Troy Smith was one of the most successful players in the history of Ohio State Football. All you have to do to collect evidence of that is to take a peak at his Heisman Trophy-winning season of 2006. Well, aside from the BCS Title Game loss, of course.
On Thursday it was announced that Smith would be rewarded for those efforts as he’s been elected to the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame.
Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith will headline a group of 13 new members into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame in September.
Smith, who won the 2006 Heisman while leading the Buckeyes to the BCS title game, will be among 11 former players and two coaches who’ll be inducted at a dinner on Sept. 26, the school announced this afternoon. They will be introduced during halftime of Ohio State’s game against visiting Cincinnati the next day.
In three years as the starter under center for the Buckeyes, Smith was one of the most dominant quarterbacks in the nation, tossing for 5,720 yards with 54 touchdowns and just 13 interceptions.
He will be joined also by a host of other Ohio State greats from the past.
Smith will be joined as an inductee by women’s hockey player Tessa Bonhomme, women’s basketball coach Nancy Darsch, fencer Boaz Ellis, track jumpers Rosalind Goodwin and Tami Smith, golfer Ralph Guarasci, wrestling coach Russ Hellickson, synchronized swimmer Becky Kim, tennis player Jeremy Wurtzman and football players Bob Vogel, Antoine Winfield and Ralph Wolf.
Congratulations are in order for Smith, as well as the rest of this tremendous group.