Despite injury in national championship, Ohio State RB Trey Sermon expects to be ready for pro day
Trey Sermon suffered an injury on the first play of Ohio State’s national championship bout with Alabama on January 11, costing the running back his chance to help the Buckeyes win a national title. But he’s not expecting to miss his pro day later this spring.
Eleven Warriors is reporting that Sermon expects to be “good to go” for Ohio State’s pro day during the spring, though a date has not been set for the event. The running back says that, right now, he’s doing a little bit of training to prepare for his career at the next level.
Sermon suffered a dislocated SC joint in the game against Alabama, which ended his day after 1 carry for 2 yards. The Buckeyes ended up falling to the Crimson Tide 52-24, coming up one win shy of claiming a national title.
Though Sermon missed almost the entire game, the injury was not considered serious and he did not need surgery.
Sermon spent just one season in Columbus transferring in from Oklahoma. His career at Ohio State got off to a bumpy start, totaling 170 yards on 45 carries through the first four games of the season. But the running back was virtually unstoppable in the next three contests.
He hit the 100-yard mark and scored his first touchdown at Ohio State in a 52-12 win over Michigan State, rushing for 112 yards and reaching the end zone once on 10 carries. Then, in the B1G Championship Game, Sermon was unstoppable. He racked up school-record 331 yards and scored 2 touchdowns on 29 touches in a 22-10 win over Northwestern.
In the Sugar Bowl game against Clemson, Sermon rushed for 193 yards and a touchdown and added 61 receiving yards, helping Ohio State to a 49-28 victory over the Tigers.
Sermon made the decision at the end of the season to pass on the NCAA’s blanket waiver for all fall student-athletes and begin training for his NFL career. He’ll be ready for the opportunity when Ohio State’s pro day comes around.