Boren at Ohio State
If there is one thing for sure, the Houston Texans are one of a handful of teams that still utilize the fullback position, and rookie Zach Boren is the exact definition of a fullback. The rookie from Ohio State measures in 6-0 and 255 lbs. and fits right into what the Texans are looking for at the position.
Boren was a team captain for the Buckeyes team in 2012 and was a key piece to the Buckeyes 12-0 season. He started 30 games at fullback at Ohio State and when the linebacker position hit a rash of injuries, the fullback was asked by Head Coach Urban Meyer to make a position switch 6 games into the season, and he did with no issue.
How important was Boren to the 2012 Buckeyes season?
Boren on offense: Braxton Miller averaged 7.2 yards per carry with Boren, 4.2 after Boren switched to linebacker.
Boren on defense: the Buckeyes allowed 386.5 yards per game before Boren arrived and 331.7 in his six games on defense. Boren started 4 games at linebacker.