Ben Ellefson

Former NDSU Tight End Ellefson Gears Up For Year Three in NFL

Hawley native entering second year with Minnesota Vikings

FARGO, N.D. — Former North Dakota State tight end, Ben Ellefson enters his third year in the NFL and second with the Minnesota Vikings. It was quite the journey getting back to playing for the childhood team. In year one, Ellefson went undrafted then was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars shortly after. The Hawley native played 133 snaps over seven…

Hawley’s Ellefson Finds New NFL Home in Minnesota

Former Bison was waived by Jaguars and picked up by the Vikings

MINNEAPOLIS  — Hawley native Ben Ellefson is coming back to his home state and playing for the Minnesota Vikings. The tight end was picked up off waivers from Jacksonville. Ellefson was signed by the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent last season and appeared in seven games playing 133 snaps and catching four balls for ten yards. It helps the…

Ellefson Accepting of Challenge at Tight End in Year Two in Jacksonville

NDSU alum, Hawley native competing with Tim Tebow at the position

FARGO, N.D. — Tight end Ben Ellefson was one of seven former Bison NFLers back part of Carson Wentz’s AO1 foundation charity softball game this past weekend. The Hawley native heads into year two with the Jacksonville Jaguars who signed him before the 2020 season as an undrafted free agent. Ellefson saw action in seven games getting targeted 4 times…

Former Bison TE Ellefson Activated to Jacksonville’s Active Roster

Nine former NDSU Players are on active nfl rosters

JACKSONVILLE, FL. — Former North Dakota State tight end, Ben Ellefson, has been elevated to the Jacksonville Jaguars active roster. The Hawley native signed with the Jags as an undrafted free agent. Ellefson was active for two gamesthis season and by NFL rule if a player from the practice squad dresses for three games, it allows that player permanent promotion….

Two Bison NFL Hopefuls Waived

Broncos' Derek Tuszka and Jaguars' Ben Ellefson didn't make final roster cuts on Saturday

FARGO, ND – Former Bison Football standouts Derek Tuszka and Ben Ellefson were waived by their NFL teams in the final roster cuts, which trim teams down to 53 players. Tuzska was taken in the seventh round by the Denver Broncos and signed to four year contract worth $3.37 million shortly after. The Jacksonville Jaguars picked up Ellefson as an…

Tuszka NFL Bound

Derrek Tuskza 20' was drafted by the Denver Broncos with the 254th overall pick

FARGO, ND – We’ve touched on the possibility of N.D.S.U.’s Derek Tuszka getting drafted. The dream the of playing for an N.F.L. Has finally become a reality. In the second to last overall pick in the 2020 N.F.L. Draft, the Denver Broncos selected the now former bison. The F.C.S. All american had a fairly decent showing at the combine after…

NDSU Draft Preview With Hero Sport’s Sam Herder

Hero Sport's Sam Herder previews where ndsu players can go in draft

FARGO, N.D. — The NFL Draft is here and its time to talk where North Dakota State players could fall this weekend. Two who are likely to go off the board are defensive end Derrek Tuszka and tight end Ben Ellefson after both played in the East-West Shrine Game and Tuszka competed at the NFL Combine back in February. Hero…

NDSU Stars Tuszka, Ellefson Hope to Hear Their Names Called in NFL Draft

Both Played in East-West Shrine Game; Tuszka participated at NFL Combine

FARGO, N.D. — The NFL Draft is underway with the first round. There are two former North Dakota State football players likely to be drafted this weekend. The first is All-American defensive end Derrek Tuszka who had two different opportunities to show what he’s made of to NFL scouts. With no NDSU Pro Day due to COVID-19, Tuszka was the…

NDSU’s Lance Highlights Six Bison as FCS All-Americans

Lance one of Six Bison named as All-American

  FARGO, N.D. — (NDSU Athletics) Offensive Player of the Year Trey Lance highlighted six selections from North Dakota State on the Phil Steele FCS All-America Team announced Wednesday, Jan. 15. Lance and three other Bison freshmen were named to the Phil Steele FCS Freshman All-America Team. Lance, a quarterback from Marshall, Minn., set the NCAA all-divisions record for most passing attempts in…

Former NDSU Football Player’s Tuskza & Ellefson in Florida for East-West Shrine Game Saturday

Game kicks off 3 p.m. Saturday on NFL Network

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., — While the celebration of an eighth national championship continued on Saturday, North Dakota State football had to enjoy it sitting on the tarmac of Dallas’s Love Field airport as their plane had a mechanical issue. When at that was going on, defensive end Derrek Tuszka and tight end Ben Ellefson were on a different plane to…