2016 Football
1 Brady Schmidt WR
2 Brad Birchfield WR
3 Michael Washington RB
4 John Vogeler DB
5 Blake Petrich FB
6 Ter'ra Potter CB
7 Jordan Hein QB
8 Dexter Taylor Jr. WR
9 Gabe Ames OLB
10 Cristian Garcia RB
11 Austin Contreras CB
12 Derek Murph Jr. QB
13 Evan Tompkins DB
14 Nick Mehlum QB
15 Jared Henning QB
16 Emmett Enright QB
17 Blake Holder WR
18 Jordan Johnson OLB
19 Christian Lunde WR
20 Kameel Al-Khouri DB
21 Gena Adams RB
22 Tahi Nomane RB
23 Brian Adkins CB
24 Trevor Wettlaufer FB
25 Lowell Laudert RB
26 Jake Libal LB
27 Damon Benham DB
28 Isaac Aanerud K/P
29 Cody King CB/WR
30 Nathan Kroutil OLB
31 EJ Olszewski CB
32 Jeff Harris DE
33 Andrew Schuler-Jones ILB
34 Anthony Valentine ILB
35 Jake Kilby DB
36 Gunner Olszewski CB
37 Michael Junker CB/WR
38 Devin Donelson RB
39 Jamison Evans OLB
40 Matt Brennan DB
41 Shane Wakefield DB
42 Josh Tismer ILB
43 Tre Lewis WR
44 Niko Daniello ILB/LS
45 Trysten Ross ILB
46 Alex Yanosko ILB
47 James Shadiow OLB
48 Matt Gross OLB
49 Kyle McGraw FB
50 Dylan Ellingson DL
51 Cole Schmitz ILB
52 Brad Kusper DE
53 Hunter Churness ILB
54 Jake Hanson ILB
55 Angelo Mancini IV ILB
56 Grant Bushinski OLB
57 Joshua Wleh DL
58 Devell Miller OLB
59 Alex Burgess DE
60 Lucas Garbe DE
62 Joseph Woods OL
63 Jake Krause OL
64 Drew Hilliard OL
65 Brady Youngberg OL
66 Benjamin Johnson OL
67 Brady Tesdahl FB
68 Brandon Christianson OL
69 Nick Moore OL
70 Layne Torrey TE/LS
71 Ryan Fuller OL
72 Hank Bellefy OL
73 Tom Younker OL
74 Zach Sinnen OL
75 Brandon Schindler OL
76 Joshua Nelson OL
77 Matthew Valentine OL
78 Jesse Hein OL
79 James Huwe OL
80 Vince Dinkel WR
81 Juwaan Richard WR
82 Mannie Kugmeh WR
83 Blair Van Ess WR
84 Peter Green WR
85 Hunter Siegler WR
86 Ryan Toeller WR
87 Jacob Anderson WR
88 Tucker Forsgren TE
89 Eric Wunrow TE
90 Mason Hoffer K/P
91 Mark Webster DE
92 Alex Partridge DE
93 Jake Wirsching DE/LS
94 Nick Johnson DE
95 Nicholas Niemi DL
96 Logan Stiening DE
97 Mitchell Elbe DL
98 James Moe DE
99 Alex Hoffman DE
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Damon Benham

#27 Damon Benham

POSITION DB
HEIGHT 6-0
WEIGHT 205
YEAR-LETTERS Sr-3L
HOMETOWN Deer River, Minn.
PREVIOUS SCHOOL 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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