Photo Gallery: Senior Day 2006

With the Michigan game traditionally being the last home game every other season, Troy Smith and 17 other seniors were introduced as Ohio State Buckeyes for the very last time in what was the greatest game, with the most riding on it, to ever be played at the venerable Ohio Stadium. Here's a field-level view of how that bitter-sweet moment looked on Saturday.

Photo Gallery: 2006 Senior Day Celebration In Ohio Stadium

Jim Tressel leads his team out on the field...

...and after the team runs out on to the field, it's time for the seniors to be recogonized for the final time.

Till Harrison - Wayne, N.J./Wayne Hills H.S.

Ryan Franzinger - West Lake, Ohio/St. Ignatius

Derek Harden - Logan, Ohio/Logan

Drew Norman - Dennison, Ohio/Indian Valley

Justin Zwick - Massillon, Ohio/Washington

Roy Hall - Cleveland, Ohio/Brush

Antonio Smith - Columbus, Ohio/Beechcroft

T.J. Downing - Canton, Ohio/GlenOak

Brandon Mitchell - Atlanta, Ga./Mays

Joel Penton - Van Wert, Ohio/Van Wert

Jay Richardson - Dublin, Ohio/Scioto

Tim Schafer - Upper Arlington, Ohio/U. Arlington

Stan White Jr. - Baltimore, Md./Gillman School

Doug Datish - Warren, Ohio/Howland

David Patterson - Warrensville Heights, Ohio/W.H.

Quinn Pitcock - Piqua, Ohio/Piqua

Troy Smith - Cleveland, Ohio/Glenville

NOTE: I regretfully missed taking Mike D'Andrea's photo as he had walked passed me before I realized what was going on, prior to the rest of the group getting introduced, and I was only able to give him a congratulatory handshake!

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