#2 Brad Birchfield
|HOMETOWN||South Elgin, Ill.|
|PREVIOUS SCHOOL||College of DuPage|
2016 (So.): Played in 12 games as a wide reciever and kick returner for the beavers... As a receiver he totaled 56 yards on just 3 catches with a season long of 42 yards at Minnesota State (Sept. 10)... As a kick returner he returned 18 kicks for 362 yards, averaging 20.1 yards per return... He set a career high kick return at Minnesota State (Sept. 10) with a 53 yard return... He was among the top beavers in all-purpose yards with 507 for the season, averaging 42.2 all-purpose yards per game... Recorded 54 return yards and 60 all-purpose yards in the Beaver's win over Washburn in the 2016 Mineral Water Bowl game.
2015 (Fr): Played in 11 games with a total of 41 rushing yards and 68 receiving yards… Scored his first career touchdown at Concordia-St. Paul (Sept. 26)… Had a total of 256 kick return yards on 11 returns… Season-high return of 62 vs. Augustana (Sept. 5)… Finished the season with 365 all-purpose yards.
2014 (RS): Was injured in the season opener at Wayne State after completing a 16-yard reception... Earned a medical redshirt.
Prior to BSU: Spent the 2013 season on the roster at College of DuPage… Member of the practice squad at Illinois State University in 2011… Attended South Elgin High School… As a senior, named to the IHSA 8A All-State team... Received first-team all-area recognition and was selected as the Upstate Eight Offensive Player of the Year... Amassed 800 yards rushing and 300 yards receiving with 20 touchdowns... Helped South Elgin to a 7-4 record and a second-round spot in the IHSA State Playoffs... As a junior, was an all-conference honorable mention and a second-team all-area honoree... Rushed for 550 yards and collected 200 receiving yards with seven touchdowns... Also competed on the track team for two years and the wrestling team for one year... An honor roll student at South Elgin. (some information courtesy of Illinois State Athletics Communications)
Personal: Born Oct. 7, 1992… Son of Don and Barb Birchfield… Proposed accounting major.
Career Highs: Receptions: 6 at Minnesota Crookston (9/30/17); Receiving Yards: 47 at Minnesota Crookston (9/30/17); Reception Long: 42 at Minnesota State (9/10/16); Receiving Touchdowns: 1 (2X) last at Minnesota Crookston (9/30/17); Rushing Attempts: 3 at Augustana (9/16/17); Rushing Yards: 65 vs Upper Iowa (9/1/16); Rushing Long: 65 vs Upper Iowa (9/1/16); Rushing Touchdowns: 1 (x2) last vs Upper Iowa (9/1/16); Kick Returns: 3 (x3) last at University of Minnesota Duluth (10/22/16); Kick Return Yards: 76 at Minnesota State (9/10/16); Kick Return Long: 62 vs Augustana (9/5/15); All-Purpose Yards: 118 at Minnesota State (9/10/16); Total Tackles: 2 at University of Mary (10/1/16); Solo Tackles: 1 vs University of Mary (10/7/17); Assisted Tackels: 2 at University of Mary (10/1/16).