Ohio State named its seven captains of the 2019 Buckeye football team on Monday afternoon following a player vote.
J.K. Dobbins, Chase Young, K.J. Hill, C.J. Saunders and Jonathon Cooper were named team captains for the first time, with Jordan Fuller and Tuf Borland returning as captains for the second-straight season.
The players join an elite group, and they were eager to share the news with their families.
Warning: it's about to get dusty in here.
First, we have Dobbins, who called his shot back in high school.
They saw it coming since he was in high school.— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) August 19, 2019
Now it's official. @Jkdobbins22 is a captain for The Ohio State Buckeyes.
Watch as the junior running back & @CoachTonyAlford call J.K.'s mom to let her know the big news.#GoBucks #ToughLove pic.twitter.com/3J2YMzKIW2
Hill's announcement brought his mom to tears at her desk.
Congratulations to Reneard AKA @KayJayHill for being named captain of the 2019 Ohio State Buckeyes!— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) August 19, 2019
Check it out as K.J. & @brianhartline call his mom to break the big news #GoBucks #ToughLove pic.twitter.com/TAyCzfdL5D
Saunders' journey was quite a bit different than the rest. He arrived in Columbus just under five years ago as a walk-on defensive back. Now he's a scholarship wide receiver and a team captain.
From non-scholarship defensive back to fifth-year senior wide receiver and captain, @Cj_saunders_ has put in the work to earn this honor.— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) August 19, 2019
Watch as he & @brianhartline call his mom to make it official #GoBucks #ToughLove pic.twitter.com/2fp8hITzYF
Young's mother heard the news already, so Larry Johnson had to get a little creative and have some fun with his call.
News travels fast! @youngchase907's mom may have already heard the news that her son was named captain of the 2019 Buckeyes, but that didn't stop @R2X_Rushmen1 from having a little fun with it.— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) August 19, 2019
Congrats Chase on this well-deserved honor #GoBucks #ToughLove pic.twitter.com/egPzrg8Pj1
The football season is nearly upon us as the Buckeyes take on Florida Atlantic in Ohio Stadium in less than two weeks.