#45 Beau Wakefield
|HOMETOWN||Buttemut, Wis. (Park Falls)|
2011 (Jr): Served as BSU’s primary kickoff and punt returner... Recorded 13 kickoff returns for 264 yards for a 20.3 yards per return average... Posted a 38-yard kickoff return for his season-high... Brought in 14 punts for 140 yards, an average of 10.0 yards per punt return that finished third in the NSIC... Tallied a season-long punt return of 30 yards... Totaled 404 all-purpose yards to rank sixth on the team.
Recorded a season-high 76 all-purpose yards after totaling 56 yards on two kick returns and 20 yards on three punt returns against Southwest Minnesota State (Sept. 17)... Totaled 67 punt return yards on three attempts, including a season-long 30-yard return at Upper Iowa (Oct. 1)... Recorded a season-best 38-yard kickoff return at No. 16 Augustana (Sept. 10).... Totaled 56 all-purpose yards against No. 11 Minnesota Duluth with two kickoff returns totalling 48 yards and two punt returns for eight yards.
2010 (So): Saw the field in all 11 games, lining-up at wide receiver and returning both punts and kickoffs... Totaled 239 all-purpose yards (21.7 yds/g)... Led the team in kick return yards with 180 (22.5 yds/att)... Covered 55 yards on punt returns (11.0 yds/att)... Caught one pass for four yards.
Returned five kicks for 81 yards at Minnesota Duluth (9/25/10)... Brought back two kicks for 67 yards, including a team season-long 39 yard return at Southwest Minnesota State (9/18/10)... Returned one punt for 29 yards against Upper Iowa (10/2/10), also returned a kick for a total of 61 all-purpose yards... Had one reception for four yards at MSU Moorhead (10/16/10).
2009 (Fr): Played in three games... Recorded two tackles, one against Minot State (8/27/09) and the other at Minnesota State (9/5/09).
2008 (RS): Sat out entire 2008 as a redshirt.
Prior to BSU: A three-sport athlete at Park Falls High School… A four-year letter winner for the Park Falls football team, he holds the single-season scoring records at PHS… Sits second in school history for single-season rushing yards with 1,248… A two-year letter winner in basketball, he was part of three teams that made it to the playoffs… A three-year letter winner in baseball, was a member of the 2005 conference championship team and the 2006 regional title team… He also excels in the classroom as a member of the National Honor Society, honor roll and was selected Who’s Who Among American Students.
Personal: Born Nov. 1, 1989... Son of Tim & Lorelei Wakefield... Is a biology major.
Kickoff Returns: 5 at Minnesota Duluth (9/25/10) and vs. Upper Iowa (8/31/12); Kickoff Return Yards: 86 vs. Upper Iowa (8/31/12); Long Kickoff Return: 39 at Southwest Minnesota State (9/18/10); Kickoff Return Touchdowns: none; Punt Returns: 4 vs. Wayne State (9/15/12); Punt Return Yards: 67 at Upper Iowa (10/1/11); Long Punt Return: 39 at St. Cloud State (10/27/12); Punt Return Touchdowns: none; Receptions: 4 vs. Wayne State (9/15/12)); Recieving Yards: 29 vs. Wayne State (9/15/12); Receiving Touchdowns: 1 vs. Upper Iowa (8/31/12); Recieving Long: 26 vs. Minot State (11/10/12).