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Triple Threat Athlete of the Week: Thaddaeus Hoffman, Marquette

02/29/2024, 2:30pm CST
By Mark Miller

The Triple Threat Athlete of the Week is an honor given on to the top senior boys and girls three-sport athletes in the state. Players are recognized each week on WSN, with a boys and girls winner of the Pat Richter Award at the end of the season to the best three-sport athlete of the year.

The Triple Threat Athlete of the Week is presented by the U.S. Marine Corps. The award recognizes student athletes who embody the spirit of teamwork, perseverance, and discipline across multiple sports. The mission of Marine Corps Recruiting Station Milwaukee is to find qualified men and women in Wisconsin and the surrounding area interested in becoming a United States Marine. Marines maintain the legacy of the Marine Corps by winning our nations battles and returning to their communities as quality citizens whether they are active duty or reservist. The coveted title of Marine applies only to those who graduate from the Recruit Depots or Officer Candidate School. RS Milwaukee will provide any qualified man or woman the opportunity to attend the training required to become a Marine - Enlisted or Officer.

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Thaddeus Hoffman of Marquette University

Name: Thaddaeus Hoffman

High School: Marquette

Class: Senior

Football Honors: Two-time team captain and two-time all-Greater Metro Conference selection ... Finished high school career ranked among the top 15 players in school history in receiving yards and top 10 in receiving touchdowns ... Helped Marquette to a 12-2 record and the WIAA Division 1 state championship under coach Keith Klestinski as a senior. 

Basketball Honors: Key player for Marquette squads that won the Greater Metro Conference championship in each of the past two seasons under coach Casey Kowalewski ... A 6-foot-3 forward who currently is averaging 6.4 points and 3.2 points while also leading the Hilltoppers in charges taken. 

Track & Field Honors: Personal manager for Gianni Quintero, the best wheelchair athlete in the state ... Participated in the Greater Metro Conference Meet as a junior in the 200-meter dash. 

Favorite Sport: "Football is my favorite sport. It is the sport I invest the most time in and it has been the sport I've loved ever since I was a kid. Ever since I can remember, I've had a football in my hands."

Best Part of High School Sports: "The best part is my teammates and coaches. They make playing sports more enjoyable and the relationships that we create are very valuable to me and I hope last a long time."

Best Advice from a High School Coach: "I'm constantly reminded to have fun by our head basketball coach, Casey Kowalewski. It's a great reminder to have to help you realize that you are just playing a game, nothing more and nothing less."

Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "It is winning the state championship in football this year. Our team worked so  hard to work toward that goal, and to see us accomplish that goal was surreal."

Which Person or Persons Have Served as Positive Role Models: "My dad has served as a very positive role model for me. The way he carries himself and the way he interacts with others has always been something I've looked up to."

Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "The best part is staying buys year-round and staying athletic in different ways."

Most Difficult Part of Playing Three Sports: "Definitely, time management. It is hard at times to juggle three sports, social life, family and school at the same time."

Favorite Opponent: "Sussex Hamilton. They have very good players and are coached well in many different sports. It is always a good, competitive game when we play them. My favorite memory while playing them is making a 51-yard game-winning field goal to beat them on their Homecoming game."

Toughest Individual You've Competed Against: "Tre Poteat. He's a cornerback at Verona and we played them in a Level 1 playoff game my junior year. I found it very difficult to get open against him, and he pushed me to be better. He is a great player."

Favorite Professional Teams: Green Bay Packers

Favorite Professional Athlete: Davante Adams

Favorite College Teams: Wisconsin Badgers football, North Dakota State soccer

Cumulative GPA: 3.0

Most Admired High School Teammate: "Luke Novotny. He was my quarterback sophomore and junior years on varsity, and he was a great football player but an even better leader. He taught me how to handle a lot of things and I learned to be a leader by following his example."

College Plans: "Still to be determined. I am considering a few different colleges and deciding to play."

Activities Outside of Sports: "I volunteer at Special Olympic events."

Favorite TV Shows: The Office

Favorite Movie: "Any Mission Impossible movie."

Favorite Musical Artists: Drake

Favorite Subject: History

Favorite Restaurant: Soblemans

Favorite Website: Clash of Clans

Other Family Members: Jeff, father; Sarah, mother; Seth, Job and Boaz, brothers; Hannah and Kenya, sisters. 

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