Trivia Tuesday: Which Cowboys Player Attended Big Foot High School?

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Trivia answer: Pro Bowl center Travis Frederick attended Big Foot High School in Walworth, Wisconsin.

Big Foot High School is not named for the elusive, mythic, ape-like creature (also known as Sasquatch) that hides in the woods. Instead, the high school is named after Potawatomi Indian Chief Big Foot (Maumksuck). The chief likely earned the name from the fact that he had six toes.

According to the school’s Web site, Chief Big Foot was the last Potawatomi Indian Chief to live in the area before European settlers moved to the Big Foot Lake and re-named it Geneva Lake. The Chief and his tribe were relocated by the U.S. government in the 1830’s after many tribes signed the Treaty of Chicago to avoid war.

The high school’s nickname, though not an official mascot, is the Chiefs and the school colors are scarlet & silver.

Frederick starred on the football team playing both sides of the ball as an offensive lineman and defensive tackle. He was team captain and selected to the all-state team three times. His senior year, Frederick was named Player of the Year by the Wisconsin State Journal as well as the Beloit Daily News.

Frederick also lettered three times in track & field and twice in wrestling.


Author: Kristi Scales

Kristi Scales

Kristi Scales is the Cowboys' multi-award winning sideline reporter who has covered the Cowboys for 25 seasons.

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