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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

  2. TS10HTW

    TS10HTW Senior

    From the tOSU offense thread:

    Expecting an increased role, Dobbins cut his body fat percentage from 12 to eight in the offseason. He lost fat and built muscle – remaining right around 215 pounds – to getback to his freshman form after a 2018 season that the harsh grader deemed a“failure.”
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  3. kujirakira

    kujirakira Senior

    Kid has drive... would love to see him shine as a centerpiece early in the season. Offense could use the steadying force of a dominant RB to control some of those trap games (Cinci Fick and USF Kiffin ... know this is their super bowl gunning to move up the coaching ladder).
  4. Jagdaddy

    Jagdaddy Senior

    Should give him that top end speed that he lacked last season. Eight plus pounds of fat is a big deal at the elite performance level.
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  5. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    I like what I am reading...
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  6. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

  7. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

  8. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

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    Ohio State has officially named its captains for the 2019 season.

    Senior safety Jordan Fuller and redshirt junior linebacker Tuf Borland, who are both returning captains from 2018, will be joined by J.K. Dobbins, Chase Young, K.J. Hill, C.J. Saunders and Jonathon Cooper as Ohio State's formal leaders for 2019, Buckeyes coach Ryan Day announced Monday.

    Fuller is entering his third season as a starting safety for the Buckeyes and is one of the team's most experienced players, having played 39 games in his Ohio State career. Off the field, Fuller has been named an Academic All-American and an AFCA Good Works Team nominee.

    Borland has played in all 28 of Ohio State's games over the past two seasons, including 20 starts at middle linebacker. He had 58 total tackles as a redshirt freshman in 2017, then recorded 67 tackles last season despite missing most of the spring and summer with an Achilles injury. Already a captain for the second time with another season of eligibility remaining after this one, Borland now has a chance to become Ohio State's second-ever three-time captain, a feat that has only been achieved by J.T. Barrett.

    J.K. Dobbins, Chase Young, K.J. Hill, C.J. Saunders and Jonathon Cooper are all captains for the first time in their Ohio State careers.
  9. scarletngray

    scarletngray Gold Pants

    JK is on a mission this year. And I think that speaks for the entire team. Man I love CFB!!!
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  10. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  11. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    The O/Us for D'Andre Swift are the ones I really don't understand at all.
  12. mendensa

    mendensa Senior

    Jalen Hurts rushing for more yards than J.K.?..... Don't think so.
  13. scarletngray

    scarletngray Gold Pants

    Heard one media guy who covers Ohio State predict that JK wouldn't be the BUCKS leading rusher this year. SMH....
  14. mendensa

    mendensa Senior

    Yeah, I see UGA riding him the entire season. Barring injury, 1,400-1,600 would be my guess for Swift. And tack on another 6-8 TD's too.
  15. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    J.K. Dobbins Poised For A Breakout Junior Season


    For much of college football history, a 1,000-yard season has been the benchmark for excellence for running backs.

    If a back gets enough carries, and does enough with them to hit the four-digit mark, it’s usually an indication that he played well. He hit holes, held onto the ball, and kept the chains moving often enough to stay on the field.

    Ohio State’s J.K. Dobbins rushed for 1,053 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2018. So how did Dobbins grade his performance?

    “It was a failure. Last year was failure to me,” Dobbins said during fall camp.

    “Failure” is pretty harsh, but the year was unquestionably a step back from Dobbins’ sensational freshman campaign. His yardage dropped from 1,403 to 1,053, and more troubling, he seemed unable to break long runs like he did as a freshman.

    Dobbins and the coaching staff say that he was looking to hit a home run every time he got the ball, something that led to way too many swings-and-misses.

    His yards per carry plummeted from an outstanding 7.2 in 2017 to a very pedestrian 4.6 in 2018. During a particularly ugly mid-season stretch, Dobbins averaged 3.4, 3.2, 3.5, and 2.2 yards per rush in four straight games.

    That was frustrating, but not a season-killer, thanks to the Buckeyes’ unprecedented success with the passing attack.

    Now, as the Buckeyes prepare for life after Dwayne Haskins, they know they’ll need a big bounce-back from Dobbins to keep the chains moving and take pressure off new starter Justin Fields. But Dobbins still can’t try to swing for the fences every time he gets the ball.

    “He has to make three-yard runs, five-yard runs, four-yard runs, six-yard runs. Before you know it, you start leaning on teams, come out the back end and the home runs will hit naturally,” Day said.

    Dobbins has done everything he can to be ready for that role. He said he cleaned up his diet and hit the weight room hard to drop his body fat percentage from 12 to 8 during the offseason.

    Now, he has his sights set on some big achievements.

    “My main goal is to win a national championship, of course. I just feel like I’m the best running back in the nation. And I want to prove that,” Dobbins said.

    August is the time of year when everyone is thinking – and talking – big. There are probably players on most FBS campuses across the country with goals like that.

    Of course, only one team can win the national championship, and only one running back can be the best in the nation. But there is reason to think Dobbins may be on his way to living up to his lofty goals.

    Multiple times this month, Day has mentioned Dobbins’ name first when he was asked about players who have stood out during fall camp.

    Thursday, he was asked to give the name of one player who he has seen rise this month and who he was excited to see play on Saturday.

    His response: “I’m looking forward to seeing J.K. run. I want to see that. I think his approach and his demeanor after splitting carries with Mike (Weber in 2017 and 2018), we talked about how he was kind of looking for home runs. I want to see him run with his pads down.”

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