Notable Athletes Who Played vs. Portsmouth

Here is a list of players who played against the Trojans and went on to play at the collegiate or pro level. Please note that this is not an all-inclusive list.

Jerry Lucas, Middletown 1956-57, Ohio State, NBA (NBA Hall of Fame)
Joe Nuxhall, Hamilton, early 50's, MLB (Cincinnati Reds)
Larry Conley, Ashland (KY), 1960-61, Kentucky Wildcats, NBA
Bill Hosket, Dayton Belmont, 1964, Ohio State, NBA
Don May, Dayton Belmont, 1964, NBA
Rex Kern, Lancaster, 1966, Ohio State (Starting QB on 1968 National Champion Buckeyes)
Eddie Edwards, Springfield South, 1972, NFL (Cincinnati Bengals)
Mark Bayless, Chillicothe, 1974 (Class AAA Ohio Player of the Year), Ohio State
Ronnie Lyons, Mason County (KY), early 70's, Kentucky Wildcats
Butch Carter, Middletown, 1976, Indiana Hoosiers, NBA (Los Angeles Lakers)
Herb Williams, Marion-Franklin, 1976, Ohio State, NBA (New York Knicks)
Art Schlicter, Miami Trace, 1976, Ohio State QB, NFL
Colin Irish, Cleveland Cathedral Latin, 1978, Bowling Green
Larry Watson, Huntington (WV), 1978, Marshall
Jack Miller, Wheelersburg, 1979, Hawaii
John Willoughby, Willard, 1980, Miami of Ohio
Paul Newman, Wheelersburg, 1982, Marquette
Cris Carter, Middletown, 1984, Ohio State WR, NFL (Minnesota/Philadelphia)
Todd Staker, Wheelersburg, 1984, Miami of Ohio
Byron Larkin, Cincinnati Moeller, 1984, Xavier
Mike Scott, Greenup County, 1985, Kentucky Wildcats
Kirk Taylor, Dayton Dunbar, 1987, Michigan Wolverines (Dunbar Class AAA state champions 1987)
Mark Baker, Dayton Dunbar, 1987, Ohio State
Carlton Gray, Cincinnati Forest Park, 1988, UCLA DB, NFL (Seattle Seahawks)
Tony Watson, Cincinnati Forest Park, 1988, Ohio University
Lewis Geter, Columbus Linden McKinley, 1988, Ohio University (Linden D1 state runnerup 1988)
Alex Davis, Cincinnati Forest Park, 1989, Ohio State
Jamie Skelton, Dayton Meadowdale, 1989, Ohio State
June Henley, Columbus Brookhaven, early 90's, Kansas (football)
Bryant Bowden, Canton McKinley, 1992, DePaul
Andrew Burleson, Wheelersburg, 2003, Wright State
Cam Miller, Wheelersburg, 2007, Marshall
Logan Aronhalt, Zanesville, 2008, Maryland
Anthony Hitchens, Chillicothe, 2008, Akron (Starting PG for 2008 State Champion Chillicothe)
Jake Kretzer, Waverly, 2012, Akron