Yes, There’s Another Bachmeier in Murrieta Valley

Actually, there are two Bachmeier’s playing high school football at Murrieta Valley. If you recognize the name, you’ll know that older brother Hank is the starting quarterback at Boise State University.

Tiger is a 6-2, 180-pound junior wide receiver-defensive back and Bear is a 6-2, 205-pound freshman quarterback. If you want to get technical, a fourth brother – aptly named Cougar – is an 11-year-old learning the quarterback position.

While we’re at it, we should mention that older sister Ella is a track star at the University of Redlands where she is a hurdler.

All five Bachmeier’s are worthy of discussion, but here we focus on the next member of the family that will play college football in the near future. That would be Tiger.

Strong Start

After a sophomore season played in the spring 2021, Bachmeier picked up where he left off in the first game of his junior season. He ended up with five catches, the first three of which all went for touchdowns.

What made the win over Paloma Valley even more special was catching a touchdown from younger brother Bear, who happened to be throwing his first varsity pass.

In the spring, Bachmeier caught 33 passes for 600 yards and six touchdowns. He’s on pace to top that this fall. In Game 2, Tiger added another six catches for 77 yards. He would have been happier if Murrieta Valley would have won. Bachmeier’s team lost to Apple Valley 27-14.

Tiger of All Trades

The Bachmeier family with its five athletes is an intriguing unit. Tiger himself is so much more than just a high school football player (and a very good one at that!). He might be the closest thing to a true Renaissance man that there is among members of the Class of 2023.

In addition to catching passes on Friday nights, Tiger is fluent in Chinese. He plays the guitar. During the spring, Tiger finished the track season as the top sophomore pole vaulter in the state. Tiger cleared 15-3 at the California High School Track & Field Championships.


Having a brother that was a star quarterback in high school who was heavily recruited has helped bring attention to Tiger. Older brother Hank starts at Boise State which, of course, has led to the Broncos reaching out and offering Tiger.

It was actually Arizona State that offered first doing so just ahead of what was supposed to be the 2020 fall season. Boise State followed soon after.

What both schools see in the younger Bachmeier is what viewers can see in the highlight video below. Tiger has a great frame, runs well, understands how to get open, and simply makes plays.

Bachmeier’s most recent offer came this summer from Fresno State, which is coming off a big win over UCLA last week.

Tiger now holds eight offers and there will be plenty more to come. For now, he’ll continue to speak foreign languages, play the six-string, and do what he does best – catch passes on Friday nights. Four games into his junior season, Bachmeier already has 25 receptions for for 478 yards and three scores. There definitely more of those to come too.

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