What Ohio State junior tailback Antonio Pittman needs is not more speed, or more ability to break tackles or, even if he does share the job with freshman Chris “Beanie” Wells, more carries. What he needs is more publicity. Rarely has the position that has produced six Heisman Trophy winners at Ohio State — six! — been coated in such anonymity. It is a little-known fact outside of the Woody Hayes Center, but Pittman rushed for 1,171 yards and 13 touchdowns this season.
“Do people understand why I was [defensive] now?” Bollman asked. “Part of the success of our football team is the attitude of those guys being able to share in what’s going on, to sacrifice for the good of the whole deal. Any of them could say, ‘I could catch more,’ or whatever. When all those guys have come together about not caring who gets the ball, we’re better off.”
Ivan Maisel in “Pittman happy with grabbing yards, not headlines“