Football

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

2015 returning letterwinners

 

 

Corbin Blythe

6-2, 260, so., defensive line
Williamsburg HS
Williamsburg, Iowa

One varsity letter

Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For loss Sack BrUp Int. Yards FF FR Blks
2014 8 25 33 4.0 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Career 8 25 33 4.0 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0

 

Brent Boddicker

6-3, 240, jr., defensive line
Center Point Urbana HS

Center Point, Iowa


One varsity letter

Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For loss Sack BrUp Int. Yards FF FR Blks
2014 4 4 8 1.5 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Career 4 4 8 1.5 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0

 

Mitchell Boerm

Mitchell Boerm

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

Two varsity letters
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

 

Josh Brunk

6-1, 245, so., offensive line
Valley HS
West Des Moines, Iowa

One varsity letter

 

Drew Carlson

Drew Carlson

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

Two varsity letters
Academic all-Iowa Conference (2014)
all-Iowa Conference, second team (2014)
Lankelma-Menning Award (outstanding underclassmen, 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 38 71 1.0 0.0 1 1 2 0 2 1
Career 37 71 81 2.5 0.5 2 1 2 0 3 1

 

Taylor Cox

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

Pella, Iowa


Three 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 22 7.3 0 8 2.2
Total 3 22 7.3 0 8 2.2


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 18 104 5.8 0 40

10.4

Total 46 333 7.2 0 40 14.5

 

Travis DeFrancisco

6-2, 260, sr., offensive lineman
Poston Butte HS
San Tan Valley, Ariz.

One varsity letter

 

Edwin Etienne

Edwin Etienne

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

Two varsity letters


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

Peter Ferrill

6-0, 235, jr., defensive line
Wheaton Academy HS
Carol Stream, Ill.

One varsity letter



Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For loss Sack BrUp Int. Yards FF FR Blks
2014 0 4 4 1.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 0 4 4 1.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Riley Gray

Tyler Frideres

6-0, 205, so., linebacker
Algona HS
Algona, Iowa

One varsity letter



Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For loss Sack BrUp Int. Yards FF FR Blks
2014 2 9 11 0.5 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 2 9 11 0.5 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Riley Gray

Riley Gray

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

Two varsity letters
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

Kyle Gritsch

5-11, 205, so., s-back
BGM HS
Brooklyn, Iowa

One varsity letter

Receiving

Year No. Yds. Avg. TD Long Avg./G
2014 4 34 8.5 0 16 3.8
Career 4 34 8.5 0 16 3.8


Rushing

Year Att. Yards Avg./C TD Long Avg./G
2014 8 17 2.1 1 4 1.9
Career 8 17 2.1 1 4 1.9

Cael Halfman

5-11, 185, sr., defensive back
St. Ansgar HS
Manly, Iowa

One varsity letter

Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For loss Sack BrUp Int. Yards FF FR Blks
2014 7 6 13 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Career 7 6 13 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0

 

TJ Huizenga

6-0, 190, jr., linebacker
Fulton HS
Fulton, Ill.

One varsity letter

 

Tate Jensen

5-11, 175, so., defensive back
ADM HS

De Soto, Iowa


One varsity letter

 

Adam Lindell

5-11, 210, sr., running back
Arapahoe HS
Centennial, Colo.

One varsity letter
Kirk Wagner Award (outstanding offensive scout team, 2013)

Rushing

Year Att. Yards Avg./C TD Long Avg./G
2013 2 17 8.5 0 13 17.0
2014 17 50 2.9 1 10 6.2
Career 19 67 3.5 1 13 7.4

 

Sam Markham

6-1, 170, so., wide receiver
Atlantic HS
Atlantic, Iowa

One varsity letter
all-Iowa Conference honorable mention (2014)
Brian O'Donnell Award (most valuable freshman, 2014)

Receiving

Year No. Yds. Avg. TD Long Avg./G
2014 52 650 12.5 3 44 72.2
Career 52 650 12.5 3 44 72.2

 

Zack Martinelli

5-8, 175, jr., wide receiver
Kaneland HS
Elburn, Ill.

One varsity letter

 

Zach Matter

5-11, 190, jr., defensive back
Ankeny HS
Ankeny, Iowa

One varsity letter

Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For loss Sack BrUp Int. Yards FF FR Blks
2014 10 6 16 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 10 6 16 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

Owen McConnell

6-1, 250, so., offensive lineman
Erie HS
Erie, Ill.

One varsity letter

 

William Meredith

William Meredith

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

Two varsity letters
Academic all-Iowa Conference (2014)

Receiving

Year No. Yds. Avg. TD Long Avg./G
2014 2 17 8.5 0 9 5.7
Career 2 17 8.5 0 9 5.7

William Meredith

Chris Neeld

5-10, 180, so., linebacker
Mercer County HS
New Boston, Ill.

One varsity letter

Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For loss Sack BrUp Int. Yards FF FR Blks
2014 1 2 3 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 1 2 3 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Sam Norgaard

Sam Norgaard

#42, 6-1, 225, jr., 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

 

Tucker Ormsby

6-2, 225, jr., tight end
Tipton HS
Tipton, Iowa

One varsity letter

Receiving

Year No. Yds. Avg. TD Long Avg./G
2014 1 5 5.0 0 5 1.2
Career 1 5 5.0 0 5

1.2

Tony Oros

Tony Oros

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

Two varsity letters

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

 

Chase Overton

6-1, 195, so., wide receiver
Vinton-Shellsburg HS
Vinton, Iowa

One varsity letter

 

Kyle Pepper

6-1, 280, jr., offensive line
Blue Valley SW HS
Overland Park, Kan.

One varsity letter

 

Jessie Peterson

Jessie Peterson

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

Two varsity letters

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

Will Pigg

6-2, 270, so., offensive line
Waukee
HS
Waukee, Iowa

One varsity letter

Jaemin Powell

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

Three 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

 

Cal Smith

#76, 6-4, 260, so., offensive line
Carl Sandburg HS
Orland Park, Ill.

One varsity letter

 

Dustin Smith

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

Three 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

 

Trent Smothers

6-0, 235, sr., defensive line
Red Mountain HS (Ariz.)
Washington D.C.

One varsity letter


Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For loss Sack BrUp Int. Yards FF FR Blks
2013 1 1 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 5 9 14 5.0 1.5 0 0 0 1 1 0
Career 6 10 16 5.0 1.5 0 0 0 1 1 0

Noah Stochl

6-0, 185, jr., quarterback
New Hampton HS
New Hampton, Iowa

One varsity letter
Academic all-Iowa Conference (2014)

Passing

Year Att. Comp. Int. Pct. Yards TD Long Avg./G Eff.
2014 37 30 1 54.1 197 2 43 32.8 111.2
Career 37 30 1 54.1 197 2 43 32.8 111.2


Rushing

Year Att. Yards Avg./C TD Long Avg./G
2014 10 7 0.7 2 6 1.2
Career 10 7 0.7 2 6 1.2

 

Cole Tanner

6-2, 250, jr., offensive line
Orient-Macksburg HS

Greenfield, Iowa


One varsity letter

 

Jake Wassenaar

Jake Walters

6-0, 195, so., linebacker
Liberty HS
Phoenix, Ariz.

One varsity letter


Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For loss Sack BrUp Int. Yards FF FR Blks
2014 2 5 7 1.0 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 2 5 7 1.0 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0

Jake Wassenaar

Jake Wassenaar

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

Two varsity letters
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 2.7

Nick Watson

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

Three varsity letters


 

Curtis Weeks

6-0, 280, sr., offensive line
Ballard HS

Kelley, Iowa


One varsity letter

 

Wes Wheat

5-10, 270, jr., defensive line
Phoenix Christian HS
Phoenix, Ariz.

One varsity letter


Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For loss Sack BrUp Int. Yards FF FR Blks
2014 1 6 7 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 1 6 7 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Matthew Williamson

5-8, 210, jr., s-back
CAM HS
Wiota, Iowa

One varsity letter
Academic all-Iowa Conference (2014)

Rushing

Year Att. Yards Avg./C TD Long Avg./G
2014 2 3 1.5 1 2 1.2
Career 2 3 1.5 1 2 1.2

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