In limited action last fall, Ohio State freshman running back Demario McCall excited Buckeye fans with his speed, agility, and video game-like moves. So it seems only fitting that to honor every Gen-Xer’s favorite holiday, National Mario Day, the Ohio State Football program released a video of McCall running through Mushroom Kingdom.
Happy #NationalMarioDay from the Buckeyes and our own Super De-Mario!@DemarioMccall pic.twitter.com/SCd7NZYQX1— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) March 10, 2017
National Mario Day is celebrated every year on March 10th, because the day can be abbreviated “Mar10.” Clever, huh?
With Curtis Samuel now NFL-bound, many fans are looking to McCall to supply the excitement and quick-scoring ability to the offense. On 49 carries in 2016, the Ridgfield, OH native rushed for 270 yards and scored three touchdowns. He also had four receptions for 84 yards and returned three punts for 14.
McCall is expected to be the Buckeyes’ number one H-back when they open the season in Bloomington, IN on August 31.