Coe's Weymiller Gets 'The Call' For Pro Day

By Rob Gray, Reporter

Iowa State linebacker Jake Knott runs the short shuttle during the team's pro day Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at the Bergstrom Indoor Training Facility on the Iowa State campus in Ames. (Brian Ray/The Gazette-KCRG)


By Grant Burkhardt

AMES, Iowa – Coe second team 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.

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