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1972 Ohio State Buckeyes Roster

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Record: 9-2, .818 W-L% (15th of 127) ▪ Rank: 9th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 7-1 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Woody Hayes (9-2)

PS/G: 25.5 (25th of 127) ▪ PA/G: 15.5 (29th of 127)
SRS: 16.46 (13th of 127) ▪ SOS: 7.28 (33rd of 127)

Bowl Game: Lost Rose Bowl 42-17 versus Southern California


  • Roster includes most starters and key reserves.
  • Starters are marked with an asterisk (*).
  • Read more about our data coverage.

Partial Roster

Player Class Pos Summary
Greg Hare* QB 55 Cmp, 111 Att, 815 Yds, 3 TD
Cornelius Greene QB 0 Cmp, 1 Att, 0 Yds, 0 TD
Dave Purdy QB 3 Cmp, 6 Att, 47 Yds, 2 TD
Richard Galbos* RB 26 Att, 129 Yds, 5.0 Avg
Archie Griffin* RB 159 Att, 867 Yds, 5.5 Avg
Champ Henson* RB 193 Att, 795 Yds, 4.1 Avg
Brian Baschnagel RB 10 Rec, 145 Yds, 14.5 Avg
John Bledsoe RB 20 Att, 93 Yds, 4.7 Avg
Mike Gaffney RB 2 Att, 15 Yds, 7.5 Avg
Rick Gales RB 1 Att, 7 Yds, 7.0 Avg
Tim Holycross RB 2 Rec, 37 Yds, 18.5 Avg
Randy Keith RB 92 Att, 344 Yds, 3.7 Avg
Elmer Lippert RB 36 Att, 244 Yds, 6.8 Avg
Steve Morrison RB 9 Att, 52 Yds, 5.8 Avg
Mike Bartaszek* WR
Mike Bartoszek WR 6 Rec, 90 Yds, 15.0 Avg
Morris Bradshaw WR 5 Rec, 68 Yds, 13.6 Avg
Fred Pagac* TE 8 Rec, 68 Yds, 8.5 Avg
Ted Powell TE 7 Rec, 129 Yds, 18.4 Avg
John Smurda TE 1 Rec, 17 Yds, 17.0 Avg
Chuck Bonica* OL
John Hicks* OL
Jim Kregel* OL
Steve Myers* OL
Merv Teague* OL
Doug France OL
Steve Luke OL
Larry Wiggins OL
Jim Cope* DL
Pete Cusick* DL
Van DeCree* DL
George Hasenohrl* DL
Tom Marendt DL
Maike Scannell DL
Shad Williams DL
Randy Gradishar* LB
Arnie Jones* LB
Rick Middleton* LB
Jim Cramer LB
Bruce Elia LB
Vic Koegel LB
Ken Kuhn LB
Neal Colzie* DB
Jeff Davis* DB
Lou Mathis* DB
Richard Seifert* DB
John Hughes DB
Rich Parsons DB
Doug Plank DB