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Dr. Warren Eugene Amling - 2022 Hall of Fame Inductee
Dr. Warren Eugene Amling (December 29, 1924 – November 1, 2001) was a football and basketball player, playing for the Ohio State Buckeyes from 1944 to 1946. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1984.
In 1945, Amling was a unanimous All-America selection at guard on the Buckeye football team and finished seventh in the vote for the Heisman Trophy. In 1946, he was elected the team captain and volunteered to move to tackle, a position where the team was thinner. At this new position he was again named an All-American by the Sporting News and the Football Writers Association of America. He was also considered for the Heisman Trophy. Amling was inducted into the Ohio State Varsity O Hall of Fame in 1981 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 1984 and was selected to the Ohio State Football All-Century Team (at guard) in 2000. Amling was also a starter for the Ohio State basketball team. He is the only member of the College Football Hall of Fame to start in an NCAA Basketball Final Four game. Amling graduated with honors from Ohio State's Veterinary Medicine School in 1947 and turned down a chance to play for the New York Giants, choosing instead to practice veterinary medicine in London, Ohio. He served as a member of the board of directors of Wittenberg University in the late 1970’s.
Amling was adjunct associate professor at the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine from 1983 to 1990. He served as President of the Board of veterinary medicine to both the state of Ohio and Illinois. He was chosen in 2000 as a member of the Ohio State Football All-Century Team.
Warren was also elected to Pana’s Wall of Fame which recognizes outstanding contributions to society in 2002.