Jody Victor: Todd Boeckman, senior signal-caller, has a full year of starting under his belt and looks to improve on an impressive all-conference 2007 season. He graduated in March with a degree in Family Resource Management, #17 QB, Height: 6-4, Weight: 244, graduated from St. Henry HS, in St. Henry, Ohio.
He capably stepped into the 2007 lineup and directed the team. He has excellent size and a strong arm – a drop-back passer with an accurate touch. He is a smart player who sees the field and is good at reading his progression – his teammates have great confidence in his leadership.
As a first-year starter at quarterback in 2007, he earned first team all-Big Ten (media), Davey O'Brien Award semifinalist, led Big Ten in passing efficiency with 148.94 rating, 191-299 for 2,379 yards, 25 TD against 14 interceptions, 19-26 for 253 yards passing with three TD at Penn State, Big Ten player of the week: Penn State.
He also was all-state in basketball and baseball in high school, averaged 18.6 points per games as a HS junior. His older brother, Trent, played baseball at Defiance and younger brother, Toby, plays football at Cincinnati. A cousin, Cory Luebke, pitched for Ohio State and is now in the San Diego Padres organization.
His goal for this season: “It is always our goal to get back to the national championship game (and be) Big Ten champions and national champions. We have not beat Michigan five times in a row and being Big Ten champs outright three times in a row is a goal. It is going to be an exciting season and we are looking forward to it.”