#22 Ralph Biah
|HOMETOWN||Providence, R.I. (Northland Comm. & Tech. College)|
2013 (So): Played in 11 and started seven games at cornerback in his first season at Bemidji State… Totaled 23 tackles (nine solo)… Posted one tackle for loss (-4 yards)… Recorded four kickoff returns for a total of 68 yards (17 ypr).
Compiled season-high seven tackles (three solo) in games against Southwest Minnesota State (Sept. 28) and versus U-Mary (Oct. 12)… Added a tackle for loss (-4 yards) against the Marauders… Recorded six multi-tackle games, which included two tackles in his BSU debut at Winona State (Sept. 5) and first start versus Concordia-St. Paul (Sept. 14)… Season-best kick return went for 20 yards at Augustana (Sept. 21).
Prior to BSU: Biah played defensive back for Northland Community and Technical College last fall… He totaled eight tackles (four solo) in eight games played… Recorded four tackles (two solo) against Itasca Community College (Oct. 18)… Attended Youngstown State University for track before transferring to Northland… Earned eight athletic letters at Mount Pleasant High School in Providence, R.I… Named all-division first team running back and safety… A member of the Rhode Island High School Football Hall of Fame Golden Dozen… Earned an individual state title in the 55-meter dash and a team title in the 4x100-meter relay… Racked up all-state laurels at 55-, 100-, 200-, and 4x100-meters.
Personal: Born July 19, 1990… Grandson of Solomon Biah and Martha Mengua… Majoring in international business at BSU.
Career Highs: Tackles: 7 vs Southwest Minneosta State (9/28/13) and vs U-Mary (10/12/13); Solo Tackles: 3 vs Southwest Minneosta State (9/28/13) and vs U-Mary (10/12/13); Assisted Tackles: 4 vs Southwest Minneosta State (9/28/13) and vs U-Mary (10/12/13); TFL: 1 vs U-Mary (10/12/13); Kick Returns: 1, 4x, last at MSU Moorhead (11/9/13); Kick Return Yards: 20 at Augustana (9/21/13); Kick Return Long: 20 at Augustana (9/21/13).