Ben Ellefson

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…

NDSU Football Player Awarded 2019 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team Award

Ben Ellefson is being honored for his community work with local kids

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Over his four–year career at NDSU, senior football team captain Ben Ellefson has scored 13 touchdowns so far. This season alone, he’s scored one in each of the two games he’s played. But according to those around him, he’s not just a star on the field. “Ben is the definition of a servant leader. He’s always trying…

NDSU Football Names 2019 Captains

Bison name six new captains

FARGO, N.D. — The starting quarterback wasn’t the only big news of the day for NDSU football. The team also named its captains at the start of practice Monday. Six seniors will step forward and have the captain’s titles to their name. Safety James Hendricks, cornerback Marquise Bridges, running back Ty Brooks, tight end Ben Ellefson, defensive lineman Derrek Tuszka…

NDSU Receivers Benefiting from Multiple Quarterbacks in Spring Practice

Tight end Ben Ellefson says it makes them better having to adjust to different guys

FARGO. N.D. — Four spring practices down for the bison football team, and they have 10 to go, plus the modified spring game. There is still no update on the quarterback situation as four guys compete for the starting job. Last year there were six returning starters on offense, but there are only three starters returning on that side of…

Bison Explode for 72 points, Crush Mississippi Valley State

The Bison set highs for points, rushing yards and total offense in 14 years of Division I football

FARGO, N.D. (NDSU Athletics) — No. 2-ranked North Dakota State rolled up 683 yards of total offense and cruised to a 72-7 victory over Mississippi Valley State in the football season opener for both teams Saturday, Sept. 2. The Bison set highs for points, rushing yards and total offense in 14 years of Division I football, and that sent home…