The Ohio State football team announced its captains today. Jordan Fuller, Tuf Borland, J.K. Dobbins, Chase Young, K.J. Hill, C.J. Saunders and Jonathon Cooper will all be leading the Buckeyes in 2019. Fuller and Borland are the only returning captains from last year.
A former Ohio State football captain in his own right, ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit had a message for the players picking up the mantle. Taking to Twitter after the announcement, Herbstreit called being a captain the “greatest honor you can have.”
He wished the seven players luck and hopes that they serve as examples for the rest of the team moving forward.
Congratulations fellas!! Greatest honor you can have—because YOUR teammates know what’s up!! They elected YOU to LEAD them through the 2019 season!! Good luck and serve your teammates!!
Herbstreit played for Ohio State from 1989 to 1993, and was named a co-captain as a senior in 1992.
Greatest honor you can have—because YOUR teammates know what’s up!!
They elected YOU to LEAD them through the 2019 season!!
Good luck and serve your teammates!! https://t.co/L0Y4k84ExB
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) August 19, 2019
Getting the leadership right is going to be key to Ohio State retaining their Big Ten title in 2019.
The team has a brand new head coach in Ryan Day, and as of today, has a new quarterback in sophomore Justin Fields.
Ohio State heads into the 2019 season as a top five team in the AP preseason poll.