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Brandon Wegher
Free agent
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1990-12-09) December 9, 1990 (age 29)
Dakota Dunes, South Dakota
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Sioux City (IA) Bishop Heelan Catholic
College:Morningside
Undrafted:2015
Career history
* Carolina Panthers ( 2015)
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Brandon Wegher (/ˈwɡər/ WAY-ger) (born December 9, 1990) is an American football running back who is currently a free agent.[1] He played college football for one season at the University of Iowa in 2009, rushing for 641 yards and a freshman record eight touchdowns. He also played two seasons at Morningside College in 2013-14, where he was an NAIA national All-American. In 2014, he set a new NAIA national rushing record with 2,610 yards.[2] His younger brother, Jack Wegher, is currently a running back at Purdue University. His father, Rick, played college football at South Dakota State and then professionally in Canada.[3]

Professional careerEdit

Carolina PanthersEdit

After going undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft, Wegher signed with the Panthers. He was inactive for all but one game in 2015.

On February 7, 2016, Wegher's Panthers played in Super Bowl 50. He was inactive for the game.[4] In the game, the Panthers fell to the Denver Broncos by a score of 24–10.[5]

On September 3, 2016, Wegher was waived by the Panthers as part of final roster cuts.[6]

Los Angeles RamsEdit

On December 20, 2016, Wegher was signed to the Rams' practice squad.[7] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Rams on January 3, 2017.[8] On May 3, 2017, he was waived by the Rams.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Brandon Wegher, RB at NFL.com". NFL.com. http://www.nfl.com/player/brandonwegher/2553618/profile.
  2. http://espn.go.com/blog/carolina-panthers/post/_/id/15533/running-back-brandon-wegher-beats-the-odds-and-makes-panthers-roster
  3. http://www.brownwegher.com/rick-wegher/
  4. Jones, Jonathan (February 7, 2016). "No surprises among Carolina Panthers inactives for Super Bowl 50". Charlotte Observer. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nfl/carolina-panthers/article59014748.html. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  5. "Super Bowl 50 - Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers - February 7th, 2016". Pro-Football-Reference.com. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/201602070den.htm. Retrieved September 2, 2017.
  6. Henson, Max. "Panthers trim roster to 53". https://web.archive.org/web/20180103173132/http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Panthers-trim-roster-to-53/e844056a-62ef-4bb1-b1a4-b040a7219771.
  7. "Rams Sign RB Brandon Wegher To Practice Squad". December 20, 2016. http://nfltraderumors.co/rams-sign-rb-brandon-wegher-practice-squad/.
  8. Bain, Nate (January 3, 2017). "Rams Sign Eight Players to Futures Contracts". https://web.archive.org/web/20180618230502/http://www.therams.com/news-and-events/article-1/Rams-Sign-Eight-Players-to-Futures-Contracts/8bca9e4e-5f47-437d-bc14-9afbfc3f2421.
  9. Bate, Brandon (May 3, 2017). "LA Rams Cut Four Players on Wednesday, Sign Former 49er". http://www.turfshowtimes.com/2017/5/3/15537960/la-rams-2017-roster-cuts-four-players-sign-49ers-nt-mike-purcell.
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