Football

J.K. Dobbins Hits 1,000 Yards For Third Straight Season

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Any time an Ohio State player does something that only Archie Griffin has accomplished before, it’s a pretty big deal.

Saturday against Wisconsin, J.K. Dobbins did just that.

Dobbins topped 1,000 yards rushing for the 2019 season on a four-yard carry on the first snap of the third quarter against the Badgers.

It’s the third straight season in which Dobbins has topped 1,000 yards. Archie Griffin is the only other player in school history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in three different seasons.

Griffin did it in his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons of 1973-1975.

Dobbins did it as a freshman, sophomore, and junior. If he returns for the 2020 season instead of turning pro, he could make history by doing it four times.

The junior is rocketing up the OSU career rushing lists this year as well. He rushed for 1,403 yards as a freshman, 1,053 as a sophomore, and entered this week with 947 yards.

That total of 3,403 put him in fifth place all-time in Buckeye history for career rushing yardage.

With a 151-yard day against the Badgers, Dobbins could pass Tim Spencer to move into fourth place.

Ezekiel Elliott’s career mark of 3,961 is well within Dobbins’ reach this season. That would put him second all-time in OSU history.

Griffin’s school record of 5,589 is safe unless Dobbins comes back for his senior year.