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John Hicks, Former Ohio State Star OL, Passes Away At 65

One of the best Buckeyes ever has passed away.

John Hicks, a former Ohio State offensive lineman, has passed away. He was 65.

The former two-time first-team All-Big Ten performer died as a result of complications from diabetes, according to his family.

Hicks played for Ohio State from 1970-73, appearing in three straight Rose Bowls. He was a two-time first-team All-American and finished runner-up in the Heisman Trophy voting, the highest a lineman has ever finished in the voting.

Hicks went on to be selected third overall in the 1974 NFL Draft by the New York Giants, whom he played with until 1977.

Rest in peace, John.