We're counting down the days to kickoff with “99 Warriors,” the greatest Ohio State Buckeyes by jersey number, as voted on by the staff of Eleven Warriors.
"99 Warriors" will appear daily until kickoff is finally upon us Sept. 1 against Oregon State in Ohio Stadium. The series will give our staff's vote on the best Ohio State player to wear his respective number, starting Friday, May 25 with No. 99.
Our criteria in voting was simple: What did the players in question accomplish during their time wearing their respective number? We don't take into account what they did in their playing career after they left Columbus.
Since most players have worn multiple numbers in their careers (redshirt-freshman campaigns to be specific), we decided to judge the player on the number they were best known for.
We hope this series will help make the summer go by just a little bit faster, and bring with it some healthy discussion about the greatest Buckeyes ever to don the scarlet and gray.