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17 DAYS TO KICKOFF: Weston Hiebert

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In which BracketCat counts down the 17th day until kickoff with a profile of defensive back Weston Hiebert.

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#17 Weston Hiebert
Redshirt Junior
6-0 | 193
Goessel, Kan.

Bio

Position: Defensive Back

Previous College: None

Projection: Special Teams

Status: On Scholarship

Weston Ross Hiebert (b. May 6, 1992) is a walk-on defensive back who redshirted in 2010 and did not see any game action in 2011, but became a major contributor on special teams in 2012.

Hiebert appeared in 12 games, notching seven special teams tackles. He had two stops against Missouri State and Texas Tech, and one apiece against Miami, Kansas and West Virginia.

When he arrived, Hiebert was a nobody. An unheralded walk-on. A faceless, nameless player who shuttles through the program, but hardly ever is noticed by the average K-State fan. Then the 2012 spring game happened.

With one errant decision to end the game by Collin Klein, Hiebert became "that guy who picked off our Heisman candidate to force a spring tie."

The play sent the White defensive unit, which had been picked apart mercilessly by Klein for the entire game, into conniptions. And it was a herald of things to come. Hiebert's mentality in 2012? Fly down the field and crush fools.

Hiebert was a four-year letterman at linebacker for Goessel High School, which won 10 different league, district and bi-district championships during his four years there.

He still holds the Bluebirds' career tackle record with 389, and he also forced 18 fumbles and intercepted nine passes. His highlights can be seen here. He also lettered in basketball and track.