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Name: Sam Udelhofen
School: Potosi High School
Football Honors: Honorable mention all-league performer in the Six Rivers Conference at defensive back as a sophomore ... Missed junior season with a broken leg ... Through six games of the 2022 season, has gained 387 yards and scored six touchdowns as a receiver while helping the coop program at Potosi/Cassville to a 5-1 record under coach Mark Siegert.
Basketball Honors: First-team all-league performer in the Six Rivers West Conference as a junior and second-team all-league performer as a sophomore ... The 5-foot-11 guard enters his senior season with 635 career points ... Averaged 13.4 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists as a junior while helping Potosi to a 17-11 record and WIAA Division 5 sectional appearance under coach Mike Uppena.
Baseball Honors: First-team all-league choice and second-team all-district selection as a junior ... Finished last season with a robust .447 batting average and helped the coop program at Potosi/Cassville to a 17-11 record under coach Tony Leibfried.
Favorite Sport: "Football. The atmosphere is always electric and you only get so many games."
Best Part of High School Sports: "The competitiveness is different than any other level."
Best Advice from a High School Coach: "Every battle is won before it is fought."
Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "Winning the WIAA regional championship game in basketball at Wauzeka my junior season."
Which Person or Persons Have Served as Positive Role Models in Sports For You: "Ben Udelhofen and Alex Udelhofen because of their work ethic."
Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "Always staying active and being competitive."
Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "I do not have as much availability to other activities."
Favorite Opponent: River Ridge
Toughest Individual You’ve Competed Against: "Brayden Crubel of River Ridge."
Favorite Professional Teams: Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Bucks
Favorite Professional Athlete: Devante Smith
Favorite College Teams: Wisconsin, Oregon
Cumulative GPA: 3.84
Most Admired High School Teammate: Ben Udelhofen
College Plans: Study for four years at UW-Platteville
Activities Outside of Sports: FFA, Hunting
Favorite TV show: Midwest Whitetail
Favorite Movie: War Dogs
Favorite Musical Artists: Morgan Wallen
Favorite Subject: Science
Favorite Restaurant: Hu Hot
Favorite Website: Cabelas
Other Family Members: Patrick, father; Wendy, mother; Ben, Alex, brothers.