In 55 days Ohio State will host Oregon State to start the 2018 season. Today's article will list the 35 players who wore the No. 55 for the Buckeyes. Featured players are Jack Dugger, Aaron Brown, Jerome Foster and Nick Mangold.
|PLAYER||WORN||B1G MVP||TEAM MVP||AA||CAPT.||1R NFL||ALL B1G||AC AA||NFL DRAFT||AC B1G||LETTER|
|Aaron Brown||1974-77||1977||1977||1976, 1977||1978||1974-77|
|Jerome Foster||1979-82||1982||1980, 1982||1983||1979-82|
|Ray Holliman||1984-85, 1987||1984-85, 1987|
|Nick Mangold||2002-05||2005||2005||2006||2003, 2004. 2005||2002-05|
|Andy Miller*||2008-10||2008, 2009||2008-10|
|Cam Williams*||2013-15||2013, 2014, 2015||2013-15|
*Wore another number at Ohio State
Did not earn a varsity letter while wearing No. 55
Jack Dugger, DE (1942-44)
Born: 1923 (Pittsburgh)
High School: Canton McKinley
The Buckeyes were 21-7 with Dugger on the team.
1942 National Champion.
1942 Big Ten Title.
1944 Big Ten Title.
Undefeated in 1944.
Lettered in football, basketball and track from 1942-45.
2-1 against That Team.
1942 Basketball Captain.
1943 Football Captain.
1944 Football All-American.
1979 Inducted into the Varsity O Hall of Fame for football and basketball.
Jack Dugger's Ohio State career per ohiostatebuckeyes.com:
A two-sport star, Jack Dugger was known primarily for his gridiron accomplishments. A starter on the 1942 National Championship team, Dugger was captain of the 1943 squad and earned All-America honors in 1944. He was voted MVP on the 1942 basketball team and was a starter in 1944 when the Buckeyes won the Big Ten Championship and advanced to the NCAA Final Four.
Aaron Brown, LB (1974-77)
Born: 1956 (Warren, Ohio)
High School: Western Reserve
The Buckeyes were 39-8-1 with Brown on the team.
1974 Big Ten Title.
1975 Big Ten Title.
1976 Big Ten Title.
1977 Big Ten Title.
Defeated Colorado 27-10 in the 1977 Orange Bowl.
1977 All-Big Ten.
1976 All-Big Ten.
Brown's career per The Ohio State Team Guide:
6-2, 228...from Warren, Ohio...missed only one game as a starter the past two years...may be the quickest middle guard in Ohio State history...was a first team all-Big Ten selection last year...took part in 106 tackles in 1976...threw opposing backs for a loss 11 times last year...batted down six opponent passes...ideally suited to Ohio State's system because he can play both middle guard and middle linebacker depending upon the defensive call...can make the great play for the defense, because of his speed and strength...one of the best defensive linemen in the Big Ten.
Called "Chunky" by his teammates...hobbies are music and hunting...was an all-Ohio tackle at Western Reserve High.
Jerome Foster, DE (1979-82)
Born: 1960 (Detroit)
High School: Kettering
The Buckeyes were 38-10 with Foster on the team.
1979 Big Ten Title.
1981 Big Ten Title.
Defeated Navy 31-28 in the 1981 Liberty Bowl.
Defeated BYU 47-17 in the 1982 Holiday Bowl.
Went 3-1 against That Team.
1982 All-Big Ten.
1981 All-Big Ten.
Foster's career per The Ohio State Team Guide:
6-3, 258...from Detroit...one of the top tackles in college football...quick, active and extremely strong...has been a first team all-Big Ten selection the past two years...has started the last 33 games for Ohio State...led the team in tackles for a loss in 1981 with 12 and had a similar total in 1980...a relentless pass rusher...bench presses 375 pounds, lifts 700 pounds from the squat...chose "Top Defensive Lineman" on the 1980 team. One of three defensive captains in 1982.
An all-Michigan tackle at Kettering High in Detroit...won letters in football, track and swimming...an industrial technology major.
Nick Mangold, C (2002-05)
Born: 1984 (Centerville)
High School: Centerville
The Buckeyes were 43-8 with Mangold on the team.
2002 National Champion.
2002 Big Ten Title.
2005 Big Ten Title.
Defeated Miami 31-24 to win the 2003 Fiesta Bowl (National Championship).
Defeated Kansas State 35-28 to win the 2004 Fiesta Bowl.
Defeated Oklahoma State 33-7 to win the 2004 Alamo Bowl.
Defeated Notre Dame 34-20 to win the 2006 Fiesta Bowl.
Went 3-1 against That Team.
All-Pro in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Pro Bowl in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013.
Mangold's career per The Ohio State Team Guide:
6-4, 290...from Centerville...All-American candidate and Rimington and Outland Award contender at center...one of the top offensive linemen in college football...big, strong, smart, tough and experienced...will be in his third year as a starter and is the unquestioned leader of the Buckeyes' talented offensive line...make all the calls up front...offensive line coach Jim Bollman rates him on par with former Buckeye All-American and 2001 Rimington Award winner LeCharles Bentley...has tremendous power at the point of attack but is mobile enough to pull and lead the play...is a devastating downfield blocker...iron man who has played at least 300 minutes each of the past two years.
In high school, he was a three-year starter on both offense and defense...a first-team All-Ohio pick as a senior...considered one of the elite center prospects in the country as a senior...three letters in wrestling and two in track (shot put)...has three younger sisters, Kelley, Holley and Maggey, calls learning to ride a bike his favorite childhood memory, and New Zealand as the most interesting place he has ever visited...relaxes by playing cards and watching television (favorite shows are: The Simpsons and Law & Order SVU).
138 days until The Game.