Sporting News Names Archie Griffin As Greatest Ohio State Buckeye

By D.J. Byrnes on March 10, 2014 at 3:44 pm

Archie "2Heizmanz" Griffin has been named the greatest Ohio State player of all time by Sporting News. It's an argument tough to go against, even for an advocate of the Devil.

Legendary Ohio State coach Woody Hayes said of college football's only two-time Heisman Trophy winner, "He's a better young man than he is football player, and he's the best football player I've ever seen." Hayes must have realized that when Griffin rushed for a then-Ohio State record 239 yards against North Carolina as a freshman. Griffin finished with 5,889 rushing yards and is one of two players to start a consecutive four Rose Bowls. He is now president of the Ohio State Alumni Association.

The list is as follows, from two to 10:

  • Chic Harley
  • Eddie George
  • Chris Spielman
  • Orlando Pace
  • Troy Smith
  • Vic Janowicz
  • Les Horvath
  • Howard "Hopalong" Cassady
  • A.J. Hawk

Personally, I'm up in arms about Jack Tatum failing to make this subjective list. 

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