Athletic Hall of Fame
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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Sep 6 Wisconsin-Parkside 3
Volleyball Bemidji State 3 Houghton, Mich.
Sep 6 (RV) Northern Michigan 1
Football Bemidji State 13 Wayne, Neb.
Sep 6 Wayne State 35
M Golf BSU Invite Day 1 Bemidji, Minn.
Sep 7 Complete/1 of 3
W Soccer Bemidji State 1 Brookings S.D.
Sep 7 South Dakota State 3
M Golf BSU Invite Day 2 Bemidji, Minn.
Sep 8 Complete/1 of 3
W Soccer Bemidji State 3 Crookston, Minn.
Sep 9 Minnesota Crookston 1
Volleyball Bemidji State 0 Sioux Falls, S.D.
Sep 12 Missouri Western 3
Athletics Beaver Pride Luncheon Hampton Inn; Bemidji, Minn.
Sep 12, 12:00 p.m.
Cross Country Randy Smith Invitational Moorhead, Minn.
Sep 12, 4:30 p.m.
Volleyball Bemidji State 0 Sioux Falls, S.D.
Sep 12, 4:30 p.m. Northwest Missouri 3
W Soccer Bemidji State 0 OT
Sep 12, 4:30 p.m. Missouri Western 1
W Golf CU Holiday Inn Invite Day 1 Lake Elmo, Minn.
Sep 13 Complete/8 of 11
Volleyball Bemidji State 2 Sioux Falls, S.D.
Sep 13 South Dakota School of Mines 3
Volleyball Bemidji State 1 Sioux Falls, S.D.
Sep 13 Fort Hays State 3
Football Sioux Falls 52 Bemidji, Minn.
Sep 13 Bemidji State 19
W Golf CU Holiday Inn Invite Day 2 Lake Elmo, Minn.
Sep 14 Complete/8 of 11
W Soccer Bemidji State 2 Maryville, Mo.
Sep 14 Northwest Missouri 0
M Golf UNK Invite Day 1 Axtell, Neb.
Sep 15 Complete/5 of 15
M Golf UNK Invite Day 2 Axtell, Neb.
Sep 16
Volleyball Minnesota Crookston Bemidji, Minn.
Sep 16, 7:00 p.m. Bemidji State
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Sep 18
Volleyball (19) Wayne State Bemidji, Minn.
Sep 19, 7:00 p.m. Bemidji State
W Golf Mustang Invite Day 1 Marshall, Minn.
Sep 20
W Soccer Bemidji State Bismark, N.D.
Sep 20, 11:00 a.m. U-Mary
Volleyball (22) Augustana Bemidji, Minn.
Sep 20, 4:00 p.m. Bemidji State
Football Bemidji State Fayette, Iowa
Sep 20, 6:00 p.m. Upper Iowa
W Golf Mustang Invite Day 2 Marshall, Minn.
Sep 21
M Golf Husky Classic Day 1 St. Cloud, Minn.
Sep 21
W Soccer Bemidji State Minot, N.D.
Sep 21, 1:00 p.m. Minot State
M Golf Husky Classic Day 2 St. Cloud, Minn.
Sep 22
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Sep 23, 7:00 p.m. Bemidji State
W Golf BSU Invitational Bemidji, Minn.
Sep 26
W Soccer Bemidji State Mankato, Minn.
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