J.K. Dobbins makes Ohio State history with incredible rushing feat
J.K. Dobbins stands alone in the Ohio State record books.
There have been a number of tremendous running backs to come through Columbus — Ezekiel Elliott, Archie Griffin, Eddie George, Chris Wells to names a few — but none of them accomplished what Dobbins has in his first three years with the Buckeyes.
On Saturday, as Ohio State hosted Wisconsin, Dobbins surpassed the 1,000-yard mark for the season on a 28-yard run midway through the third quarter. That means that Dobbins has rushed for over 1,000 yards in each of his first three seasons with the Buckeyes.
He’s the first player in Ohio State history to accomplish that feat. Dobbins entered the game with 947 rushing yards and seven touchdowns, leading the B1G in yards on the ground.
Griffin rushed for 1,000 yards three times in his career, as well, but didn’t have the chance to do so as a freshman.
Here’s the carry that put Dobbins over the 1,000-yard mark for the 2019 season:
JK Dobbins in open space 🥴 pic.twitter.com/sllpxwRWi8
— Cagen Cantrell (@CeeingTheDraft) October 26, 2019
As a freshman in 2017, Dobbins rushed for 1,403 yards and seven touchdowns. Last season, he totaled 1,053 yards and 10 scores on the ground.
After today, Dobbins may be climbing in the Heisman Trophy conversation as he continues to wow the college football world.