On Tuesday afternoon, safety Mike Doss became the newest former Ohio State player nominated for enshrinement into the College Football Hall of Fame for the class of 2021.
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Doss, who played for the Buckeyes from 1999-2002, finished his career with 331 tackles, eight interceptions, eight fumble recoveries and six sacks. He was a three-time All-American, the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year as a senior and led Ohio State to the national championship with a 31-24 win over Miami (Fla.) in the 2003 Fiesta Bowl.
Doss joins former linebacker James Laurinaitis, who is in his second year on the ballot, and offensive tackle Chris Ward, who is in his fourth, as one of three nominees from Ohio State. Each school is allowed to have a maximum of three nominees who earned first-team All-American honors, are 10 years removed from their collegiate career, no longer play professionally and have played college football within the last 50 years.
A spot opened up on the ballot this year for Doss after former running back Keith Byars was selected in March to be the 26th Buckeye inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in his sixth year on the ballot. He will be officially enshrined in December.
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