#8 Derek Edholm
|HOMETOWN||Anoka, Minn. (Anoka)|
2008 (So): Earned the starting quarterback role and made starts in 10 games as a sophomore... Completed the season as Bemidji State’s single-season record holder for completions (193) and completion percentage (65.2)... Passed for 2,136 yards on 193 of 296 with five interceptions... His 17 touchdown passes stand as the Beavers’ ninth-best single-season total of all time... Rushed for 195 yards, with a touchdown, to rank third on the team.
Completed a career-best 33 passes on 45 attempts for his first collegiate 300-yard game (319) in a season-opening victory at Minot State (8/28/08)... Connected with George Kadlec for a 36-yard touchdown pass--the first of young QBs career, in the same game... Finished the 2008 season passing for more than 250 yards and leading the Beavers to wins in three of their last four games.... Recorded his first three-TD game versus Minnesota State (10/18/08)... Followed that up with consecutive three-TD outings at nationally-ranked Minnesota Duluth (10/25/08) and versus U-Mary (11/1/08)... Posted a career-long completion in the same game when he connected with Kadlec for an 85-yard touchdown strike... Gained a career-high 66 yards on the ground, which included a 50-yard scamper, at St. Cloud State (10/4/08).
2007 (Fr): Made appearances in five games in a backup role... Stepped into the starting line-up for his first collegiate start at SW Minnesota State (10/27)... Was 11-of-25 for 93 yards with two interceptions for a win in his debut... Also added 41 yards on nine carries.
2006 (RS): Sat out entire 2006 season as a redshirt.
Prior to BSU: Garnered seven letters as a three-sport participant at Anoka High School... Started two seasons under center for the Tornadoes... Led AHS to a 7-1 record and a North Suburban Conference runner-up finish as a junior... Directed the team to a Section 7AAAAA championship in 2005 en route to a trip to the state tournament.
Personal: Derek Thomas Edholm... Born April 19, 1988... Son of Tom and Sharon Edholm... Is undecided on his major.
Completions: 33 at Minot State (8/28/08); Pass Attempts: 45 at Minot State (8/28/08); Passing Yards: 391 vs. Minnesota Duluth (10/24/09)); Long Completion: 85 vs. U-Mary (11/1/08); Passing Touchdowns: 5 at Minnesota, Crookston (10/17/09) and vs. Minnesota Duluth (10/24/09); Interceptions: 2 at SW Minnesota State (10/27/07) and vs. Minnesota State (9/6/08); Rushing Yards: 116 at Minnesota State (9/5/09); Long Rush: 50 at St. Cloud State (10/4/08).