2012 (Junior): Appeared in all 11 games for the second straight season at wide receiver and the team's holder on place kicks ... Caught a career-high 27 passes for 289 yards and two touchdowns ... Opened the season with an 11-yard touchdown reception vs. South Dakota Mines (Aug. 30) ... Went five games without a catch before hauling in two for 25 yards vs. Northern Arizona (Oct. 13) ... Had a breakout game in the win over Montana (Oct. 20), catching a career-high 13 passes for 152 yards and a touchdown ... Earned College Footbal Performance Awards Wide Receiver Performer of the Week honorable mention honors for his efforts vs. the Grizzlies ... Caught four passes for 51 yards in his only start of the season vs. Southern Utah (Nov. 3) ... Had five grabs for 39 yards in season finale at Northern Colorado (Nov. 17) ... Recipient of the 2012 Athletics Director Award of Merit ... Earned second letter.
2011 (Sophomore): Appared in all 11 games after missing all of 2010 ... Earned two starts at wide receiver, finishing the season with 13 catches for 129 yards and two touchdowns ... Made first collegiate catch vs. Drake (Sept. 1), which was good for four yards ... Added a 10-yard reception vs. Black Hills State (Sept. 24) ... During team's four-game winning streak to close out the season, caught 11 passes for 115 yards and two scores ... Had three catches for a season-high 38 yards at Northern Colorado (Oct. 29) ... Scored first career touchdown againts the Bears on a 16-yard reception ... Also had three catches at UC Davis (Nov. 11) and vs. South Dakota (Nov. 18) ... Added his second touchdown reception on a 12-yard strike at UC Davis ... Recipient of the 2011 Athletics Directors Award of Merit ... Earned first letter.
2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Missed entire season after suffering an injury during fall camp ... Recipient of the 2010 Athletics Director Award of Merit.
2009: Redshirt season ... Earned UND's Offensive Scout Player the Week honors (USF, Oct. 17) ... Recipient of the 2009 Athletics Director Award of Merit.
Before UND: A 2009 graduate of Coon Rapids High School ... Two-time letterwinner in football where he played quarterback, safety, and cornerback ... Voted the 2009 most valuable player ... Selected to the All-Northwest Suburban Conference and all-region first teams ... Named to the all-section tournament team and was an all-state honorable mention ... Set a new CRHS single-season passing records in attempts (225), completions (159), and yardage (2,325) ... Finished his senior season with 30 touchdown passes and a 70.7 completion percentage ... Also gained 678 rushing yards on 143 attempts (4.7 yards/carry) and nine touchdowns ... Earned 2008-09 Star Tribune Athlete of the Week accolades ... Named most valuable player at the 2008 UND football camp ... Earned two letters in basketball ... Three-time letterwinner in baseball as a pitcher and a right fielder ... Three-year member of the National Honor Society ... 2008-09 Triple "A" award winner ... Recipient of 12 Silver Academic Letter Awards.
Personal: Majoring in biology ... Son of J.T. and Lori Taylor and Darrell Townsend ... Step-father, J.T., played football at Northwestern Bible College ... Sister, Jazmin, plays basketball at the University of St. Thomas.
|» Townsend's career rushing/receiving statistics
|» Townsend's personal highs
Receptions: 13, 10/20/12 vs. Montana
|Yards receiving: 152, 10/20/12 vs. Montana
TD's receiving: 1 (4x), last 10/20/12 vs. Montana
|Longest Reception: 24 yds, 10/20/12 vs. Montana
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