The Scouting Report: Made the transition from defense (defensive end) to offense (tight end) during the spring of 2003 and emerged as NU’s starter at the position … Showed he can catch the football, as well as handle his blocking assignments … Coaching staff says he will improve on a weekly basis as he gains more repetitions at the tight end position … Has a great passion for the game.
2003: Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Converted to tight end from defensive end in the off-season ... Totaled nine receptions for 42 yards ... Left the Air Force contest with a sprained knee in the first half ... Came back and played against Miami and caught a pass for 5 yards ... Caught four passes for 17 yards in his first game as a tight end (versus Kansas) ... Two receptions for 12 yards at Duke ... One pass for 1 yard at Ohio State.
2002: Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Backup defensive end who saw action generally between 15 and 30 percent of the time ... Opened season with four tackles at Air Force ... Totaled three tackles, including a 2-yard TFL vs. TCU ... Four hits vs. Duke ... Season-high six tackles (three solos) at Navy ... Five tackles at Penn State.
2001: Appeared in all 11 games, playing reserve defensive end and special teams ... Totaled 14 tackles (10 solos), including one for a loss ... Saw his most extensive action on defense at Duke when he notched a season-high eight tackles, including six solos, and a quarterback hurry ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2000: Played in five games ... Had one tackle.
1999: Did not see any game action.
High School: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel all-area and all-state ... Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Top-15 state prospect ... First-team all-conference as a tight end and defensive end ... Ranked the No. 8 tight end prospect in the Midwest by Rivalnet ... David Flynt National Top 200 player ... Max Emfinger’s National Top 500, top 25 defensive end ... Team captain ... As a senior, had 32 receptions for 515 yards and 11 touchdowns on offense ... On defense, recorded 19 sacks and three fumble recoveries ... As a junior, first-team all-conference at tight end and defensive end ... Had 21 catches for 391 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior, also recorded 17 sacks and three fumble recoveries ... Competed in the Wisconsin All-Star Shrine Bowl ... Lettered six times as a prep (three—football, three—basketball) ... Four-year honor roll member ... High school coach was Dick Basham.
Personal: Born Raymond Frank Bogenrief on 11/29/80 ... Son of Ray and Delores Bogenrief ... Interested in a law career … Economics and political science major.
The Bogenrief File
Q: If you were to have your friends attribute one quality to you, what would it be?
A: Devilishly handsome
Q: If you could reverse one sports call in history, which one would it be?
A: My excessive celebration penalty in the state semifinals in my senior year.
Q: The best thing about NU is...
A: Hoping to go to law school.
Bogenrief's Career Statistics
Year GP ST AT TT TFL/YDS INT PBU FR FF SACK
2001 11 10 4 14 0.5/2 0/0 0 0 0 0.5/2
2002 12 19 18 37 2.0/3 0/0 0 0 1 0/0
TOTALS 23 29 22 51 2.5/5 0/0 0 0 1 0.5/2
Year GP REC YDS AVG TD LNG
2003 13 9 42 4.7 0 9