J.K. Dobbins is an American football running back for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Ohio State and was drafted by the Ravens in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Dobbins made his debut for Ohio State in 2017 against Indiana, and he completed the game with 181 yards rushing on 29 touches. This was his first game with the Buckeyes.
Dobbins had established himself as the team’s starting quarterback, displacing Mike Weber, who had been a finalist for the Big Ten Freshman of the Year award in the previous year. At the time, Weber was in the process of recovering from an injury.
During his first year at Ohio State, he became only the fourth freshman in the history of the institution to rush for more than one thousand yards in a single season. This accomplishment was accomplished during his first year at Ohio State. During his first season, he played in six separate games and still managed to carry for more than 100 yards in each of those games.
Dobbins’ effort of 174 yards during the 2017 Big Ten Football Championship Game won him the Most Valuable Player title for the game. This performance also allowed him to pass Maurice Clarett for the most rushing yards by a freshman in a single game.
Dobbins’ performance of 1,403 yards on the ground in the Cotton Bowl Classic triumph over USC was good enough to set a new record for running yards by a freshman player.
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As a first-year player in the NFL, J.K. Dobbins displayed all the makings of a future superstar despite being selected in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
In the year 2020, he finished with 805 yards on the ground, nine touchdowns, and almost 900 yards from scrimmage.
Dobbins was unable to participate in the 2021 regular season since he suffered an ACL tear during the preseason. After that, the Ravens finished in last place in their division for the first time since the year 2007.