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#18 Weston Dressler
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 164
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bismarck, N.D.
High School: Bismarck High School
Weston Dressler
Courtesy: UND Athletics Media Relations
Release: 01/22/2007


Entering third season as UND’s starting flanker.

Career: UND’s all-time leader in career receptions (167), career touchdown receptions (24), punt return touchdowns (three), total return touchdowns (four), career regular season touchdown receptions (23) and career postseason all-purpose yards (946).

2006 (Junior): One of 24 national candidates for the Harlon Hill Trophy as the top player in Division II football ... Named the Bismarck Tribune’s Sportsman of the Year ... Named a first team All-American by the Associated Press, American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), Don Hansen’s Football Gazette, D2Football.com and Daktronics ... Earned first team all-northwest region honors from the same organizations ... Named to the All-NCC  first team at both wide receiver and return specialist ... An ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America first team selection ... Was also named to the Academic All-NCC team and the NCC Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll ... Named UND’s most valuable player, most valuable offensive player and most valuable receiver ... Started all 13 games and set UND single-season records for receiving yards (1,215) and touchdown receptions (16) ... Also broke his own UND single-season record for all-purpose yards (2,027) ... Led Division II with 90 receptions, second-most in UND history ... Ranked third nationally in receiving yards (1,215), eighth receiving yards per game (93.5), 12th in all-purpose yards per game (155.9), 19th in scoring per game (7.8) and 21st in punt return average (12.7) ... Led the NCC in receptions, receptions per game, touchdown receptions, receiving yards and receiving yards per game ... Ranked second in the NCC in scoring (102 pts.) and scoring per game (7.8) ... Ranked third in all-purpose yards per game, fifth in punt return average and 10th in kick return average ... Tied a UND single-game record with 15 receptions (for 159 yards and one touchdown) at Nebraska-Omaha (Oct. 14) ... Had three games with 10 more catches ... Caught 10 passes (for 141 yards and two touchdowns) in the season opener at Central Washington ... Enjoyed five 100-yard receiving efforts ... Racked up a career-high 174 yards and three touchdowns on just six receptions against Minnesota Duluth (Oct. 28) ... Scored at least one touchdown in 10 of UND’s 13 games ... Enjoyed four games with two or more touchdowns, including a pair of three-touchdown games ... Scored the winning touchdown on a 50-yard reception with less than a minute remaining in UND’s upset win at I-AA Northern Iowa (Sep. 9) ... Earned third letter.

2005 (Sophomore): Named to Don Hansen’s Football Gazette All-America First Team ... Earned CollegeSportsReport.com All-America Second Team honors ... Named All-America honorable mention by D2Football.com ... Named to All-NCC First Team as a return specialist and garnered honorable mention honors as a wide receiver ... Named to Academic All-NCC Team and NCC Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll ... Named UND’s Most Valuable Offensive Player ... Recipient of UND’s Little Big Man Award ... Three-time NCC Special Teams Player of the Week ... Also named NCC Offensive Player of the Week once ... Set a UND record with 1,915 all-purpose yards ... Averaged 147.3 all-purpose yards per game to rank third in the league ... Returned a school-record four kicks (three punts, one kickoff) for touchdowns ... Averaged 15.2 yards per punt return to lead the NCC and rank ninth nationally ... Led the NCC in punt return yards and punt return average for the second straight season ... His punt return TDs included a 66-yarder at Central Washington (Aug. 27), an 86-yarder vs. Augustana (Sep. 24) and a 49-yarder vs. Nebraska-Omaha (Oct. 29) ... Also returned a kickoff 93 yards vs. West Chester (Sep. 3) ... Ranked fifth in the NCC in kick return average (25.2) ... Caught a career-high 64 passes for 754 yards and a team-high eight touchdowns ... Had a pair of 100-yard receiving performances ... Caught four passes for 109 yards and three touchdowns at Winona State (Sep. 10) and hauled in a career-high 10 passes for 101 yards and a score at South Dakota (Nov. 5) ... Also returned seven kickoffs for 151 yards at South Dakota and finished with a career-high 288 all-purpose yards in that game ... Also ran 27 times for 205 yards ... Finished eighth in the NCC with 12 total touchdowns ... Finished seventh in the league with 4.92 receptions per game and 10th with 58 receiving yards per game ... Received UND’s Evan Lips Athletic Scholarship Award ... Earned second letter.

2004 (Freshman): Made rare, immediate impact as a true freshman ... UND’s first true freshman to see game action since current Minnesota Viking Jim Kleinsasser (1995) ... Named All-American honorable mention by D2Football.com and Football Gazette ... Named all-region first team pick by same two organizations ... Named to All-NCC First Team, joining teammate Brent Halfmann as the league’s only freshmen to earn all-conference honors in 2004 ... Named UND’s Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Special Teams Player ... Led the Sioux with 1,071 all-purpose yards in 13 games ... Amassed 613 punt return yards, 250 kick return yards, 141 receiving yards and 67 rushing yards ... Led all Division II players in punt return yardage ... Averaged an NCC-leading 13.3 yards per punt return, which ranked 17th in the country (tops among freshmen) ... Also averaged 19.2 yards per kick return. 10.8 yards per reception and 5.2 yards per carry ... Hauled in his first career TD reception against Ferris State (Oct. 9) ... Had a season-high 177 all-purpose yards in that game and was named NCC Special Teams Player of the Week ... Enjoyed four games with at least 100 all-purpose yards and another with 93 ... Had a season-long 70-yard punt return at Nebraska-Omaha (Oct. 30) ... Earned first letter.

Before UND: A 2003 graduate of Bismarck High School ... 2003 Gatorade Player of the Year ...  First player in Western Dakota Conference history to earn all-state honors three times ... Also a three-time all-state and all-conference selection ... Ran for over 2,100 yards and 40 touchdowns as a senior.

Personal: Majoring in management ... Son of Rick and Val Dressler ... Younger brother, Ryan, is a freshman wide receiver for the Sioux.

CAREER RUSHING STATISTICS

 Year

 GP-GS

 Att.

 Yards

 Avg.

 Long

 TD

2004

13-0

10

67

6.7

27

0

2005

13-9

27

205

7.6

57

0

2006

13-13

20

121

6.1

26

1

Totals

39-22

57

393

6.9

57

1


CAREER RECEIVING STATISTICS

 Year

 GP-GS

 Rec.

 Yards

 Avg.

 Long

 TD

2004

13-0

13

141

10.8

25

1

2005

13-9

64

754

11.8

69

8

2006

13-13

*90

^1,215

13.5

66

^16

Totals

39-22

^167

2,110

12.6

69

^25


CAREER PUNT RETURN STATISTICS

Year

 GP-GS

 Ret.

 Yards

 Avg.

 Long

 TD

2004

13-0

46

*613

13.3

70

0

2005

13-9

33

503

15.2

86

^3

2006

13-13

20

253

12.6

63

0

Totals

39-22

99

1,369

13.8

86

^3


CAREER KICK RETURN STATISTICS

Year

 GP-GS

 Ret.

 Yards

 Avg.

 Long

 TD

2004

13-0

13

250

19.2

32

0

2005

13-9

18

453

25.2

93

1

2006

13-13

19

438

23.1

66

0

Totals

39-22

50

1,141

22.8

93

1


CAREER ALL-PURPOSE YARDAGE

Year

 GP-GS

Rush

 Rec.

 Punt

 Kick

 Total

2004

13-0

67

141

*613

250

1,071

2005

13-9

205

754

503

453

1,915

2006

13-13

121

^1,215

253

438

^2,027

Totals

39-22

393

2,110

1,369

1,141

5,013



* - Indicates led Division II
^ - Indicates UND record