Some of the Cardinals' greatest players, coaches and teams have been invited for receptions and on-field presentations when the Cardinals take on Shaker Heights and Brunswick, according to OhioVarsity.com. The invitees are the same players and coaches whose names, numbers and years are recognized on affixed signs near the press box at Jerome T. Osborne Stadium.
“To go back to look at the greats and who started it was important,” coach Steve Trivisonno told the website. “We felt it was important for our kids to look back at the great ones who have been doing it for a long time and embrace the history of the program.
“They need to understand how long some really good football has been played around here."
Dan Ryczek, Rick Galbos, Paul Ryczek, Don Martin, Tom Barndt, Bob Hallen, Bart Tanksi and Mitch Trubisky are the players whose painted replica jerseys are seen on the wall just under the press box.
Coaches Dick Crum and Dr. Lee Tressel are also honored.
Here are the teams on the wall:
- 1955 (10-0)
- 1968 (10-0)
- 2003 (10-1)
- 2006 (13-2, state runner-up)
- 2007 (11-3, state runner-up)
- 2012 (12-2, state semifinalist)