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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

TOP 100 OHIO STATE PLAYERS: NO. 68, Joe Staysniak



by Remy
July 1, 2015

There are 68 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.


Staysniak earned five academic awards during his playing days.

NO. 68 JOE STAYSNIAK, OL (1986-89)
Born: 1966 (Elyria, Ohio)
High School: Midview (Grafton, Ohio)

OHIO STATE CAREER
• The Buckeyes were 28-17-1 with Staysniak on the team.
• Won the Big Ten in 1986.
• Defeated Texas A&M 28-12 in the 1987 Cotton Bowl.
HONORS
• 1989 Captain.
• 1989 All-Big Ten.
• 1989 Academic All-American.
• Academic All-Big Ten in 1986, 1987, 1988 and 1989.

NFL Draft
Round 7 to the San Diego Chargers with the 185th pick of the 1990 draft.

• MISCELLANEOUS
• Played in the NFL from 1991-96.
• Works at 107.5 The Fan in Indianapolis.
• Joe Stayniak's Ohio State story can be read in here: Game of My Life: Ohio State: Memorable Stories of Buckeye Football


Joe on the radio.

His bio per radio-indiana.com:

No on-air personality on WIBC or The Fan moves products for advertisers likes Big Joe! He’s got that sensibility that Hoosiers just relate to.

Joe Staysniak is the go-to sports contributor of WIBC’s The Afternoon News weekday mornings from 4:00pm-7:00pm. Big Joe is also co-host of the Grady & Big Joe Show along with Michael Grady on 1070 The Fan. The Grady and Big Joe Show dives deep into sports both locally and on a national level– as well as takes your calls.

Joe’s roots are in college and professional football. A proud Buckeye, Joe played for Ohio State from 1986-1989. In his 6-year pro career he played in 2 Super Bowls for the Buffalo Bills. A crucial offensive lineman, he also played for the Arizona Cardinals and Indianapolis Colts.

Joe became known in the Indianapolis community during his 4 seasons with the Colts. In 1996 he joined the WIBC sports department and has been building a following since the day he sat down behind the microphone.

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