Archie Griffin : When speaking of Archie Griffin, perhaps Woody Hayes summed it up best: Hes the best player Ive ever coached, and an even better person. Indeed no single player personifies the great Ohio State tradition, and the spirit of the Buckeyes, more than one man: college footballs only two-time Heisman Trophy winner, Archie Griffin.
Chris Spielman: Some said he was too small, others too slow. But Chris Spielman proved his critics wrong and set a new standard of excellence for every Buckeye that has followed in his footsteps. And while his intensity and desire instill fear into opponents, his commitment to class and willingness to serve has placed him permanently in the hearts of Buckeye fans everywhere.
The Traditions: "You win with people." That philosophy is the bedrock of Ohio State football. And while the Buckeyes have produced some of college footballs greatest legends, Ohio State football is larger than any one player, coach or team. Its historic rivalries and legendary games. The thrill of championship seasons and the pain of crushing defeats. Its the Horseshoe, Script Ohio, Senior Tackle and Buckeye Leaves. Its a spirit of excellence that lives today.