Ohio State football player makes the NFL Hall of Fame

As part of the 2024 class, ex-Ohio State football player Randy Gradishar has made the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Unknown date; Denver, CO, USA; FILE PHOTO; Denver Broncos linebacker Randy Gradishar (53) on the
Unknown date; Denver, CO, USA; FILE PHOTO; Denver Broncos linebacker Randy Gradishar (53) on the / Rod Hanna-USA TODAY Sports

There is no greater honor than being elected to the Hall of Fame. Plenty of Ohio State football players have had that honor. It's an honor that immortalizes you forever in glory as being one of the best players to ever play the game of football. Now, a new Buckeye has that honor.

Randy Gradishar has been elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as part of the 2024 class. He is the latest Buckeye to be inducted. He was the senior candidate to get elected while most of the other candidates were considered the "modern candidates".

Gradishar had a great football career. He was a two-time All-American for the Ohio State football team, including once unanimously. After his career with the Buckeyes, he was drafted in the first round in 1974 by the Denver Broncos. He would play his entire career with Denver.

While with the Broncos, he made the Pro Bowl seven times, was named Second-team All-Pro three times, and was named First-team All-Pro twice. Gradishar was also the Defensive Player of the Year in 1978 and is in the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame.

Gradishar is in Ohio State's Hall of Fame and was named to their All-Century Team as well. He had a great of an NFL career as he did a collegiate career and it's surprising to see it take this long for him to get into the Hall of Fame. I think he had the accolades long ago.

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All that matters is that he's in now. It's good to see him finally getting rewarded for his illustrious career. Gradishar is an all-time great Buckeye and now he's recognized as an all-time great football player. I'm hoping more Buckeyes can join him in the Hall of Fame soon enough.