Kamryn Babb has not had great luck with injuries throughout his career.
Around this time last year, the Buckeye receiver suffered his fourth ACL tear in five years and considered ending his football career. But today, Ohio State head coach Ryan Day announced that Babb is "full go" and is expected to make an impact on the Buckeye offense.
"We're Kam Babb fans around here. Everybody loves Kam," Day said of Babb. "If he can stay healthy, he's gonna have an impact on this offense, for sure."
Babb came to Ohio State as the No. 13 receiver and No. 71 overall prospect in the 2018 recruiting class, but due to injuries he's never caught a pass and has rarely seen the field.
But even though Babb has been unable to actually play for the Buckeyes throughout most of his Ohio State career, he's been able to make an impact. Ahead of the 2021 season, Babb's teammates voted him as one of the team's six captains.
“He’s been an unbelievable leader,” Day said in August. “He’s set a standard. The hard part for Kam is he really just hasn’t spent much time on the field. But his impact has been left already on this program, and I know he wants to leave a legacy, and this is an unbelievable way for him to do that. He could have walked away two or three different times and he hasn’t. He stuck with us.”
Babb has led the team from the locker room and the sidelines throughout his time at Ohio State. Perhaps 2022 is his chance to finally do it on the field.