Ohio State’s leading rusher from 2022 will be back for the 2023 season.
Third-year running back Miyan Williams, who was eligible for entry into the 2023 NFL Draft, is coming back for another season as a Buckeye. Before confirming as much to the Columbus Dispatch, Williams subtly hinted as much by posting a photo on Instagram and Twitter with the caption “unfinished business.”
Williams rushed for 825 yards on 128 carries in 2022, a 6.4 yard-per-carry average. He scored a team-high 14 rushing touchdowns. That all despite missing two of the team’s 13 games and being limited by injury in several others, namely against Georgia in the College Football Playoff, where he only ran the rock three times.
The former three-star prospect from Cincinnati Winton Woods rushed for 100 yards in four contests this season. He equaled a school record with five rushing touchdowns in a single game against Rutgers Oct. 1.
For his career Williams has 1,397 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns, averaging 6.7 yards per carry. Barring any transfers, backfield mates TreVeyon Henderson and Evan Pryor — the latter of which missed 2022 due to an ACL tear — should be back to complement him in 2023. So will Dallan Hayden, who picked up 553 yards filling in as a freshman this season.