The Ohio State Buckeyes family has lost a legend.
On Sunday, reports surfaced that former star offensive lineman John Hicks has passed away at the age of 65. Hicks’ wife Cindy confirmed the news to the university.
Current Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer took to Twitter to honor Hicks.
“I was stunned and saddened to hear the news of John Hicks’ passing,” Meyer added in a statement from the school.
“He was truly one of the all-time greats for this university who was always good to this football program and the community. He will truly be missed and my thoughts and prayers go out to his family.”
Hicks is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.
As one of the most dominant right tackles of his era, Hicks won the Outland Trophy and Lombardi Trophy in 1973 and finished second-place in Heisman Trophy voting. The two-time All-American remains the last lineman to be runner-up in the vote for the Heisman.