James Michael Lachey (born June 4, 1963) is a radio analyst for Ohio State football and a former American football offensive tackle who played for ten seasons in the National Football League with the San Diego Chargers, the Los Angeles Raiders and the Washington Redskins from 1985 to 1995, missing the 1993 season with a knee injury.
Lachey graduated from St. Henry High School and then played college football at The Ohio State University, where he was an All-American offensive guard. He was a three-time Pro Bowl player in 1987 with the Chargers, and 1990 and 1991 with the Redskins as a member of "The Hogs." He helped the Redskins win Super Bowl XXVI. He was also a three-time All-Pro selection.
Lachey later became a broadcaster and wrote a book called Jim Lachey: The Ultimate Protector.
Lachey currently is a radio broadcaster for Buckeyes football games.
Lachey coached for the Columbus Destroyers during their run to the XXI Arena Bowl in 2007.
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