UMD’s Sullivan ready to follow in Martin’s footsteps as rushing leader

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Exactly three weeks from Thursday the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) football team will kickoff their 2022 season.

While the Bulldogs leading rusher last season in Cazz Martin has since graduated the man right on his heels, Wade Sullivan, is ready to step into his shoes.

Playing 11 games in 2021 Sullivan rushed for 678 yards and six touchdowns, trailing Martin by just 18 yards and one touchdown. Now a graduate student at UMD, Sullivan is also serving as a captain for the Bulldogs’ six running backs.

“To be here for a number of years and know the playbook like the back of my hand, I’m very excited to step into a leadership role and kind of take over that position that Cazz represented very well. I’ll be contacting him throughout the season here too,” Sullivan shared.

Sullivan and the Bulldogs will first put their run game to the test Thursday, September 1 when they host Southwest Minnesota State University for their season and home opener.