PRO: The Titans used their second-round selection in the 2021 NFL Draft on technically-sound offensive lineman Dillon Radunz with the expectation that he would compete for playing time along the offensive front as a rookie. The 6-foot-6-inch, 301-pounder brings athleticism and versatility to the position group. A native of Becker, Minn., Radunz declared for the NFL Draft after North Dakota State's lone fall game his senior season, choosing to forego the Bisons' spring football schedule. He started 32 collegiate games at NDSU and was a member of four Missouri Valley Football Conference championship teams and three NCAA Division I football national championships.
• Radunz has a long history with the jersey number 75. At Becker (Minn.) High School, No. 75 was passed down from the previous player of the year to him. After he won the player of the year award, he passed it on to the next winner. Then he was issued the number at North Dakota State and later passed it on to his younger brother, Nick.
• The community fellowship program Alcoholics Anonymous has a special place in Radunz's life due to his father's struggles with alcoholism. His father, Jeff, passed away at the age of 45 in an alcohol-related incident when Dillon was 12.
• During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020-21, Radunz took up golfing and went hog hunting for the first time in Oklahoma. He is also trying to learn how to play the guitar.
• The Becker, Minn., native was selected by the Titans in the second round (53rd overall) of the 2021 NFL Draft.
• Played parts of four seasons at North Dakota State and saw action in 33 career games with 32 starts. Was a member of four Missouri Valley Football Conference championship teams and three NCAA Division I football national championships. Selected as a two-time FCS All-American and 2019 consensus first-team pick.
AS A SENIOR (2020), made his 32nd consecutive and final start at left tackle for the Bison in the Oct. 3 season opener against Central Arkansas and helped the Bison rush for 276 yards in the 39-28 victory. Received his 2021 Reese's Senior Bowl invitation in the postgame locker room. Announced during fall camp that he would graduate in December and pursue a professional football career rather than returning for the spring Missouri Valley Football Conference schedule.
AS A JUNIOR (2019), was a consensus first team All-American by the Associated Press, AFCA, STATS, HERO Sports, FCS Athletic Directors Association, Walter Camp Football Foundation, Phil Steele and Athlon Sports. Named All-Missouri Valley Football Conference first team after starting all 16 games at left tackle. In 12 regular season games, played 682 snaps with 63 knockdowns and zero sacks allowed. NDSU rushed for a school-record 4,601 yards and ranked fourth in the FCS with 287.6 rushing yards per game while leading the FCS in tackles for loss allowed (3.56/game). Was a part of an extra point unit that scored three two-point conversions.
• At Youngstown State (11/2), named Missouri Valley Conference Offensive Lineman of the Week after having zero missed assignments or pressures allowed as the Bison rushed for 251 yards and 7.4 yards per carry.
• Against South Dakota (11/16), named Missouri Valley Conference Offensive Lineman of the Week after grading 100 percent with eight knockdowns and zero sacks as the Bison put up 700 total yards, including 419 yards on the ground.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2018), named All-Missouri Valley Football Conference second team after starting all 15 games at left tackle. Selected HERO Sports FCS sophomore All-American. In 11 regular season games, played 626 snaps with 27 knockdowns and three sacks allowed. Helped block for the No. 1 rushing attack in the Missouri Valley averaging 286.2 yards per game and 6.4 yards per carry. The Bison also led the conference and were Top 10 in FCS for fewest tackles for loss allowed (3.60/game) and sacks allowed (0.8/game).
• Against Delaware (9/22), named Missouri Valley Conference Offensive Lineman of the Week after helping North Dakota State put up 527 yards of total offense in a 38-10 win over eventual playoff participant Delaware. Earned a coaching grade of 97 percent on assignment and 82 percent technique against the Blue Hens.
AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2017), played 15 snaps in the opening game against Mississippi Valley State before suffering a season-ending knee injury. Dominated the line of attack and helped the Bison roll up 175 rushing yards and a 30-0 lead in the first quarter.
AS A TRUE FRESHMAN (2016), redshirted.
• Graduated in December 2020 with a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering and management from North Dakota State.
• Attended Becker (Minn.) High School and was a two-year starting left tackle for the back-to-back Minnesota Class 4A state champions in 2014 and 2015. His team went 25-1 over the two title-winning seasons.
• As a senior (2015), was a Top 10 finalist for Mr. Football in Minnesota while helping pave the way for a team that rushed for 3,091 yards and passed for 2,251 yards with 77 touchdowns.
• In 2015, was a team captain and district MVP who earned all-state recognition from the Associated Press, KARE-11 TV and Minnesota Vikings along with all-conference and all-metro honors.
• As a defensive lineman finished his high school career with 99 solo tackles and 64 assisted tackles, including 14 quarterback sacks.
• Was named all-conference in basketball, where he was a three-year starter.
• Also competed in track and field and was a sixth-place finisher in the shot put at the 2015 Class 2A state meet.
• Has an older sister, Danielle, and a younger brother, Nick, who is an offensive lineman who joined the North Dakota State football program in spring 2020.
• Last name is pronounced RAY-dinz.
• Follow Radunz on Twitter at @DillonRadunz.
• Follow Radunz on Instagram at @dillon.radunz.
• Born Dillon Jeffrey Radunz on March 28, 1998 in St. Cloud, Minn.
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Titans OL Dillon Radunz addresses reporters during a Training Camp Press Conference on Saturday from Saint Thomas Sports Park.
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