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Mark Vlasic

Hometown:
Monaca, PA

High School:
Center HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 206

Position:
Quarterback

Birthdate:
10/25/1963

1986 - -One of five team captains...academic all-Big Ten selection...played in the Japan Bowl...posted 5-2 record as the starting quarterback in '86...third in the conference (fifth nationally) in pass efficiency...sixth in Big Ten total offense...came off the bench at Minnesota to bring the Hawkeyes back from a 17-0 halftime deficit...completed 16 of 21 passes for 199 yards and one touchdown...drove the team 51 yards in 1:02 (with no timeouts) to set up the game-winning FG...the Hawkeyes' offensive player of the week vs. the Gophers...completed 15 of 28 passes for 222 yards and two TDs in Holiday Bowl win over San Diego State...selected game MVP for the bowl game...the NCAA's No. 1 rated passer before being sidelined by a shoulder injury...missed the Michigan State, Wisconsin, and Purdue games...completed 13 of 25 for 201 vs. Northwestern in first start after his injury...hooked up with Quinn Early on a 93-yard TD pass, at the time the longest scoring throw in Iowa history, against the Wildcats...completed 15 of 25 for 286 yards and two TDs in season opener against Iowa State...came off the bench at Michigan and completed all five of his passes for 68 yards and one TD...hit on nine of 18 for 123 yards and two touchdowns vs. Northern Illinois...completed nine of 12 for 135 yards and a pair of TDs in one half of the UTEP game...completed 18 of 29 passes for 176 yards at Illinois...1985 - -Backup to all-America quarterback Chuck Long...holder on field goals and PATs...completed 16 of 31 passes for 314 yards and three TDs...passed for 114 yards against Iowa State...connected on four of six for 76 yards vs. Drake and followed that with 77 yards vs. Northern Illinois...season-high 11 passes vs. Illinois...had a 31-yard TD vs. Drake, a 16-yard touchdown against Northern Illinois and a 25-yard touchdown toss vs. Iowa State...1984 - -Finished with nine completions in 21 attempts for 164 yards...started vs. Michigan State and completed three of nine passes for 33 yards...at Purdue he connected on three of seven passes for 69 yards including a 54-yarder...hit on two of three vs. Iowa State for 54 yards...ran for 22 yards (four carries) vs. Michigan State with a long run of 14 yards...played briefly in the Freedom Bowl (completing his only pass for eight yards) but broke his finger and had to leave the game...1983 - -Made his first collegiate appearance against Minnesota in the regular season finale...completed one of four passes for five yards...Iowa's scout team player of the week vs. Northwestern.

High School honors - -Football and basketball all-stater...all-Midwestern conference for three years in both sports and league MVP in basketball as a senior...holds school records for yards passing and TD passes in a season and career plus most rebounds in a game, season and career.

Passing Com. At. Pct. Yds.-TD Int. TDs
198314.250500
1984921.42916400
19851631.51631403
1986108180.6001,446511
Career134236.5681,939514
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