Former Ohio State offensive tackle was named to the College Football Hall of Fame on Tuesday.
Pace played at Ohio State from 1993 to 1996. He started as a true freshman for the Buckeyes. At the time, he was only the second true freshman to do so. He was named to the All-American first team on two occasions and won the Lombardi Award in 1995 and 1996. Given to the nation's best lineman or linebacker, Pace remains the only player to win it twice.
In 1996, he also won the Outland Trophy, was named the UPI Lineman of the Year and he won the Jim Parker Award.
Pace was the No. 1 pick of the 1997 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams. As a pro, he was a seven-time Pro Bowler, a five-time All Pro and he won Super Bowl XXXIV.
Pace is the 24th Buckeye to be added to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Among those joining Pace in this year's class is former Canton McKinley star Percy Snow. Following his high school career, Snow went on to star at Michigan State.
Pace, Snow 12 others will be inducted on Dec. 10. Pace is joined by the following:
- Ted Brown, RB, North Carolina State
- Tedy Bruschi, DE, Arizona
- Ron Dayne, RB, Wisconsin
- Tommie Frazier, QB, Nebraska
- Jerry Gray, DB, Texas
- Wayne Hardin, coach, Navy/Temple
- Bill McCartney, coach, Colorado
- Steve Meilinger, OL, Kentucky
- Rod Shoate, LB, Oklahoma
- Percy Snow, LB, Michigan State
- Vinny Testaverde, QB, Miami
- Don Trull, QB, Baylor
- Danny Wuerffel, QB, Florida