The 36th Annual Buddy LaRosa High School Sports Hall of Fame - Rocky Boiman
One of the most electrifying athletes to play football at St. Xavier High School, Rocky Boiman carried that same kind of dynamic play into the college and professional ranks.
Boiman earned six varsity letters for the Bombers – three in football, two in baseball and one in track. At free safety his senior season, Boiman led the 9-3 Bombers with 164 tackles, six pass interceptions for 139 return yards and sported a 26.4 kickoff return average, including two for touchdowns. For his career, he had 330 tackles, 11 interceptions, 15 passes-broken-up,and six touchdowns.
In Boiman’s senior season, he was named Cincinnati Enquirer Division I Player of the Year, Greater Catholic League Player of the Year, and was named All-America by three services. He was a finalist for the LaRosa’s Male MVP Award and a finalist for the “That’s My Boy” Award. He also posted a 3.8 GPA and membership in the National Honor Society.
Boiman was a two-year starter in baseball and was a member of St. Xavier’s 1600-meter relay team that finished second at the Ohio Division I state track meet. Boiman enjoyed a stellar collegiate career at the University of Notre Dame.
In 2002, he was the fourth round draft pick of the Tennessee Titans and went on to play eight seasons in the National Football League with four different teams. He set a Titans’ franchise record for special teams tackles (28).
He played for the Super Bowl champion Indianapolis Colts in 2006, then later with the Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers.
Currently, Boiman resides in Cincinnati and owns and operates the Rocky Boiman Football Academy LLC. He also is a weekly Bengals Nation analyst for WKRC/Channel 12 sports.