Coe's Weymiller gets 'the call' for pro day

Kohawk linebacker/defensive end was late addition to Iowa State's NFL showcase

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March 28, 2014 | 1:16 pm

AMES - 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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