Ohio State has an incredible history at the running back position.
From Archie Griffin to Eddie George to Ezekiel Elliott, college football fans have come to expect studs in the Buckeyes' offensive backfield. That's why being named the starting running back at Ohio State is a big deal.
Mike Weber, a redshirt freshman from Detroit, Michigan, just had that honor bestowed upon him. When his parents—Toni and Mike Weber Sr.—found out, they were understandably excited. Just check out this video of OSU assistant head coach Tony Alford delivering the news to them:
— Coach Tony Alford (@CoachTonyAlford) September 1, 2016
Pretty cool, right? Weber chipped in with his own commentary after he saw the video:
Who I do it for https://t.co/1OHa4zOz7v
— Mike Weber (@mikeweberjr) August 31, 2016
So, who is Mike Weber?
The man with the unenviable task of replacing Elliott was a prolific running back at Cass Technical High School. Weber rushed for 2,268 yards and 29 touchdowns as a senior while posting an outrageous 10.1 yards per carry average. He also once ran for a state record 404 yards during a playoff game.
Currently listed at 5-foot-10 and 212 pounds, Weber is a thick back with a physical running style. At Ohio State's 2015 Media Day, he said his teammates call him "Baby Los" in reference to former Buckeye running back Carlos Hyde. Check out Weber's high school highlights below:
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