Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Member Blog Post by Remy
July 13, 2015
There are 56 days that separate us from Ohio State's march to Blacksburg. To help pass the time until the Buckeyes put the Sandman to sleep I will countdown Ohio State's top 100 players according to the rubric* listed at the bottom of this article.
1988 was a big year for Jeff Uhlenhake.
NO. 56 JEFF UHLENHAKE, C (1985-88)
Born: 1966 (Indianapolis)
High School: Newark Catholic
OHIO STATE CAREER
• The Buckeyes went 29-16-2 with Uhlenhake on the team.
• 1986 won the Big Ten Title.
• Defeated BYU 10-7 in the 1985 Citrus Bowl.
• Defeated Texas A&M 28-12 in the 1987 Cotton Bowl.
• 1988 Captain.
• 1988 Team MVP.
• 1988 All-American.
• 1986 All-Big Ten.
• 2008 Inducted into the Ohio State Varsity O Hall of Fame.
Round 5 to the Miami Dolphins with the 121st pick of the 1989 draft.
• Uhlenhake is currently working with Ohio State's strength and conditioning program.
• Played in the NFL from 1989-1998. Played for the Dolphins, Saints and Redskins.
Uhlenhake helps Mickey Marotti transform Ohio State's players into physical freaks.
Uhlenhake's Ohio State career and current job with Buckeyes per ohiostatebuckeyes.com:
Jeff Uhlenhake is in his seventh season as an Ohio State football strength and conditioning assistant. The former Ohio State All-American and 10-year NFL veteran works with the Buckeyes in all phases of their training and physical development.
A four-year starter at offensive guard and then center for the Buckeyes, Uhlenhake was a two-time All-Big Ten honoree and earned first-team All-America honors as a senior in 1988, when he served as a captain and was voted the team's most valuable player. Uhlenhake was drafted by the Miami Dolphins and played 10 years in the NFL, including five seasons with Miami (1989-93), two with New Orleans (1994-95) and three with Washington (1996-98).
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