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Tom Cousineau

Linebacker 1975-78

Tom Cousineau was a two-time All-American for the Buckeyes. In 1977, he was named the top defensive player in the Orange Bowl. His 211 tackles in 1978 still stands as a single-season school record. Against Penn State in 1978, Cousineau was in on 29 total tackles, at the time an Ohio State record that has since been tied by Chris Spielman. Cousineau also holds the school record for most solo tackles in a single game, 16 against SMU in 1978. Six of the Top 10 single game tackle performances in school history are held by Cousineau. He ranks second on both the all-time OSU tackle list with 569 (three behind Marcus Marek) and on the career solo tackles list with 259. Cousineau became OSUs first No.1 overall pick in the NFL Draft when he was selected in 1979 by the Buffalo Bills.