We are now 5 days away from Ohio State's 2018 season opener against Oregon State. Below, you will find a list of the 32 to players to wear No. 5 since 1933.
Today's featured players are Jim Laughlin, Michael Wiley, Braxton Miller and Raekwon McMillan.
|PLAYER||WORN||B1G MVP||TEAM MVP||AA||CAPT.||1R NFL||ALL B1G||AC AA||NFL DRAFT||AC B1G||LETTER|
|Tom McBrayer||1972, 1974|
|Karl Edwards||1981-83||1982, 1983||1981-83|
|Dante Lee*||1989-90, 1992||1989-90|
|Chimdi Chekwa||2006-10||2011||2008, 2009||2006-10|
|Braxton Miller*||2011-13||2012, 2013||2013||2012, 2013||2011-13|
|Raekwon McMillan||2014-16||2016||2015, 2016||2017||2014-16|
*Wore another number at Ohio State
Note: I do not remember seeing Galloway wearing No 5, but the 2017 Team Guide has him listed as wearing it in 1991.
Did not earn a varsity letter while wearing No. 5
Jim Laughlin, LB (1977-1979)
Born: 1958 (Cleveland)
High School: Charles F. Brush (Lyndhurst, Ohio)
The Buckeyes were 27-8-1 with Laughlin on the team.
1977 Big Ten Title.
1979 Big Ten Title.
1979 Defeated That Team 18-15.
1979 Team MVP.
1979 National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame Scholarship Winner.
1979 All-Big Ten.
1979 Academic All-Big Ten.
Laughlin's senior season per The Ohio State Team Guide:
6-2, 219...from Lyndhurst, Ohio...Has won two football letters...has been the top replacement at both outside linebacker positions the past two years.
A smart, dependable athlete who rarely makes a mistake...an honor student at Ohio State majoring in finance...elected a co-captain on defense for the 1979 Ohio State team.
Won nine high school letters, three each in football, basketball and baseball...came to the Buckeyes as a fullback but moved to defense his sophomore year.
Laughlin's Ohio State career per Wikipedia:
Laughlin, was one in a long line of standout Linebackers to have played for the Ohio State Buckeyes.
As a team captain during his senior year (1979), Laughlin (along with Ernie Andria) had a share in a blocked punt against Michigan during the final
moments of the game, which was returned for a touchdown by Todd Bell. The play put the Buckeyes on top 18-15, sending the team to the 1980 Rose Bowl.
He was the eighth pick in the 4th round of the 1980 NFL Draft (91st overall) by the Atlanta Falcons.
Michael Wiley, RB (1996-1999)
Born: 1978 (Spring Valley, CA)
High School: Monte Vista (CA)
The Buckeyes were 32-11 with Wiley on the team.
1996 Big Ten Title.
1998 Big Ten Title.
1997 Defeated No. 4 Arizona State 20-17 to win the Rose Bowl.
1999 Defeated No. 8 Texas A&M 24-14 to win the Sugar Bowl.
1996 Defeated No. 5 Notre Dame 29-16 in South Bend.
1996 Defeated No. 4 Penn State 38-7 in Columbus.
1998 Defeated That Team 31-16.
1998 All-Big Ten.
Wiley's senior bio per the Ohio State Team Guide:
6-0, 195...from Spring Valley, CA...Michael Wiley, called "The Buckeye Blur" by his hometown San Diego Union Tribune, is a "talented and gifted and elusive and special running back," position coach Tim Spencer said. He also is a legitimate candidate for All-America honors and major awards during the 1999 season.
An electrifying performer since his first game as a Buckeye, Wiley has accumulated 2,975 all-purpose yards (10th all-time at Ohio State), including 1,999 rushing yards, in a career that includes just one year as a starter.
The owner of a 100-yard kickoff return, a 76-yard run and a 60-yard reception, Wiley has averaged 7.7 yards each time he touches the football. He is a threat to go all the way any time the football is in his hands. He has averaged an impressive 6.1 yards per rush on 326 attempts.
Consensus high school All-American at Monte Vista High after rushing for 1,901 yards and 23 touchdowns as a senior. Posted career numbers of 3,417 yards and 38 touchdowns. Earned all-state and All-America honors as a senior and was rated as the second-best running back prospect in the nation by Bluechip Illustrated.
Earned three letters in football and basketball and four in track. A National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete.
Wiley's Ohio State career per Wikipedia:
He scored touchdowns the first three times he touched the ball as a collegian while playing against Rice University in 1996 (a 49-yard reverse and receptions of 51 and 60 yards). He was a great pass catcher out of the backfield, ranking third on the team in receptions as a junior (27) and senior (14).
Though he was only a two-year starter (22 starts), he finished a distinguished playing career after recording 2,951 rushing yards (509 attempts), 3,176 total offense yards, 4,194 all-purpose yards, ten 100-yard games, 56 receptions and 35 touchdowns. He also completed 10-of-11 career passing attempts for 225 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Against Missouri, in 1998, Wiley rushed for a career high 209 yards. He finished his career with ten 100+ yard rushing games.
Wiley was drafted by the Cowboys in fifth round of the 2000 NFL Draft.
He owned a bar in Columbus called the After Five Lounge and was a manager at Kroger.
Braxton Miller, QB (2011-2015)
High School: Huber Heights Wayne
The Buckeyes were 56-11 with Miller on the roster.
2012 Undefeated Season.
2012 B1G Leaders Title.
2013 B1G Leaders Title.
2014 National Champion.
2014 Big Ten Title.
2014 Big Ten East Title.
2015 Big Ten East Title.
Defeated No. 8 Notre Dame 44-28 in the 2016 Fiesta Bowl.
2012-2013 24 Game-winning streak.
Went 4-1 against That Team.
2013 Chicago Tribune Big Ten MVP (Silver Football Award)
2013 Big Ten Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year
2013 Big Ten Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year2013 All-Big Ten (coaches and media)
2012 Chicago Tribune Big Ten MVP (Silver Football Award)
2012 Big Ten Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year
2012 Big Ten Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year
2012 All-Big Ten (media)
2012 Finalist for Davey O’Brien National QB Award
2011 Big Ten Thompson-Randle El Freshman of the Year
2011 National Freshman of the Year (CFB Performance Awards)
Miller's senior bio per The Ohio State Team Guide:
6-2, 215...from Huber Heights, Ohio...Braxton Miller is a fifth-year senior who red-shirted the 2014 season after re-injuring his throwing shoulder in August 2014...he had initially injured his shoulder during the 2014 Discover Orange Bowl and had surgery on it Feb. 21, 2014...his focus this spring was to continue to get healthy.
Miller, when healthy, can be a contender and possibly even a leading contender for all of the major national awards, be it most outstanding performer, most valuable player and/or outstanding quarterback...he already has won more Big Ten Conference Awards - seven - than any player in Big Ten history, including two Chicago Tribune Big Ten MVP awards.
Miller could become just the 10th player in NCAA Division I history to rush for 40 touchdowns and pass for 40 touchdowns...Miller, who is 22-2 in his last 24 starts and has seven wins over Top 25 teams, graduated in the Fall of 2014 with a degree in communications.
Miller was a highly-regarded quarterback who led Wayne High to the 2010 Division I state title game...he passed for 2,167 yards and 17 TDs, and rushed for 658 yards 17 more TDs as a senior...had a career record of 31-7 as a starting quarterback.
Ohio Mr. Football finalist and earned first team all-state...Under Armour All-American game...basketball letterman.
Heading Into His Senior Season, Miller Owned The These Ohio State Records
- First in 200-yard total offense games (22)
- First in 300-yard total offense games (10)
- First in total offense per game (231.8)
- Second in total offense (8,346)
- Second in touchdowns responsible for (84)
- Third in passing efficiency (146.7)
- Third in completion percentage (59.3)
- Fourth in wins by starting QB (26)
- Fourth in touchdown passes (52)
- Fifth in 100-yard rushing games (15)
- Sixth in pass completions (395)
- Sixth in passing yards per game (147.0)
- Seventh in rushing touchdowns (32)
- Eighth in 200-yard passing games (10)
- Eighth in rushing yards (3,054)
- Eighth in pass attempts (666)
- Ninth in passing yards (5,292)
- One of seven Buckeyes with multiple 1,000-yard rushing seasons
Ohio State Single Season Records
- Total offense (3,310 in 2012)
- Total offense per game (275.8 in 2012)
- QB rushing yards (1,271 in 2012)
- 300-yard total offense games (five in 2012)
Raekwon McMillan, LB (2014-2016)
High School: Liberty County (Georgia)
The Buckeyes were 37-4 with McMillan on the team.
2014 National Champion.
2014 Big Ten Title.
2014 Big Ten East Title.
2015 Big Ten East Title.
2016 Big Ten East Title.
Defeated No. 1 Alabama 42-35 to win the 2015 Sugar Bowl.
Defeated No. 2 Oregon 42-20 to win the 2015 CFP National Championship.
Defeated No. 8 Notre Dame 44-28 to win the 2016 Fiesta Bowl.
Went 3-0 against That Team.
2016 All-Big Ten.
2015 All-Big Ten.
McMillan's junior bio per The Ohio State Team Guide:
6-2, 243...from Hinesville, GA...Raekwon McMillan was a finalist for the Butkus Award in 2015 as a true sophomore and a second-team All-American as selected by Walter Camp...he enters the 2016 season as a legitimate and worthy candidate for the major individual defensive awards and All-America honors.
Already identified by coach Urban Meyer as a team co-captain this season, McMillan is expected to be a force on and off the field for a Buckeye defense that returns just three starters with six of its key players from 2015 drafted into the NFL.
McMillan, who is instinctive and impressively quick to the ball, is coming off a 119-tackle season and enters the coming season with 166 career tackles, 10 tackles-for-loss, four quarterback sacks, one interception, five pass break-ups and a fumble recovery.
He was the nation's top-rated inside linebacker prospect by ESPN and Rivals and he was chosen as the 2013 national high school Butkus Award winner as the top linebacker in the country.
At Liberty County HS, McMillan accumulated 456 tackles and 10 forced fumbles during his career...as a senior he totaled 159 tackles, 35.5 tackles-for-loss and 8.5 sacks for his 8-3 squad, and he also rushed for almost 700 yards on offense.
Was named the Georgia Region 3 AAAA defensive player of the year and a first-team all-state pick after his senior season...A two-time Savannah Morning News player of the year...named a first-team Parade and USA Today All-American following his 2013 senior season.
*Wore No. 7 when drafted.
**Wore No. 1 when drafted.
88 days until The Game.