#80 Matt Gandrud
|HOMETOWN||Elk River, Minn. (Elk River HS)|
2011 (Jr): Played and started all 11 games at wide receiver for the Beavers... Finished second on the team in receptions (25) and reception yards (294), behind tight end Brian Leonhardt... Scored two touchdowns to tie with three other receivers for the team lead... Averaged 26.7 yards per game and 11.8 yards per catch with a long reception of 37... Recorded one kick return for eight yards at Northern State (Oct. 29)... 2011 Fall Academic All-NSIC.
Caught a career-high four passes on three different occasions... Recorded four receptions, 56 yards and a touchdown against MSU Moorhead (Oct. 15)... Totaled four receptions and a career-high 57 yards, including his season-long catch of 37 yards in an overtime victory at No. 16 Augustana (Sept. 10)... Totaled four catches for 48 yards at Upper Iowa (Oct. 1)... Caught three passes for 25 yards and his first-career score against No. 11 Minnesota Duluth (Sept. 24)... Brought in at least two passes in eight games and recorded a reception in all but one game.
2010 (So): Appeared in nine games... Used mostly on special teams... Recorded six tackles, four solo efforts... Caught one pass for six yards as a wide receiver... Blocked two extra points, one against Upper Iowa (10/2/10) and the other versus U-Mary (10/ 23/10)... His only multi-tackle game came at MSU Moorhead (10/16/10), making two solo tackles... Was a 2010 Fall Academic All-NSIC Team member.
2009 (Fr): Saw the field in 11 games, mostly on special teams... Finished his first season with six tackles (five solo)... Made his first collegiate tackle vs. Winona State (9/12/10).
2008 (RS): Sat out entire 2008 season as a redshirt.
Prior to BSU: Led the Elk River Elks in receiving his senior season with 25 receptions for 230 yards... Played in seven games to pull in a 32.9 yards per game average... Rushed four times for 41 yards... On the defensive side of the ball he posted 14 tackles (eight solo) and two interceptions... In the season opener against Anoka High School he caught four passes for a season-high 56 yards, while rushing once for 19 yards and recording one tackle.
Personal: Matthew Todd Gandrud... Born Jan. 1, 1990... Son of Todd & Connie Gandrud... A business administration and sport management major.
Receptions: 5 vs. Wayne State (9/15/12) and vs. Minot State (11/10/12); Receiving Yards: 90 vs. Wayne State (9/15/12); Long Reception: 47 vs. Wayne State (9/15/12); Receiving Touchdowns: 1, 5x, last vs. Minot State (11/10/12); Punt Returns: 1 at Sioux Falls (9/22/12); Punt Return Yards: 6 at Sioux Falls (9/22/12); Long Punt Return: 6 at Sioux Falls (9/22/12);