April 27, 2019

RB Mike Weber Selected by Dallas in 2019 NFL Draft

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Mike Weber, who rushed for 2,676 yards in three seasons with Ohio State, was selected early in the seventh round of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. Weber, the fourth pick of the round and the 218th overall, is the ninth Buckeye to be drafted this year and he is the first Buckeye running back to be drafted since Ezekiel Elliott went No. 4 overall to Dallas, where he has starred, in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Weber red-shirted the 2015 season when Elliott was powering to a second consecutive 1,800-plus yard season on his way to the second most rushing yards in Ohio State history: 3,961. Weber took over in 2017 and was named the Big Ten’s freshman of the year and a freshman All-American after running for 1,096 yards and nine touchdowns.

 

Injuries slowed Weber in 2017, but he still managed to rush for 626 yards and 10 touchdowns. Healthy in 2018, he played in all 13 games and netted 954 yards and five scores for the Big Ten Conference and Rose Bowl champion Buckeyes.

From Detroit, Mich., and Cass Tech, Weber ranks 14th at Ohio State with 2,676 career rushing yards. He scored 24 touchdowns on the ground, plus he caught a total of 54 passes for another 297 yards and one touchdown. He rushed for 100-or-more yards in a game eight times: in 2016 vs. Bowling Green (136), Oklahoma (123), Rutgers (144) and Michigan State (111); in 2017 vs. Michigan State (162) and Illinois (108); and in 2018 vs. Oregon State (a career-high 186) and Michigan State (104).

WEBER’S CAREER RUSHING STATS
YR   G-GS ATT YDS AVG.    TD   LG
2016 13-13   182 1096    6.0       9    52
2017   12-0   101   626    6.2     10    82
2018   13-2   172   954    5.5       5    49
TOT 38-15   455 2676    5.9     24    82

 

WEBER’S CAREER RECEIVING STATS

YR   G-GS REC  YDS  AVG   TD    LG

2016 13-13     23     91     4.0      0     15

2017   12-0     10     94     9.4      0     53

2018   13-2     21   112     5.3      1     15

TOT 38-15     54   297     5.5      1     53