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Notable: 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).
Honors and Awards:
2016: Big Ten Thompson-Randle El Freshman of the Year; Freshman All-American (ESPN and Football Writers Association of America), Second-team All-Big Ten Conference (coaches and media)
2016 Season (Freshman): 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 against Indiana and Northwestern … topped 100 yards rushing – 136 – in his first collegiate game, vs. Bowling Green.
More on Mike: Weber came to Ohio State a consensus 4-star prospect who 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 … he averaged 10.1 yards per carry and Wilcher called him the best back in the Detroit Public School League in the last 30 years … was 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 … parents are Toni and Mike Weber Sr.
WEBER'S CAREER STATS
WEBER'S 2016 GAME-BY-GAME RUSHING
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WEBER'S 2016 GAME-BY-GAME RECEIVING
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