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Digging Deeper: Players Who Wore No. 34

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Matt Gutridge's picture
July 29, 2018 at 7:44am

In 34 days, Ohio State starts the 2018 season against Oregon State. Below, you will find the 40 players who wore No. 34 for the Buckeyes.

Today's featured players are Charles Hamrick, Jeff Logan, Raymont Harris and Carlos Hyde.

Players Who Wore No. 34 At Ohio State
Frederick Conrad 1931-33                   1931-33
Charles Hamrick 1934-36     1936     1936   1937   1934-36
Bernard Shaffer 1937                    
Arthur Grundies 1938, 1940                   1938, 1940
Samuel Fox* 1941                   1941
Ernest Lehman 1943                   1943
Dan Klofta 1944                    
Charles Gandee 1945, 1949-50                   1945, 1949-50
Roger Moritz 1950-51                    
Thomas Spears 1953                   1953
Lee Nussbaum 1954                    
Leaonard Fontes 1958-59                   1958-59
Robert Butts* 1962                   1962
Thomas Farbizo 1965                    
Albert Weber 1966                    
Paul Huff 1967-68                   1967-68
John Bledsoe 1971-72               1973   1971-72
Dan Bembry 1973                    
Jeff Logan 1974-77       1977   1977 1977 1978 1977 1974-77
Anthony Greene 1978                    
Cliff Belmer* 1979                   1979
Jay Holland 1983-84                   1983-84
Vince Workman* 1985                   1985
Patrick O'Morrow 1986-87                   1986-87
Geoff Stewart 1990                    
Raymont Harris 1990-93   1993           1994 1990 1990-93
Obie Stillwell* 1993                    
Roby Kelly* 1994-96               1997   1994-96
Greg Simpson 1997-99                    
Terry Pogue 2000                    
Arthur Allen 2000                 2000  
JaJa Riley 2001                    
Rob Harley* 2003-05                   2003-05
Brent Ullery* 2004                    
Maurice Wells 2005-08                   2005-08
Nate Ebner* 2010-11               2012   2010-11
Carlos Hyde 2010-13           2013   2014   2010-13
Jamal Marcus 2012-13                   2012-13
Erick Smith* 2016-17                   2016-17
Owen Fankhauser 2018                    

*Wore another number at Ohio State
Did not earn a varsity letter while wearing No. 34

Charles Hamrick, OL (1934-36)

Ohio State
The Buckeyes were 19-5 with Hamrick on the team.
1935 Big Ten Title.
Went 3-0 against That Team, outscoring them 93-0.

1936 All-American.
1936 All-Big Ten.

Jeff Logan

Jeff Logan, FB (1974-77)
1956 (Canton)
High School: Hoover (North Canton)

Ohio State
The Buckeyes were 39-8-1 with Logan on the team.
1977 Big Ten Title.
1976 Big Ten Title.
1975 Big Ten Title.
1974 Big Ten Title.
1977 Defeated Colorado 27-10 in the Orange Bowl.
Ohio State was ranked No. 1 for 14 weeks with Logan on the team.
Ohio State was ranked in the top 15 every week of Logan's career.
Went 2-2 against That Team.

1977 Captain.
1977 All-Big Ten.
1977 Academic All-American.
1977 Academic All-Big Ten.

Logan's senior bio per The Ohio State Team Guide:

5-10, 184...from North Canton...was Ohio State's leading ground gainer last year with 1,248 yards in 218 carries...started all 12 games and played 304 minutes...was the Buckeye's leading rusher in nine of 12 games...his enthusiastic, inspirational play sparked the Buckeye offense last year...picks up considerable yardage on second and third efforts...although normally a tailback, he will play fullback when Ohio State goes to the "speed" backfield.

Elected offensive co-captain for 1977...hobbies are music and golf...a communications major at Ohio State...his father, Dick, played tackle for Woody at Ohio State in 1951...Jeff will be one of the top running backs in college football this fall.

Logan's Ohio State career per Wikipedia:

Logan went to  Ohio State University in 1974 and played  on four  Big Ten Conference  Championship football teams. Logan backed up two-time  Heisman Trophy  winner  Archie Griffin  for two seasons and then started  in 1976 and 1977, Co-Captain of the 1977 team. He was awarded All Big 10 first team and Academic  All-American  honors.

Logan's work in media:

Jeff Logan appeared on 103.9  WTDA'S sports show "Shark on Sports" with long-time friend Mark "the Shark" Howell. He also was the color analyst for the Ohio State Football radio network from 1999-2005 working with Terry Smith, currently the voice of the LA Angels of Anaheim. Jeff currently serves as color analyst on CW Columbus "Thursday Night Lights" high school football telecasts. He is a broadcast team member on the Best Buckeye Coverage" 610WTVN pre and post game for all Ohio State Football broadcasts. He is an accomplished amateur golfer.

Logan has carried the flag for Ohio State:

Recognized in 2016 by the Ohio State Alumni Association with the Mershon Award for service to Ohio State. Honored with the Ohio Gold by the Columbus Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.

Looks out for kids and families in Ohio:

Logan was one of the founding members of the "Logan Family Foundation" which holds a charity Golf tournament every year, with proceeds being used for a variety of charitable organizations and causes that benefits children and families in Stark County, Columbus and Ashland, OH. Through 2015 nearly $400,000 had been committed to charitable organizations.

Raymont Harris

Raymont Harris, RB (1990-93)
1970 (Lorain)
High School: Lorain Admiral King

Ohio State
The Buckeyes were 33-12-3 with Harris on the team.
1993 Big Ten Title.
1993 Defeated BYU 28-21 in the Holiday Bowl.

1993 Ohio State Team MVP.
1990 Academic All-Big Ten.

Harris' senior bio per The Ohio State Team Guide:

6-2, 220...from Lorain, Ohio...Will battle for the starting tailback position again this fall along with classmate Butler By'not'e and a number of underclassmen...came out of spring ball No. 1 at tailback last year, but a sprained ankle in early fall drills kept him out of the opener...the injury continued to nag him during most of the season, and it flared up again early in spring practice...he and By'not'e ended last season sharing the backup role to Robert Smith at tailback...finished second on the squad with 463 rushing yards and scored five TDs.

He will definitely see plenty of playing time this fall, whether he starts or not...is difficult to bring down because of his strength, low running style and knack for breaking tackles...probably the best Buckeye runner from tackle to tackle.

Injured throughout much of his high school career, but piled up 1,419 yards in the seven games he started as a senior...ran for 332 yards and five touchdowns against Lorain as a senior...averaged 200 yards per game and 6.5 yards per carry in the games he did start

Likes to be known as an "ultra" back because of his versatility...major is communications...nickname is the "Quiet Storm."

Raymont Harris currently works for Ohio State University Department of Athletics per ohiostatebuckeyes.com:

Raymont Harris joined The Ohio State University Department of Athletics in March 2010 as director of development. He is responsible for major gifts for all athletic priorities, including endowments and capital projects.

Before coming to the Department of Athletics, Harris served as Assistant Director of Development for the Fisher College of Business. In his time at Fisher, Harris oversaw their annual fund, managed the Fisher share holders, and worked to develop the Fisher Commons.

Harris is a native of Lorain, OH. He received his undergraduate degree in communications from The Ohio State University, where he was a varsity student-athlete on the Buckeye's football team. Upon graduation, Harris spent 6 years playing professional football in the NFL.

Carlos Hyde

Carlos Hyde, RB (2010-13)
High School: 
Naples (FL)

Ohio State
The Buckeyes were 42-10 with Hyde on the team.
2013 Leaders Title.
2012 Leaders Title.
2011 Defeated Arkansas 31-26 in the Sugar Bowl.
Went 3-1 against That Team.

2013 All-Big Ten.
2013 Ameche-Dayne Big Ten Running Back of the Year.

Hyde's senior bio per The Ohio State Team Guide:

6-0, 235...from Naples, Florida...Urban Meyer’s offenses always feature a power running game – five of his 11 teams have had Top 15 NCAA rushing averages and his six Florida teams had more rushing yards (15,109) and touchdowns (185) than every other SEC school between 2005-10 – but his teams were all so balanced that 20 of his players rushed for more than 600 yards in a season during that time but none topped 1,000, until quarterback Braxton Miller rushed for 1,271 yards in 2012.

Carlos Hyde, who is big, fast, physical and runs with an attitude, is poised to become Meyer’s first 1,000-yard running back…he enters his senior season with impressive career numbers – when one considers he’s only started 11 times– of 1,677 rushing yards, 22 rushing touchdowns, seven 100-yard games and his breakout 2012 campaign is proof he’s ready for the really big time.

Carlos rushed for 970 yards and scored 16 rushing touchdowns in less than 10 games last year, missing two because of an ankle issue…he led the Big Ten Conference in both scoring and touchdown scoring (10.2 points per game) and he was named second-team all-Big Ten.

He also earned Ohio State’s Rex Kern outstanding offensive back award for his efforts, which included overpowering games against Nebraska with 140 rushing yards and four touchdowns, against Michigan with 146 yards and a touchdown, against Illinois with 137 yards and three touchdowns and against Indiana with a career-high 156 yards.

He played the final eight games, after missing the Cal and UAB games…Carlos had his first significant opportunities to carry the football as a sophomore in 2011 and he responded with 566 rushing yards to rank third on the team…his 5.3 yards-per-carry average led all Buckeyes and his six TDs were tops among running backs and second only to Braxton Miller’s seven. 

Was impressive with 104 yards and two touchdowns vs. Nebraska, including a stunning 63-yard TD rush off right tackle…rushed for 105 yards and a score vs. Indiana…he was one of three Buckeyes (Boom Herron and Braxton Miller) to rush for over 100 yards vs. Indiana, the fourth time in school history that three backs have topped 100 yards in a game...gained 76 yards rushing and scored twice in the win over Toledo…also caught 10 passes for 73 yards in 2011…played in seven games as a true freshman in 2010.

Does Carlos Hyde still think about the fourth and one against Michigan State? His answer per foxsports.com during his rookie season with the 49ers:

"I actually still think about that Michigan State game and that fourth and one," Hyde said Tuesday morning at an NFL Rookie Symposium youth football clinic.

Hyde had been asked if the two losses the  Buckeyes  suffered at the end of last season -- they went to the Orange Bowl and lost to  Clemson  after losing their shot to play for the national title -- had soured how he felt about the 2012 and 2013 seasons at Ohio State.

"Pretty much I feel like it was that one play or we could have been on our way to the national championship," Hyde said. "I mean, you know, it's a lesson learned. "Yeah."

Shortly thereafter, Hyde walked away from the 10 or so reporters and cameras who were circled around him.

So, we're left to presume he still wishes he'd gotten the ball.

Speaking in Northeast Ohio last spring, Michigan State Mark Dantonio said his staff felt the Buckeyes would stick with Miller on the fourth down play and prepared accordingly.

No. 34 In The NFL Draft
CARLOS HYDE 2014 2 57 RB 49ers

*Wore No. 42 when drafted.

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