powered by the Iowa City Press-Citizen & The Des Moines Register
Subscribe via RSS Feed

Iowa nemesis Venric Mark can play fifth season at Northwestern

[ 0 ] January 21, 2014 |

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern says running back Venric Mark has been granted a medical hardship waiver by the Big Ten and is eligible to return for a fifth season in 2014.

The school announced the decision on Tuesday.

Mark, who played as a true freshman in 2010, was limited to three games last season because of injuries. He broke an ankle against Wisconsin on Oct. 12 and missed the remainder of the year.

Mark rushed for 1,366 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior, and he ranks fourth all-time at Northwestern with 4,271 all-purpose yards.

Mark has played well against Iowa. In 2012, he rushed for 162 yards on 16 carries. In 2011, he totaled 142 kickoff return yards on seven returns.

Category: Iowa Hawkeyes Football

About Hawk Central: Hawk Central is a joint operation of the Iowa City Press-Citizen and The Des Moines Register, with offices in Iowa City. Contact us at online@press-citizen.com. View author profile.

Comments closed