Nebraska Inside linebacker Jacob Weinmaster is stepping away from football for medical reasons. The Loveland, Colorado, native revealed his intentions on his private Twitter account on Thursday. According to the Lincoln Journal Star, Weinmaster wrote “It’s with great sadness that I’m announcing my retirement from football due to medical reasons. I cannot thank you, Coach Frost and Staff, or my teammates enough for giving me the opportunity to pursue a life long dream.” The junior earned a scholarship back in August after having joined the program as a walk-on in 2015. He will be able to remain on scholarship until he graduates.
Weinmaster made 15 total tackles in his career, having played in 22 games. 13 of those 15 tackles came in 2018. Also, Weinmaster’s little brother, Zach Weinmaster, will join Nebraska as a walk-on wide receiver next year, according to Huskeronline.com.
Although the Huskers lost one player on Thursday, they’ve also gained a walk-on commitment from Joshua Wegener, a JUCO offensive lineman from Iowa Western. The 6-foot-2, 280 pound prospect is rated the number one center in junior college by rivals.com. In a twitter post, Wegener announced that he would be enrolling in the fall of 2019.