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John Hicks

Offensive Tackle

John Charles Hicks, Jr.

Inducted 2001

Date of Birth



Cleveland, OH


Ohio State University (1970-1973)


John Hicks was a three-year starter, a two-time All America at tackle for Ohio State. In his career, Ohio State had a 28-3-1 record and won the Big Ten Championship three times. He played in 1970, missed 1971 with an injury, came back to make first-team All-America in 1972. In 1973, he won the Outland Award as the nation's best interior lineman, won the Lombardi Award as the nation's best lineman, was unanimous All-America, and finished second in the Heisman Trophy vote. He played pro football with the New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers.


Height 6'2

Weight 258

Career Highlights

  • 1973 All-Conference
  • 1973 Heisman - Second
  • 1973 Lombardi Award Winner
  • 1973 Outland Trophy Winner
  • 1973 Unanimous All-America
  • 1972 All-Conference
  • 1972 First Team All-America
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