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Franklin County Judge, National Champ Team Member Bill Pollitt Dies from Covid-19

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August 14, 2020 at 3:27pm

I didn't see anything about this Bad news. Bill Pollitt, member of the 68 National Championship team and longtime Franklin County Judge, passed away from Covid-related complications.

From the Dispatch:

Pollitt was a guard and linebacker for the Ohio State University football team from 1966 to 1970 and was on the 1968 national championship team, the backup for All-American Jim Stillwagon.

Most of those who knew Pollitt well were aware that his career highlights included making the tackle on the opening kickoff of the 1969 Rose Bowl.

Ron Maciejowski, a backup quarterback on the team, remembered Pollitt as one of his funniest, most sociable teammates.

"Bill was, as his wife would describe him, a character," he said.

He recalled that, after graduation, Pollitt's mediocre grades were making it difficult to get into law school, so their coach, Woody Hayes, pulled some strings to help get him into Capital.

"Woody told him, 'You'd better not screw this up,'" Maciejowski said, repeating a story known to most of Pollitt's friends. "Well, he graduated from law school and became one of the county's top judges. That says everything about him."

Condolences to family, friends and associates.

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