How Many Pro Football Hall of Famers Are from Ohio State?

How Many Pro Football Hall of Famers Are from Ohio State?
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The NFL preseason begins Aug. 3 with the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, as the Cleveland Browns and New York Jets meet to kick off enshrinement weekend (NBC, 8 p.m.).

Even in preseason, it will be a welcome sight for Ohio sportsbooks.

Two days later, the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place with nine new members. – your source for Ohio betting promotions – utilized the Pro Football Hall of Fame player database to see which colleges have produced the most Hall of Fame talent.

Here are the results:

Colleges That Have Most NFL Hall of Famers

CollegeHall of Famers
Notre Dame 14
USC 14
Michigan 11
Ohio State 10
Pittsburgh 10


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Ohio State Ranks High on List

Ohio State is tied for fourth  with Pittsburgh with 10 each. The only schools above then are Notre Dame and USC (14) and Michigan (11).

Here are the 10 Pro Football Hall of Famers from Ohio State:

  • Orlando Pace (2016)
  • Cris Carter (2013)
  • Ed Sabol (2011)
  • Dick LeBeau (2010)
  • Sid Gillman (1983)
  • Paul Warfield (1983)
  • Bill Willis (1977)
  • Dante Lavelli (1975)
  • Lou Groza (1974)
  • Jim Parker (1973)

The nine new members of the HOF this year are: cornerbacks Ronde Barber, Darrelle Revis and Ken Riley, outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware, linebackers Zach Thomas and Chuck Howley, tackle Joe Thomas, coach Don Coryell and defensive end/tackle Joe Klecko.

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BetMGM Ohio Future Odds

Here are the latest Ohio State future odds at BetMGM Ohio, as of Thursday:

  • To win the National Championship: +700 (third favorite)
  • To win the Big Ten title: +180 (tied with Michigan). You can check out Michigan vs. Ohio State odds en route to the teams meeting Nov. 25 at noon.
  • Regular Season Wins (Over/Under 10.5): Over -105, Under -115.
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Lou Monaco
Lou Monaco

Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media ( in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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