'He's done enough damage against me': Ex-Michigan OL Ben Bredeson says he's happy to be blocking for former rival J.K. Dobbins
Former Michigan offensive lineman Ben Bredeson saw his defense get eaten alive by ex-Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins. After failing to beat the Buckeyes while in a Wolverines uniform, Bredeson says he’s pretty pleased to be joining forces with Dobbins.
In a video posted by Eleven Warriors, Bredeson talked about joining forces with a running back who used to be his arch rival. Now that they’re no longer in college, the former Wolverine says he’s happy to be blocking for Dobbins.
Why? He’s tired of seeing Dobbins tear up his team’s defense.
“Listen, whenever we would play them I just heard the name ‘J.K. Dobbins’ going over the loudspeaker over and over again,” Bredeson said. “I’m happy that I’m gonna be blocking for him now because he’s done enough damage against me.”
"I’m happy I’m going to be blocking for him now because he’s done enough damage against me.” – Former Wolverine guard Ben Bredeson on J.K. Dobbins.
— Eleven Warriors (@11W) May 4, 2020
Dobbins saved some of his best performances for “The Game” during his three seasons in Columbus.
As a freshman in 2017, Dobbins piled up 101 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries in Ohio State’s win in Ann Arbor. In 2018, Dobbins struggled, gaining just 46 yards on the ground. He bounced back in a big way in 2019, however, totaling 211 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 31 touches. He also had 49 yards on two catches.
The Buckeyes won all three games.
Dobbins was selected by the Ravens in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Bredeson was a fourth-round selection.