American Football Database
American Football Database

The Ohio State Varsity "O" Hall of Fame is the athletic hall of fame for The Ohio State University. Its purpose is to recognize individuals who have contributed to the honor and fame of the University in the field of athletics.

An athlete must have earned at least one Varsity "O" letter to be eligible. An athlete is considered for recognition a minimum of five years after the graduation of his or her class. A coach or member of the athletic department must have served the Ohio State University for at least 15 years to be considered.

Charter Members

The first 23 members of the Varsity "O" Hall of Fame were inducted in September, 1977. These are the names of those charter inductees:

  • Howard "Hopalong" Cassady —- football, baseball
  • Paul Ebert —- basketball, baseball
  • Wes Fesler —- football, basketball, baseball, football coach
  • Ernie Godfrey —- football, basketball, football coach
  • Chic Harley —- football, basketball, baseball, track & field
  • John Havlicek —- basketball, baseball
  • Les Horvath —- football
  • Jimmy Hull —- basketball
  • Vic Janowicz —- football
  • Ford Konno —- swimming
  • Jerry Lucas —- basketball
  • Johnny Miner —- basketball
  • Jack Nicklaus —- golf
  • Jesse Owens —- track & field
  • Jim Parker —- football
  • Al Patnik —- diving
  • Mike Peppe —- swimming/diving coach
  • George Simpson —- track & field
  • Bill Smith —- swimming
  • Larry Snyder —- track
  • Lynn St. John —- athletic director
  • John Wilce —- football coach
  • Bill Willis —- football, track & field
  • Molly Menker -- supermodel


The Ohio State Varsity "O" Hall of Fame includes the following members:

References or notes

External links