Before his NFL career, Louis Breeden played for North Carolina Central University. After graduating college, he was selected by the Bengals in the seventh round of the 1977 NFL draft. In 1978, he became a starter and immediately made a big impact for Cincinnati, intercepting 3 passes and recovering 2 fumbles. Breeden once again had injury problems during the 1979 season, playing just 10 games and recording no interceptions, but he came back full-time in 1980, and ended up leading the Bengals with a career-high 7 picks.
Dan Briggs is a first baseman who played 7 seasons for the California Angels, Cleveland Indians, San Diego Padres, Montreal Expos, and Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball. He also played one season and part of another in Japan with the Yakult Swallows. He is the current owner of Big League Baseball in Worthington, Ohio.
Maria Durant is a four time Emmy Award Winning Reporter for ABC 6 and FOX 28 News. Maria has received numerous Associated Press Awards and has been honored with several awards from the Society of Professional Journalists.
A graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science, little did Maria know she would someday become a news story herself.In October of 2006 Maria was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. But instead of hiding her diagnosis, Maria decided to share her story in hopes of helping others.Maria is involved with several cancer organizations ... and as a Filipino she especially wants young Asian American Women to know that it can happen to them. But that early detection is the key.
Leonel Fernandez was a Professional Jockey from 1977-1995. Leonel rode for icons such as Betty Davis, the Sinatra Family, Mrs. Dupont, and Firestone. Leonel was a multiple stake winning rider, winning races of half a million and million dollar purses. Leonel retired due to injuries with over 2800 career wins. Lionel has been a long-time supporter of Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center and is a favorite with both our golfers and his fellow celebrities.
Greg Frey, a three-year starting quarterback for the Ohio State Buckeyes, led the team to t wo notable come-from-behind wins. On September 24, 1988, he rallied Ohio State from a 20-33 deficit in the final four minutes to a 36-33 victory over the ninth-ranked LSU Tigers. On October 28, 1989, the Buckeyes were losing 0-31 to the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Frey brought the team back for a 41-37 win, throwing a total of 362 yards. Frey currently offers private coaching services for high school quarterbacks and calls high school football games on the SportsTime Ohio television network.
Dave Fulcher played safety for the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Raiders in the NFL.
His nickname, "Fo-Rock" was bestowed when an opponent, after being stopped by Fulcher, exclaimed "Man, I felt like I just ran into a rock!" Combine "Rock" with the "Fo" of his last name, and "Fo-Rock" was born.
For his performance, Fulcher was a three-time Pro-Bowler, a First-Team All Pro in 1989, and a Second-Team All Pro in 1990.
His 31 interceptions at the Bengals are third all-time behind Ken Riley, and 2018 Rock and Jock Celebrity Golfer Louis Breedon.
In 2017, he was named 6th on the list of "All-Time Cincinnati Bengals."
Mark Isbister was seven time state champion in three different weight divisions seven years straight, and Grand Champion numerous times on the open circuit. He is a former national team competitor and a Gold Medalist in the 1987 Goodwill Tae Kwon Do Games. He defeated the Korean National Champion for the Gold, and is a member of the Tae Kwon Do Hall of Fame. Isbister also served as the 1998 World Championship Mexico City head arbitrator for the games. His golf handicap is 13.
Mickey Jackson serves on the Marshall University Board of Directors , Marshall University Foundation. Mickey was Offensive Backfield Coach at Ohio State University from 1974-1979 and Offensive Receivers Backfield Coach at Marshall University from 1970-1973.
A 1968 graduate of Marshall University, Mickey won three letters each in football and in track. He played tailback in football and finished fourth nationally in scoring in 1965.
Robert Jackson is a former American football safety in the National Football League. Jackson played safety for the Cincinnati Bengals from 1982 through 1989 and was one of the All Time Top Five Safety. Jackson played college football at Central Michigan.
Pete Johnson played fullback for Ohio State from 1973 through 1976. Johnson's best season was in 1975, Johnson rushed for 1,059 yards and set single OSU single season records for rushing touchdowns (25) and scoring (156 points). In 2000, Johnson was selected for the Ohio State Football All-Century Team.
In 2007 Johnson was inducted into Ohio State's Athletics Hall of Fame. A superb rusher and blocker, Johnson excelled at running back for the Bengals. He was the team's leading rusher for all seven seasons. His best season was in 1981, when he was a Pro Bowl selection. Johnson set career highs in rushing (1,077 yards), receptions(46), receiving yards(320) and touchdowns(16), leading the team to a 12-4 record. In his eight NFL seasons, Johnson rushed for 5,626 yards, caught 175 passes for 1,334 yards, and scored 82 touchdowns (76 rushing and 6 receiving).
In his eight NFL seasons, Johnson rushed for 5,626 yards, caught 175 passes for 1,334 yards, and scored 82 touchdowns.
Cleo Miller is a President-General of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and a former professional American football running back who played nine seasons for the Kansas City Chiefs and Cleveland Browns. He is the uncle of NFL defensive lineman Frank Okam of the Houston Texans.
In 1977, Miller had the best season of his career. He rushed for 756 yards on 163 carries, career-highs in both categories, and scored four touchdowns. He also set a career-high with 41 receptions. The Browns were 8th in the league in rushing yards and had the 3rd best yards per carry.
A highly-touted recruit, considered "the next Cris Carter," Dee Miller's time at Ohio State was unfortunately hampered by a knee injury. For two years though, he was able to generate enough production to clinch him multiple top-ten places in OSU's all-time receiving stats lists.
Scouting concerns about his knee saw him slip to the 6th round in the NFL draft. He played for a few teams in the league before shifting his focus to the next phase of his life. He established a successful insurance practice in Hilliard, Ohio, as well as a career as a radio broadcaster on 97.1 The Fan.
Gregory Donald "Greg" Pruitt
In 1979, Pruitt won ABC's Superstars, an all-around sports competition that pits elite athletes from different sports against one another in a series of athletic events resembling a decathlon.
Michael Wiley is a former professional American football running back in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys.
Michael Wiley was a running back for The Ohio State University 1996 – 1999. He scored touchdowns the first three times he touched the ball as a collegian, while playing against Rice University in 1996 (a 49-yard reverse run and receptions of 51 and 60 yards)
Wiley finished a distinguished playing career after recording 2,951 rushing yards (509 attempts), 3,176 total offense yards, 4,194 all-purpose yards, ten 100-yard games, 56 receptions and 35 touchdowns. Wiley also completed 10-of-11 career passing attempts for 225 yards and 2 touchdowns. Wiley now works in Nonprofit Organization Management.