Top 10 Spotlight: Brad Mundt

In March released their Top 10 list of 2004 football prospects in the state of Idaho. Included on that list was Grangeville's own <b>Brad Mundt</b>, a 2-way athlete (RB/DB) who was voted the North Idaho Football Player of the Year as a junior (among several other honors). He's a leader on the basketball and track teams, and would probably be a dominant baseball player too if not for his love of track.<br> <br> This is one Idaho prospect we will be watching closely next year.

Locally grown product and member of Idaho Top 10 Football Prospects for 2004, Grangeville Bulldog stand-out athlete Brad Mundt, received a great honor last week. In Couer d'Alene at the 41st Annual Sports Banquet, Brad was bestowed with the honor of North Idaho Football Player of the Year award. This latest award on his mantle should not overshadow the fact that Brad was also named to the All-Idaho 1st Team and was the Class 2A Offensive Player of the Year for 2002. All that and he's only a junior.

Photo by Mark Vanderwall / Idaho County Free Press
Brad Mundt (44) follows a convoy.
Brad, who has been a 2-year starter for Grangeville High School, amassed 2,214 yards rushing in 2001 alone (as a sophomore), a school record. He reportedly runs between a 4.3 and 4.5 second 40, and "has great hands, and a real instinct for the big play." In the last 2 seasons he has scored 57 touchdowns and rushed for just under 4,000 yards. He has one more season to go and if he stays on pace could break the 6,000 yard mark.

Brad, to put it bluntly, rarely comes off the field. In addition to being an outstanding running back, he returns punts and kick-offs, and is the team's punter (averaging about 35 yards per punt). Defensively, he is the team's leading tackler from his Free Safety position (where he reportedly "loves to hit") with 110 tackles (78 as a sophomore), and has recorded 9 interceptions and 5 fumble recoveries over the past 2 years.

Photo by Mark Vanderwall / Idaho County Free Press
Brad Mundt fights for yards.
Brad is a stand out athlete in a variety of other sports as well. He is the No. 2 guard on the basketball team and averaged 14.7 ppg this season. He runs track, finishing 2nd in state this season in the long jump, and is a member of the 4X100 and 4X200 relay teams.

According to Idaho Free Press Sports Editor Mark Vanderwall, Brad is one of the best baseball players he has ever seen, but doesn't play on the team (summer only) because of his love for track.

It will be interesting to see how Brad does his senior season. Although Grangeville is a small program many of its athletes have a successful history of post high school success, including several who have made it all the way to the NFL.

Could Brad be the next?


Brad Mundt voted North Idaho Football Player of the Year.

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