#12 Lance Rongstad
|HOMETOWN||Eleva, Wis. (Eleva-Strum Central)|
2012 (Sr): Captain.
2011 (Jr): Rongstad stepped into the starting quarterback role in 2011 and earned All-NSIC Honorable Mention honors... Finished the season 117-for-211 (55.5%) with 1,286 yards and eight touchdowns through the air... Averaged 116.9 yards per game and posted a 113.5 efficiency rating... Threw for 200 or more yards twice... Racked-up 809 yards and 10 rushing touchdowns on the ground to lead the team in both categories... Averaged 73.5 yards per game and 6.9 yards per carry... Rushed for more than 100 yards twice.. Ranked seventh in the NSIC in total offense with 190.5 yards per game... Totaled a team-best 60 points... Finished with 2,095 total offensive yards to rank eighth on BSU’s single season chart... 2011 Fall Academic All-NSIC.
Established a career-high 236 passing yards and a career-best three touchdowns against MSU Moorhead (Oct. 15), with 86 yards and a touchdown on the ground... Posted 203 yards and two touchdowns at No. 16 Augustana (Sept. 10), as he threw 17-for-31 with one interception in the overtime victory... Also added 64 yards and a score on the ground against the Vikings... Threw for 169 yards and rushed for 50 yards and a touchdown in his starting debut against Minot State (Aug. 25)... Posted 106 passing yards and a touchdown, including his career-long reception of 56 yards against Concordia-St. Paul (Oct. 8).
Totaled 162 yards on the ground at Minnesota, Crookston (Nov. 12) to establish a new BSU record for rushing yards by a quarterback in a game... Included in the 162 yard day was a 76 yard scamper for a career-best rush... Ran for 112 yards on 13 carries at U-Mary (Oct. 22)... Rushed a career-high 18 times at Augie... Scored two touchdowns on 64 yards at Upper Iowa (Oct. 1).
The 2,656 rushing yards compiled by the Beavers in 2011 set a program record for most rushing yards in a season (Since 1971) and the team totaled 31 rushing touchdowns, which is second most by BSU since 1970 (2004 - 33)... As a squad the Beaver rushing attack finished the regular season No. 13 in the nation.
2010 (So): Played in the first seven games of the season before suffering a season-ending injury... Lined-up mostly as a receiver and was used in the end-around or as an outlet for quarterback Derek Edholm, while also serving as a punt returner... Along with teammate Justin Lee, were the only two players in the NSIC to record a touchdown passing, rushing and receiving during the regular season... Rushed 25 times for 124 yards and one touchdown for a 5.0 yards per carry and 17.7 yards per game average... Caught four passes for 42 yards and a touchdown... Completed both his pass attempts for a total of 17 yards, which included a nine-yard touchdown... Returned seven punts for 108 yards, a 15.4 yards per return average... Totaled 274 all-purpose yards (39.1 yds/gm) to sit fifth on the team... Was a 2010 Fall Academic All-NSIC Team member.
Rushed for his one touchdown at Southwest Minnesota State (Sept. 18), received his first-career pass for a score at Minnesota Duluth (Sept. 25) and threw his only touchdown versus Upper Iowa (Oct. 2)... Ran nine times for a season-high 82 yards at Minot State (Aug. 26) in the season-opener... Received two passes for a season-high 17 yards at Concordia-St. Paul (Oct. 9)... Returned two punts for a total of 44 yards twice, at Minot State and at SMSU, with a season-long 38-yard return against the Mustangs... Recorded one tackle on the season, coming versus Augustana (Sept. 11).
2009 (Fr): One of the most versatile players on the BSU roster, Rongstad was among the team-leaders in passing, rushing and receiving in nine games played as an impact freshman... Was second on the team in rushing gaining 574 yards on 87 carries... His 6.6 yards per carry was tops among his teammates... Rongstad also passed for 22 yards per game, completing 16-of-28 pass attempts for 198 yards and a touchdown, while throwing just one interception... He may not have been a top receiving target, but he made the most of it when he got the opportunity. His 14.5 yards per catch was good for second on the team.
Made his collegiate debut in the season opener versus Minot State (8/27/09)... Carried the ball four times for 47 yards including a 46-yard scoring scamper... Found the end zone again versus MSU Moorhead (9/19/09) logging a team season-long 52-yard carry... Was a perfect 5-for-5 passing for 88 yards, including a career-long 54-yard pass, at Northern State (9/26/09)... Recorded his finest game as a freshman versus St. Cloud State (10/3/09)... He rushed for a career-high 105 yards on 12 attempts and a 47-yard touchdown run... Was also 2-for-4 passing for 21 yards completing his first collegiate touchdown pass... Was hindered late in the season by an ankle injury... Was also a vital member of the BSU men’s basketball team in 2009-10... Averaged 12.7 points and 4.6 rebounds en route to being named the Bemidji State athletic department’s 2009-10 Male Newcomer of the Year.
2008 (RS): Sat out entire season as a redshirt.
Prior to BSU: The starting quarterback for the undefeated 2007 state championship football team, Rongstad led ESCHS to a 26-2 record and two trips to the state championship game... He was a 2007 All-state honorable mention selection in the gridiron... Is a four-sport standout at Eleva-Strum Central owning three letters in football and basketball and four in both golf and baseball... A First Team All-State D4 pick on the basketball court he led the Cardinals to back-to-back trips to the state tournament... Rongstad also participated on multiple state tournament boy’s golf teams.
Personal: The son of Marla and Eric Severson and Kevin and Jackie Rongstad...Born March 15, 1990 in Eau Claire, Wis...Majoring in biology...Enjoys golf, video games and sporting events as interests...Father, Kevin, played basketball at Stout for two years.
Passing Attempts: 41 vs. Wayne State (9/15/12); Passing Yards: 348 vs. Wayne State (9/15/12); Long Pass: 66 vs. Minnesota, Crookston (9/29/12); Touchdown Passes: 4 vs. Upper Iowa (8/31/12); Rushing Attempts: 21 at St. Cloud State (10/27/12); Rushing Yards: 162 at Minnesota, Crookston (11/12/11); Long Rush: 78 vs. MSU-Moorhead (11/3/12); Rushing Touchdowns: 3 at St. Cloud State (10/27/12); Receptions: 2 at Minnesota Duluth (9/25/10); Receiving Yards: 21 vs. MSU-Moorhead (9/19/09); Long Reception: 21 vs. MSU-Moorhead (9/19/09); Receiving Touchdowns: 1 at Minnesota Duluth (9/25/10).