99 Warriors: No. 70, All-American Offensive Tackle And National Championship Team Captain Dave Foley

By Dan Hope on June 23, 2018 at 8:05 am
Dave Foley

We're counting down the days to kickoff with “99 Warriors,” the greatest Ohio State Buckeyes by jersey number, as voted by the staff of Eleven Warriors.

No. 70 Dave Foley

The top Buckeye to wear No. 70 was one of the most important players on one of the best teams in Ohio State football history.

OT Dave Foley

b. Oct. 28, 1947 (Cincinnati, Ohio)

  • First-Team All-American (1968)
  • First-Team All-Big Ten (1968)
  • National Champion (1968)
  • Academic All-American (1966, 1968)
  • Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame (1984)

A three-year starter for the Buckeyes at offensive tackle, Dave Foley was a captain and a unanimous All-American left tackle for Ohio State in 1968, when the Buckeyes won all 10 of their games – including a 50-14 win over Michigan and a 27-16 win over USC in the Rose Bowl – and were crowned national champions.

Foley was previously the Buckeyes' starting right tackle in 1966 and 1967.

In addition to his performance on the field, Foley was also a standout in the classroom, earning Academic All-American honors in 1966 and 1968 and receiving the National Football Foundation scholarship in 1968 for his combined excellence in athletics and academics.

Foley was selected by the New York Jets with the No. 26 overall pick in the 1969 NFL draft, and went on to play in the NFL for nine seasons (three with the Jets, six with the Buffalo Bills), earning a Pro Bowl bid in 1973.

Foley was inducted into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame in 1984.

Photo: Ohio State Dept. of Athletics

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