Former Ohio State offensive and defensive finish Cecil “Cy” Souders handed away on Monday on the age of 100, according to an obituary in the Crawford County Now.
A local of Bucyrus, Ohio, Souders performed for 4 completely different coaches throughout his profession with the Buckeyes, which spanned from 1939-46. He was recruited by Francis Schmidt and spent his freshman 12 months on Ohio State’s “taxi squad” earlier than he left the crew to get married to Jean Hoover, his spouse of 81 years.
The 6-foot-1 and 215-pound Souders returned to play for Paul Brown and Carroll Widdoes throughout the 1942-44 seasons, then served within the U.S. Navy for one 12 months throughout World Conflict II. After being honorably discharged, he got here again to Columbus to earn his diploma and play underneath Paul Bixler.
Souders was a three-time All-American and was named Ohio State’s Most worthy participant throughout his closing season in 1946. He was chosen by the Washington Redskins within the twenty fifth spherical of the 1945 NFL Draft however ended up enjoying for the Detroit Lions from 1947-49.
When his enjoying days have been over, Souders labored for Suburban Motor Freight Firm, the place he was supervisor and later government vice chairman. He retired to Avon Park, Fla., earlier than returning to Columbus in 2019.
On the time of his dying, Souders was the NFL’s oldest-living alum. He was inducted into the Ohio State Athletics Corridor of Fame in 2002.
You should definitely take a look at our new message boards, Buckeye Forums. We might like to have you ever a part of the dialog throughout the season.
You might also like:
You should definitely keep locked into BuckeyesNow on a regular basis!
Join the BuckeyesNow community!
Subscribe to the BuckeyesNow YouTube channel
Observe Andrew on Twitter: @AndrewMLind
Observe BuckeyesNow on Twitter: @BuckeyesNowSI
Like and follow BuckeyesNow on Facebook!
#Ohio #State #AllAmerican #Nationwide #Champion #Cecil #Souders #Dies #Age