THE VOGLER BROTHERS
Tim and Terry Vogler went on to stellar college football careers at Ohio State, and Tim played for the Buffalo Bills for nearly a decade.
Tim and Terry Vogler were arguably the most successful football players to ever come out of Covington. They were members of the 1973 State Championship team that finished the season unbeaten. Coached by Larrie Tisdale, the ’73 team only allowed two teams to score points on them in ten games and a total of 24 points all season, a record which stands today.
The Voglers were also a part of the 1974 team that finished 9-1. They finished their high school career with a 19-1 record over their junior and senior seasons.
Both Tim and Terry went on to play college football at Ohio State for legendary coach Woody Hayes.
Tim was one of the Buckeyes’ team captains his senior season. That same season at OSU they helped lead the Buckeyes to a 7-4 record and a visit to the Gator Bowl against Clemson. That was the infamous game known as “The Punch” where Woody Hayes punched a Clemson player on the Buckeyes’ sideline, ending his historic coaching career.
In 1979, Tim was acquired by the Buffalo Bills of the NFL as an undrafted free agent. He played for nearly a decade for the Bills at nearly every offensive line position throughout his career.
Tim played with such football greats as Joe Cribbs, Jim Kelly, and Bruce Smith. He was coached by Pro Football Hall of Famers Marv Levy and Jim Ringo. Ringo was a dominating force for the Green Bay Packers under coach Vince Lombardi back in the early 60’s.
The legacy the Vogler Brothers left at Covington still exists today. The kids who play on the same field know quite well about the Voglers.
Some of the memorabilia from their playing days are displayed in the trophy case which is a constant reminder of what these two players mean to the town of Covington.
Tim’s Buffalo Bills helmet also is a reminder that even a kid from a small town can make it to the big time.