#43 Dustin Kroeplin
|HOMETOWN||Withee, Wis. (Owen-Withee HS)|
2012 (Sr): Ranks fifth at Bemidji State in career yards with 2,424 and fourth in rushing touchdowns with 28 to begin the 2012 season.
2011 (Jr): Posted 670 yards and nine touchdowns to earn his third all-conference award as a All-NSIC Honorable Mention in 2011... Averaged 67.0 yards per game and 5.2 yards per carry in 10 games (nine starts)... Recorded more than 100 yards in a game twice and added three multi-touchdown games... Carried the ball 130 times... Handed the ball 10 or more times on seven occasions... Recorded 56 points... BSU went 4-1 when he scored a touchdown.
Totaled 153 yards on 16 carries (9.6 yds/carry), a career-high three touchdowns and a career-long 65 yard rush (touchdown) at Upper Iowa (Oct. 1)... His three rushing touchdowns marked the first time a BSU running back rushed for three scores in a game since 2008... Posted 165 yards and two touchdowns against Southwest Minnesota State (Sept. 17)... Found the end zone twice on the ground in 12 carries at U-Mary (Oct. 22).
The 2,656 rushing yards compiled by the Beavers in 2011 set a program record for most rushing yards in a season (Since 1971) and the team totaled 31 rushing touchdowns, which is second most by BSU since 1970 (2004 - 33)... As a squad the Beaver rushing attack finished the regular season No. 13 in the nation.
2010 (So): Played in 10 games with seven starts at the running back position... Was named Second-Team All-NSIC for the second consecutive season... Gained 802 yards on the ground on 151 attempts for a 5.3 yards per carry and 80.2 yards per game average to rank fourth in the league in rushing yards per game... Scored nine rushing touchdowns and added one receiving score... Led the team and finished sixth in scoring with 62 points (6.2 ppg)... BSU was 6-1 when Kroeplin scored a touchdown.
Ran for a career-long 45 yards that resulted in a touchdown against Northern State (Oct. 30)... Totaled a career-high 200 yards against NSU and added two touchdowns to become the first BSU back to rush for 200 or more yards since 2004 and the 19th at BSU since 1980... The mark also ranked as the top single-game rushing performance in the NSIC in 2010 and was one of 51 200-plus yard games by Division II student-athletes.
Found the end zone twice on three occasions (Sept. 18, Oct. 2, Oct. 30)... Posted 113 total yards and two touchdowns at Southwest Minnesota State (Sept. 18) on 96 yards and two scores on the ground and one reception for 17 yards... Added a two-point conversion against SMSU for 16 points that tied a career-high... Rushed for 78 yards and two touchdowns against Upper Iowa (Oct. 2)... Posted 93 yards on 16 carries at St. Cloud State (Nov. 6)... Ran for 91 yards and a touchdown at MSU Moorhead (Oct. 16)... Caught a 16-yard touchdown pass against Minnesota, Crookston (Nov. 13) with 42 yards on the ground on three carries.
2009 (Fr): Burst onto the scene in 2009 to gain All-NSIC Honorable Mention honors as a freshman... Led the Beavers’ rushing attack gaining 952 yards and 10 touchdowns on 200 carries... Appeared in all 11 games as the Beavers’ starting running back... Was also a favorite target of BSU signal callers hauling in 15 passes for 163 yards and two touchdowns.
Rushed for 108 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 23 carries in his collegiate debut (8/27/09)... Found the end zone again versus Winona State (9/12/09)... Carried the ball 14 times for 98 yards, which included a season-high 27-yard scamper and a score versus MSU Moorhead (9/19/09)... Posted his second 100-yard rushing game of 2009 with 112 yards and two touchdowns on 18 attempts at Northern State (9/26/09)... Caught four passes for 51 yards, which included his first touchdown reception as a Beaver, versus St. Cloud State (10/3/09)... Carried the ball a season-high 28 times for 100 yards and a trip to the end zone versus Wayne State (10/10/09)... Again broke the 100-yard threshold at Minnesota, Crookston (10/17/09) with 127 yards and a TD on 22 attempts... Registered the Beavers’ best single game receiving total versus Minnesota Duluth (10/24/09) catching seven passes for 98 yards, which included a 56-yard touchdown catch and run... Finished the season with a pair of 100-yard efforts gaining 105 at U-Mary (10/31/09) and a career-best 142 at Concordia-St. Paul (11/7/09).
2008 (RS): Sat out entire 2008 season as a redshirt.
Prior to BSU: Rushed for 4,804 yards and 55 touchdowns on 608 carries for Owen-Withee High School to cap his career as the school’s all-time rushing leader... As a senior led OWHS to a 12-1 mark and a spot in the state semifinal game... Carried the ball 294 times as a senior piling up 2,686 yards and 31 touchdowns... He also anchored the team’s defense as a linebacker... Was named all-conference as a running back and linebacker in 2007 while pulling down Small Cloverbelt Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year honors... In addition the Owen-Withee Team MVP was selected all-region and all-state on both sides of the line of scrimmage.
Personal: Born Oct. 4, 1989 in Killeen, Tex... Is a sport management major.
Rushing Attempts: 28 vs. Wayne State (10/10/09); Rushing Yards: 200 vs. Northern State (10/30/10); Long Rush: 65 at Upper Iowa (10/1/11); Rushing Touchdowns: 3 at Upper Iowa (10/1/11); Receptions: 7 vs. Minnesota Duluth (10/24/09); Reception Yards: 98 vs. Minnesota Duluth (10/24/09); Long Reception: 56 vs. Minnesota Duluth (10/24/09); Touchdown Receptions: 1, 3x last vs. Minnesota, Crookston (11/13/10).