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Dillon Radunz

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Height: 6-6

Age: 23

Weight: 301 lbs

College: North Dakota State

Biography

* 2021 Reese's Senior Bowl

* 2019 Associated Press All-America First Team

* 2019 AFCA All-America First Team

* 2019 STATS FCS All-America First Team

* 2019 HERO Sports FCS All-America First Team

* 2019 FCS Athletic Directors Association All-America First Team

* 2019 Walter Camp FCS All-America First Team

* 2019 Phil Steele FCS All-America First Team

* 2019 Phil Steele FCS Offensive Lineman of the Year

* 2019 Athlon Sports FCS All-America First Team

* 2018 HERO Sports FCS Sophomore All-America Team

* 2019 All-MVFC First Team

* 2018 All-MVFC Second Team

* 2019 MVFC Offensive Lineman of the Week (2)

* 2018 MVFC Offensive Lineman of the Week

Played in 33 career games with 32 starts...Part of four Missouri Valley Football Conference championship teams and three NCAA Division I football national championships...Two-time FCS AllAmerican...Consensus first team pick in 2019.

2020-21 SEASON (SENIOR): Made his 32nd consecutive and final start at left tackle for the Bison in the Oct. 3 season-opener against Central Arkansas...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.

2019 SEASON (JUNIOR): 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...All-Missouri Valley Football Conference first team...Started all 16 games at left tackle...MVFC Offensive Lineman of the Week twice for his performances against Youngstown State and South Dakota...Had zero missed assignments or pressures allowed as NDSU rushed for 251 yards and 7.4 yards per carry at YSU...Graded 100 percent with eight knockdowns and zero sacks against USD as the Bison put up 700 total yards including 419 rushing...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)...Part of a PAT unit that scored three two-point conversions.

2018 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): HERO Sports FCS Sophomore All-American...All-Missouri Valley Football Conference second team...Started all 15 games at left tackle...MVFC Offensive Lineman of the Week after helping NDSU 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...In 11 regular-season games, played 626 snaps with 27 knockdowns and three sacks allowed...Blocked for the No. 1 rushing attack in the MVFC averaging 286.2 yards per game (7th in FCS) 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).

2017 SEASON (FRESHMAN): 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. 2016 SEASON (REDSHIRT): Sat out as a redshirt in the Bison program.

HIGH SCHOOL: Two-year starting left tackle for the back-to-back Minnesota Class 4A state champions in 2014 and 2015 under coach Dwight Lundeen...Becker went 25-1 over the two titlewinning seasons...Top 10 finalist for Mr. Football in Minnesota...Helped pave the way for a team that rushed for 3,091 yards and passed for 2,251 yards with 77 touchdowns in 2015...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...On defense, wound up his career with 99 solo and 64 assisted tackles, including 14 quarterback sacks...All-conference in basketball, where he is a three-year starter...Sixth-place finisher in the shot put at the 2015 Class 2A state track and field meet.

PERSONAL: Graduated from NDSU in December 2020 with a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering and management...Son of Kathy Radunz and the late Jeff Radunz of Becker, Minn...Has an older sister, Danielle, and a younger brother, Nick Radunz, an offensive lineman who joined the Bison football program in spring 2020.

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