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UND's Wanzek has career day

Noah Wanzek

When he was recruiting out of Jamestown High School in North Dakota, UND sophomore wide receiver Noah Wanzek flew under the radar and was a late addition to the team's recruiting class two seasons ago.

With Wanzek's performance in UND's 34-0 win over Missouri State on Saturday at the Alerus Center, he won't be flying under the radar long in the Big Sky Conference.

Wanzek had seven catches for 117 yards and two touchdowns during the annual Potato Bowl.

"We think Noah has a lot of talent," UND coach Bubba Schweigert said. "He's really developed into a really good football player. He practices hard, and we think that really helps him. He's competitive and can catch the ball. If we can get it close to him, he's going to catch it."

Wanzek had 25 catches for 367 yards as a true freshman in 2016 and appears poised to break out in 2017.

"The greatest thing about him is he's going to be humble about it," Schweigert said. "He'll be back in trying to get better tomorrow and out at practice on Tuesday working hard again."

Tom Miller

Miller has been with the Grand Forks Herald sports department since 2004. He's also a Grand Forks native and UND graduate. 

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