More than 100 student-athletes participating on Bemidji State football team

Over 100 student athletes are on Bemidji State University’s football roster for the 2014 season under the guidance of head coach Jeff Tesch. Tesch is in his 19th season with the Beavers and has compiled a record of 116-79.

The BSU homecoming game is set for Oct. 18 against Minot State University. Following tradition, if the Beavers win the homecoming game they will take the plunge into Lake Bemidji with Bemidji State President Richard Hanson in celebration.

Bemidji State University is an NCAA Division II institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).

For more information, contact Bemidji State University’s Office of Athletic Media Relations at (218) 755-2763, or visit

Brad Folkestad, director, athletic media relations; (218) 755-4603

Football team players are listed below by hometown
Bemidji |56601| Tanner Dufault, junior, engineering; defensive back
Bemidji |56601| Kyle Fodness, sophomore, social studies education; kicker
Bemidji |56601| Alex Johnson, sophomore, elementary education; offensive line
Bemidji|56601| Evan Olson, senior, sport management; fullback
Bemidji |56601| Brady Schmidt, freshman, business administration; wide receiver
Bemidji |56601| Andrew Street, sophomore, accounting; outside line backer

Alexandria |56308| John Vogeler, freshman, business administration; quarterback
Barnum |55707| Brady Youngberg, freshman, mathematics; offensive line/defensive line
Blackduck |56630| Brad Kusper, freshman, business administration; defensive line
Blackduck |56630| Trey Volk, freshman, elementary education; linebacker
Blaine |55434| Benjamin Johnson, sophomore, physical education; offensive line
Brooklyn Park |55444| Dustin Dowd, senior, criminal justice; offensive line
Brooklyn Park |55443| Rufus Saylee, freshman, general studies; defensive back
Cold Spring |56320|Mac Mueller, sophomore, general studies; defensive back
Deer River |56636| Damon Benham, sophomore, business administration; defensive back
Deer River |56636| Jamison Evans, freshman, business adminstration; outside linebacker
Delano |55328| Wyatt Russek, freshman, biology; offensive line
East Grand Forks |56721| Brock Scheving, freshman, business administration; linebacker
East Grand Forks |56721| Skyper Schroeder, freshman, sport management; offensive line/long snapper
Falcon Heights |55113| Zach Wicker, sophomore, industrial technology; defensive line
Fertile |56540| Charlie Duckstad, freshman, business administration; offensive line
Gatzke |56724| Chris Ostby, junior, sport management; defensive line
Glyndon |56547| Jared Roelofs, senior, business administration; outside linebacker
International Falls |56649| Jakob Ettestad, freshman, general studies; running back
Kennedy |56733| Zach Rynning, sophomore, business administration; wide receiver
Kensington |56343|Colton Blascyk, junior, business administration; inside linebacker
Lakeville |55044| Cristian Garcia, freshman, engineering; defensive back
Lakeville|55044| Alex Hoffman, freshman, business administration; defensive line
Lakeville |55044| Jordan Johnson, sophomore, industrial technology; inside linebacker
Little Falls |56345|Trysten Ross, freshman, criminal justice; linebacker
Little Falls |56345| Matthew Valentine, junior, physical education; offensive line
Maple Grove |55311| Tahi Nomane, freshman, criminal justice; running back
Maplewood || Jacob Kaden, freshman, biology; punter
Moose Lake |55767| Nick Kenemore, senior, business administration; inside linebacker
New Prague |56071| J.J. Reinke, senior, biology; defensive line
Ostego |55024| Isaac Aarerud, freshman, general studies; kicker
Ottertail |56571| Jordan Hein, sophomore, general studies; quarterback
Ottertail |56571| Jessie Hein, sophomore, elementary education; offensive line
Pelican Rapids |56572| Tucker Forsgren, sophomore, exercise science; tight end
Randall |56475| Jalen Wuchko, freshman, accounting; running back/fullback
Red Lake Falls |56750| Luke Newton, freshman, criminal justice; defensive line
Richmond |56365| Brandon Schindler, freshman, industrial technology; offensive life
Roseau |56751| Alex Ziegler, sophomore, physical education; wide receiver
Staples |56479| Blake Petrich, freshman, elementary education; running back
St. Paul |55119| Josh Tismer, sophomore, physical education; inside linebacker
Plymouth |55446| Steele Berg, freshman, exercise science; defensive back
Waconia |55387| Josh Genske, senior, sport management; tight end
Waconia |55387| Zach Sinnen, freshman, physical education; offensive line
Wadena |56482| Jake Krause, freshman, business administration; offensive line
Warren |56762| Jesus Pineda, freshman, general studies; running back

Glendale |85308|Kameel Al-Khouri, sophomore, business administration; defensive back
Scottsdale |84254| Evan Tompkins, freshman; defensive back
Surprise |85388| Jeff Harris, freshman, general studies; outside linebacker

Roseville |95747| Ryan Shields, sophomore, criminal justice; quarterback
Winchester |92596| Dylan Valentine, senior, business administration; defensive back

Norcross |30010| Aaron Alexander, freshman, general studies; defensive back
Stockbridge |30281| Scott Christensen, senior, exercise science; defensive back

Addison |60101| Niko Daniello, freshman, physical education; inside linebacker
Crest Hill |50403| Dexter Taylor Jr., freshman, exercise science; wide receiver
Elburn |60119| Connor Quinn, junior, business administration; outside linebacker
Franklin Park |60131| Dan Kiebler, senior, physical education; defensive line
Hanover Park |60133| Juwaan Richard, sophomore, sport management; wide receiver
Lake in the Hills |60156| Justin Gedaly, freshman, health education; inside linebacker
Morris |60450| Anthonee Monson, freshman, general studies; inside linebacker
Niles |60714| George Sajenko, freshman, general studies; wide receiver
Oak Forest |60452| Tyler Usterbowski, freshman, criminal justice; wide receiver
South Elgin |60177| Brad Birchfield, sophomore, accounting; wide receiver
Streamwood |60107| Blake Holder, sophomore, sociology; wide reveiver

New Jersey
Willingboro |08046| Troy Beckett, senior, sports management; defensive back

North Dakota
Bottineau |58318| Trevor Wettlaufer, freshman, business administration; linebacker
Grand Forks |58201| Sam King, senior, physical education; quarterback
Minot |58701| Alex Yanosko,freshman, business administration; quarterback/defensive back
St. Thomas |58276| Austin Contreras, freshman, exercise science; wide receiver
St. Thomas |58279| Christian Lunde, sophomore, general studies; wide receiver

South Carolina
Lake View |29563| AJ Washington, senior; wide receiver

Rhode Island
Providence |02903| Ralph Biah, junior, business administration; defensive back
Providence |02908| Michael Washington, freshman, social work; running back/kick returner

Cedar Hill |75104| Jonathan Albercrombie, junior, sport management; running back
Plano |75025| Grant Seger, sophomore, engineering; defensive back

Snohomish |98290| Jake Pratt, junior, accounting; wide receiver

Butternut |54514| Chais Wakefield, senior, biology; kicker
Eau Claire |54703| Greg Button, junior, computer science; ouside linebacker
Frederic |54837| Tony Peterson, junior, exercise science; running back
Grantsburg |54840| Colton Tretsven, freshman, industrial technology; offensive line
Green Bay |54304| Bryan Tomaszewski, freshman, industrial technology; defensive back
Hudson |54016| Alex Burgess, freshman, criminal justice; defensive line
Hudson |54016| Jared Johnson, freshman, criminal justice; defensive line
Hudson |54016| Matt Wang, freshman, environmental studies; offensive line
Manitowoc |54220|Adam Shavlik, sophomore, engineering technology; defensive line
New London |54961| Mario Stephens, junior, sport management; defensive line
Osseo |54758|Nick Moore, sophomore, elementary education; offensive line
Park Falls |54552| Josh Hawn, freshman, marketing and communication; wide receiver
Racine |53406| Ryan Toeller, freshman, general studies; wide reciever
River Falls |54022| Eric Wunrow, sophomore, nursing; tight end
Sayner |54560| Mitchell Elbe, sophomore, elementary education ; defensive line
Sun Prairie |53590| Jordan Noskowiak, junior, physical education; wide receiver
Superior |54880| Anthony Valentine, freshman, nursing; outside linebacker
Wausau |54401| Vince Dinkel, sophomore, engineering; wide receiver
Waterford |53185| Jake Wirsching, sophomore, criminal justice; defensive line