99 Warriors: No. 66, Earle Bruce and John Cooper Era Lineman Karl Coles

By 11W Staff on June 27, 2018 at 8:05 am
99 Warriors: No. 66 Karl Coles

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. 66 Karl Coles

OG Karl Coles

b. February 23, 1967 (Gahanna, Ohio)

Karl Coles committed to Earle Bruce's Ohio State in 1985 as a defensive lineman from Gahanna Lincoln.

Coles switched to offensive line early in his Buckeye career, where he became a two-year starter at left guard for John Cooper, following Bruce's ouster.

In his time in Columbus, Coles went from 6-foot-4 and 233 pounds to 6-foot-5 and 295 pounds.

Coles graduated in 1990 with a degree in recreation education. He worked for the Arena Football League and a Columbus car dealership following his stint in the Scarlet and Gray.

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