May 18, 2010

Taking a look at the fullbacks

The fullback position may be the forgotten position in college football, but at Ohio State that couldn't be further from the truth.

While it may lack the glory of other offensive positions, Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel and the rest of his staff would certainly argue its importance.

The Buckeyes will always be regarded as a run-first team, as noted in the "Taking a look at the running backs" piece that ran Monday, but without the crucial lead blocks from some of the fullbacks, that offensive philosophy would be more of a challenge.

This year, though, the Buckeye fullbacks could change the recent trend at Ohio State and become more involved in the offense in other ways aside from just blocking.

Following is a breakdown of Ohio State's current fullbacks on the roster and some discussion in terms of what we can expect from the players and position come the regular season in the fall.

Key losses: None
Returners: Zach Boren, Adam Homan, and James Georgiades
Fall newcomers: None

44 Zach Boren (6-foot, 252, So.)
49 Adam Homan (6-foot-2, 238, So.)
37 James Georgiades (5-foot-11, 240, sophomore)

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