Ohio State Running Back Mike Weber is the Second Freshman to Lose His Black Stripe

By Kevin Harrish on August 15, 2015 at 6:42 pm

Just because a player signs and enrolls at Ohio State does not mean he is a part of the football team. Since Urban Meyer's arrival, black stripes have been placed on the helmets incoming freshmen. They aren't removed until that freshman proves his worth.

Today, running back Mike Weber became the second member of the freshman "Elite '15" class to lose his black stripe. You'll remember Mike Weber's recruitment was perhaps the most intriguing of any member of the 2015 class. All the drama behind him, the Detroit native is now an "official" member of the Ohio State football team.

Here is a video of the black stripe removal via the official Ohio State Football instagram:


Mike Weber was a work today at practice and earned the removal of his black stripe. Welcome to the Buckeyes 20. #ScarletAndGrey #GoBuck

A video posted by The Ohio State Football (@theohiostatefootball) on

Congrats to Mike Weber on the accomplishment.

The Black Stripe Big Board
Name Position Date of Black Stripe Removal
Isaiah Prince OL 8/13/25
Mike Weber RB 8/15/25


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