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UW This Season: Playing his third position in three seasons, Josh Biezuns found a home on the UW defense in 2010 and excelled. The defensive end earned Second Team All-Mountain West Conference accolades from the MWC coaches and media. The senior enters the fall with 16 consecutive starts and 27 career starts, and is one of UW's defensive honors candidates. He and fellow senior defensive end Gabe Knapton should be two of the top defensive ends in the conference and the nation in 2011.
2010: Biezuns started in all 12 games at left defensive end for the Cowboys. He ranked sixth on the team with 61 tackles, including 40 solo stops, while leading the Cowboys with 10.5 tackles for a loss of 60 yards and 6.5 sacks for 48 yards. He ranked second in the MWC in sacks per game and No. 59 nationally, while his tackles for loss per game was fifth in the conference. Biezuns saved his best performance of the season for last when he notched a dominant performance against rival Colorado State to earn MWC Defensive Player of the Week. Against the Rams, he made seven tackles, 3.5 sacks and four tackles for loss to go with a forced fumble and pass breakup. The previous week, he notched a season-high nine tackles and one sack at UNLV and also recorded seven tackles against Air Force earlier in the season. At the team's year-end banquet, he was named UW's Defensive Lineman of the Year and also received the Gen. Pete Schoomaker Special Forces Award.
2009: Biezuns moved from offense to defense in the spring of `09. He took the physical style of play that made him a devastating blocker as a fullback on offense in 2008 and used that to become a starting outside linebacker for the Cowboy defense in 2009. Biezuns started 12 of 13 games at linebacker as a sophomore. He ranked third on the team in sacks, with 3.5 for minus-15 yards. Biezuns was also third among the Cowboys in tackles for losses, with 9.5 for minus-35 yards, and he was seventh in total tackles for the Pokes, with 65. Biezuns played a key role in helping the Wyoming defense mount a memorable goal-line stand in the New Mexico Bowl victory. He had one double-figure tackle game, making 11 tackles versus BYU. Biezuns had seven tackles against No. 2 ranked Texas, including one sack. He matched that total in the bowl game versus Fresno State, with seven tackles and 2.0 tackles for losses. He recorded six tackles at Air Force and at No. 16 ranked Utah. He concluded the 2009 regular season with four tackles, 1.0 sack and 2.0 tackles for losses in a 17-16 road win at archrival Colorado State. As a former high school linebacker, he made a smooth transition to the defensive side of the ball in `09.
2008: Biezuns played in eight games as a fullback, starting three his redshirt freshman season. He proved effective as a receiver out of the backfield, catching five passes for 35 yards. He had one rushing attempt on the season. Biezuns had one of the most impressive springs of any young player on the Cowboy roster during 2008 spring practice. With the implementation of a fullback position in Wyoming's new offense, Biezuns fit the new position perfectly. He was an outstanding fullback and linebacker at Prior Lake High School in Prior Lake, Minn. Biezuns was listed No. 2 on the Cowboy depth chart behind junior Greg Genho entering the 2008 season.
High School: Biezuns earned All-Conference honors at both fullback and linebacker his senior season at Prior Lake High School, and was chosen as his team's Most Valuable Player. He led Prior Lake High School in tackles, with 74 total tackles, in 2006. He also carried the ball 44 times for 237 yards and had four rushing touchdowns his senior season. He averaged 5.3 yards per carry and 8.6 tackles per game as a senior. His best defensive performance came against Hutchinson High School as he made 19 total tackles, including 12 solo tackles and seven assists. Biezuns helped lead Prior Lake High to a 6-4 record and the second round of the Minnesota Class 5A Playoffs. He played for head coach Matt Gegenheimer at Prior Lake High School. In addition to football, Biezuns was captain of his high school baseball team, where he was a first baseman, and he played center in hockey. Biezuns was also recruited by Minnesota-Duluth and Minnesota-Mankato.
Personal: Born Dec. 30, 1988, he is the son of Sharon and John Biezuns. His father played football at the University of South Dakota. Biezuns is studying sociology at UW.