49ers Select RB Trey Sermon with the No. 88 Pick in the 2021 NFL Draft


The San Francisco 49ers knew what they wanted and traded up in the draft to get him. With the 88th-overall pick, the 49ers landed Ohio State running back Trey Sermon.

Sermon spent his first three seasons at Oklahoma and registered 2,076 rushing yards and 22 touchdowns. He transferred to Ohio State in 2019 and notched 870 yards on the ground on 116 carries and four touchdowns. Sermon was also involved in the passing game with the Cowboys and Buckeyes, recording 486 receiving yards on 48 receptions (10.1 yards per reception) and three additional scores.

He closed out his collegiate career at Ohio State rushing for 331 yards in the Big Ten Championship Game and 193 yards in the College Football Playoff Semifinal against Clemson. His 524 yards in consecutive games broke Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's two-game record (476).

Sermon joins a 49ers running back group that features the likes of Raheem Mostert, Jeff Wilson Jr., Wayne Gallman II and JaMycal Hasty.