#96 Josh Beste
|HOMETOWN||East Grand Forks, Minn. (East Grand Forks HS)|
2010 (Jr): Played in nine games as a reserve defensive lineman... Recorded 20 tackles, eight solo... Sacked the quarterback twice, knocking back the opposing offense 20 total yards... Forced two fumbles and broke-up two passes... Was a 2010 Fall Academic All-NSIC Team member.
Totalled four tackles (three solo), a sack (11 yards) and forced two fumbles against U-Mary (Oct. 23)... Earned his other sack against Northern State (Oct. 30)... Recorded two or more tackles in seven games.
2009 (So): Logged time in nine games as a reserve defensive end in 2009... Totaled six tackles.
Posted an assisted tackle at Minnesota State (9/5/09)... Piled up a season-best two stops versus Winona State (9/12/09)... Registered a stop versus St. Cloud State (10/3/09)... Finished the season with a tackle in the final two games of the season... Was an Academic All-NSIC selection.
2008 (Fr): Saw time in six games as a redshirt fresh man in 2008... Posted six tackles (three solo)... Made a career-high three tackles (1 solo), which included a tackle for loss of yards in a loss to Minnesota State.
2007 (RS): Sat out entire 2006 season as a redshirt.
Prior to BSU: Three-year letterwinner in football, basketball and track... Helped lead East Grand Forks to the 2004 State 8AAA state championship after an undefeated 14-0 season... Won 2005 Hardest Worker award... Captained team in 2006; led conference with 102 tackles en route to All-Conference and All-Conference Top Linebacker honors... 2004 True Team state track participant... Helped lead East Grand Forks to section runner-up finish in basketball as team captain in 2006; earned all-conference honors.
Personal: Born April 4, 1989 in Grand Forks, N.D... Is a business administration major.
Tackles: 4 vs. U-Mary (10/23/10); Solo Tackles: 3 vs. U-Mary (10/23/10); Assisted Tackles: 3 at Concordia-St. Paul (10/9/10) and vs. Minnesota, Crookston (11/13/10); Sacks: 1 vs U-Mary (10/23/10) and vs. Northern State (10/30/10); TFL: 1.0, three times; Interceptions: none; Fumbles: none.