- Associated Press - Monday, December 17, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State running back Mike Weber plans to declare for the NFL draft after the Rose Bowl.

The redshirt junior announced on Twitter on Sunday that he would forgo his senior season to pursue his childhood dream of playing pro football. He said he would play in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1 “to finish what my brothers and I started.”

Weber is one of four players in Ohio State history to rush for more than 1,000 yards as a freshman. His production fell last year as he battled a leg injury, and this season he split time with J.K. Dobbins.

Weber ran for 858 yards and five touchdowns on 157 carries this season. In three seasons he rushed for 2,580 yards and 24 touchdowns in 37 games.

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