FAIRBURY – Former Husker Linebacker, Chris Weber had a simple message for students Wednesday: Say No To Drugs.
Weber was at Fairbury Highschool on Wednesday to speak to students about the importance of making good decisions, and saying no to drug use. He used an example from his time as a Husker about how drug use has hurt a former teammates once bright future in the NFL.
Weber told the group of students that at some point in their lives they will be forced to make decisions about doing drugs or alcohol. He stressed the importance of hanging out with the right people.
A few months ago, Weber was finishing a 95-tackle senior season and contemplating his future. Now the Elkhorn product lives in Omaha with his wife. He travels to Lincoln twice a week for one class — anatomy — and works part time in Elkhorn teaching kids basic weightlifting. He’ll graduate in May before heading to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in August.
After speaking, Weber gave the students an opportunity for autographs and pledge to stay drug free. The speaking event at Fairbury Highschool was made possible thanks to a grant from the Fairbury Elks Club, who continues to stress their “Drug Free” message in the community.