Buckeye Bits: Returning starter at quarterback ... veteran who capably stepped into the 2007 lineup and directed the team ... has excellent size and a strong arm ... drop-back passer with an accurate touch, especially on the deep ball ... smart player who sees the field and is good at reading his progression ... teammates have great confidence in his leadership ... earned bachelor’s degree in March.
2007 (Junior): First-year starter at quarterback for the Buckeyes ... first team all-Big Ten (media) ... second team all-Big Ten (Rivals) ... Davey O’Brien Award semifinalist ... led Big Ten in passing efficiency with 148.94 rating ... 191-299 for 2,379 yards ... 25 TD against 14 interceptions ... 11-14 with four TD passes against Northwestern ...18-29 for 209 yards, two TD at Minnesota ...19-26 for 253 yards passing with three TD at Penn State ... offensive player of week: Northwestern, Kent State, Penn State ... Big Ten player of week: Penn State ... Rex Kern award
2006 (Sophomore): Saw action in three games, playing against Cincinnati, Indiana and Northwestern.
2005 (Freshman): Played in three games ... hooked up with Ted Ginn on a 42-yard touchdown against Miami ... also made appearances against Minnesota and Northwestern.
2004 (Redshirt): Seemed a cinch to redshirt and understudy Justin Zwick and Troy Smith, but that changed in week six when Zwick injured his shoulder at Iowa ... was basically the No. 2 QB from that point on... graduated from St. Henry in the spring of 2003 and enrolled at OSU part-time the following fall ... took part in fall drills until classes started and in Fiesta Bowl practice before enrolling full-time Winter Quarter 2004.
High School: Four-year starter who led St. Henry to the Division V state title game as a freshman ... threw for 7,021 yards and 64 touchdowns in his career, including 2,520 yards and 23 touchdowns as a freshman ... coached by father, Tim Boeckman (now the AD at St. Henry) ... also all-state in basketball and baseball ... four-year letterman in basketball and a three-year letterman in baseball ... averaged 18.6 points per game as a junior ... attended same high school that sent Bobby Hoying and Jim Lachey to Ohio State.
Personal: Son of Tim and Denise Boeckman ... older brother, Trent, played baseball at Defiance and younger brother, Toby, plays football at Cincinnati ... a cousin, Cory Luebke, pitched for OSU and is now in the San Diego Padres organization.