Breaking Bread - Brad Nortman

Leading up to Signing Day 2008, Badger Nation will bring you "Breaking Bread" segments with all of Wisconsin's known verbal commitments. Yesterday we interviewed Brad Nortman during half-time of the NFC Championship game.

Badger Nation – Brad, how have you been and what have you been up to since the end of the football season?

Nortman – "I've just been working on my punting with Next Level. Just working on punting drills and trying to stay sharp.

Badger Nation – Do you have anything planned for signing day?

Nortman – "I think we're having something at school. My coach and athletic director are going to be there. I know my family will be there. There's also another person from our school that's going to sign his letter of intent so he'll have all his people there as well."

Badger Nation – What are you most looking forward to about being a member of the Badger football team?

Nortman – "Just the commarodity that the guys have with each other, being a Wisconsin football player is special and an honor. Just part of being part of the Wisconsin tradition is what I'm looking forward to."

Badger Nation - Camp Randall is known as one of the best and toughest atmosphere's in the Big Ten, is there a certain stadium in the Big Ten that your anxious to see first hand?

Nortman – "I think it definitely have to be Ohio State. The Horseshoe is known as one of the toughest places to play in the country. I'd love to go in there and get a win."

Badger Nation – Is there a certain player that's currently on the Badgers roster that you're most looking forward to playing with?

Nortman – "Probably just getting together with Phillip Welch. Kickers and punters do our own thing and we feed off each other. Just trying to bounce things off each other, I'd like to have the same kind of relationship with Welch that Mehlhaff and Debauche had."

Badger Nation – Best video game console.

Nortman – "Definitely Xbox 360.

What's on your IPod right now?

Nortman – "I'm listening to a little bit of everything. John Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Buffett, a lot of older generation rock."

Brookfield Central finished the 2007 season with a 8-3 record. Nortman averaged 39.5 yards per punt. He was named all-conference as a linebacker and as a punter.

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