#37 Michael Junker
|HOMETOWN||Hastings, Minn. (Hastings HS)|
2017 (So): Played in 11 games for the Beavers this season... Totaled 44 total tackles with 34 solo and 10 assisted tackles... Recorded 2.5 tackles for loss and seven pass break-ups... Recorded first career interception vs Concordia-St. Paul (Sep. 09)... Forced three fumbles and had one fumble recovery... Set a career high with seven total tackles vs SMSU (Sep. 23)...2017 Fall Academic All-NSIC Team.
2016 (Fr): Played in 10 games totaling 9 tackles on the year (5 solo; 4 assisted)... Totaled 9 kick-offs at U-Mary (Oct. 01) for 412 yards and 45.8 yard average... Recorded a career high 6 tackles at U-Mary (Oct. 01).
2015 (RS): Sat out the season as a redshirt.
Prior to BSU: A three-sport varsity letter winner in football (2), hockey (2) and baseball (1)…In football, Junker is a two-time all-conference recipient…Two-time special teams MVP and earned offensive MVP honors as a senior…In 2014, he was the Metro East Conference receiving leader and kickoff return leader…Named to the All-East Metro team in 2014 by the Pioneer Press…Awarded all-conference honorable mention during the 2013-14 hockey season…Member of the Reebok High Performance Hockey Team in 2012 and 2014…Played one year in the Minnesota Elite Development Hockey League…Senior season of baseball earned all-conference honors and was voted the teams’ Mr. Hustle and earned Gold Glove awards…Played two seasons of VFW baseball and two seasons of Legion baseball.
Personal: Born Jan. 6, 1997…Son of Todd and Suzie Junker…On the academic honor roll all through high school…Undecided on an academic major at BSU…Uncle, Ryan Hendrickson, played collegiate baseball.
Career High: Total Tackels: 7 vs SMSU (9/23/17); Solo Tackels: 5 at Minnesota Crookston (9/30/17): Assisted Tackles: 4 vs SMSU (9/23/17); Interceptions: 1 (x2) last at Augustana (9/16/17); PBU: 3 vs Concordia- St. Paul (9/9/17); Forced Fumbles: 1 vs Minnesota Duluth (10/26/17); Fumble Recovery: 1 vs SMSU (9/23/17).