Football

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

2013 returning letterwinners

 

 

Schlyer Bardole

#37, 5-11, 190, jr., running back
East Greene HS

Rippey, Iowa


One varsity letter

Year Att. Yards TD Long Avg./C Avg./G
2013 4 29 0 14 7.2 7.2
Career 4 29 0 14 7.2 7.2

 

Nolan Blythe

#83, 6-2, 190, sr., wide reciever
MOC-Floyd Valley HS
Orange City, Iowa

One varsity letter
Academic all-Iowa Conference (2011, 2012, 2013)
Worp Borgman Award (outstanding academic performance by a senior) (2013)

 

Brendon Boerm

#6, 5-11, 180, so., wide reciever/quarterback
North Tama HS
Traer, Iowa

One varsity letter
Academic all-Iowa Conference (2013)

Passing

Year Att. Comp. Int. Pct. Yards Long
2012 29 11 2 37.9 133 27
2013 4 1 0 25.0 9 9
Career 33 12 2 36.4 142 27

Rushing

Year Att. Yards TD Long Avg./C Avg./G
2012 26 137 3 23 5.3 13.7
2013 24 128 2 23 5.3 12.8
Career 50 265 5 23 5.3 13.3

Receiving

Year No. Yds. Avg. TD Long Avg./G
2012 34 364 10.7 1 34 36.4
2013 43 378 8.8 4 23 37.8
Career 77 742 9.6 5 34 37.1

Kick Returns

Year No. Yds. Avg. TD Long
2013 10 201 20.1 0 33
Total 10 201 20.1 0 33

 

Jason Breon

#20, 5-9, 163, sr., defensive back
Anamosa HS
Anamosa, Iowa

Two varsity letters
Captain (2012, 2013)

Defense
Year UT AT Tot. For Loss Sack Pass BrUp Int.
2010 16 5 21 0.0 0.0 5 0
2011 27 9 36 1.0 0.0 3 0
2013 35 19 54 0.5 0.0 5 1
Career 78 33 111 1.5 0.0 13 1

 

Ryan Collins

#50, 6-0, 235, jr., offensive line
Red Mountain
HS
Mesa, Ariz.


One varsity letter

 

Taylor Cox

#20, 5-6, 150, so., running back
Pella HS

Pella, Iowa


One varsity letter
Academic all-Iowa Conference (2013)
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
Total 7 72 10.3 0 20 7.2

Punt Returns

Year No. Yds. Avg. TD Long
2013 24 198 8.2 0 28
Total 24 198 8.2 0 28

 

De'Andre Currie

#4, 5-5, 165, jr., running back
Mountain Pointe HS
Gilbert, Ariz.

Two varsity letters

Rushing

Year Att Yards TD Long Avg/C Avg/G
2011 29 129 2 20 4.0 14.5
2012 66 351 3 49 5.1 33.9
2013 73 326 1 37 4.5 32.6
Career 168 806 6 49 4.8 26.9

 

Michael Daigle

#2, 5-7, 160, jr., defensive back
Summit HS
Silverthorne, Colo.

One varsity letter

Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For Loss Sack Pass BrUp Int.
2012 1 2 3 0 0 1 0
2013 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Career 2 2 4 0 0 1 0

 

Jacob Edleman

#3, 6-0, 175, sr., defensive back
North Cedar HS
Mechanicsville, Iowa

Two varsity letters

Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For Loss Sack Pass BrUp Int.
2010 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
2012 33 24 57 4 0 2 6
2013 28 23 51 2.5 0 2 3
Career 62 48 110 6.5 0 4 9

 

Aaron Eiseler

#9, 5-11, 195, jr., quarterback
Red Mountain (Ariz.) HS
Newberg, Ore.

One varsity letter

Passing

Year Att. Comp. TD Int. Pct. Yards Eff. Long Avg./G
2012 188 114 7 8 60.6 1311 122.99 49 131.1
2013 265 150 17 9 56.6 1385 114.88 40 138.5
Career 453 264 24 17 58.3 2696 118.94 49 134.8

Rushing

Year Att. Yards TD Long Avg./C Avg./G
2012 89 242 6 24 2.7 26.9
2013 83 118 1 13 1.4 11.8
Career 172 360 7 24 2.1 18.0

 

Blaine Forsythe

#18, 6-1, 195, jr., wide receiver/punter
Pella HS
Pella, Iowa

One varsity letter
Academic all-Iowa Conference (2012, 2013)
Iowa Conference special teams player of the week (Oct. 1, 2012; Sept. 29, 2013)


Recieving

Year No. Yds. Avg. TD Long Avg./G
2012 24 328 13.7 3 49 32.8
2013 28 279 10.0 4 40 27.9
Career 52 607 11.7 7 49 30.4

Punting

Year No. Yds. Avg. Long TB I20
2012 38 1433 37.7 57 3 9
2013 58 2118 36.5 66 5 19
Career 96 3551 37.0 66 8 28

 

Keegan Frisch

#19, 6-0, 185, sr., wide receiver
Sumner Fredricksburg HS
Sumner, Iowa

Two varsity letters
Mel VerMeer Loyalty Award (2013)

Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For Loss Sack Pass BrUp Int.
2010 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
2012 1 2 3 0 0 0 0
Career 2 0 2 0 0 0 0

Receiving

Year No. Yds. Avg. TD Long Avg./G
2013 6 67 11.2 1 19 7.4
Career 6 67 11.2 1 19 7.4

 

Luke Geneser

#45, 6-0, 200, sr., linebacker
Woodward Granger
Granger, Iowa

Two varsity letters
Iowa Conference defensive player of the week (Oct. 21, 2012)
P.H. Kuyper Award (oustanding contributions by a senior non-starter) (2013)

Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For Loss Sack Pass BrUp Int.
2011 1 1 2 0 0.0 0 0
2012 25 33 58 4.5 1.0 2 3
2013 4 4 8 1.0 0.0 0 0
Career 30 38 68 5.5 1.0 2 3

 

Grant Gustafson

#29, 6-0, 200, so., linebacker
Pella HS
Pella, Iowa

One varsity letter
Academic all-Iowa Conference (2013)


Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For Loss Sack Pass BrUp Int.
2012 2 3 5 0.0 0.0 0 0
2013 14 12 26 0.5 0.5 0 0
Career 16 15 31 0.5 0.5 0 0

 

Nick Henry

#24, 6-0, 205, jr., linebacker
Solon HS
Solon, Iowa

One varsity letter
Academic all-Iowa Conference (2013)


Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For Loss Sack Pass BrUp Int.
2012 2 1 3 0.0 0.0 0 0
2013 4 4 8 1.0 0.0 0 0
Career 6 5 11 1.0 0.0 0 0

 

Travis Hook

#73, 6-3, 260, sr., offensive lineman
Grundy Center
Grundy Center, Iowa

Two varsity letters
Team co-captain (2012, 2013)
Richard J. Mentink Award (outstanding leadership and sportsmanship on the field and in the classroom) (2013)
Bruce Wendt Award (oustanding offensive lineman) (2013)

 

Brody Janssen

#54, 6-1, 230, jr., defensive line
Quincy HS
Quincy, Ill.

One varsity letter


Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For Loss Sack Pass BrUp Int.
2012 14 20 34 4.0 1.0 0 0
2013 9 12 21 3.0 0.0 1 0
Career 23 32 55 7.0 1.0 1 0

 

Gideon Kluge

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

One varsity letter
Kirk Wagner Award (outstanding offensive scout team, 2011)

Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For Loss Sack Pass BrUp Int.
2012 6 5 11 1.5 0.0 0 0
2013 2 0 2 0.0 0.0 0 0
Career 8 5 13 1.5 0.0 0 0

 

JJ Kotz

#77, 6-0, 230,sr., defensive line
Indianola HS
Indianola, Iowa

One varsity letter
Academic all-Iowa Conference (2011, 2012, 2013)


Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For Loss Sack Pass BrUp Int.
2012 5 4 9 1.0 0.0 0 0
2013 5 2 7 1.5 0.0 0 0
Career 10 6 16 2.5 0.0 0 0

 

Eric Larson

#17, 6-1, 170, jr., defensive back
Waverly-Shell Rock HS
Waverly, Iowa

Two varsity letters
D3football.com All-West Region, second team defense (special teams) (2013)
All-Iowa Conference, first team (2013) (second team, 2012)

Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For Loss Sack Pass BrUp Int.
2011 5 0 5 0 0.0 1 0
2012 22 5 27 1.0 0.0 2 3
2013 30 22 52 1.5 0.0 12 2
Career 57 27 84 2.5 0.0 15 5

 

Drew Lindaman

#86, 6-3, 210, so., tight end
Ankeny HS
Ankeny, Iowa

One varsity letter
Academic all-Iowa Conference (2013)

Receiving

Year No. Yds. Avg. TD Long
2012 2 29 14.5 0 26
2013 1 4 4.0 0 4
Career 3 33 11.0 0 26

 

Caleb Lynch

#79, 5-11, 260, jr., offensive line
Olathe South HS
Olathe, Kan.

One varsity letter

 

Spencer Matlock

#91, 5-10, 283, sr., defensive line
Waubonsie Valley HS
Aurora, Ill.

Two varsity letters
Team co-captain (2013)

Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For Loss Sack Pass BrUp Int.
2013 4 12 16 1.5 0.5 0 0
Career 4 12 16 1.5 0.5 0 0

 

Grant McArdle

#1, 6-2, 205, sr., wide receiver
Stanton HS
Red Oak, Iowa

One varsity letter
Claussen Award (most improved player, 2012)

Receiving

Year No. Yards TD Long Avg/C Avg/G
2012 15 237 2 38 15.8 23.7
2013 31 288 3 27 9.3 28.8
Career 46 525 5 38 11.4 26.3

 

Brayton Meeker

#32, 5-11, 225, jr., linebacker
Mount Pleasant HS
Mount Pleasant, Iowa

One varsity letter

Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For Loss Sack Pass BrUp Int.
2012 1 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0
2013 2 1 3 0.0 0.0 0 0
Career 3 1 4 0.0 0.0 0 0

 

Bryan Mejia

#25, 5-7, 145, so., defensive back
Coral Gables SR. HS
Miami, Fla.

One varsity letter

Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For Loss Sack Pass BrUp Int.
2012 3 1 4 0.0 0.0 1 1
2013 2 1 3 0.0 0.0 0 1
Career 5 2 7 0.0 0.0 1 2

 

Zac Miller

#6, 5-9, 185, so., linebacker
Liberty North HS
Kansas City, Mo.


One varsity letter

Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For Loss Sack Pass BrUp Int.
2012 7 3 10 0.0 0.0 0 0
2013 18 28 46 8.0 0.5 0 0
Career 25 31 56 8.0 0.5 0 0

 

Jack Norgaard

#82, 6-3, 205, jr., tight end
Napperville, Ill
Neuqua Valley

Two varsity letters

Receiving

Year No. Yards TD Long Avg/C Avg/G
2012 21 175 1 17 8.3 17.5
2013 12 121 2 36 10.1 12.1
Career 33 296 3 36 9.0 14.8

 

Josh Osborn

#27, 5-10, 190, jr., running back
Burlington HS
Burlington, Iowa

Two varsity letters
All-Iowa Conference, first team (2013) (honorable mention, 2012)
Iowa Conference offensive player of the week (Sept. 29, 2013)
O'Donnell Award (most valuable freshman) (2011)
Lankelma-Menning Award (oustanding underclass player) (2013)

Rushing

Year Att. Yards TD Long Avg/C Avg/G
2011 62 408 6 64 6.5 40.8
2012 116 548 2 43 4.7 54.8
2013 185 936 6 35 5.1 93.6
Career 363 1889 14 64 5.2 63.0

Receiving

Year No. Yards TD Long Avg/C Avg/G
2011 1 62 1 62 62.0 6.9
2012 17 158 0 28 9.3 15.8
2013 23 203 3 35 8.8 20.3
Career 41 423 4 62 10.3 14.1

Kick Returns

Year No. Yards TD Long Avg/R
2012 11 261 0 39 23.7
2013 7 179 0 35 25.6
Career 18 440 0 39 24.4

 

Jaemin Powell

#38, 6-2, 190, so., defensive back
Mid-Prairie HS
Wellman, Iowa

One varsity letter


Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For Loss Sack Pass BrUp Int.
2012 5 4 9 0.0 0.0 0 0
2013 7 9 16 0.5 0.0 4 0
Career 12 13 25 0.5 0.0 4 0

 

Keith Rush

#48, 5-9, 195 sr., linebacker
Griswold HS
Griswold, Iowa

Three varsity letters
All-Iowa Conference, first team (2011) (honorable mention, 2010)
Team co-captain (2013)
Lenkelma-Menning Award (outstanding underclass, 2010, 2011)
Brian O'Donnell Award (outstanding freshman, 2009)

Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For Loss Sack Pass BrUp Int.
2009 29 25 54 1.0 0.5 0 1
2010 24 20 44 9.0 0 0 0
2011 44 35 79 11.5 7.0 1 0
2013 24 34 58 17.0 6.5 2 0
Career 121 114 235 38.5 14.0 3 1

 

Danny Samson

#12, 5-11, 250, sr., defensive line
CMB HS
Baxter, Iowa

Two varsity letters
D3football.com All-West Region, first team defense (2013)
Iowa Conference Defensive MVP (2013)
All-Iowa Conference, first team (2012, 2013)
Iowa Conference football defensive player of the week (Sept. 29, 2013; Oct. 20, 2013)
D3football.com team of the week (Oct. 2, 2013; Oct. 23, 2013)
Heerema-Schilder MVP Award (2013)
Team co-captain (2013)

Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For Loss Sack Pass BrUp Int.
2011 16 13 29 9.0 4.0 1 1
2012 17 25 42 11.5 5.0 1 0
2013 20 25 45 21.5 11.5 3 0
Career 53 63 116 42.0 20.5 5 1

 

Matt Schrafel

#63, 6-2, 255, sr., offensive line
Washington HS
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Two varsity letters

 

Mitch Schroeder

#44, 6-0, 195, jr., linebacker
North Cedar HS
Lowden, Iowa

One varsity letter

Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For Loss Sack Pass BrUp Int.
2013 35 44 79 7.0 1.0 1 0
Career 35 44 79 7.0 1.0 1 0

 

Austin Shaver

#41, 5-11, 215, jr., s-back
Burlington HS
Burlington, Iowa

Two varsity letters

Rushing

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

 

Kevin Sheldon

#16, 5-11, 165, jr., kicker
Valley HS
West Des Moines, Iowa

Two varsity letters
All-Iowa Conference, first team (2011, 2012, 2013)
Academic all-Iowa Conference (2013)
D3football.com All-West Region, third team (2012)
Iowa Conference special teams player of the week (Oct. 29, 2012; Oct. 10, 2011)

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
Career 29 43 67.4 47 1 101-103 188

 

Jack Shipley

#5, 6-2, 215, sr., defensive line
Tipton HS
Tipton, Iowa

Two varsity letters
All-Iowa Conference, first team (2013)
Les Claussen Award (most improved player) (2013)


Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For Loss Sack Pass BrUp Int.
2011 12 6 18 0 0 1 0
2012 16 19 35 6.0 3.0 2 1
2013 12 30 42 8.0 3.5 1 0
Career 40 55 95 14.0 6.5 4 1

 

Donald J Smith

#76, 5-10, 270, so., offensive line
Kearney HS
Kearney, Mo.

One varsity letter

 

Dustin Smith

#99, 6-0, 220, so., defensive line
Linn-Mar HS
Marion, Iowa

One varsity letter


Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For Loss Sack Pass BrUp Int.
2012 6 6 12 1.5 1.0 0 0
2013 3 3 6 2.5 1.5 2 0
Career 9 9 18 4.0 2.5 2 0

 

Jacob Tune

#8, 190, 190, jr., defensive back
Red MountainHS
Mesa, Ariz.

One varsity letter


Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For Loss Sack Pass BrUp Int.
2012 25 36 61 3.5 0.0 4 3
2013 13 24 37 2.5 0.0 2 2
Career 38 60 98 6.0 0.0 6 5

 

Jordan Wachter

#46, 5-11, 205, jr., linebacker
Waukee HS
Clive, Iowa

One varsity letter
Academic all-Iowa Conference (2013)


Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For Loss Sack Pass BrUp Int.
2012 8 11 19 2.0 1.0 0 0
2013 14 9 23 2.5 0.0 0 1
Career 22 20 42 4.5 1.0 0 1

Nick Watson

#89, 6-3, 220, so., defensive line
Janesville HS
Cedar Falls, Iowa

One varsity letter


Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For Loss Sack Pass BrUp Int.
2012 6 6 12 1.5 1.0 0 0
Career 6 6 12 1.5 1.0 0 0

 

Mike Young

#18, 5-11, 185, sr., defensive back
Hillcrest HS
Country Club Hills, Ill

Two varsity letters
All-Iowa Conference, first team (2013) (second team, 2012)
Iowa Conference football defensive player of the week (Sept. 10, 2012); special teams player of the week (Oct. 20, 2013)
Lankelma-Menning Award (outstanding underclassman, 2012)

Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For Loss Sack Pass BrUp Int.
2011 11 6 17 0 0 2 0
2012 34 45 79 12.0 3.5 3 0
2013 26 42 68 13.0 2.0 2 2
Career 71 93 164 25.0 5.5 7 2

Jordan Youngman

#72, 6-3, 311, jr., offensive line
Pella HS
Pella, Iowa

One varsity letter

 

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