Jody Victor : Buckeye Leaves – OSU Football Tradition

Jody Victor: If you've ever been to an Ohio State football game or watched one on TV,  I'm sure you noticed small round stickers on the players helmets. The stickers are about the size of a quarter and have the palmate leaf of the buckeye tree on them. The tradition of placing Buckeye Leaves on the Ohio State helmets started in 1968 when Woody Hayes and longtime trainer Ernie Biggs changed the look of the Ohio State uniforms. The new look included players' names on the back of the jerseys and a wide “Buckeye stripe” on the sleeves. The stripe on the sleeves of the jersey is believed to be the first of its kind in the sport of football. The Buckeye Leaves are presented to players for big plays and consistency on the field.

Go Bucks!

Jody Victor