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Nebraska football adds walk-on linebacker Payton Weehler from Iowa

Nebraska football adds walk-on linebacker Payton Weehler from Iowa


Nebraska continued to add to its walk-on class as a linebacker from Iowa announced his commitment Friday.

Payton Weehler — a 6-foot-3, 185-pound standout at Mount Ayr — made his pledge public on social media two days after receiving the opportunity from Nebraska. The 2021 prospect also had reported multiple NAIA offers but posted he would follow his “childhood dream of playing D1 football.”

Weehler made a team-high 55½ tackles (10 for loss) this fall. He also recovered a fumble and made an interception at the Class 1A level — the fourth largest of six Iowa classifications. He also played some quarterback, completing 13 of 26 passes for 259 yards with two touchdowns and a pick. He ran 98 times for 517 yards and seven scores while catching seven passes for 135.

Nebraska continues to be aggressive of late in rounding out its walk-on class ahead of the Dec. 16 early signing period. Many high school seasons, including in Iowa and Nebraska, are completing their fall campaigns this week.

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