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Patrick Weber
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Patrick Weber

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Arnold, Pa.

High School:
Valley

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 272

Position:
C

Experience:
GR

H.S. Coach:
Ray White


At the 2006 Blue-White game, Patrick Weber was selected the team's sole recipient of the Frank Patrick Memorial Total Commitment Award, which is presented to junior class squad member(s) who consistently follow through with their responsibilities in all facets of the football program and do so in exemplary manner. This includes academic pursuits, off-season preparation, in-season commitment, demeanor and community service. A little more than a year after earning the Patrick Award, Weber received his degree in kinesiology, as he and tailback Rodney Kinlaw became the first of several current squad members to graduate prior to the 2007 season. Weber is a noted hard worker in practice, the weight room and the classroom and is striving toward earning more playing time during his senior season. He earned the long-snapping duties on placements early last season and is determined to maintain that role while challenging A.Q. Shipley for the starting assignment at center this fall. Weber completed his undergraduate degree with a 3.24 grade-point average, which included a 3.86 during the spring semester, and will be a candidate for ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America accolades. He is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree. Weber is one of 13 returning Nittany Lions from Western Pennsylvania.

2006 Senior Season
Weber grabbed ahold of the snapping duties on placements early in the season and effectively served in the critical role. He also was the top reserve at center for much of the year. He was on the field for 80 snaps, with a season-high 19 against Youngstown State. At the Blue-White game, he was presented the Frank Patrick Memorial Total Commitment Award, which goes to junior class squad members who consistently follow through with their responsibilities in all facets of the football program and do so in exemplary manner. He earned Academic All-Big Ten accolades for the second consecutive year.

2005 Junior Season
Weber worked at center and guard behind a veteran offensive line that included four senior starters. He made good progress during the season and played in five games, also seeing some action as a long snapper. He was on the field for 56 plays, topped by 28 in the win at Illinois. Weber earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.

2004 Sophomore Season
Weber saw the first action of his collegiate career when he got in for seven plays during the Akron game. He continued to work hard and show improvement, spending the season as the No. 3 center to E.Z. Smith and Lance Antolick.

2003 Freshman Season Redshirt season.

High School
Weber was a four-year letterman for head coach Randy Walters at Valley HS, where he served as captain of the football, basketball and track and field teams. During his senior season, he tallied 32 tackles and four sacks, giving him 80 tackles and eight sacks in his career. He helped Valley win conference football titles in 1999 and 2000. Weber earned numerous honors during his prep career, including Western Pennsylvania Scholar Athlete-of-the-Year for 2002-03. Weber was a second-team Greater Allegheny Conference defensive selection in 2000 and `01 and a first-team honoree as a senior in 2002. On offense, he was a first-team all-conference selection in 2001 and `02. Weber was named to the Valley News Dispatch first-team three consecutive years as an offensive lineman. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and the Valley News Dispatch named Weber as one of District 7's Top 10 linemen in 2002. He was a nominee for the Wendy's High School Heisman and won Valley's Most Valuable Senior-Athlete award. Weber placed third in District 7 in the shot put as a senior and broke the school record with a 53-3 3/4 effort.

Personal
Full name is Patrick William Weber. He has a younger sister, Rachel. His father, William, played football at Indiana State University from 1978-80. Weber earned his degree in kinesiology in May and began working on his master's degree during the summer. He compiled a superlative 3.86 grade-point average during the spring semester to again earn Dean's List recognition. He was selected Academic All-Big Ten in 2005 and '06. Born March 27, 1985 in New Kensington, Pa.

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