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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 (*).
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Partial Roster

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