#67 Tyler Abrahamson
|HOMETOWN||New Brighton, Minn. (Irondale HS)|
2012 (Jr): Started all 11 games at left guard.
The Beavers finished seventh in the NSIC in rushing after compiling 1,879 yards and 20 touchdowns on the ground. The O-Line guided the ground game to four 200-plus yard games, which included the final three games of the season, while two players totaled four games of 100 yards or more. The line protected all-conference quarterback Lance Rongstad. He threw for 2,114 yards, 16 touchdowns and posted six 200-plus yard contests, which included the final three of the season. Rongstad was a dual run/pass threat and finished fifth in the league in total offense with 268.1 yards per game.
2011 (So): Played in four contests on the offensive line... Bemidji State rushed for more than 300 yards in three of his four games played, including a season-best 437 yards against Southwest Minnesota State (Sept. 17)... 2011 Fall Academic All-NSIC.
The Bemidji State offensive line guided the No. 13 rushing attack in the nation as it averaged 241.5 yards per game and went over 300 yards on four occasions. The Beavers scored six touchdowns from the back field twice during the 2011 season and totaled 31 rushing touchdowns, which is second most by BSU since 1970 (2004 - 33). The 2,656 yards compiled by the Beavers this season set a program record for most rushing yards in a season (Since 1971). The Beaver front line also protected its quarterback better than any other offensive line in the league as it only allowed 10 (0.91 sacks allowed per game) sacks this season to rank No. 6 in the nation. On six occasions a BSU player went for more than 100 yards rushing in a game. The Beavers had 1,358 yards through the air and eight passing touchdowns.
2010 (Fr): Appeared in three games as a reserve offensive lineman.
Was a part of an offensive line that paved the way for a Beaver offense that averaged 187.1 yards per game and scored 16 touchdowns on the ground... The unit opened holes for running back Dustin Kroeplin who averaged 80.2 yards per game and rushed for 200 yards against Northern State (Oct. 30)... The BSU running attack went over 200 yards five times, including twice over 300 yards... Protected quarterback Derek Edholm as he averaged 144.1 yards through the air and connected with BSU wide receivers for 15 touchdowns... Was an effective piece of a Beaver squad that was second in the NSIC in red zone offense, scoring 35-of-39 (89.7%) times inside the opposition’s 20 yard line.
2009 (RS): Sat out entire season as a redshirt.
Prior to BSU: A two-sport athlete at Irondale High School... Earned All-North Suburban Honorable Mention honors following his senior campaign... Helped IHS finish second in the conference with a 6-1 league record... Is also a three-time wrestling letter winner... Is currently in the midst of his senior season wrestling as the Knights’ heavyweight.
Personal: Born Sept. 21, 1990 in New Brighton, Minn... Son of Joe Abrahamson and Susan Karkula... Majoring in criminal justice.