Tulsa: A three-year letterwinner and two-year starter . . . has played in 31 career games and has 20 career starts . . . 1999 ?? Played and started in nine games at strong guard . . . was an all-WAC honorable mention performer in 1999 . . . missed the San Jose State and Rice games with a knee injury . . . graded over 80 percent in the 10 games in which he played in 1999 . . . had a high grade of 90-percent against Fresno State . . . opened the season with 11 decleators and five roaches against SW Missouri State . . . graded 88-percent with six decleators and three roaches against Texas A&M . . . was a preseason second-team all-WAC selection by Lindy's Football Magazine . . . 1998 ?? Started all 11 games during his sophomore campaign at strong guard . . . graded out at 80-percent or more in 10 games including a 93-percent performance vs. UNLV . . . received Offensive Player of the Game merits twice during the 1998 season, including against San Diego State and SMU. . . made the switch from center to guard in spring 1998 . . . was the Offensive Lineman of the Year . . . 1997 ?? Was one of three true freshmen to earn a letter . . . played in all 11 games . . . saw valuable playing time at offensive center . . . graded over 80-percent in four games . . . had a high grade of 87-percent against Rice . . . also graded 86-percent against both Iowa and SMU . . . Overall ?? Had a solid spring . . . possesses great strength . . . a very aggressive, intense and hard-nosed player . . . a solid run blocker . . . will be counted on to provide senior leadership . . . uses good leverage.
High School: Was a three-year letterwinner at Union High School . . . started three seasons on offense and was a defensive line starter as a junior and senior . . . helped guide his team to a three-year record of 28-8 . . . starred on both the offensive and defensive lines for the 10-2 Redskins in 1996 . . . was credited with 56 career tackles, five sacks and two fumble recoveries . . . tallied 37 stops as a senior . . . was selected as the District 6A-4 Offensive Lineman of the Year . . . earned first-team all-state honors by the Tulsa World and the Daily Oklahoman . . . was a first-team all-conference, all-district and all-metro selection during his senior campaign . . . earned SuperPrep honorable mention All-America accolades as a senior . . . was named to the Oklahoma Coaches Association McDonald?s all-state team as a senior . . . also lettered three years in baseball . . . high school coach was Bill Blankenship.
Personal: Enjoys fishing and playing nintendo . . . lists the Dallas Cowboys as his favorite NFL team and Emmit Smith as his favorite NFL player . . . Where the Red Fern Grows is his favorite book . . . favorite musician is Hank Williams Jr. . . . favorite athlete is pro wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin . . . a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes . . . was named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll as a freshman . . . nickname is Weed . . . majoring in education . . . born John Steven Wiedower on December 28, 1978.
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