The most electrifying player I've ever seen at Ohio State is still going strong at age 35. Ted Ginn Jr., heading into his 14th season in the NFL, agreed to a 1-year contract with the Chicago Bears Thursday. Ginn, who has played the last three seasons for the New Orleans Saints, will take his explosive play making ability to his sixth NFL team.
Ginn doesn't have monster career numbers in the NFL, but continues to be one of the fastest players in the league and one of those guys who has the ability to take it the distance any time he touches the football. Ginn, in fact, is one of only 11 players in the history of the NFL to have a punt return and kickoff return touchdown in the same game, pulling it off in 2011 when he was with the San Francisco 49ers, playing for a coach by the name of Jim Harbaugh.
In his career at Ohio State, Ginn had eight returns, either punt or kickoffs, that went for touchdowns and averaged more than 13 yards a touch on offense. I was a freshman at Ohio State in 1983 and have been covering the Buckeyes in the media since 1990 and Ginn is the most electric Buckeye I've ever seen. He truly was one of those players who could score anytime he touched the football. In case you need a reminder of how special he was during his three years in Columbus, here's a sample of some of Ginn's greatest Buckeye moments.