Football

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

Gang tackle 2007

Defense

Individual records

(Season records include regular-season games only)

Tackles

Game - 24, tie, Kris Reis vs. Simpson, 1989; Rick Sanger vs. Loras, 1994; Ron Saak vs. Augustana (Ill.), 1988
Season - 175, Ron Saak, 1988
Freshman season - 111, Jeff Sanger, 1997
Career - 523, Ron Saak, 1987-90

Tackles for loss

Game - 7, Mike Stumberg vs. Luther, Nov. 7, 1987
Season - 37, Mike Stumberg, 1987
Career - 84, Mike Stumberg, 1985-88

Sacks

Game - 5, tie, Craig Wassenaar vs. Wartburg, Oct. 15, 1983; Mike Stumberg vs. Nebraska Wesleyan, Sept. 12, 1987, and vs. Luther, Nov. 7, 1987
Season - 28, Mike Stumberg, 1987
Career - 65, Mike Stumberg, 1985-88

Interceptions

Game - 5, Dick Dykstra vs. Iowa Wesleyan, Sept. 22, 1962
Season - 8, tie, Brian O’Donnell, 1967; Matt Paulsen, 1995; Guy Dierikx, 2007
Career - 18, tie, Matt Paulsen, 1994-97; Brett Doud, 2004-07

Interception Return Yards

Season - 154, Luke Geneser (3 ret.), 2012
Career - 254, Jacob Edleman, 2010, 2012-14

Pass breakups

Season - 15, Andrew Paulsen, 1998
Career - 28, Andrew Paulsen, 1995-98

Blocked punts

Game - 2, Bill Mulder, vs. Bethel (Minn.), Sept. 12, 1992
Season - 5, tie, Jeff Gustason, 1988; Bill Mulder, 1992
Career - 7, Bill Mulder, 1989-92

 

Individual leaderboards

Most tackles, game
No. Name Tackles Opponent Date
1. Ron Saak 24 Augustana (Ill.) Dec. 2, 1988
  Kris Reis 24 Simpson Nov. 11, 1989
  Rick Sanger 24 Loras Oct. 15, 1994
4. Kris Reis 23 Dayton (Ohio) Dec. 5, 1987
5. Kris Reis 22 St. John's (Minn.) Nov. 26, 1989
  Ron Saak 22 Wis. -Whitewater Nov. 26, 1988
7. Kris Reis 21 Augustana (Ill.) Dec. 3, 1988
  Mark Sanger 21 Bethel (Minn.) Sept. 11, 2004
9. Brad Leighton 20 Ithaca (N.Y.) Dec. 10, 1988
  Kris Reis 20 Ithaca (N.Y.) Dec. 10, 1988
  Justin Huisman 20 Simpson Oct. 18, 1997


Most Sacks, Career

No.

Name

Sacks

Years

1. Mike Stumberg 65 1986-88
2. Justin Snyder 33 1997-00
3. Shane Wong 31 2008-10
4. Tim Lewis 26 1987, 1989-91
5. Steve Perkins 24 1998-00
6. Jeff Blythe 22 1985-86
7. Shawn De Waard 21 1987-89
  Brad Leighton 21 1987-89
9. Kevin Sanger 20 1989-92
10. Glen Hummel 18 1992-93

 

Most interceptions, career
No. Name Interceptions Years
1. (tie) Brett Doud 18 2004-07
  Matt Paulsen 18 1993, 1995-97
3. Scott Froehle 16 1982-84
4. Todd Bohlen 15 1985-87
5. Chad Klein 12 1997-00
6. Jody Bandy 11 1983-85
  Andrew Paulsen 11 1995-98
  Jeff Westphal 11 1985-87
9. Craig Roorda 10 1983-84
  Guy Dierikx 10 2004-2007
  Jeff Staton 10 1985-87

 

Most Fumbles Forced, Career
No. Name Fumbles Forced Years
1. Austin Bonnema 3 1999-02
  Shane Wong 3 2008-10
  Justin Snyder 3 1997-00
  Andrew Lehn 3 2004-07
  Steve Perkins 3 1998-00
  Mark Sanger 3 2001-04
  Aaron Steenhoek 3 2007-10
  Danny Samson 3 2011-12
9. Ron Saak 2 1987-90
  Jeremy Greiner 2 2003-05
  Ben Bollard 2 2004-06
  Zach Van Arkel 2 2007-09
  Brad Leighton 2 1987-89
  Luke Geneser 2 2011-12
  Trenton Blythe 2 2004-07
  Ryan Anderson 2 1999
  Guy Dierikx 2 2004-07
  Jarred Lackey 2 2007-10
  Nick Cross 2 2002-04
  Ryan Schmidt 2 2008-11
  Brad Soma 2 2006
  Nate Doeden 2 2008
  Holden Blythe 2 2008-11
  Andrew Paulsen 2 1995-98
  Garrett Hill 2 2006-08
  Greg Best 2 2007-10

 

Most Fumbles Recovered, Career
No. Name

Fumbles Recovered

Years
1. Kris Reis 6 1986-89
  Tim Lewis 6 1987, 89-91
  Jeff Sanger 6 1997-00
  Mike Stumberg 6 1986-88
5. Jeff Blythe 5 1985-86
  Austin Bonnema 5 1999-02
  Steve Perkins 5 1998-00
8. Ryan Schmidt 4 2008-11
  Andrew Paulsen 4 1995-98
  Jay Sunderman 4 1985-86
  Dave Gray 4 1985-86

 

Most Pass Breakups, Career
No. Name

Breakups

Years
1. Cody Baethke 28 2006-10
  Andrew Paulsen 28 1995-98
3. Jeff Staton 22 1985-87
4. Matt Paulsen 21 1993,95-97
5. Guy Dierikx 20 2004-07
6. Ryan Schmidt 18 2008-11
7. Wade Nolte 17 1986-87
8. Brett Doud 16 2004-07
9. Justin Huisman 15 1995-98
10. Dustyn Baethke 14 2003-07
  Spencer Boeyink 14 2011-12
  Ben Bollard 14 2004-06
  Todd Bohlen 14 1985-87
  Nick Cross 14 2002-04

 

Most Blocked Kicks, Career
No. Name

Blocked Kicks

Years
1. Bill Mulder 6 1989-92
2. Dan Zimmerman 4 1992-95
3. Ryan Thompson 3 2005-08
  Adam Gregg 3 2004-05
  Nate Rasmussen 3 2004-05
6. Austin Hill 2 2007-10
  Spencer Boeyink 2 2011-12
  Jarred Lackey 2 2007-10
  Ryan Schmidt 2 2008-11
  Rick Sanger 2 1992-95
  Shane Wong 2 2008-10

 

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