Friday Featured Athlete: Indianapolis Colts Running Back Marlon Mack
Each Friday, Ultimate Autographs will feature one athlete that is part of the Ultimate Autographs lineup. This week's Friday Featured Athlete is current Indianapolis Colts starting RB Marlon Mack.
Marlon Mack attended Booker High School in Sarasota, FL and proved to be a dual-threat on the football field. In his senior year, Marlon Mack rushed for over 1,500 yards and 19 touchdowns on offense and made 100 tackles with 4 interceptions on defense. Marlon Mack received numerous Division-I scholarship offers but eventually decided to commit to the nearby University of South Florida. In just his first game with the USF Bulls, he tied a school record with 275 rushing yards. He would set the USF freshman record with 1,041 rushing yards and found the end zone nine times.
As a sophomore, Marlon Mack started all 12 games for the USF Bulls and rushed for over 1,300 yards with another nine touchdowns. Marlon Mack surpassed Andre Hall's record to be the all-time leading rusher for USF as a junior, compiling nearly 1,200 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns. After a stellar career in Tampa, Marlon Mack declared for the 2017 NFL Draft.
The Indianapolis Colts selected Marlon Mack in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. He became the first running back to be drafted from the University of South Florida.
Marlon Mack fought for playing time behind veterans Frank Gore and Robert Turbin through his rookie season. He would finish his rookie season with 583 yards from scrimmage and four touchdowns.
.@colts #colts #MarlonMack #BigMackAttack and the young well built offensive line are doing great work and so refreshing on Monday Mornings to watch this group grow up so quickly. #BaldysBreakdowns pic.twitter.com/TpNJO6sXXA— Brian Baldinger (@BaldyNFL) October 29, 2018
He would enter the 2018 NFL Season atop the Indianapolis Colts' depth chart but dealt with injuries in the early part of the season. However, Marlon Mack made a thunderous return with 126 rushing yards and two touchdowns in a 37-5 blowout of the Buffalo Bills. Marlon Mack had 132 rushing yards and another two touchdowns the following week against the Oakland Raiders. He became the first Indianapolis Colts running back since Joseph Addai (2007) to record back-to-back 100-yard rushing games. Marlon Mack finished the 2018 NFL season with 908 rushing yards, 103 receiving yards and 10 total touchdowns.
Marlon Mack also set a franchise postseason record with 148 rushing yards and added a touchdown in the Indianapolis Colts' win over division rival Houston Texans in the 2018 NFL Playoffs.
Indianapolis Colts and Marlon Mack fans will have the opportunity to meet the NFL star on May 25 at the Incrediplex in Indianapolis, IN. The Colts RB will be meeting fans and signing autographs. For more information on this Indianapolis Colts autograph signing event, please click here.
(Cover photo via Marlon Mack's IG)