May 9, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde was selected by the San Francisco 49ers Friday in the second round (57th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Hyde is the third Buckeye to be taken off the board after Ryan Shazier (Pittsburgh Steelers) and Bradley Roby (Denver Broncos) were taken in the first round Thursday night.
Hyde, the 2013 Big Ten Running Back of the Year, is considered among the top running backs in Ohio State history, racking up nearly 3,200 career rushing yards – 2,491 in the past two seasons for an average of 118.6 yards per contest. He led the Big Ten and ranked sixth nationally with 138.3 rushing yards per game in 2013. His 1,521 rushing yards ranked 13th nationally and his 15 rushing touchdowns ranked 15th. He also led the Big Ten in scoring and scoring TDs in each of the last two years, including 108 as a senior.
Hyde averaged 156.1 rushing yards per game in Big Ten play last season and he capped his career with nine consecutive 100-yard games, including a 246-yard performance at Illinois – the third-most in school history – while scoring five touchdowns. Two games later he topped 200 yards once again with 226 yards in the win at Michigan – the most by an Ohio State running back in the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry. A tough, downhill rusher, Hyde was stopped for negative yards only three times all season; for minus-6 yards (208 carries).
Overall, Hyde owns the best yards per carry average for a career (6.1), single season (7.3 in 2013) and a game (10.2 vs. Illinois in 2013). His 3,198 career rushing yards are good for the sixth-most in school history and owns a handful of Top 5 career or single season totals, including career rushing touchdowns (4th with 37), career touchdowns (4th with 41), season per game rushing average (5th at 138.3 ypg in 2013) and season and career 100-yard games (5th with nine in 2013 and 16 overall, respectively).
Hyde’s Career Rushing Stats
Hyde’s Career Receiving Stats