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Hagfors started for the Bison in two national championship games and was a three-year starter on North Dakota State teams that produced a combined 35-4 record. Named the Most Valuable Offensive Lineman in the North Central Conference and first-team All-America by the Associated Press after the 1984 season, he captained the 1984 team.

The Bison won the 1983 national title, finished second in 1984 when a Troy University field goal at the final gun nipped NDSU, and lost in the semifinals in 1982 at California-Davis.

Hagfors spearheaded a Bison offensive line that paved the way for the nation's top running game in 1984 when NDSU averaged 334.7 yards per game rushing.

A native of Columbia Heights, Minn., he was an all-state gridder in high school. After receiving a bachelor's degree in business administration from NDSU in 1985, he earned a master's degree in 1992 from Minnesota State-Mankato in business administration.

A board-certified member of the American College of Medical Practice Executives, he is the Administrator/CEO of the Great Falls Clinic in Great Falls, Mont., and co-CEO of MontanaCare, a managed care company serving Central Montana. His wife, Patty, is also an NDSU graduate.