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Grayvold joins national power

June 22, 2012 - Burt Angeli
Norway’s Brady Grayvold has left Northern Michigan University for Division 3 football juggernaut UW-Whitewater.

Grayvold, along with two of his NMU teammates, will be immediately eligible to play.

The decision came after a “very good meeting” with Whitewater head coach Lance Leipold and defensive coordinator Brian Borland.

“Brady was offered the full-time punting duties at NMU but this is a better fit for him in his pursuit of playing defensive back, as well as punting, and competing for a national championship,” explained his father, former Norway High School head football coach Brad Grayvold. “Their facilities are outstanding and their fan support is as well.”

Brady Grayvold was a standout in this April’s NMU spring game, picking off a tipped pass and doing double duty as a punter and kicker.

Whitewater, a member of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, sports some impressive stats:

— A record seven consecutive WIAC championships.

— For the last seven years, Whitewater has also advanced through four rounds of NCAA Division III playoffs to reach the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl, the Division III championship game in Salem, Virginia.

— Whitewater won its first national championship in 2007, and followed with titles in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

— Leipold's five year record at Whitewater is 72-3 overall and 34-1 in conference play.

— The Warhawks' 45-game win streak is the longest active streak at any level of college football, and the streak is the fifth longest in the history of the NCAA.



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