St. Norbert RB Boockmeier Multi-Talented in Football and Track

By Ryan Rodig |

Published 09/25 2013 08:23PM

Updated 09/26 2013 07:10AM

Whether it's on the ground or through the air, St. Norbert sophomore running back Brad Boockmeier has been getting it done for the Green Knights through three games.

The Green Bay Preble graduate is leading the team with 281 yards rushing,  nine receptions, and five total touchdowns in three games.

"As a running back, especially in our offense I have to be pretty balanced to do everything so I take pride in the fact that I think I can do everything pretty well," Boockmeier said Wednesday.  "I work on every part of my game in the off-season."

That's when he's not busy working on every part of his decathlon game during Track & Field season.  As a freshman, Boockmeier (who also made the Dean's List) finished 8th and earned All-American honors in the decathlon at the DIII National Track & Field Championships, and was the only freshman in the country to do so.

"In high school I was never really outstanding in any single event so I think the fact that it gives me a chance to do all these different events which I'm pretty balanced at," Boockmeier said.  "That's my favorite part about it.  You're required to be a balanced athlete."

"His talent is unbelievable," says fellow Preble alum and senior fullback Tony Ledvina.  "He is probably the best athlete I've ever played with.  I'm excited to see how he progresses through St. Norbert."

So which one does Boockmeier prefer, football or track?

"I honestly could not answer that question because both of them I just have a burning passion for."

For opponents that passion and a plethora of different skills will make Bookmeier hard to beat in the years to come in both sports.

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