3 things to know about Ohio State running back Trey Sermon

Chris Pugh
Buckeye Xtra

Three things to know about Ohio State senior running back Trey Sermon:

► Sermon came to the Buckeyes this season as a graduate transfer from the University of Oklahoma. In three seasons with the Sooners, Sermon gained over 2,000 rushing yards and had 25 touchdowns. His first touchdown with Oklahoma actually came against Ohio State in 2017. 

With Ohio State this year, Sermon started the season as a backup to Master Teague III, but has three straight games of over 100 yards on the ground after Teague was injured.

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Ohio State Buckeyes offensive lineman Josh Myers (71) celebrates with Ohio State Buckeyes running back Trey Sermon (8) after Sermon scored a touchdown during the third quarter of the Big Ten Championship football game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Baker Mayfield has Sermon's back

After Sermon's second straight breakout performance against Clemson, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield, who played college football at Oklahoma with Sermon, took aim at former running backs coach Jay Boulware on Twitter, who fans blamed for what they believe led Sermon to transfer to Columbus and the Buckeyes.

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Sermon is becoming a popular NFL Draft name

Sermon's performance has the attention of fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers, a team that could be in need of a running back in the NFL Draft. 

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What Sermon is saying on Twitter

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. ranked Sermon as the third-best running back prospect in the draft. He's behind Najee Harris of Alabama and Travis Etienne of Clemson.

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