If Redwood Valley qualifies for its first state tournament in 13 years this fall, senior Logan Josephson will be an integral reason why. Josephson is a two-way starter for the Cardinals at linebacker and running back. He battled injuries late…
If Redwood Valley qualifies for its first state tournament in 13 years this fall, senior Logan Josephson will be an integral reason why.
Josephson is a two-way starter for the Cardinals at linebacker and running back. He battled injuries late in his junior season, but still earned All-South Central District honors for the second consecutive year averaging more than six yards per carry out of the backfield.
Staying healthy will be a priority for his senior campaign.
“Improving my strength and flexibility and just my overall quickness,” said Josephson about his offseason training. “I want to be the best player I can be.”
The Cardinals have won 16 games the past two seasons – both of which ended with losses in the Section 3AA championship game. Josephson said he hopes to take the team a step further into the Class AA State Tournament.
Redwood Valley coach Matt Lundeen said Josephson possesses great football instincts, particularly on defense. He said the 6-foot, 180-pounder is fully invested in everything he does both on and off the gridiron and is expecting a huge senior season if Josephson can avoid injuries.
“He’s a great example of being committed to school, sports and all that he does,” Lundeen said via email. “Great preparation…he plays great because he practices great.”
Josephson competes in basketball and track for the Cardinals. He qualified for the Class A State Tournament in three events last spring and finished seventh in the long jump.
He said he also enjoys volunteering at youth sports camps as well as his church when his busy schedule allows.
His schedule now includes being recruited to play college football. He’s taken visits to South Dakota State and Minnesota State-Mankato. He added that he’s been in contact with multiple programs around the upper Midwest from the Football Championship Subdivision to Division III.
Josephson does not currently have any scholarship offers. He said he’s being recruited as an athlete by most of the schools.
As far as his academic aspirations are concerned, Josephson said he’s planning to major in civil engineering.
“I'm looking for a place that feels right when I get on campus,” Josephson said. “I want a place that values academics and faith.”