1981 Ohio State Football Roster

1981 Ohio State Football Roster

#PlayerHeightWeightYearBirthdayHometownHigh School
1Bob Atha Ohio State 1981Bob Atha5'11"180Sr9/22/1960Worthington, OH-
2Shaun Gayle Ohio StateShaun Gayle5'11"195So3/8/1962Hampton, VABethel
3Jim Palmer Ohio StateJim Palmer5'11"180Fr11/23/1962Williamsburg, VALafayette
4Kelvin Bell Ohio StateKelvin Bell6'2"200Fr9/12/1963Richmond, VAHighland Springs
5Karl Edwards Ohio StateKarl Edwards6'2"196So1/25/1962Groveport, OHGroveport
6Tim Stephens Ohio StateTim Stephens6'2"208So8/2/1962Parkersburg, WVParkersburg South
7Brent Offenbecher Ohio StateBrent Offenbecher6'1"190So5/15/1961Massillon, OHMassillon
8Lamar Keuchler5'11"189--Marion, OHCatholic
9Gary Alders Ohio StateGary Alders6'2"210Fr1/5/1963Centerville, OHCenterville
10Art Schlichter Ohio State 1981Art Schlichter--Sr4/25/1960Bloomingburg, OHMiami Trace
11Curt Curtis Ohio StateCurt Curtis6'2"212So4/16/1962Potomac, MDChurchill
12Garcia Lane Ohio StateGarcia Lane5'10"177So12/31/1961Youngstown, OHSouth
13Walter Norley6'3"196Fr1/23/1963Warrington, PAGermantown Academy
15Mike Tomczak Ohio StateMike Tomczak6'1"192Fr10/23/1962Calumet City, ILThornton Fractional North
16Jim Karsatos Ohio StateJim Karsatos6'3"224Fr5/26/1963Fullerton, CASunny Hills
17Clark Backus Ohio StateClark Backus6'0"210-12/29/60Maitland, FLEdgewater
18Bill Andrews Ohio StateBill Andrews5'9"160Jr11/5/1959Cambridge, OHCambridge
18Timothy O’Cain5'10"177Sr-Gahanna, OHLincoln
20Kelvin Lindsay Ohio StateKelvin Lindsey6'0"195Jr6/15/1960Sandusky, OHSandusky
21Kevin Richardson Ohio StateKevin Richardson6'0"192Fr5/25/1963Cleveland, OHBenedictine
22Cedric Anderson Ohio StateCedric Anderson5'10"174So3/17/1962Apopka, FL-
23Rod Gorley Ohio StateRod Gorley6'0"194Jr4/30/1961Cincinnati, OHPrinceton
23Doyle Lewis Ohio StateDoyle Lewis6'0"184Jr7/18/1961Canton, OHMcKinley
24Jeff Cisco Ohio StateJeff Cisco5'11"184So12/13/1961St. Marys, OHMemorial
25Ed McDuffie6'0"196Fr12/7/1962Miami, FLSprings
26Jimmy Gayle Ohio StateJimmy Gayle5'10"192Jr1/22/1960Hampton, VABethel
27Doug Hill Ohio StateDoug Hill6'1"194So2/3/1962Miami, FLJackson
28Jeff Gottron5'11"182--Fremont, OHSt. Joseph
29Ray Myers Ohio StateRay Myers6'2"227Jr3/20/1961Toledo, OHBowsher
30Brien Smith6'0"192So10/22/1961Petersburg, VAPetersburg
32Rowland Tatum Ohio StateRowland Tatum6'1"226So11/20/1962Inglewood, CAMorningside
33Larry Kolic Ohio StateLarry Kolic6'1"248Fr8/31/1963Smithville, OHSmithville
34Jay Holland Ohio StateJay Holland5'11"181Fr11/30/1962Columbus, OHMifflin
35Glenn Cobb Ohio StateGlen Cobb6'3"212Jr12/21/1960Washington Court House, OHMiami Trace
36Marcus Marek Ohio StateMarcus Marek6'2"224Jr1/8/1961Masury, OHBrookfield
37Orlando Lowry Ohio StateOrlando Lowry6'3"228So8/14/1961Shaker Heights, OHShaker Heights
38Vaughn Broadnax Ohio StateVaughn Broadnax6'2"252So5/4/1962Xenia, OHXenia
39Robert Manning6'0"207Sr-Columbus, OHEastmoor
41Mark Eberts Ohio StateMark Eberts6'0"187Jr11/5/1958Canton, OHJackson
44Gary Williams Ohio StateGary Williams6'2"212Jr9/4/1959Wilmington, OHWilmington
46Ken Blair Ohio StateKen Blair5'11"217-1/20/1962Newbury, OHNewbury
46Tim Spencer Ohio StateTim Spencer6'1"210Jr12/10/1960St. Clairsville, OHSt. Clairsville
47Tom Anthony Ohio StateTom Anthony6'1"190Jr11/27/1960Rockville, MDThomas Wootton
48Anthony Griggs Ohio State 1981Anthony Griggs6'2"221Sr2/12/1960Willingboro, NJJ.F. Kennedy
49Doug Smith Ohio StateDoug Smith6'1"212Fr2/4/1963Atlanta, GAFulton
50Jim DeLeone Ohio StateJim DeLeone5'10"222Sr6/7/1958Kent, OHKent Roosevelt
51Jon Lucente Ohio StateJohn Lucente6'2"252Fr1/16/1963Struthers, OHCardinal Mooney
52Bernie Brown Ohio StateBernie Brown6'1"221Jr9/4/1960Marietta, OHMarietta
53Craig Pack Ohio StateCraig Pack6'1"242Jr7/30/1960Orrville, OHOrrville
54Spencer Nelms Ohio StateSpencer Nelms6'3"242Fr7/7/1963Decatur, GALakeside
55Jerome Foster Ohio StateJerome Foster6'3"258Jr7/25/1960Detroit, MIKettering
56Jim Gilmore Ohio StateJim Gilmore6'5"262Fr12/19/1962Philadelphia, PANortheast Catholic
56Steve Simpson6'5"246Jr-Temperance, MIBedford
57John Sullivan Ohio StateJohn Sullivan6'0"237Fr10/27/1965Timberlake, OHLake Catholic
57Dave Morrill Ohio StateDave Morrill6'3"258Fr4/27/1963Centerville, OHCenterville
58Joe Apke Ohio State 1981Joe Apke6'5"217So8/12/1962Madiera, OHMoeller
59Gary Burris6'1"200Jr-Urbana, OHUrbana
60Bill Harvey Ohio StateBill Harvey6'2"233Fr12/31/1962Springfield, VAWest Springfield
61Dave Medich Ohio StateDave Medich6'2"248Sr4/14/1959Steubenville, OHSteubenville
62Alan Balen Ohio State 1981Alan Balen6'1"236Sr9/22/1959Lackawanna, NY-
63Kirk Lowdermilk Ohio StateKirk Lowdermilk6'3"262Fr4/10/1963Salem, OHSalem
64Jim Lachey Ohio StateJim Lachey6'6"274Fr6/4/1963St. Henry, OHSt. Henry
66Rich Czyzynski Ohio StateRich Czyzynski6'2"218So5/25/1962Brook Park, OHPadua
67Joe Smith Ohio StateJoe Smith6'3"266Jr11/27/1959Cincinnati, OHColerain
68Mark Hocevar Ohio StateMark Hocevar6'2"250-12/23/1962Warren, OHHowland
69William Wilson6'3"222Jr-Columbus, OHArlington
70Bill Roberts Ohio StateBill Roberts6'5"272So8/5/1962Miami, FLCarol City
71Scott Burrows Ohio StateScott Burrows6'1"228Jr11/24/1960Portsmouth, OH-
72Joe Lukens Ohio StateJoe Lukens6'4"262Jr9/2/1961Cincinnati, OHMoeller
73Mark Krerowicz Ohio StateMark Krerowicz6'4"282Fr3/1/1963Toledo, OHSt. John's
74Scott Zalenski Ohio StateScott Zalenski6'5"257So6/12/1962Bethel Park, PABethel Park
75Rory Graves Ohio StateRory Graves6'6"280Fr7/21/1963Decatur, GAColumbia
76Steve Corbin Ohio StateSteve Corbin6'4"252Jr3/29/1961Lima, OHCentral Catholic
78Joe Dooley Ohio StateJoe Dooley6'6"268So3/1/1962Cincinnati, OHOak Hills
79Mike Palahnuk Ohio StateMike Palahnuk6'2"251Jr1/16/60Hicksville, NY-
80Jeff McCarthy6'0"192Jr-Sandusky, OHSt. Mary's
81Brad Dwelle Ohio StateBrad Dwelle6'4"230Jr3/3/1961Sandusky, OHPerkins
84Russell Gatewood Ohio State 1981Russell Gatewood6'3"233Jr6/5/1960Orlando, FLEdgewater
85Judd Groza Ohio StateJudd Groza6'2"234So9/14/1961Berea, OHBerea
86Ben Lee Ohio StateBen Lee6'0"212Sr8/27/1960Canton, OHMcKinley
87Trent Penn5'11"170--Columbus, OHLinden-McKinley
88Thad Jemison Ohio StateThad Jemison6'2"192So12/24/1961Cincinnati, OHPrinceton
89John Frank Ohio StateJohn Frank6'3"218So4/17/1962Mt. Lebanon, PAMt. Lebanon
90Don Braun6'1"241--Columbus, OHBishop Watterson
93Chris RiehmChris Riehm6'6"266Jr4/14/1961Wadsworth, OHHighland
94Chris Cicero6'0"214--Chagrin Falls, OHChagrin Falls
94Joe Berner Ohio StateJoe Berner6'2"226Jr11/21/1959Avon Lake, OH-
95Larry Phillips6'3"240Jr-Vienna, WVParkersburg
96Mike D'Andrea Ohio State 1981Mike D’Andrea6'4"220Sr11/17/1959Akron, OHSt. Vincent-St. Mary
97Dave Crecelius Ohio StateDave Crecelius6'5"252Fr10/31/1962Ashland, OHAshland
98Kevin Olman6'2"228Jr-Maumee, OHMaumee
99Nick Miller Ohio StateNick Miller6'2"224Sr1/12/1960Upland, PASt. James

Coaching Staff:

Head Coach: Earle Bruce

Offensive Coordinator: Glen Mason

Tailbacks and Fullbacks: Wayne Stanley

Tackles and Tight Ends: Bill Myles

Quarterbacks and Wide Receivers: Fred Zechman

Defensive Coordinator: Dennis Fryzel

Outside Linebackers: Bob Tucker

Tackles and Middle Guards: Steve Szabo

Defensive Backfield: Nick Saban