Ohio State's football program hasn't had a Heisman Trophy winner since 2006. Urban Meyer thinks the Buckeyes could have one this season.
The OSU coach has officially endorsed his star running back, Ezekiel Elliott, for the sport's most prestigious trophy.
He made the endorsement to ESPN's Austin Ward.
From Ward's story:
"No question, no question," Meyer said. "Now I don't know enough to really say that he should win it, because I don't know the other backs. But I've been fortunate to be around some Heisman-caliber players, and the Heisman is for the best football player and what he does for his team. There's no question. What he does for his team, the skill set, the best blocker, one of the best runners -- I know there are some good runners -- and then he's the most selfless guy. That's Zeke.
"That's a strong statement, but he is as good of a football player as there is."
So far this season, Elliott has totaled 1,425 yards and 16 touchdowns, averaging 6.5 yards a carry. He has to impress on the national stage over the next three weeks, with Ohio State playing Michigan State, Michigan and Iowa.
OSU and MSU are set to kick off at 3:30 p.m. E.T. on ABC.