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Orlando Pace Revealed As College GameDay Guest Picker At Ohio State

Orlando Pace signs an Ohio State helmet.


Orlando Pace, the legendary Ohio State lineman and Hall of Famer, will serve as guest picker on College GameDay in a few moments.

We've had an interesting mix of College GameDay guest pickers this season, but for today's huge Ohio State-Michigan match-up, ESPN didn't mess around. They got Orlando Pace, an NFL and College Football Hall of Famer and former Buckeye great, to choose games along with Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, and the GameDay crew.

Many speculated that LeBron James, who is at today's game, would serve as guest picker, but we're sure Ohio State fans are pretty content with one of the best players in program history taking on the role.

After a sterling college career, which landed him in the College Football Hall of Fame Class of 2013, Pace went on to be the No. 2 overall pick in the 1997 NFL Draft, behind just Peyton Manning. He spent 11 seasons with the St. Louis Rams and one with the Chicago Bears, making seven Pro Bowls, three All-Pro teams, a spot on the NFL All-Decade team for the 2000s, and of course, played a key role in the Rams' Super Bowl XXXIV win. At Ohio State, he won the 1996 Outland Trophy and was a two-time All-American.