He was one of the main reasons I chose to go to Ohio State. I wanted to be just like him when I was a freshman at Ohio State. see it hereHe was such a powerful guy. Stringer a 6-foot-4, 346-pound tackle from nearby Warren played with Pace in 1994 before going on to be a first-round pick in the 1995 NFL Draft. Pace took those lessons to make the short list of greatest offensive linemen in college football history, if not the best. Pace finished fourth in the Heisman Trophy voting in 1996. Those mythical tales were reality, and the pancake block was born as a statistic. Pace said those pancakes which happened a lot at Ohio State were some of his favorite memories. Let me just say this, theres no other feeling for an offensive linemen than to move a man against his will and then put him on his back, Pace said. Theres no better feeling than that. why not look herePace went on to become a seven-time Pro Bowl selection and was a cornerstone of The Greatest Show on Turf. That culminated with his first run through the Hall of Fame legends tunnel at the Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Dinner. Pace re-enacted that trademark touchdown celebration with Marshall Faulk before being engulfed for once, this time by Bruce Smith, Jerry Rice and Cris Carter. MORE: Brett Farve’s career, told through his backups Yet it was on the podium after receiving his gold jacket that Pace let his true colors show.
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