Sport

Football

Years Played

1983-86

Year Inducted

2002

One of the greatest running backs to grace the pages of Bison football history, he stepped into a starting role in Game 9 of his freshman year and was one of those rare athletes to start over four seasons. He started in four national championship games and helped the Bison corral three NCAA titles. He was a first-team All-North Central Conference selection as a senior in 1986, also earning earning second team All-America honors by the Football News and honorable mention All-America laurals from the Associated Press that same year.

He ran for 2,837 yards and 30 TDs in four seasons as the featured running back behind Hall of Fame quarterback Jeff Bentrim in the famed backfield that also included James Molstre, leading the Bison in rushing in both the 1985 and 1986 national championship seasons. His rushing total was the second highest in school history when he left and still is ranked high in the NDSU annals. Add in another 1,082 yards in 12 postseason games, and his total of over 3,900 yards and 34 scores is among the top five in NDSU history.

He was the top rusher in NCAA postseason history when his career ended. He had 17 games of over 100 yards including a then-school record 221 yards as a junior against Minnesota State-Mankato in 1985. He averaged nearly seven yards per carry over his career.

Drafted in the 12th round of the National Football League draft after his senior season by the New York Giants, he played with both the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League and the Seattle Seahawks of the NFL in 1987, and he spent the 1988 season on the injured reserve list with the Miami Dolphins.

An outstanding student as well, he was a three-time academic All-North Central Conference selection. One of the best players in South Dakota prep football history at Brookings High School, he was a prep All-American as a senior. He now lives in Fargo and has worked for the last nine years for Wells Fargo Investment and is currently vice president within Private Client Services.