42 Vince Workman

Vince Workman Ohio State
usaUnited States
Dublin, OH
High School
Current Team
Ohio State
1985, 1986, 1987, 1988

Major: Economics (1988), Business (1985)

Weight: 195 (1988), 194 (1987), 187 (1985-86)

1988 Media Guide: Ohio State’s most versatile back … slashing runner with 4.4 speed and excellent hands … moves back to tailback (at his request) this year after spending the final six games of the 1987 season at flanker … led OSU in rushing last year with 470 yards on 118 carries and was second in receiving with 26 catches for 354 yards … also topped OSU in kick returns with an average of 21.4 yards per return … came out of spring practice with a slight edge over sophomore Carlos Snow … top rushing game last year was 163 yards against Oregon … his first game  at flanker was at Purdue, where his first catch resulted in a 36-yard touchdown … he also completed a 25-yard pass at LSU … rushed for 1,030 yards and eight touchdowns as a sophomore, including a career-high 172 yards at Wisconsin … has six 100-yard games in his career … his 56-yard run against Oregon last year is his longest at Ohio State … currently ranks 14th on the all-time OSU career rushing list with 1,821 yards and 15th in receiving with 53 catches.

1986 Media Guide: Will challenge John Wooldridge for the starting role at tailback.

1985: Scored three touchdowns as a freshman, one each against Illinois, Minnesota and Iowa, and each score came at a critical part of the game … ran for 321 yards and caught eight passes.

1985 Media Guide: Fast and elusive, he has breakaway speed any time he touches the ball … is a sprinter on the track team … runs the 40 in 4.5.

High School: A two-time all-Ohio pick and a prep All-American as a senior, when he rushed for 1,793 yards and 41 touchdowns … a three-year starter at tailback, he amassed 4,070 yards and 68 TD’s during his career … four-year letterwinner in track … named to the 1984 Parade All-American team.

Personal: Hobbies are running and listening to music … lists Walter Payton as the athlete he most admires … nickname is Pookie … ambition is to earn a college degree.


SeasonTeamGGSCompPass AttPass YdsPass TDPass IntRush AttRush YdsRush AvgRush TDRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDLngFumLostFRKRKR YdsKR AvgKR TDPRFCPR YdsPR AvgPR TD
1985Ohio State12100000683214.738708.80351119195021.700000
1986Ohio State13812101021010304.98191578.3146750716223.123.11077.00
1987Ohio State1191225001184704.022635413.61563321429921.403NA113.70
1988Ohio State220000016613.80133.001511012323.002194.50