Last year, the Ohio State Football team had a litany of injuries at the running back position. It was the hardest hit position by the injury-bug. TreVeyon Henderson was hit by it as hard as anyone. He tried to play through a broken bone in his foot but couldn’t do it.
His production suffered because of it. Last season, after being a preseason All-American, he had just 571 yards and 6 touchdowns on the ground. He was not the great player he was as a freshman. He even mentioned after the season that he just needed to get healthy and that he gave everything he had into last year.
Henderson was completely right. Now that he’s healthy, he’s been fantastic. Through four games, he’s been the best back the Buckeyes have had. He has 295 yards and 5 touchdowns. While that yardage total may seem low, that’s on just 44 carries. He’s averaging 6.7 yards per carry.
Once Henderson gets more touches, he can continue to show his explosiveness. He scored the first touchdown of the game against Notre Dame and helped the Ohio State Football team to a big win. He’s going to be a key player for the Buckeyes for the rest of the season.
If the offensive line could run block at all, Henderson would be on track for another All-American type of season. While that is a work in progress, he continues to make something out of nothing in the backfield. He has solidified the fact that he is the best back on this roster.
Henderson is going to have to play a big role this year. We saw that while the offense was good enough against Notre Dame, this is not the same explosive offense we saw under C.J. Stroud. The passing game isn’t going to have huge plays all the time anymore.
That means Henderson is going to have to keep doing what he’s doing. That’s just fine by him.