Bemidji, MN – The Bemidji Axemen have re-signed a familiar face in wide receiver DeMario Pippen.

Pippen was a mainstay for the Axemen season, playing in all but one game for the team.  He finished second on the team with 197 rushing yards and five touchdowns, while adding 17 receptions for 131 yards and a receiving touchdown.  Pippen was also a key contributor on special teams, notching 427 return yards for an average of 17.8 yards per return.

“Having DeMario back is huge for this team,” Axemen head coach Dixie Wooten stated.  “He brings a great work ethic every day and veteran leadership to the squad.  His versatility gives us a lot of options going forward.”

Prior to the Axemen, Pippen spent the first three years of his collegiate career at Jackson State University before transferring to Tuskegee University to play his senior year.  In 2011, he started nine of 10 games for the Tigers, recording 125 carries and 584 yards and five touchdowns as well as 15 receptions for 126 yards.  He finished the season second on the team in receptions and in individual scoring (30 points).

After college, Pippen signed an undrafted free agent contract with the Denver Broncos.

The Bemidji Axemen kick off their season in February of 2015 on Palace Casino Field at the Sanford Center.  Season tickets are now on sale starting as low as $56 each and can be purchased online through www.bemidjiaxemen.com .  For more information, please contact the Axemen offices as (218)444-8216.


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