Massillon Washington High's 113-year-old rivalry with Canton McKinley is one of the longest in high school history. Brown led Massillon to six (of 22) state titles from 1932 through '40. Another famous alum is former Buckeyes All-America Chris Spielman, whose senior year is the stuff of legend: 112 tackles, six interceptions and his own Wheaties box.
John Heisman, the man for whom the bronze statuette is named, got his first coaching job at Oberlin College, in 1892. In Heisman's first season Oberlin beat Michigan and Ohio State, and it finished 7-0.
Brown transferred to Miami University after his freshman year at OSU, becoming the team's star QB and leading it to a 6-2 record in '28. Brown was an early product of what would become known as the Cradle of Coaches; he was followed at Miami by Red Blaik, Weeb Ewbank, Paul Dietzel and Ara Parseghian. Hayes coached a young Schembechler here before both went to Columbus.
Before he arrived in Columbus at 33, Jim Tressel got his head-coaching start at Youngstown State. In 15 years Tressel led the Penguins to 10 Division I-AA playoff appearances and four national championships. He was named Chevrolet National Coach of the Year three times.