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General News 2024

Could Ohio State safety Caleb Downs play another position this fall?

When Ohio State Football added freshman All-American safety Caleb Downs to the transfer portal via Alabama, many believed he would not only play his natural position but also get the opportunity to return punts.

It looks like Downs will be doing these two, but you can add one more position we might see him play this fall, running back. After the final camp of the summer season at Ohio State, head coach Ryan Day met with the media.

He was asked about Down’s progress and said he has been participating in running back meetings this offseason. The coaching staff has also had discussions about putting him in the backfield, so it is certainly a possibility.

We all knew Downs was an exceptional athlete, and in high school he was also the star running back. Don’t expect to see him back there all the time, but he could get more than a few carries this upcoming season for a change of pace.

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