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RB J.K. "All Day" Dobbins (2017 B1G CG MVP, 2019 1st Team All-American)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by Smudger, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Chase Young, J.K. Dobbins Named Preseason All-Americans
    July 3, 2019by Tom Orr0 comments

    If you wear jersey No. 2 for Ohio State football, congratulations! You were just named a preseason all-American by The Sporting News.

    Junior defensive end Chase Young and junior running back J.K. Dobbins were both honored by the publication. Young is a member of the first-team, while Dobbins is a second-team honoree.

    Young recorded 15.5 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks as a sophomore. Both numbers led the team.

    Dobbins rushed for 1,053 yards and 10 touchdowns as a sophomore in 2018 while splitting time with Mike Weber. He is expected to get the majority of the Buckeyes’ carries this fall.

    The full release from Ohio State is below.


    Young, Dobbins Named to Preseason All-America Squad

    Young is first team selection by Sporting News, Dobbins garners second team honors

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State’s duo of DE Chase Young and RB J.K. Dobbins were named Wednesday to the Sporting News Preseason All-America Team. Young was a first team selection while Dobbins made the second team.

    Young, a junior from Upper Marlboro, Md., is coming off a breakout sophomore campaign that saw him lead the team in both tackles-for-loss (15.5) and sacks (10.5). A Second Team All-Big Ten selection in 2018, Young had three of his best games down the stretch last season. In wins over No. 4 Michigan, No. 21 Northwestern and No. 9 Washington, he registered five tackles-for-loss, four sacks, one pass breakup, a quarterback hurry and a forced fumble. His three sacks in Ohio State’s 45-24 victory over Northwestern tied the Big Ten Championship Game record. This fall, he is looking to become just the second player in school history to record multiple seasons of double-digit sacks.

    A La Grange, Texas, native, Dobbins enters his junior season with 2,456 career rushing yards and 20 touchdowns. A Second Team All-Big Ten choice by both the coaches and media last season, Dobbins became the first player in program history to rush for over 1,000 yards as both a freshman and a sophomore. In 2017, he set an Ohio State freshman record by rushing for 1,403 yards and then came back last season to rush for 1,053 yards. His top performances last year included a career-best 203 yards and 37 carries in an overtime win vs. Maryland and 163 yards against Nebraska. Over his 28-game career, Dobbins has nine 100 yard outings and the Buckeyes are 9-0 in those contests.
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  2. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 It's a brand new Day!!

    If JK ends up with less than 1600 yards and 15TDs, I'll be shocked. Those numbers also get him post season AA accolades too I would imagine.

    If he adds enough receiving too then hell, he'll be in the Heisman conversation.
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  3. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    I'll be very surprised if JK reaches that number of yards. I think it's in his interest and the Buckeyes' interest to limit his carries. Less treadwear for when he gets to the NFL, plus we need the young pups to get some experience.
  4. 1926Buckeyes

    1926Buckeyes Senior

    Assuming OSU gets to 14 games again, 1600 averages out to 114 ypg. It's not outlandish to think Dobbins' ypc will go back to ~7, which would mean he'd be getting 16 carries per game.

    Those are low numbers, and I'm not sure why OSU would limit his carries all season just to get unproven players time. Unless Teague and McCall are both really pushing him, they won't rotate Dobbins. There's no reason why he wouldn't get 20-25 touches per game. That's a standard workload.

    Not to mention that while Fields will take carries away from Dobbins, he is also an inexperienced passer and they will need to lean on the running game.
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  5. BayBuck

    BayBuck Buckeyes are best

    Just for the record, if JK gets 1600 rushing yards this year, that would put him about 100 yards ahead of Zeke for 2nd all-time at OSU.
  6. Nigel Tufnel

    Nigel Tufnel Choking on vomit

    2nd all time would be amazing. That guy in first was pretty good...
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  7. NJ-Buckeye

    NJ-Buckeye They Hate Us cuz They Ain't Us.. Banners are good Staff Member

    If only he wasn't so fat.. [​IMG]

  8. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    I’ll be surprised if he isn’t well above 1,600. He’ll average 20 carries and will have several 200 yd games.
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  9. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    I'm with you there, I think he could get there based on talent. But I could also very well see him sitting late in blowouts and occasionally rotated out. That's the state of CFB, if you're not Wisky for the most part, your RBs are sharing carries. Now JK will get the bulk, but I could very well see Teague and/or McCall get 10ish touches/gm. And there's nothing wrong with that
  10. HotMic

    HotMic Mr. so-and-so Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

  11. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Buckeyes Need Best Version of JK Dobbins This Year


    Over JK Dobbins’ first 100 carries at Ohio State, no Buckeye had ever been as productive.

    Those first 100 rush attempts brought 775 yards rushing, which was 87 yards more than the next closest Buckeye in school history.

    Dobbins rushed for a freshman record 1,403 yards for Ohio State in 2017, averaging a Big Ten-best 7.23 yards per carry.

    His sophomore season, however, was markedly different.

    With 36 more attempts, Dobbins rushed for 350 fewer yards, averaging an underwhelming 4.58 yards per carry.

    He was still the first Ohio State running back to eclipse 1,000 yards rushing in his first two seasons, but those two seasons were nearly polar opposites.

    In 2017, Dobbins led the Big Ten with 16 rushes of at least 20 yards. Last year, he had just four such rushes. He was second in 2017 with 10 rushes of 30 yards and third with four 50-yard carries. In 2018, however, he had just one carry of 30 yards and nothing reaching 50 yards.

    Eight quarterbacks in the Big Ten had as many 40-yard rushes as Dobbins (1) last year.

    The reasons for Dobbins’ struggles have been examined in the past. Blame has been put on the offensive line, a pass-heavy offense, the lack of a quarterback run threat, the series-by-series rotation of tailbacks, but Dobbins points the finger at himself.

    He was trying to make the most of his limited opportunities and was pressing.

    “When you’re looking for the home runs, you miss the home runs I guess you could say,” Dobbins said back in the spring. “You gotta let the game come to you and I wasn’t letting the game come to me. I wasn’t being patient, I was trying to force stuff.”

    Entire article:
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  12. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

  13. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    JK Dobbins, Chase Young Among 10 B1G Preseason Honorees
    July 18, 2019by Tony Gerdeman0 comments

    A pair of Buckeyes have been recognized by the Big Ten, as junior running back JK Dobbins and junior defensive end Chase Young were two of 10 preseason honorees announced by the conference in accordance with B1G Media Days taking place Thursday and Friday.

    Dobbins rushed for 1,053 yards and 10 touchdowns last season in helping to lead Ohio State to a Big Ten Championship. He became the first Buckeye to ever rush for 1,000 yards in his first two seasons on campus.

    Young enjoyed his first season as a starter last year by tying for the Big Ten lead with 10.5 sacks.

    Surprisingly, no players from prohibitive Big Ten favorite Michigan made the list.

    While most conferences will announce a preseason All-Conference team prior to the season, the Big Ten prefers this approach in building awareness for their brand.

    You can read the B1G’s entire press release below.

    Big Ten Announces Football Preseason Honors

    Four returning All-Americans, 10 former All-Big Ten selections highlight this year’s list

    ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference announced its 2019 football preseason honors on Thursday in conjunction with the start of Big Ten Media Days at the Hilton Chicago. A media panel selected the 10-member preseason list, with five representatives each from the East and West Divisions.

    Michigan State and Ohio State each placed two honorees on the East Division team, with Buckeye junior running back J.K. Dobbins earning Big Ten football preseason accolades for the second consecutive season. He is joined on this year’s preseason East Division squad by his OSU classmate, defensive end Chase Young, as well as a pair of MSU seniors in linebacker Joe Bachieand defensive end Kenny Willekes, with Penn State junior defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos completing the East Division side.

    Five different schools placed students on the West Division preseason list, led by Northwestern junior linebacker Paddy Fisher and Wisconsin junior running back Jonathan Taylor, both of whom garnered Big Ten preseason football honors for the second year in a row. Iowa junior defensive end A.J. Epenesa, Nebraska sophomore quarterback Adrian Martinez and Purdue sophomore wide receiver/return specialist Rondale Moore rounded out this year’s West Division honorees.

    The 2019 Big Ten preseason honors list features three of the conference’s individual award recipients from a season ago in Willekes (the Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year), Moore (the Thompson-Randle El Freshman of the Year and Richter-Howard Receiver of the Year) and Taylor (the Ameche-Dayne Running Back of the Year). Taylor was also a 2018 unanimous first-team All-American and the Doak Walker Award recipient as the nation’s top running back, while Moore was a consensus All-American last season and earned the Paul Hornung Award as the nation’s most versatile player. In addition, Willekes was a second-team All-America selection by three outlets.

    Moore, Taylor and Willekes are among seven returning first-team All-Big Ten selections on the Big Ten preseason honors list, joining Bachie, Epenesa, Fisher and Gross-Matos, with Fisher also earning third-team All-America honors from the Associated Press last year.

    Other 2018 all-conference honorees who appear on this year’s preseason honors list include second-team selections Dobbins and Young, as well as honorable mention choice Martinez.

    Six of this year’s Big Ten preseason honorees — Bachie, Fisher, Martinez, Moore, Taylor and Willekes — are scheduled to attend Big Ten Media Days this week in Chicago.

    The full list of Big Ten football preseason honorees is as follows:


    Joe Bachie, Sr., LB, MSU

    Kenny Willekes, Sr., DE, MSU

    J.K. Dobbins, Jr., RB, OSU

    Chase Young, Jr., DE, OSU

    Yetur Gross-Matos, Jr., DE, PSU


    A.J. Epenesa, Jr., DE, IOWA

    Adrian Martinez, So., QB, NEB

    Paddy Fisher, Jr., LB, NU

    Rondale Moore, So., WR, PUR

    Jonathan Taylor, Jr., RB, WIS
  14. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

  15. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 It's a brand new Day!!

    To be honest, I really dont want to see our rb's under 8 or 9 percent bodyfat. They have a heavy load to carry and later in the season it will get cold and the extra energy from fat cells is a huge factor as long as you aren't a tub.

    Sorry, got on a soap box for a second there. GO BUCKS!!!!

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