Booker High School Alum Contributing to Colts Offense
Nov 07, 2017 06:50PM ● Published by Kevin
Booker High School alumnus Marlon Mack. Photo courtesy of the Indianapolis Colts.
Mack's best week came in Week 5 against the San Francisco 49ers, at home, where he rushed for 91 yards and a touchdown on 9 carries. He also caught a pass for a 2-yard gain. The Colts won that game, 26-23. It was their second win of the season.
A Booker High School alumnus, Mack rushed for 1,527 yards and 19 touchdowns his senior season. He scored a total of 22 touchdowns on offense. In addition to his skills on the offensive side of the ball, he also doubled as a safety. He registered 100 tackles on defense, and intercepted 4 passes. He was a four-star recruit coming out of high school, eventually committing to the University of South Florida, and declining offers from Nebraska, Purdue and Indiana, among others.
One of Mack's major career accomplishments came in 2014 in his first game as a Bull. He tied a school record at the time, rushing for 275 yards. He finished his freshman season posting a school record of 1,041 rushing yards on 202 carries. He scored 9 touchdowns in 12 starts.
According to the NFL's draft scouting profile, Mack's major strength was his ability to shift and change directions with ease, leaving defenders on their toes. He also has historically displayed breakaway speed, able to outrun defenders once he's out in the open. He was most closely compared to former Jacksonville Jaguar and University of Michigan standout Denard Robinson.
Mack and the Colts return home this week to face the Pittsburgh Steelers before their Bye Week. They are 3-6 heading into this week's matchup.