YODER – Southeast senior Brady Fullmer signed his letter of intent Wednesday to play football for Chadron State College, continuing his football career after his time for the Cyclones.
“It’s just happiness right now,” Fullmer said after putting pen to paper. “Ever since I was a little kid I’ve always wanted to play college football so this is a big moment for me and my family.”
While on the field for the Cyclones, Fullmer racked up 47.3 passing yards per game, with 378 yards on 25 completions. He averaged 15.1 yards per completion as a senior, finishing the year with one passing touchdown and 12 interceptions. He also had a big impact on the ground, rushing for 42.1 yards per game, which was third among the Cyclones. On his 85 attempts, the senior notched seven touchdowns.
“I’d say my football knowledge is big,” Fullmer said. “I’ve been playing a lot. I started my freshman year – I didn’t get to play much that year, but still – I’ve been playing a lot for four years so that’ll help.”
Fullmer also spent some time on the defensive side of the ball as a senior, recording 2.3 tackles per game, with 14 solo and two assisted tackles on the year, along with three tackles for loss and an interception. He earned all-conference recognition after his senior campaign, one of five Cyclones to earn the honor.
The 6 foot, 2-inch 180-pounder is one of 18 signees for the Eagles, according to their website. He is one of three Wyoming players to ink with Chadron State.
“It just means I get to start over with a new team,” Fullmer said. “It’s like high school but at a different level. It’s getting to create a bond with a new team and continuing to play.”
On top of joining fellow Wyomingans for the Eagles, the Cyclone senior is the not the first Fullmer to don the CSC uniform. Jeff Fullmer, Brady’s father, played football for the Eagles. Fullmer had a link to the Eagles and he watched their games as a youth, but those ties were not the only reason for his selection.
“I really like the coaches. The coaches were a big part of me choosing there,” Fullmer said. “I’ve been to camps there and I’ve been around the coaches a lot. I’m familiar with them and that was another big factor.”
Over the past three years, Southeast has racked up a 15-13 record, reaching the playoffs all three years, including a trip to the semi-finals in 2015. Fullmer is signing on to a program that posted a 6-5 record last season, with a 2-3 record at home and a 4-2 record on the road. The Division II program competes in the Rocky Mountain Conference.
Fullmer hopes to take his skills that he picked up while at Southeast to the college gridiron.
“All of the coaches in general (at Southeast) were always patient with me, especially in my early years and they were always teaching and building on my experience,” Fullmer said. “They were always critiquing me on how to be better.”