J.K. Dobbins Set to Become First True Freshman Running Back to Start Opener for Ohio State Since Maurice Clarett, per Kirk Herbstreit

By 11W Staff on August 31, 2017 at 7:58 pm
J.K. Dobbins gets the start at running back for Ohio State

J.K. Dobbins is set to become the first true freshman to start in an opener at running back for Ohio State in 15 years when he gets the call for the opener at Indiana, according to ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit.

Dobbins, a 5-foot-10, 208-pound speedster from La Grange, Texas, will do something no Buckeye has done since 2002, when Maurice Clarett earned the start as a true freshman against Texas Tech in that season's opener. Clarett finished the afternoon with 175 yards and three touchdowns on the ground.

Incumbent Mike Weber suffered a hamstring injury during camp, but as recently as two weeks ago, insisted he'd play in the opener.

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