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Paul Ebert

Paul Ebert

  • Paul Ebert

Birthdate: August 11, 1932
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio
High School: Columbus South (1950)
College: Ohio State University (1954)
Year Inducted: 2011

Paul Ebert, a 6-foot-4, 188-pound center at The Ohio State University, was a first team All-Big Ten selection in all three of his seasons (1951-52, 1952-53 and 1953-54) on the OSU varsity team and a three-time most valuable player. He led the team in scoring all three years, averaging 20.1 points as a sophomore, 21.7 as a junior and 23.5 as a senior. He was a third team All-American (UPI) in 1954. He finished his career as the Buckeyes’ career scoring leader with 1,436 points in 66 games – a 21.8 average. Unfortunately for Ebert, the Buckeye teams in those years were subpar. Their records were 8-14, 10-12 and 11-11. Ebert also was an outstanding pitcher for the baseball team. He had a career record of 21-8 and led OSU in wins and strikeouts for three years. He passed up professional baseball offers to attend medical school and became an outstanding surgeon. He was chairman of the Department of Surgery at the medical centers of Cornell University (1971-75) and University of California San Francisco (1975-86). Ebert died in 2009 at age 76.