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Ben Tedford
Ben Tedford

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Littleton, Colo.

High School:
Columbine

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 254

Position:
TE

Experience:
1L


2011 (Junior): Did not play, hampered by injury.

2010 (Sophomore):A former defensive lineman, transitioned to tight end near the end of August camp, and played in all 12 games, primarily on special teams...Played on special teams in season-opener vs. Colorado (Sept. 4) at Invesco Field...Wore the uniform number and began playing the position of his late Godfather, CSU All-American Keli McGregor...Late in 38-14 win vs. New Mexico (Oct. 30), lined up at tight end...Also saw action on the Rams' first offensive series at SDSU (Nov. 6).


2009 (Freshman): Saw action in two games, both from scrimmage...Finished CSU's win vs. Nevada (Sept. 19), picking up a solo tackle, and also played late in loss at TCU (Oct. 17).


2008: Redshirted as a true freshman in his first season of college eligibility.


High School: Garnered second-team all-state accolades as a senior and honorable mention all-state as a junior at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo. ...First-team all-South Metro League defensive lineman in 2007, and was a second-team all-conference performer in 2006...Helped the Rebels to a 24-game winning streak and the No. 17 spot in USA Today's Super 25 national high school poll...The streak ended with a 31-28 loss to Bear Creek in the Class 5A state quarterfinals...CHS was ranked No. 1 in the state for most of the `07 season after winning the 2006 state crown...In Columbine's 38-7 win over Montbello in the preliminary round of the state playoffs, recovered a fumble in the end zone as a DE, then minutes later caught a short touchdown as a TE...Helped Rebels to the 2006 Class 5A state championship, and three straight league titles (2005-07)...A team captain as a senior...Head coach was Andy Lowry...Received the Spirt of Columbine award for his character and leadership...Lettered three years in football, three in basketball and two in track...Was reunited at CSU with former CHS basketball teammate Nick Oppenneer...Was an academic all-state selection in both his junior and senior seasons...Also recruited by Kansas, Kansas State, Utah, Wyoming and Air Force.


Personal: Given name Benjamin Andrew Tedford...Born Sept. 14, 1989, in Lakewood, Colo. ...Parents are Todd and Mary Tedford...Has a younger sister...Godson of the late Keli McGregor, the CSU player who turned a walk-on career into All-America honors in the 1980s before playing in the NFL and becoming president of the Colorado Rockies (Tedford wears McGregor's CSU number, 88)...Helped the City of Fort Collins host a Super Bowl party for kids before 2011 spring practice...In June before the '11 season, assisted at a youth football clinic in Windsor, Colo., for kids ages 8-12...Visited Foothills Gateway adult-care services to play video games such as Wii, put puzzles together, and get to know some of the members and their families in February before the '10 season...For a week during the summer of 2010, helped struggling students with reading at Tavelli Elementary in Fort Collins...Majoring in business administration...Hometown: Littleton, Colo.


Division I career statistics


RECEIVING


Year


School


GP


GS


No


Yds


Avg


TD


Long


Avg/Gm


2009


Colorado State (fr.)


2


0


-


-


-


-


-


-


2010


Colorado State (so.)


12


0


-


-


-


-


-


-


Career totals (two years)


14


0


0


0


-


0


0


0.0


Additional statistics: 1 tackle in 2009; 1 tackle in 2010

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