30 Demario McCall

Demario McCall Ohio State
usaUnited States
North Ridgeville, OH
High School
North Ridgeville
Past Teams
Ohio State
2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Major: Sport Industry (2018-19), Undeclared (2017)

Weight: 195 (2019), 193 (2018), 195 (2017), 192 (2016)

2019 Media Guide: Demario McCall enters his fourth year with the Ohio State program as a veteran of 20 career games and plenty of memorable plays … he has nearly 1,000 all-purpose yards to his credit and averages nearly 10 yards every time he touches the ball … last season, he appeared in 10 games and made one of the key plays in the Buckeyes’ 52-51 overtime win at Maryland – a 42-yard kick return with under two minutes to play in regulation that set Ohio State up for a game-tying touchdown drive … McCall led the team last year with an average of 19.5 yards per kick return … he caught nine passes on the season for 110 yards, an average of 12.2 yards per catch.

2018 Media Guide: It’s going to be rather delightful watching Demario McCall this year as he is recovered from a leg issue in 2017, has nine games of experience, 74 all-purpose “touches” and a load of big plays already … a third-year player with sophomore eligibility, McCall has six rush or receiving plays over 20 yards off just 69 touches and he averages 7.9 yards per touch on offense … he has long rushes of 48 yards (TD) vs. Rutgers last year and 39 vs. Rutgers in 2016, and long receptions of 36 yards (TD) vs. Bowling Green in 2016 and 32 yards vs. Maryland in 2016 … has a 30-yard rush and reception in each of his first two seasons of play.

2017 Media Guide: Demario McCall lettered last year as a true freshman after having one of the more productive seasons for an Ohio State freshman running back … he’s coming off a fine spring campaign, as noted by coaches … he is an OSU Scholar-Athlete who is exploring majors … McCall had the most rushing yards – 270 – by a Buckeye true freshman in the last 10 years, or since Beanie Wells had 576 in 2006.

2016: McCall served as the back-up to Mike Weber and played in five games … he accumulated 270 rushing yards off 49 touches and scored three touchdowns … rushed for 85 yards and one touchdown vs. Rutgers, 73 vs. Nebraska and 53 and a score vs. Maryland … also had four receptions on the season for 84 yards, including a 36-yard TD reception vs. Bowling Green.

2016 Media Guide: Two-time Associated Press all-state running back Demario McCall was a consensus 4-star prospect (ESPN, Rivals, Scout, 247Sports) who was highly regarded nationally as a running back and athlete … ESPN rated McCall as the No. 2 running back in this recruiting class with 247Sports and Rivals ranking him as their respective No. 2 all-purpose backs … overall, he was ranked No. 38 on the ESPN 300, No. 44 by 247Sports and No. 66 on the Rivals 100 … the No. 34 player overall by Prepstar and a member of its Dream Team.

High School: Missed four games due to injury as a senior, but still managed to rush for 621 yards and score nine touchdowns, including scores on runs of 45, 54, 57, 66, 67 and 76 yards … named first-team all-state as a junior in 2014 after a 2,302-yard rushing season with 35 touchdowns … included was a 433-yard-6-touchdown game vs. Elyria Catholic … in 2014 helped coach Luke Durbin and North Ridgeville High to its first state playoff appearance since 2009 … had 1,562 yards rushing with 25 touchdowns as a sophomore and was named third-team all-state … finished with 4,519 career rushing yards and 69 touchdowns, including 94- and 90-yard TDs … played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January.

Personal: Is the son of Rhonda Young and Jermaine Bennett.



SeasonTeamGGSRush AttRush YdsRush AvgRush TDRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDLng2 Pt ConvFumLostKRKR YdsKR AvgKR TDPRPR YdsPR AvgPR TD
2016Ohio State60492705.5348421.013900000003144.70
2017Ohio State40141117.9125125.514801022914.50263.00
2018Ohio State1008506.20911012.20350211019519.5033210.70
2019Ohio State130181226.824287.00320001023223.208658.10