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99 Warriors: No. 51 Supplemental

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Matt Gutridge's picture
July 12, 2018 at 9:00am

In 51 days Ohio State will start the 2018 season against Oregon State. Below, you will find a list with the 25 players who wore No. 51 for the Buckeyes. Today's featured players are Anthony Schlegel and Ross Homan.

Today's Trivia Question

Brothers Ross and Adam Homan are cousins to two other brothers who played for Ohio State. Can you name the brothers (who played for the Buckeyes in the 1990s) that the Homan's are related to?

Players Who Wore No. 51 At Ohio State
Louis Greeneblatt 1933                    
Vern Heiser 1934                    
Warren Chrissinger 1936-37                   1936-37
Andy Tobik 1940                   1940
Gerald Krisher* 1951-53                   1951-53
Richard Holdren 1955                    
Thomas Varner 1960                   1960
Albert Zima 1962                   1962
Terrence Cochran 1965                   1965
William Hackett 1967-69                   1967, 1969
Ken Dixon 1970-71                   1970-71
Gary Lilvis* 1973-76                    
Mark Lang* 1976-77                   1976-77
Russell Gatewood* 1978-80                    
John Lucente 1981-83                    
Greg Zackeroff 1985-88                   1985-88
Mark Williams 1990-93                   1990-93
Roedell Dupree 1994-96                   1995
Fred Sturrup 1999-2000                   2000
Mike Bogart 2002                    
Anthony Schlegel 2003-05               2006   2004-05
Ross Homan 2006-10       2010   2010   2011 2007,
Brian Bobek 2011                   2011
Joel Hale 2011-15                   2011-15
Antwuan Jackson 2018                    

*Wore another number at Ohio State
Did not earn a varsity letter while wearing No. 51

Anthony Schlegel

Anthony Schlegel, LB (2003-05)
Born: 1981
(Cedar Rapids, IA)
High School: Highland Park (TX)

Ohio State
The Buckeyes were 29-8 with Schlegel on the team.
2005 Big Ten Title.
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 2-1 against That Team.

2005 All-Big Ten.
2002 All-Mountain West.

Started his career at Air Force.

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

6-1, 251...one of four returnees on what many consider to be the best group of linebackers in college football...is unquestionably the "free spirit" on the team and has fun in all that he does...enjoys pushing the envelope (has gone wild boar hunting with dogs and knife in Texas)...grew up in Texas and has always enjoyed the outdoors.

Originally enrolled at the Air Force Academy, but transferred to Ohio State after his sophomore season and sat out the 2003 campaign...was a team co-captain as a sophomore at Air Force...began the 2004 season as backup to Mike D'Andrea at middle linebacker and played extensively...moved into a starting role when D'Andrea went down with a knee injury in early October...suffered a partially torn MCL before the Indiana game, but played hurt the rest of the year and rarely missed a down when the Buckeyes were on defense...makes plays and is another one of those "Chris Spielman types" who love to play the game and do so with great intensity.

In high school, he lettered four years in wrestling and three in football...all-district selection twice on the gridiron...third-team all-state and all-area as a senior in football...was the AAU and state heavyweight champion in wrestling as a junior, was the runner up as a senior at the state meet...attended a year of prep school at the Air Force Academy...played football and was the team's defensive player of the year.

Schlegel's Ohio State career and former position with the team per the 2013 version of ohiostatebuckeyes.com:

Anthony Schlegel is in his third full year with the Ohio State football strength and conditioning program. The former Buckeye linebacker joined the Ohio State staff as an assistant strength and conditioning coach in January, 2011, and he was asked to continue as an assistant strength coach by Ohio State assistant athletic director for football sports performance Mickey Marotti.

A two-year letterman with the Buckeyes (2004-05), Schlegel earned all-Big Ten honors for the Fiesta Bowl and Big Ten champions and played in the East-West Shrine all-star game.

Schlegel began his college career at the United States Air Force Academy, where he was a freshman All-American in 2001 and earned all-Mountain West recognition as a sophomore captain in 2002.

Playing middle linebacker with A.J. Hawk and Bobby Carpenter on either side of him, Schlegel recorded 166 tackles in his two seasons with the Buckeyes, ranking third on the team with 84 as a junior and second with 82 as a senior.

Drafted by the New York Jets in the third round (No. 76 overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft, Schlegel played for the Jets and later became a starter during the 2007 season for the Cincinnati Bengals. He also did a stint with the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League.

Schlegel started his own strength training business, Schlegel's Hardcore Elite Training, in Texas prior to coming back to Ohio State in 2011 as a strength coach.

Schlegel was born in Iowa but grew up in Highland Park, Texas. He was a high school state wrestling champion and a junior national champion, as well as a Class 4A all-state linebacker. He set world dead-lift age group records (U19) twice in power lifting.

An avid outdoorsman, he and his wife, Stephanie, have a son, Hunter, a daughter, Faith, and a son, Samuel.

Ross Homan

Ross Homan, LB (2006-10)
1987 (Coldwater)
High School: Coldwater

Ohio State
The Buckeyes were 56-9 with Homan on the team.
2006 Big Ten Title. 
2007 Big Ten Title.
2008 Big Ten Title.
2009 Big Ten Title.
2009 led Ohio State with 108 tackles and 5 interceptions.
Defeated Oregon 26-17 to win the 2010 Rose Bowl.
Defeated Arkansas 31-26 to win the 2011 Sugar Bowl.
Went 5-0 against That Team.

2010 Captain.
2010 All-Big Ten.
2010 Academic All-Big Ten.
2009 Academic All-Big Ten.
2007 Academic All-Big Ten.

Ross Homan's brother, Adam, played fullback for Ohio State.

Homan's career per The Ohio State Team Guide:

6-0, 227...from Coldwater, Ohio...multi-year starter at will linebacker...blessed with quality speed and big-play making ability...excellent understanding of the defensive package...has 215 career tackles...pushing himself to make his senior campaign an exemplary one.

Younger brother Adam is a Buckeye fullback...cousin of former Buckeyes Bob and Tom Hoying...a family resource management major...2009 Big Ten all-academic.

No. 51 In The NFL Draft

*Wore No. 71 when drafted.

Today's Trivia Quesiton

Brothers Ross and Adam Homan are cousins to two other brothers who played for Ohio State. Can you name the brothers (who played for the Buckeyes in the 1990s) that the Homan's are related to?

Answer: Bobby and Tommy Hoying.

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