#20 Michael Junker
|PREVIOUS SCHOOL||Hastings HS|
2018 (Jr.): NSIC All-Conference North Division Honorable Mention... Fall Academic All-NSIC Team... Appeared in all 11 games for Bemidji State... Secured a spot on the NSIC All-Conference Honorable Mention Team... Had 60 total tackles with 42 solo and 18 assisted with 4.0 tackles for loss and 1 sack... Recovered 1 fumble... Had 6 interceptions for 106 yards... Totalled 9 pass breakups... Returned a punt for 56 yards and 1 touchdown... ... Earned NSIC Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 15).
2017 (So.): Fall Academic All-NSIC Team... 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).
2016 (R-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 (Fr.): 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 Tackles: 9 at Upper Iowa (10/13/18); Solo Tackles: 8 at Upper Iowa (10/13/18); Assisted Tackles: 4, x2 last vs Northern State (8/30/18); Interceptions: 2 (x2) last vs Minot State (11/10/18); Interception Yards: 106 vs Minnesota Crookston (9/15/18); PBU: 3 (x2) last vs Minnesota State (10/20/18); Forced Fumbles: 1 vs Minnesota Duluth (10/26/17); Fumble Recovery: 1 vs SMSU (9/23/17); TFL: 1.5 vs SMSU (9/23/17); Sacks: 1 vs Minnesota Crookston (9/15/18).