Buckeyes in the College Football Hall of Fame
There are 26 former OSU people in the CFHF. We here at BrutusReport.com just wanted to
honor them for their achievements and contribution to OSU.
By Bill Smith
This is the
list of all the former Buckeyes that have been enshrined in the Hall. Some of these names you will all recognize
and some even I am not old enough to remember.
But each deserves mention and honor.
To that end, we honor them here and thank them again for all they did to
add to the texture and depth of the OSU glory and history. John Cooper is not listed because he will not
be enshrined until July 2009.
these men deserve our thanks for their contributions to our Buckeye tradition.
Name Position Years* Inducted
Howard Jones Coach 1908-1940 1951
John Wilce Coach 1913-1928 1954
Chic Harley Halfback 1916-1917, 1919 1951
Gaylord Stinchcomb Halfback 1917, 1919-1920 1973
Francis "Close the Gates of Mercy" Schmidt
Coach 1919-1942 1971
Wes Fesler End 1928-1930 1954
Gomer Jones Center 1933-1935 1978
Gust Zarnas Guard 1935-1937 1975
Jim "Big Jim" Daniell Tackle 1939-1941 1977
Les Horvath Halfback/Quarterback1940-1942,
Bill "Deke" Willis Tackle 1942-1944 1971
Warren Amling Guard/Tackle 1944-1946 1984
Woody Hayes Coach 1946-1978 1983
Vic Janowicz Halfback 1949-1951 1976
Hopalong Cassady Halfback 1952-1955 1979
Jim "Big Jim" Parker Guard 1954-1956 1974
Aurealius Thomas Guard 1955-1957 1989
Jim Houston End 1957-1959 2005
Bob Ferguson Fullback 1959-1961 1996
Rex Kern Quarterback 1968-1970 2007
Jack "The Assassin" Tatum
Safety 1968-1970 2004
Jim Stillwagon Middle
Guard 1968-1970 1991
John Hicks Tackle 1970, 1972-1973 2001
Randy Gradishar Linebacker 1971-1973 1998
Archie Griffin Halfback 1972-1975 1986
Earle Bruce Coach 1972-1992 2002
*The years include those coaching other teams as well as
NOTE: Please add your
personal comments or memories to this posting.
In that way you can contribute to all of our memories of those that have
helped build our tradition.
Thank you in advance for your comments.
Bill Smith is a
former coach of several semi-pro teams and has scouted talent. He is a senior writer for http://BrutusReport.com. He has
also published several novels on http://ebooks-library.com/index.cfm and