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12 DAYS TO KICKOFF: Stanton Weber

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In which BracketCat counts down the 12th day until kickoff with a profile of wide receiver Stanton Weber.

Let's be honest: When it comes to tackling ability, Stanton Weber isn't exactly Ty Zimmerman. But Stan Weber's son has made an impact on special teams, nonetheless.
Let's be honest: When it comes to tackling ability, Stanton Weber isn't exactly Ty Zimmerman. But Stan Weber's son has made an impact on special teams, nonetheless.
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Goal No. 12: NO SELF-LIMITATIONS. Expect more of yourself.

StantonWeber

#12 Stanton Weber
Redshirt Junior
6-0 | 182
Overland Park, Kan.

Bio

Position: Wide Receiver

Previous College: None

Projection: Second-String

Status: On Scholarship

Stanton Jay Weber (b. May 7, 1993) is a walk-on wide receiver with a high motor who has been a key member of the specialty units during the last two seasons. He truly embodies the message of Goal No. 12: No self-limitations.

The son of our very own Stan Weber, everyone's favorite color analyst and former K-State quarterback, saw time in eight games in 2012, mainly on special teams. He recorded a tackle on kickoff coverage against Texas.

Even with that evidence, though, I don't think many could have predicted what came next for Weber, especially after he only caught one pass for 17 yards in the 2013 spring game. For him to end up on the depth chart was amazing.

Although he didn't catch any passes, Weber played several snaps in every game in 2013, mainly on special teams.

He came away with four special teams tackles, including three in the final four regular-season games.

Weber also recovered a fumble on a kickoff against TCU as time expired and earned first-team Academic All-Big 12 honors. He enters 2014 still seeking his first reception, but I think he has an excellent chance to snag one or two.

Stan Jr. lettered two years at Bishop Miege High School under head coach Tim Grunhard, formerly of KU fame, and was a two-time honorable mention Eastern Kansas League player.

He led the team to a 12-2 record and a Kansas 4A State championship as a junior, while the Stags were district champions in his season year.

Weber also was an honorable mention All-Eastern Kansas League performer at defensive back as a junior and senior, and he participated in the Kansas City Metro All-Star Game.

He had 142 tackles in his career as a defensive back and outside linebacker, including 89 as a senior, plus eight tipped passes and four picks. He also lettered in both basketball and baseball.

Weber walked on, redshirted to learn a new position and seemed destined for the scout team. But like so many other walk-ons before him, he has shown that there is no limit to what they can accomplish if they work the hardest.

EDIT: I missed this prior to publication, but apparently Stanton Weber was placed on scholarship some time this summer as a reward for all his hard work. I think that puts to rest whether he has earned the coaches' trust.