Derek Weisskopf #12 Linebacker
Victor, Iowa / Williamsburg HS
High School Honors
Adidas All-American… Class 3A all-state captain, first-team all-state defensive back, Gazette co-Player of the Year and district MVP as a senior… invited to the Shrine Bowl… first-team all-state as a safety, first-team all-district as a receiver, Gazette Defensive Player of the Year, Des Moines Register Elite Team defense as a junior… second-team all-state, first-team all-district as a sophomore… team captain as a senior… two-time conference player of the year in basketball… first-team all-state, all-area and all-conference (unanimous) in basketball as a junior… all-area, second-team all-state and first-team all-league in basketball as a sophomore.
High School Career
Three-time football letterman seeing time at wide receiver, quarterback, safety, linebacker and punter… Williamsburg was Class 3A state champion in 2023, Class 2A district champions and state runners-up in 2022 and district champions/state playoffs qualifier in 2021… passed for 1,123 yards and 20 touchdowns; rushed 317 yards and two scores; caught 14 passes for 212 yards and four touchdowns; 58.5 tackles, including 50 solo; four interceptions for 89 yards and one touchdown; one fumble recovery; averaged 37.7 yards per punt as a senior… caught 37 passes for 628 yards and 12 touchdowns; amassed 59.5 tackles, including 4.5 for loss; one fumble recovery; six interceptions for 77 yards and a score; averaged 39.4 yards per punt as a junior… caught 32 passes for 372 yards and five scores; had 80 tackles, including 67 solo; three interceptions; one fumble recovery; averaged 38.4 yards per punt as a sophomore… also earned four letters in basketball as a forward and four letters in track and field… three-time conference high jump champion… two-time Class 2A state high jump champion… conference shot put champion and placed second at the state championships as a junior… competed at the Drake Relays (2021-23).
- Born 12/19/2005
- Exercise Science major
- Parents are Brett and Danielle Weisskopf
- High school coach was Curt Ritchie
Assistant Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers