Weber to play football at Mayville State
Wadena-Deer Creek senior Wyatt Weber signed a letter of intent to play college football for the Mayville State University Comets football team during the 2014 season.
WDC head football coach Howie Kangas said he is excited to see one of his players move on to the next level.
“Wyatt is one of the physically and mentally toughest kids I ever had an opportunity to be around. It isn’t just his talent that makes him special. He is a role model for hard work in practice. He knows how to be a good teammate. He leads by example. His technique is awesome and he has a great sense of humor,” said Kangas, who’s coached Weber the last two years. Prior to that, Kangas was a longtime football coach at Perham.
Weber was a 5-10 linebacker for the Wolverines. He was named All-Conference his senior year, All-Conference honorable mention his junior year and served as senior co-captain with his good friend, Nick Carlson. In addition to football, Weber is a standout student-athlete in baseball for WDC.
Mayville State defensive line coach Jason Cline said he is looking forward to having Weber join their team because he brings a strong work ethic to the Comet defense.
“I think that the biggest thing that Wyatt will bring to the Comet defense is a true desire to want to get better. From what I have heard about Wyatt and what I have seen, he isn’t afraid to work. There is no work ethic like that of the Midwest athlete! I look for Wyatt to come in and do great things as he takes advantage of our weight program and weight room,” said Cline, who recruited Weber and is a native of Staples.
Weber, who plans to major in biology, said is very excited to play football for the Comets.
“It’s great! I loved playing for Howie and I love playing football. I am excited to be a part of the Mayville State football program,” said Weber, who is the son of Tami Weber.
Mayville State is a member of the NAIA and the North Star Athletic Association.