[Bumped, but the video plays automatically so we're keeping it off the main page. Click through to watch Iowa recruit Brandon Wegher run fastfastfast.--OPS]
Unfortunately scheduled overlapping the Minnesota game Outback Audition some of you may have missed Hawkeye RB recruit Brandon Wegher playing in his final high school game.
Unfortunately scheduled overlapping the Minnesota game Outback Audition some of you may have missed Hawkeye RB recruit Brandon Wegher playing in his final high school game. His Sioux City Heelan team were in the State Championship game at the dome.
If you weren't lucky enough to set the DVR before you left for the game, YOU NEED TO GET YOUR HANDS ON A COPY OF THE GAME TAPE. DO WHATEVER IT TAKES. Then when the time comes that Shonn Greene announces his plans for next year, you can pop in the tape and see that everything will be alright. In fact after seeing this, and seeing Jewel show a few glimpses this year I'm not worried at all about the future of Hawkeye football. We'll be fine with Hampton and this kid ManBearPig Wegher.
His official line for the game was 241 yards rushing with 4 TDs (his fifth didn't happen because he fumbled on the 1 yard line (too big of bicepts and an improperly inflated ball no doubt)). He also kicked off putting 4 of 5 into the endzone for touchbacks. He also had an interception on defense which he promptly turned into a 100 yard pick 6. I can't wait to see him in Kinnick.
You can see his stats, and highlight videos on his website: www.WegherFootball.com. Look too good to be true? Stats bloated? That's what I thought until I saw this game. He looked like Bo Jackson on Super Tecmo Bowl. The single greatest individual performance I've ever seen in a game on any level ever. This kid is the real deal. Future Big 10 opponents look out.
Some of the best runs from the game aren't on this tape, but it will give you a taste: