Spring 2017 Roster Changes

Spring 2017 Roster Changes

North Dakota State begins spring ball on Wednesday and in anticipation of the fifteen practices that will occur in March and April, the team has released its official roster for the spring. There are some departures from the team and some notable changes to some personnel.


  • Steven Nava, walk-on QB from California
  • Khayvon Hawkins, WR from Robbinsdale Cooper, Minnesota. Played in 22 career games, but never had a catch.
  • Isaac Cenescar, Free Safety from Orlando. Biggest moment was an interception to close out the 2016 Green and Gold game, played in just ten games over two seasons.
  • Dan Sargent; FB/LB from Chicago Lakes. Didn’t play in a game in 2016, limited reps in 2014 + 2015.
  • Kurt Mattox; LB from Brooklyn Park. Played four games in 2016, four tackles on special teams. Chris Klieman singled him late in the season about his special teams role.
  • Peder Olson; LB from Maple Grove. Didn’t play in a game in 2016.
  • Max Polson, Center from Coon Rapids. Didn’t play in a game in 2016, saw limited reps in 2014 + 2015.
  • Isaiah Fransen; WR from Barron, Wisconsin. Played in eight career games, with one reception, a memorable third down catch against Sam Houston State in 2014 playoffs.
  • Isaac Lashua; TE from Iola, Wisconsin. Played in just four career games, moved from defense to offense in his career.
  • Connor Hubbs, DT from White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Never played in a game for the Bison

Hawkins would be the most notable departure, who showed promise in the 2015 Spring Game, but never translated to the field.

As for the physical changes, here’s a look at some that stood out to me:

  • Jabril Cox in 2016: 6’3, 220. Spring 2017: 6’3, 230.
  • Matt Biegler in 2016: 6’3, 255. Spring 2017: 6’3, 270 (also moved from TE to DE)
  • Jake Brinkman in 2016: 6’2, 220. Spring 2017: 6’2, 255.
  • Cole Karcz in 2016: 6’4, 245. Spring 2017: 6’4, 263.
  • Dillon Radunz in 2016: 6’6, 266. Spring 2017: 6’6, 288.
  • Cordell Volson in 2016: 6’7, 267. Spring 2017: 6’7, 299.
  • Zack Johnson in 2016: 6’6, 301. Spring 2017: 6’6, 314.
  • Sean Engel in 2016: 6’5, 201. Spring 2017: 6’5, 211.

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