Former Bison Tanguay has treasured items stolen from garage

North Dakota State defensive tackle Nate Tanguay gets ready for a snap against James Madison during the 2017 NCAA FCS title game in Frisco, Texas. David Samson / The Forum

FARGO — Celebrating North Dakota State’s seventh NCAA Division I FCS national title didn’t last long for former standout defensive tackle Nate Tanguay. A theft of cherished Bison items in his garage happened sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning, he said.

Tanguay said two No. 99 game-worn jerseys, his Bison helmet, track and field gear of his girlfriend Sierra Kreft and items that her grandfather gave her before he died were taken.

That latter, Tanguay said, is the hardest to take.

“That’s the thing that kills me the most,” he said. “That’s not replaceable. I could get another jersey and that would be fine. That stuff is irreplaceable for her and are things that are missed the most.”

Tanguay was in Frisco, Texas, over the weekend watching NDSU’s 38-24 victory against Eastern Washington when the incident took place. He filed a police report and called area pawn shops to be on the lookout.


“We’ve taken a lot of precautions,” he said. “The cool thing for me is how helpful and compassionate people are and it’s cool to see that in a community.”

Tanguay said there were no other signs of breaking into any other garages at the Northtown Crossing complex at 1195 35th Street North in Fargo. He’s not sure how his stall got broken into.

“It has to be somebody that lives there and knows exactly about seeing me and her in there before,” Tanguay said. “It could be somebody who lives in the apartments. If they want to drop it off in the middle of the night; we don’t want to press charges, we just want our stuff back.”

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