Ohio State Head Coach Ryan Day Announces Team Captains

By August 19, 2019 (12:34 pm)Football, Joe Dempsey
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Ohio State head coach Ryan Day announced the captains for the 2019 Buckeyes: Tuf Borland, Jonathon Cooper, J.K. Dobbins, Jordan Fuller, K.J. Hill, C.J. Saunders and Chase Young.

Borland and Fuller became two-time captains, and while Fuller will run out of eligibility, Borland can come back for a fifth year and join J.T. Barrett as the second three-time captain in Ohio State history.

Dobbins, a junior tailback, seeks his third straight season with 1,000 or more rushing yards. Through two seasons, the La Grange, Texas native amassed 2,876 yards from scrimmage and 20 touchdowns.

Hill, a fifth-year H-back, will pursue the Ohio State record for career receptions, trailing David Boston by 47 catches. Hill totaled 141 receptions, 1,667 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns through three seasons.

Young, a junior defensive end, notched 52 tackles (36 solo), 20.5 tackles for loss and 13.5 sacks through two seasons. He earned second team All-Big Ten accolades as a sophomore.

Cooper, a senior defensive end, earned honorable mention All-Big Ten as a junior, recording 25 tackles (14 solo), 6.5 tackles for loss and three sacks. He is also a two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

Saunders, a fifth-year senior H-back, originally walked on to the team and earned a scholarship out of Dublin Coffman. The sure-handed receiver’s Ohio State career is highlighted by a breakout performance against UNLV in 2017 when he caught six passes for 102 yards and one touchdown.

Fuller, a senior safety, recorded 70 tackles (57 solo), three TFL, two interceptions and two passes defended as a sophomore, earning third team All-Big Ten honors. As a junior, Fuller posted 81 tackles (61 solo), 2.5 TFL, two fumble recoveries, one interception and four passes defended.

Also an exceptional student, Fuller earned second-team Academic All-American honors as a sophomore and first team as a junior.

Borland, a redshirt junior linebacker, made 58 tackles (35 solo), 3.5 TFL, one sack, one quarterback hurry and one pass defended as a redshirt freshman in 2017, also earning Academic All-Big Ten in the classroom. As a redshirt sophomore, Borland notched 67 tackles (33 solo) nine TFL, three sacks and one quarterback hurry.