47. A.J. Hawk was one of my favorite Buckeyes of all time. He contributed as a freshman during the 2002 National Championship season, the first Buckeyes championship of my lifetime. I think that’s part of why I liked him so much. From there he want on to be one of the best linebackers in OSU history. He followed that up with a productive NFL career, spending the majority of it with the Green Bay Packers. I was excited when he came to the Bengals in 2015 as well, although his most productive days were well past him at that point. I think my favorite thing about Hawk was that hair though. Hawk, Bobby Carpenter, Anthony Schlegel and Nick Mangold all decided to grow their hair out at OSU in honor of the late Pat Tillman. That was an awful lot of ugly on one football team, but damn were they fun to watch.
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