Bison-Vikes #1 wrote:Apologize if there is another thread for this but couldn't find one.
I am going to nominate Brent Viger of Edmore, class of 1981, as the most talented, all around athlete I have witnessed over the years.
Brent was 6'-5" and weighed around 235 lbs coming out of high school. Never lifted weights (or very little) until college. He had a vertical jump right around 36". He was drafted out of high school as a pitcher. Threw around 92 mph. Not sure if they had a track program in Edmore, but he was sprinter fast. Was all-state in basketball multiple years and believe they lost in the state championship or semis to eventual undefeated state champs Hillsboro in '81. Pretty sure they made it back to back years. But the one sport that Edmore didn't have and I believe Brent would have dominated, was football. He could have played any position but wonder if he could have went to the bigs as a QB (he did have asthma so maybe not). He carried a 4.0 GPA in college as well and played both college basketball and baseball. He is my nominee. (some people may have more information on Brent so please fill in the holes).
ndlionsfan wrote:Some that come to mind for me....Darin Erstad, Marty MacDonald, Jason Haagenson. All of these guys excelled in multiple sports.
Run4Fun2009 wrote:Roger Maris was a three sport star in high school at Fargo Shanley: (Baseball, Football and Basketball)
HS Football: returned FOUR kickoffs for TDs in ONE game
Recruited to play football at the Univ. of Oklahoma...left after one semester and signed minor league baseball contract with the Cleveland Indians organization.
Major League debut was in 1957 with the Indians..traded to the KC A's in 1958. Traded to the Yankees from the KC A's in 1959.
Famous for 1961 where he out-dueled teammate Mickey Mantle and hit 61 HRs (breaking Babe Ruth's record). Maris played until 1968.
Awards: 7-time All-Star (1959-1962; two games played 1960-1962), 3-time World Series Champ (1961, 1962, 1967), 2-time AL MVP (1960 & 1961)...Gold Glove Award (1960).
His #9 is a retired number for the New York Yankees.
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