Tom Hintgen | For the Journal

Gridiron: Underwood High School graduate and NDSU Bison defensive tackle Matt Biegler visited with his parents, Curt and Mary Biegler, and sister Megan, far right, after the Oct. 19 Bison win over Missouri State in Fargo.

Underwood High School graduate Matt Biegler takes pride in his role as a defensive tackle, first off the bench, for the undefeated NDSU Bison football team.

“This has been a very rewarding year for me thus far,” said Biegler, a 6-foot, 4-inch 283-pound junior after his team defeated Missouri State 22-0 in Fargo on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 19.

Biegler became an impact player this year after a transition from defensive end to defensive tackle. He has won praise from first-year head coach Matt Entz and the assistant coaches.

The Underwood native works hard both on and off the football field.

Biegler is majoring in electrical engineering with a minor in computer science. He also holds down a part-time job.

It was a happy celebration on the field, after the win over Missouri State when Biegler and his teammates met with family members.

Underwood area fans are happy to see Biegler play football in person at the Fargo Dome or watch Biegler during TV coverage of the Bison.

It’s special when TV announcers praise Biegler for a solo tackle or assisted tackle, when two defensive players both contribute to stopping a ball carrier.

Biegler was a four-year letter winner and three-year starter for coach Chuck Ross at Underwood. He helped lead the Rockets to the 9-man state finals in both 2013 and 2015.

The Bison standout said he is proud of the Underwood football team making a successful transition from 9-man to 11-man football in 2019.


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