Football

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

Roster

FB2014


Central College 2014 varsity football roster

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown High school
1 ***Bryan Mejia DB 5'7 160 Sr. Miami, Fla. Coral Gables Sr.
1 Justin Wimbish WR 6'4 165 So. Glendale, Ariz. Apollo
2 ****Jack Norgaard TE 6'3 230 Sr. Naperville, Ill. Neuqua Valley
2 Tyler Olson LB 6'0 210 So. Mapleton, Minn. Maple River
3 ****Jacob Edleman DB 6'0 190 Sr. Mechanicsville, Iowa North Cedar
3 Jeremy Shannon WR 6'0 195 So. Morris, Ill. Morris Community
4 Joshua DeWaard DB 5'10 175 Jr. Pella, Iowa Pella
4 Pablo Sandoval WR 5'8 180 So. Fort Madison, Iowa Fort Madison
5 *Sam Markham WR 6-2 170 Jr. Atlantic, Iowa Atlantic
5 *Tyler Frideres LB 6-0 205 So. Algona , Iowa Algona
6 ***Brendon Boerm WR/QB 5'11 185 Sr. Traer, Iowa North Tama
6 Sam Schmitz DB 5'10 170 Jr. Missouri Valley, Iowa Missouri Valley
7 ***Michael Daigle DB 5'7 170 Sr. Silverthorne, Colo. Summit
7 Jordan Fox QB 6'1 195 So. Stockton , Ill. Stockton
8 ***Jacob Tune DB 6'1 205 Sr. Mesa, Ariz. Red Mountain
8 Kolby Whisner QB 6'3 195 So. Adel, Iowa ADM
9 ***Aaron Eiseler QB 6'0 215 Sr. Mesa, Ariz. Red Mountain
9 *Tate Jensen DB 5'11 175 So. De Soto, Iowa Adel-De Soto-Minburn
10 ****Eric Larson DB 6'2 185 Sr. Waverly, Iowa Waverly-Shell Rock
10 Dillon Bates QB 6'0 190 Sr. Atlantic , Iowa Griswold
11 *Zack Martinelli WR 5'8 175 Jr. Elburn, Ill. Kaneland
11 Steven Adkins DB 5'10 180 So. Williamsburg, Iowa Williamsburg
12 *TJ Huizenga LB 6'0 190 Jr. Fulton, Ill. Fulton
12 *Noah Stochl QB 6-0 185 Jr. New Hampton , Iowa New Hampton
13 **William Meredith WR 6'1 190 Jr. Piedmont, Calif. Piedmont
13 **Tony Oros DB 5'10 180 Jr. Aurora, Ill. West Aurora
14 ***Taylor Cox WR 5'6 150 Sr. Pella, Iowa Pella
14 Nick Salazar DB 5'11 170 So. Mesa, Ariz. Westwood
15 *Riley Gray QB 6'1 205 Jr. West Des Moines, Iowa Waukee
15 Alex Phillips LB 5'10 175 So. Williamsburg, Iowa Williamsburg
16 ****Kevin Sheldon K 6'0 175 Sr. West Des Moines, Iowa Valley
17 Nick Greteman DB 5'10 165 So. Carroll, Iowa Kuemper
17 *Chase Overton WR 6'1 195 So. Vinton, Iowa Vinton-Shellsburg
18 Kohle Helle QB 5'9 175 So. Guttenberg, Iowa Clayton Ridge
18 *Jake Walters LB 6'0 195 So. Phoenix, Ariz. Liberty
19 *Drew Carlson LB 6'0 185 Jr. Ankeny, Iowa Ankeny
20 *Zach Matter DB 5'11 190 Jr. Ankeny, Iowa Ankeny
21 *Cael Halfman DB 5'11 185 Sr. Manly, Iowa St. Ansgar
22 **Edwin Etienne DL 5'9 285 Jr. Lehigh Acres, Fla. Riverdale
22 Cory Archer RB 5'7 185 So. Fremont, Iowa Eddyvile-Blakesburg
23 ***Gideon Kluge LB 6'0 210 Sr. North English, Iowa English Valleys
23 Mat Mills WR 5'8 155 So. Atlantic, Iowa Atlantic
24 ***Nick Henry LB 6'1 215 Sr. Solon, Iowa Solon
25 Derrick Gray RB 5'10 185 So. Mechanicsville, Iowa North Cedar
25 Jacob Zimmerman DB 5'10 185 So. Liberty, Mo. Liberty
26 Josh Carpenter P 6'2 205 Jr. Chelsea, Ala. Chelsea
26 Makia Helsip-Johnson LB 5'10 175 So. Colorado Springs, Colo. William Mitchell
27 Lakota Smith DB 5'10" 180 Sr. Moravia, Iowa Moravia
27 Kenneth Clary RB 5'7 165 So. Griswold, Iowa Griswold
28 ****Josh Osborn RB 5'10 200 Sr. Burllington, Iowa Burlington
28 *Bracken Smith DB 5'10 165 Sr. Moravia, Iowa Moravia
29 Kane Carstens RB 5'10 So. Rochester, Minn. Lourdes
29 Marshal Johnson DB 5'9 170 So. Urbandale, Iowa Urbandale
30 ***Jaemin Powell DB 6'2 190 Sr. Wellman, Iowa Mid-Prairie
30 *Matthew Williamson SB 5'8 210 Jr. Wiota, Iowa CAM
31 **Jessie Peterson LB 6'1 205 Jr. Coralville, Iowa Iowa City West
32 Aaron Marcellus K/SB 5'9 205 Jr. Hudson, Iowa Hudson
32 Connor Wachter DB 6'0 175 So. Clive, Iowa Waukee
33 *Kyle Gritsch SB 5-11 205 So. Brooklyn, Iowa BGM
33 Carson Remick LB 5'10 195 So. Hillsboro, Iowa Mount Pleasant
34 Andy Butts LB 5'11 180 So. Overland Park, Kan. Blue Valley West
35 Josh Johnson RB 5'7 174 So. Ankeny, Iowa Centennial
35 Ben Mitchell LB 5-8 175 So. Des Moines, Iowa Hoover
36 *Ryan Fogt LB 6'0 195 Jr. West Des Moines, Iowa Waukee
37 ***Schyler Bardole RB 6'0 210 Sr. Rippey, Iowa East Greene
38 McKay Carstens DB 5'10 So. Rochester, Minn. Lourdes
40 *Spencer Beekman DB 5'10 175 Sr. Pocahontas, Iowa Pocahontas
41 ***Austin Shaver SB 5'11 230 Sr. Robins, Iowa Burlington
42 *Sam Norgaard LB 6'1 225 Jr. Naperville, Illinois Neuqua Valley
43 Canaan Powell LB 6'1 195 So. Wellman, Iowa Mid-Prairie
44 **Mitch Schroeder LB 6'1 200 Sr. Lowden, Iowa North Cedar
44 *Adam Lindell RB 5-11 210 Sr. Denver, Colo. Arapahoe
45 Mitch Garrels LB 5'10 220 So. Bloomfield, Iowa Van Buren
46 Drew Doehrmann WR 6'0 200 Sr. Williamsburg, Iowa Williamsburg
46 ***Jordan Wachter LB 6'0 215 Sr. Clive, Iowa Waukee
47 Cory McCleary LB 5'10 165 So. Linwood, Kan. Basehor-Linwood
48 Josh Scheible LB 5'9 190 So. Kansas City, Mo. Liberty
50 ***Ryan Collins OL 6'1 240 Sr. Mesa, Ariz. Red Mountain
50 Sam Drawbond DL 6'1 205 Jr. Ames, Iowa Gilbert
51 David Cliffe DL 5'7 255 So. Rockton, Ill. Hononegah
51 Steven Peterman OL 6'3 220 So. Lytton, Iowa Kuemper
52 *Chris Neeld LB 5'10 180 So. New Boston, Ill. Mercer County
53 Brennin Miller DL 5'10 245 Sr. Mesa, Ariz. Dobson
54 **Brody Janssen DL 6'2 250 Sr. Quincy, Ill. Quincy
55 ***Nick Watson OL 6'3 245 Sr. Janesville, Iowa Janesville
56 Clay Eustice DL 6'0 235 Sr. St. Ansgar , IA St. Ansgar
56 *Cole Tanner OL 6'2 250 Jr. Greenfield, Iowa Orient-Macksburg
57 *Josh Brunk OL 6'1 245 So. West Des Moines, Iowa Valley
58 *Travis DeFrancisco OL 6'2 260 Sr. San Tan Valley, Ariz. Poston Butte
59 *Peter Ferrill DL 6'0 205 Jr. Carol Stream, Ill. Wheaton Academy
59 Tyler Christensen OL 5'9 265 So. Atlantic, Iowa Atlantic
60 *Kyle Pepper OL 61 280 Jr. Overland Park, Kan. Blue Valley SW
60 Jared Keenan DL 6'0 210 So. Grinnell, IA Grinnell
61 Hunter Caspers OL 5-11 250 Jr. Lisbon, Iowa Lisbon
62 *Curtis Weeks OL 6'0 280 Sr. Kelley, Iowa Ballard
65 *Lucas Sears OL 5'10 225 Sr. Muscatine, Iowa Muscatine
67 *Will Pigg OL 6'2 270 So. Waukee, Iowa Waukee
68 *Garrett Young OL 6'0 275 Sr. Muscatine, Iowa Muscatine
70 *Owen McConnell OL 6'1 250 So. Erie , Ill. Erie
71 Jordan Sanders OL 6'0 225 Jr. Nevada, Iowa Nevada
72 ***Jordan Youngman OL 6'3 320 Sr. Pella, Iowa Pella
74 Max Hytone OL 6'3 285 So. Waukee, Iowa Waukee
75 Yaqoob Ahmad OL 6'3 265 Jr. Mesa , Ariz. Dobson
75 *Cal Smith OL 6'4 260 So. Orland Park, Ill. Carl Sandburg
76 ***DJ Smith OL 6'1 270 Sr. Holt, Mo. Kearney
78 *Corbin Blythe DE 6'2 260 So. Williamsburg, Iowa Williamsburg
79 ***Caleb Lynch OL 6'0 265 Sr. Olathe, Kan. South
80 Chase Allen WR 5'6 160 So. Overland Park, Kan. Shawnee Mission South
81 *Dylan Diveney WR 6-3 175 So. Marshalltown, Iowa Marshalltown
82 Joey Diehl TE 6'0 230 Jr. Oregon, Ill. Oregon
83 PJ Norem TE 6'4 265 So. Iowa Falls, Iowa Iowa Falls Alden
85 **Jake Wassenaar TE 6'3 245 Sr. Pella, Iowa Pella
86 *Tucker Ormsby TE 6'2 225 Jr. Tipton, Iowa Tipton
87 PJ Carey WR 5-11 185 So. Ankeny, Iowa Ankeny
88 **Mitchell Boerm TE 6-6 235 Jr. Traer, Iowa North Tama
89 Justin Dilks DL 6'2 230 So. Mount Pleasant, Iowa Mount Pleasant
90 *Trent Smothers DL 5'11 235 Sr. Washington, DC Red Mountain (Ariz.)
91 *Wes Wheat DL 5'10 270 Jr. Phoenix, Ariz. Phoenix Christian
94 *Brett Boddicker DL 6'3 240 Jr. Center Point, Iowa Center Point-Urbana
96 John Courtney K 6'1 185 So. McLouth, Kan. McLouth
99 ***Dustin Smith DL 6'0 245 Sr. Marion, Iowa Linn-Mar

*letters earned

Head coach: Jeff McMartin (11th year, quarterbacks)

Assistants: Cody Baethke (safeties), Jeff Bollard (running backs), Don De Waard (defensive coordinator/inside linebackers), Reid Evans (offensive coordinator, quarterbacks), Cody Huisman (tight ends) Eric Jones (offensive line), Nick Mulder (defensive line), Matt Paulsen (cornerbacks), Jeff Sanger (outside linebackers), Austen Schueler (special teams coordinator/wide receivers), Drew Sikkink (offensive line), Mike Young (defensive line)

Student assistants: Aric Balk, Chris Culek, Cody Gullett, Seth Marburger

Strength and conditioning coach: Kyle Johnson

Head athletic trainer: Frank Neu

Athletic training students: Rachel Cassens, Miranda Ebeling, Tyler Folkerts, Andrew Fritz, Wyatt Henkenius, Drew Kleis, Tess Ory, Jamie Schubert, Erica Schulte, Caitlin Stark

Equipment managers: Megan Dannen, Mickey Dunkin, Seth Eash, Alex Hale, Josh Hawley, Lydia Kryzak, Jennifer McCombs, Grant Pearson

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