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Ted Smith
Career information
Position(s): LB, G
College: Ohio State University
High school: Gibsonburg High School
Organizations
Career highlights and awards

Ted Smith is a former American football guard who played for the Ohio State Buckeyes football team, and was recognized as a consensus All-American in 1975.

Early lifeEdit

Smith graduated from Gibsonburg High School in Gibsonburg, Ohio.[1] At Gibsonburg, he earned nine letters in various sports and was team captain of both the basketball and football team. [2] In football, he played both ways as a running back and linebacker.[1] In his senior year he earned several honors including being named All-Ohio and High School All-American.[1]

College careerEdit

Smith played for the Ohio State Buckeyes football team under coach Woody Hayes during the 1972, 1973, 1974 and 1975 seasons, lettering in the last three years.[3] He played linebacker at first but switched to guard at the beginning of his junior year.[1] Following his senior year, as a 6-foot, 1-inch, 242-pound guard, he was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American, having received first-team honors from several publications and organizations including the Football Writers Association of America, and Associated Press.[4]

Later lifeEdit

Smith spent 31 years in highway construction as a superintendent until he retired at age 55.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Markey, Matt (December 13, 2009). "Small-town boy starred at OSU". Toledo Blade. http://www.toledoblade.com/Ohio-State/2009/12/13/Small-town-boy-starred-at-OSU.html. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  2. "Ohio State University 1975 Football Information". Ohio State. p. 37. http://grfx.cstv.com/schools/osu/graphics/pdf/m-footbl/1975/1975_guide.pdf. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  3. "Ohio State Letterwinners". Ohio State. http://grfx.cstv.com/schools/osu/graphics/pdf/m-footbl/all-time-letterwinners.pdf. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  4. 2014 NCAA Football Records Book, Award Winners, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Indianapolis, Indiana, pp. 4 & 14 (2014). Retrieved August 28, 2014.
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