Marist High School senior Colin Bohanek signed his National Letter of Intent during a ceremony on Wednesday, December 18 in the school’s RedHawk Theater. The event confirmed his plans to continue his academic and football career at Eastern Illinois University.
A three-year varsity player, Bohanek, an Oak Lawn Hometown Middle School graduate, amassed 149 solo tackles, 177 assists, 35 tackles for loss, and 7.5 sacks as a linebacker. His 144 combined tackles and assists during his senior season places him at the top of the Marist record books. Bohanek also played running back in short yardage situations and carried for crucial yards. He was named Defensive Co-Player of the Year by the combined East Suburban Catholic Conference and Chicago Catholic League (ESCC/CCL).
While Bohanek boasts impressive stats, he was a critical leader on and off the field by being responsible, committed, and hardworking. “Colin was the unquestioned leader of this year’s team,” Coach Ron Dawczak ’93 said. “He was the engine that drove the defense. He was the player the team looked to when things got difficult.”
Eight other Marist seniors signed in November and more commitments are expected as the school year continues.