Sport

Football

Years Played

1983-86

Year Inducted

2004

Called by one opposing coach as the best defender in the country, he was a dominating presence at the line of scrimmage for NDSU football teams that won the 1983, 1985 and 1986 NCAA Division II championships. The 1986 team went undefeated and the 1984 team was the national runner-up.  The Bison were 47-5-1 and won four North Central Conference championships during that four-year span (12-1, 11-2, 11-2-1 and 13-0) under Bison Hall of Fame coaches Don Morton and Earle Solomonson.

A three-year starter at nose guard, he was third on the NDSU career list for penetrations (30), recorded a team-high 24 solo tackles in 1984, and led the Bison with six sacks in 1985.  A two-time All-North Central Conference pick, he was first-team All-America as senior by Football News and second-team All-America by the Associated Press.

He graduated with a bachelor's degree in construction management.  Before college, he was a five-time letterwinner in wrestling and earned three letters in football and baseball at Spring Lake Park (Minn.) High School.  A two-time all-conference pick in football, he was a member of the 1983 Metro All-Star Football team.  A two-time state wrestling champion at 185 pounds in 1983 and at 167 pounds in 1982, he was Academic All-America on the mat in 1983.

He worked as a project manager in the construction for Carousel Snack Bars (1989-91) and Braun's Fashions, Inc. (1991-95).  He has been with the Target Corporation since 1995 and is currently working as the manager of interior construction (retrofits, special projects, roofing and distribution materials handling systems).  He supervises 74 Target team members.

He currently resides in Victoria, Minn., with his wife, Kim, two daughters, Cady and Mason, and two sons, Lucas and Noah.