Best after catch celebration I’ve seen.
TG Proud Buckeye alumnus.
I didn't think the slow high step was half bad either....
Let's get it!
One man's trash, is another man's treasure
Probably not planned that way - BUT ... one helluva block too! Took out the Three Amigos!
I get goose nipples just watching that video!
"If you're not changing, you're falling behind."
My favorite Buckeye TD celbration ever!
With my second favorite Buckeye block ever. Can't beat Evan Spencer springing Zeke, but it's close. McLaurin was a blocking legend.
How firm thy friendship
And remember Zeke's two blocks on the Braxton Miller spin against Va Tech in 2015. Like McLaurin, Zeke was a total team player whether he had the ball or not.
It’s over now guys! We’re winning it all next year!
You don't need anymore upvotes.
Ignorance isn't bliss for the rest of us.
“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt
Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!
It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.
^^^"...There's a lot of potential."^^^
*Paying it forward, and giving back.
**Glad to have you back !
Leave one wolf alive....and the sheep are never safe
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I'll take that! Boom
Glad to here KJ is coming back. Hope next season is your best and the team brings home the National Championship Trophy.
I've got absolutely nothing done at work the last 2 days. With that being said BOOOOM!
A truer statement has never been typed in these forums, except you can take that all the way back to this past Friday. I'm probably going to be unemployed if Corey Raymond doesn't make a decision by the end of today.
Yeah, as much as I'd like to stretch this glorious run out another day, Priestas can't support ALL of us, so we need to get Raymond locked up.
We need to get back to work.
Boomed confirmed. Good Boom.
Another year of the offense being lead by fantastic senior receivers. Dixon, McLaurin, and Campbell in 2018, now Mack, Victor, and Hill in 2019. So awesome!
"The only good thing about it is winning the d*** thing" - Urban Meyer on The Game The War
Goosebumps reading his release.
I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.
I Believe In Ohio State.
NICE!! Needed leadership in the room.
This season might be a very special one, wow what an absolute whirlwind this last couple days. Go Day!!!
HUGE!! Nice safety blanket for a new young starting QB!
Definitely gonna be a captain!!! Welcome back!
Can’t understate how big this is
Stay golden, Ponyboy.
"Life's a garden, dig it." -Joe Dirt
I'd have a hard time arguing that answer no matter what the question was...
Seeing myself out (again)
"Defiance in Silence"
Thank you for sharing, Knuck. Very important and relevant contribution to the thread........... .... .... .... ....
This is huge. I think he's been the best pure WR on this team for the last 2 years.
Thought so too. He's steady and people forget about him, but he seems to always make plays in big games.
He's not overlooked around here!
Ua Mau ke Ea o ka 'Aina I ka Pono. The life of the land is preserved in righteousness. (Hawai'i state motto) Aloha nui kakou.
BOOM! Baller! We lose a lot of senior WR’s but I think next years group will be elite too!
My favorite receiver on the team. So talented. Primed for a big year
I’m very surprised by this...but very pumped!
The good news just keeps coming! Thanks, KJ!
My aim, then, is to whip the Weasels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom. - William Tecumseh Sherman (with apologies)
Did not expect him to return!!
Negativity is a choice.
Cris Carter, huh? Interesting. Wonder how he got involved.
"Three things can happen when you pass the ball, and two of them are bad." - Woody
Without looking at any stats, have to believe this will put KJ up there with all the Buckeye greats for career receiving stats when its all said and done.
With even an average season he'll be our all-time reception leader. Currently at 144 (David Boston had 191).
That’s crazy. He has been a timely contributor for this team for three years and I’m sure year four will be no different.
If Ann Arbor is a whore, what's Harbaugh for going back to her?
If you factor in one more year of Hill and Fuller, 2 years of Fields, and plundering Washington and Mattison from UM into this recruiting class, it’s dufficult to not be very pleased.
"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed, is more important than any other one thing." - Abraham Lincoln
Fuller and Hill: our captains for 2019. I'm good with there being only 2.
Dobbins and Young may be captains as well considering next yr is prob their last and both will be key contributors.
"Rest easy Woody theres a new sheriff in town"
I don't think a captaincy should be handed out because it's a player's last year, or because he's more talented than other guys. It should be for leadership, non-stop effort, and making one's-self excellent even without the natural tools. Think John Simon, Tyquan Lewis, Pat Elflein, Terry McLauren. Quite frankly, with Young's physical tools, he shouldn't disappear for stretches as he has done in some games, even if he's receiving a disproportionate share of the opposing team's attention, and he shouldn't be failing as often as he does on gap integeity as often as he does. By no means is he an awful player (he's one of our best), but he has to show a little more in these other areas before I'd consider him worthy of being a captain. I'm not as certain about Dobbins, but he seems to disappear at times too. These seemingly minor shortcomings are fixable, and perhaps by the time next season rolls around it'll be different (even if I don't see it until after the season starts).
I'd like some BB Landers love up in here, lol.
Same here! 2 offense and 2 defense. Done.
This is huge when it comes to the amount of players we are losing on offense. He provides leadership and experience at the WR room.
Where is this .gif of KJ highstepping into the endzone vs. Pee S Ewww?
Not getting much work done today, but that's OK. BOOOOOOOM!!!!
Oh gosh, these last couple of days have been a complete wash.
tOSU via LINY
Live look at Coach Hairball and our friends up in AA in light of this news:
This is very groovy
This is HUGE. Great veteran presence in the WR room. Amazing news! Was really hoping he'd stay.
Quite possibly the best recruit of this season for the Bucks. This is awesome.
Would have been hard for osu to lose four top receivers. Hill, Mack and Vic give them some stability
Olave should add some quality depth as well
McCall as well, unless they choose to keep him in the backfield to split carries with Dobbins.
McCall is in the Diamond formation with Martell, Feilds and Baldwin......then we throw a seam route to Ruckert......lol.
Never know it's a new Day.
Was not expecting this. BOOOOOOM!!!! Man, the offense is gonna be lethal next season.
Fields of Dreams
All the guy does is catch everything thrown his way, plus his leadership will pay HUGE dividends for the receivers in '19. Glad you're sticking around K.J.! A man cannot have too many gold pants.
"You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least, you need a beer." - Frank Zappa
Shocked by this- don’t known what else he has to prove. Shoutout to Chris Carter, whatever he said must have stuck.
Says he wants to be a captain, a true leader. That's pretty awesome how he's not afraid to step to the plate. Must have a lot of love for the school.
It would be nice if someone stepped up to lead our hoops team.
"When you help someone up a hill, you get that much closer to the top yourself..."
this is a very smart move. he'll be on the field for 90% of the offensive snaps next year and will probably break 1000 yards, add a couple more highlight reel catches, and end up being taken in the first three rounds. he is a great player but hasn't had the chance to showcase it full time.
the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS
I want a fall Saturday in Ohio Stadium..
Boom indeed! Great hands, and with the great trio of seniors leaving he will be an important cog in Coach Day's offensive machine. The receiving group has a chance to be a great unit again next season.
I've never had this much fun on the beginning days of the off-season! Weeeeeeeeee!
Oh man, this is HUGE. Super stoked to have KJ back. Everything is falling into place for a title run!
We can't stop here; this is bat country...
Dear Justin Fields/Tate Martell/Matthew Baldwin:
Throw this guy the ball...a lot. It works.
Side note to Day/Wilson/Yurcich:
Don't forget that KJ + crossing route = $$$$
He owes me 260 bucks vacation pay, and he won't fuckin' pay that, so I figured a handful of chips wasn't too much to ask.
Who is Michigan chasing in a white milkman uniform?
Their D is likely to get torched a lot next season!
The pain of discipline or the pain of regret, take your pick
Shoe-in, I would think. Probably a unanimous choice.
No question. Him and Fuller are probably the two safest bets.
As I posted above, I'm good with them being the only 2.
Holy shit was not expecting this. I was a little worried about how our receivers would perform early in the season next year losing all that experience even with the incredible talent we have. This changes things.
So happy to hear Hill using his head. He will no doubt be one of the captains next year and gives them someone else to mentor the young, talented receivers behind him. Only wish MJ would have done the same instead of declaring and being a middle to late round selection.
I'm guessing Jordan will be selected earlier than people think with his measurables (that the NFL loves) and past results. If he isn't then someone is going to be very lucky to land him in the later rounds.
Jordan leaving really hurts, when that's a position group we're going to be thin at. We need Doug Nester to sign and need to kill it recruiting OL the next couple years.
Thanks KJ for taking one last opportunity to enjoy your teammates and the whole college experience in addition to improving your draft status. Wise choice.
Damn, we got them backwards. Lol
Holy crap this is HUGE. If we can field a good offensive line, this offense should be as good as 2018s offense (maybe slightly better)
I'm hopeful. Munford should continue to improve, and it looks like we'll be returning to some real road graders on the inside. If NPF is ready to go at RT, or even if Alabi is up to Darryl Baldwin*-type year as a rest, I think we'll be good.
* the guy people never talk about without whom the magical 2014 season never happens.
Yaaaaaaas! Best day ever.
"Day is like a kid who woke up on his 16th birthday to find a Bugatti in the driveway." ~ Tom Fornelli
K mf’n J!!! This decision will pay off. This a big piece coming back for next year.
I feel like KJ is a secret MVP or something. He just knows how to get open and probably has some of the best hands on the team. I'm pumped that he's returning!
So happy to hear this!! KJ could/would have been a good receiver in the nfl next year (this year) but now he's going to have a great year for my buckeyes! Now throw him the ball and lets gooo!
sidenote: did I hear Babb was moved to H back? anyone read that too somewhere??
Whoever becomes our starting QB gets Dobbins beside him, along with Snead and Teague as back-ups. They get Hill, Mack, Victor, Olave, Saunders, Hausmann, Farrell, Ruckert, Berry, and others to throw the ball to. With Fuller's return and upgrades to the defensive staff on the way, the only big question mark remaining is how quickly a mostly new offensive line will come together. Great to be a Buckeye.
"Woody would have wanted it that way"
Best "stay" so far!
OH-IO living in SEC! SEC! Ville
Don't get me wrong, I'm shocked and really happy about KJ staying but...I think the Fuller announcement is bigger. We clearly don't have the depth at Safety we need. Mack, Victor, Olave, and even Wilson could hold it down next year. This just makes our depth that much better.
They hate us cuz they aint us!! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
How Firm Thy Friendship...Oh-Hi-Oh
Ohio Against the World
Yeah, we're going to be good.
Finally! How spoiled we are.
Absolutely GREAT !!! Thank You, KJ !! All the best good wishes for you as you pursue your dreams while at The Ohio State University and after that whatever/wherever you go. You are a fantastic part of the team leadership !! Buckeye Nation is all in for you !!
old griz veteran
Besides Haskins, I thought the 3 guys who could come back and would have the greatest impact in how successful we are next season would be Jordan, Fuller, and Hill (not necessarily in that order).
2 out of 3 ain't bad... and throw in Malik Harrison for good measure.
Not expected (by me) but very welcome. He'll be a reliable target for whoever the new QB is.
So are we down to Arnette and Sheffield as possible players to declare for the NFL ?
Unless someone really unexpected announces, that would be it. There would be a dozen other guys eligible for whom it just makes no sense at all. I'd be happy if one of those two stays and the other goes. A little bit more experience on the outside can be a good thing, but I think it's helpful for there to be more room for up-and-coming players who look like they could be better.
O Captain my captain!!! This is HUGE!!
Also, my favorite Buckeye TD celebration of all time! Low-key but effective!
Yessir!! He'll cement himself atop some of the receiving records.
Key reminder -> we stole him from Bert down at Ark
Massive win. Just Massive
You WIN with people.
This was probably the BOOM I was looking forward to the most.
I was almost certain Haskins would declare.
“I intend to make Georgia howl.” General William Tecumseh Sherman
as I said before elsewhere... THE DEATHSTAR IS ALMOST COMPLETE~!!! MUUUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA
"I don't apologize for anything. When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there." - Woody Hayes
Throw this man the football a lot please
Receiver core should be lethal !
"Vitalum Vitalis "
Loving this week of buckeye football!! Never been so happy during January haha
I saw Ryan Day hang 62 on Michigan...His hair was perfect.
Go Buckeyes Beat Michigan
^^^ never get tired of this. Automatic upvote every time. Saw this first when I was in Korea back in ‘94. Very nice.
Look out Clemson. We are coming for YOU!
TOSU makes the playoff, we may get both Clemson and Bama. Just sayin'
Hill do just fine next year.
"Ohio fullbacks should stay in Ohio and play at Ohio State." - Earle Bruce
Awesome. Very underrated, IMO
Best news yet today!
16-2 is SWEET!
Massive win for Day! KJ has been the best route runner on the team the last three seasons and has a chance to break a couple Ohio State receiving records. Needs just 47 catches to break David Boston's all time REC record (a lock unless he gets hurt), and 1202 yards to break Michael Jenkins all time REC YDS record.
This is huge. Like, maybe winning a national title huge. I'm not exaggerating, KJ Hill is all around our best receiver, and with him and Dobbins returning to the offense, concerns about a new QB and a mostly new O-line will be lessened. Whoever's slinging the rock for the Buckeyes, they'll have a reliable set of hands to throw to in KJ Hill.
"porque las estirpes condenadas a cien años de soledad no tenían una segunda oportunidad sobre la tierra."
Absolutely. On a 3rd-and-7, it's nice for an inexperienced QB to know that he's got a guy who will run the correct route, get open, and catch what he can reach. KJ Hill can be that guy.
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
Cart meet horse. Horse meet cart.
Just beat TTUN and win the B1G first. Let’s not “jump to conclusions”. Cue office space meme.
If Jordan came back and I know Fields is eligible, I'd be prepared to say OSU is on Clemson's and Bama's level. They may still be without Jordan, but I need to see Bowen be healthy and Alibi/NPF be good at RT before I can say that.
We might wanna see how our new QB performs, how our new OL holds together, and how our new defense with an entire new staff looks before saying we're on Clemson and Bama's level. I know I'm a big negative jerk for saying that but that's a lot of unknowns. We'll need to avoid injuries on the OL too.
This is awesome. My blood pressure will thank him every time we receive a punt. I think KJ could catch a punt in a hailstorm with 5 F-16 jets passing by at low altitude. Plus needed leadership to bring along the young future stars.
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This is like taking down the Christmas tree and finding a present that you missed on Christmas morning! BOOM!
I'd rather be an hour early than a minute late.
Let's cut to the chase. This is HUGE news for Matthew Baldwin.
Uh oh, you picked a horse in the QB race! +1 to offset the DV
Spoiler alert, and for some of you trigger warning... but without haskins he isnt having a bigger year. That said he seems primed to catch david bostons record and him coming back fills a huge void. Awesome news.
That's why I thought it might not be in his best interest to return. But it was his decision. And he doesn't need to have to have a bigger year production-wise for him to be a major cog in a successful season.
If Fields is throwing the ball, he will.
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Varys: I've always hated the bells. They ring for horror, a dead king, a city under siege.
Tyrion: A wedding.
K.J. has been one of my favorites for two years. The receiving corps should be just as strong as last year. Now if we can only find a QB to get them the ball ... LOL
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LOVE this... welcome back K.J.
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WOW seems appropriate
Remember last year when some of us felt that the receiving corps was not getting separation from the DB's?
Amazing what Haskins did for our perception of them!
Hartline probably helped as well...
I've liked this kid ever since that video from his parents in the stands seeing his first TD as a Buckeye. ("is it KJ?...It's KJ!...YAAYYY!!!!") I could really get a feel for their joy in experiencing their son being cheered by 105,000 voices. That and the fact that his endzone celebrations are top-shelf.
KJ will help who ever becomes the starting QB.
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I can't wait to see how Garrett Wilson fits into the mold. We could very well have us yet another badass passing game in 2019 if Fields gets his waiver approved.
Great receiver, but an excellent punt returner too!
This is great news! I like KJ Hill and I think he has a terrific chance to improve his draft stock next year.
Round on the ends and "HI" in the middle. O-HI-O.
Great news. Hope he helps the next new QB become a star (whichever of the 3 ends up starting).
BOOM! I'm glad to hear that KJ Hill will return in 2019. Go Bucks!
Two words – holy shit
Wow I am shocked by this! After Weber, I thought Hill and Haskins were next most likely to leave. I was a little surprised Jordan left but getting Fuller, Harrison and Hill back is more than we could have hoped for. When you see UGA losing Mecole, Nauta and Ridley unexpectedly, it feels even better.
If getting Patterson back for another year was a 5 star for TSUN, what the hell is this?
ESPN starting the SEC channel to concentrate on the SEC is like Baskin-Robbins starting a new store to concentrate on selling ice cream.
KJ. You are a true Buckeye. Thank you.
This is seriously good news. Glad to have this guy on our team. Quality team player who makes us much better. Win / win situation for the Buckeyes.
This is big for our young QB. The guy catches everything and can run all the routes. He’s a nice security blanket and go-to guy. Let’s hope we get Farrell/Ruckert more involved and improve our running game to help put our young QB.
Having K.J. out there for a first year starter at Qab is an underrated BOaoM for 2019.
Love me some Golden Hands Hill
You win with people.