Buckeyes vote for captains

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 27, 2004

COLUMBUS - Defensive end Simon Fraser, cornerback Dustin Fox, kicker Mike Nugent and tailback Lydell Ross were voted by their teammates Thursday as Ohio State's captains for the 2004 season.

Fraser is a 6-foot-6, 280-pound senior from Upper Arlington who had 1.5 sacks a year ago in his first season as a starter.

Fox, a 6-0, 190-pound senior from Canton, has started the last 28 games for the Buckeyes. He was a second-team All-Big Ten choice a year ago while intercepting three passes.

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Nugent owns 12 Ohio State records for scoring and kicking, including most points by a kicker in a season (120 in 2002), most field goals made in a season (25 in 2002) and best career field-goal percentage (.787, 48 of 61). He is a 5-10, 180-pound senior from Centerville.

Ross led the Buckeyes in rushing last year with 826 yards. The 6-0, 225-pound senior is from Gaither High School in Tampa, Fla.