Chic Harley (1894 – 1974) is often credited as one of those guys that helped to put the Ohio State Buckeyes on the map. He’s considered a Buckeye great. He played for Ohio State in the 1916 to 1919 seasons…minus 1918 when he left school for a time to be a pilot in World War I. He was the Buckeyes’ first 3-time All-American. He was a College Football Hall of Famer who helped to lead the Buckeyes to their first Big Ten Conference championship (1916) and their first win over Michigan (1919).
Some jerks knocked over his memorial statue this week.
10TV reports that the bronze likeness of Harley on South Champion Avenue was pushed off its pedestal and onto the ground. There doesn’t appear to be any major damage to the statue but it will likely cost approximately $500 to put the memorial back in position.
No suspects have been identified.
(photo credit: Ohio State)
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