Past and present Bison football players reunite for a good cause

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Carson Wentz at AO1 Softball Gane

Bismarck native and former NDSU quarterback Carson Wentz returned to Fargo Tuesday along with some of the most recognizable names in Bison football for the third-annual AO1 Foundation charity softball game at Newman Outdoor Field.

Festivities included a home run derby, and the main event: a nine-inning softball game that pitted team offense against team defense, all to benefit the various ministries of Wentz's foundation.

"I think that's kind of the North Dakota way. I think everybody wants to be generous, wants to help, wants to be a part of a cause. I think a lot of the same values align with what we do as a foundation, so I think that's first and foremost," said Wentz. >>> Full story here.

Carson Wentz and several other former Bison football players returned to Fargo Tuesday night for the third annual A01 Foundation Charity Softball Game.


3 NFL teams in 7 years is not what Wentz had in mind, but he's adjusting

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Washington Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz (11) talks with Commanders wide receiver Cam Sims during a three-day mini camp.
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The NFL career of Carson Wentz perhaps started at Mezzaluna restaurant in downtown Fargo when executives from the Philadelphia Eagles and Wentz had dinner. It turned into the former North Dakota State quarterback being the second overall selection in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Therein, also, started the rollercoaster. Great games and solid seasons were mixed in with injuries and ill-advised throws that led to a trade to Indianapolis.

“You come in and you think you have it all mapped out and you think you have everything in control,” Wentz said. “You learn quickly you don’t, especially in this business world.” >>> Full story here.

On Sunday, that meant scoreless performances from Cody Stashak, who followed Paddack and threw 2⅔ innings, Caleb Thielbar, who struck out all three batters he faced, Joe Smith, Tyler Duffey and Emilio Pagán, who locked down the save after allowing a pair of baserunners in the ninth.

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