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Orlando Pace

Offensive Tackle

Orlando Lamar Pace

Inducted 2013

Date of Birth



Sandusky, OH


Ohio State University (1994-1996)


Known as the “Pancake Man” for flattening his opponents with his exceptional blocking techniques, Orlando Pace finished fourth in the 1996 Heisman balloting, the highest finish for a lineman since 1980. A two-time unanimous first-team All-American (1995, 1996), Pace was the first player in history to repeat as the Lombardi Trophy winner, earning the honors as a sophomore and junior. In addition, Pace claimed the 1996 Outland Trophy while leading Ohio State to a share of the Big Ten title. He did not allow a sack during his final two seasons, blocking for Hall of Fame and 1995 Heisman Trophy-winning running back Eddie George. The 1996 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year started every game of his career, and he led the Buckeyes to three straight bowl appearances under Hall of Fame coach John Cooper. Chosen with the first overall pick by the St. Louis Rams in the 1997 NFL Draft, Pace enjoyed a decorated 13 seasons in the league, culminating with the Rams’ Super Bowl XXXIV Championship in 1999. Pace was named All-Pro five times, and he earned seven Pro Bowl selections.


Height 6'6

Weight 330

Career Highlights

  • 1996 All-Conference
  • 1996 Conference MVP
  • 1996 Heisman - Fourth
  • 1996 Lombardi Award Winner
  • 1996 Outland Trophy Winner
  • 1995 All-Conference
  • 1995 Lombardi Award Winner
  • 1995 Unanimous All-America
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