At Navy: Enters the fall listed as the starter at outside linebacker after starting one game there last year ... earned valuable playing time last season ... has good size and speed ... is football smart ... has earned one varsity letter.
2011: Made appearances in 11 games for the Midshipmen, starting one (Western Kentucky) ... part of a Navy defense that forced three Army turnovers and held the Black Knights to just 97 yards on the ground in the second half after giving up 201 in the opening half ... sat out the South Carolina game after sustaining a concussion against Western Kentucky the week prior ... started in place of an injured Jarred Shannon in Navy's road win at Western Kentucky ... turned in a career-high six tackles, including a tackle for a loss of two yards ... sat out most of the second half of the game after sustaining a concussion against the Hilltoppers.
2010: Made his first-career appearance in Navy's win over Louisiana Tech as a member of special teams.
2009: Did not see any varsity action.
High School / Personal: A 2009 graduate of St. Laurence High School, Wetzel was a three-sport standout earning letters in track & field (3), basketball (2) and football (2) ... 2009 Chicago Catholic League Defensive Player of the Year ... First-Team All-Chicago Catholic League selection his senior year ... received All-State Illinois Academic recognition as a senior ... Southtown Star First-Team All-Area pick, as well as Regional News First-Team All-Area selection ... served as editor-in-chief of the school newspaper his senior year ... was a student council rep as a senior ... mother, Bonnie, played basketball and volleyball at Benedictine College ... son of James and Bonnie Wetzel ... majoring in systems engineering (honors) ... carries a 3.89 grade-point average ... has had a 4.0 in three different semesters.