• Graduate student C.J. Saunders, a Dublin Coffman High School graduate who began his career as a walk-on wide receiver.
• Senior defensive end Jonathon Cooper, a Gahanna Lincoln graduate.
• Senior safety Jordan Fuller, who was one of seven captains last season.
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• Junior running back J.K. Dobbins, who rushed for a team-best 1,053 yards last season.
• Junior defensive end Chase Young, who could follow the Bosa brothers as Ohio State’s next top-five pick from the defensive line.
• Junior linebacker Tuf Borland, another returning captain.
“I think they are a great representation of the program,” Day said. “They are a group of guys that I think epitomize what we want an Ohio State football player to be. I think they understand what it means to be a captain. Very, very well-respected, unbelievable group of guys. Really cool. Couple of two-time guys in there.
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“Also what a great story for C.J. Saunders, somebody who comes in as a walk-on, earns a scholarship, is now a captain. Lifelong dream for him. I'm really proud for him and some of the other guys. Those will be our captains this year.”
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