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Knoch QB Bruggeman picks W. Va. D-II school

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Erica Hilliard | Valley News Dispatch
Knoch football player Dakota Bruggeman.
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Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, 10:08 p.m.
 

Senior Dakota Bruggeman played a number of positions for the Knoch football team over the years. He lined up at wide receiver, played cornerback and even handled the punting duties.

But quarterback always was his favorite, and that's where he saw himself playing in college.

Alderson-Broaddus College was willing to give him that chance, so Bruggeman accepted, giving the school from Phillipi, W.Va., a verbal commitment.

Bruggeman received a few calls from Penn State, and believed a preferred walk-on offer was forthcoming. But that plan fizzled, so he narrowed his choices to Alderson-Broaddus and Concord. Both are Division II schools. D-II Indiana (Pa.) also showed strong interest.

“Penn State said their roster was full,” said Bruggeman, who passed for 1,264 yards and 10 touchdowns last season. “I went down (to Alderson-Broaddus) for a visit and it matches me perfectly. I want to get into nursing and they have the top program in the state.

“I love playing quarterback, and they'll give me the chance to play it.”

The 6-foot-4, 205-pound Bruggeman, who also intercepted five passes for the Knights last season, was a key player on Knoch's WPIAL runner-up in 2011.

Nursing has been an interest of Bruggeman's for some time.

“I like helping people,” he said. “It gives me a good feeling to help someone out.”

Bill Beckner Jr. is the Local Sports Editor of the Valley News Dispatch. He can be reached at bbeckner@tribweb.com.

 

 

 
 


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