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Mark Weisman | Running Back

Team: Iowa Hawkeyes
Age / DOB:  (22) / 10/28/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 240

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CBS Sports' Dane Brugler appreciates Iowa senior RB Mark Weisman's fullback build and balance as a runner.
The Hawkeyes have lost so many running backs to attrition, injury, and suspension in recent years that their poor fortunate has become an internet meme. Weisman relieved Kirk Ferentz's headaches almost from the moment he stepped onto campus, a poor man's Mike Alstott who won't break into the open field, but also won't get stopped behind the line. "Built like a fullback, he rarely wins with make-you-miss quickness, but he does have the balance, power, and no-nonsense run style that allows him to rack up positive yardage, leading the Hawkeyes with 975 rushing yards in 2013," Brugler wrote. Jul 24 - 4:03 PM
Source: CBS Sports

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Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said senior RB Mark Weisman could be used at fullback this upcoming season.

Iowa has nine RBs on scholarship, and the burly Weisman has already proved he is an exceptional blocker. But the 6-foot, 240-pound senior has led the Hawkeyes in rushing each of the past two seasons, so moving him would also deprive the squad of perhaps it's best runner. "There really hasn't been a discussion at this point," Ferentz said. "Mark Weisman has flexibility being a fullback and running back, but hopefully it's a good problem. Hopefully, it ends up being a crowded position, we'll see. I think it has the potential for that." Weisman has a far better chance of reaching the next level as a primary FB who can also handle the ball.
Apr 13 - 9:34 PM

Iowa junior RB Mark Weisman will likely play against Ohio State this weekend after recovering from a foot injury.

Weisman sat out Iowa's game against Michigan State, and the Hawkeyes failed to generate anything positive on the ground. The junior's return should help, since he is average 104 yards per game.
Source: The Gazette
Wed, Oct 16, 2013 11:13:00 AM

Iowa sophomore RB Mark Weisman has been ruled out for Saturday's game against Purdue.

Weisman is dealing with multiple injuries, including to the ankle and hip. It feels like ages ago when Weisman took the Big Ten by storm, but his seaosn has since been derailed.
Sat, Nov 10, 2012 11:39:00 AM

Iowa sophomore RB Mark Weisman is unlikely to play in Saturday's game against Purdue with multiple injuries.

Weisman is dealing with an ankle and hip injury. The breakthrough sophomore was on a tear for four straight games but has been limited in the last three contest. Expect Damon Bullock to start.
Tue, Nov 6, 2012 02:31:00 PM

Iowa sophomore RB Mark Weisman will likely miss Saturday's game against Iowa with an ankle injury.

Weisman was forced out of the last two games with the same injury. The sophomore revitalized the Hawkeyes offense, but has been severely slowed again witht his ankle injury. Sophomore Damon Bullock is set to return, however.
Tue, Oct 30, 2012 01:05:00 PM

Iowa sophomore RB Mark Weisman left Saturday's game against Northwestern with an apparent hip injury.

Weisman has missed time in recent weeks due to an ankle injury, but this appears unrelated. Damon Bullock started the game and will continue to take the majority of the carries.
Sat, Oct 27, 2012 02:00:00 PM

The Iowa coaching staff is taking a wait-and-see approach with sophomore RB Mark Weisman and his availability for Saturday against Penn State.

The running back recently had an MRI on his sprained ankle but no red flags appeared, so Weisman did light work on Tuesday. Fellow sophomore Damon Bullock has already been ruled out for Saturday, so Iowa would be very weak, once again, at running back if Weisman cannot play.
Source: The Gazette
Wed, Oct 17, 2012 01:39:00 PM

Iowa's top runner, sophomore Mark Weisman, was not listed on the team's depth chart Monday.

Weisman suffered a right ankle injury that forced him out of Saturday's overtime win at Michigan State, so Iowa may go back to rotating oft-injured running backs week to week. Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz has not made an official announcement on Weisman's status.
Source: ESPN
Mon, Oct 15, 2012 05:17:00 PM

In Iowa's last three games, sophomore RB Mark Weisman has rushed for 506 yards and seven touchdowns while averaging over seven yards per carry.

Weisman, a walk-on fullback, has turned the cursed position for Hawkeyes into gold. "We certainly didn’t know in August that he’d be carrying the running load or playing running back for us or carrying the ball," Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz said. "We just kind of stumbled into it. Weisman and the Hawkeyes take on Michigan State this weekend, the back's stiffest test as a starter.
Thu, Oct 11, 2012 01:06:00 PM

Iowa junior RB Mark Weisman rushed for 177 yards on 21 carries, including one touchdown, in Saturday's win over Minnesota.

Iowa may have finally found a running back, and hopefully Weisman remains healthy. The Hawkeyes have been cursed at the position this season, but Weisman, a converted fullback, poured it on today to average 8.4 yards per carry.
Sat, Sep 29, 2012 03:36:00 PM