Ohio State running back, J.K. Dobbins has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the first week of the college football season, Cindy Smoak, vice president of SPORTyler, announced on Tuesday.
A native of La Grange, Dobbins became just the sixth Buckeye true freshman to ever start a season opener for the Scarlet and Gray. He carried the ball 29 times for 181 yards, setting a record for most yards rushing by a true freshman in his opening game.
Dobbins also caught two passes out of the backfield for 24 yards, giving him 205 all-purpose yards on the night. His two longest runs - of 35 and 27 yards - both led to second-quarter scores.
His performance helped the Buckeyes score a 49-21 over Indiana on Thursday in Bloomington, Indiana.
Urban Meyer, Ohio State head football coach, had this to say when asked about Dobbins’ performance, “I wasn’t surprised at all. He has had a … of a camp. J.K. has even more in the tank.”
J.K. Dobbins is a graduate of La Grange High School.