TOM GREEN COUNTY, Texas — Former Angelo State and NFL linebacker Clayton Weishuhn was killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash that occurred just after 7 p.m. Friday approximately four miles northwest of San Angelo.
According to a Texas Department of Public Safety press release, Weishuhn, the only occupant of the vehicle, was traveling northbound on Mikulik Road in a Dodge pickup truck when for unknown reasons the vehicle drifted in the east ditch, before skidding across the roadway into the west ditch, before rolling over into a field.
Weishuhn was 62-years-old.
According to angelosports.com, "Weishuhn played during the most successful era in Ram football as ASU posted a 39-8-1 record during his four years with the program. He was a part of Angelo State teams that made three-straight postseason appearances, the only such streak in school history. As a freshman, he was a member of the ASU football team that won the NAIA national championship, going 14-0, the program’s only undefeated season.
"He ended his playing career as the Rams’ all-time leading tackler with 523 stops. After earning second team All-American honors as a junior, Weishuhn was a consensus first team All-American pick after his senior season in 1981 after setting the school record with 173 tackles. He was named first team All-LSC after each of his three final seasons (1979-81) and was a two-time selection for the J.V. Sikes Award (1980-81) given to the outstanding lineman in the LSC."