Rea's Day Blog: Best OSU Grid Player Ever?

Ohio State has had more than its share of football stars, but none shone any brighter on a single afternoon than Heisman Trophy winner Vic Janowicz, who nearly singlehandedly dismantled Iowa on a bright October afternoon in 1950.

Whenever Ohio State fans gather to debate the best player ever to wear the Scarlet and Gray, several names will enter the conversion. When the time comes to discuss the greatest individual performance in the long and storied history of the Buckeyes, however, no one can match the performance of Vic Janowicz on a late October afternoon in 1950.

Janowicz, who would have celebrated his 79th birthday today, was one of those rare individuals who excelled at everything he ever tried to do. But even his great talent reached new levels when the Buckeyes hosted Iowa on Oct. 28, 1950.

In just one afternoon, the junior speedster scored two touchdowns, threw for four scores, recovered two fumbles each of which led to OSU touchdowns, was responsible for kicking 10 extra points, kicked off eight times, carried the ball six times for a 5.1-yard average and completed 5 of 6 pass attempts for 128 yards.

Once the dust had cleared, Ohio State owned an 83-21 victory over the Hawkeyes – a point total that still stands as the most ever scored by the Buckeyes against a Big Ten opponent – and Janowicz was on his way to becoming only the third underclassman to win the Heisman Trophy.

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