December 11, 2008 at 9:37 am

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Football: Torsten Boss

Lowell's Torsten Boss )

Being one of the state's best athletes in two sports is quite an accomplishment.

Lowell's Torsten Boss signed last month to play baseball with Michigan State, but he could've easily earned a football scholarship, too.

"It (football) was in my head," Boss said. "Football was my first love. But I decided on baseball. I signed near the end of the football season and that made it tough."

Boss may be the best football player Lowell's had. During his four-year career, the program went 40-7. He's a four-year starter who played receiver, defensive back and returned kicks.

As a junior, Boss started the first two games at quarterback before suffering an injury that sidelined him two games. Coach Noel Dean moved him back to receiver.

"He missed two games in four years of football," Dean said. "It hurts him not to play football. Many a tear was shed when we sat down and talked about making that decision. He loves them both."

This season, Boss scored touchdowns receiving, rushing, returning kicks and defensively. He led his team in tackles and averaged 23.7 yards on 73 receptions.

Lowell finished the regular season 9-0 and ranked No. 1.

Torsten Boss profile

  • Hobbies: Snowboarding, fishing and hanging out with friends

  • Favorite food: Lasagna (homemade)

  • Favorite color: Blue

  • Favorite TV show: "Family Guy"

  • Favorite class: History

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