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Bemidji State football: Anderson, Ellison named to All-Super Region team

Bemidji State University linebacker Jake Anderson and cornerback Tiger Ellison have been named to the All-Super Region Three Team by Don Hansen's Football Gazette.

Anderson earned a spot on the First Team, while Ellison was selected Third Team.

The BSU duo stood as two of 25 players hailing from Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference institutions to earn all region honors.

Anderson was a First-Team All-NSIC pick and Preseason NSIC Player to Watch. He finished second on the team with 69 tackles (22 solo), a team-best 15.0 tackles for loss and led the league with 10.5 quarterback sacks. The BSU defensive unit capped the regular season ranked 15th in the country allowing just 276 yards per game and a meager 81 rushing yards per contest to rank ninth.

At the conclusion of the season, Anderson was also picked to represent the Beavers on the Daktronics Inc. All-Super Region Three Team and went on to become became the 18th player in BSU football history to be selected All-America, garnering second team honors.

Despite playing just seven games due to injury, Ellison totaled 29 tackles (14 solo), led the team with three interceptions and was second on the team with four passes broken up. In addition, he forced a fumble.

Ellison capped his four-year career as a First Team All-NSIC selection.

The Columbus, Ohio native posted 125 tackles (73 solo), six interceptions and nine passes broken up in 28 games over four years for the Beavers. In addition to his duties in the BSU secondary, Ellison also served as one of Bemidji State top return threats during his career.