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#10 Frank Howard

When: 50s

Sport(s): Baseball-LF,RF,1B; Basketball

An All-American in both baseball and basketball, 6-foot-7 Frank Howard was first drafted by the Philadelphia Warriors of the NBA, but then signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers. In his major league career, Howard had a batting average of .273, 382 home-runs, and 1,119 RBIs.

Awards: 1960 Rookie of the Year, 1963 World Series Champion, 2008 Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame inductee

Hall of Fame Spielman Football

#9 Chris Spielman

When: 80s

Sport(s): Football- Linebacker

A two-time All-American, Chris Spielman was drafted 29th in the 1988 NFL draft by the Detroit Lions. Spielman is Detroit’s all-time leader in tackles with 1,138. At Ohio State, he collected 546 career tackles, pacing him at third on the all-time list.

Awards: 1987 Lombardi Award, 4x Pro Bowler, 2009 College Football Hall of Fame inductee.


#8 Jim Jackson

When: 1989-1992

Sport(s): Basketball-Small Forward

In his freshman season, Jim Jackson averaged 16.1 points and shooting 49.9%. Jackson was drafted 4th overall by the Dallas Mavericks in 1992. In 2001, Jackson’s jersey, number 22, was retired for the Buckeyes.

Awards: 1992 UPI College Player of the Year, 1991 & 1992 Big Ten Player of the Year, 1991 Bronze Medal in the Pan American Games

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