Maturing into a leader: Carrying the load is nothing new for Bison football defensive lineman Gratzek

December 9, 2010 at 6:00 pm in INFORUM

Before football entered his popularity picture, Matthew Gratzek was known around Argyle, Minn., as one of the kids who would sell pumpkins, corn and potatoes in the community. It was the farm kid version of a Kool-Aid stand.
They planted the seeds, nourished the growth and saw it through to the consumer. Maturity, it seems, has followed the North Dakota State defensive lineman his entire life.
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