Weimer positions himself as Middle Park’s star running back
Blake Weimer is an unassuming kid.
The five-foot seven-inch senior doesn’t look like much. On the surface he’s a polite and well-mannered individual, ready to take on his final year as a student at Middle Park High School. That is until he steps foot on the football field, where he becomes a monster and a living nightmare for opposing teams.
Weimer was born in the Denver area and grew up in Fort Lupton, before moving out to Grand County for elementary school. During his time in the county he’s lived in Hot Sulphur Springs, Kremmling, Parshall and Granby.
Football has always been present for the Panthers running back.
“I’ve been playing football since I was in third grade,” said Weimer. “My dad and uncle played in high school and they were both pretty good. So growing up I had a lot of football pushed my way, and that’s how I got into it.”
Weimer says his passion also stems from watching professional football every week, and breaking down how the best players in the world go about their business.
“You get to see the best athletes in the world do what they’re trained to do, and it’s awesome to see how they do it,” he said.
Weimer is a Pittsburgh Steelers fan, and gives his best Le’Veon Bell impersonation every time he hits the field, showcasing his prowess as a runner and receiver.
Last year Weimer rushed for 850 yards on just 165 carries, and added 191 yards receiving on his way to an all-conference selection. He’s on pace for another great year after a stellar performance in the season opener.
Weimer went off in Middle Park’s first game, an 80-50 loss to Aspen. He ran for 205 yards on 21 carries, caught four passes for 65 yards, and added 252 yards on kickoff returns for an unprecedented 522 all purpose yards and 270 yards from scrimmage. He also rushed for seven touchdowns.
The 522 all-purpose yards in a single game ranks third in the CHSSA record book, while the seven rushing touchdowns ranks eighth. Weimer also plays defensive back for the Panthers.
“Going into that game our team has looked the best they have in a few years,” said Weimer. “Everybody did their part really well, so when it came to me doing my part that made it a lot easier.
“Our team is really strong. If we work as a team, and if we work as a family I don’t think anybody in the league can keep up with us.”
Weimer said he has been playing with the other seniors since he was little, and has built a good level of trust with the entire team.
“My favorite part about football is just playing with these guys,” he said. “You’ve got to condition and practice hard. But when it comes down to it during the games you still want to go out and have fun, and playing with these guys is just the best.”
Weimer is a multi-talented athlete. In the winter he wrestles and plays basketball before shifting gears to take on track in the spring.
His favorite subject in school is math, and he said he plans on attending college after graduating this spring. He’s interested in studying biology or marine biology at the university level, but wants to pursue collegiate football as well.
“After high school I’m looking to get in somewhere to go play college ball because it’s been my dream since I was a little baby,” Weimer said. “I would personally just love to go to a decent D2 or D1 school. That’s my dream.”
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