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Where Are They Now? Well, They’re In The Pros!

Have a look at some of the former North Dakota State athletes that have made waves in professional football, basketball, softball, golf and baseball.

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Have a look at some of the former North Dakota State athletes that have made waves in professional sports.




Carson Wentz

Carson Wentz
Philadelphia Eagles

Billy Turner
Denver Broncos

Joe Haeg
Indianapolis Colts

Kyle Emanuel

Kyle Emanuel
Los Angeles Chargers

Ramon Humber
Buffalo Bills

C.J. Smith
Denver Broncos

Marcus Williams

Marcus Williams
New Orleans Saints

John Crockett
Free Agent

Nick DeLuca
Jacksonville Jaguars

Chris Board

Chris Board
Baltimore Ravens


Andrew Bonnet
Philadelphia Eagles (2016)

Robert Blakley
Kansas City Chiefs (1982)

Tyrone Braxton
Denver Broncos/Miami Dolphins (1987-1999)

Paul Cornick
Denver Broncos (2012-2014)

Craig Dahl
New York Giants/St. Louis Rams/San Francisco 49ers (2007-2015)

Jim Dick
Minnesota Vikings (1987)

Kevin Donnalley
New England Patriots (1981)

Lamar Gordon
St. Louis Rams/Miami Dolphins/Philadelphia Eagles/Detroit Lions (2002-2006)

Phil Hansen
Buffalo Bills (1991-2001)

Dick Hanson
New York Giants (1971)

Doug Lloyd
Los Angeles Raiders (1991)

Joe Mays
Philadelphia Eagles/Denver Broncos/Houston Texans/Kansas City Chiefs/San Diego Chargers (2008-2015)

Clarence McGeary
Green Bay Packers (1950)

Jerry Mulready
Chicago Rockets (1947)

Steve Nelson
New England Patriots (1974-1987)

Jared Peck
St. Louis Rams/Oakland Raiders/Atlanta Falcons (2002-2004)

Stacy Robinson
New York Giants (1985-1990)

Rudy Rosatti
Cleveland Indians/Green Bay Packers/New York Giants (1923-1928)

Cliff Rothrock
Chicago Rockets (1947)

Nick Schommer
Tennessee Titans (2009-2010)

Scott Schutt
Cincinnati Bengals (1987)

Chad Stark
Seattle Seahawks (1987)

Cecil Sturgeon
Philadelphia Eagles (1941)

Lyle Sturgeon
Green Bay Packers (1937)

Matt Veldman

Matt Veldman
Jacksonville Jaguars/Tampa Bay Buccaneers/Detroit Lions (2012-2013)

Ernie Wheeler
Chicago Cardinals/Pittsburgh Pirates (1939 & 1942)

Isaac Snell
New York Jets/Tennessee Titans/Denver Broncos (2005-2007)

Rob Hunt
Denver Broncos (2005-2006)

Pete Campion 
St. Louis Rams/Green Bay Packers (2002)

Kole Heckendorf
Detroit Lions/San Diego Chargers (2009-2010)



TrayVonn Wright
Leceister Riders (England)

Taylor Braun

Taylor Braun
Hapoel Be’er Sheva (Israel)

Lawrence Alexander
K Levicki Patrioti (Slovakia)

Dexter Werner
BBC Arantia Larochette (Luxembourg)

Kory Brown

Kory Brown
Lok Bernau (Germany)

Marena Whittle
Nunawading Spectres (Australia)

Brooke Le Mar
Heidelberg (Germany)


Ben Woodside

Ben Woodside

Andre Smith

Lance Berwald

Lance Berwald

Janice Woods
Texas Twisters/SISU Danish National Team (1986)

Michael Tveidt

Dejuan Flowers

Brett Winkelman

Mike Nelson



Jacquelyn Sertic

Jacquelyn Sertic
Terrasvogels (Netherlands)

Logan Moreland
Labadini Collecchio (Italy)


Krista Menke

Whitney Johnson

Shelly Rhein


Amy Olson



Luke Lind
Orem Owlz (Los Angeles Angels)

Tim Colwell
Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks

David Ernst
Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks

Jay Flaa
Bowie Baysox (Baltimore Orioles)

Kevin Folman

Kevin Folman
Arizona White Sox (Chicago White Sox)

Juan Gamez
Elizabethton Twins (Minnesota Twins)

Trevor Jaunich
Sioux Falls Canaries

John Straka
Sioux Falls Canaries

Neil Wagner
Saitama Seibu (Japan Pacific League)


Luke Anderson
St. Paul Saints (2012-2013)

Simon Anderson
Taos Blizzard (2013)

Floyd Borderud
Greenville Staplers/Longview Cannibals/Drumright Boosters (1923)

Max Casper
Lake Erie Crushers (2012-2017)

Nick Colwell
Evansville Otters (2012)

Justin Fletschock
Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (1998-2002)

Ronald Forsythe
Green Bay Dodgers (1955-1960)

Brandon Goltz
Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (2005-2007)

Jason Kalbrener
Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (1999)

Kyle Kingsley
Sioux Falls Canaries (2013-2014)

Jake Laber
Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (2008-2014)

Michael Leach
Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (2015)

Luke Lind
AZL Angels (2016-2017)

Jason Mattila
Traverse City Beach Bums (2012-2013)

Chris Paterson
Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings (2011-2014)

Mike Peschel
Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (2003-2008)

Reed Pfannenstein
Sioux City Explorers (2017)

Jeremiah Piepkorn
Dayton Dragons/Sarasota Reds/Chattanooga Lookouts/Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (2004-2010)

Greg Plecki
Bay Area Toros (2008)

Todd Sather
Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (2003)

Zach Wentz
Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (2012)



Janet Cobbs Mulholland
Minnesota Monarchs/Ceramica Magica (Italy)/Vakifbank (Turkey)/Bud Light Pro Beach Volleyball League (1988-1997)



Tyler Diamond


Bob Backlund
WWWF/WWF (1973-2011)

Be sure to look for the print edition of our special Alumni issue on magazine stands or in your mailbox later this month.

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