EVANSTON, Ill. – Announcing his intentions to a receive medical hardship waiver that would allow him to play a fifth season, Northwestern Wildcats’ Senior running back Venric Mark told reporters that he hasn’t yet had the career-defining injury he has been working towards. “I’ve put in the hours, spent the time in the locker room – but I haven’t been able to put together that all-around spectacular injury everyone’s expected,” said Mark. “I felt like I was about to break through and do it with (the left ankle fracture) this season, but it didn’t quite happen.”
Head coach Pat Fitzgerald confirmed Mark’s commitment to the Wildcats and producing a truly great debilitating injury. “Venric’s always had big dreams,” said Fitzgerald. “He wants to go out there and give the NFL scouts a jaw-dropping injury they’ll never forget.”
“I want to join the likes of Joe Theismann, Sterling Sharpe, and Bo Jackson,” added Mark. “Those are the guys I look up to.”
Additional sources confirmed that in preparation for Mark’s return, Northwestern’s offensive line had begun practicing “just kind of watching” as defensive linemen run by and maul the team’s most valuable players.