Ohio State kicker Don Sutherin has passed away at 85 years old.

He kicked the game-winning field goal at the 1958 Rose Bowl. He also played defensive back for the Buckeyes, as well.

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The Buckeyes beat the Oregon Ducks in that game by a score of 10-7 thanks to Sutherin. Bill Rabinowitz of the Columbus Dispatch posted about the B1G legend’s passing on Tuesday afternoon from his Twitter account.


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While Sutherin is known around the B1G, he also had a Hall of Fame Career in the CFL as a kicker and a defensive back. His professional career started with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 1958. He then played in the NFL for the New York Giants after being drafted by them in the 1959 NFL Draft. Sutherin also had a stint with the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1959-1960.

After playing in the NFL, he returned to the CFL to play for the Tiger-Cats from 1960-1966. Other teams he played for in the CFL included the Ottawa Rough Riders (1967-1969) and the Toronto Argonauts (1970).

Sutherin passed away at Mercy Hospital in Canton, Ohio on Tuesday.