University of Iowa Athletics
RB

#3 Brandon Wegher

Height 5-11
Weight 206 lbs.
Class Fr.
Hometown Dakota Dunes, S.D.
High School Bishop Heelan

Hawk-Item – – Set Iowa freshman record with eight rushing touchdowns . . . ranks third in rushing yards (641) among Iowa freshmen and fourth in all-purpose yards (967) . . . for all games, tied for eighth in the Big Ten in scoring (4.0) and ranked 10th in rushing yards (53.4) . . . one of three true freshmen to see action in 2009 . . . recorded first 100-yard rushing game in second game of career (15-101-1 TD) at Iowa State and had career-bests (25-118-3 TDs) in win over Indiana in first career start.

2010 – – Listed as second team running back following spring practice.

2009 Honors – – Next Man In Award, Offense. 2009 – – Saw action in 12 games, with two starts . . . first action of career in 17-16 win over Northern Iowa, recording one assisted tackle on special teams . . . saw action in 35-3 win at Iowa State as offense gained 426 yards total offense . . . led rushing attack with 15 attempts for 101 yards and one touchdown at ISU . . . first career score came on one-yard run in the third period . . . also had two pass receptions for 17 yards at ISU . . . saw action in 27-17 win over Arizona as offense maintained 37:56 in time of possession . . . rushed 17 times for 46 yards vs. Arizona, scoring final Iowa touchdown on a one-yard run . . . also had two pass receptions for seven yards . . . saw action in 21-10 win at Penn State . . . rushed 14 times for 73 yards at Penn State, with a career-best 28 yard run . . . also had career-best 25-yard KO return . . . saw action in 24-21 win over Arkansas State as offense gained 420 yards total offense . . . rushed 11 times for 49 yards and had two pass receptions for 12 yards . . . saw action at running back in 30-28 win over Michigan . . . gained 21 yards on 13 carries and had two receptions for 12 yards vs. Wolverines . . . scored second period touchdown on a one-yard run . . . also had two KO returns for 57 yards, including a season-best 34-yard return . . . saw action at running back in 20-10 win at Wisconsin . . . had one yard rushing and two pass receptions vs. Badgers . . . also had 57 yards on two KO returns, including 39-yard return to start the game . . . saw action at running back in 15-13 win at Michigan State . . . rushed six times for 30 yards vs. MSU . . . also had one reception for 23 yards and 36 yards on two KO returns . . . 23-yard reception led to field goal in second period and is career-long . . . started at running back in 42-24 win over Indiana as offense gained 480 yards total offense . . . led rushing attacking with career-best of 25 carries for 118 yards and three touchdowns . . . scored on four-yard run in first half . . . added touchdown runs of six and 27 yards in fourth period as Iowa pulled away for the win . . . also had one reception for eight yards . . . started at running back in 17-10 loss to Northwestern . . . rushed 19 times for 63 yards vs. Wildcats and had 14 yards on one reception . . . had 66-yard scoring run called back due to penalty . . . did not see action in 27-24 overtime loss at Ohio State due to injury . . . saw action in 12-0 win over Minnesota . . . rushed 15 times for 26 yards vs. Gophers, with a one-yard scoring run in the second period . . . saw action at running back in 24-14 Orange Bowl win over Georgia Tech as offense gained 403 yards total offense . . . led team with 16 carries for 113 yards and one touchdown vs. Georgia Tech, surpassing 100 yards for third time . . . 32-yard touchdown run in fourth quarter sealed Iowa win and was his longest run from scrimmage . . . also had two KO returns for 39 yards.

High school honors – – 2008 EA SPORTS second team all-American running back… three time all-state selection, including elite all-state pick as a junior and senior… named captain of the Iowa Class 3A all-state team as a senior… three-time all-district selection and was named captain of all-district team twice… named MVP of the Class 3A state championship game… led team to state championship in 2008. Career – – Rushed for 6,825 yards on 792 carries with 105 touchdowns, including 3,238 yards on 362 carries with 54 touchdowns as a senior… added 50 catches for 837 yards and four touchdowns… also had 87 tackles, nine interceptions, 18 passes defended and three sacks… served as the team[apos]s kicker, connecting on 5-9 field goals, including two from over 40 yards and 90-98 PAT’s… holds every school rushing and scoring school record… team captain as a senior… also lettered in track.

Personal – – Born 12/9/90… Open major… parents are Cathy and Rick Wegher… high school coach: Roger Jansen.

Career Rushing Bests
Attempts: 25 vs. Indiana, 10/31/09

Yards:  118 vs. Indiana, 10/31/09
Touchdowns:  3 vs. Indiana, 10/31/09
Long:  32 vs. Georgia Tech, 1/05/10
100-yard Games:  3, last vs. Georgia Tech, 1/05/10

Career Receiving Bests
Catches: 2, five times, last at Wisconsin, 10/17/09

Yards:  19 at Wisconsin, 10/17/09
Long: 23 at Michigan State, 10/24/09

Career KO Return Bests
Returns:  2, four times, last vs. GA Tech, 1/05/10

Yards:  57, twice, last at Wisconsin, 10/17/09
Long:  39 vs. Wisconsin, 10/17/09

Career Statistics

Rushing No. Yds. Avg. TD Lng
Freshman 162 641 4.0 8 32
Receiving No. Yds. Avg. TD Lng
Freshman 13 112 8.6 0 23
KO Returns No. Yds. Avg. TD Lng
Freshman 9 214 23.8 0 39