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Countdown To Kickoff: Best Buckeye Ever To Wear No. 6

As the countdown to Ohio State's season opener against Bowling Green gets closer, the Buckeye Sports staff is continuing its Best Buckeye Ever series. We stand just six days from kickoff, so it is time to reveal our pick for the Best Buckeye Ever to don that number.

There are six days until kickoff at Ohio Stadium and while this number isn't nearly as loaded as No. 7, the list of Buckeyes to wear No. 6 has plenty of solid Ohio State contributors. 

We will start with former Buckeye corner turned linebacker Cie Grant (1999-02). Not known for his time at corner, Grant gained weight and moved to outside linebacker for the 2002 season and totaled 71 tackles, 10 for loss and 4.0 sacks during Ohio State's title winning season. His blitz and knockdown of Miami (FL) quarterback Ken Dorsey helped force an incomplete pass to seal the win for OSU in that game. 

He is known by most Buckeye fans for that single play and his ability to sing "Carmen Ohio," the university's alma mater. 

Also worth mentioning is the team MVP of the Buckeyes 2014 national championship winning season, wide receiver Evan Spencer (2011-14). While his stats or accolades don't exactly jump off the page (tallied just three touchdowns on 15 catches his senior season), his ability to block on the edge, make the occasional sure handed catch or even throw a touchdown pass in the Sugar Bowl, Spencer was the guy Urban Meyer turned to. 

Spencer is currently still battling for a roster spot in the NFL and is currently with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

Other names worth noting include two year starter at safety Tyler Everett (2002-05) and linebacker Etienne Sabino (2008-12). Sabino was a captain on Ohio State's undefeated team in 2012 and despite missing four games due to injury, still ranked in the top-10 on the team in tackles. 

Who is your pick at No. 6? The full list is below. Make sure to weigh in on our premium message boards. 

Baird, Steve.............................. 1994

Bettridge, John ........................ 1936

Canestraro, Joe ....................... 1986

Dale, Michael D.........................1970

Everett, Tyler......................2003-05

Gibson, Torrence...................... 2015

Grant, Cie ............................1999-02

Grant, Larry........................2006-07

Griffey, Craig ............................1990

Heekin, Richard J................1933-35

Holland, Jamie......................... 1986

Hubbard, Sam.......................... 2015

Klaban, Tom .........................1974-75

Louis, James............................2010

McGuire, Travis ...................1992-93

O’Morrow, Patrick ...............1988-89

Redmond, Jimmy................1995-98

Sabino, Etienne..........2009-10-11-12

Schwartz, Grant....................... 2008

Spencer, Evan ......................2013-14

Stephens, Tim.......................... 1983

Strahine, Michael ......................1977

Thompson, Monty................ 1971-73

Zadworney, Frank S............1937-39


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