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99 Warriors: No. 49 Supplemental

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Matt Gutridge's picture
July 14, 2018 at 7:55am

Goodbye 50s hello 40s. In 7 Saturdays we will be watching Ohio State play against Oregon State to start the 2018 season. Hopefully the Beavers are as bad as most believe that they are and the Buckeyes start with a 1-0 record.

Below you will find a list with the 28 players who wore No. 49 for the Buckeyes. Today's featured players are Jayson Gwinn and Dionte Johnson. A future Buckeye is in position to make No. 49 their legacy.

Players Who Wore No. 49 At Ohio State
Lewis Zirkle 1933-34                    
Robert Ross 1935-36                    
Amel Tucci 1939                   1939
George Riley 1951                    
Richard Young 1953-54                   1953-54
David Richards 1955                   1955
James Shultz 1957                    
Ronald Houck 1959-61                   1959-61
William Lindsey 1964                   1964
Timothy Harman 1970                   1970
William Wendorff 1971                    
Lawrence Kain* 1973                   1973
Herman Jones 1975-77                   1975-77
Linwood Marshall 1979-80                    
Douglas Smith 1984-85                   1984-85
Ceroy Robinson* 1986                    
Andy Gurd 1987-91                   1987-91
Stenen Greer 1988                    
Jayson Gwinn 1992-93                   1993
David Boston* 1996                   1996
Tim Cheatwood 1997-2001                   1998-2001
E.J. Underwood* 2002                   2002
John Adams* 2002                    
Dionte Johnson 2004-07       2007           2004-07
Ryan Lukens 2005-08                 2007, 2008 2007-08
Adam Homan 2009-12                 2009 2009
Craig Cataline 2013                    
Sam Hubbard* 2014                    
Liam McCullough 2015-18                 2016, 2017 2016-17

*Wore another number at Ohio State
Did not earn a varsity letter while wearing No. 49

Jayson Gwinn

Jayson Gwinn, DE (1992-93)
1973 (Columbus)
Died: 1993 (Columbus)
High School: Brookhaven

6-3, 258...Good young football player whose only shortcoming is a lack of experience...will play behind Randall Brown and should see considerable playing time...has the size, speed and strength to be an excellent end...should be particularly effective as a pass rusher...came to Ohio State as a linebacker and was redshirted last fall...moved to end in the spring and seemed to have little difficulty adjusting to a down position.

A Division I first-team all-Ohio pick a senior (in high school)...chosen by the Columbus Dispatch as Lineman of the Year, along with current teammate Luke Fickell...helped Brookhaven to an 11-2 record and a second straight appearance in the state playoffs his senior year...163 tackles as a senior and 360 during his career, the latter figure the second highest total in Brookhaven annals...undecided on a major but is leaning in the direction of either communications or criminology...hobbies include listening to music and playing cards.

Details of Gwinn's death per The New York Times:

Ohio State defensive end Jayson Gwinn died early today in a two-car collision after leaving a nightclub where a teammate had been shot.

Gwinn, 20 years old, was pronounced dead at about 3 A.M. at the accident scene near the university, an Ohio State spokesman, Malcolm Baroway, said.

The sophomore player, who had 14 solo tackles in 1993, had helped teammate Marvin (Obie) Stillwell, who was shot once in the buttocks, the police said. Det. Patrick Dorn said the shooting occurred in a parking lot outside the Faze 2 nightclub near the campus.

Sgt. David Clark said Gwinn was driving with Stillwell and stopped when he saw police and emergency personnel about eight blocks from the nightclub. The medical aides took Stillwell from the car and took him to University Medical Center, Clark said. Gwinn drove away.

Gwinn's car collided with one driven by Keri Adams, 21, who was listed in fair condition today at the medical center. No charges have been filed.

Baroway said Stillwell was listed in good condition at the medical center. No arrests have been made in his shooting, Dorn said.

The accident occurred near the Woody Hayes Athletic Facility in the early hours of December 13, 1993.

Dionte Johnson

Dionte Johnson, FB (2004-07)
1986 (Columbus)
High School: Eastmoor Academy

Ohio State:
The Buckeyes went 41-9 with Johnson on the team.
2005 Big Ten Title.
2006 Big Ten Title
2007 Big Ten Title.
Defeated Oklahoma State 33-7 to win the 2004 Alamo Bowl.
Defeated Notre Dame 34-20 to win the 2006 Fiesta Bowl.
Went 4-0 against That Team.

2007 Captain.
2007 Academic All-B1G.
2006 Academic All-B1G.
2005 Academic All-B1G.

Johnson's career at Ohio State per The Ohio State Team Guide:

6-0, 234...A bruising blocker and powerful inside runner who fights for extra yards and drags defenders with him...has lettered each of the past three years at fullback and has played in 30 games in that span...has tremendous leg drive and is effective in short-yardage and goal-line situations...a sure-handed receiver...also plays on the kickoff return unit.

Earned first-team All-Ohio honors as a senior (in high school)...played center as a junior before being switched to fullback for his final season...won the Columbus city wrestling championship as a junior at the 215-pound weight class...played catcher on the baseball team as a freshman, junior and senior...ran track as a junior and was a member of the 4x100 relay team that won a regional title.

Dionte Johnson owns Kingsrowe and Sole Classics in the Short North. Excerpts from an article written by Ken Gordon of The Columbus Dispatch (1-29-13):

Why did Johnson get into clothing after his football career ended?

“I always knew I wanted to retire and open a boutique to have something to do,” he said. “I thought I’d have one at (age) 50 or something like that, but it came fast.”

In 2010, Johnson bought Sole Classics on N. High Street — best-known for its athletic shoes.

Two years later, in October, he bought a vacant storefront a few blocks north and opened Kingsrowe, the name of his line of urban street clothes as well as the East Side street where he grew up and his mother still lives.

 Johnson is still involved in football (from 2013):

He also helps coach football at his old high school, having earned his way to a paid position as an assistant.

Eastmoor head coach Jim Miranda said Johnson has invited players to the store and had former Buckeye teammates talk to players.

“He has been a great asset,” Miranda said. “It’s a real positive thing when you can actually share with those kids, ‘I did what you’re doing’ — and he’s a strong visual reminder of success for those kids.

“He is a constant positive force.”

Johnson views the discussions as another way to invest in the community.

“The most important part (of coaching) is trying to show through example that you can go out and do something,” Johnson said.

“If things are done the right way, you can get to your dreams.”

Dionte is the son of Buckeye great, Pepper Johnson. Only three father and son combos have been captains at Ohio State. Those families are: the Davidsons (Jim and Jeff), the Herbstreits (Jim and Kirk) and the Johnsons (Pepper and Dionte). 

No. 49 In The NFL Draft

Wore No. 9 when drafted.


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