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Former Bison Tyler Roehl to leave Moorhead High to be assistant coach at NDSU

by Mike McFeely

Former North Dakota State running back Tyler Roehl, who's spent the past couple of years coaching and teaching at Moorhead High School, will be named the tight ends/fullbacks coach for new Bison coach Chris Klieman later this week.

Roehl confirmed his new job, which had been rumored on the Bisonville fan message board late last week, via e-mail today.

Tyler Roehl

Roehl was a graduate assistant coaching running backs with the Bison under Craig Bohl in 2011. He left to join Kevin Feeney's staff with the Spuds in the spring of 2012. Roehl also taught physical education at Moorhead High.

Roehl also coached at Concordia College in Moorhead.

A West Fargo graduate, Roehl played for the Bison from 2004-08. He gained 2,484 yards his final two seasons at NDSU. He signed as an undrafted free agent with the Seattle Seahawks in 2009, but injured his knee and was cut. He also went to rookie mini-camp with the Vikings in 2010 but was not signed.

Roehl was part of the stellar teams that helped NDSU transition from NCAA Division II to the Football Championship Subdivision.

He made received national attention for his 263-yard rushing performance in a victory against Minnesota in 2007, which included this unforgettable moment for Bison fans:

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