Ohio State lost a legend this week.
Charles “Chuck” Csuri – a Buckeye football great, a World War II veteran and a pioneer in the field of computer art – died at the age of 99 on Sunday, Ohio State announced.
Csuri was a three-year letterman for the Buckeye football team, playing for head coach Paul Brown from 1941-1943. Dubbed by Brown “the perfect tackle,” Csuri led Ohio State to its first national in 1942 and was named All-American and the team’s Most Valuable Player. He was the last living member of Ohio State’s 1942 national championship team.
After serving as a team captain in 1943, Csuri was selected by Chicago Cardinals in the 1944 NFL Draft, but he declined to enter the league, instead opting to serve his country in World War II. Csuri served in the U.S. Army from 1943-46, where he fought in the Battle of the Bulge in 1944 and received a Bronze Star for heroism.
During the battle, the lines of communication between the front line and the…