Thursday, April 30, 2009


The Buckeye Nation is buzzing this afternoon with this latest news, as reported by the Dispatch:

Former Ohio State linebacker Chris Spielman is one of 16 players and two coaches who were elected to the College Football Hall of Fame, the National Football Foundation announced today.

Spielman, a Massillon native, played for OSU from 1984-87. He was a two-time All-American and winner of the 1987 Lombardi Award. He recorded 546 career , tackles, third on the school's all-time list, including a school-record 283 solo stops.

Spielman went on to play 11 years in the NFL, for Detroit and Buffalo, before retiring while with the Cleveland Browns in training camp in 1999.....

Congratulations to Spielman!!! Spielman left professional football to support his wife through her cancer diagnosis. Today Stephanie and Chris Spielman do an incredible amount of work helping cancer charities, survivors and families, the Race for the Cure, and the James Cancer Hospital.