A big find for those Black Bears. Benedict Wezel, 6-8, 310 pounds, is inexperienced but has the kind of size not usually seen at Maine.
Sport: University Of Maine Football
Posted: September 7th, 2012 by Tom Nolette
By Mike Lowe
ORONO - Benedict Wezel loved playing soccer while growing up in Berlin. Then one day he and his brother went to watch an NFL Europe game.
"We loved it," he said. "And we kept thinking, 'How can we play if we want to do that?' "
Well, when you're 6-foot-8 and weigh 310 pounds, there's always a chance that football is going to find you. As it was, Wezel found an American football club team to play for in Berlin -- the Berlin Eagles -- and that led to a journey to the United States and eventually, Orono.