Former Ohio State defensive back, program's all-time interception leader dies
Former Ohio State defensive back and the program’s all-time interception leader, Mike Sensibaugh, has died. Sensibaugh’s wife announced her husband’s passing in a post on Facebook. He was 72.
Sensibaugh was a member of the Ohio State football team from 1968-70 and is still the all-time leading interception getter in Buckeyes history, totaling 22 picks in his career. He was a two-time All-B1G player and was also an All-American.
Former Ohio State safety Mike Sensibaugh, still OSU's career interception leader with 22, has died. He was a key part of the Super Sophs that led the Buckeyes to the 1968 national title. He was 72.
— Bill Rabinowitz (@brdispatch) April 5, 2021
Sensibaugh was a member of Ohio State’s 1968 national championship team and also holds a single-season record for the Buckeyes with 9 interceptions. That number was tied by Craig Cassady in 1975.
According to Buckeyes Now, Sensibaugh was also a member of the Ohio State basketball team as a freshman before shifting his focus to football. He was also the team’s punter.
Following his career at Ohio State, Sensibaugh went on to enjoy an eight-year career in the NFL. He played for the Kansas City Chiefs and St. Louis Cardinals and played in 92 career games. He finished his professional career with 27 interceptions.
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