Dan Kremske always had a dream of playing Division I football. But by the end of his senior season at Woodstock High School in the far northwest suburb of Chicago, the 6-foot, 170-pound wide receiver had no Division I offers on the table and was only hearing from Division III coaches.

“I had played football for six years and every summer I was trying to build myself to be the top football player in my area and get myself up to the point I could play Division I,” he says.

“I wasn’t the biggest or fastest guy although my numbers were OK, but I just wasn’t enough of a prospect. The Division III coaches were calling, but I wanted to go to a Division I school. I also had this track thing going, so I decided to give it a shot.”

The only trouble was Kremske’s training for track had only been limited to in-season workouts. A three-year letterman in the 800 and 1600 meters, he had never participated in cross country due to his commitment to football…Read More

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