Hawk-Item – – Joined program for 2015 spring practice.
2016 – – Listed as second team left tackle following spring practice.
2015 Honors – – Team Leader Award, offense . . . 2015 – – Redshirted.
High school honors – – Named Class 1-A first-team all-state as a senior by Des Moines Register and second-team all-state by Iowa Newspaper Association . . . first-team all-district and All-Northwest Iowa as a senior . . . second-team all-state as a sophomore by Iowa Newspaper Association . . . district MVP and first-team all-district and All-Northwest Iowa as a sophomore . . . Career – – Four-year letterman as offensive lineman and defensive end . . . missed majority of junior season due to injury . . . team captain as a senior . . . team reached state playoffs as a freshman, sophomore and junior . . . recorded 41 tackles as a senior, with six sacks . . . also rushed 23 times for 154 yards and one touchdown and averaged 39 yards on 30 punts . . . collected 16 tackles, including two sacks, in an injury-shortened junior year, along with averaging 34 yards on seven punts . . . recorded 56 tackles, including 16 sacks, and averaged 30 yards on 20 punts as a sophomore . . . collected 21 tackles and two sacks as a freshman, along with three pass receptions for 61 yards . . . also lettered in basketball and track.
Personal – – Born 7/22/96 . . . engineering major . . . parents are Rhonda and Steve Waechter . . . member of National Honor Society . . . academic all-district and all-state as a senior . . . attended same high school as TE Blake Simons . . . high school coach was his father, Steve Waechter.