20 Mike Weber

Mike Weber Ohio State
usaUnited States
Detroit, MI
High School
Cass Tech
Past Teams
Ohio State
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Post-OSU Update: Mike Weber entered the 2019 NFL Draft (he had another year of eligibility) and was selected with the 218th overall pick (7th-round) by the Dallas Cowboys. Weber has never appeared in a regular season NFL game, but spent time on practice squads. He has since played in the USFL and most recently signed with the Montreal Alouettes. (updated: Jan. 2024)

Jersey #: 25 (2017-18), 20 (2015-16)

Major: Sociology (2017-18)

Weight: 214 (2017-18), 212 (2016), 215 (2015)

2018 Media Guide: Mike Weber is an outstanding running back who ran for over 1,000 yards as a freshman, added another 600-plus yards during a sophomore season that was slow to start because of injury and is now healthy and ready to be a big-time producer for the Buckeyes … he and sophomore J.K. Dobbins give the Buckeyes one of the best one-two punches at running back in the Big Ten and possibly nationally … Weber, a fourth-year junior, is a veteran of 25 games with 13 starts … he enters the 2018 campaign with 1,722 career rushing yards and a career average of 6.1 yards per carry … he also has 33 career receptions for an additional 185 yards, six 100-yard rushing games and 19 rushing touchdowns … he rushed for 626 yards in 2017 and scored 10 touchdowns, all while coming off the bench … he displayed breakaway speed, as well: he went 82-yards for a score against Michigan State and he had four runs of over 40 yards … had a career-best 53-yard reception vs. Maryland … he rushed for a career-high 162 yards against Michigan State’s No. 3 rated rush defense.

2017 Media Guide: Mike Weber is coming off a fine freshman campaign last season and 2017 spring drills and expectations are high for this third-year sophomore … he’ll lead a young running back corps that is still inexperienced and features just one other letterwinner on the roster (sophomore Demario McCall) … Weber was named a freshman All-American in 2016 after he rushed for 1,096 yards in his rookie season and caught 23 passes out of the backfield, for 91 yards … Weber became just the third Ohio State freshman to rush for over 1,000 yards in a season, joining Robert Smith (1,126 yards in 1990) and Maurice Clarett (1,237 yards in 2002).

2016: After red-shirting the 2015 season as a true freshman, Weber took over at running back and played in and started all 13 games for the Buckeyes … he rushed for 1,096 yards, averaged 6.0 yards per carry, scored nine touchdowns and led all freshmen in the Big Ten with 84.3 rushing yards per contest … Weber racked up a career-best 144 yards on the ground against Rutgers, including one score, and was named Big Ten freshman of the week … also earned Big Ten freshman of the week honors after a 111-yard effort in the 17-16 win on the road at Michigan State that included one score and a career-long rush of 52 yards … had multi-touchdown games versus Indiana and Northwestern … topped 100 yards rushing – 136 – in his first collegiate game, vs. Bowling Green.

2016 Media Guide: Mike Weber red-shirted the 2015 season as a true freshman … he came through the 2016 spring drills in an even battle with fifth-year senior Bri’onte Dunn for the starting running back position that opened up when No. 4 overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft Ezekiel Elliott elected to turn pro after his junior year.

High School: Consensus 4-star prospect Mike Weber rushed for 2,268 yards and 29 touchdowns as a senior in 2014 despite missing three games for coach Thomas Wilcher’s state semifinalist squad … Weber was so good – he averaged 10.1 yards per carry – that Wilcher called him the best back in the Detroit Public School League in the last 30 years … is considered a Top 100 player nationally, with high overall rankings of No. 69 by Scout, No. 71 by Rivals, No. 80 by 247Sports and with a 140 rank on the ESPN 300 … considered the No. 1 player in the state of Michigan (Scout) and considered a Top 10 running back nationally by Rivals (No. 8), Scout (No. 9) and 247Sports (No. 9) … a first-team Associated Press all-state honoree as a senior and was twice named the Proud Strong Learner of the Week in the DPSL … rushed for a state record 404 yards and five touchdowns in a regional championship win over Clinton Township Chippewa Valley … rushed for 890 yards and 13 touchdowns in Cass Tech’s four-game run through the state playoffs in 2014 … a finalist for the Michigan state player of the year award and a co-recipient of the Detroit player of the year award … a U.S. Army All-American.

Personal: Parents are Toni and Mike Weber Sr.



SeasonTeamGGSRush AttRush YdsRush AvgRush TDRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDLng2 Pt ConvFumLost
2016Ohio State131118210966.0923914.0052042
2017Ohio State1201016266.21010949.4082021
2018Ohio State1321729545.55211125.3149042