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44. Andy Katzenmoyer

Linebacker | Ohio State

He was the first Buckeye to wear the No. 45 since Archie Griffin and quickly became as popular in Columbus as the two-time Heisman winner.

He started at middle linebacker immediately and won the Butkus Award as a sophomore.

After three seasons, during which he amassed 18 sacks and 50 tackles for loss, he was picked in the first round by the New England Patriots. But Katzenmoyer suffered a neck injury during his second pro season that required two surgeries.

He walked out of training camp the next year because of the injury, and he never played again.

-- Brian Bennett