#27 Aaron Roland
|HOMETOWN||Wahpeton, N.D. (Wahpeton)|
Matched a career-high fourth tackles and posting a quartet of solo stops versus MSU Moorhead (9/19/09)... Posted a solo tackle and a pass break up at Northern State (9/26/09)... Registered two tackles with a tackle for loss at Minnesota, Crookston (10/17/09)... Netted three tackles, including a pair of solo stops in the 2009 season finale at Concordia-St. Paul (11/7/09).
2008 (So): Saw time in all 11 games of 2008 as a defensive reserve and special teams ace... Finished the season with 14 tackles (six solo) and a pass break up... Blocked five kicks (2 FG, 2 PAT, 1 punt)
Collected a season-high four tackles (two solo) in the 2008 home-opener versus Minnesota State (9/6/08)... Was named NSIC Special Teams Player of the Week for the same game after setting a new school mark with two blocked field goal attempts... Registered a tackle and a blocked PAT at MSU-Moorhead (9/20/08)... Got a hand on a punt versus Minnesota, Crookston (10/18/08)... Capped the season with a tackle, a pass break up and a blocked PAT versus Concordia-St. Paul (11/8/08).
2007 (Fr): Totaled five tackles (one solo) in three games as a reserve defensive back.
2006 (RS): Sat out entire season as a redshirt.
Prior to BSU: Helped lead Wahpeton to a 5-5 record... Returned two interceptions for touchdown as a senior; also holds school record with 94-yard kickoff return for touchdown... North Dakota Shrine Bowl participant... All-Conference track performer who qualified for state championships in 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes, the 4x200-meter relay and the long jump.
Personal: Aaron Davis Roland... Born May 10, 1987 in Breckenridge, Minn.... Son of Harvey and Sandi Roland.
Tackles: 4 vs. Minnesota State (9/6/08) and MSU-Moorhead (9/19/09); Solo Tackles: 4 vs. MSU-Moorhead (9/19/09); Assisted Tackles: 3 vs. Northern State (9/27/08); INT: none; PBU: 1 vs. Concordia-St. Paul (11/8/08) and at Northern State (9/26/09).