Ohio’s Top 50 Athletes of the Decade: No. 36 Maurice Clarett

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No. 36: Maurice Clarett, Warren Harding, Football, 1997-2001

Today we continue the countdown of JJHuddle’s “Top 50 Ohio High
School Athletes of the Decade” for 1999-2009. Every Monday through
Friday from now until March 26, a new athlete will be released. Today’s entry talent-wise might have been the state’s best running back ever.


Today we continue the countdown of JJHuddle’s “Top 50 Ohio High
School Athletes of the Decade” for 1999-2009. Every Monday through
Friday from now until March 26, a new athlete will be released.

Today’s entry talent-wise might have been the state’s best running back ever.

36. Maurice Clarett, Warren Harding, Football, 1997-2001: Before
he was famous for leading Ohio State to the 2002 National Championship
and his ensuing legal problems, Clarett was one of the best football
players ever to come out of Ohio. The former USA Today National
Offensive Player of the Year and Mr. Football winner rushed for 2,194
yards and 38 touchdowns and caught 19 passes for 351 yards and six
scores as a senior. In the playoffs his senior season (three games)
Clarett rushed for 785 yards and 8 touchdowns.

MAURICE CLARETT VIDEO

 

COMPLETE COUNTDOWN

Honorable Mention

50. Daequan Cook, Dayton Dunbar, Basketball, 2002-2006

49. Maurice Hall, Columbus Brookhaven, Football, 1997-2001

48. Erick Howard, North Canton Hoover, Football, 2006-2010

47. Jared Sullinger, Columbus Northland, Basketball, 2006-2010

46. Marc Sylvester, Cleveland St. Ignatius, Track,  1997-2001

45. Collin Palmer, Lakewood St. Edward, Wrestling, 2005-2009

44. Dustin Schlatter, Graham/Massillon Perry, Wrestling, 2001-2005

43. Cachet Murray, Girard, Track, 2002-2005

42. Jantel Lavender, Cleveland Central Catholic, Basketball, 2003-2007

41. Whitney Meyers, Cincinnati St. Ursula, Swimming, 1999-2003

40. Lance Palmer, Lakewood St. Edward, Wrestling, 2002-2006

39. Harry Lester, Cuy. Valley Shristian Academy, Wrestling, 1997-2001

38. O.J. Mayo, North College Hill, Basketball, 2003-2006

37. Michelle Munoz, Mason, Girls Basketball, 1997-2001


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