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Central College 2016 varsity football roster

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown High school
1 *Nick Greteman DB 5-11 190 Jr. Carroll, Iowa Kuemper Catholic
1 Cortez Pembleton QB 5-11 160 Fr. Orlando, Fla. Edgewater
2 *PJ Carey WR 6-0 160 Jr. Ankeny, Iowa Ankeny
2 *Tyler Olson LB 5-11 215 Jr. Mapleton, Minn. Maple River
3 ***Tony Oros DB 5-10 195 Sr. Aurora, Ill. West Aurora
4 *Donny Groezinger RB 5-9 185 So. Sulphur Springs, Texas Eastland
5 **Sam Markham WR 6-2 170 Jr. Atlantic, Iowa Atlantic
5 **Chris Neeld LB 5-10 200 Jr. New Boston, Ill. Mercer County
6 *Nate Boland QB 6-1 210 So. Iowa City, Iowa West
7 Jordan Fox TE 6-1 215 Jr. Stockton, Ill. Stockton
7 Collin Erickson DB 5-9 175 So. Gilbert, Ariz. Dobson
8 Thomas Fox LB 6-0 200 So. Stockton, Ill. Stockton
8 *Patrick Gray RB 5-10 200 So. West Des Moines, Iowa Waukee
9 **Tate Jensen DB 5-11 200 Sr. De Soto, Iowa ADM
9 Brady Johnson WR 6-3 210 Fr. Stanton, Iowa Stanton
10 *Josiah Soderstrum DB 5-10 185 So. Story City, Iowa Roland-Story
10 Adam Hermsen QB 6-1 185 Fr. Tipton, Iowa Tipton
11 *Zack Martinelli WR 5-8 185 Sr. Elburn, Ill. Kaneland
11 Steven Adkins DB 6-1 190 Jr. Williamsburg, Iowa Williamsburg
12 **TJ Huizenga LB 6-0 205 Sr. Fulton, Ill. Fulton
12 Isaiah Johnson RB 5-11 200 Fr. Slater, Iowa Ballard
13 ***William Meredith WR 6-1 185 Sr. Piedmont, Calif. Piedmont
14 Spencer Barber WR 6-0 190 So. Fort Dodge, Iowa Fort Dodge
14 Danny Anderson WR 6-0 175 Fr. Boone, Iowa Boone
15 *Tyler Peters LB 6-2 215 Jr. Parkersburg, Iowa Aplington-Parkersburg
16 ***Riley Gray QB 6-1 195 Sr. West Des Moines, Iowa Waukee
16 Connor Carlson QB 6-4 230 Fr. Eden Prairie, Minn. Eden Prairie
17 *Cory Archer RB 5-9 210 Jr. Fremont, Iowa Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont
17 Blake Upchurch WR 6-0 160 Fr. Indianola, Iowa Indianola
18 *Kohle Helle QB 5-10 185 Jr. Guttenberg, Iowa Clayton Ridge
18 Parker Majerus DL 6-0 215 Fr. Sycamore, Ill. Sycamore
19 ***Drew Carlson LB 6-1 220 Sr. Ankeny, Iowa Ankeny
19 Ross Norem QB 6-2 225 Fr. Iowa Falls, Iowa Iowa Falls-Alden
20 *Zach Matter DB 6-0 200 Sr. Ankeny, Iowa Ankeny
20 Hunter Robinson WR 6-0 170 Fr. Lisbon, Iowa Lisbon
21 Ryan Sprain DB 5-9 170 Sr. Waverly, Iowa Waverly-Shell Rock
21 Connor Lewin RB 6-1 185 Fr. Stillman Valley, Ill. Stillman Valley
22 ***Edwin Etienne DL 5-9 240 Sr. Lehigh Acres, Fla. Riverdale
22 Connor Saddoris WR 6-3 195 Fr. Ankeny, Iowa Centennial
23 Sam Schmitz DB 5-10 180 Sr. Missouri Valley, Iowa Missouri Valley
23 Mathew Mills WR 5-8 170 Jr. Atlantic, Iowa Atlantic
24 Derrick Gray DB 5-10 195 Jr. Mechanicsville, Iowa North Cedar
24 John Polk LB 5-7 175 Fr. Lemont, Ill. Lemont
25 Tristan Peters WR 5-9 150 So. Newton, Iowa Newton
25 Trevor Smith DB 5-9 170 So. Audubon, Iowa Audubon
26 Jordan Borman DB 5-9 155 Fr. Eagan, Minn. Eagan
26 Wyatt Edmisten RB 5-9 185 Fr. Prairie Village, Kan. Shawnee Mission East
27 Louis Kriegel LB 5-11 190 So. Victor, Iowa HLV
27 Christian Escobar DB 5-8 170 Fr. Addison, Ill. Addison Trail
28 **Kyle Gritsch SB 6-1 205 Jr. Brooklyn, Iowa BGM
29 De'Shawn Graham DB 6-0 160 Fr. Bradley, Fla. Mulberry
29 Jordon Woods RB 5-4 150 Fr. Orland Park , Ill. Carl Sandburg
30 **Matthew Williamson SB 5-8 220 Sr. Wiota, Iowa CAM
30 Scott Sievert LB 6-0 210 So. St. Ansgar, Iowa St. Ansgar
31 ***Jessie Peterson LB 6-2 220 Sr. Coralville, Iowa Iowa City West
31 Austin Engstrom RB 5-7 210 So. Orion, Ill. Orion
32 *Aaron Marcellus K 5-9 205 Sr. Hudson, Iowa Hudson
32 Nathan Fitzgerald RB 5-9 190 So. Elkader, Iowa Central Elkader
33 *Carson Remick LB 5-10 205 Jr. Hillsboro, Iowa Mount Pleasant
34 *Andy Butts LB 5-10 190 Jr. Overland Park, Kan. Blue Valley West
35 *Ben Mitchell LB 5-9 190 Jr. Des Moines, Iowa Hoover
36 Jake Johnson WR 6-0 170 Fr. Shenandoah, Iowa Shenandoah
36 Tate O'Tool DB 5-10 180 Fr. Fort Dodge, Iowa Saint Edmond
37 Aaron Fogt TE 6-0 190 Sr. West Des Moines, Iowa Waukee
37 Austin Willett WR 5-6 155 Fr. Conrad, Iowa BCLUW
39 Jake Poster LB 6-1 195 So. Davenport, Iowa Assumption
40 Alex Tamerius LB 5-9 230 So. Creston, Iowa Creston
40 Jake Hasley TE 6-0 220 Fr. Montezuma, Iowa Montezuma
41 Austin Carney LB 5-10 200 So. Marengo, Iowa Iowa Valley
42 **Sam Norgaard LB 6-1 215 Sr. Naperville, Illinois Neuqua Valley
43 Ryan Berg LB 6-0 190 So. Aurora, Ill. Waubonsie Valley
44 Trevor Argo DL 6-2 245 So. Pella, Iowa Pella
44 Daniel Coovert SB 5-10 220 So. Sycamore, Ill. Sycamore
45 Tyler Bryant K/P/WR 5-10 170 So. Donnellson, Iowa Central Lee
45 Martin Olson DL 6-3 240 Fr. Kimballtown, Iowa EHK-Exira
46 Drew Kithcart LB 5-9 215 So. Atkins, Iowa Benton
47 Austin Kosusnik DL 5-10 215 So. Genoa, Ill. Sycamore
48 *Josh Scheible LB 5-9 200 Jr. Kansas City, Mo. Liberty
49 Jake Lehmkuhl LB 5-9 210 Fr. Williamsburg, Iowa Williamsburg
50 Sam Drawbond LB 6-1 215 Sr. Ames, Iowa Gilbert
50 Edmond Henning OL 5-11 245 Fr. Hartwick, Iowa HLV
51 *Steven Peterman OL 6-3 245 Jr. Lytton, Iowa Kuemper
51 Cody Fields LB 5-10 205 Fr. Lowden, Iowa North Cedar
52 Sam Kruger OL 6-0 265 Fr. Slater, Iowa Ballard
52 Cooper Puls DL 5-9 200 Fr. Brooklyn, Iowa BGM
53 Brennin Miller DL 5-10 250 Jr. Mesa, Ariz. Dobson
53 Carter Terpstra DL 6-0 225 Fr. Pella, Iowa Pella
54 Joe Griffin LB 5-8 170 Fr. Aurora, Ill. West Aurora
54 Jake Suggett OL 5-11 295 Fr. Chula Vista, Calif. Eastlake
55 Tanner Gilliland DL 6-4 230 So. Red Oak, Iowa Red Oak
56 **Cole Tanner OL 6-2 275 Sr. Greenfield, Iowa Orient-Macksburg
56 Jared Forward LB 5-10 205 Fr. Prophetstown, Ill. Prophetstown
57 **Josh Brunk OL 6-1 265 Jr. West Des Moines, Iowa Valley
57 Zach Stemsrud OL 5-9 190 Fr. Des Moines, Iowa East
58 Alex Cloyed LB 5-10 170 Fr. Blakesburg, Iowa Moravia
59 **Peter Ferrill DL 6-0 225 Sr. Carol Stream, Ill. Wheaton Academy
59 Tyler Christensen OL 5-9 290 Jr. Atlantic, Iowa Atlantic
60 **Kyle Pepper OL 6-1 275 Sr. Overland Park, Kan. Blue Valley Southwest
60 *Jared Keenan DL 6-1 230 Jr. Grinnell, Iowa Grinnell
61 Joseph Moore DL 6-1 200 Fr. Ankeny, Iowa Ankeny
62 Kyle Seales DL 5-11 200 Fr. Afton, Iowa East Union
62 Cody Smith OL 6-3 250 Fr. Orland Park, Ill. Carl Sandburg
63 Chase Brumm DL 5-11 210 So. Stacyville, Iowa St. Ansgar
64 Cody Tuttle OL 6-0 270 So. Oskaloosa, Iowa Oskaloosa
65 Tylor Newhouse OL 6-0 260 So. Marion, Iowa Linn-Mar
66 Tanner Bird OL 6-3 245 Fr. Vinton, Iowa Vinton-Shellsburg
70 Carter Smith OL 6-4 245 Fr. Orland Park , Ill. Carl Sandburg
71 Dylan Tuttle OL 6-0 295 So. Oskaloosa, Iowa Oskaloosa
73 Aaron Border OL 5-10 225 Fr. Victor, Iowa HLV
74 Max Hytone OL 6-5 285 Jr. Waukee, Iowa Waukee
75 *Yaqoob Ahmad OL 6-3 260 Sr. Mesa, Ariz. Dobson
76 *Cal Smith OL 6-4 290 Jr. Orland Park, Ill. Carl Sandburg
77 Derek Caskey OL 6-2 250 So. Marengo, Ill. Marengo
78 **Corbin Blythe DL 6-2 265 Sr. Williamsburg, Iowa Williamsburg
79 Nick Yarkosky OL 6-0 300 Fr. Albia, Iowa Albia
80 Tyler Burnett WR 6-1 175 Fr. Kansas City, Kan. Shawnee Mission North
81 Grant Gordon WR 5-9 180 Fr. Van Meter, Iowa Van Meter
82 Jeremy Shannon WR 6-0 195 Jr. Morris, Ill. Morris
83 *PJ Norem TE 6-4 255 Jr. Iowa Falls, Iowa Iowa Falls-Alden
85 Keaton Means WR 6-1 180 Fr. Urbandale, Iowa Dallas Center-Grimes
87 *Cam Kiner K/P/TE 6-4 215 So. Craig, Neb. Oakland
88 ***Mitchell Boerm TE 6-5 250 Sr. Traer, Iowa North Tama
89 *Drew Doehrmann WR 6-0 205 Jr. Williamsburg, Iowa Williamsburg
90 Andres Cesin DL 5-10 220 Fr. Doral, Fla. Belen Jesuit
91 **Wes Wheat DL 5-11 265 Sr. Phoenix, Ariz. Phoenix Christian
92 Jeffrey Banks-Morgan DL 5-10 210 Fr. Clearwater, Fla. Countryside
93 Clay Eustice DL 6-1 240 Sr. St. Ansgar, Iowa St. Ansgar
94 **Brett Boddicker DL 6-3 250 Sr. Center Point, Iowa Center Point-Urbana
95 *Justin Dilks DL 6-2 255 Jr. Mount Pleasant, Iowa Mount Pleasant
98 Corey Hauptmann DL 6-0 220 So. Garner, Iowa Garner-Hayfield
98 Jon Alberts P/K 5-9 160 Fr. Huntley, Ill. Huntley

*letters earned

Head coach: Jeff McMartin (13th year)

Assistants: Jason Anderson (defensive line), Cody Baethke (safeties), Aaron Eiseler (tight ends), Spencer Gritsch (running backs), Cody Huisman (wide receivers), Eric Jones (offensive line), Ryan Maiuri (offensive coordinator/quarterbacks), Nick Mulder (defensive coordinator), Matt Paulsen (cornerbacks), Jeff Sanger (inside linebackers), Austen Schueler (special teams coordinator/outside linebackers), Drew Sikkink (offensive line),

Student assistants: Max Boland, Tucker Ormsby, Jake Walters, Kolby Whisner

Strength and conditioning coach: Kyle Johnson

Athletic trainer: Matt Guinane

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