Mark Iverson ’89 Inducted 2005


One of the elite offensive lineman in the history of the Gustavus football program, Marc Iverson '89 created huge holes in the opponent's defense from 1985 to 1988. Iverson, a two-time all-conference performer (1987 and 1988), moved into the starting lineup the first game of his collegiate career and proceeded to start 41 consecutive games for the Golden Gusties. He was the anchor of the offensive line on the 1987 team, which is considered one of the most explosive offensive units in the storied history of Gustavus football. The 1987 squad, which won the MIAC title with a perfect 9—0 record, led the MIAC and ranked fifth in Division III with 4,157 yards of total offense for an average of 415.7 yards per game. A very athletic and agile lineman, Iverson used his 6-3, 260 pound frame to help quarterback Dean Kraus shatter the all-time passing and total offense marks at Gustavus as well as help running back Mike Schumacher become the second-leading rusher all-time for the Gusties. During Iverson's four-year career, the Gusties averaged 296.2 yards of total offense per game and 178.2 rushing yards per game, while scoring 126 touchdowns. He was selected by his teammates as the Most Valuable Player for the 1988 season.

Graduating in 1989 with a major in history, Iverson went on to attend William Mitchell College of Law, where he graduated cum laude in 1994. Iverson is currently a vice president and assistant general counsel for Wachovia Corporation in Charlotte, North Carolina. Marc and his wife, Katie (Welbaum '90), live in Charlotte with their three children, Ingrid (7), Annika (5), and Thor (4).