99 Warriors: No. 69, All-Big Ten Offensive Guard and Rose Bowl Champion Dick Mack

By Andrew Lind on June 24, 2018 at 8:05 am
Dick Mack

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. 69 Dick Mack

Richard “Dick” Mack was a two-sport star at Bucyrus who lettered in football and track. An all-state offensive guard and linebacker for the Redmen in 1970, he also earned all-conference honors after he set a school shot put record with a throw of 52 feet, 6 inches.

OG Dick Mack

b. Dec. 21, 1953 (Bucyrus, OH)

  • All-Big Ten (1974)

The 5-foot-11, 217-pound Mack was a two-year starter at right guard for Woody Hayes. He blocked for running back Archie Griffin when he won the first of two Heisman trophies. The Buckeyes went 2-0-1 against Michigan and played in three Rose Bowls during Mack’s career.

Mack served as a graduate assistant under Hayes while attending law school, then coached the tight ends and receivers at Cincinnati from 1978-80. He is currently the senior vice president and trust director at PNC Wealth Management in Cleveland.

Mack’s brother Tom, meanwhile, was a first-round NFL Draft pick from Michigan in 1966. He was an 11-time all-pro with the Los Angeles Rams and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1999. Their father, Ray, was a second baseball for the MLB’s Cleveland Indians from 1938-46.

Photo: Ohio State Dept. of Athletics

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