78 Korey Stringer

Korey Stringer Ohio State
usaUnited States
Warren, OH
High School
Current Team
Ohio State
1992, 1993, 1994

Post-OSU Update: Korey Stringer died of organ failure due to heat stroke in NFL training camp on August 1st, 2001. He was drafted in the first round of the 1995 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings and spent his entire career with the organization. He was coming off his first Pro Bowl season in 2000. The Vikings retired his No. 77 that fall.

Major: Sports and Leisure Studies (1994), Unknown (1992-93)

Weight: 315 (1994), 310 (1992-93)

1994 Media Guide: All-American who is a candidate for the Outland and Lombardi awards this season … extremely talented player who Coach John Cooper calls the best young lineman he has ever coached… won first team All-America honors last season, and has a chance to become Ohio State’s first-ever three-time All-America offensive lineman… along with Dan Wilkinson, the first Buckeye sophomore to earn All-America laurels since 1979 … dominates the line of scrimmage because of his excellent strength, footwork and technique … the unofficial team leader in “pancakes”… has outstanding work habits.

1993: Earned first team All-America honors from Kodak, Walter Camp and Scripps Howard, was a second team choice by Associated Press and an honorable mention pick by United Press International … a unanimous first team all-Big Ten choice and the league head coaches named him the Offensive Lineman of the Year … started 11 games for 281 minutes and was held out of the Pitt contest with a sprained ankle … helped Ohio State average nearly 400 total yards and 30 points a contest.

1993 Media Guide: Talented player who has the potential to be one of Ohio State’s most talented offensive linemen ever … selected Big Ten Freshman of the Year by the league head coaches last season and was a second team all-Big Ten pick by the media … had a stellar debut last season and is eager to continue his development … impressed the Buckeye coaching staff from the get-go with his strength, footwork and ability to pick up the offensive techniques and assignments quickly … also has outstanding work habits … starter six times last season and appeared in 11 of 12 games for 161 minutes … started six straight contests — from the Syracuse through the Iowa games — and earned his chance when regular tackles Alan Kline and Jason Winrow missed time with various injuries … suffered his own injury, a sprained left ankle against Iowa, and did not play the next week against Minnesota … injury limited his play the rest of the season … had a solid spring, prompting the move of veteran Jason Winrow from tackle to guard.

1992 Media Guide: Regarded as one of the top prep offensive lineman in the country … a first team All-American by Parade, USA Today, SuperPrep and Street & Smith’s … also was the Ohio Division I Lineman of the Year … earned first team all-state honors as a junior and senior … led Harding High to the state championship as a junior (14-0 record) and an 8-2 mark as a senior … also played defensive tackle and recorded 52 tackles as a senior … teammate of Buckeye freshman LeShun Daniels … high school coach was Phil Annarella … born 2-10-73.


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