Yesterday was a big day for a handful of Ohio State players. Not only was Justin Fields confirmed to be the starting quarterback for the Buckeyes when they open up the season on Aug. 31 against Florida Atlantic, but seven players were selected to be captains for the 2019 squad.
On Monday, head coach Ryan Day announced that junior linebacker Tuf Borland, senior defensive end Jonathon Cooper, junior running back J.K. Dobbins, senior safety Jordan Fuller, senior wide receiver K.J. Hill, senior (and former walk-on) wide receiver C.J. Saunders, and junior defensive end Chase Young had all been selected by their teammates for the honor this season.
Day introduced the captains in front of the team on Monday morning, before announcing it to the media at his press conference.
Your 2019 captains‼️@j_fuller4@JonathonCooper7@Jkdobbins22@youngchase907@Tuf_Borland@Cj_saunders_@KayJayHill#GoBucks pic.twitter.com/cgmy6kAmqy— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) August 19, 2019
The newly elected captains posed for pictures outside of the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, and — with all due respect to the other players — it looks like Young is the older brother helping out the neighborhood pee-wee team at practice.
I am the captain now #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/Vk5TyQa4i5— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) August 19, 2019
However, that wasn’t the only highlight of the day, as the OSU football team tweeted out videos of some of the 2019 captains calling their moms with the good news.
They saw it coming since he was in high school.— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) August 19, 2019
Now it's official. @Jkdobbins22 is a captain for The Ohio State Buckeyes.
Watch as the junior running back & @CoachTonyAlford call J.K.'s mom to let her know the big news.#GoBucks #ToughLove pic.twitter.com/3J2YMzKIW2
Congratulations to Reneard AKA @KayJayHill for being named captain of the 2019 Ohio State Buckeyes!— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) August 19, 2019
Check it out as K.J. & @brianhartline call his mom to break the big news #GoBucks #ToughLove pic.twitter.com/TAyCzfdL5D
From non-scholarship defensive back to fifth-year senior wide receiver and captain, @Cj_saunders_ has put in the work to earn this honor.— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) August 19, 2019
Watch as he & @brianhartline call his mom to make it official ‼️#GoBucks #ToughLove pic.twitter.com/2fp8hITzYF
News travels fast! @youngchase907's mom may have already heard the news that her son was named captain of the 2019 Buckeyes, but that didn't stop @R2X_Rushmen1 from having a little fun with it.— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) August 19, 2019
Congrats Chase on this well-deserved honor ‼️#GoBucks #ToughLove pic.twitter.com/egPzrg8Pj1