College Football The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time  

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A list of the best Ohio State Buckeyes of all time. Since 1890, THE Ohio State University has been one of the most storied programs in college football history. Firstly, using "the" in front of the school name has been a source of pride for most Buckeyes. The school's football team has been one of the best in the NCAA. Ohio State has won seven national championships and its players, some of the most successful in college football history, are also winners of the Heisman Trophy, college football's most prestigious honor. Six Buckeyes have won the Heisman, including Archie Griffin, who is the only two-time winner of the award. Eddie George, the 1995 Heisman winner, is one of the greatest running backs in college history. He set a Buckeyes record when he ran for a whopping 313 yards in a single game versus Illinois. Some of the best Buckeyes players are also on the defensive side of the ball. Despite having a strong NFL career with the Detroit Lions and the Buffalo Bills, middle linebacker Chris Spielman is one of the most beloved Buckeyes player of all time. He was a tackling machine who powered a strong Ohio State defense during the mid-to-late 80s.

Some of the best Ohio State players of all time have had their biggest games arch the school's archrival to the north: Michigan. For years, the two schools have battled it out for the Big Ten title, which used to mean a coveted berth in the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day in Pasadena. The best Buckeyes have brought their best to this storied rivalry game and have provided some of the most memorable moments in the series.

This is the list of the best Ohio State Buckeyes of all time. If you see someone missing from this list, feel free to add him to this list. Vote or rerank this list according to who you think should be considered the greatest Ohio State player of all time.
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1
601 175
Archie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time
Running back

2
543 159
Eddie George is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time
Running back

3
676 193
Ezekiel Elliott is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time
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4
485 131
Cris Carter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time
Wide receiver

5
509 147
Orlando Pace is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time
Tackle

6
267 54
Ezekiel Elliott is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time
Ezekiel Elliott

7
256 44
Joey Bosa is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time
JulietSchoemaker added Joey Bosa DE

8
351 128
Chris Spielman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time

9
376 158
Ted Ginn, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time
Wide receiver

10
306 122
Jack Tatum is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

11
358 153
A. J. Hawk is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time
Linebacker

12
269 98
Malcolm Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time

13
235 101
Joey Galloway is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time
Return specialist, Wide receiver

14
273 122
James Laurinaitis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time
Linebacker

15
326 146
Troy Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time
Quarterback

16
327 159
Braxton Miller is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time
Quarterback

17
255 126
Carlos Hyde is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time
RobMahoney added

18
121 33
Marshon Lattimore is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time
captainobvious added Marshon Lattimore

Cornerback

19
176 80
Mike Vrabel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time
Linebacker, Tight end

20
171 84
Paul Warfield is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time
Wide receiver

21
190 98
Cameron Heyward is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time
Defensive end

22
69 9
Denzel Ward is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time
LuckyDarth123 added Denzel Ward Cornerback

23
142 63
Terry Glenn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time
Wide receiver

24
172 89
Antoine Winfield is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time
Cornerback

25
160 77
Keith Byars is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time
Running back

26
171 90
Andy Katzenmoyer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time
Linebacker

27
158 77
Chris Gamble is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time
Cornerback

28
256 159
Terrelle Pryor is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time
Quarterback

29
185 107
Maurice Clarett is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time
Running back

30
127 51
J.T. Barrett is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time
1517495445958 added J.T. Barrett

31
150 81
Shawn Springs is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time
Cornerback

32
145 67
Howard Cassady is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time
Running back, Halfback

33
126 69
David Boston is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time
Wide receiver

34
134 66
Mike Doss is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

35
163 100
Beanie Wells is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time
Running back

36
72 20
MichaelĀ Thomas is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time
ewalls13 added MichaelĀ Thomas Wide Reciever

37
118 70
Jim Marshall is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time
Defensive end

38
116 67
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time
Defensive end

39
106 62
Pepper Johnson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time
Linebacker

40
107 61
Tom Cousineau is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time
Linebacker

41
105 60
Rex Kern is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time
Quarterback

42
104 63
Randy Gradishar is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time
Linebacker

43
88 53
Dan Wilkinson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle

44
106 63
Chic Harley is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time
Running back, End, Halfback

45
101 59
Vic Janowicz is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time
Running back, Halfback

46
93 53
Les Horvath is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time
Running back, Quarterback

47
93 61
Jim Stillwagon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle

48
86 55
Jim Otis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time
Running back

49
83 53
Jim Parker is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time
Tackle, Guard

50
91 73
Art Schlichter is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time
Quarterback