COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Ohio State legend Charles “Chuck” Csuri, an American hero and innovator known as “the father of computer art,” died Sunday, Feb. 27 at his home in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. He was 99 years old.
Csuri was a three-year letterman for Ohio State from 1941-1943 and led the Buckeyes to their first national championship in 1942. His head coach, the legendary Paul Brown, dubbed Csuri “the perfect tackle.” He was named an All-American and voted the team’s Most Valuable Player during the title season.
He was selected in the 1944 NFL Draft by the Chicago Cardinals but declined, instead serving the United States in World War II.
Csuri served in the U.S. Army from 1943-46, fighting in the Battle of the Bulge in 1944 and received a Bronze Star for heroism.
During his service, Csuri earned a certificate in engineering from the Newark College of Engineering in 1945. Following his Army service, Csuri returned to Ohio…