Wyoming Safety Rome Weber Blessed To Be Back on the Field

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by Keith Kelley–15 Sep ’21

Wyoming junior free safety Rome Weber hadn’t played in a football game since the Arizona Bowl on the final day of 2019. Weber opted out of the 2020 football season, added a new member to his family, then missed the 2021 opener against Montana State. But, Weber made an immediate impact last Saturday in Wyoming’s win over Northern Illinois. He had an interception and a tackle for loss against the Huskies, and says he didn’t feel like he missed a beat getting back into action, as the old saying goes, ‘It was just like riding a bike’.

“Yeah, it really did. Even like practicing and stuff throughout fall camp and everything, that was cool. But being out their on the field was just a different feeling,” said Weber.

Their were questions about the Wyoming secondary entering the season. Not so much with the starters, but moreso the depth in the defensive backfield. Weber feels like they are responding well, and turning into a great unit.

“I have no problem saying that we’re the best in the Mountain West, at all,” said Weber. “We’ve all played together for a while, so we have chemistry. We’re all good with each other. We know what we’re expected to do, and we can hold each other accountable. So I think that plays a big part in that.”

Wyoming hosts Ball State this weekend. Kickoff Saturday is set for 2 pm at War Memorial Stadium.

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