Running Back Venric Mark To Transfer

Northwestern running back Venric Mark.

Northwestern running back Venric Mark.

EVANSTON, Ill. — Senior running back Venric Mark has decided to leave Northwestern University for personal reasons, with a desire to play football this season closer to family.

“Northwestern has been an indescribable experience for me,” said Mark. “It has been my home for four years, and has molded me into the man I am. I’m one class shy of the Northwestern degree I’ve worked so hard for, and I will graduate. I’m devastated to leave my second home, but life is full of challenges and I’ve been presented with another one. Right now this is what is best for me and my family.”

“Today is a difficult day for our football family and, most importantly, for Venric,” said Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald. “We love him, and there is no doubt that we’re going to miss him as both a person and player. But this is unquestionably what is best for Venric and those closest to him.”