Ohio State will honor two football players during this Saturday’s game against Nebraska: Huskers punter Sam Foltz and Buckeyes great John Hicks. Foltz died in a July car accident and Hicks died this weekend due to complications from diabetes.
The Buckeyes will have a plaque with Foltz’s initials and number outside the Huskers’ locker room and the band will end its performance by spelling out his initials. There is an additional tribute Ohio State hasn’t made public yet.
We were just told about Ohio State's Sam Foltz tributes (plaque, initials at halftime show), but apparently one of them is a surprise.
— Ryan Ginn (@rmginn) November 2, 2016
Ohio State will also wear a helmet sticker to honor John Hicks, who died this past weekend. Hicks was the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy in 1973 and started in three Rose Bowls. Hicks is the most recent lineman to finished second in the Heisman voting. He was also the No. 3 overall pick in the 1974 NFL Draft.
#OhioState will wear a helmet sticker for the Nebraska game honoring John Hicks, the legendary offensive tackle who died last weekend.
— Bill Rabinowitz (@brdispatch) November 2, 2016
RIP to Buckeye legend John Hicks. First round draft pick, Outland/Lombardi award winner, and runner-up for the Heisman trophy. pic.twitter.com/BtRsj7LIFi
— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) October 30, 2016
Ohio State plays Nebraska at 8 p.m. Saturday on ABC.