Brionte Dunn And a Crowded Backfield at Ohio State


Bri’onte Dunn took a little bit of an odd sophomore year red-shirt after finding time in the backfield as a fresh for Ohio State. Sometimes these can happen when there is an injury, but Dunn was just clearing space for others like now graduated back Carlos Hyde and true freshman Ezekiel Eilliot. Others also saw time including red-shirt freshman Warren Ball and now the most seasoned back at Ohio State, Rod Smith. (Remember when he was looking at playing on the defensive side of the ball.)

Dunn played on the scout team all last year and improved as a running back. In addition to improving on the field he also got in better physical shape in the weight room according to position coach Stan Drayton. And he learned the plays better, allowing him to play quicker this year. He hopes to come out of spring as the number one back, which was wide open after Hyde departed.

He has good size for a running back 6’ and 220 lbs., he is able to stay in and block on different plays when needed. He had success as a freshman, being the Big 10 freshman of the week against Illinois. He hopes to continue on that success this year now that the top spot at his position is open.

Brionte Dunn Post-Practice Q&A 03-20-14
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