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October 6, 2013It's a special honor for a family to have a son or daughter attend one of the service academies. The Bungum family from Southeastern Minnesota is unique in having sons with football scholarships at the Air Force Academy and West Point. Dylan Bungum plays for Air Force, while Brother Adam plays for the point. It will be interesting to see if younger brother Leif follows in his older siblings footsteps when he finishes his high school career. Dean and Shelly Bungum, the boys parents, are very proud of their children's accomplishments and attend as many of all three of their sons games as possible. They have encouraged and supported their children's dreams just as the brothers support one another. Leif Bungum looks up to his older brothers, "I am very proud of my brothers, with what they were able to accomplish in High School, and what they are doing now. It has been awesome for me to be able to watch them compete at such a high level. It is a pretty cool thing for me to be able to talk with my brothers about their experiences and listen to their advice, they have taught me a lot." Dylan is the oldest of the Bungum clan and plays defensive end for Air Force. He has good things to say about Leif, "Leif has always been willing to jump right in there with Adam and me and compete. Even though he will always be the "Little brother" I know he is destined to accomplish big things." Adam also points out some of his brother's strengths, "Leif is very committed to the work ethic and the habits needed to achieve his goals. It is exciting to have a younger brother who looks up to me for advice. I am confident he will realize his goals!" Leif is a freshman at Triton. Dean Bungum, the boys father notes that "Leif is just getting started but is already way ahead of where his brothers were at this point. Both Dylan and Adam were very successful on the track in high school where both of them finished 2nd as seniors in the State in the High Hurdles - where Leif has already competed in the section finals and is expecting a State run this year as a freshman." Leif was invited to attend the NUC Ultimate 100 as an 8th grader. He attended Coach Kill's skill camp this past summer. Both Adam and Dylan watched from the sidelines at the Gopher camp offering encouragement and support to their younger brother. That support extend well past the sidelines. Dylan and Adam were home for the summer and worked Leif hard in the Bungum's garage gym. "Obviously, with Leif growing up around Brothers who were making the trips to Combines and now watching their colligate games has contributed greatly to his expectations and confidence," noted father Dean when talking about the brothers summer time together. This coming November 1st Dean, Shelly, and Leif will be travelling to watch Army play Air Force. "Hopefully both Adam and Dylan are healthy and we get chance to see them on the field together," said Dean when talking about the upcoming visit to Colorado. Leif is having a very good season playing on the Triton High School JV squad. He scored four touchdowns, 1 passing and three rushing, for a 50-14 win in a recent game. Leif also got in some Varsity time recently and contributing a late game score, making the two point conversion as well. Triton High School is located in Dodge Center, Minnesota. Triton was established in 1990 and is called Triton because it included students from Dodge Center, West Concord and Claremont Minnesota. The Triton Cobras participate in Class AA, which includes smaller schools in the Minnesota six Class system. The success of the Bungum brothers on the national scene is particularly impressive with them playing in a smaller school class in a rural setting. It will be very interesting to see if Leif will follow in his older brothers' footsteps and pursue placement at one of the service academies. At 6 foot and 160lbs and with 4 years of High School ball remaining to play, he appears to have many options.