2014 Football
1 Brady Schmidt WR
2 Sam King QB
2a Alex Yanosko QB/DB
2b Brad Birchfield WR
3 Evan Olson FB
4 John Vogeler QB
5 Kameel Al-Khouri DB
6 Tanner Dufault DB
7 Jordan Hein QB
8 Dexter Taylor Jr. WR
9 Colton Blascyk ILB
9a Jesus Pineda RB
11a Ryan Toeller WR
12 Ryan Shields QB
13 Evan Tompkins DB
14 Zach Rynning WR
15 Troy Beckett DB
16 Dylan Valentine DB
17 Vince Dinkel WR
18 Scott Christensen DB
19 Cristian Garcia DB
20 Josh Genske TE
20a Jakob Ettestad RB
22 Tyler Usterbowski WR
23 Chais Wakefield K/P
24 Trevor Wettlaufer LB
25 Mac Mueller DB
26 Grant Seger DB
27 Damon Benham DB
28 Isaac Aanerud K
29 Rufus Saylee DB
30 Jalen Wuchko RB/FB
31 Tony Peterson RB
32 Anthonee Monson ILB
33 Andrew Street OLB
34 Greg Button OLB
35 Steele Berg DB
36 Jonathan Albercrombie RB
37 Christian Lunde WR
37a Michael Washington RB/KR
38 Bryan Tomaszewski DB
39 Jamison Evans OLB
40 Jared Roelofs OLB
41 Tahi Nomane RB
42 Josh Tismer ILB
43 Aaron Alexander DB
44 Justin Gedaly ILB
44a Austin Contreras WR
44b Brock Scheving LB
45 Kyle Fodness K/P
46 Connor Quinn OLB
47 Anthony Valentine OLB
48 Trey Volk LB
48a Blake Petrich RB/FB
49 Skyler Schroeder OL/LS
50 Trysten Ross LB
51 Alex Johnson OL
52 Brad Kusper DL
54 Matt Wang OL
55 Zach Wicker DL
56 Niko Daniello ILB
57 Nick Kenemore ILB
59 Alex Burgess DL
60 Brady Youngberg OL/DL
63 Jake Krause OL
66 Benjamin Johnson OL
68 Wyatt Russek OL
69 Nick Moore OL
70 Charlie Duckstad OL
71 Chris Ostby DL
72 Adam Shavlick OL
73 Dustin Dowd OL
74 Zach Sinnen OL
75 Brandon Schindler OL
77 Matthew Valentine OL
78 Jesse Hein OL
79 Colton Tretsven OL
81 Juwaan Richard WR
82 Blake Holder WR
83 Alex Ziegler WR
84 Jordan Noskowiak WR
85 Josh Hawn WR/DB
86 Jake Pratt WR
87 George Sajenko WR
88 Tucker Forsgren TE
89 Eric Wunrow TE
90 J.J. Reinke DL
91 Dan Kiebler DL
92 Mario Stephens DL
93 Jake Wirsching DL
94 Jeff Harris OLB
95 Jacob Kaden P
96 Jordan Johnson ILB
97 Mitchell Elbe DL
98 Jared Johnson DL
99 Alex Hoffman DL
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Damon Benham

#27 Damon Benham

HOMETOWN Deer River, Minn. (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).