Dylan Weigel

#40 Dylan Weigel

HT. 6-0
WT. 212
YR. Fr.
HOMETOWN Pickerington, Ohio
PREVIOUS SCHOOL Pickerington North HS

2017 Season

Named to the SoCon Honor Roll … Received SoCon Defensive Player of the Week honors for the week of Sept. 18 (vs. The Citadel) … Started all 11 games for the Blue and Gold … Led the Bucs with 92 tackles (45 solo), while adding 4.5 tackles for loss, one sack, three quarterback hurries, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble … Finished tied for eighth in the SoCon in tackles per game (8.4) and fourth in fumbles recovered (0.18) … Recorded at least one tackle in all 11 games, including four double-digit tackle games … Finished with a season-high 19 tackles against The Citadel (Sept. 16), while totaling 12 tackles each against No. 8 Wofford (Oct. 28) and at Chattanooga (Nov. 18) and finishing with 10 at Furman (Sept. 30) … Totaled three tackles for a loss at Chattanooga … Had a 50-yard fumble return in the win over Mercer, while adding another fumble recovery in the win vs. Robert Morris.

2016 Season

Named Second Team All-SoCon … Started all 11 games for the Buccaneers … Led team in tackles (106) … Ranked 21st among FCS players (second in the SoCon) in total tackles (9.6) and 22nd in FCS in fumble recoveries (tied for fourth in the SoCon) (2) … Recorded double-digit tackles in eight games, including a season-high 12 against Chattanooga (Oct. 1) and Furman (Oct. 15) … Finished with 11 tackles and a fumble recovery in the season-opening win at Kennesaw State on Sept. 3, while adding nine tackles (1.5 TFL) in the win over Western Carolina at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sept. 17 … Posted four straight double-digit tackle games to end the season, including 10 in the win over No. 18 Samford on Nov. 19 … Also posted a fumble recovery against the Bullodgs … Named Bowman Jewelers Defensive Player of the Game vs. Mercer and Impact Play of the Game vs. Samford.

2015 Season

Named Finalist for the STATS FCS Freshman of the Year Award … National FCS leader in solo tackles (79) … Led team with 127 tackles (79 solo/48 assisted) and 10.5 tackles for loss, while posting two fumble recoveries … Registered double-digit tackles in nine of the 11 games played … Finished with 20 tackles against Emory & Henry, marking the most by a freshman FCS player in 2015 … The 20 tackles are ranked second-most by a Buccaneer player … Led the team in tackles eight times … Two-time Bowman Jewelers Defensive Player of the Game recipient (Emory & Herny and Montana State).

Prior to ETSU

Lettered for three varsity seasons at Pickerington North High School … set school records for tackles in a career (389) and season (175) … was a first-team all-conference, all-district, all-metro and all-state selection … was named to the Super 25 team … helped his team to a 30-6 record as a varsity player.


Born June 16, 1995 … son of Bill and Leah Weigel … majoring in biology and minoring in public health … played for high school coach Tom Phillips.