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Merl Wendt

Back in the early 1930's if you were an Ohio State football fan, Merle Wendt was one of the stars you were cheering. While laboring at both offensive and defensive end for the Francis Schmidt-coached Buckeyes, Wendt was a two-time All-American (1934-35). Those football squads of 1934-36 compiled a 19-5 record and outscored the opposition 664-118. After his senior season ended Wendt was selected to play in the East-West Shrine game and for the College All-Stars, which defeated the Green Bay Packers, 7-0. In 1981, Wendt was inducted into the Ohio State Athletic Hall of Fame.

Inducted 1984 | Football