Ben Ellefson

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…

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…