North senior to play sport at Minnesota-Duluth
Football or track and field?
That was the question Cassius Rohadfox faced when it was time to figure out what sport he wanted to play in college.
The Sheboygan North senior visited the University of Northern Iowa for track, but then realized maybe that was not the sport to continue.
“There’s no physical aspects to it except for lifting and working on your technique,” he said. “The one thing I really love about football is the physicality in it and I knew I’d miss too much.”
So Rohadfox waited to see what football schools would recruit him.
The Army and Navy visited him, Northern Illinois talked with his coach, but Minnesota-Duluth won him over and he signed his letter of intent to play for the Bulldogs last week.
Rohadfox visited the school in January and pretty much decided that was the place for him while talking with his grandfather on the ride home.
He spent more time with his family to figure things out and committed to UMD the following day because of the coaches, players, atmosphere and the professionalism of the program.
“I loved the school, too,” he said.
Rohadfox was the lone Golden Raider to make all-Fox River Classic Conference this past season, as he earned second team as an offensive lineman and honorable mention as a defensive lineman.
He finished with 21 solo tackles, two sacks and seven tackles for a loss, and also made 40 “pancake” blocks on offense.
It was the second straight season Rohadfox made all-conference second team on the offense.
“By far he’s the hardest-working athlete I’ve worked with over the last 10 years,” North coach Joe O’Brien said. “He’s just a remarkable young man.”