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Brandon Saine
Brandon  Saine

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Piqua, Ohio

High School:
Piqua

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 219

Position:
RB

Buckeye Bits: talented offensive threat blessed with a combination of breakaway speed and power ... also a capable receiver ... 1,071 career rushing yards ... stalwart contributor who will be a leader on the Ohio State offense

2009 (Junior): keyed the Buckeye ground game with 739 rushing yards, four TD ... also had 17 catches with a pair of receiving scores ... second team all-Big Ten ... rushed for 53 yards and caught two passes for 21 yards vs. Navy ... two catches gained 33 yards vs. USC ... rushed for 45 yards vs. Toledo ... rushed for 81 yards and had a 12-yard reception in the Illinois win ... voted offensive captain for Indiana ... career-best 113 yards rushing on 17 carries against the Hoosiers, along with a 20-yard reception ... leading rusher with 55 yards vs. Wisconsin ... 40-yard reception and 32 yards rushing on seven carries at Purdue ... 45 yards rushing vs. Minnesota before leaving the game with a head injury ... 3-yard TD vs. New Mexico State ... 68 yards rushing and caught a 6-yard TD in the Penn State win ... rushed for 103 yards in the Iowa win, with TDs of 49 and 22 yards ... 84 yards rushing at Michigan with a 29-yard TD ... 59 yards erceiving, 45 yards rushing in Rose Bowl win ... scored on a 13-yard reception from Pryor on the first drive vs. Oregon ... offensive player of week: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa ... Rex Kern Award for outstanding back from Ohio State coaches ...Top Ten Tenacious twice ... third-year letterwinner

2008 (Sophomore): was a hybrid factor in the Buckeye offense ... 2-yard TD run against Ohio ... 20-yard reception from Terrelle Pryor against Penn State ... special teams dog tags: Illinois ... second-year letterman

2007 (Freshman): rushed for 267 yards and two scores as a true freshman in 2007 ... gained 28 yards rushing and caught a touchdown pass in Akron win ... 37-yard TD at Washington ... leading rusher (69 yards) and receiver (76) against Kent State ... team's outstanding first-year player on offense ... special teams dog tags: Akron ... first-year letterman

High School: Ohio's 2006 Mr. Football after rushing for 1,895 yards and 27 touchdowns on 259 carries and totaling 412 yards on 30 pass receptions as a senior ... Parade All-American ... runs a 4.35 40-yard dash ... rated as the No. 2 overall prospect in Ohio ... garnered all-state, all-conference and conference player of the year honors as a junior and a senior ... rushed for 240 yards on 30 carries and scored three touchdowns to lead Piqua to the 2006 Division II state championship ...100- and 400-meter Division I state track champion ... Offense-Defense All-American Bowl, helping lead the East squad to a 24-18 victory

Personal: son of Wendi Croft ... has two siblings ... an economics major at Ohio State ... 2008 Big Ten all-academic