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First-team All-America offensive guard for North Dakota State on the 1983 NCAA Division II national championship squad. Three-year starter at offensive tackle and offensive guard. Earned All-NCC honors in 1982 and 1983. Named to both the 1983 Kodak and Associated Press All-America first teams. Served as a student assistant and volunteer assistant coach at NDSU following his playing days. Whetstone was diagnosed with cancer in March of 1988, and passed away three days after NDSU’s national championship victory over Portland State in December, a game that was dedicated to him. Whetstone taped an inspirational message prior to his death on the meaning of Bison Pride and that tape was played to the Bison football team prior to the 1988 national title game.