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Chris Spielman Turns in an Insane 29-Tackle Performance Against Michigan in 1986

Welcome to “That Happened” where we dig deep into the who, why, and how of outliers in Ohio State athletics history.

When discussing the greatest linebackers in Buckeye history, few, if any, names go before Chris Spielman.

A Massillon Washington graduate, Spielman was known around the country before even enrolling at Ohio State, earning a cover on the Wheaties Box, the first high-school athlete to ever earn that honor. He was a two-time consensus All-American at Ohio State, a Lombardi Award winner, ranks third all-time in career tackles, and is one of the most well-respected players to ever come out of Columbus.