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Al Wolden
Hall of Fame - Athletes
SPORT(S)
Footbal, Track and Field
PLAYED AT BSU
1984-88
YEAR INDUCTED
2011
Al Wolden
Al Wolden graduated from Bemidji State in 1988 with a degree in physical education. While at BSU, he was a four year letter winner in football. A running back, Wolden piled up 3,790 all purpose yards during his career, which included a career-best of 1,452 yards rushing in 1986, which still ranks fourth at BSU all-time. In addition, he scored 37 career touchdowns.  As a senior he was selected All-Conference, All-District 13, All-America and the Bemidji Pioneer College Athlete of the Year.  

Also a three-year letterwinner on the BSU track and field team, Wolden excelled in the high jump and long jump, holding the BSU long jump title for eight years.  

Upon graduation, Wolden continued his football career, signing a free agent contract with the Chicago Bears. The following year, Al signed a free agent contract with the New York Jets, but was released prior to the start of the season.  

Returning to the Bemidji, Minn. area, Wolden began his teaching and coaching career at Cass Lake-Bena High School, where he spent nine years teaching physical education and coaching football, basketball and track and field. His track and field teams participated in the state meet three times during the early 1990s. In 1999, Wolden accepted a position at Red Lake High School, where he continues to teach physical education today.

Wolden resides in Bemidji, Minn. with his wife Jackie and their two young sons Hunter and Tanner.


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W Golf NSIC Spring Championship Day 1 Morton, Minn.
Apr 25 Complete/9 of 12
Track & Field Al Cassell Relays Jamestown, N.D.
Apr 25 Complete
Softball MSU Moorhead 9 F/5
Apr 25 Bemidji State 0
Softball MSU Moorhead 1 Bemidji, Minn.
Apr 25 Bemidji State 0
W Golf NSIC Spring Championship Day 2 Morton, Minn.
Apr 26 Complete/9 of 12
Softball Northern State 2 F/8
Apr 26 Bemidji State 1
Softball Northern State 6 Bemidji, Minn.
Apr 26 Bemidji State 5
Softball Bemidji State 8 Moorhead, Minn.
Apr 27 Concordia-Moorhead 2
Softball Bemidji State 5 Moorhead, Minn.
Apr 27 Concordia-Moorhead 8
Track & Field Cobber Twilight Moorhead, Minn.
Apr 28 Complete
Baseball Bemidji State 5 7 inn.
Apr 29 Southwest Minnesota State 8
Baseball Bemidji State 2 8 inn.
Apr 29 Southwest Minnesota State 12
Baseball U-Mary 1 7 inn.
May 1 Bemidji State 6
Baseball U-Mary 6 Bemidji, Minn.
May 1 Bemidji State 8
Track & Field Masanz Invitational Moorhead, Minn.
May 2 Complete
Baseball U-Mary 4 7 inn.
May 2 Bemidji State 6
Baseball U-Mary 13 Bemidji, Minn.
May 2 Bemidji State 14
Track & Field NSIC Outdoor Championships Sioux Falls, S.D.
May 8
Track & Field NSIC Outdoor Championships Sioux Falls, S.D.
May 9
Track & Field NCAA Diviion II Outdoor Championships Allendale, Mich.
May 21
Track & Field NCAA Diviion II Outdoor Championships Allendale, Mich.
May 22
Track & Field NCAA Diviion II Outdoor Championships Allendale, Mich.
May 23
W Soccer Minnesota Crookston Bemidji, Minn.
Sep 3, 7:30 p.m. Bemidji State
Football Augustana Bemidji, Minn.
Sep 5, 6:00 p.m. Bemidji State
W Soccer Bemidji State Marquette, Mich.
Sep 8, 1:00 p.m. Northern Michigan
W Soccer Missouri Western State Bemidji, Minn.
Sep 11, 3:00 p.m. Bemidji State
Football Bemidji State Marshall, Minn.
Sep 12, 6:00 p.m. SW Minnesota State
W Soccer Northwest Missouri State Bemidji, Minn.
Sep 13, 12:00 p.m. Bemidji State
W Soccer U-Mary Bemidji, Minn.
Sep 19, 1:00 p.m. Bemidji State
Football Winona State Bemidji, Minn.
Sep 19, 6:00 p.m. Bemidji State
W Soccer Minot State Bemidji, Minn.
Sep 20, 1:00 p.m. Bemidji State
W Soccer Minnesota State Bemidji, Minn.
Sep 25, 7:00 p.m. Bemidji State
W Ice Hockey Robert Morris Bemidji, Minn.
Sep 25, 7:07 p.m. Bemidji State
Football Bemidji State St. Paul, Minn.
Sep 26, 12:00 p.m. Concordia-St. Paul
W Ice Hockey Robert Morris Bemidji, Minn.
Sep 26, 4:07 p.m. Bemidji State
W Soccer Concordia-St. Paul Bemidji, Minn.
Sep 27, 1:00 p.m. Bemidji State
W Ice Hockey Bemidji State Burlington, Vt.
Oct 2, 1:00 p.m. Vermont
W Ice Hockey Bemidji State Burlington, Vt.
Oct 3, 1:00 p.m. Vermont