Demario McCall is getting a new number. The sophomore running back told reporters Thursday he's swapping his No. 30 for No. 2, currently worn by freshman running back J.K. Dobbins.
DeMario McCall said he's switching to No. 2 this fall. JK Dobbins will only have it for the spring.— Andrew Lind (@AndrewMLind) March 30, 2017
Looks like Panini's McCall "rookie" card just got more valuable.
Urban Meyer said Tuesday that Dobbins passed sophomore Antonio Williams, who is battling a hamstring injury, on the depth chart.
Why did the true freshman get No. 2 to begin with? According to McCall, it was a decision made by Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Quinn Barnham and other members of the support staff.
“Because they put it in the books before he even came in,” McCall said. “So I talked to Quinn about it, they put it in the books before he came in so it was too late for me to get it.”
Dobbins and McCall are expected to compete for backup carries behind redshirt sophomore Mike Weber.