A pair of Freeburg football standouts have announced their plans for the future.
Quarterback Joe Wolf, who established several new passing records at Freeburg, signed a letter of intent to continue his playing career at Quincy College, while linebacker Michael Smith has committed to McKendree.
Wolf (6-foot-2, 205 pounds) completed 63 percent of 215 pass attempts for 1,826 yards and 14 touchdowns, setting five school records and tying another along the way. He set new marks for yards passing in a season, yards in a career (3,591), and career completions (307). In a Week 7 loss to Wesclin, he set the school record for pass completions in a game (30).
His final performance as a member of the Midgets may have been the best of his career, despite the team's loss to Salem. Wolf's 418 yards passing is the new school record and his five scoring strikes of 70, 75, 16, 72 and 15 yards matched yet another Freeburg mark.
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Quincy finished last season with a 3-7 record in NCAA Division II.
Smith, a linebacker, led Freeburg with 70 tackles, including 55 solos. He also recorded one quarterback sack and recovered a fumble.
With a roster thinned out by a rash of injuries, the 6-foot-2, 255-pound linebacker and offensive lineman also was called into short-yard yardage situations as a running back. He rushed 11 times for just 21 yards, but scored five touchdowns.
The Division-II Bearcats finished last season with an 8-2 record.