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#80 Jerimiah Wurzbacher
Position: Tight End
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 250
Year: Senior
City/State: Fargo, N.D.
High School: South HS
Experience: 3 Letters
Jerimiah Wurzbacher
Courtesy: NDSU Athletic Media Relations
Release: 08/11/2008

* 2008 Phil Steele’s College Preview All-Missouri Valley

Football Conference second team

* 2007 The Sports Network All-America team H.M.

* 2007 All-Great West Football Conference first team

* 2007 Phil Steele’s College Preview All-Great West

Football Conference second team

* 2006 All-GWFC second team (media)

 

Talented local product who has developed into an outstanding tight end for the Bison ... Has played in all 33 games during career including 22 starts at tight end ... Big target for the quarterback with good hands ... Outstanding size and athletic ability ... Strong, physical blocker ... 2007 SEASON (JUNIOR): Started in all 11 games ... Caught 23 passes for 321 yards and five TDs ... Honorable mention on The Sports Network FCS All-America team ... Named to the All-GWFC first team ... Notched a career-high five receptions for 121 yards including a 75-yard TD catch in the 41-38 win over Sam Houston State (9-15-07) ... Placed third in the discus at the 2008 Summit League Outdoor Track & Field Championships ... Became the first three-sport athlete at NDSU since Donte Pettis competed in track & field, basketball and football in 2002-03 ... 2006 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Started in all 11 games ... Finished with 20 receptions for 246 yards and four touchdowns ... Caught a season-high four passes for 45 yards during the 29-24 win over Ball State (9-23-06) ... Matched that the next week with four receptions for 55 yards and one touchdown in the 17-9 win at Stephen F. Austin (9-30-06) ... Caught a 24-yard scoring pass in the final minute of the first half against the Lumberjacks ... On the receiving end of a Kyle Steffes TD pass in the 28-24 comeback win at UC Davis (11-4-06) ... Turned both catches against No. 9-ranked Cal Poly (11-11-06) into TDs during the 51-14 NDSU win ... Had a season long reception of 38 yards in the season opener vs. Concordia-St. Paul (8-31-06) ... Played for the short-handed NDSU basketball team that was hit by injury late in the season ... 2005 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Handled the long snapping duties and did an outstanding job ... Played in all 11 games ... Credited with a pair of tackles ... 2004 SEASON (REDSHIRT):  Sat out the season as a redshirt in the Bison program ... HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at Fargo South High School for coach Jim Schilling ... First team all-conference and all-state on the gridiron ... Caught 34 passes for 528 yards and four TDs as a senior, and set a school record for career receptions with 64 ... Also played defense where he logged 27 tackles including three QB sacks ... Also competed in basketball and track & field ... All-conference and all-state in track where he has thrown the discus 175-10 and the shot put 53-9 ... Two-time state champ in the discus ... Second team all-state and all-tournament in basketball ... PERSONAL:  Born June 2, 1985 ... Major field of study is business ... Lists sports as his hobbies ... Family includes a sister, Jessica ... Son of Mike and Liz Wurzbacher.

 

Wurzbacher’s Career Bests

Receptions: 5 vs. Sam Houston State, 9-15-07

Receiving Yards: 121 vs. Sam Houston State, 9-15-07

Long Reception: 75 yards vs. Sam Houston State, 9-15-07

TD Receptions: 2 vs. Cal Poly, 11-11-06

 

RECEIVING         G       Rec      Yds      TD       Lg   Rec/G    Avg/C    Avg/G

2005                   11         0           0          0       0      0.0        0.0         0.0

2006                   11        20        246        4      38     1.8      12.3        22.4

2007                   11        23        321        5      75     2.1      14.0        29.2 

Career                 33        43        567        9      75     1.3      13.2        17.2

 

ALL PURPOSE   G     Rush    Rec      PR      KR       IR      Total      Avg/G

2005                  11         0        0          0          0       0          0          0.0

2006                  11         0      246        0          0       0        246      22.4

2007                  11         0      321        0          0       0        321      29.2    

Career                33         0      246        0          0       0        246     11.2

 

SCORING            G        TD     Rush   Pass   Retn   PAT    2PAT    FG    Total     Avg/G

2005                   11         0         0         0       0        0          0          0         0         0.0

2006                   11         4         0         4       0        0          0          0        24        2.2   

2007                   11         5         0         5       0        0          0          0        30        2.7   

Career                 33         9         0         9       0        0          0          0        54        2.5

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