3 Brandon Saine

Brandon Saine Ohio State
usaUnited States
Piqua, OH
High School
Past Teams
Ohio State
2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Post-OSU Update: Brandon Saine was not selected in the 2011 NFL Draft, but he did play parts of two seasons in the NFL with the Green Bay Packers. Saine recorded 18 carries for 69 yards (3.8 YPC) and one rushing touchdown, as well as 10 catches for another 69 yards. After football, Saine began a career in business. He is currently a sales manager for Kleenex. (updated: July 2023)

Pronunciation: sane

Major: Economics (2010), Business Administration (2008-09)

Weight: 219 (2010), 217 (2008-09), 205 (2007)

2010 Media Guide: Talented offensive threat blessed with a combination of break-away 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: 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 receiving, 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.

2009 Media Guide: Talented offensive threat blessed with a combination of breakaway speed and power … performed well during spring drills … also a capable receiver … made big strides in the winter weight program.

2008: 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.

2008 Media Guide: Talented tailback who made a terrific first impression as a true freshman … also a capable receiver.

2007: True freshman who rushed for 267 yards and two scores 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 … ranked as high as the No. 11 running back prospect in the nation coming out of high school … rushed for 240 yards on 30 carries and scored three touchdowns to lead Piqua to the 2006 Division II state championship … OSU coaches like his combination of breakaway speed and power … is the reigning 100- and 400-meter Div. I state track champion … competed in the first-annual Offense-Defense All-American Bowl, helping lead the East squad to a 24-18 victory … owns a 3.3 GPA … committed to Ohio State in May 2006.

Personal: Born Dec. 14, 1988 … son of Wendi Croft … has two siblings … favorite subject is math … favorite American from history is MLK Jr.


SeasonTeamGGSRush AttRush YdsRush AvgRush TDRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDLng2 Pt ConvKRKR YdsKR AvgKR TD
2007Ohio State11NA602674.421216013.3144036020.00
2008Ohio State12NA26652.5133712.30200814117.60
2009Ohio State13NA1457395.141722413.2249048320.80
2010Ohio State13NA703374.82231958.5560011818.00