On June 28, Adam Weber, current Denver Bronco and former U of M football star spoke to the North Branch Area High School football players while in town to prepare for the upcoming NFL season. Weber spent the afternoon with the squad talking about what it takes to be successful.
He spoke to the players about the importance of being great in life. He talked of the importance of being a great student and member of a family first, and being a team player regardless of role second.
Weber also talked about the importance of lifting weights and working out as a team, much like a family that stays strong by doing things together.
“The kids got a real kick out of having an NFL player in North Branch,” said NBAPS head football coach Nick Nitti, who coached Weber in high school. “Adam was always a first class student and person first and a great athlete second. He understands that to be great at something it takes extra work and he isn’t afraid to invest that extra work.”
After practice Weber threw passes to players for about 30 minutes. Prior to coming to North Branch, Weber spent the morning working out with Larry Fitzgerald and other NFL players at the University of Minnesota.
The North Branch team elected Weber their honorary captain for that day.