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FOOTBALL

UND keeps Freund on staff

UND coach Bubba Schweigert announced Thursday that Danny Freund will remain with the program and coach the team's wide receivers.

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Freund will be the longest-tenured coach on staff as the 2014 season will be the fourth as a coach at his alma mater. He spent his first three seasons on the sidelines coaching the team's running backs (2011 and 2012) and quarterbacks (2013).

"During the transition between staffs, Danny continued to show his loyalty to this program and put forth a great amount of time and effort to ensure that process was as smooth as possible," Schweigert said. "He maintained recruiting contacts and prospect commitments over the past few months for us and did a great job in that regard.

"All along I've said I want guys that are passionate about this place and Danny certainly meets that requirement."

Freund was a two-year starter at quarterback for UND and arrived on campus just after Schweigert left for the head coaching job at Minnesota Duluth in 2004.

"It is an honor to remain here at UND on coach Schweigert's staff," Freund said. "We are committed to building this program day by day and do that with great passion and enthusiasm."

Freund holds two degrees from the university -- a bachelor's degree in business economics (2008) and a master's degree in educational leadership (2013).

Dressler has tryout with K.C.

Saskatchewan receiver Weston Dressler -- a former UND standout wide receiver -- had a tryout with the Kansas City Chiefs this week, according to a Saskatchewan, Sask., radio station.

Dressler's contract with the Roughriders of the Canadian Football League is due to expire on Feb. 15. The 28-year-old helped lead the Roughriders to the 2013 Grey Cup championship. He has spent six seasons in Saskatchewan where he has had five 1,000-yard campaigns. He was a CFL all-star in 2013.

The 5-foot-8, 180-pound Dressler has 442 career receptions for 6,531 yards and 43 touchdowns. His 70 receptions in 2013 racked up 1,011 yards and nine touchdowns. He had 16 catches, 240 yards and four scores in the playoffs.

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