BIG RAPIDS – DJ Greenbay’s three-sport sports career at Big Rapids High School recently came to an end, and it is time to focus on a bright future for college football at Northwood University.
Greenbay had an outstanding track season for the Cardinals.
His season highs were 48 feet, 1½ inches in the shot put and 138-6 in the discus.
He took first place at the conference meeting in the shot put.
“DJ has been an outstanding thrower in the last four seasons and has taken several first places in the course of his throwing career,” said Big Rapids track trainer Mike Selzer.
It’s still a very busy summer for Greenbay.
“I’m training and preparing for my football season,” Greenbay, a two-way lineman for Big Rapids. said.
But he expected Northwood to be on the offensive. Whether he will be a guard or a tackle is not yet certain.
To be successful at the NCAA Division II level, “I just have to put the work in,” he said. “I only train alone in high school.”
Greenbay will report to Northwood soccer camp on August 10th.
Many colleges are Redshirt athletes in their freshman season, but Greenbay is unsure of his status.
“I haven’t spoken to any coach about it,” he said. “But his goal will be to be ready to learn as much as possible and to answer the call whenever it comes.
But this is a very exciting moment for Greenbay right now.
He said he was most looking forward to “continuing to play football and do my education”.
Greenbay was also a key member of a cardinal basketball team that won the Central State Activities Association’s title in the Gold Division.
“Basketball has been really fun this year,” he said.