20 Mike Weber

Mike Weber Ohio State
Nationality
usa United States
Position
TB
Height
5'10"
Weight
215
Hometown
Detroit, MI
High School
Cass Tech
Past Teams
Ohio State
Seasons
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.

 

Offense

SeasonTeamGGSRush AttRush YdsRush AvgRush TDRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDLng2 Pt ConvFumLost
2016Ohio State131118210966.0923914.0052042
2017Ohio State1201016266.21010949.4082021
2018Ohio State1321729545.55211125.3149042
Total-381345526765.924542975.51820105