Freshman focus: New guys turning heads 

September, 12, 2012
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Bri'onte Dunn Kirk Irwin/Getty ImagesFreshman running back Bri'onte Dunn should see an increased role on Saturday against California due to injuries to other running backs.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Playing time is already on the rise for a few Ohio State newcomers.

The Buckeyes even plugged one true freshman in for a surprising start on the defensive line against UCF, starting Tommy Schutt, and another could be in line for first-team work in the offensive backfield, as Bri'onte Dunn is currently on top of the depth chart.

Granted, those two moves are products of injuries, but Urban Meyer hasn't hesitated to thrust some responsibility on his young guns quickly -- and these guys made big impressions in the latest win.

BRI'ONTE DUNN

  • Position: Running back

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