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Who Is the Greatest Buckeye Fullback?

Who Is the Greatest Buckeye Fullback? (Please make TWO selections)

  • John Brockington

    Votes: 24 19.8%
  • Bob Ferguson

    Votes: 17 14.0%
  • Scottie Graham

    Votes: 11 9.1%
  • Champ Henson

    Votes: 2 1.7%
  • Pete Johnson

    Votes: 80 66.1%
  • Jim Otis

    Votes: 36 29.8%
  • Bob White

    Votes: 3 2.5%
  • Other

    Votes: 19 15.7%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .


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BP Recruiting Team
Nov 7, 2003
Novelty, Ohio
Welcome to the fourth installment of the "Greatest Buckeyes Ever" poll - this one allows you to vote for the best Buckeye fullback. Every Saturday, we will post a poll on "Who's the Greatest Buckeye" at each of the positions. The last poll, head coach, will open on the day of THE GAME, and close on December 30th. By New Years Day, we will have the Buckeye Planet All-Time Buckeye Team.

All players selected for the poll will be from the "modern era", which we have more-or-less arbitrarily determined to have begun with the hiring of Woody Hayes in 1951. However, there will be a special poll for the older Buckeye stars, where you will be allowed to choose amongst such greats as Les Horvath, Vic Janowicz, Chic Harley, etc.

Please vote on each poll, if you can. Also, please note that each poll will allow you to vote at least twice, as we would like to compile a first and second team. If you vote for "other", please let us know your selection(s) by setting forth the name(s) in a post.

Polls will be posted as follows:

1. Quarterback (OPEN - Rex Kern leads, with Craig Krenzel, Art Schlichter, and Joe Germain vying for second place)
2. Tailback (OPEN - Archie and Eddie lead)
3. Athlete (OPEN - Paul Warfield and Chris Gamble lead)
4. Fullback (OPEN)
5. Wide Receiver
6. Tight End
7. Offensive Tackle
8. Offensive Guard
9. Offensive Center
10. Defensive Tackle
11. Defensive End
12. Outside Linebacker
13. Middle Linebacker
14. Safety
15. Cornerback
16. Kicker
17. Punter
18. "Old Timer"
19. Head Coach

So, please vote now for your All-Time Greatest Buckeye Fullback; please make TWO selections.

Thanks for your participation.


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'16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner
Apr 28, 2004
Outside Chicago
1. Bob Ferguson. Finished second in the Heisman, while appearing on the most ballots, in our national championship season of 1961.

2. Jim Otis. A close call over Pete Johnson, whom I met at a party in Lincoln or Morrill Tower before he ever played a game. His legs were huge.
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Jun 6, 2003
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LordJeffBuck said:
White, Ferguson, Otis, and Brockington all were voted All-Americans as fullbacks, and Johnson should have been; all are listed as fullbacks in Buckeye literature (as is Jamar Martin).

Yes, but MIke Alstott has also been voted to the Pro Bowl as a fullback, but he's really not a fullback (at least not in the classic sense that Lorenzo Neal and others are). I'm not trying to say your list is worthless. I realize that most of these players are "officially" fullbacks.
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