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2016 returning letterwinners

 

Yaqoob Ahmad

#75, 6-3, 260, sr., offensive line
Dobson HS
Mesa, Ariz.

One varsity letter

Cory Archer

#17, 5-9, 210, jr., running back
Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont HS
Fremont, Iowa

One varsity letter

Rushing

Year Att. Yards Avg./C TD Long Avg./G
2014 3 21 7.0 0 14 21.0
2015 17 159 9.4 3 74 17.7
Career 20 180 9.0 3 74 18.0

 

Corbin Blythe

#78, 6-2, 265, sr., defensive line
Williamsburg HS
Williamsburg, Iowa

Two varsity letters
Capital One Academic all-District (2015)
Academic all-Iowa Conference (2015)
All-Iowa Conference, first team (2015)

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
2015 26 15 41 9.0 6.0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Career 34 40 74 13.0 7.0 1 0 0 0 1 0

Brent Boddicker

#94, 6-3, 250, sr., defensive line
Center Point Urbana HS

Center Point, Iowa


Two varsity letters

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
2015 3 1 4 2.0 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Career 7 5 12 3.5 2.0 0 0 0 1 1 0

Mitchell Boerm

Mitchell Boerm

#88, 6-5, 250, sr., tight end
North Tama HS
Traer, Iowa

Three varsity letters
Capital One Academic all-District (2015)
Academic all-Iowa Conference (2014, 2015)


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
2015 33 328 9.9 3 28 32.8
Career 40 489 9.8 8 28 18.8

Riley Gray

Nate Boland

#10, 6-1, 210, so., quarterback
West HS
Iowa City, Iowa

One varsity letter


Passing

Year Att. Comp. Int. Pct. Yards TD Long Avg./G Eff.
2015 77 48 1 62.3 678 3 51 113.0 146.6
Career 77 48 1 62.3 678 3 51 113.0 146.6


Rushing

Year Att. Yards Avg./C TD Long Avg./G
2015 17 90 5.3 0 45 15.0
Career 17 90 5.3 0 45 15.0

Josh Brunk

#57, 6-1, 265, jr., offensive line
Valley HS
West Des Moines, Iowa

Two varsity letters
Capital One Academic all-District (2015)
Academic All-Iowa Conference (2015)
Bruce Wendt Award (outstanding offensive lineman) (2015)


Drew Carlson

Andy Butts

#34, 5-10, 190, jr., linebacker
Blue Valley West HS
Overland Park, Kan.

One varsity letter

Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For loss Sack BrUp Int. Yards FF FR Blks
2014 2 2 4 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 4 9 13 0.0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Career 6 11 17 0.0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Mitchell Boerm

P.J. Carey

#2, 6-0, 160, jr., wide receiver
Ankeny HS
Ankeny, Iowa

One varsity letter



Receiving

Year No. Yds. Avg. TD Long Avg./G
2015 6 85 14.2 1 34 12.1
Career 6 85 14.2 1 34 12.1

Drew Carlson

Drew Carlson

#19, 6-1, 220, sr., linebacker
Ankeny HS
Ankeny, Iowa

Three varsity letters
Capital One Academic all-District (2015)
Academic all-Iowa Conference (2014, 2015)
All-Iowa Conference, second team (2014, 2015)
D3football.com team of the week, linebacker (Oct. 25, 2015)
Iowa Conference defensive player of the week (Oct. 25, 2015)
Lankelma-Menning Award (outstanding underclass player) (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
2015 40 39 79 3.5 0.0 1 2 16 1 1 0
Career 77 83 160 6.0 0.5 3 3 18 1 4 0

Edwin Etienne

Justin Dilks

#95, 6-2, 255, jr. , defensive line
Mount Pleasant HS
Mount Pleasant, Iowa

One varsity letter

Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For loss Sack BrUp Int. Yards FF FR Blks
2014 0 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 4 6 10 2.5 2.0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Career 4 7 11 2.5 2.0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Edwin Etienne

Drew Doehrmann

#89, 6-0, 205, jr., wide receiver
Williamsburg HS
Williamsburg, Iowa

One varsity letter

Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For loss Sack BrUp Int. Yards FF FR Blks
2015 1 3 4 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Career 1 3 4 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Edwin Etienne

Edwin Etienne

#22, 5-9, 240, sr. , defensive line
Riverdale HS
Lehigh Acres, Fla.

Three 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
2015 15 7 22 5.5 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 16 10 26 6.0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0


Receiving

Year No. Yds. Avg. TD Long Avg./G
2013 1 16 16.0 0 16 4.0
Total 1 16 16.0 0 16 4.0


Kick Returns

Year No. Yds. Avg. TD Long Avg.G
2013 1 12 12.0 0 12 3.0
Total 1 12 12.0 0 12 3.0

Riley Gray

Peter Ferrill

#59, 6-0, 225, sr., defensive line
Wheaton Academy HS
Carol Stream, Ill.

Two varsity letters


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
2015 0 2 2 0.5 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 0 6 6 1.5 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Patrick Gray

#8, 5-10, 200, so., running back
Waukee HS
West Des Moines, Iowa

One varsity letter
Iowa Conference special teams player of the week (Sept. 20, 2015)
Brian O’Donnell Award (outstanding freshman) (2015)

Rushing

Year Att. Yards Avg./C TD Long Avg./G
2015 103 665 6.5 6 77 66.5
Career 103 665 6.5 6 77 66.5


Receiving

Year No. Yds. Avg. TD Long Avg./G
2015 5 43 8.6 0 19 4.3
Career 5 43 8.6 0 19 4.3


Kick Returns

Year No. Yds. Avg. TD Long Avg.G
2015 14 331 23.6 1 99 33.1
Total 14 331 23.6 1 99 33.1

Riley Gray

Riley Gray

#15, 6-1, 195, sr., quarterback
Waukee HS
West Des Moines, Iowa

Three varsity letters
Academic All-Iowa Conference (2014, 2015)
Ted Dagh Award (outstanding member of Defensive Scout Team (2013)
Team Co-Captain (2015)


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
2015 185 110 6 59.5 1,460 13 99 162.2 142.5
Career 192 116 6 60.4 1,509 13 99 88.8 142.5


Rushing

Year Att. Yards Avg./C TD Long Avg./G
2014 21 93 4.4 2 22 11.6
2015 73 247 3.4 7 22 27.4
Career 94 340 3.6 9 22 20.0


Receiving

Year No. Yds. Avg. TD Long Avg./G
2015 1 31 31.0 0 31 3.4
Total 1 31 31.0 0 31 3.4


Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For loss Sack BrUp Int. Yards FF FR Blks
2015 1 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 1 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Edwin Etienne

Nick Greteman

#13, 5-11, 190, jr. , defensive back
Kuemper Catholic HS
Carroll, Iowa

One varsity letter
Academic All-Iowa Conference (2015)

Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For loss Sack BrUp Int. Yards FF FR Blks
2015 11 5 16 0.0 0.0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Career 11 5 16 0.0 0.0 1 1 0 0 0 0

Kyle Gritsch

#33, 6-1, 205, jr., s-back
BGM HS
Brooklyn, Iowa

Two varsity letters
Lankelma-Menning Award (outstanding underclass player) (2015)


Rushing

Year Att. Yards Avg./C TD Long Avg./G
2014 8 17 2.1 1 4 1.9
2015 4 7 1.8 1 4 0.7
Career 12 24 2.0 2 4 1.3


Receiving

Year No. Yds. Avg. TD Long Avg./G
2014 4 34 8.5 0 16 3.8
2015 15 167 11.1 4 29 16.7
Career 19 201 10.6 4 29 10.6


Kick Returns

Year No. Yds. Avg. TD Long Avg.G
2015 1 12 12.0 0 12 3.0
Total 1 12 12.0 0 12 3.0


Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For loss Sack BrUp Int. Yards FF FR Blks
2015 3 2 5 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 3 2 5 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Donny Groezinger

#26, 5-9, 185, so., running back
Eastland (Ill.) HS
Sulphur Springs, Texas

One varsity letter

Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For loss Sack BrUp Int. Yards FF FR Blks
2015 5 5 10 0.0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Career 5 5 10 0.0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Riley Gray

Kohle Helle

#18, 5-10, 185, jr., quarterback
Clayton Ridge HS
Guttenberg, Iowa

One varsity letter
Kirk Wagner Award (outstanding member of offensive scout team) (2014)
Claussen Award (most improved player) (2015)


Passing

Year Att. Comp. Int. Pct. Yards TD Long Avg./G Eff.
2014 1 1 0 100.0 9 0 9 9.0 175.6
2015 35 27 1 77.1 296 4 32 29.6 180.2
Career 36 28 1 77.8 305 4 32 27.7 180.1


Rushing

Year Att. Yards Avg./C TD Long Avg./G
2015 46 224 4.9 0 28 22.4
Career 46 224 4.9 0 28 20.4


Receiving

Year No. Yds. Avg. TD Long Avg./G
2015 10 157 15.7 1 32 15.7
Total 10 157 15.7 1 32 14.3

TJ Huizenga

#12, 6-0, 205, sr., linebacker
Fulton HS
Fulton, Ill.

Two varsity letters
Academic All-Iowa Conference (2015)

Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For loss Sack BrUp Int. Yards FF FR Blks
2015 18 16 34 6.5 2.0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Career 18 16 34 6.5 2.0 0 0 0 1 0 0


Tate Jensen

#9, 5-11, 200, jr., defensive back
ADM HS

De Soto, Iowa


Two varsity letters

Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For loss Sack BrUp Int. Yards FF FR Blks
2015 23 23 46 4.5 0.0 1 1 0 1 0 0
Career 23 23 46 4.5 0.0 1 1 0 1 0 0


Jared Keenan

#60, 6-1, 230, jr., defensive Line
Grinnell HS

Grinnell, Iowa


One varsity letter

Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For loss Sack BrUp Int. Yards FF FR Blks
2014 0 2 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 1 3 4 2.0 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 1 5 6 2.0 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0

Cam Kiner

#87, 6-4, 215, so., punter/kicker
Oakland HS
Craig, Neb.

One varsity letter

Punting

Year No. Yds. Avg. Long
2015 36 1,306 36.3 52
Total 36 1,306 36.3 52


Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For loss Sack BrUp Int. Yards FF FR Blks
2015 0 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 0 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Aaron Marcellus

#32, 5-9, 205, sr., kicker
Hudson HS
Hudson, Iowa

One varsity letter
All-Iowa Conference, first team (2015)
Iowa Conference special teams player of the week (Sept. 13, 2015; Nov. 1, 2015; Nov. 8, 2015)

Field goals

Year FG Att. Long Pct.
2014 0 1 0 0.0
2015 6 9 42 66.7
Total 6 10 42 60.0


Punting

Year No. Yds. Avg. Long
2014 1 34 34.0 34
2015 3 84 28.0 41
Total 4 118 29.5 41


Receiving

Year No. Yds. Avg. TD Long Avg./G
2014 1 9 9.0 0 0 4.5
Career 1 9 9.0 0 0 4.5


Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For loss Sack BrUp Int. Yards FF FR Blks
2015 1 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 1 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Sam Markham

#5, 6-2, 170, jr., wide receiver
Atlantic HS
Atlantic, Iowa

Two varsity letters
All-Iowa Conference, first team (2015)
All-Iowa Conference, honorable mention (2014)
Herema Schilder Most Valuable Player Award (2015)
Brian O’Donnell Award (outstanding freshman) (2014)

Receiving

Year No. Yds. Avg. TD Long Avg./G
2014 52 650 12.5 3 44 72.2
2015 69 980 14.2 7 69 98.0
Career 121 1,630 13.5 10 69 85.8


Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For loss Sack BrUp Int. Yards FF FR Blks
2015 1 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 1 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Zack Martinelli

#11, 5-8, 185, sr., wide receiver
Kaneland HS
Elburn, Ill.

One varsity letter

Receiving

Year No. Yds. Avg. TD Long Avg./G
2014 1 12 12.0 0 12 2.4
2015 8 191 23.9 2 99 47.8
Career 9 203 22.6 2 99 16.9


Kick Returns

Year No. Yds. Avg. TD Long Avg.G
2014 3 60 20.0 0 28 8.6
Total 3 60 20.0 0 28 5.0

Punt Returns

Year No. Yds. Avg. TD Long Avg.G
2015 1 25 25.0 0 25 6.2
Total 1 25 25.0 0 25 2.1

Zach Matter

#20, 6-0, 200, sr., defensive back
Ankeny HS
Ankeny, Iowa

Two varsity letters
D3football.com All-West Region, second team (2015)
All-Iowa Conference, first team (2015)
D3football.com team of the week, safety (Sept. 13, 2015)
Iowa Conference male athlete of the week (Sept. 13, 2015)
Iowa Conference defensive player of the week (Sept. 13, 2015, Oct. 11, 2015)

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
2015 23 34 57 1.0 0.0 8 4 0 0 0 0
Career 33 40 73 1.0 0.0 8 4 0 0 0 0

William Meredith

William Meredith

#13, 6-1, 185, sr., wide receiver
Piedmont HS
Piedmont, Calif.

Three varsity letters
Academic all-Iowa Conference (2014, 2015)

Receiving

Year No. Yds. Avg. TD Long Avg./G
2014 2 17 8.5 0 9 5.7
2015 10 134 13.4 1 26 13.4
Career 12 151 12.6 1 26 11.6

Ben Mitchell

#35, 5-9, 190, jr., linebacker
Hoover HS
Des Moines, Iowa

One varsity letter

Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For loss Sack BrUp Int. Yards FF FR Blks
2014 0 1 1 0.5 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 1 1 0.5 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 0 2 2 1.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0


Chris Neeld

#52, 5-10, 200, jr., linebacker
Mercer County HS
New Boston, Ill.

Two varsity letters

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
2015 10 7 17 1.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 11 9 20 1.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Sam Norgaard

P.J. Norem

#83, 6-4, 255, jr., tight end
Iowa Falls-Alden HS
Iowa Falls, Iowa

One varsity letter



Sam Norgaard

Sam Norgaard

#42, 6-1, 215, sr., linebacker
Neuqua Valley HS
Naperville, Ill.

Two varsity letters
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
2015 21 15 36 2.0 0.0 3 0 0 1 0 0
Career 21 20 41 2.0 0.0 3 0 0 1 1 0


Kick Returns

Year No. Yds. Avg. TD Long Avg.G
2013 1 1 11.0 0 11 1.6
Total 1 1 11.0 0 11 0.6

Sam Norgaard

Tyler Olson

#2, 5-11, 215, jr., linebacker
Maple River HS
Mapleton, Minn.

One varsity letter
Academic All-Iowa Conference (2015)

Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For loss Sack BrUp Int. Yards FF FR Blks
2014 0 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 4 5 9 0.5 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 4 6 10 0.5 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Tony Oros

Tony Oros

#13, 5-10, 185, jr., defensive back
West Aurora HS
Aurora, Ill.

Three 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
2015 21 10 31 1.5 0.0 7 0 0 0 0 1
Career 38 20 58 4.0 0.0 9 0 0 0 0 1

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
2015 1 15 15.0 0 15 1.5
Total 13 251 19.3 0 41 10.9

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

Kyle Pepper

#60, 6-1, 275, sr., offensive line
Blue Valley Southwest HS
Overland Park, Kan.

Two varsity letters


Steven Peterman

#51, 6-3, 245, jr., offensive line
Kuemper HS
Lytton, Iowa


One varsity letter


Tony Oros

Tyler Peters

#15, 6-2, 215, jr., linebacker
Aplington-Parkersburg HS
Parkersburg, Iowa

One varsity letter


Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For loss Sack BrUp Int. Yards FF FR Blks
2015 18 14 32 6.0 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0
Career 18 14 32 6.0 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0

Jessie Peterson

Jessie Peterson

#31, 6-2, 220, sr., linebacker
Iowa City West HS
Coralville, Iowa

Three 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
2015 52 33 85 5.0 2.0 3 1 0 0 0 0
Career 85 80 165 7.5 3.0 3 1 0 1 2 0

Mitch Schroeder

Carson Remick

#33, 5-10, 205, jr., linebacker
Mount Pleasan HS
Hillsboro, Iowa


One varsity letter
Academic All-Iowa Conference (2015)

Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For loss Sack BrUp Int. Yards FF FR Blks
2014 4 5 9 0.5 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 3 5 8 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 7 10 17 0.5 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Mitch Schroeder

Josh Scheible

#48, 5-9, 190, jr., linebacker
Liberty HS
Kansas City, Mo.


One varsity letter


Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For loss Sack BrUp Int. Yards FF FR Blks
2014 0 2 2 0.0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2015 1 1 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 1 3 4 0.0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Josiah Soderstrum

#28, 5-10, 185, so., defensive back
Roland-Story HS

Story City, Iowa


One varsity letter

Defense

Year UT AT Tot. For loss Sack BrUp Int. Yards FF FR Blks
2015 1 0 1 0.0 0.0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Career 1 0 1 0.0 0.0 1 1 0 0 0 0

Cal Smith

#76, 6-4, 290, Jr., offensive line
Carl Sandburg HS
Orland Park, Ill.

Two varsity letters


Cole Tanner

#56, 6-2, 275, sr., offensive line
Orient-Macksburg HS

Greenfield, Iowa


Two varsity letters

Defense

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

Wes Wheat

#91, 5-11, 265, jr., defensive line
Phoenix Christian HS
Phoenix, Ariz.

Two varsity letters


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
2015 2 4 6 0.5 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Career 3 10 13 0.5 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Matthew Williamson

#30, 5-8, 220, sr., s-back
CAM HS
Wiota, Iowa

Two varsity letters
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
Central College