2015 Football
1 Brady Schmidt WR
2 Brad Birchfield WR
2b Jared Henning QB
4 John Vogeler DB
5 Blake Petrich RB
6 Tanner Dufault DB
7 Jordan Hein QB
8 Dexter Taylor Jr. WR
9 Colton Blascyk ILB
10 Greg Button OLB
11 Austin Contreras DB
12 Ryan Shields QB
13 Evan Tompkins DB
14 Nick Mehlum QB
15 Jonathan Albercrombie DB
16 Alex Yanosko QB
17 Blake Holder WR
18 Jordan Johnson OLB
19 Christian Lunde WR
20 Kameel Al-Khouri DB
20b Ryan Toeller WR
21 Gena Adams RB
22 Tahi Nomane RB
23 Rufus Saylee DB
24 Trevor Wettlaufer ILB
25 Lowell Laudert RB
26 Jake Libal DB/WR
27 Damon Benham DB
28 Isaac Aanerud K/P
29 Ter'ra Potter CB
30 Brooks Carroll WR
31 Tony Peterson RB
32 Jeff Harris DE
34 Anthony Valentine OLB
35 Charlie Nihart RB
36 Gunner Olszewski CB
37 Michael Junker DB/WR
38 Brady Tesdahl TE/LB
39 Jamison Evans OLB
40 Cole Schmitz LB
41 Shane Wakefield WR
42 Josh Tismer LB
43 James Shadiow OLB
44 Niko Daniello ILB/LS
45 Trysten Ross ILB
46 Brock Scheving ILB
47 Andrew Kimball DB
48 Matt Gross DB/RB
48b Travis Hooper RB/DB
49 Jakob Ettestad RB
50 Matthew Summers LB
51 Alex Johnson OL
52 Brad Kusper DL
53 Nick Christopherson OL
54 Matt Wang OL
55 Dylan Ellingson DL/LB
56 Grant Bushinski OLB
57 Andrew Schuler-Jones ILB
58 Devell Miller LB/DB
59 Alex Burgess DL
61 Adrian Pink P/K/LS
62 Joseph Woods OL/DL
63 Jake Krause OL
64 Brady Beier OL
65 Brady Youngberg OL/DL
66 Benjamin Johnson OL
68 Wyatt Russek OL
69 Nick Moore OL
70 Charlie Duckstad OL
71 Chris Ostby DL
72 Adam Shavlick OL
74 Zach Sinnen OL/DL
75 Brandon Schindler OL
76 Joshua Nelson OL
77 Matthew Valentine OL
78 Jesse Hein OL
79 Colton Tretsven OL
80 Vince Dinkel WR
81 Juwaan Richard WR
82 Chris Harris WR
83 Blair Van Ess WR
84 Jordan Noskowiak WR
85 Lukas Engel DL
86 Jake Devine P/WR/DB
87 Jacob Anderson WR
88 Tucker Forsgren TE
89 Eric Wunrow TE
90 Jake Schaper DL
91 Zachary Herbst DE
92 Mario Stephens DL
93 Jake Wirsching DL/LS
95 Nicholas Niemi DE/TE
97 Mitchell Elbe DL
98 Daniel Tuckett Jr. DE
98b Noah Meyer DE
99 Alex Hoffman DL
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2015
Roster
Damon Benham

#27 Damon Benham

POSITION DB
HEIGHT 5-11
WEIGHT 205
YEAR-LETTERS Jr-2L
HOMETOWN Deer River, Minn. (Deer River HS)

2016 (Sr): Selected as team captain... Recorded 75 total tackles on the year including 42 solo tackles... Set a career high 8 solo tackles at Minnesota State (Sept. 10)... Recorded 7 interceptions including a career high 19 yard interception return vs Minot State (Oct. 15) that resulted in a touchdown... Played in the 2016 Mineral Water Bowl game and recorded one interception in the Beavers win over Washburn 36-23, being the first team in program history to win a post-season game... Named to the 2016 Don Hansen All-American Third Team Defense, CCA All-Super Region Three First Team Defense and NSIC Player of the Week (Sept. 19).

2015 (Jr): Named to the 2015 NSIC North Division All-Conference Second Team Defense... Played in 10 games and finished third on the team with 55 tackles including 2.5 for a loss… Recorded a career-high 10 tackles at MSU Moorhead (Oct. 17)… Also recorded a total three interceptions, two fumble recoveries, and one forced fumble… Broke up eight passes.

2014 (So): Played in all 11 games and started in the last eight games as a defensive back... Accumulated 51 total tackles (24 solo, 27 assisted) which was good for seventh on the team... Had six pass break ups and two interceptions... Blocked a team high three kicks, one of which he returned for a touchdown versus Northern State (Nov. 15)... Had seven total tackles (3 solo, 4 assisted) along with one pass brake up and one blocked kick versus MSU Moorhead (Nov. 8).

2013 (Fr): Played in 10 games as a freshman, mostly on special teams… Totaled six tackles (three solo)… Blocked an extra point at Northern State (Oct. 19)… Recorded two tackles (one solo) in his collegiate debut at Winona State (Sept. 5)… Posted a tackle in each of the final three games of the season.

2012 (RS): Redshirted.

Prior to BSU: Accomplished athlete on the football field and the basketball court… Lettered in football (four years), basketball (four years) and baseball (three years) at Deer River High School… Played quarterback for the Warrior football team… Rushed for 730 yards and threw for 360 yards as a senior… 2011 Minnesota Associated Press All-State Honorable Mention pick on the gridiron… Accounted for 22 touchdowns overall for the Deer River High School… Selected All-Great Polar Alliance (White) First Team as a junior and senior… 1,000 point scorer on the basketball court… Currently leads the Warrior basketball team in scoring with 20.8 points per game… Also averaging 4.3 assists per game on the hardwood… All-conference selection for basketball as a sophomore and junior.

Personal: Born June 11, 1994 in Deer River, Minn… Son of Dale and Addie Benham… Undecided on major.

Career High: Tackles: 13 at MSU Moorhead (10/17/15); Solo Tackles: 8 at Minnesota State (9/10/16); Assisted Tackles: 8 (x2) last vs Upper Iowa (9/1/16); TFL: 1.5 (x2) last at University of Minnesota Duluth (10/22/16); Interceptions: 2 vs Wayne State (9/17/16); PBU: 3 (x2) last vs Upper Iowa (9/1/16); Forced Fumbles: 1 vs Augustana (9/5/15); Blocked Kicks: 1, 4x last vs Northern State (11/15/14); Defensive Touchdowns: 1 (x3) last vs Wayne State (9/17/16); Punts: 3 at University of Mary (10/1/16); Punt Yards: 61 at University of Mary (10/1/16); Punt Avg: 20.3 at University of Mary (10/1/16); Punt Long: 35 at University of Mary (10/1/16); Interception Returns: 1 vs Minot State University (10/15/16); Interception Return Yards: 19 vs Minot State University (10/15/16); Interception Return Long: 19 vs Minot State University (10/15/16).

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