2015 NFL DRAFT

Carlos Hyde, RB

School: Ohio State  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Naples, FL
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 230 lbs.
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05/12/2014 - A closer look at the 49ers' picks: Round 2/57 -- Carlos Hyde, RB, 6-0, 230, Ohio State...Frank Gore will turn 31 this month. In his last performance, he rushed for 14 yards on 11 carries in the NFC Championship Game. Gore is still the starter, but Hyde is the future of the position alongside Marcus Lattimore, who is still a question mark after sitting all of last seasons while recovering from his gruesome knee injury. - The Sports Xchange

05/12/2014 - 49ers deepen roster with 12 picks in draft...After taking Ward with the 30th pick in the first round Thursday, the 49ers used their second-round pick on Ohio State tailback Carlos Hyde. Viewed by many as the premier running back in the draft, Hyde slipped to No. 57 because of the devaluation of the position. Still, San Francisco is a run-first offense built to control the tempo of the game through it's physical play up front, making Hyde a perfect fit.

Hyde joins a crowded backfield headlined by Frank Gore, who's been supplemented by Kendall Hunter and LaMichael James over the last two seasons. The 49ers also have Marcus Lattimore after sitting out his entire rookie season in 2013 when he was drafted in the third round. Lattimore is expected to be 100 percent healthy come training camp, giving Harbaugh's offense a talented three-headed ground attack. - The Sports Xchange

05/08/2014 - 2014 DRAFT SCOUT FINAL TOP 100: 50/1. Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State, 6-0, 230, 4.61, 2...North-south runner blasted for 1,527 yards last year, the first running back for an Urban Meyer-coached team to rush 1,000 yards in a season. More impressively, he did it despite missing first three games on suspension for an altercation with a woman in a Columbus nightclub last summer. "I go out every game with the mindset that I have to make up for those three games," Hyde said in October. "That suspension ... really hurt." Frankly: Reliable in terms of ball security and consistent chunks per carry, but lacks both elusiveness and good-bye speed. So he must take football seriously, starting with avoiding weight problems that plagued him early in college, or his pro career will go pffft. - Frank Cooney, NFLDraftScout.com

04/29/2014 - 2014 NFL Draft Running Backs: Carlos Hyde, Ohio State, 6-0, 230, 4.66...North-south runner blasted for 1,527 yards last year, the first running back for an Urban Meyer-coached team to rush 1,000 yards in a season. More impressive, he did it despite missing first three games on suspension for an altercation with a woman in a Columbus nightclub last summer. "I go out every game with the mindset that I have to make up for those three games," Hyde said in October. "That suspension ... really hurt."

Frankly: Reliable in terms of ball security and consistent chunks per carry, but lacks both elusiveness and good-bye speed. So he must take this seriously, including avoiding weight problems that plagued him early in college, or his pro career will go pffft. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange

02/20/2014 - 2014 NFL Draft Scout Pre-Combine Top 64 Prospects: 56. Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State, 6-0, 235, 4.62, 2...North-south runner blasted for 1,527 yards last year, the first running back for an Urban Meyer-coached team to rush 1,000 yards in a season. More impressive, he did it despite missing first three games on suspension for an altercation with a woman in a Columbus nightclub last summer. "I go out every game with the mindset that I have to make up for those three games," Hyde said in October. "That suspension ... really hurt." - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange

01/03/2014 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: RB Carlos Hyde has been the workhorse in the Buckeyes' ground game and one would expect nothing to change in the Orange Bowl. He's a load to bring down, a 1,400-yard rusher who during one stretch this season had four consecutive 100-yard games, all against Big Ten opponents. But if anything, Hyde wasn't used enough in the Buckeyes' loss to Michigan State in the Big Ten title game, carrying just 18 times for 118 yards. Expect him to get 25 carries against Clemson. - The Sports Xchange

12/05/2013 - 2013 ALL-BIG TEN FIRST TEAM (MEDIA): Carlos Hyde, Ohio State, Running Back...Hyde leads the Big Ten in rushing with 143.3 yards per game along with 14 touchdowns, including 156.1 yards per game in Big Ten play. Hyde, who has rushed for 589 yards and seven touchdowns in the last three contests, also was named first-team all-conference by both the coaches and the media. With 1,290 yards, he became the first running back for an Urban Meyer-coached team to rush for 1,000 yards in a season. He rushed for at least 100 yards in each of the last seven games, including two 200-yard performances. - Ohio State football

12/05/2013 - 2013 ALL-BIG TEN FIRST TEAM (COACHES): Carlos Hyde, Ohio State, Running Back...Hyde was named the Big Ten's Ameche-Dayne Running Back of the Year. The senior from Naples, Fla., leads the Big Ten in rushing with 143.3 yards per game along with 14 touchdowns, including 156.1 yards per game in Big Ten play. Hyde, who has rushed for 589 yards and seven touchdowns in the last three contests, also was named first-team all-conference by both the coaches and the media. With 1,290 yards, he became the first running back for an Urban Meyer-coached team to rush for 1,000 yards in a season. He rushed for at least 100 yards in each of the last seven games, including two 200-yard performances. - Ohio State football

12/03/2013 - 2013 BIG TEN AMECHE-DAYNE RUNNING BACK OF THE YEAR: Carlos Hyde, Ohio State...Hyde was named the Big Ten's Ameche-Dayne Running Back of the Year. The senior from Naples, Fla., leads the Big Ten in rushing with 143.3 yards per game along with 14 touchdowns, including 156.1 yards per game in Big Ten play. Hyde, who has rushed for 589 yards and seven touchdowns in the last three contests, also was named first-team all-conference by both the coaches and the media.

With 1,290 yards, he became the first running back for an Urban Meyer-coached team to rush for 1,000 yards in a season. He rushed for at least 100 yards in each of the last seven games, including two 200-yard performances. - Ohio State football

12/01/2013 - AP Top 25: FSU, Ohio State move up after Auburn's Iron Bowl stunner...Florida State and Ohio State moved into the No. 1 and No. 2 spots in the new Associated Press Top 25, wrapping a dramatic rivalry week that could leave the SEC shut out of the final title game of the BCS era. Alabama fell to No. 4 after falling to Auburn in the final second on Chris Davis' return touchdown off a missed field goal; clinching the SEC West for the Tigers and capping an improbable 11-1 finish for the first regular season of the Gus Malzahn era.

Auburn, up to No. 3 in the AP poll, will wait for the new BCS standings on Sunday night to see how close the Tigers are to a BCS title game appearance. BCS expert Jerry Palm projects that Auburn will be No. 3 in Sunday's standings, needing an SEC title game win and some help to make the BCS title game.

Florida State's promotion to No. 1 marks the first time the Seminoles have been in the top spot of the AP poll since 2000. Jimbo Fisher's squad received 58 of the 60 available first-place votes, while the second place Buckeyes received none and Auburn took the final two. Needless to say, the debate for the top spots is far from settled heading into championship week. - Chip Patterson, CBSSports.com

12/01/2013 - It came down to the final meaningful play, and No. 3 Ohio State stopped a two-point conversion attempt by Michigan with 32 seconds left to preserve a 42-41 victory over the Wolverines on Saturday. The Buckeyes (12-0, 8-0 in the Big Ten), behind a powerful rushing attack, won their 24th consecutive game. Ohio State senior running back Carlos Hyde had a career-best 226 rushing yards on 27 carries, while junior quarterback Braxton Miller had 153 yards on 16 carries and scored three touchdowns. Miller also threw two touchdown passes.

Michigan's Jeremy Gallon had the best receiving day by a Wolverine against Ohio State, with nine catches for 175 yards and one touchdown. Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner completed 32-of-45 passes for 451 yards and four touchdowns, including one in the final minute, when coach Brady decided to go for broke with Gardner' two-point conversion pass. Tyvis Powell intercepted in the end zone to save the Buckeyes. The Wolverines, who lost three of their last four games entering the showdown, led three times in the game. - The Sports Xchange

11/29/2013 - Ohio State's Carlos Hyde, despite serving a three-game suspension to start the season, became the first running back on an Urban Meyer-coached team to go over 1,000 yards. Hyde reached the milestone with his 117 yards on 18 carries against Indiana. Buckeyes' quarterback Braxton Miller last year became the first Meyer-coached player to run for 1,000 yards. Running backs have come close since Meyer first became a head coach at Bowling Green in 2001. Brandon Warfield had 976 yards for Meyer's 2003 Utah team, and Hyde had 970 yards last season. - AP Sports

11/21/2013 - AP voter Jon Wilner, one of the best CFB writers in the country, stirred up some Ohio State fans Sunday morning by turning in his Top 25 ballot and had the Buckeyes No. 7. Wilner's case: the Buckeyes four road wins are over teams -- Cal, Illinois, Northwestern and Purdue -- with a combined record of 0-26 in conference play. Ouch. Then again, you can pick apart just about any Top 10 team's merits depending on either who some of the saps on their schedule are or how much they may struggle against a few mediocre opponents anecdotally.

I think the Buckeyes are a legit top-five team and, yeah, I realize they let Illinois hang around late, but I still feel like the combo of Braxton Miller (15-1 TD-INT ratio since returning from injury) and Carlos Hyde would be a big problem for almost any defense (Ohio State is averaging 60 points over its past three games) and they still have some athletes on D. And their head coach is about as good as there is prepping a team. OSU's ability to jump on people early stands out. The Buckeyes lead the nation in first quarter points, averaging an eye-popping 19.2 points in the opening 15 minutes, as the Big Ten Network's Tom Dienhart notes. - Bruce Feldman, CBSSports.com

11/21/2013 - WEEK 12 BIG TEN OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Carlos Hyde, Ohio State, Sr., RB, Naples, Fla./Naples...Rushed for a career-high 246 yards, the fourth-most in Ohio State history, and scored five total touchdowns in the Buckeyes' road victory over Illinois, becoming the first Big Ten player since 2010 to score five times in a game...averaged 10.3 yards per carry and rushed for four touchdowns, including runs of one, eight, 51 and 55 yards...Also had an 18-yard touchdown reception and totaled 272 all-purpose yards in the game...Records the third Offensive Player of the Week award of his career and second this season...Last Ohio State Offensive Player of the Week: Braxton Miller (Oct. 28, 2013). - Big Ten football

11/21/2013 - The senior running back class is one of the weakest in recent memory, but two prospects have helped themselves as much as anyone this season: Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde and Boston College running back Andre Williams. Both have appeared on this weekly feature in the past as players who have helped themselves, but they continue to boost their draft stock as the season stretches into mid-November. The running back position will be dominated by underclassmen in the early rounds, but both Hyde and Williams are top-three senior running backs in my opinion.

Williams would be more of a household name if he played at a different program, but nonetheless, he leads all of FBS in rushing yards (1,810), which is 371 yards more than the next-best rushing total. Like Hyde, Williams has been productive due to his combination of power and drive, refusing to be stopped. He has been a workhorse with almost 300 carries this season and is using his breakout senior season to get the attention of NFL scouts. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

11/21/2013 - WEEK 12 COLLEGE FOOTBALL STARS: Carlos Hyde, Ohio State, ran for 246 yards and four TDs to help the No. 3 Buckeyes roll past Illinois, 60-35. - AP Sports

11/16/2013 - Make it 22 straight for Ohio State under coach Urban Meyer, although not without a few glitches. The third-ranked Buckeyes roared out to a huge second quarter lead Saturday, sputtered for most of the last 2 1/2 periods, but pulled away late in posting a 60-35 Big Ten Conference win over Illinois at Memorial Stadium. Running back Carlos Hyde rolled up 246 yards on 24 carries and scored five times for Ohio State (10-0, 6-0), including touchdown runs of 51 and 55 yards in the last four minutes. Quarterback Braxton Miller rushed 16 times for 184 yards, including a 70-yard touchdown 36 seconds into the game, and completed 13 of 29 passes for 150 yards and two scores.

It was the sixth straight loss for the Fighting Illini (3-7, 0-6), who were eliminated from bowl consideration with their 20th consecutive Big Ten defeat. But their offense created some suspense after a slow start. Quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase hit 33 of 50 passes for 288 yards and two touchdowns, although he also threw two first-quarter interceptions. The second was returned 63 yards by cornerback Bradley Roby with 3:30 left for a 21-0 lead. - The Sports Xchange

10/28/2013 - The combination of a healthy, improved Braxton Miller and Carlos Hyde is simply too much for the middling Big Ten right now. In Hyde's last three games, he's averaging 155 rushing yards per game. It would be interesting to see how OSU does against Michigan State, the nation's No. 1 defense, in a potential Big Ten title game. The Spartans are the only team in the nation that has yet to allow a 100-yard rusher. - Bruce Feldman, CBSSports.com

10/27/2013 - Ohio State was looking for a lopsided win to impress the voters and boost its BCS numbers. The Buckeyes made Penn State pay the price. Braxton Miller passed for three touchdowns and ran for two and Carlos Hyde rushed for 147 yards and two more scores to lead the fourth-ranked Buckeyes to a 63-14 victory over Penn State on Saturday night. It was the most points surrendered by Penn State (4-3, 1-2 Big Ten) and its worst beating in 114 years.

The Ohio State (8-0, 4-0) victory stretched its nation's best winning streak to 20 in a row, two behind the school mark which included the 1968 national championship season. That team was recognized during the opening half as the Buckeyes streaked to a 42-7 lead. Nittany Lions freshman QB Christian Hackenberg bobbled the second snap of the night and it never got much better. He ended up throwing two interceptions. A crowd of 105,889 at Ohio Stadium roared from the outset - and had plenty of reasons. - AP Sports

10/19/2013 - Carlos Hyde scored on a highlight touchdown run early in the fourth quarter and No. 4 Ohio State survived a scare and the ejection of senior cornerback Bradley Roby to beat Iowa 34-24 on Saturday. Roby's replacement, Armani Reeves, was twice beaten on TD passes, including an 85-yarder from Jake Rudock to tight end Jake Duzey down the right sideline with 2:30 left in the third to tie score at 24.

OSU (7-0, 3-0 Big Ten) went ahead 31-24 with 13:24 to play on a staggering 19-yard touchdown run by Hyde. He broke through the line, was hit at the 8 by Tanner Miller, stumbled back to the 11 then regained his balance before diving over the goal line at the right pylon from the 3. Ohio State scored twice in the third quarter to turn a 17-10 deficit into a 24-17 lead.

The Buckeyes got the kickoff and drove 75 yards, culminating in a 1-yard touchdown run by Hyde to make it 17-17. Iowa had been the only FBS team not to have allowed a running TD, and it came on the 205th carry of the season by the opposition. Braxton Miller followed with a 14-yard pass-and-run to Devin Smith to put OSU ahead. - The Sports Xchange

10/19/2013 - No. 4 Ohio State found a way to keep its winning streak alive just in time. Carlos Hyde ran for 149 yards, including 106 yards and two touchdowns in the second half, to lead the Buckeyes to a 34-24 victory over Iowa on Saturday. It was the Buckeyes' 19th consecutive victory, the most in the nation and tying the second-best streak in school history. But it didn't come easy.

The Hawkeyes (4-3, 1-2 Big Ten) dominated offensively in the first half and led 21-14 at the break behind the passing of Jake Rudock and running of Mark Weisman and Damon Bullock. But Hyde tied it with the first rushing TD against Iowa this season on Ohio State's first drive of the third quarter, and the Buckeyes took over. Braxton Miller completed 22 of 27 passes for 222 yards and two touchdowns and added 102 yards rushing for the Buckeyes (7-0, 3-0), who haven't lost in Urban Meyer's two years as head coach. - AP Sports

10/08/2013 - 2014 NFL DRAFT WEEK 6 STOCK REPORT, NFL PROSPECTS WHO HELPED THEMSELVES: RB Carlos Hyde, Ohio State...He has some fluidity to his 240-pound frame to wiggle out of tackles, showing an excellent ability to absorb hits while continuing to pump his legs. Hyde did get winded and fatigued, but his tolerance should improve with more action the next few weeks. It's important to remember Northwestern's defense doesn't have many future pros (if any) and his ground and pound style isn't ideal for the next level, but his performance against Northwestern is his most impressive collegiate game tape yet. He entered the season with a late round draft grade, but he's running angrier than ever and will continue to move up boards with these type of performances. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

10/08/2013 - 2014 NFL DRAFT WEEK 6 STOCK REPORT, NFL PROSPECTS WHO HELPED THEMSELVES: RB Carlos Hyde, Ohio State...After an off-field incident in the summer, Hyde was suspended for the first three games of the 2013 season. Coach Urban Meyer has slowly been working him back onto the field the last few weeks with five carries against Florida A&M off the bench followed by 17 rushes for 85 yards as the starter a week later against Wisconsin.

But Hyde's breakout game came this past weekend as he carried Ohio State past Northwestern, finishing with a career-best 168 rushing yards on 26 carries (6.5 average) and three touchdowns. The senior also had four catches for 38 yards and was the workhorse for the Buckeyes offense in Evanston with Braxton Miller struggling at quarterback. Hyde is a tough, downhill runner who carries the rock with determination and picks up extra yardage after contact. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

10/07/2013 - WEEK 6 BIG TEN CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Carlos Hyde, Ohio State, Sr., RB, Naples, Fla./Naples...Finished with a career-high 168 rushing yards, scoring three second-half touchdowns, to help Ohio State to a come-from-behind win at nationally ranked Northwestern...Scored on a four-yarder in the third quarter, a two-yarder early in the fourth and a seven-yard run to give the Buckeyes the game-winning score with 5:25 left in the game.

Also recorded four catches for 38 yards for 206 yards of total offense, and was responsible for 15 first downs...Records his second career Offensive Player of the Week honor...Last Ohio State Offensive Player of the Week: Braxton Miller (Sept. 30, 2013). - Big Ten football

10/07/2013 - Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde is seeking to make amends after a suspension cost him the first three games of his senior season. On Saturday night against Northwestern on a national stage in the Buckeyes' 40-30 victory, Hyde rushed for 168 yards on 26 carries and scored three touchdowns, including the winner in the fourth quarter. He added 38 yards on four receptions.

Hyde was tearful after the game, recalling his disappointment after an alleged altercation with a woman at a Columbus nightclub during the summer resulted in his three-game banishment from the team. "I go out every game with the mindset that I have to make up for those three games," Hyde said. "That suspension ... really hurt."

Coach Urban Meyer certainly was happy to have his horse back on the field, especially with senior running back Jordan Hall bothered by a knee injury. "We all make mistakes," Meyer said. "I think this is a game-changer for him." - The Sports Xchange

10/06/2013 - Carlos Hyde scored three second-half touchdowns, including a 7-yard go-ahead scamper, and No. 4 Ohio State claimed a 40-30 Big Ten victory over No. 16 Northwestern on Saturday night. The Buckeyes (6-0, 2-0) rallied from a 23-17 deficit in the second half in a battle of Big Ten unbeatens before a sellout crowd of 47,130 at Ryan Field. Defensive end Joey Bosa scooped up a Northwestern fumble in the end zone for a touchdown as time expired. The victory was the Ohio State's 18th straight over two seasons. Northwestern (4-1, 0-1) had hoped to beat a top-five team for the first time since 1959.

Wildcats kicker Jeff Budzien kicked three straight field goals to open a 23-13 lead in the third quarter. But the Buckeyes cut the deficit to 23-20 with Hyde's 4-yard touchdown run and Drew Basil's extra point kick with 3:54 left in the quarter. Junior cornerback Doran Grant set up a go-ahead score with 12:36 to play when he intercepted Wildcats quarterback Trevor Siemian and returned the ball to the Northwestern 16.

Four plays later, Hyde's 2-yard rush to the goal line was ruled a touchdown after a review as Ohio State moved out to a 27-23 lead. Northwestern replied as Siemian and Rashad Lawrence combined on a 67-yard pass play to the Ohio State 7. One touchdown run was called back on a holding call, but a scrambling Siemian found Cameron Dickerson for a 12-yard TD strike and a 30-27 Wildcats lead. Hyde, who rushed for a game-high 168 yards on 26 carries, then capped an eight-play, 81-yard Buckeye drive with his 7-yard touchdown run with 5:22 left. - The Sports Xchange

10/06/2013 - No. 4 Ohio State took Northwestern's best shot on a wet and raucous night at Ryan Field, and the Buckeyes' perfect record is still standing. They can thank Carlos Hyde for that. Hyde ran for a career-high 168 yards and three touchdowns, and Ohio State rallied to beat No. 16 Northwestern 40-30 Saturday and extend the nation's longest win streak to 18 games. The Buckeyes (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten) remained undefeated since Urban Meyer took over as coach last year.

On a rain-soaked field and with a prime-time audience watching, they rallied from 10 down in the third quarter to take out a team aiming to show it could beat the best in the conference. Hyde, who was suspended for the first three games after an alleged conflict with a female in a bar this summer, prevented that. He scored on a 4-yard run late in the third and added two more touchdowns in the final quarter to lift the Buckeyes. "I go out every game with the mindset that I have to make up for those three games," Hyde said. And when he was asked what he would think about when he goes to bed, he cleared his throat a few times and placed his fingers on his eyes as he teared up. "First I'll give thanks to God. That suspension. That ... that suspension really hurt. Being out there with my brothers is the greatest thing," Hyde said, his voice cracking. - AP Sports

09/12/2013 - Starting RB Carlos Hyde will miss the Cal game as he serves the third and final game of his suspension that came about as a result of his involvement in an incident at a Columbus club where a woman first accused Hyde of striking her, but later declined to press charges. - The Sports Xchange

08/22/2013 - Starting RB Carlos Hyde will miss at least the first three games of the season as he serves a suspension for his involvement in an incident at a Columbus club where a woman first accused Hyde of striking her, but later declined to press charges. - The Sports Xchange

08/22/2013 - Tailback Carlos Hyde sent a jolt through the Ohio State offense when he ended up in the doghouse a couple of weeks before the start of fall camp. Hyde, the power runner that Meyer's offense needs in order to flourish, was involved in an incident at a Columbus club and has received a three-game suspension to start the season. In 2012, Hyde rushed for 970 yards and scored 16 rushing touchdowns in less than 10 games, sitting out a pair of games due to an ankle injury. - The Sports Xchange

08/14/2013 - OTHER OHIO STATE PROSPECTS WORTH WATCHING: RB Carlos Hyde (6-0, 242, 4.56)...The Buckeyes leader in rushing touchdowns last season, Hyde is well-built from head to toe and is at his best running with a head of steam, lowering his pads and pounding forward. He tends to have an identity crisis at times, not breaking as many tackles as expected, but can also turn on the jets when he needs to win the edge. Hyde, who will miss the first three games of 2013 due to an off-field incident, isn't an early round type of prospect but certainly draftable. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

07/31/2013 - Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde will miss at least the first three games of the regular season thanks to a suspension. Ohio State coach Urban Meyer announced the suspension in a release on Tuesday night. "Carlos Hyde will be suspended for at least the first three games of the 2013 season for conduct not representative of this football program or this university," said Meyer. "He will be required to fulfill additional obligations before he is allowed to play in a game." The release did not give any information as to what those additional obligations would be.

Earlier in the day it was learned that Hyde would not face criminal charges related to an alleged assault at a Columbus night club. Hyde had been accused of assaulting a woman in the club on the night of July 20. Ohio State's first three games of the season include home games against Buffalo and San Diego State, as well as a road game against Cal. Should Hyde's suspension last longer than three games, Ohio State has a home game against Florida A&M before hosting Wisconsin in late September to open Big Ten play. - Tom Fornelli, CBSSports.com

07/30/2013 - The Columbus police department says it has closed the case against Ohio State running back and leading-scorer Carlos Hyde because the alleged female assault victim did not wish to pursue charges. Hyde had been suspended from all team activities in the wake of the incident, which occurred July 20 at a downtown bar. Ohio State did not immediately offer comment on whether he will be reinstated to the team.

Spokesman Sgt. Rich Weiner said as far as the police department is concerned, the case is officially closed. He said the alleged victim was interviewed on Saturday and said she did not want to continue with the case against the senior from Naples, Fla., who led the Buckeyes with 17 touchdowns and 102 points as the Buckeyes went 12-0 last season. - AP Sports

07/30/2013 - Some very good news for Ohio State and running back Carlos Hyde as Hyde will not be charged for an alleged assault at a Columbus bar on July 20. According to a release from the Columbus Police Department on Tuesday, the investigation has been closed because the alleged victim does not want to press charges against Hyde. Hyde had been suspended indefinitely by the Buckeyes after he was accused of assaulting a woman at a Sugar Bar 2, a Columbus night club. However, the day after Hyde's suspension was announced a report from Yahoo Sports said that surveillance footage from the nightclub showed that Hyde did not strike the alleged victim.

When announcing Hyde's suspension Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said Hyde would be suspended from all team activities "pending the outcome of the student code of conduct and criminal investigations." It remains to be seen what, if any punishment, Hyde will have to serve now that the investigation has been closed. Hyde rushed for 970 yards and 16 touchdowns for the Buckeyes last season, and is expected to start for the Buckeyes again in 2013. - Tom Fornelli, CBSSports.com

07/30/2013 - Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde will not be charged in the alleged assault last month that led to his suspension from the Buckeyes' football team last week. Hyde, who rushed for 970 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2012, was barred from team activities by coach Urban Meyer last Monday. His reinstatement remains open pending the outcome of the student code of conduct investigation.

Columbus police closed their investigation Tuesday into the July 20 incident in which a 19-year-old woman was the alleged victim. She declined to press charges. Meyer last season reinstated tight end Jake Stoneburner and linebacker Storm Klein to the team but faced team discipline. Klein served a two-game suspension. - The Sports Xchange

07/24/2013 - Security video appears to show that suspended Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde did not strike a woman in an alleged nightclub assault early Saturday morning in Columbus, Ohio, Yahoo! Sports reported Tuesday night. Hyde, a senior, was suspended indefinitely from the team on Monday by coach Urban Meyer until the results of the investigation were finalized. A source told Yahoo! Sports that assault charges were not expected to be filed against Hyde stemming from an incident at the Sugar Bar 2 in Columbus in which the alleged victim claimed a man made contact with her. Video footage from that night apparently shows Hyde turning toward the woman to speak but leaving the area and reaching back in a non-confrontational way, a according to Yahoo! Sports.

The woman filed an assault charge with Columbus police on Saturday. Hyde was not identified by name in the report but considered a person of interest by police. Columbus police the the Sugar Bar 2 did not respond to a Yahoo! request for comment. Hyde rushed for 970 yards and 16 touchdowns last season as the Buckeyes' top running back during an undefeated season. In another weekend incident involving an Ohio State player, cornerback Bradley Roby was arrested on Sunday for allegedly refusing to leave a bar in Bloomington, Ind. Roby is an All-Big Ten cornerback and an All-American candidate. - The Sports Xchange

07/22/2013 - Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer today suspended senior running back Carlos Hyde, from Naples, Fla., from all football team activities pending the outcome of the student code of conduct and criminal investigations. Hyde was named in a City of Columbus Police Department report that was issued Monday.

Meyer also took disciplinary action Monday against two freshmen who were involved in legal issues in the past week: tight end Marcus Baugh, from Riverside, Calif., and defensive lineman Tim Gardner, from Indianapolis. He also announced that senior cornerback Bradley Roby, from Suwanee, Ga., will not attend Big Ten media days this week. Roby was involved in a legal issue this weekend in Bloomington, Ind., and, as more information becomes available, could face additional discipline.

"I have a clear set of core values in place that members of this football program are constantly reminded of and are expected to honor," Meyer said. "There are also expectations with regard to behavior. I expect our players to conduct themselves responsibly and appropriately and they will be held accountable for their actions." - Ohio State football

07/22/2013 - Ohio State hosts Buffalo August 31 to kick off their 2013 season. At this point, the Buckeyes look like they could be without two of their biggest stars. According to a report from The Columbus Dispatch, running back Carlos Hyde has been released by the team following an alleged assault against a female over the weekend. It gets worse for head coach Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes, however, as star cornerback Bradley Roby was arrested in a separate incident, as well.

According to the report, Meyer has already dismissed Hyde, NFLDraftScout.com's No. 12-rated senior running back despite the fact that criminal charges have not yet been filed against him. Hyde was, however, named as a person of interest in the case. Meyer has shown an intolerance for violence against women in the past. Last year he dismissed linebacker Storm Klein from the team following an alleged altercation with a woman. Klein was later reinstated to the team when the charges were dropped.

The 6-0, 242-pound Hyde is a powerful north/south runner who enjoyed a breakout junior campaign last year, rushing for 970 yards and 16 touchdowns. His physical running made him an excellent complementary piece to star quarterback Braxton Miller, the only player to rush for more yards at Ohio State last year (1,271 yards and 13 TDs) than Hyde. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

07/22/2013 - Sources told The Dispatch this morning that Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer has dismissed No.1 running back Carlos Hyde, who was named as a person of interest in a weekend assault against a female in a Downtown bar, and that he is still looking into a situation regarding starting cornerback Bradley Roby in Bloomington, Ind., over the weekend.

According to Monroe County court records, Roby was arrested early yesterday morning in Bloomington and is facing preliminary charges of battery resulting in bodily injury. Sources told The Dispatch he was asked to leave a bar after a disturbance, refused, and was subdued by bouncers at the bar before being taken into custody. Roby, who opted to return for his junior season -- his fourth year in school -- instead of going to the NFL, has been listed on several preseason watch lists for various national awards as well as being projected as an All-American.

Hyde, who came within 30 yards of becoming the first running back to rush for 1,000 or more in the 11-year coaching career of Meyer, had been projected to have a stellar senior season. But he was named a person of interest in an incident that according to the police report occurred about 1:54 a.m. Saturday at the Sugar Bar 2 on S. Front Street.

Meyer has a strict policy regarding violence against women. He immediately dismissed senior Storm Klein from the team last summer when the linebacker was accused of having a physical altercation with a former girlfriend in his apartment. But when Klein later was cleared of the charges he was allowed to return to the team. - Tim May, The Columbus Dispatch

07/19/2013 - 2013 DOAK WALKER AWARD WATCH LIST: Carlos Hyde (Sr.), Ohio State...Hyde enters his senior season with impressive career numbers - when one considers he's only started 11 times - of 1,677 rushing yards, 22 rushing touchdowns, seven 100-yard games and his breakout 2012 campaign is proof he's ready for the really big time ... Carlos rushed for 970 yards and scored 16 rushing touchdowns in less than 10 games last year, missing two because of an ankle issue ... he led the Big Ten Conference in both scoring and touchdown scoring (10.2 points per game) and he was named second-team all-Big Ten. - Ohio State football

07/12/2013 - 2013 MAXWELL AWARD WATCH LIST: RB Carlos Hyde, Ohio State...Hyde is poised to become Meyer's first 1,000-yard running back. He enters his senior season with impressive career numbers - when one considers he's only started 11 times - of 1,677 rushing yards, 22 rushing touchdowns, seven 100-yard games and his breakout 2012 campaign. Hyde rushed for 970 yards and scored 16 rushing touchdowns in less than 10 games last year, missing two because of an ankle issue. - Ohio State football

 
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05/12/2014 - A closer look at the 49ers' picks: Round 2/57 -- Carlos Hyde, RB, 6-0, 230, Ohio State...Frank Gore will turn 31 this month. In his last performance, he rushed for 14 yards on 11 carries in the NFC Championship Game. Gore is still the starter, but Hyde is the future of the position alongside Marcus Lattimore, who is still a question mark after sitting all of last seasons while recovering from his gruesome knee injury. - The Sports Xchange
 

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