MOUNT VERNON — On the outside, Cornelius Green has always been a little flamboyant.

From the shiny shoes to the tassels on his pants to the special car with his name on it, the former Ohio State football star definitely earned the nickname, “Flam.”

But, it’s what’s inside that really matters to Green. He shared stories of his career and upbringing that made him who he is today during the 2017 Buckeye Spirit Event put on Tuesday by The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Knox County.

“Sports has always been an integral part of my life,” Green told the packed house at the Glenn A. Gallagher Centre. “I participated in three sports at (Washington) Dunbar. I was All-American in football, basketball and baseball. I had scholarship offers in both football and basketball and was drafted in the second round by the St. Louis Cardinals.

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  • Fred Main/News Ellen Shultz shows off her Ohio State Buckeye spirit during The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Knox County’s annual banquet Tuesday at the Glenn A. Gallagher Centre.
  • Fred Main/News Former Ohio State quarterback Cornelius Green, left, talks with John Nussbaum and Mike Fuller (partially hidden), during The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Knox County’s Buckeye Spirit event Tuesday at the Glenn A. Gallagher Centre. Green was the featured speaker at the event, sharing inside stories from his days at OSU.
  • Fred Main/News Donna Harris, left, and Mary Spearman check out some of the items in the silent auction at The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Knox County’s Buckeye Spirit event Tuesday at the Glenn A. Gallagher Centre.
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