Chip Trayanum has bounced around for Ohio State since transferring from Arizona State. But, after transitioning back to running back this season, he’s hoping to stick in that role for 2023 and beyond.

Trayanum initially transferred to the Buckeyes to play linebacker after two seasons at Arizona State. While with the Sun Devils, Trayanum rushed for 692 yards and 10 touchdowns while averaging 5.4 yards per carry.

With a loaded backfield at the time of his transfer, Ohio State utilized Trayanum on the defense throughout training camp. As the injuries in the running back room mounted, Trayanum became the emergency RB and had a significant role in The Game.

Heading into the College Football Playoff, Trayanum will remain at RB for the Buckeyes to finish the season. During Tuesday’s press conference, he said he enjoys being back at the position and hopes to remain there for 2023.

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“Once I get the ball, it’s like I’m on autopilot in my head,” said Trayanum per Bill Rabinowitz with The Columbus Dispatch. “It’s just all reactive and instinctual, so I just let the game take over from there.”

He went on to say he wasn’t uncomfortable at LB but he enjoys what he’s doing for the Buckeyes:

“Not that I was feeling uncomfortable at linebacker, but I’m definitely happy with what I’m doing for the team right now,” Trayanum said.

In the loss to Michigan, Trayanum had 83 yards on the ground on 14 carries and added 1 catch for 14 yards. We’ll see where he lines up in 2023, but Trayanum has shown he can be effective for the offense.