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Video: Former Buckeye Orlando Pace Becomes Emotional During Hall of Fame Speech

Saturday night former Ohio State Buckeye and St.Louis Rams offensive lineman Orlando Pace took a step into history, as he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

Pace played with the Buckeyes from 1993 to 1996, and was only the second true freshman ever to start on opening day for the Buckeyes.

While at OSU, he was a two-time consensus first-team All-American, and won the Outland Trophy in 1996 for the best college football interior lineman. He won the Lombardi Award for the best college lineman or linebacker in 1995 and 1996.

As the first overall pick of the Rams in 1996, Pace quickly became one of, if not the best offensive lineman in the NFL, and was a seven-time Pro Bowl lineman, winning a Super Bowl with the Rams in the 1999 season.

In one of the more heartwarming moments on Saturday at the Hall, Pace spoke about his mother and became emotional during that part of the speech.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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