University of Miami Athletics

Mark Fletcher, Jr.


Running Back




225 lbs.




Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

High School

American Heritage





Mark Fletcher, Jr. - Football - University of Miami Athletics

2023 (True Freshman): Enjoyed impressive debut season, leading team in carries and ranking second in rushing yards despite missing three games due to injury…Played in 10 games and had four starts…Posted 514 yards on 105 carries, averaging 4.9 yards per carry in freshman year… Had long run of 54 yards and scored five rushing touchdowns…Led all backs with seven catches out of backfield totaling 62 receiving yards…Posted two 100-yard rushing efforts in regular season…Made collegiate debut in season opener against Miami (Ohio) (Sept. 1), finishing with 76 rushing yards on nine carries, including first touchdown of career…Rushed four times against Texas A&M (Sept. 9)…Had 51 yards on 11 attempts in road win at Temple (Sept. 23)…Scored rushing touchdown in win over Virginia (Oct. 28)…Had 11 attempts totaling 47 yards and added two catches against Cavaliers…Made first start of career and delivered first 100-yard game against one of nation’s top defensive units at NC State (Nov. 4), earning ACC Rookie of the Week honors for performance…Finished with 115 yards on 23 carries …Added three catches totaling 17 yards against Wolfpack…Started at Florida State (Nov. 11) and posted 47 yards on 16 carries…Compiled another dominant performance against Louisville (Nov. 18), totaling career-high 126 rushing yards on 17 attempts with two touchdowns…Had season-long 54-yard run against Cardinals and added season-long 25-yard catch…Scored fifth touchdown of season in regular season finale at Boston College (Nov. 24), rushing for 44 yards on 12 attempts…Started 2023 Bad Boy Mowers Pinstripe Bowl against Rutgers (Dec. 28) and had two carries before exiting to injury.

High School: Consensus four-star recruit by Rivals, 247Sports and ESPN…Checked in as No. 193 overall player nationally by Rivals…Ranked as No. 12 running back in country by Rivals…Listed as No. 243 overall in nation in 247Sports Composite…Checked in as No. 251 overall in ESPN300…Rated as No. 15 running back nationally in 247Sports Composite rankings and ESPN300…Selected to All-American Bowl…Helped American Heritage reach Sunshine State’s 2M finals…Totaled 1,934 yards and 23 touchdowns on the ground in senior season…Tallied 779 rushing yards and scored team-high 13 touchdowns as junior…Tabbed MaxPreps Sophomore All-American second-team pick, Sun Sentinel 5A-1A Offensive Player of the Year and Miami Herald 5A-IND first-team honoree following breakout sophomore campaign…Helped the Patriots capture 5A state title, eclipsing the 100-yard mark rushing in nine of 13 games…Chose Miami over offers from Florida, Ohio State, Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, Michigan, Penn State, Tennessee and USC, among others.