If form holds true, the uniform No. 10 will one day be retired at Ohio State.
That was the number Troy Smith wore in 2006 when he won the Heisman Trophy as the quarterback for the Buckeyes. After all, all of OSU’s other Heisman winners have had their numbers retired.
Devon Torrence wore it for a while after Smith left OSU. Now there are two starters sharing that coveted number. Junior Corey “Philly” Brown wears it as a starting wide receiver on offense, while sophomore linebacker Ryan Shazier wears it on defense.
We had a chance on Tuesday to chat with these two burgeoning stars and we invite you to check out the video interviews of each featured here.
Brown (6-0, 186), from Springfield (Pa.) O’Hara, has added 15 pounds of bulk to help in his battles with physical cornerbacks. He had 14 catches for 205 yards and one touchdown – a 54-yard bomb against Michigan – last year as a sophomore. He has started 10 games, including nine last season.
Shazier (6-2, 226), from Plantation, Fla., emerged as a starter late in his freshman season for the Buckeyes last year. He only started three games (largely in place of an injured Sweat). But he ended up sixth on the team in tackles with 57. He also had three sacks, five TFLs and tied for the team lead with two fumbles forced. He had seven tackles against Michigan and 10 more against Florida in the Gator Bowl.
He has added 15 pounds of bulk as he preps for what could be a strong sophomore year. He is listed as the starter at the weakside spot.
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