Ohio State Football All-Century Team

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The Ohio State Football All-Century Team was chosen in early 2000 by the Touchdown Club of Columbus. It was selected to honor the greatest Ohio State Buckeyes football players of the 20th century. No effort was made to distinguish a first team or second team, the organization instead choosing only to select an 80-man roster and a five-man coaching staff.

Members selected to the team were honored at a banquet on February 19, 2000. Living members of the team elected all-century captains and an all-century Most Valuable Player. As captains they chose Archie Griffin and Rex Kern on offense, and Chris Spielman and Jack Tatum on defense. Archie Griffin was selected as MVP.

The selected team[edit]

PositionNameYears letteringCFHoF?*VOHoF?*
QuarterbackJoe Germaine1996–98nono
Rex Kern (c)1968–7020071978
Art Schlichter1978–81nono
Don Scott1938–40no1988
FullbackJohn Brockington1968–70no2002
Ollie Cline1944–46no2000
Bob Ferguson1959–6119961987
Pete Johnson1973–76no2007
Jim Otis1967–69no1996
HalfbackKeith Byars1982–85no2000
Howard "Hopalong" Cassady1952–5519791977
Eddie George1992–95no2006
Archie Griffin (c)1972–7519861981
Chic Harley1916–17, 191919511977
Les Horvath1940–42, 194419691977
Vic Janowicz1949–5119761977
Gaylord Stinchcomb1917, 1919–2019731978
Wide ReceiverDavid Boston1996–98nono
Cris Carter1984–86no2003
Doug Donley1977–80nono
Joey Galloway1991, 1993–94nono
Terry Glenn1993–95nono
Paul Warfield1961–63no1979
Tight EndWes Fesler1928–3019541977
John Frank1980–83no1998
Esco Sarkkinen1937–39no1980
Bob Shaw1941–42no1996
Merle Wendt1934–36no1981
Jan White1968–70no1988
CenterTom DeLeone1969–71no2002
Gomer Jones1934–3519781978
Steve Myers1972–74no2004
Offensive GuardWarren Amling1944–4619841981
Lindell Houston1941–42no1991
Iolas Huffman1918–21no1980
Jim Lachey1981–84no1999
Jim Parker1954–5619741977
Gust Zarnas1935–3719751978
Offensive TackleJohn Hicks1970, 1972–7320011985
Jim Marshall1956–57no1978
Orlando Pace1994–96nono
Kurt Schumacher1972–74no2005
Korey Stringer1992–94no2003
Chris Ward1974–77no1989
Defensive EndBob Brudzinski1973–76no1993
Van DeCree1972–74no1990
Dean Dugger1952–54no1995
Jim Houston1957–5920051979
Matt Snell1961–63nono
Mike Vrabel1993–96no2012
Defensive LinemanAaron Brown1974–77nono
Chuck Csuri1941, 1942, 1946no1993
Pete Cusick1972–74nono
Jerome Foster1979–82nono
Jim Stillwagon1968–7019911979
Dan Wilkinson1992–93nono
Bill Willis1942–4419711977
LinebackerTom Cousineau1975–78no1995
Randy Gradishar1971–7319981983
Pepper Johnson1982–85no2001
Andy Katzenmoyer1996–98nono
Ike Kelley1963–65no1983
Marcus Marek1979–82no1999
Chris Spielman (c)1984–8720092000
Steve Tovar1989–92no2001
Defensive BackArnie Chonko1962–64no1982
Neal Colzie1972–75nono
Tim Fox1972–75no1998
Ray Griffin1974–77nono
Mike Sensibaugh1968–70no1997
Shawn Springs1994–96nono
Jack Tatum (c)1968–7020041981
Antoine Winfield1995–98nono
PunterBrent Bartholomew1995–98nono
Tom Skladany1973–76no1991
Tom Tupa1984–87nono
KickerVlade Janakievski1977–80no2004
Rich Spangler1982–85nono
Tim Williams1990–93nono
Head CoachPaul Brown1941–1943no1991
Earle Bruce1979–198720022004
John Cooper1988–20002008no
Woody Hayes1951–197819831978
John Wilce1913–192819541977

Table notes[edit]

* CFHoF? notes whether the person has been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame; VOHoF? notes whether the person has been inducted into the Ohio State Varsity O Hall of Fame.
(c) – All-Century captains

Notes regarding selections[edit]