Football

  • 30 Iowa Conference titles
  • 20 NCAA Div. III playoff berths
  • No losing seasons since 1960
  • Third-winningest NCAA football team since 1975 (.805)

Osborn

Team awards

All-Americans

Iowa Conference Coach of the Year

Coach Year
Jeff McMartin 2007
Jeff McMartin 2006
Jeff McMartin 2005
Rich Kacmarynski 2000
Rick Kacmarynski 1998
Ron Schipper 1995
Ron Schipper 1994
Ron Schipper 1990
Ron Schipper 1989
Ron Schipper 1985
Ron Schipper 1984
Ron Schipper 1983
Ron Schipper 1981
Ron Schipper 1978
Ron Schipper 1977
Ron Schipper 1974

 

Heerema-Schilder MVP Blanket

1913 Carl Ver Steeg
1914 Peary Peterson
1915 Frank Muirhead
1916 Carl Byers
1917 -
1918 -
1919 -
1920 Harry Neyenesch
1921 George Flikkema
1922 Ben De Vries
1923 Fred Van Doorninck
1924 Andy Butt
1925 Gerald Rowland
1926 Glen Kerr
1927 Minor Alsip
1928 Elmer Meredith
1929 Clarence Wilkins
1930 Dick Giles
1931 Ray Hostetler
1932 George Wildasir
1933 Cletus Stimmel
1934 Mervin Leavengood
1935 Virgil Ford
1936 Burt Paullin
1937 Bruce Gardner
1938 Merle Ferrell
1939 Omar Ray
1940 Harley Croft
1941 Melvin Bonwell
1942 Glenn Dickson
1943 -
1944 -
1945 -
1946 James Kempkes
1947 Mark Speed
1948 Stan Borgman
1949 Bert Bandstra
1950 Robert Vander Linden
1951 Ray Pugh
1952 Orville Punkin
1953 Louis Pluim
1954 Arvid Pierson
1955 John Ellis
1956 Lavern Boelkens
1957 Phil Schrank
1958 Darrell Brand
1959 Tom Gaard
1960 John Nummerdor
1961 Dirk Van Gorp
1962 Bob Slykhuis
1963 Mark De Cook
1964 Charles Slykhuis
1965 Don Jacobusse
1966 Dennis Descoteau
1967 Doug Van Boven
1968 John Danks
1969 Steve Bancroft
1970 Vern Den Herder
1971 Ron Martin
1972 Chris Nelson
1973 Bill Rollison
1974 Al Dorenkamp
1975 Jim Fitzgerald
1976 Sam De Vilder
1977 Don Taylor
1978 Ron Marlow
1979 Chris Adkins
1980 Craig Wilkin
1981 Bruce Wendt
1982 Scott De Jong
1983 John Celoni
1984 Scott Froehle
1985 Rich Thomas
1986 Mark Blom
1987 Mike Stumberg
1988 Mike Stumberg
1989 Kris Reis
1990 Ron Saak
1991 Rich Kacmarynski
1992 Bill Mulder
1993 Shad Flynn
1994 Mark Kacmarynski
1995 Rick Sanger
1996 Mark Kacmarynski
1997 Matt Paulsen
1998 Chris Johnson
1999 Jeff Sanger
2000 Jeff Sanger
2001 Bric Nelson
2002 Tony Rietema
2003 Mark Sanger
2004 Mark Sanger
2005 Vance Schuring
2006 Vance Schuring
2007 Tim Connell
2008 Matt VerMeer
2009 David Zachary
2010 Nate Snead
2011 Nate Snead
2012 Seth Carson
2013 Danny Samson

 

Richard J. Mentink Award

(outstanding leadership and sportsmanship on the field and in the classroom)

1960 Tom Hall
1961 John Sikkink
1962 Phil Vander Wilt
1963 Jim Danks
1964 Dick Dykstra
1965 Tom Stone
1966 Roger Slykhuis
1967 Gary Van Hulzen
1968 Brian O’Donnell
1969 Doug Black
1970 Dick Fisher
1971 Gene Pals
1972 Neal Rusher, Doug Clapp, & Steve Paris
1973 Mark Witherall
1974 Mike Hodges
1975 Mark Humphrey
1976 Bruce Crane
1977 Mark Vander Linden
1978 John Goode
1979 Brent Aufdembrink
1980 Mark Davison
1981 Kent Horstmann
1982 Bob Schueler
1983 Craig Wassenaar
1984 Brett Clayberg
1985 Jody Bandy
1986 Jeff Blythe
1987 Jeff Staton
1988 Rick Perry
1989 Rich Kacmarynski
1990 Rich Kacmarynski
1991 Tim Lewis
1992 Chris Hulleman
1993 Ross Gahart
1994 Jason Sanders
1995 Mark Kacmarynski
1996 Matt Paulsen
1997 Jon Klaassen
1998 Curt Kopacek
1999 Clint Basener
2000 Steve Perkins
2001 Joe Ritzert
2002 Austin Bonnema
2003 Ryan J. Johnson
2004 Mark Isaacson
2005 Stephen Barnes
2006 Ben Bollard
2007 Greg Altmaier
2008 Nate Craft
2009 Zach Van Arkel
2010 Steven Johnson
2011 Cory Nikkel
2012 Jack Flaherty
2013 Travis Hook

 

Lankelma-Menning Award

(outstanding underclass player)

1966 Larry Embling
1967 Ken Piazza
1968 Steve Bancroft
1969 Vern Den Herder
1970 Gene Pals
1971 Steve Paris
1972 Jim Hopkins
1973 Jim Veldhuizen
1974 Jim Fitzgerald
1975 Don Taylor
1976 Don Taylor
1977 John Goode
1978 Earl Hammond
1979 Tom Temple
1980 Scott De Jong
1981 Ben Leedle
1982 Brett Clayberg
1983 Mike Bohning
1984 Rich Thomas
1985 Jeff Blythe
1986 Mike Stumberg
1987 Kris Reis
1988 Ron Saak
1989 Travis Lynn
1990 Bill Mulder
1991 Bill Mulder
1992 Shad Flynn
1993 Mark Kacmarynski
1994 Rick Sanger
1995 Pat Hagen
1996 Jon Klaassen
1997 Chris Johnson
1998 Jeff Sanger
1999 Steve Perkins
2000 Austin Bonnema
2001 Austin Bonnema
2002 Mark Sanger
2003 Mark Sanger
2004 Brad Ryals
2005 Andrew Lehn
2006 Andrew Lehn
2007 Jordan Leuschen
2008 Shane Wong
2009 Nate Snead
2010 Keith Rush
2011 Keith Rush
2012 Mike Young
2013 Josh Osborn

 

Brian O’Donnell Award

(most valuable freshman)

1969 Steve Paris
1970 Bill Rollison
1971 Randy Busscher
1972 Jim Fitzgerald
1973 Larry Hook
1974 Mark Cramer
1975 Randy Misfeldt
1976 Tom Eilers
1977 Mark Lafferty
1978 Bob Schueler
1979 Scott De Jong
1980 John Celoni
1981 Brett Clayberg
1982 Rich Thomas, Dean Chapman
1983 Doug Embray
1984 Lanny Brand
1985 Mike Stumberg
1986 Kris Reis
1987 Ron Saak
1988 Rich Kacmarynski
1989 Bill Mulder
1990 Shad Flynn
1991 Darren Glenn
1992 Mark Kacmarynski
1993 Kevin Robinson
1994 Jonathon Klaassen
1995 Andrew Paulsen
1996 Jed Eichhorn
1997 Jeff Sanger
1998 Matt Petersen
1999 Austin Bonnema
2000 Jacob Greiner
2001 Tyler Baethke
2002 Ryan S. Johnson
2003 Dustyn Baethke
2004 Jon Haugen
2005 Owen Habermen
2006 David Zachary
2007 Kurtis Brondyke
2008 Ryan Schmidt
2009 Keith Rush
2010 Ryan Dahm
2011 Josh Osborn
2012 Dustin Smith
2013 Sam Norgaard

 

P.H. Kuyper Award

(outstanding contributions by a senior non-starter)

1972 Norm Northup
1973 -
1974 Jeff Hendrickson
1975 -
1976 Phil Northup
1977 Clay Balsley
1978 Chuck Koons
1979 Dave Long
1980 Marty Sojka
1981 Shawn Mallen
1982 Jeff Monthei
1983 Tim Bleadorn
1984 Steve Broadway
1985 Eric Azarcon
1986 Dan Voltz
1987 Rob Majerus
1988 Boyd Burnham, Dan Marburger
1989 Greg Thomas, Clay Thompson
1990 Kyle Nelson, Damon Andrews
1991 Tom Schmadeke
1992 Bruce Balvanz
1993 Todd Kreitlow
1994 Matt Schreiber
1995 Travis Thompson
1996 Brett Beerman
1997 Kelly Wallace
1998 Zach Osborn
1999 Max Eckstein
2000 Casey Huston
2001 Jay Simmons
2002 Cody Grimes, Josh Edwards
2003 Beau Blanchard
2004 Reggie Osborn
2005 Drew Sikkink
2006 Keith Wrich
2007 Austen Schueler
2008 Aron Burk
2009 Colton Steeve
2010 Jason Crall
2011 Kenny Harrington
2012 Trent Heetland
2013 Luke Geneser

 

Les Claussen Award

(most improved player)

1984 Matt Schulte
1985 Todd Bohlen
1986 Kirk Simmons, Rick Perry
1987 Jeff Westphal
1988 Steve Klynn
1989 Jim Bruxvoort
1990 Coley Hyde
1991 Pat Patterson
1992 Kevin Sanger
1993 Phil Burian
1994 Jason Hinners
1995 Loren Merkle
1996 Justin Quaas
1997 Jeromy Dingeman
1998 Nathan Eighmy
1999 Chris McCullough
2000 Joe Kain
2001 Billy Hartsock
2002 Tim Vande Noord
2003 Scott Venteicher
2004 Ben Bollard
2005 Brant VerMeer
2006 Ryan Thompson,Chad Eisenman
2007 Scott Paja
2008 Jarred Lackey
2009 Kevin Good
2010 Seth Carson
2011 Ben Lechtenberg
2012 Grant McArdle
2013 Jack Shipley

 

Bruce Wendt Award

(outstanding offensive lineman)

1984 Scot Storjohann, Neil Gray
1985 Eric Eversman
1986 Doug Embrey
1987 Paul Peterson, Curt Blythe
1988 Gregg Gustafson
1989 Bill Mehman
1990 Travis Lynn
1991 Bob Carley
1992 Travis Sterling
1993 Phil Burian
1994 Jeff Helle
1995 Matt Bandstra
1996 David Hauser
1997 Curt Kopacek
1998 Steve Olsen
1999 Jared Blum
2000 Reid Evans
2001 Matt Petersen
2002 John Brees
2003 Jeremy Christofferson
2004 Ryan Johnson
2005 Ryan Johnson
2006 Nick Reed
2007 Spenser Remick
2008 Spenser Remick
2009 Andy Kneib
2010 Lee Schroeder
2011 Casey Tanner
2012 Colton Smith
2013 Travis Hook

 

Worp Borgman Award

(outstanding academic performance by a senior)

1985 Tom Koos
1986 Scott Lindell
1987 Mark Heid, Paul Peterson
1988 Mike Eilers
1989 Kevin Huyser
1990 Scot Pederson
1991 Rich Kacmarynski
1992 Chris Hulleman
1993 Ross Gahart
1994 Jason Sanders
1995 Matt Bandstra
1996 Brian Thomas
1997 Marc Poortinga
1998 Jason Schroeder
1999 Chris O’Donnell
2000 Jason Weber
2001 Jon Van Heukelom
2002 Bob Hodges
2003 Dan Huitink
2004 Derrick Livingston
2005 Adam Gregg
2006 Ben Bollard
2007 Greg Altmaier
2008 Jordan Edgerly
2009 Zach Van Arkel
2010 Zack Bandow
2011 Joey Toale
2012 Ross Doehrman
2013 Nolan Blythe

 

Captains

1972 Neal Rusher, Doug Clapp
1973 Bill Rollison, Mark Witherall
1974 Al Dorenkamp
1975 Don Knock
1976 Jeff Anderson, Reggie Kumrow
1977 Paul Miller
1978 John Goode
1979 Chris Adkins, Brent Aufdembrink, Ken Davis, Steve Vander Pol
1980 Mark Davison, Tom Temple
1981 Bob Schueler
1982 Bob Schueler, Stacy Brandy, Dan Ceschin, Ben Leedle, Keith Tipton
1983 Steve Earnest, Craig Wassenaar
1984 Brad Havran, Scot Storjohann, Brett Clayberg
1985 Jody Bandy
1986 Jeff Blythe
1987 Jeff Staton
1988 John Barten, Rick Perry, Wade Nolte, Mike Stumberg
1989 Steve Flynn, Kris Reis
1990 Ron Saak
1991 Rich Kacmarynski
1992 Chris Hulleman, Kevin Sanger
1993 Shad Flynn, Glenn Hummel, Ryan Suchomel
1994 Jeff Helle, Michael Morris
1995 Mark Kacmarynski, Rick Sanger
1996 Matt Paulsen, Pat Hagen
1997 Andrew Paulsen, Wayne Anderson, Marc Poortinga, Jon Klaassen
1998 Nathan Eighmy, Justin Hagerty, Justin Huisman, Curt Kopacek
1999 Jeff Sanger, Josh Brandt, Jared Blum, Tony Bradley
2000 Reid Evans, Scot Koerselman, Steve Perkins, Jeff Sanger
2001 Austin Bonnema, Nate Hansen, Bric Nelson, Matt Petersen, Joe Ritzert
2002 Eric Beer, Austin Bonnema, Matt Brandt, John Brees, Jesse Collins
2003 Brady Boese, Jeremy Christofferson, Ryan J. Johnson
2004 Mark Sanger, Nick Cross, Mark Isaacson, Ike Hammerly, Tyler Baethke
2005 Jeremy Griener, Ryan Johnson, Nate Rasmussen, Brent Schumacher
2006 Dustyn Baethke, Brett Doud, Colby Myers, Vance Schuring
2007 Brett Doud, Dustyn Baethke, Vance Schuring
2008 Nathan Craft, Spenser Remick, Matt VerMeer
2009 David Zachary, Andy Kneib, Zach Van Arkel
2010 Nate Snead, Shane Wong
2011 Ryan Schmidt, Nate Snead, Matt Daniels, Cory Nikkel
2012 Jason Breon, Jack Flaherty, Ben Lechtenberg, Colton Smith, Travis Hook
2013 Jason Breon, Travis Hook, Keith Rush, Spencer Matlock, Danny Samson

 

Kirk Wagner Award

(offensive scout team MVP)

1995 Chris Laskos
1996 Scott Raymond
1997 Brian Lillis
1998 Joe Ritzert
1999 Jesse Collins
2000 Matt Askew
2001 Derek Haugen, Mark Isaacson
2002 Bob Blanchard
2003 Billy Fox
2004 Jeff Jacobs
2005 Matt VerMeer
2006 Matt VerMeer
2007 A.J. Santon
2008 Brandon Estabrook
2009 Erik Grunder
2010 Chris Rich
2011 Gideon Kluge
2012 Taylor Cox
2013 Adam Lindell

 

Ted Dagh Award

(defensive scout team MVP)

1995 Zach Osborn
1996 Zach Osborn
1997 Zach Osborn
1998 Ben Slife
1999 Tyler Rodgers
2000 Jesse Bryngelson
2001 Reggie Osborn, Jeremy Dittmer
2002 Chris Thilges
2003 Tyler DeSousa
2004 Clint Wallace
2005 Jeremy Swafford
2006 Zach Van Arkel
2007 Russel Whitney
2008 Sean Rea
2009 Brady Wilson
2010 Andrew Weaks
2011 Jordan Wachter
2012 Trenton Smothers
2013 Riley Gray

 

Mel VerMeer Loyalty Award

1998 Andrew Paulsen
1999 Jason Schroeder
2000 Brian Lillis
2001 Casey Huston
2002 Jesse Collins
2003 Brady Boese
2004 Ike Hammerly
2005 Jeff Jacobs
2006 Joel Van Heukelom
2007 Austen Schueler
2008 Ramy Mosbah
2009 Korey Van Wyk
2010 Sean Rea
2011 Matt Daniels
2012 Bobby Daigle
2013 Keegan Frisch
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