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Who Is the Greatest Buckeye Fullback?

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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
    121
  • Poll closed .

LordJeffBuck

Illuminatus Emeritus
Staff member
BP Recruiting Team
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.
 

LordJeffBuck

Illuminatus Emeritus
Staff member
BP Recruiting Team
Hubs - there are so many Buckeye greats at the FB position, and the last spot was between Champ Henson and Jamar Martin. Maybe I should have added an extra slot for Jamar... Feel free to vote for him as an "other".
 
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BB73

Loves Buckeye History
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Bookie
'16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner
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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tibor75

Banned
How do you define fullback? Was Pete Johnson really a fullback, or just a big running back? Was John Riggins a fullback? Is Mike Alstott? If you define a fullback as more of a lead blocker and goal-line guy, do any of these guys qualify?
 
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BB73

Loves Buckeye History
Staff member
Bookie
'16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner
If you're in the middle of a 'T' or a wishbone, or at the front of an 'I', you're a fullback to me. If there are split backs or a veer formation, it can get a little tougher to label.
 
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LordJeffBuck

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BP Recruiting Team
If you define a fullback as more of a lead blocker and goal-line guy, do any of these guys qualify?
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).
 
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tibor75

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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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honor_defend

Freshman
pete!

Pete Johnson was the best I ever saw. He was absolutely a Mack Truck at the goal line.

I think those guys from earlier than 1970 (or even 1990) probably get less votes because of the age biases among this voting population. I'm guilty myself.

Best fullback name: Vaughn Broadnax.
 
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