A returning starter, who moved from left to right guard during spring ball...Will be pushed for playing time by Mike Nitti...Powerful player who is one of the strongest players on the team...Intelligent and coachable.
2005: Started all 13 games at left guard...Named to the Gateway Conference All-Newcomer team.
Prior to SIU: NJCAA Second-Team All-American at Butler County Community College in 2004...First-team all-conference...Academic All-American...Helped his team to an 11-1 record and Jayhawk Conference championship...Redshirted in 2003.
High School: First-team all-state offensive lineman as a senior...Three-time all-conference performer.
Worth Knowing: Majoring in civil engineering...Full name is James Michael Wegerer....Son of Bob and Karen Wegerer...Father is deceased...Born April 30, 1984, in Colwich, Kan.