Dennis Semrau covers prep sports for 100.5 ESPN Madison and ESPNWisconsin.com
Logan Hackl, DeForest High School
Sports: Football, track and field, lacrosse.
Sports highlights: Logan is a two-time letterwinner and a three-year starter at wide receiver and running back. He was also a reserve free safety on defense as a junior. He has been selected as a team captain as a senior. He earned All-Badger North Conference honorable mention honors at running back after rushing for 440 yards and six touchdowns as a junior. He earned all-league second-team honors at wide receiver as a sophomore and also earned the team’s ‘Most Improved’ and ‘Most Valuable Special Teams Player’ awards.
He is a two-time letterwinner in track and field, competing in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, 400- and 800-meter relays and long jump. He qualified for sectionals as a junior in the 400 relay. He also competed in lacrosse as a midfielder as a freshman.
Pre-game ritual or superstition: Listen to the same song before every game.
Cumulative GPA: 3.3.
Favorite subject/class: Culinary.
Favorite teacher: Mrs. Vanderbilt.
Quick quote: “Competing in sports have taught me to work hard, but have fun.”
Three words to describe me are: Funny, sarcastic, smart.
I got my start in sports: I started playing soccer when I was five years old, then flag football and tee-ball.
I wish I could play: Hockey.
My most memorable moments in sports: Scoring a 70-yard touchdown against Waunakee my sophomore year.
I like about high school sports: Competition, friendship and community interactions.
I enjoy playing football because: It’s just a sport I have always loved, and I love the brotherly bonds created on and off the field.
Advice: “Don’t slack off, try your best, and just make the most of high school.
My role models are: Antonio Brown and Tom Cruise.
Most inspirational teammate: Bryce Duffy.
My family includes: My mom, Pam Rolli, and my dog, Champey.
Words to live by: “If you're early, you're on time.. if you're on time, you're late .... if you're late, don't even bother showing up.” – Vince Lombardi.
Favorite athlete: Antonio Brown.
Favorite team: 2008 U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team.
Favorite opponent: Waunakee.
Favorite facility/site to compete in: DMB Stadium in DeForest; Franklin High School.
Favorite movie: ‘Forrest Gump’.
Favorite TV show: ‘Burn Notice’.
Favorite food: Lasagna.
Favorite fast food place and/or restaurant: Texas Roadhouse.
Favorite sport on TV: College football.
Favorite place to visit: St. Louis.
I want to visit: Iceland.
Top three favorite songs: ‘No Hands’; ‘Él Chapo Jr.; ‘If I Ruled the World’.
Primary news source: My phone.
Favorite website: Club penguin.
Radio preset: My Aux.
I drive: A beautiful blue, 2006 Impala.
Dream car: A 1970 Dodge Challenger.
I can’t live without: Water.
I like DeForest High School because: Everyone is awesome.
If I could change anything: My height.
I wish we could play: Hortonville Polar Bears.
I wish I could meet: President Barack Obama.
Dream date: Hot air balloon.
Dream gift: Unlimited gas card.
Preferred brand of shoe: Nike.
My perfect day: Sunny and about 80 degrees out on the boat tubing and just chilling.
I like to read: “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie’.
This and that: Member of DECA freshman year … volunteer work includes St. Olaf’s Church in DeForest, making meals for the National Guard, Meals on Wheels and working at youth football camps … Member of High Honor Roll.
Hobbies: Playing football and hanging with friends.
Post-high school plans: Attend college to study Engineering and possibly play football.
Did you know? I was born in Russia and adopted when I was 14 months and moved to Madison. We moved to DeForest when I was five years old.
Career goal: Have a successful job that I enjoy and may impact the world.