FARGO, N.D. (NDSU SPORTS INFORMATION) -- Christian Dudzik, the 5-foot-10, 184 pound junior Safety and Ryan Smith, the 5-foot-7, 175 junior Wide Receiver have been named to the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) FCS Punt Returner Watch List. Dudzik averaged 22.2 yards on six punt returns last year while Smith piled up 189 yards and one TD on 18 returns. The Bison were joined by Jacksonville and South Carolina State as the only programs to have multiple players named to the list.
Last season, Dudzik compiled 57 tackles, four pass breakups, three fumble recoveries, and two interceptions while playing at safety. Smith led the team by hauling in 49 receptions for 549 yards with three TDs and was named to the second team all-MVFC as a receiver and return specialist in 2012.