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Former Bengals Quarterback Shines for Minnesota State University

Jon Wolf, an Oak Forest High School football star and graduate, led the Minnesota State University Mavericks to the NCAA Division II Football Championship Semifinal this year, falling to Valdosta State 35-19 on Dec. 8.

Former Oak Forest Bengals quarterback Jon Wolf, the son of Alderman Diane and Chuck, had a stellar career for the Bengals. Wolf, a three-year starter with the Bengals, finished his senior year with more than 1,000 yards passing and rushing, along with 21 total touchdowns in 2009 and was named to the IHSA All-State 6A team.

After graduation, Wolf matriculated to Minnesota State University, where he currently is the starting quarterback for the Mavericks. Wolf assumed the role this past spring, after being named the team's most outstanding offensive newcomer as a freshman in 2010, and splitting time at running back, wide receiver and quarterback during his sophomore campaign.

This year, Wolf averaged about 217 yards per game as the Mavericks starting quarterback, leading the team to the NCAA Division II Football Championship Semifinal.

Wolf and the Mavericks hosted Valdosta State at Blakeslee Stadium Dec. 8, where the Mavericks fell 35-19 to the Blazers, ending Minnesota State's record-setting undefeated regular season.

The Mavericks, led by Wolf's 127 yards on the ground and 195 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception through the air, jumped to an early 10-0 lead, before the Blazers stormed back, outscoring Minnesota State 35-9 to end the game.

The loss knocked the Mavericks out of the playoffs and ended the team's season with a 13-1 record, one game short of the national championship game.

Wolf, who will be a senior next season returns next season with  a slew of Mavericks underclassmen, setting up the team for the possibility of another strong season and post-season run.  

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