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Tradition • Character • Service

Thursday, February 04, 2010

A Closer Look: LB Jake Weddle

Jake Weddle played most of his high school football in Michigan at Northville High School but made a big move to big-time 4A Texas football before the start of his senior year.

Weddle had a monster year for Frisco Liberty on his way to first team All-State honors:
106 tackles (67 solo), 12 TFL, 8 fumbles caused, 3 INTs, 1.5 sacks, 2 fumbles recovered (1 TD)

He was named Dallas Morning News Defensive Player of the Week following a 49-21 win against cross-town Wakeland HS.

SportsDay defensive football player of the week: Jake Weddle

12:31 AM CST on Monday, November 2, 2009
By MARK DENT / The Dallas Morning News

School: Frisco Liberty

Jake Weddle

Who he is: A 6-2, 220-pound senior linebacker

What he did: In a 49-21 victory against Frisco Wakeland, Weddle made 18 tackles and forced four fumbles for a defense that forced 10 turnovers. One of his forced fumbles came with the score tied, 21-21, and set up Liberty's go-ahead touchdown.

He said it: "We understood how big this game was. This was to clinch the playoffs. We all understood what kind of game it was. We were prepared and knew how to stop them."

Coach said it: "Our defense really had the best game we had all year, and Jake was just awesome. He had a great personal effort. In our district, it's been tough because the offenses are so good." ­ Galen Zimmerman

Did you know? Weddle moved to Texas from Michigan this summer. "I am upset I waited this long to move here. It's exciting. The football is faster. It's better." ... He would like to play college football in Texas. His goal is to get an offer from North Texas.

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