Ohio State football great Pandel Savic passed away on Tuesday in Columbus at the age of 92, according to a release.
Savic — a two-year starter for Ohio State under coach Wes Fesler — led the Buckeyes to their first Rose Bowl win in 1950 with a 17-14 victory over California. The three-year letterman threw for 581 yards and 6 touchdowns in the 1949-50 season to help Ohio State capture a share of the Big Ten championship along with its first-ever Rose Bowl victory.
Savic was also a founding member of the Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio and served as general chairman of the Memorial Tournament for more than 30 years.
Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer, who is a member of Muirfield Village Golf Club, expressed his condolences on Twitter.
Rest In Peace to a great friend and Buckeye, Pandel Savic. A Rose Bowl winner and Muirfield founding member. Thoughts and prayers with your family. pic.twitter.com/UEkpoeHaQR
— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) June 12, 2018
Before he became Ohio State’s quarterback, Savic, served in World War II as a United State Marine in the South Pacific. He was born in Macedonia and came to the United States at the age of nine.
In 2009, Savic was inducted into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame.