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Wayne Woodrow "Woody" Hayes (d 1987) served as the head coach at Denison University (1946–1948), Miami University (1949–1950), and Ohio State University (1951–1978), compiling a career college football record of 238 wins, 72 losses, and 10 ties.

During his 28 seasons as the head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes football program, Hayes's teams won five national championships (1954, 1957, 1961, 1968, 1970), captured 13 Big Ten Conference titles, and amassed a record of 205–61–10. Over the last decade of his coaching tenure at Ohio State, Hayes's Buckeye squads faced off in a fierce rivalry against the Michigan Wolverines coached by Bo Schembechler, a former player for and assistant coach to Hayes. During that stretch in the Michigan–Ohio State football rivalry dubbed the "Ten-Year War," Hayes and Schembechler's teams won or shared the Big Ten Conference crown every season and usually each placed in the national rankings.

Despite his great achievements at Ohio State, Hayes's coaching career ended ignominiously when he was fired after punching an opposing player in the throat late in the game during the 1978 Gator Bowl. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1983.

Offered is a historic 8.5” x 11” financial assistance document for Ohio State Wide Receiver, Richard Michael who was a member of the Buckeyes National Championship team in 1957. This document details financial assistance that Cowans received from Ohio State. It’s signed by legendary football coach Woody Hayes and associate director of athletics J. Edward Weaver (D. 2001). Weaver graduated from Ohio State in 1933 and played football and Basketball for the Buckeyes. He eventually rose to head athletic director (1970-77). Great piece of Ohio State history!

Letter of Authenticity from Richard Albersheim.

Woody Hayes signed Ohio State football document Circa 1957
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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $129.80
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Auction closed on Saturday, November 19, 2016.
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