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Men’s Varsity “O” Hall of Fame

Alphabetical List

By Sport and Class

BASEBALL
Class of 1978
Dr. Stephen Arlin, 1965-66
John W. Bricker, 1914
George Trautman, 1912-13-14

Class of 1990
Stewart Hein, 1950-51-52

Class of 1995
Galen Cisco, 1955-56-57
               Football 1955-55-57

Class of 1996
Ray Shoup, 1965-66-67

Class of 1999
Mike Durant, 1989-90-91

Class of 2001
Chuck Brinkman, 1964-66
Pete Perini, 1946-50
               Football 1946-50

Class of 2003
Nick Wasylik, 1935-38
               Football 1934-37, Basketball 1934

Class of 2006
Alex Eckelman, 1994-97
Ron Nischwitz, 1957-58

Class of 2008
John Edwards, 1958

Class of 2010
Fred Norton, 1914-17
               Basketball, 1914-17
               Football, 1914-17
               Track, 1914-17

 

BASKETBALL
Class of 1977
Paul E. Ebert, 1952-53-54
               Baseball 1951-54-55
John Havlicek, 1960-61-62
               Baseball 1960-61
James R. Hull, 1937-38-39
Jerry R. Lucas, 1960-61-62
John F. Miner, 1923-24-25

Class of 1978
Gary Bradds, 1962-63-64
William Hosket, Sr., 1932-33
William Hosket, Jr., 1966-67-68

Class of 1979
Robin Freeman, 1954-55-56

Class of 1980
Fred Taylor, 1949-50
               Baseball 1947-48-49-50
               Basketball Coach 1959-76

Class of 1981
Richard D. Schnittker, 1948-49-50
               Football 1949

Class of 1982
Frank Howard, 1956-57-58
               Baseball 1957-58-59

Class of 1983
Larry Siegfried, 1959-60-61

Class of 1984
James M. Clemons, 1969-70-71

Class of 1985
Melvyn Nowell, 1960-61-62

Class of 1986
Kelvin Ransey, 1977-78-79-80

Class of 1992
Allan Hornyak, 1971-72-73

Class of 1994
Dennis Hopson, 1984-85-86-87

Class of 1996
Don Grate, 1944-45

Class of 1998
Jim Jackson, 1990-91-92

Class of 1999
Herb Williams, 1978-79-80-81

Class of 2000
Dave Sorenson, 1968-69-70

Class of 2001
Clark Kellogg, 1980-82

Class of 2003
Nick Wasylik, 1934
               Football 1934-37, Baseball 1935-38

Class of 2004
Arnie Risen, 1944-45

Class of 2009
Michael Redd, 1998-00

Class of 2010
Fred Norton, 1914-17
               Football, 1914-17
               Baseball, 1914-17
               Track, 1914-17

 

DIVING
Class of 1977
Albert Patnik, 1938-39-40

Class of 1978
Miller Anderson, 1942-46-47-48

Class of 1979
Bruce Harlan, 1947-48-49-50

Class of 1980
Bob Clotworthy, 1951-52-53

Class of 1981
Earl Clark, 1939-40-41

Class of 1982
Donald D. Harper, 1956-57-58
               Gymnastics 1956-57-58

Class of 1983
Patrick Tim Moore, 1972-73-74-75

Class of 1984
Ronald F. O’Brien, 1957-58-59
               Gymnastics 1957-58-59

Class of 1986
Louis V. Vitucci, 1961-62-63

Class of 1987
Frank Dempsey, 1941-42-43

Class of 1989
Hobie Billingsley, 1945-48-49-50

Class of 1992
Jimmy Patterson, 1936-37-38

Class of 1993
Mark Bradshaw, 1982-83-84-85

Class of 1998
Fletcher Gilders, 1954-56

Class of 1999
Thomas Gompf, 1959-60-61

Class of 2000
Kent Vosler, 1974-75-77-78

Class of 2001
Mike Finneran, 1968-69, ’71

Class of 2005
Patrick Jeffrey, 1984-86, 1988

 

FENCING
Class of 2000
William Hunt, 1942-43

Class of 2007
Ivan Gilbert, 1940-42

 

FOOTBALL
Class of 1977
Howard Cassady, 1953-54-55
               (Baseball 1954-55-56)
Wes Fesler, 1928-29-30
               (Basketball 1929-30-31)
               (Baseball 1929-30-31)
               (Football Coach 1947-50)
Ernie Godfrey, 1912-13-14
               (Basketball 1914-15)
Chic Harley, 1916-17-18
               (Basketball 1920-21)
               (Baseball 1917-19)
               (Track 1917)
Leslie Horvath, 1940-41-42
Victor Janowicz, 1949-50-51
James Parker, 1954-55-56
William K. Willis, 1942-43-44
               (Track 1942-43)

Class of 1978
Ralph W. Hoyer, 1903-04-04
Gomer Jones, 1934-35
Rex Kern, 1968-69-70
Richard C. Larkins, 1928-29-30
               (Basketball 1929-30)
               (Athletic Director 1946-70)
James Lincoln, 1903-04-05
Jim Marshall, 1957-58
Gaylord Stinchcomb, 1917-19-20
Gust Zarnas, 1935-36-37

Class of 1979
Jack Dugger, 1942-43-44
               (Basketball 1941-42-43)
               (Track 1941-42-43)
Jim Houston, 1957-58-59
Marty Karow, 1924-25-26
               (Baseball 1924-25-26)
               (Baseball Coach 1950-75)
Jim Stillwagon, 1968-69-70
Paul Warfield, 1961-62-63
               (Track 1961-62-63)

Class of 1980
William M Bell, 1929-30-31
Harlod Cunningham, 1923, 24, 25
               (Basketball 1924-25-26)
Lewis Hinchman, 1930-31-32
Iolas Huffman, 1918-19-20
               (Baseball 1919-20-21)
Esco Sarkkinen, 1937-38-39
               (Assistant Coach 1946-78)

Class of 1981
Warren Amling, 1944-45-46
               (Basketball 1944-45-46)
Sidney Gillman, 1931-32-33
Archie M. Griffin, 1972-73-74,75
Jack Tatum, 1968-69-70
Merle Wendt, 1934-35-36

Class of 1982
Arnold Chonko, 1962-63-64

Class of 1983
Randy Gradishar, 1971-72-73
Dwight “Ike” Kelley, 1963-64-65

Class of 1984
William “Tippy” Dye, 1934-35-36
               (Basketball 1935-36-37)
               (Basketball Coach 1947-50)
David Foley, 1966-67-68
               (Track 1967-68-69)
Rufus L. Mayes, 1966-67-68
Douglas C. Van Horn, 1963-64-65

Class of 1985
Edwin A. Hess, 1025-26-27
John C. Hicks, 1970-72-73

Class of 1986
William C. Hackett, 1942-43-44
James A. McDonald, 1935-36-37

Class of 1987
Bob Ferguson, 1959-60-61
Campbell “Honus” Graf, 1938-39-40
               (Basketball 1913-14-15)
               (Baseball 1913-14-15)
Loren “Bob” White, 1957-58=59

Class of 1988
Jack Graf, 1938-39-40
               (Basketball 1939-40-41)
               (Asst. Basketball Coach 1944-70)
Tom Perdue, 1959-60-61
               (Baseball 1960-61-62)
Don Scott, 1938-39-40
               (Basketball 1939)
Jan White, 1968-69-70

Class of 1989
Chris Ward, 1974-75-76-77

Class of 1990
Van DeCree, 1972-73-74

Class of 1991
Lin Houston, 1941-42
Tom Skladany, 1972-73-74

Class of 1992
Aurealius Thomas, 1955-56-57

Class of 1993
Bob Brudzinski, 1973-74-75
Charles Csuri, 1941-42-43

Class of 1995
Tom Cousineau, 1975-76-77-78
Dean Dugger, 1952-53-54

Class of 1996
Dick Fisher, 1939-40-41-45
               (Basketball 1941-42)
Jim Otis, 1967-68-69
Bob Shaw, 1941-42

Class of 1997
Bill Miller, 1948-49-50
               (Wrestling 1948-49-50)
Mike Sensibaugh, 1968-69-70
Tim Spencer, 1979-80-81-82

Class of 1998
Gene Fekete, 1942
John Frank, 1980-83
Tim Fox, 1973-76
Cornelius Green, 1972-75

Class of 1999
Jim Lachey, 1981-82-83-84
Marcus Marek, 1979-80-81-81

Class of 2000
Keith Byars, 1982-83-84-85
Ollie Cline, 1944-45-46-47
Chris Spielman, 1984-85-86-87

Class of 2001
Thomas “Pepper” Johnson, 1982-85
Pete Perini, 1946-50
               Baseball 1946-50
Steve Tovar, 1989-92

Class of 2002
John Brockington, 1968-70
Tom De Leone, 1969-71
Cecil Souders, 1942-47

Class of 2003
Cris Carter, 1984-86
Jack Lininger, 1945, 47-49
Tom Matte, 1957-60
Korey Stringer, 1992-94
Nick Wasylik, 1934-37
               Basketball 1934, Baseball 1935-38

Class of 2004
Vlade Janakievski, 1977-80
Steve Myers, 1972-74
Paul Sarringhaus, 1941-42, 1945

Class of 2005
Kurt Schumacher, 1971-74
Bob Momsen, 1950

Class of 2006
Eddie George, 1992-95
Ted Provost, 1967-69

Class of 2007
Pete Johnson, 1973-76

Class of 2008
Bobby Hoying, 1993-95
Jeff Uhlenhake, 1985-88

Class of 2009
Neal Colzie, 1972-74
Andy Katzenmoyer, 1996-98
Dick LeBeau, 1956-58
Pandel Savic, 1947-49

Class of 2010
Fred “Curly” Morrison, 1946-49
Fred Norton, 1914-17
               Basketball, 1914-17
               Baseball, 1914-17
               Track, 1914-17

 

GOLF
Class of 1977
Jack Nicklaus, 1960-61

Class of 1980
Bob Kepler, 1930-31-32
               Golf Coach 1938-65

Class of 1981
John Lorms, 1941-42-43

Class of 1983
Thomas Nieporte, 1950-51

Class of 1985
Tom Weiskopf, 1962

Class of 1986
John C. Cook, 1976-77-78

Class of 1988
Rick Jones, 1954-55-56

Class of 1990
Howard Baker Saunders, 1945-46-47

Class of 1992
Joey Sindelar, 1979-80-81

Class of 1993
Chris Perry, 1981-82-83-84

Class of 1997
Clark Burroughs, 1982-83-84-85

Class of 2000
Chris Smith, 1988-89-90-91

Class of 2005
Steve Groves, 1970-73

Class of 2010
Mark Balen, 1976-79

 

GYMNASTICS
Class of 1996
Mike Racanelli, 1987-88-89-90

Class of 2004
Blaine Wilson, 1994-97

Class of 2006
Kip Simons, 1991-94

Class of 2008
Drew Durbin, 1994-97

Class of 2010
Jamie Natalie, 1998-2001

 

ICE HOCKEY
Class of 1994
Paul Pooley, 1981-82-83-84

Class of 2001
Bill McKenzie, 1970-72

Class of 2005
Jamie Macoun, 1981-83

 

LACROSSE
Class of 1993
Terry Gilmore, 1977-78-79

Class of 2000
Paul Hartman, 1955-56-57
               Lacrosse Coach 1961-66

Class of 2003
Skip Van Bourgondien, 1971-73

Class of 2008
Fred Keller, 1956-58

 

RIFLE & PISTOL
Class of 1999
George Martin, 1947-48-49-50

 

SOCCER
Class of 2005
Richard Castillo, 1980-83

Class of 2008
Fred Keller, 1956-58

 

SWIMMING
Class of 1977
Ford H. Konno, 1952-53-54-55
William M. Smith, 1943-47-48-49

Class of 1978
Yoshi Oyakawa, 1952-53-54-55

Class of 1979
Keo Nakama, 1942-43-44

Class of 1981
Albert M. Wiggins, 1954-55-56

Class of 1983
Jack Taylor, 1950-51-52

Class of 1984
Richard F. Cleveland, 1952-53-54
John H. Higgins, 1938-39-40

Class of 1987
Halo Hirose, 1946-47-48

Class of 1988
James Counsilman, 1943-46-47

Class of 1996
L.B. Schaefer, 1961-62-63

Class of 1997
Gerald Holan, 1951-52-53

Class of 1999
Bill Neunzig, 1937-38

Class of 2002
Harley M. ‘Marty’ Mull, 1962-64

Class of 2005
Artie Wolfe, 1960-63

Class of 2009
Bob Hopper, 1965-67

 

TENNIS
Class of 1987
Francisco Gonzalez, 1974-75-76

Class of 1994
Ernie Fernandez, 1979-80-81-81

Class of 1997
Aris Franklin, M.D., 1943-44-45-46

Class of 2004
Ty Tucker, 1989-1991

 

TRACK and CROSS COUNTRY
Class of 1977
Jesse Owens, 1934-35
George Simpson, 1928-29-30
Larry Snyder, 1922-23-24
               Track Coach 1932-42, 1946-65

Class of 1978
Glenn Davis, 1956-57-58-59
Malvin Whitfield, 1945-46-47-48-49

Class of 1979
David Albritton, 1935-36-37

Class of 1980
Jack Keller, 1931-32-33

Class of 1981
Charles Beetham, 1934-35-36
Malvin Walker, 1934-35-36

Class of 1982
Robert Wright, 1941-42-47

Class of 1983
George P. Guthrie, 1924-25-26

Class of 1989
Pete Rasmus, 1927-28-29

Class of 1991
Dallas Dupre, 1942-43-47

Class of 1995
Harry “Butch” Reyonlds, 1986-87

Class of 1996
Lloyd Duff, 1946-47-48
Ralph Tyler, 1943-44

Class of 1997
Joe Greene, 1987-88-89-90
Ralph Hammond, 1940-41-42

Class of 1998
John Schmidt, 1942-45

Class of 1999
Mark Crogan, 1988-89-90-91

Class of 2006
Kevin Akins, 1979-82

Class of 2009
Robert Gary, 1992-95

Class of 2010
Fred Norton, 1914-17
               Basketball, 1914-17
               Baseball, 1914-17
               Football, 1914-17

 

VOLLEYBALL
Class of 1985
Doug Beal, 1969
               Volleyball Coach 1972-74

Class of 2001
Marc Waldie, 1974-77

Class of 2002
Aldis Berzins, 1975-78

Class of 2007
Andy Dumpis, 1977-80

Class of 2010
Ángel Aja, 1997-2000

 

WRESTLING
Class of 1980
Harry Steel, 1923-24
               Football 1922-23

Class of 1997
Jim Humphrey, 1971-72
Bill Miller, 1948-49-50
               (Football 1948-49-50)

Class of 1998
George Bollas, 1945-46
Dave Reinbolt, 1965-67

Class of 2001
Jude Skove, 1982, 84-86

Class of 2004
Kevin Randleman, 1991-93

Class of 2006
Adam DiSabato, 1989-91, 1993

Class of 2010
David Camaione, 1958-60

 

COACHES
Class of 1977
Michael Peppe, Swimming/Diving, 1961-63
J.W. Wilce, Football, 1913-28

Class of 1978
Woody Hayes, Football, 1951-78
Fred Stahl, Basetball, 1951-59
               Baseball 1947-50
               Golf 1966

Class of 1991
Jim Brown, Golf, 1974-09
               Basketball 1963-65
               Golf 1963-65
Paul Brown, Football, 1941-43

Class of 1996
Vince Panzano, Diving, 1977-Present

Class of 1998
Dr. Robert L. Bartels, Swimming/Diving, 1963-67

Class of 2004
Earle Bruce, Football, 1979-87

Class of 2008
Bob Todd, Baseball, 1987-present

ADMINISTRATION
Class of 1977
L.W. St. John, Athletic Director, 1912-47

Class of 1993
J. Edward Weaver, Athletic Director, 1970-77

Class of 1998
Dr. Robert Murphy, Head Team Physician, 1952-93

Class of 2007
Marv Homan, 1948-87

TRAINER
Class of 1980
Ernie Biggs, 1945-72

LOYALTY
Lou Flacher
Dr. William D. Heintz
Dr. Chalmer Hixson
Marv Homan
Frank “Moose” Machinsky
Saul Maggeid
Robert Ries
Alex Schoenbaum
Ralph Waldo

HONORARY VARSITY “O”
Fred Beekman
Mike Bordner
John Bozick
Earle Bruce
Mike Dolan
Jack Evans
Novice Fawcett
Billy Hill
Paul Hornung
Jim Jones
Jim McDonough
Dr. Robert Murphy
Richard Smith
Steve Snapp
J. Edward Weaver
Manly Whitcomb
Dr. Judson Wilson

 

 

Alphabetical Bios

Ángel Aja
Men’s Volleyball 1997-2000
Inducted: 2010
A two-time AVCA and Volleyball Magazine All-American, Angel Aja holds the Ohio State career records for assists (6,797) and assists per game (18.52). A four-time All-Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association selection and the league’s player of the year as a senior, Aja holds nine of the Top 10 single-match and three of the Top 4 single-season assist marks in Ohio State history. The MIVA tournament’s most valuable player in 2000 when he led the squad to the conference title, he was named to the NCAA all-tournament team after leading the Buckeyes to a runner-up finish his senior season. He ranked in the Top 3 in the nation in assists per game each of his last three years and he was first nationally as a junior (19.59). Aja was part of two outright MIVA regular-season championship squads and the team shared the title his junior campaign. Aja, who received the Big Ten Conference Medal of Honor as the outstanding male senior student-athlete at Ohio State, was a four-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and three-time Academic All-Big Ten choice. David Albritton
Track & Field 1936-38
Inducted: 1979
David Albritton was one of the Buckeyes’ many track greats of the 1930s. He was a three-time All-American high jumper and three-time National Champion. Albritton won a Silver Medal in the 1936 Olympics. During his freshman year at Ohio State, he established the school high jump record and followed with a world record as a sophomore. Warren Amling
Basketball/Football 1944-46
Inducted: 1981
Warren Amling was a two-time All-American at guard and team captain of the football team in 1946. Equally adept on offense and defense, Amling was a starter on the 1944 undefeated Big Ten Championship team. A two-sport star, Amling played guard on the 1946 basketball team that won the Big Ten Championship and finished third in the NCAA tournament. In 1947, Amling won the Big Ten Medal of Honor for academic and athletic excellence. Miller Anderson
Diving 1946-48
Inducted: 1978
Captain of the 1947 swimming and diving team, Miller Anderson competed in three Big Ten and three NCAA championships. He won 16 major championships during his career, including five National, three Big Ten and eight NAAU titles. He competed in both the 1948 and the 1952 Olympics and won two medals in the 1951 Pan Am Games. Steve Arlin
Baseball 1965-66
Inducted: 1978
Steve Arlin is considered one of the top pitchers in Ohio State baseball history. The two-time all-Big Ten and All-American posted a 24-3 record in two years with the Buckeyes. He struck out 294 batters and finished his career with a winning percentage of .889. Arlin posted an 11-1 record in 1966 and earned College World Series MVP honors while leading the Buckeyes to the National Championship. Kevin Akins
Track 1979-82
Inducted: 2006
Four-time letterwinner … indoor All-America in 1982 … named Big Ten Athlete of the Championship (outdoor) in 1982 … set Ohio State outdoor shot put record 68-8.5 in 1982 … won Big Ten Conference outdoor individual shot put championships in both 1981 and ’82. Mark Balen
Men’s Golf 1976-79
Inducted: 2010
Mark Balen is one of just three Buckeyes to earn four All-America honors, while also collecting three first team All-Big Ten selections. He helped lead the Buckeyes to four-consecutive Big Ten championships and three Top 10 NCAA championship finishes, capped off with a national championship his senior season. In 1979, Balen was selected to the prestigious Walker Cup team. He ranks sixth on the Ohio State individual tournament wins list with five in his career. He was the Big Ten individual champion in 1977 and won the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate his freshman season of 1976. In that freshman campaign, Balen won the Les Bolstad Award for the Big Ten’s lowest stroke average. Balen joins coach Jim Brown (91), John Cook (1986) and Joey Sindelar (1992) from the 1979 NCAA championship squad as inductees into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame. Balen pursued a professional career after his time at Ohio State and has continued to play on the Champions Tour. Robert Bartels
Swimming/Diving Coach (1963-67)
Inducted: 1998
OSU letterwinner 1949-51 … A member of three Big Ten championship teams (1949-51) and two national championship teams (1949-50) … Named first team All-America in 1949 … Head swimming coach at Kenyon College, 1952-54, and Ohio University, 1954-59 … Was an assistant coach at OSU from 1959-63, where he helped OSU win a national championship in 1962 … Appointed head swimming and diving coach in 1963 … Became an official at the annual Big Ten and NCAA championship meets, a capacity in which he still serves … Awarded the Distinguished Coach Award from the College Swimming Coaches Association in 1974 … Created the Ohio State University Faculty/Staff Fitness Program in 1975, which he directed until 1989 … President of the OSU Faculty Club in 1984-85 . Doug Beal
Volleyball/Coach 1969, 1972-74
Inducted: 1985
All-American Doug Beal helped lead the 1969 Buckeyes to a 24-0 record and their first MIVA title. In 1972, he coached Ohio State to the MIVA Championship. During his three years as coach, his teams posted a combined record of 52-15. After leaving OSU, he gained national recognition as coach of the 1984 United States Gold Medal Olympic Team. Beal is a driving force behind amateur volleyball in America. Charles Beetham
Track & Field 1935-37
Inducted: 1981
Charles Beetham was considered to be one of the top half-milers in the country during the 1930s, setting a world record in the 800-meter run. He was a three-time Big Ten outdoor 880-meter champion, winning the event in 1934, 1935 and 1936. In 1935, he was the recipient of the Gold Track Shoe Award. A two-time All-American, Beetham was the NCAA outdoor 800-meter champion in 1936 and captain of the 1936 Ohio State team. William M. Bell
Football 1929-31
Inducted: 1980
William Bell was a three-time letterwinner in football and was named to the all-Big Ten team as a senior. The honorable mention All-American guard was the first African American to play football for Ohio State. Bell went on to serve as a professor and a distinguished career in the United States Air Force, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Aldis Berzins
Volleyball 1975-78
Inducted: 2002
OSU’s star outside hitter led the Buckeyes to four Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA) championships (1975, ‘76, ‘77 and ‘78) and four appearances in the NCAA Final Four (1975, ‘76, ‘77 and ‘78) … the 1977 team was the first non-West Coast team to advance to the championship game … OSU finished third in the nation three times and second once … team went 105-14 in his four years … was the MIVA Player of the Year in 1977 and ‘78 and was a three-time All-MIVA First Team selection (1976, ‘77 and ‘78) … two-time NCAA all-tournament team selection (1977 and 1978) … Volleyball Magazine All-American in 1977 and 1978 … starting outside hitter for the 1984 USA Olympic gold medal team … a member of the U.S. women’s coaching staff at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta … the volleyball team’s third inductee. Ernie Biggs
Training 1945-1972
Inducted: 1980
Ernie Biggs was Ohio State’s head football and basketball trainer from 1945 until 1972. Nationally known for his contributions to athletic training, he could predict the severity and the duration of most injuries and held a patent on a knee brace he designed. He was president of the National Athletic Trainers Association. The Ernie Biggs Athletic Training Facility is named in his honor. Hobie Billingsley
Diving 1945, 1948-50
Inducted: 1989
Hobie Billingsley swept the NCAA one and three-meter boards championships as a freshman diver in 1945 and went on to win All -America recognition three more times before graduating in 1950. Billingsley achieved his greatest fame as the diving coach at Indiana University. His many accomplishments with the Hoosiers included 115 National Champions, two Olympic Gold Medalists, four Pan Am Gold Medalists and 18 Big Ten Champions. George Bollas
Wrestling 1945-46
Inducted: 1998
National champion in 1946 in the heavyweight class … Named to the All-America team in 1946 … Won Big Ten championship titles in the heavyweight class in 1945 and ’46 … Helped the Buckeyes to fourth place finishes in the Big Ten both years he competed, the highest any OSU team had finished in nine years. Gary Bradds
Basketball 1962-64
Inducted: 1978
Gary Bradds was a two-time All-America, Big Ten MVP and all-Big Ten choice. In 1964, he was named National Player of the Year, averaging 30.6 points a game and putting together an incredible string of six straight games in which he scored 40 or more points. Mark Bradshaw
Diving 1982-85
Inducted: 1993
Mark Bradshaw won the NCAA three-meter diving title in 1983. A specialist on both the one-meter and three-meter boards, Mark Bradshaw earned All-America honors all four years he competed at Ohio State. Considered one of the top divers in the world, Bradshaw was also a two-time Olympian. John Bricker
Inducted: 1978
A long-time friend of the University, John Bricker was first appointed a University Trustee of OSU in 1948. He served as Governor of Ohio from 1939 to 1945 and as a United States Senator from 1947 to 1959. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in 1916 and a bachelor of laws degree in 1920, both from Ohio State. Bricker was a star catcher on the Buckeye baseball team in 1915-1916. Chuck Brinkman
Baseball 1964-66
Inducted: 2001
Considered the finest catcher in Ohio State history … lettered three years (1964-66) and was captain of the Buckeyes’ 1966 National Championship team … helped OSU to a three-year record of 78-29-1, two Big Ten titles and two appearances in the College World Series … named to the College World Series all-star team in 1965 and ’66 and to the College World Series All-Decade team … was a second-team All-America in 1966 … lifetime .335 hitter … brilliant defensive catcher, whose OSU teams set school records for fewest earned runs (63 in 1964) and lowest ERA (2.11 in 1966) … later played nine years in the majors, including five seasons with the Chicago White Sox … currently lives in Bryan, Ohio. John Brockington
Football 1968-70
Inducted: 2002
Part of the “Super Sophs” who helped lead the Buckeyes to the 1968 National Championship, three Big Ten Titles (1968, ‘69 and ‘70) and a combined record of 27-2 … the second player in OSU history to rush for 1,000 or more yards in a season, amassing 1,142 yards and scoring 17 touchdowns in 1970 … First Team All-America and All-Big Ten as a senior, helping the Buckeyes to a 9-0 regular season record … 42 rushing attempts against Northwestern in 1970 set the record at the time and is second all-time in the OSU record books … a first-round draft choice of the Green Bay Packers, Brockington was the National Football League’s (NFL) Rookie of the Year in 1971 … was the first player in NFL history to rush for 1,000 or more yards in each of his first three years in the league. Jim Brown
Coach 1973-
Inducted: 1991
Between 1973 and 1998, Jim Brown led the Ohio State golf team to 16 Big Ten Championships, 26 NCAA Tournament appearances and six top-five finishes at the NCAA Tournament. In 1979, his team won the National Championship. Brown was National Coach of the Year in both 1979 and 1986. Before coaching, Brown played both basketball and golf for OSU, earning six letters. Paul Brown
Coach 1941-1943
Inducted: 1991
The legendary Paul Brown was Ohio State’s head football coach from 1941 to 1943, leading the Buckeyes to the Big Ten Championship and their first National Championship in 1942. Brown left Ohio State to coach in the NFL. After a highly successful career with the Cleveland Browns, he founded the Cincinnati Bengals and coached the team from 1968 to 1975. During his tenure at Ohio State, he coached Les Horvath, Ohio State’s first Heisman Trophy winner. Earle Bruce
Coaching, Football, 1979-87
Inducted: 2004
Went 81-26-1 (.708) in nine years as head football coach at his alma mater … led the Buckeyes to an 11-1 season in his first year … named Big Ten and National Coach of the Year in 1979 … coached Ohio State to three Big Ten titles (1979, 1981, 1984) … led the Buckeyes to eight bowl games, including appearances in the 1979 and 1985 Rose Bowls and the 1980 and 1983 Fiesta Bowls … member of the College Football Hall of Fame. Bob Brudzinski
Football 1973-76
Inducted: 1993
A two-time all-Big Ten pick and 1976 All-American, Bob Brudzinski had a career total of 209 tackles, ranking him as one of the greatest defensive ends in OSU history. Brudzinski played in three Rose Bowls and the Orange Bowl and was named the team’s MVP his senior year. He was a first-round draft choice of the Los Angeles Rams in 1977. Clark Burroughs
Golf 1982-85
Inducted: 1997
The 1985 NCAA and Big Ten Champion, Clark Burroughs was a four-time all-Big Ten selection and won nine tournaments while competing at Ohio State. He set a school record with seven tournament victories as a senior, when he won All-America honors. Burroughs played in the prestigious Masters tournament in 1984 as junior and was a member of the 1985 Walker Cup Team. He also had the low-stroke average in the Big Ten in 1985. Keith Byars
Football 1982-84
Inducted: 2000
Four-year football letterman from 1982-85 … 1985 team co-captain … First-team All-America and Big Ten Most Valuable Player as a junior in 1984 … Finished as runner-up in 1984 for the Heisman Trophy after rushing for a then school-record 1,764 yards and 22 touchdowns … Led nation (1984) in rushing, scoring (144 points). David Camaione
Wrestling 1958-60
Inducted: 2010
A Big Ten champion at 123 pounds in 1960 and subsequently the conference championship’s Most Outstanding Wrestler, David Camaione finished his three-year career with a 41-9 record and a .820 winning percentage, ninth-best all-time at Ohio State. A two-time team captain his junior and senior seasons, Camaione led the Buckeyes in wins in each of his three seasons, recording at least 10 victories each year. He also was considered a Top 2 wrestler for his weight class by Amateur Wrestling News during his senior campaign. He went on to become a professor of sport, leisure and exercise science and has written multiple books on the science of wrestling. Howard “Hopalong” Cassady
Football 1952-55
Inducted: 1977
“Hopalong” Cassady was one of the magical names of the game during the early and mid-1950s. A four-year starter for the Buckeyes, Cassady won the Heisman Trophy in 1955. In 1954, OSU won all ten of its games en-route to the National Championship. During his OSU career, Cassady rushed for 2,466 yards. He was a two-time consensus All-American and, after graduation, was the first-round draft pick of the NFL’s Detroit Lions. Richard Castillo
Soccer 1980-83
Inducted: 2005
Ohio State’s career leader in goals scored with 49 from 1980-83 … career leader in points with 108 (49 g, 10 a) … goals-scored totals of 20 in 1982 and 14 in 1983 are the Top 2 single-season totals in program history … three-time season goal- and points-scoring leader (1981-83) … holds the two highest single-season points totals with 42 (20 g, 2 a) in 1982 and 31 (14 g., 3 a.) in 1983 … against Wittenberg Sept. 5, 1983, scored a school single-match record five goals … set school single-game record for points (10) and shots (14) in the same match … four-year letterwinner … first men’s soccer player to be inducted into OSU Athletics Hall of Fame. Cris Carter
Football 1984-86
Inducted: 2003
Caught 168 passes for 2,725 yards and 27 touchdowns in three seasons as a starter … set a Rose Bowl record with nine receptions for 127 yards in 1985 … ranks second among Ohio State leaders in career receptions per game (4.5) and career touchdowns (27) … ranks third in career receptions with 168 and in career yardage with 2,725 … First Team All-Big Ten selection in 1985 and ’86 … received First Team All-America accolades in 1986 to become the first Ohio State wide receiver to win such acclaim … selected in the fourth round of the NFL draft by the Philadelphia Eagles … received the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award in 1999 … named to the OSU Football All-Century Team in 2000. Arnold Chonko
Baseball/Football 1963-65
Inducted: 1982
An All-American in both football and baseball, Chonko started in the defensive backfield for the football team from 1962 to 1964. He played first base and was captain of the OSU baseball team which finished second in the 1965 College World Series. In 1964, he became the first All-American defensive back in Buckeye history. Chonko was an all-Big Ten and academic all-Big Ten selection his senior year. Galen Cisco
Baseball/Football 1955-57
Inducted: 1995
A two-sport star, Galen Cisco earned All-America and all-Big Ten baseball honors and was co-captain of the 1957 National Championship football team (9-1). As a pitcher for the Buckeyes, Cisco compiled a career record of 12-2. He went on to pitch for three teams in the major leagues and was pitching coach for the 1994 World Champion Toronto Blue Jays. Earl Clark
Diving 1939-41
Inducted: 1981
Considered one of the best divers in Ohio State history, three-time All-American Earl Clark won three National Championships, six NAAU Championships and the 1941 Big Ten Championship. Clark won the NCAA three-meter as a junior in 1940 and in 1941 swept the one and three-meter crowns. Jim Cleamons
Basketball 1969-71
Inducted: 1984
Jim Cleamons was one of the finest leaders Ohio State ever produced. He was a three-year starter for the Buckeyes, leading the team to the 1971 Big Ten title as a senior. As team captain, Cleamons was a unanimous choice as the Big Ten’s MVP. Cleamons was the first-round draft choice of the Los Angeles Lakers and played nine years in the NBA. Cleamons went on to become a head coach in the NBA. Richard Cleveland
Swimming 1952-54
Inducted: 1984
Richard Cleveland won eight National Championships and competed in the 1952 Olympics while an athlete at Ohio State. The world record holder in both the 100-yard and 100-meter freestyle was the first swimmer in history to utilize heavy weight training as a form of conditioning, revolutionizing conditioning for the sport. The three-time All-American is also a member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame. Cleveland helped lead the Buckeyes to three Big Ten Championships. Ollie Cline
Football 1945-47
Inducted: 2000
Three-year Varsity “O” football letterwinner … Played on powerful Ohio State teams between 1944-47 … In 1944, his blocking helped Les Horvath become the school’s first Heisman Trophy winner … Led Buckeyes to 1944 Big Ten Championship with an undefeated (9-0) record and a No. 2 final ranking (behind Army) in final Associated Press Poll. Bob Clotworthy
Diving 1951-53
Inducted: 1980
While at Ohio State, Bob Clotworthy won five Big Ten, three NAAU and one National Championship. The three-time All-American competed in the 1952 Olympics and returned in 1956 to win an Olympic Gold Medal on the three-meter board. Neal Colzie Football 1972-74
Inducted: 2009
An All-American and two-time First Team All-Big Ten selection, Neal Colzie is in the Buckeye Top 10 for interceptions in a season and career, interception yards in a game, interception returns for a touchdown in a season and career, career punt return yards, punt returns in a game, season and career, and punt returns for touchdowns in a season and career. Colzie remains the record holder for punt return yards in a game (170) and season (679), both set in 1973. Drafted in the first round of the 1975 NFL draft, Colzie went on to a nine-season pro career in which he played for the Raiders, Dolphins and Buccaneers. In his first season, he recorded 655 punt return yards, an NHL rookie record. He won Super Bowl XI with the Raiders, with four punt returns for a Super Bowl record of 43 yards, including a 25-yard return to set up a Raiders touchdown and a 12-yard return that set up a field goal. Colzie passed away in 2001. John Cook
Golf 1977-79
Inducted: 1986
During his career at Ohio State, John Cook was the 1978 US Amateur Champion, a three-time All-American and a two-time Big Ten Medalist. In Cook’s three seasons with the team the Buckeyes won three Big Ten Championships. He was co-captain of the 1979 NCAA Championship golf team. Cook won six tournaments during his career at Ohio State and was a member of the 1979 Walker Cup Team. He has won multiple tournaments since joining the PGA Tour in 1979. James “Doc” Counsilman
Swimming 1943, 1946-47
Inducted: 1988
As a Buckeye freshman in 1942, Jim Counsilman captured the NAAU indoor and outdoor 200-meter breaststroke title. In his sophomore year, Counsilman won the Big Ten Championship and missed the world record by half a second. The two-time National Champion and All-American was captain of the 1946 and 1947 teams that won the Big Ten, NCAA and NAAU titles. Counsilman later went on to an outstanding coaching career at Indiana University. Tom Cousineau
Football 1975-78
Inducted: 1995
A two-time All-America and three-time all-Big Ten selection, Tom Cousineau set an Ohio State record for career tackles with 569 during his three years as a starter. Cousineau also set school records for solo (16) and assisted (20) tackles in a single game and total tackles in a season (211). After leaving Ohio State, Cousineau was the first player chosen in the 1979 NFL draft. Mark Croghan
Track and field, Cross-Country 1988-91
Inducted: 1999
Varsity “O” letter winner 1988-91. 1989 All-American in cross-country. Two-time Outdoor All-American in 3,000-meter steeplechase. Big Ten Outdoor champion in 3,000-meter steeplechase (1990 and 1991). Winner of the 1991 Jumbo Elliott Award, symbolic of top male or female collegiate track athlete. Croghan set OSU records in 3,000-meter steeplechase (8:10.69) and indoor record for 1,000-meter run (2:26:04). Competed in 1992 and 1996 Summer Olympics. Co-captain of 1991 team. A former OSU assistant coach. Charles Csuri
Football 1941-42, ’46
Inducted: 1993
All-American tackle Chuck Csuri was voted the football team’s Most Valuable Player during Ohio State’s 1942 National Championship season. Behind Csuri’s blocking, the team’s running backs rushed for 281.2 yards per game and 5.2 yards per carry. Ohio State averaged an amazing 33.7 points per game that year. After graduation, Csuri became a national leader in the field of computer graphics. Harold Cunningham
Basketball/Football 1923-25
Inducted: 1980
A two-sport star, Harold “Cookie” Cunningham was all-Big Ten in basketball and an All-American in football. The 6-4 Cunningham played center on the court and end on the field. After graduation from Ohio State, Cunningham played professional basketball. Glenn Davis
Track & Field 1956-59
Inducted: 1978
Glenn “Jeeps” Davis set a world record in the 440-yard dash at the 1958 Big Ten Championships and went on to win the same event at the NCAA Tournament. In the summer of 1958, Jeeps competed on a United States Track Team that toured Europe and Russia. On the tour, Davis won nine of ten races in a 14-day span and set a world record in the 400-yard hurdles. He also won Gold Medals at the 1956 and 1960 Olympic Games. Van Ness DeCree
Football 1972-74
Inducted: 1990
Van Ness DeCree was a two-time All-American, two-time all-Big Ten pick and a three-year starter at defensive end for Ohio State. During his career, OSU won three Big Ten titles, played in three Rose Bowls and posted a combined record of 29-4-1. DeCree had 61 tackles as a sophomore, 63 as a junior and a career high 65 as a senior. Tom De Leone
Football 1969-71
Inducted: 2002
An All-America center in 1971, co-captain De Leone also garnered team Most Valuable Player honors … anchored the offense on teams that won the 1970 National Football Foundation National Championship and a trip to the 1971 Rose Bowl … won three letters with the football team … named All-Big Ten in 1970 and 1971 … OSU won the Big Ten Championship twice (1969 and 1970) while he competed … member of the OSU All-Century team … played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) for 13 years … spent first two years with the Cincinnati Bengals, the team that drafted him, before playing his final 11 years for the Cleveland Browns … as a member of the Browns, De Leone went to two Pro Bowls … currently resides in Park City, Utah, working for U.S. Customs. Frank Dempsey
Diving 1941-43
Inducted: 1987
Frank Dempsey was another of Mike Peppe’s great divers. Dempsey was the one-meter and three-meter NCAA diving champion in 1942 and 1943. The two-time All-American also won the one-meter Big Ten diving title in 1942 and 1943. As a senior, Dempsey helped lead the Ohio State swimming and diving team to the NCAA Championship. Adam DiSabato
Wrestling 1989-91, 1993
Inducted: 2006
Three-time All-American with three Top 6 finishes at the NCAA championships … placed third at the national meet in 1993, fourth in 1991 and sixth in 1990 … four-time letterwinner … team captain in 1990, ’91 and ’93 … third in career wins with 138 … second in career takedowns with 646 … fourth in career team points with 419.75 … 1989-90 had the most wins on the team with 30 … 10th in season wins with 41 … second in takedowns in a season with 223 (1991) … 15th in team points in a season with 131.75 (1991). Lloyd Duff
Track & Field 1946-49
Inducted: 1996
Lloyd Duff was a member of the Ohio State track team that claimed three Big Ten Championships. Individually, Duff won Big Ten Championships in the long jump and 70-yard high hurdles in the 1948 indoor meet. Duff was also an All-American in the decathlon in both 1946 and 1947. Dean Dugger
Football 1952-54
Inducted: 1995
Dean Dugger was an offensive and defensive star at end on the Buckeye football team of the early 1950s. The three-year starter earned All-America honors in 1954. Dean followed his brother, Jack, who was inducted into The Ohio State University Athletics Hall of Fame in 1979. The Duggers were the second brother pair inducted into the Hall of Fame. Jack Dugger
BasketballFootball 1942-44
Inducted: 1979
A two-sport star, Jack Dugger was known primarily for his gridiron accomplishments. A starter on the 1942 National Championship team, Dugger was captain of the 1943 squad and earned All-America honors in 1944. He was voted MVP on the 1942 basketball team and was a starter in 1944 when the Buckeyes won the Big Ten Championship and advanced to the NCAA Final Four. Andy Dumpis
Volleyball 1977-1980
Inducted: 2007
Andy Dumpis finished his career at Ohio State as a two-time All-American (1978 and 1980) and a three-time first-team Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association selection. The co-MIVA Most Valuable Player of the Year in 1980, Dumpis was a part of the Buckeye 1977 and ’78 MIVA championship teams and assisted the squad to unblemished home records of 12-0 in 1977 and 13-0 in 1980. He also helped Ohio State become the first non-West coast team to reach the NCAA championship final in 1977. Dallas Dupre
Track & Field 1942-43, 1947
Inducted: 1991
Two-time All-American Dallas Dupre was the Big Ten and NCAA Long Jump champion in 1942. In 1943, he was the Big Ten Champion in the 100-yard dash, the 220-yard dash and the Long Jump. During his years at Ohio State, Dupre was considered the best collegiate long jumper in the United States. In 1942, he helped lead the team to the Big Ten indoor and outdoor championships. Mike Durant
Baseball 1989-91
Inducted: 1999
Varsity “O” letter winner 1989-91. 1991 second team All-America by Baseball America and third team All-America by Collegiate Baseball and the American Baseball Coaches Association. First team All-Midwest Region and All-Big Ten in 1991. Two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten in 1990. 1991 team co-captain. Member of 1991 OSU Big Ten championship team. Second round draft choice of the Minnesota Twins. Drew Durbin
Gymnastics 1994-97
Inducted: 2008
Drew Durbin was a six-time All-American gymnast and three-time national champion on pommel horse. A four-year letterwinner, Durbin was named All-Big Ten each of his four seasons and Big Ten Gymnast of the Year in 1994, his freshman season. In 1996, Durbin was a member of the Buckeyes’ national championship squad. That same season Durbin set the program record on pommel horse, recording a 9.975 at the NCAA East Regional. The next season, 1997, Durbin and his teammates set the OSU team record on pommel horse with a score of 39.000. In his career, Durbin won five Big Ten individual championships, two each on pommel horse and parallel bars and one in the all-around. William (Tippy) Dye
Basketball/Football 1934-36
Inducted: 1984
Two-sport star William “Tippy” Dye was a stand-out on Ohio State’s football and basketball teams of the mid-1930s. An excellent passer and runner, the 145-pound Dye helped guide Ohio State to three straight victories over Michigan. In the 1935 38-0 thumping of the Wolverines, he returned a punt 73-yards. After graduation, Dye went on to a successful career in athletic coaching and administration. He finished his career at Northwestern University. Paul Ebert
Baseball/Basketball 1952-54
Inducted: 1977
A two-sport star, Paul Ebert was an All-American in both baseball and basketball in 1954. Ebert was a starting pitcher for three seasons, winning 21 of 28 games. As a sophomore in 1952, he posted a spotless 7-0 record. A three-time all-Big Ten selection in basketball, he was voted MVP of the basketball team all three seasons and was captain his senior year. Alex Eckelman
Baseball 1994-97
Inducted: 2006
Four-time letterwinner … two-time first team All-Big Ten selection (1996, ’97) … member of two Big Ten regular-season championship teams (1994, ’95) and three Big Ten playoff winners (1994, ’95, ’97) … served as team co-captain in 1997 … ended career in the Top 10 in program history in career batting average (.367), runs batted in (156), at-bats (657), hits (241), doubles (43), home runs (34) and runs scored (172) … led the Buckeyes in batting average, hits, at-bats and runs scored in 1996 … batted .439 in 1996, the highest OSU batting average in 36 years, to rank second in program history. John Edwards
Baseball 1958
Inducted: 2008
John Edwards was a stand-out catcher for the baseball team in 1958. That season, he made only three errors behind the plate, compiling a fielding percentage of .973. Edwards also led the team in hits with 24. He went on to have a successful 14-year career in the major leagues, where he was a three-time All-Star (1963-65) and two-time Gold Glove winner (1963-64) at catcher. Edwards competed in two World Series, 1961 with the Cincinnati Reds and 1968 with the St. Louis Cardinals. The 1969 season with the Houston Astros was Edwards’ best as he garnered votes for the National League MVP award. Gene Fekete
Football/Coach 1942, 1949-58
Inducted: 1998
Gene Fekete was both a fullback and kicker on Ohio State’s 1942 Big Ten and National Championship team. He won all-Big Ten honors in 1942 when he led the conference in scoring with 92 points and rushed for a record 910 yards. After his playing days at Ohio State, Fekete went on to serve as an assistant coach from 1949 to 1958. Bob Ferguson
Football 1959-61
Inducted: 1987
At 6-1 and 220 pounds, Bob Ferguson was the consummate Ohio State fullback. A two-time All-American, Ferguson led Ohio State in rushing each of his three years as a starter He was the Maxwell Award winner and runner-up for the Heisman Trophy in 1961. He helped lead the Buckeyes to the 1961 National Championship with a 8-0-1 record. Ernie Fernandez
Tennis 1979-82
Inducted: 1994
Ernie Fernandez won three Big Ten singles titles and one doubles crown during his career. A three-time team MVP, Fernandez was named all-Big Ten four straight years, making him the first member of Ohio State’s tennis team to accomplish that feat. In 1980, he was named an All-America and advanced to the semi-finals of the NCAA Tournament. He finished his career at OSU with an impressive singles record of 109-33 and won a Bronze Medal at the 1979 Pan Am Games. Wes Fesler
Football/Coach 1928-30, 1947-50
Inducted: 1977
Wes Fesler was Ohio State’s second three-time All-American and served as team captain his junior and senior years. Fesler was the Ohio State and the Big Ten MVP in 1940. Fesler returned to OSU as head football coach from 1947 through 1950, leading the Buckeyes to a 17-14 win over California in the 1950 Rose Bowl. Fesler is a member of the National Football Hall of Fame. Mike Finneran
Diving 1968-69, ’71
Inducted: 2001
Won the Big Ten one-meter title as a sophomore in 1969 and went on to take fourth place at the NCAA Championships in that event to earn All-America honors … also won All-America honors on the three-meter board in 1969 with a fifth-place finish … won both Big Ten spring boards titles as a senior in 1971, and also captured the one-meter title at the NCAAs …also second on the three-meter at the 1971 nationals … capped off a fine 1971 season by winning a gold medal at the Pan Am Games … was a member of the 1972 USA Olympic Team on both the three and the 10-meter boards … his wife, Carrie, is a member of the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame. Lou Fisher
Loyalty Award
Two-time letter winner in 1950 and 1951, Lou Fisher played on Woody Hayes’ first Ohio State football team. After graduation, Fisher continued his proud association with Buckeye football. A successful businessman after graduation, Fisher donated more than $500,000 in 1971 for the installation of artificial turf in Ohio Stadium. Dick Fisher
Football/Basketball 1939-1941, 1945
Inducted: 1996
Two-sport star Dick Fisher is probably best known for his accomplishments in football. He was an all-Big Ten selection in 1941, after ranking 10th in the nation in rushing and leading the team in passing. Fisher was also a member of the 1939 team that went 6-2 and won the Big Ten Championship. In basketball, he led the Big Ten in free throws made in 1942. Fisher later served as an assistant football coach at OSU. Dave Foley
Football 1966-68
Inducted: 1984
All-America and all-Big Ten pick Dave Foley was a key member on Ohio State’s 1968 National Championship team. The massive offensive tackle helped the offense rack up an impressive 440 yards and 32 points per game on the way to a 10-0 record in 1968. A three year starter, Foley was also a three-time Academic All-American. After graduation, Foley was drafted by the New York Jets. Tim Fox
Football 1972-75
Inducted: 1998
Tim Fox, a 1975 All-America and all-Big Ten selection, was a three-year starter at defensive back. He played in four Rose Bowls, starting in three. In 1975, Fox led the team in punt returns with 12 for a total of 182 yards and one touchdown. Fox averaged an impressive 15.2 yards per return. That same year on defense, Fox collected 44 tackles and returned an interception for a touchdown. Fox was also team captain in 1975. John Frank
Football 1980-83
Inducted: 1998
While at Ohio State, John Frank distinguished himself both as a football player and scholar. Frank ranks third on the all-time Ohio State receiving list with 121 catches. His reception total is a school record for a tight end. Frank was a two-time Academic All-American and Rhodes scholar nominee. He was also the co-captain in 1983. After his Ohio State career, he went on to star in the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers and earn a medical degree from Ohio State. Aris Franklin
Tennis 1943-46
Inducted: 1997
Aris Franklin was a standout performer on Ohio State’s 1943 Big Ten Championship tennis team. Franklin also won the Big Ten singles title in 1945 and teamed with his twin brother Alex to win the Big Ten doubles title that same year. After leaving OSU, Franklin went on to a distinguished career in medicine. Robin Freeman
Basketball 1954-56
Inducted: 1979
Robin Freeman ranks as one of the most exciting players ever to wear the Scarlet and Gray. He was one of the first great jump shooters in basketball and the first Buckeye to include the jump shot in his offensive repertoire. OSU’s first two-time basketball All-American, the 5-11 guard earned conference MVP honors while leading the Big Ten in scoring as a senior with an average 32.5 points per game. Robert Gary
Cross Country/Track and Field 1992-95
Inducted: 2009
Six-event All-American Robert Gary won the Big Ten Outdoor 3,000-meter steeplechase title in 1994 and still holds the Ohio State and Big Ten records for the 3,000-meter run. A three-time All-Big Ten selection and member of three Big Ten championship teams (1992 outdoor, and 1993 indoor and outdoor), Gary went on to compete on three U.S. World Championship distance teams, qualifying for 12 U.S. world cross country teams, and competed in the 1996 and 2004 Olympic Games in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Gary joined the Ohio State coaching staff in 1996 and took over the helm as the head coach in 2006. Under Gary, the Buckeyes enjoyed a historic season in 2007-08 as the cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field teams all finished in the Top 3 at their respective conference meets for the first time in more than 65 years. Eddie George
Football 1992-95
Inducted: 2006
1995 Heisman Trophy winner … also won the Doak Walker Award, Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Player of the Year honor and Big Ten MVP accolades … named team MVP as a senior while serving as team co-captain… first team All-American and All-Big Ten in 1995 … ended career as second-leading rusher in OSU history (3,668 yards) … set Ohio State single-game rushing record with 314 yards vs. Illinois in 1995 … program-record 1,927 rushing yards in 1995 … second in rushing attempts in a single game (39 vs. Northwestern in 1994) and in a career (683) … 24 rushing touchdowns in 1995 ranks second in program history and ended his career third in career rushing TDs (44) … played in East-West Shrine Bowl all-star game … first-round draft choice of the Houston Oilers and named 1996 NFL Rookie of the Year. Ivan Gilbert
Fencing 1940-1942
Inducted: 2007
Ivan Gilbert was a first-team All-American in foil in 1942. He helped lead the Buckeye fencing squad to the 1942 national title, the program’s first national championship and the second overall national title for a team at Ohio State. A three-year letterwinner from 1941-43, Gilbert was named Ohio State’s Male Fencer of the Century by the Touchdown Club of Columbus. Fletcher Gilders
Diving 1954-56
Inducted: 1998
Fletcher Gilders was the National Champion on the one-meter springboard in 1954 and 1955. He led the Buckeyes to Big Ten titles all three years he competed. Also a member of the track, gymnastic