ABERDEEN, SD (HubCityRadio.com) – On Friday’s edition of “The Sports Hub” David Tukesbrey was joined by the standout student-athlete from Herreid/Selby Area, Brenden Begeman.
He finished his high school career with 2,997 yards on the ground, which is a South Dakota High School record. On his final carry of his career (also at the state championship game v. Hitchcock-Tulare) he set the record. He reminisces on the run that put him in the record books.
Even though the Wolverines didn’t win the state championship, Begeman says it was an incredible year.
Begeman is a 6’2 210lbs dominant athlete that is headed to the D1 ranks of South Dakota State University; but, it wasn’t that long ago he was just 150 pounds and trying to battle for playing time. He credits his brother & some great home cooking for his metamorphosis.
Not only was he a phenomenal football player, but this year he was a state champion in track & field. In Sioux Falls last weekend, he won the shot put over another SDSU commit, Damon Wilkinson.
In South Dakota, small town athletes are almost forced to be a part of multiple teams and not just specialize in one specific sport. The question is, does being a mulit-sport athlete really help you become a potential D1 athlete?
Begeman will head to Brookings on June 11th to start preparing for the 2023 football season.
You can watch/listen to the full conversation HERE: https://www.facebook.com/FoxSportsAberdeen/videos/266985292498339
“The Sports Hub” air Monday – Friday on Fox Sports Aberdeen 1420 & online at HubCityRadio.com.