjoyed meeting a lot of new people. There were some ups and downs, but definitely more ups than downs."

Kudla was recruited to OSU by defensive backs coach Mel Tucker.

"I got to know coach Tucker real well. But I spoke with a lot of the coaches - they are like a really tight knit family."

What about Tressel? How often did he check in?

"Oh, I talked to coach Tressel a lot. Out of the blue, he'd call just to see how you were doing. One time I received a letter from him wishing me good luck before a playoff game. That got me really pumped up."

Kudla didn't take his official visit to OSU until January. He was hosted by Simon Fraser.

"I met almost all of the players that weekend."

He also knows most of his fellow '02 recruits.

"I know a lot of them really good. Pretty much all of the Ohio guys, especially the ones from the northern part of the state... It's a little harder with the out-of-state guys." 

Kudla's recruiting experience per scout.com:

Kudla said he liked the recruiting process for the most part.

"I had a lot of fun with it. It was a big decision for me, but I enjoyed meeting a lot of new people. There were some ups and downs, but definitely more ups than downs."

Kudla was recruited to OSU by defensive backs coach Mel Tucker.

"I got to know coach Tucker real well. But I spoke with a lot of the coaches - they are like a really tight knit family."

What about Tressel? How often did he check in?

"Oh, I talked to coach Tressel a lot. Out of the blue, he'd call just to see how you were doing. One time I received a letter from him wishing me good luck before a playoff game. That got me really pumped up."

Kudla didn't take his official visit to OSU until January. He was hosted by Simon Fraser.

"I met almost all of the players that weekend."

He also knows most of his fellow '02 recruits.

"I know a lot of them really good. Pretty much all of the Ohio guys, especially the ones from the northern part of the state... It's a little harder with the out-of-state guys." 

Mike Kudla is a strong man excerpt from criticalbench.com:

Mike Kudla did it again. His record on the Ohio State football weight room wall already appeared not only legendary, but nearly impossible to repeat. So when he shattered his former lift of 555 pounds with a 610-pound press, it became another moment in Kudla's OSU career in which he had solidified himself as the strongest Buckeye.

Kudla tied the NFL Combine record by bench pressing 225 pounds 45 times in 2006.

Kudla is now the President and CEO of Coreplex Enterprises. He previously worked for Hplex Solutions Inc. as COO and senior vice president and was the Managing Director of Development for The Fisher College of Business.

No. 57 In The NFL Draft
NAME YEAR ROUND PICK POSITION TEAM
CHARLES REAM 1938 9 71 END RAMS

 

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