With this Northstar Football News recruiting profile, we head to the Northwoods to Bemidji to talk with NFN prospect Will Falldorf who is a running back for the Lumberjacks. We chatted about his season, his recruiting interest at the moment, and what he’s learned about himself as a player this season.
Will Falldorf, Class of 2021 (Junior)
Position: Running Back
High School Program: Bemidji
Get to Know Will Falldorf
Falldorf is 5’10 195 pound running back and defensive back from Bemidji who is a very versatile player. He is versatile in that he can run an A-gap to bursting for outside runs for big gains. Falldorf also runs a 4.5 40 yard dash and runs the field north to south very well and “doesn’t dance” he just makes one cut and gets up field with ease.
Best Parts About Running Back
The two favorite parts Falldorf loves about running back are key to the team game. He said “being a difference maker and making the big plays” are why he loves the running back position.
Although no offers on the table yet, Falldorf has tons of interest from FBS, FCS, and D-2 programs. Falldorf has taken visits to Minnesota, South Dakota State, North Dakota, Minot State, and the hometown Beavers of Bemidji State. He also said he’s been contacted by North Dakota State recently as well.
Improvement from the Off-Season by Falldorf
The Bemidji coaching staff said last season that Falldorf shoudl work on being more physical on his runs after last season. He said “I definitely improved on that this season” he told Northstar Football News.
Will’s uncle is Rohn Stark, a Minnesota native who was a punter who played college football at Florida State and had 16 seasons in the NFL with the Colts, Steelers, Panthers, and Seahawks. He was a part of the Steelers super bowl run in 1995. Rohn taught Will the following, “it doesn’t matter where your from, anything can be done with hard work” as Will knows his uncle is proof to that statement. He also credited Bemidji head coach Troy Hendricks as his other mentor. “He put me on the right path, always had faith in me, and told me what I needed to hear” Will said when talking about his head coach/running backs coach, who played at Minnesota-Moorhead and was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in 1986 as Will’s position, running back. Hendricks is only one of three players ever drafted to the NFL by the Dragons.
Biggest Things Will Learned About Himself This Season
Will learned this season to trust his instincts and play the game at full speed. He said using his speed to his advantage and running hard north to south were key components he learned about his game as a junior at Bemidji. He also found out how huge his game is made for big game situations with his confidence level he has.