B1G Legend, Ohio State kicker passes away at age 85
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.
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.
Don Sutherin, who kicked the game-winning field goal in Rose Bowl for 1957 national champion Buckeyes, has died at 85. Sutherin went on to have a Hall of Fame career in the CFL. https://t.co/GKEwjyhyft
— Bill Rabinowitz (@brdispatch) January 11, 2022
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.