2012 1st-Team Freshman All-American (College Football News)
2012 2nd-Team Freshman All-American (Fox Sports)
2012 Team Freshman of the Year
Returns after an outstanding freshman season that saw him emerge as a big bright spot for the offensive line in what was a challenging year overall ... Acquitted himself in all-star fashion despite being a true freshman, and also displayed impressive leadership on the field and in the lockerroom in addition to his solid play ... Made all 12 starts in 2012 at left guard, but moves to center in 2013, where Tiger coaches feel he's a natural-born leader ... (Last name is pronounced BAY-m).
Was a huge gift to the Tiger coaching staff, as he helped solidify an offensive line decimated with injuries all throughout the season, and was a steadying force at left guard, where he ended up starting all 12 games, despite his true freshman status ... Played well enough to merit 1st-Team Freshman All-American status from College Football News, and he was the only Tiger offensive lineman healthy enough to be able to start every game ... Also took home the team's Freshman of the Year award at the year-end banquet.
One of the top offensive line prospects in the nation who was rated by ESPN as the #2 guard in the country, as well as the No. 42 overall prospect among all players and as the No. 2 prospect in the state of Missouri ... ESPN also rated him as a 1st-Team All-American ... Rivals ranked him as the No. 4 overall prospect at any position in the state of Missouri for 2012 ... Won the Simone Award as a senior, which goes annually to the top prep player in the Kansas City metro area ... Became the first lineman to ever win the prestigious award ... Also took home the Buck Buchanan Award for Outstanding Lineman in the Kansas City area as a junior ... Was a 1st-Team All-State and All-Conference selection for his last three seasons ... Helped lead his team to the 2010 Missouri State Class 5 championship ... Also an accomplished all-around athlete who won state championships in both wrestling (Heavyweight division) and track and field (discus) ... Is believed to be the first athlete in Missouri history to win state titles in football, wrestling and track in the same school year.
Parents - Royce & Teresa Boehm ... Father was his high school coach ... Lists hobbies as all sports ... Plans to major in business at Mizzou ... Chose Mizzou over virtually every major program in the nation, as he had offers from Arkansas, Auburn, Iowa, Kansas State, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Stanford and Wisconsin, among many others ... Said he chose Mizzou because of the family feel to the program with the coaches and team, and that visits to Columbia felt like home.