"It's, well, it's knowing what's important," Weishuhn says. "Not what everybody else might think is important, but what you know is important."
Priorities. When Weishuhn made Division II All-America the people at Angelo State had a hard time locating him. They finally found him on his dad's farm underneath a tractor working on its innards. When he was given the news he said, "Hey, that's good, isn't it?" Then he went back to working on the tractor.
On NFL draft day, when most other prospects were in front of their TVs watching the proceedings on ESPN, Weishuhn was out in the fields. Darryl finally had to run out there to tell him he'd been selected.
Then last season the player strike cost Weishuhn a bundle in unpaid salary. Asked how much, he just ducks his head and says, "Several acres." Clearly, Olan needn't concern himself about Clayton's head getting any bigger. But NFL running backs ought to worry about his neck getting bigger. They could be standing in the way of farmland. And that's not a safe position. Weishuhn still understands "sic 'em."