Football

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  • 20 NCAA Div. III playoff berths
  • No losing seasons since 1960
  • Third-winningest NCAA football team since 1975 (.800)

2014 returning letterwinners

 

 

Schlyer Bardole

#37, 6-0, 210, sr., running back
East Greene HS

Rippey, Iowa


Two varsity letters

Rushing

Year Att. Yards Avg./C TD Long Avg./G
2011 3 6 2.0 0 3 3.0
2012 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 4 29 7.2 0 14 7.2
2014 26 151 5.8 2 65 25.2
Career 33 186 5.0 2 65 10.9

 

 

Brendon Boerm

#6, 5-11, 185, jr., wide reciever
North Tama HS
Traer, Iowa

Two varsity letters
Capital One Academic all-District Team (2014)
Academic all-Iowa Conference (2013, 2014)
all-Iowa Conference, honorable mention (2014)
Team Stars and Stripes, Division III all-stars, Tazon de Estrellas
(Bowl of the Stars) (Dec. 20, 2014)


Receiving

Year No. Yds. Avg./C TD Long Avg./G
2012 34 364 10.7 1 34 36.4
2013 43 378 8.8 4 23 37.8
2014 32 452 14.1 4 43 45.2
Career 109 1194 11.0 9 43 39.8


Passing

Year Att. Comp. Int. Pct. Yards TD Long Avg./G Eff.
2012 29 11 2 37.9 133 0 27 13.3 62.7
2013 4 1 0 25.0 9 1 9 0.9 126.4
2014 3 1 0 33.3 6 0 6 0.6 50.1
Career 36 13 2 36.1 148 1 27 4.9 68.7


Rushing

Year Att. Yards Avg./C TD Long Avg./G
2012 26 122 4.7 3 23 12.2
2013 24 128 5.3 2 23 12.8
2014 43 315 7.3 3 47 31.5
Career 93 565 6.1 8 47 18.8


Kick Returns

Year No. Yds. Avg. TD Long Avg.G
2012 16 332 20.8 0 41 33.2
2013 10 201 20.1 0 33 20.1
2014 1 12 12.0 0 12 1.2
Total 27 545 20.2 0 41 18.2

Punt Returns


Year No. Yds. Avg. TD Long Avg./G
2012 9 43 4.8 0 14 4.3
2013 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
2014 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
Total 9 43 4.8 0 14 4.3

 

Mitchell Boerm

Mitchell Boerm

#88, 6-5, 235, so., tight end
North Tama HS
Traer, Iowa

One varsity letter
Academic all-Iowa Conference (2014)


Receiving

Year No. Yds. Avg. TD Long Avg./G
2013 3 23 7.7 1 11 3.8
2014 14 138 9.9 4 25 13.8
Career 17 161 9.5 5 25 10.1

 

Drew Carlson

Drew Carlson

#19, 6-1, 195, so., linebacker
Ankeny HS
Ankeny, Iowa

One varsity letter
Academic all-Iowa Conference (2014)
all-Iowa Conference, second team (2014)

Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For loss Sack BrUp Int. Yards FF FR Blks
2013 4 6 10 1.5 0.5 1 0 0 0 1 0
2014 33 36 69 1.0 0.0 1 1 2 0 2 1
Career 37 42 79 2.5 0.5 2 1 2 0 3 1

 

Ryan Collins

#50, 6-1, 240, sr., offensive line
Red Mountain
HS
Mesa, Ariz.


Two varsity letters
all-Iowa Conference, second team (2014)
Team Stars and Stripes, Division III all-stars, Tazon de Estrellas
(Bowl of the Stars) (Dec. 20, 2014)

 

Taylor Cox

#14, 5-6, 150, jr., wide receiver
Pella HS

Pella, Iowa


Two varsity letters
Academic all-Iowa Conference (2013, 2014)
Kirk Wagner Award (outstanding offensive scout team, 2012)


Receiving

Year No. Yds. Avg. TD Long Avg./G
2013 7 72 10.3 0 20 7.2
2014 13 114 8.8 0 22 11.4
Total 20 186 9.3 0 22 8.1


Rushing

Year No. Yds. Avg. TD Long Avg.G
2014 3 17 5.7 0 8 1.7
Total 3 17 5.7 0 8 1.7


Kick Returns

Year No. Yds. Avg. TD Long Avg.G
2012 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
2013 2 84 42.0 0 43 8.4
2014 15 315 21.0 0 52 31.5
Total 17 399 23.5 0 52 17.3

Punt Returns


Year No. Yds. Avg. TD Long Avg./G
2012 4 31 7.8 0 14 10.3
2013 24 198 8.2 0 28 19.8
2014 18 110 6.1 0 40 11.0
Total 46 339 7/4 0 40 14.7

 

Michael Daigle

#7, 5-7, 170, sr., defensive back
Summit HS
Silverthorne, Colo.

Two varsity letters

Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For loss Sack BrUp Int. Yards FF FR Blks
2012 1 2 3 0.0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2013 1 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 2 5 7 0.5 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 4 7 11 0.5 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0

 

Jacob Edleman

#3, 6-0, 190, sr., defensive back
North Cedar HS
Mechanicsville, Iowa

Three varsity letters
AP Little All-America, second team (2014)
AFCA Division III Coaches' All-America, first team (2014)
D3football.com All-West Region first-team
all-Iowa Conference, first team (2014), second team (2013)
D3football.com team of the week, safety (Oct. 21, 2014)
Iowa Conference male athlete of the week (Nov. 9, 2014)
Iowa Conference defensive player of the week (Oct. 20, 2014, Nov. 9, 2014)

Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For loss Sack BrUp Int. Yards FF FR Blks
2010 0 2 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 33 24 57 4.0 0.0 2 6 70 0 0 0
2013 28 23 51 2.5 0.0 2 3 45 0 0 0
2014 30 19 49 0.5 0.0 2 7 139 0 1 0
Career 91 68 159 7.0 0.0 6 16 254 0 1 0

 

Aaron Eiseler

#9, 5-11, 215, sr., quarterback
Red Mountain (Ariz.) HS
Newberg, Ore.

Two varsity letters
all-Iowa Conference, honorable mention (2014)
Team Stars and Stripes, Division III all-stars, Tazon de Estrellas
(Bowl of the Stars) (Dec. 20, 2014)

Passing

Year Att. Comp. Int. Pct. Yards TD Long Avg./G Eff.
2011 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2012 188 114 8 60.6 1311 7 49 131.1 122.0
2013 265 150 9 56.6 1385 17 40 138.5 114.9
2014 210 130 6 61.9 1538 12 44 170.9 136.6
Career 664 394 23 59.3 4234 36 49 146.0 123.9

Rushing

Year Att. Yards Avg./C TD Long Avg./G
2012 89 242 2.7 6 24 26.9
2013 83 118 1.4 1 13 11.8
2014 27 80 3.0 3 56 8.9
Career 199 440 2.2 10 56 15.2

 

Edwin Etienne

Edwin Etienne

#22, 5-9, 250, so. , defensive line
Riverdale HS
Lehigh Acres, Fla.

One varsity letter


Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For loss Sack BrUp Int. Yards FF FR Blks
2014 1 3 4 0.5 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 1 3 4 0.5 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Riley Gray

Riley Gray

#15, 6-0, 205, so., quarterback
Waukee HS
West Des Moines, Iowa

One varsity letter
Academic all-Iowa Conference (2014)
Ted Dagh Award (outstanding member of Defensive Scout Team
(2013)


Passing

Year Att. Comp. Int. Pct. Yards TD Long Avg./G Eff.
2014 7 6 0 85.7 49 0 15 6.1 144.5
Career 7 6 0 85.7 49 0 15 6.1 144.5


Rushing

Year Att. Yards Avg./C TD Long Avg./G
2014 21 93 4.4 2 22 11.6
Career 21 93 4.4 2 22 11.6

Nick Henry

#24, 6-0, 215, sr., linebacker
Solon HS
Solon, Iowa

Two varsity letters
Academic all-Iowa Conference (2013, 2014)
all-Iowa Conference, second team (2014)


Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For loss Sack BrUp Int. Yards FF FR Blks
2012 2 1 3 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 4 4 8 1.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 3
2014 11 10 21 6.0 4.0 4 1 24 0 0 1
Career 17 15 32 7.0 4.0 4 1 24 0 0 4

 

Brody Janssen

#54, 6-2, 260, sr., defensive line
Quincy HS
Quincy, Ill.

Two varsity letters
all-Iowa Conference, second team (2014)
Team Stars and Stripes, Division III all-stars, Tazon de Estrellas
(Bowl of the Stars) (Dec. 20, 2014)


Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For loss Sack BrUp Int. Yards FF FR Blks
2012 14 20 34 4.0 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0
2013 9 12 21 3.0 0.0 1 0 0 1 0 0
2014 15 25 40 3.5 0.0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Career 38 57 95 10.5 1.0 1 0 0 3 2 0

 

Gideon Kluge

#23, 6-0, 200, sr., linebacker
English Valleys HS
North English, Iowa

Two varsity letters
Kirk Wagner Award (outstanding offensive scout team, 2011)

Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For loss Sack BrUp Int. Yards FF FR Blks
2012 6 5 11 1.5 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 2 0 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 10 24 34 5.0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 18 29 47 6.5 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

Eric Larson

#10, 6-2, 185, sr., defensive back
Waverly-Shell Rock HS
Waverly, Iowa

Three varsity letters
D3football.com all-West Region, second team defense (special teamer) (2013)
All-Iowa Conference, first team (2013), second team (2012, 2014)
D3football.com team of the week (Nov. 20, 2014)

Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For loss Sack BrUp Int. Yards FF FR Blks
2011 5 0 5 0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 1
2012 22 5 27 1.0 0.0 2 3 26 1 0 0
2013 30 22 52 1.5 0.0 12 2 32 1 0 3
2014 15 18 33 0.5 0.0 7 3 0 1 0 1
Career 72 45 117 3.0 0.0 22 8 58 3 0 5

 

Caleb Lynch

#79, 6-0, 260, sr., offensive line
Olathe South HS
Olathe, Kan.

Two varsity letters

 

Bryan Mejia

#1, 5-7, 160, jr., defensive back
Coral Gables SR. HS
Miami, Fla.

Two varsity letters

Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For loss Sack BrUp Int. Yards FF FR Blks
2012 3 1 4 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 1 0
2013 2 1 3 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2014 4 4 8 1.5 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Career 9 6 15 1.5 0.0 0 2 0 0 1 1

 

William Meredith

William Meredith

#13, 6-1, 190, so., wide receiver
Piedmont HS
Piedmont, Calif.

One varsity letter
Academic all-Iowa Conference (2014)


Jack Norgaard

#2, 6-3, 230, sr., tight end
Neuqua Valley HS
Naperville, Ill

Three varsity letters
Team Stars and Stripes, Division III all-stars, Tazon de Estrellas
(Bowl of the Stars) (Dec. 20, 2014)

 

Receiving

Year No. Yds. Avg. TD Long Avg./G
2012 21 175 8.3 1 17 17.5
2013 12 121 10.1 2 36 12.1
2014 28 278 9.9 3 35 27.8
Total 61 574 9.4 6 36 16.4

 

Sam Norgaard

Sam Norgaard

#42, 6-1, 225, so., linebacker
Neuqua Valley HS
Naperville, Ill.

One varsity letter
Brian O’Donnell Award (outstanding freshman) (2013)

Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For loss Sack BrUp Int. Yards FF FR Blks
2013 0 5 5 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Career 0 5 5 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0

 

Tony Oros

Tony Oros

#13, 5-10, 180, so., defensive back
West Aurora HS
Aurora, Ill.

One varsity letter

Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For loss Sack BrUp Int. Yards FF FR Blks
2013 5 1 6 0.0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2014 12 9 21 2.5 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Career 17 10 27 0.0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Kick returns

Year No. Yds. Avg. TD Long Avg./G
2013 2 48 24.0 0 26 6.0
2014 10 188 18.8 0 41 37.6
Total 12 236 19.7 0 41 18.2

Punt returns

Year No. Yds. Avg. TD Long Avg./G
2013 1 44 44.0 0 44 5.5
Total 1 44 44.0 0 44 5.5

 

Josh Osborn

#28, 5-10, 200, sr., running back
Burlington HS
Burlington, Iowa

Three varsity letters
D3football.com All-West Region second-team (2014)
All-Iowa Conference, first team (2013, 2014); honorable mention (2012)
Iowa Conference male athlete of the week (Nov. 16, 2014)
Iowa Conference offensive player of the week (Nov. 16, 2014; Sept. 29, 2013)
Team Stars and Stripes, Division III all-stars, Tazon de Estrellas
(Bowl of the Stars) (Dec. 20, 2014)
Lankelma-Manning Award (oustanding underclass player) (2013)
O'Donnell Award (most valuable freshman) (2011)

Rushing

Year Att. Yards Avg. TD Long Avg./G
2011 62 408 6.5 6 64 40.8
2012 116 548 4.7 2 43 54.8
2013 185 936 5.1 6 35 93.6
2014 254 1294 5.1 15 43 129.4
Career 617 3183 5.2 29 64 81.6

Receiving

Year No. Yds. Avg. TD Long Avg./G
2011 1 62 62.0 1 62 6.9
2012 17 158 9.3 0 28 15.8
2013 23 203 8.8 3 35 20.3
2014 10 82 8.2 0 21 8.2
Total 41 423 10.3 4 62 14.6

Kick Returns

Year No. Yds. Avg. TD Long Avg./G
2011 3 43 14.0 0 16 4.7
2012 11 261 23.7 0 39 26.1
2013 7 179 25.6 0 35 17.9
2014 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
Total 21 482 23.0 0 39 16.6

 

Jessie Peterson

Jessie Peterson

#31, 6-1, 205, so., linebacker
West HS
Coralville, Iowa

One varsity letter

Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For loss Sack BrUp Int. Yards FF FR Blks
2014 33 44 77 2.5 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0
Career 33 44 77 2.5 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0

Jaemin Powell

#30, 6-3, 190, jr., defensive back
Mid-Prairie HS
Wellman, Iowa

Two varsity letters


Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For loss Sack BrUp Int. Yards FF FR Blks
2012 5 4 9 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 7 9 16 0.5 0.0 4 0 0 0 0 1
2014 23 18 41 0.5 0.0 1 1 14 0 0 0
Career 35 31 66 0.5 0.0 5 1 14 0 0 1

 

Mitch Schroeder

#44, 6-0, 200, sr., linebacker
North Cedar HS
Lowden, Iowa

Two varsity letters

Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For loss Sack BrUp Int. Yards FF FR Blks
2012 9 12 21 2.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 35 44 79 7.0 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0
Career 44 56 100 9.0 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0

 

Austin Shaver

#41, 5-11, 230, sr., s-back
Burlington HS
Robins, Iowa

Three varsity letters

Rushing

Year Att. Yards Avg. TD Long Avg./G
2012 3 5 1.7 3 0 0.5
2013 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
Career 3 5 1.7 3 0 0.2

Receiving

Year No. Yds. Avg. TD Long Avg./G
2012 3 11 3.7 0 5 1.1
2013 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
Total 3 11 3.7 0 5 0.5

 

Kevin Sheldon

#16, 6-0, 175, sr., kicker
Valley HS
West Des Moines, Iowa

Three varsity letters
Capital One Academic all-District Team (2014)
Academic all-Iowa Conference (2013, 2014)
D3football.com All-West Region, second team (2014), third team (2012)
All-Iowa Conference, first team (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Iowa Conference special teams player of the week (Oct. 28, 2012; Oct. 10, 2011)
D3football.com team of the week, kicker (Oct. 19, 2014)
Team Stars and Stripes, Division III all-stars, Tazon de Estrellas
(Bowl of the Stars) (Dec. 20, 2014)

Kicking

Year FGM FGA Pct Lg Blk PAT Points
2011 7 11 63.6 40 0 47-48 68
2012 12 17 70.6 47 1 25-25 61
2013 10 15 66.7 38 0 29-30 59
2014 7 11 63.6 42 0 40-41 61
Career 36 54 66.7 47 1 141-144 249

Kickoffs

Year No. Yards Avg. TB OB
2011 66 3850 58.3 4 0
2012 51 2867 56.2 8 1
2013 48 2817 58.7 12 3
2014 60 3587 59.8 9 3
Career 165 9534 57.8 33 7

 

Donald J Smith

#76, 6-1, 270, jr., defensive line
Kearney HS
Kearney, Mo.

Two varsity letters

Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For loss Sack BrUp Int. Yards FF FR Blks
2014 1 1 2 1.0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 1 1 2 1.0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

Dustin Smith

#99, 6-0, 245, jr., defensive line
Linn-Mar HS
Marion, Iowa

Two varsity letters
Brian O'Donnell Award-Outstanding Freshman (2012)


Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For loss Sack BrUp Int. Yards FF FR Blks
2012 6 6 12 1.5 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 3 3 6 2.5 1.5 2 0 0 0 0 0
2014 7 12 19 4.0 2.0 1 0 0 1 0 0
Career 16 21 37 8.0 4.5 3 0 0 1 0 0

 

Jacob Tune

#8, 6-1, 205, sr., defensive back
Red Mountain HS
Mesa, Ariz.

Two varsity letters
All-Iowa Conference, second team (2014)
Team Stars and Stripes, Division III all-stars, Tazon de Estrellas
(Bowl of the Stars) (Dec. 20, 2014)


Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For loss Sack BrUp Int. Yards FF FR Blks
2012 25 36 61 3.5 0.0 4 3 29 0 0 0
2013 13 24 37 2.5 0.0 2 2 0 0 0 0
2014 30 21 51 3.5 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Career 68 81 149 9.5 1.0 7 5 29 0 0 0

 

Jordan Wachter

#46, 6-0, 215, sr., linebacker
Waukee HS
Clive, Iowa

Two varsity letters
Academic all-Iowa Conference (2012, 2013, 2014)
Ted Dagh Award-Defensive Scout Team (2011)
Iowa Conference defensive player of the week (Nov. 2, 2014)


Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For loss Sack BrUp Int. Yards FF FR Blks
2012 8 11 19 2.0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 14 9 23 2.5 0.0 0 1 13 0 0 0
2014 23 22 45 3.0 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Career 45 42 87 7.5 1.0 0 1 13 0 0 0

Jake Wassenaar

Jake Wassenaar

#85, 6-3, 245, jr., tight end
Pella HS
Pella, Iowa

One varsity letter
Academic all-Iowa Conference (2014)


Receiving

Year No. Yds. Avg. TD Long Avg./G
2014 2 19 9.5 0 13 2.7
Total 2 19 9.5 0 13  

Nick Watson

#55, 6-4, 245, jr.,offensive line
Janesville HS
Cedar Falls, Iowa

Two varsity letters


 

Jordan Youngman

#72, 6-3, 320, sr., offensive line
Pella HS
Pella, Iowa

Two varsity letters
all-Iowa Conference, honorable mention (2014)

 

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