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Notable: McCall had the most rushing yards – 270 – by a Buckeye true freshman in the last 10 years, or since Beanie Wells had 576 in 2006.
Honors and Awards:
2016: OSU Scholar-Athlete
2016 Season (Freshman): McCall served as the back-up to Mike Weber and played in five games … he accumulated 270 rushing yards off 49 touches and scored three touchdowns … rushed for 85 yards and one touchdown vs. Rutgers, 73 vs. Nebraska and 53 and a score vs. Maryland … also had four receptions on the season for 84 yards, including a 36-yard TD reception vs. Bowling Green.
More on Demario: Two-time Associated Press all-state running back Demario McCall was a consensus 4-star prospect (ESPN, Rivals, Scout, 247Sports) who was highly regarded nationally as a running back and athlete … ESPN rated McCall as the No. 2 running back in the class with 247Sports and Rivals ranking him as their respective No. 2 all-purpose backs … overall, he was ranked No. 38 on the ESPN 300, No. 44 by 247Sports and No. 66 on the Rivals 100 … the No. 34 player overall by Prepstar and a member of its Dream Team … missed four games due to injury as a senior, but still managed to rush for 621 yards and score nine touchdowns, including scores on runs of 45, 54, 57, 66, 67 and 76 yards … named first-team all-state as a junior in 2014 after a 2,302-yard rushing season with 35 touchdowns … included was a 433-yard, six-touchdown game vs. Elyria Catholic … in 2014 helped coach Luke Durbin and North Ridgeville to its first state playoff appearance since 2009 … had 1,562 yards rushing with 25 touchdowns as a sophomore and was named third-team all-state … finished with 4,519 career rushing yards and 69 touchdowns, including 94- and 90-yard TDs … played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl … is the son of Rhonda Young and Jermaine Bennett.
McCALL'S CAREER STATS
Urban Meyer Press Conference 3/6/18