Coe's Weymiller gets 'the call' for pro day
Kohawk linebacker/defensive end was late addition to Iowa State's NFL showcase
AMES - Coe second team D3football.com all-American Frank Weymiller wasn’t sure pro day would be for him.
Then a call came at 4:30 p.m. Monday.
Teams had expressed interest in seeing him.
So the defensive lineman from tiny New Albin loaded up his “old, muddy Grand Prix” and headed to Ames for the 9 a.m. workouts.
“Not a lot of pressure; nothing to lose,” said Weymiller, the Iowa Conference defensive player of the year. “I kind of had the idea I might be getting in, but it was getting late. A last second thing.”
Weymiller said teams worked him out at linebacker and liked how he moved after being a down linemen for three years.
“I felt like I did pretty well,” Weymiller said. “It’s hard telling, because nobody knows your times for sure, but I felt like I ran pretty well and I think I got 28 on the bench.”
The Kohawks can point to former standout running back Fred Jackson as one who successfully made the leap from D-III to the NFL.
He’s entering his seventh season with the Buffalo Bills.“He’s obviously made it, so it gives you hope you can make it, too,” Weymiller said.