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Ohio State Running Back J.K. Dobbins To Enter NFL Draft

Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins runs for a 33-yard touchdown against Michigan in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019.
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Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins runs for a 33-yard touchdown against Michigan in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019.

Ohio State junior running back J.K. Dobbins says he's leaving school early to enter the NFL draft. Dobbins' decision was expected after a season in which he became the first Buckeyes running back to rush for over 2,000 yards.

He announced his decision on Twitter, saying that “coming to Ohio from Texas has been nothing short of a dream.”

Dobbins finished the season with 2,046 yards and was a 1,000-yard rusher in each of his two seasons. He ran for 174 yards and a touchdown in Ohio State's 29-23 College Football Playoff loss to Clemson on Saturday.

He finished sixth in the Heisman Trophy voting behind teammates quarterback Justin Fields and defensive end Chase Young.

Dobbins ranks second all-time at Ohio State in rushing yards and has 43 career touchdowns, which is tied with J.T. Barrett for fifth all-time in school history.