Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins has played his final game in an Ohio State uniform. The star running back announced he is leaving the Buckeyes with a year of eligibility remaining and declaring for the NFL draft. Dobbins announced his decision with a message on Twitter.
“The state of Ohio and the city of Columbus will always have a special place in my heart,” Dobbins said in his statement. “With that being said, and after a tough decision, I’ll be forgoing my senior season and will enter the 20210 NFL Draft.”
Dobbins rushed for 2,003 yards and 21 touchdowns this season for the Big Ten champion Buckeyes. Despite having a deep history of talented running backs, Ohio State never had a 2,000-yard rusher before Dobbins. He also caught 23 passes for 247 yards and two more touchdowns. Dobbins ended the 2019 season on a strong foot too with 157 rushing yards against Penn State, 211 yards against Michigan, 172 against Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship game and 174 yards this past weekend against Clemson in the College Football Playoff semifinal played in the Fiesta Bowl. Dobbins scored eight rushing touchdowns in his last four games, the biggest games of the season for Ohio State.
Dobbins will wrap his college football career with 4,459 rushing yards and 38 touchdowns. He will now enter the NFL as one of the top running backs on the big boards. Meanwhile, Ohio State will look to fill his big shoes to keep the ground game going in 2020.
I will forever be a buckeye! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/5TFhsPto9l
— Jk dobbins (@Jkdobbins22) December 30, 2019