Former Spartan pulls off pick six with North Dakota StateMaking two key blocks on the return was Tory Dalbec, the son of former Superiorites Greg and Kim Dalbec. Tory’s uncle, Kevin Holm, also a SHS graduate, played at NDSU from 1990-95.
By: Ken Olson, Superior Telegram
Former Superior Spartan Zach Colvin got into the scoring column recently for the North Dakota State University football team.
Colvin, a 2010 graduate of Superior High School, intercepted a pass and returned for a 44-yard touchdown in the Bison’s 56-10 win over Ferris State on Sept. 7.
Making two key blocks on the return was Tory Dalbec, the son of former Superiorites Greg and Kim Dalbec. Tory’s uncle, Kevin Holm, also a SHS graduate, played at NDSU from 1990-95.
Colvin, a 5-foot-10, 167-pound senior, plays defensive and has six tackles this season, including four solo tackles. He also had 13 tackles in 13 games as a sophomore and had a 12-yard interception return for a touchdown.
He missed his freshman season with a knee injury, but was able to dress in the FCS national championship game.
While at SHS, Colvin was an all-conference defensive back, three-year starter and four-year letterwinner. He was also a four-year letterwinner in track, competing in the 100, 200, 400 and long jump, and a two-year letterwinner in basketball.
Colvin is the son of Penny Colvin of Superior, and Lloyd Colvin, Broken Arrow, Okla. His college major is psychology with a minor in criminal justice.
Dalbec, who graduated from Edina High School in 2012, joined the NDSU football program as a walk-on in Aug. 2012.
He was a two-year starter at linebacker for the Hornets and recorded 90 tackles, three fumble recoveries and an interception in 10 games as a senior to earn first-team all-Lake Conference honors, third-team all-Metro and honorable mention all-state.
Dalbec’s college major is economics.
NDSU, 4-0 and ranked No. 1 among FCS (Football Championship Subdivision) teams, hosts No. 4 Northern Iowa (4-0) at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.