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Don Steinberg, who helped Ohio State capture 1942 national championship, is dead at 90

Don Steinberg, who helped Ohio State win its first national championship in 1942, has died. He was 90.

In a release, the university said Steinberg was in hospice and died of congestive heart failure in Perry Township on Monday.

The 1942 Buckeyes were 9-1 and were voted No. 1 at season's end by The Associated Press. The team, coached by Paul Brown, featured a star-studded backfield of future Heisman Trophy winner Les Horvath, Paul Sarringhaus and Gene Fekete, whose 89-yard touchdown run that year against Pitt still ranks as the longest in school history.

Steinberg, who lettered from 1941-43 and again in 1945, was an end in the Buckeyes' single-wing attack.

Following his graduation in 1946, Steinberg went on to become a surgeon.