Ohio State RB Trey Sermon announces decision on 2021 NFL Draft
Less than a week after Ohio State’s season came to an end, running back Trey Sermon has made a decision on his future.
Sunday afternoon, Sermon announced in a social media post that he will be moving on from Columbus and pursuing a career in the NFL. The running back spent just one season with the Buckeyes after playing most of his college career at Oklahoma.
In his lone season at Ohio State, Sermon rushed for 870 yards and 4 touchdowns on 116 carries while adding 95 receiving yards on 12 catches. Below is the running back’s note:
— Trey Sermon (@treyera) January 17, 2021
Sermon was having a modest season for the Buckeyes through the first four games but really proved to be a solid back in Ohio State’s final regular season game against Michigan State. He rushed for 112 yards and a touchdown on just 10 carries in a 52-12 victory.
The B1G Championship Game is where Sermon left his mark as a Buckeye. He (literally) carried Ohio State to a 22-10 victory over Northwestern inside Lucas Oil Stadium, keeping the team’s College Football Playoff hopes alive. In that game, Sermon carved up the Wildcats’ defense for 331 yards and 2 touchdowns on 29 carries.
In the next game against Clemson in the Sugar Bowl, Sermon didn’t slow down. He piled up 193 rushing yards, 61 receiving yards and a touchdown on 35 touches in Ohio State’s 49-28 victory over the Tigers.
Sermon’s season came to a disappointing end in the national title game against Alabama. The running back was injured on the first play of the game and was taken to a nearby hospital because of the injury. He left the game with 1 carry for 2 yards.