J.K. Dobbins Named to ESPN Freshman All-America Team

By 11W Staff on December 11, 2017 at 11:56 am
J.K. Dobbins

After a season in which he rushed for 1,364 yards and seven touchdowns, Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins was named to ESPN's freshman All-America team as an all-purpose selection. 

In his first season as a Buckeye, Dobbins broke Maurice Clarett's program record for most rushing yards by a freshman and was the first freshman to be named the Big Ten Championship Game's MVP after rushing for 174 yards in a 27-21 win over Wisconsin. 

Dobbins tallied six games of more than 100-yards this season despite splitting reps with sophomore Mike Weber for the majority of the year. He carried the ball 181 times in his first season as a Buckeye, but also caught 22 passes for 135 yards, ranking sixth on the team in receptions. 

His 1,364 rushing yards ranked 14th nationally and his 7.54 yards per carry was good for 13th in the country, but was best amongst ball carriers in the Big Ten conference. 

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