2017 Buckeyes Receive Their Gold Pants For Ohio State's Latest Win Over Michigan

By Dan Hope on April 12, 2018 at 11:06 am

J.T. Barrett, Billy Price and Tyquan Lewis are now among the former Ohio State players who can officially say they own five pairs of Gold Pants.

Ohio State is commemorating its sixth straight win over Michigan on Thursday morning, when the 2017 Buckeyes received their Gold Pants at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.

Ohio State posted a video commemorating Gold Pants Day, which you can watch above, on its official Twitter account.

Shortly after the presentation was over, Ohio State players and staff began posting photos of their new hardware on social media.

This year's Gold Pants are being presented to the team by former Ohio State running back Keith Byars, who won two pairs of Gold Pants of his own in 1982 and 1984. Former Ohio State offensive lineman Jim Lachey, quarterback Mike Tomczak, tight end Greg Lashutka and safety William White were also among the former Buckeyes who participated in Thursday's presentation.

Additionally, the Gold Pants Club – which finances the annual tradition of awarding the charms – is making a donation to former White's family fund for ALS research. White, the father of current Ohio State safety Brendon White, is battling ALS after being diagnosed with the disease in late 2016.

Gold Pants have been awarded to Ohio State teams for wins over Michigan since 1934, when the tradition was started to recognize Francis Schmidt's Buckeyes after a 34-0 win over the Wolverines.

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