Linebacker

Former NDSU Standout Emanuel Retires from NFL

Kyle Emanuel spent four years with the Chargers

FARGO, N.D. — After four seasons representing North Dakota State in the NFL, linebacker Kyle Emanuel is retiring. The former Bison great made the announcement on Twitter Thursday morning. Emanuel said in the statement that there is no specific reason why he decided to retire, but listed injury concerns as a contributing factor. He played for NDSU from 2010-2014 as a…

NDSU’s Jabril Cox Ready for Challenge of Minor Position Change

Cox is moving from Sam linebacker to Will linebacker for the spring

FARGO, N.D. — Linebacker Jabril Cox stepped into his leadership role a little earlier than most North Dakota State players. As a redshirt freshman, he led the team in tackles, and he accomplished the same feat last year as a sophomore. “He’s a special athlete,” head coach Matt Entz said. “He’s a special football player, but he can continue to…

Former NDSU LB DeLuca Promoted to Jaguars 53-Man Roster

Jamaal Charles was released to make room for DeLuca

Former North Dakota State linebacker Nick DeLuca has been promoted to the Jacksonville Jaguars active roster. The Jags made room for him by releasing running back Jamaal Charles. DeLuca originally signed with Tennessee as an undrafted free agent, and the team tried transitioning him to tight end. He was then waived and picked up by Jacksonville, where he had been…

Former NDSU LB DeLuca Signs with Jaguars

DeLuca spent the first part of training camp with the Titans before getting waived.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — After getting waived by the Tennessee Titans last week, former North Dakota State linebacker Nick DeLuca was signed by Jacksonville Tuesday. DeLuca signed as an undrafted free agent with the Titans before they transitioned him to tight end. The Jaguars allowed the second-fewest yards per game in 2017, behind only the Vikings. Categories: College, Top Sports Headlines…

Former Bison DeLuca Waived by Tennessee Titans

DeLuca transitioned to TE earlier in training camp.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The first preseason game is in the rear-view mirror for every NFL team. The Tennessee Titans are moving on to their second preseason matchup without former NDSU linebacker Nick DeLuca, who was waived by the team. DeLuca signed with the Titans as an undrafted free agent, but was later asked to switch positions to tight end. DeLuca spent…

DeLuca Satisfied with NDSU Pro Day after Disappointing Combine

Former NDSU LB Nick DeLuca ran his 40-yard dash 0.10-0.15 seconds faster than at the NFL Combine according to unofficial times

FARGO, N.D. — Linebacker Nick DeLuca was the only member of this year’s NDSU class invited to the combine. That helped him get a feel for the events and the pressure. The Bison’s Pro Day also gave him a second chance after what he viewed as a disappointing combine. His 40-yard dash time was significantly improved. The unofficial times were…

Jabril Cox Ready to Make an Impact in First Playoff Game

The Redshirt-Freshman leads the Bison in tackles

FARGO, N.D. — On a team riddled with playoff experience, North Dakota State’s leading tackler has never played a snap in the postseason. Redshirt-Freshman linebacker Jabril Cox is trying to treat Saturday’s FCS Playoff game against San Diego like any other contest. But, he’s seeking out advice from some of the veteran defensive players on what it’s like to play…

DeLuca Ready for 5th Year with Bison Football

Bison linebacker one of several returning seniors on defense.

FARGO, N.D. — For the first time in NDSU linebacker Nick DeLuca’s college career, he and the bison are not opening up practice as the defending national champions. The fifth year senior returns to an NDSU defense that has the potential to be the best in the FCS. After a season ending injury last year, DeLuca decided against going to the…