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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 *P.J. 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
3 Wyatt Edmisten RB 5-9 185 Fr. Prairie Village, Kan. Shawnee Mission East
4 *Donny Groezinger RB 5-9 185 So. Sulphur Springs, Texas Eastland (Ill.)
5 **Sam Markham WR 6-2 170 Sr. 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
6 Jake Johnson DB 6-0 170 Fr. Shenandoah, Iowa Shenandoah
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 Jr. 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 WR 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 **T.J. Huizenga LB 6-0 205 Sr. Fulton, Ill. Fulton
12 Isaiah Johnson RB 5-11 200 So. Slater, Iowa Ballard
13 ***William Meredith WR 6-1 185 Sr. Piedmont, Calif. Piedmont
13 Jordan Borman DB 5-9 155 Fr. Eagan, Minn. Eagan
14 Danny Anderson DB 6-0 175 Sr. Boone, Iowa Boone
14 Spencer Barber WR 6-0 190 So. Fort Dodge, Iowa Fort Dodge
15 *Tyler Peters LB 6-2 215 Jr. Parkersburg, Iowa Aplington-Parkersburg
15 Connor Carlson QB 6-4 230 Fr. Eden Prairie, Minn. Eden Prairie
16 ***Riley Gray QB 6-1 195 Sr. West Des Moines, Iowa Waukee
17 *Cory Archer RB 5-9 210 Jr. Fremont, Iowa Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont
17 Blake Upchurch DB 6-0 160 Fr. Indianola, Iowa Indianola
18 *Kohle Helle QB 5-10 185 Jr. Guttenberg, Iowa Clayton Ridge
18 Parker Majerus TE 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 Connor Lewin RB 6-1 185 Fr. Stillman Valley, Ill. Stillman Valley
21 Ryan Sprain DB 5-9 170 Fr. Waverly, Iowa Waverly-Shell Rock
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
25 Trevor Smith DB 5-9 170 So. Audubon, Iowa Audubon
26 Nathan Fitzgerald RB 5-9 190 So. Elkader, Iowa Central Elkader
27 Louis Kriegel LB 5-11 190 So. Victor, Iowa HLV
28 **Kyle Gritsch SB 6-1 205 Jr. Brooklyn, Iowa BGM
28 Christian Escobar DB 5-8 170 Fr. Addison, Ill. Addison Trail
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
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 Tate O'Tool DB 5-10 180 Fr. Fort Dodge, Iowa Saint Edmond
37 Aaron Fogt TE 6-0 190 So. West Des Moines, Iowa Waukee
38 John Polk SB 5-7 174 Fr. Lemont, Ill. Lemont
38 Austin Willett DB 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
41 Austin Carney LB 5-10 200 So. Marengo, Iowa Iowa Valley
41 Jake Hasley TE 6-0 220 So. Montezuma, Iowa Montezuma
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
46 Drew Kithcart LB 5-9 215 So. Atkins, Iowa Benton
47 Austin Kosusnik DL 5-10 215 So. Genoa, Ill. Sycamore
47 De'Shawn Graham DB 6-0 160 Fr. Bradley, Fla. Mulberry
48 *Josh Scheible LB 5-9 200 Jr. Kansas City, Mo. Liberty
48 Alex Cloyed LB 5-10 170 Fr. Blakesburg, Iowa Moravia
49 Jake Lehmkuhl LB 5-9 210 So. Williamsburg, Iowa Williamsburg
50 Sam Drawbond LB 6-1 215 Sr. Ames, Iowa Gilbert
50 Cody Fields LB 5-10 205 Fr. Lowden, Iowa North Cedar
50 Edmond Henning OL 5-11 245 Fr. Hartwick, Iowa HLV
51 *Steven Peterman OL 6-3 245 Jr. Lytton, Iowa Kuemper Catholic
52 Sam Kruger OL 6-0 265 Fr. Slater, Iowa Ballard
53 Brennin Miller DL 5-10 250 Jr. Mesa, Ariz. Dobson
53 Jake Suggett OL 5-11 285 Fr. Chula Vista, Calif. Eastlake
54 Joe Griffin DL 5-8 170 Fr. Aurora, Ill. West Aurora
55 Tanner Gilliland OL 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 LB 5-9 190 Fr. Des Moines, Iowa East
58 Carter Terpstra DL 6-0 255 Fr. Pella, Iowa Pella
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 Joe 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
72 Cooper Puls DL 5-9 200 Fr. Brooklyn, Iowa BGM
73 Aaron Border OL 5-9 225 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 Martin Olson DL 6-3 240 Fr. Kimballton, Iowa EHK-Exira
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
86 Tristan Peters WR 5-9 150 So. Newton, Iowa Newton
87 *Cam Kiner K/P 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 Jr. Phoenix, Ariz. Phoenix Christian
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
97 Jon Alberts P/K 5-9 160 Fr. Huntley, Ill. Huntley
98 Corey Hauptmann DL 6-0 220 So. Garner, Iowa Garner-Hayfield
99 Jeffrey Banks-Morgan DL 5-10 210 Fr. Clearwater, Fla. Countryside

*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), Seth Marburger (defensive assistant), 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, Brock Mann, Tucker Ormsby, Jake Walters, Kolby Whisner

Strength and conditioning coach: Kyle Johnson

Athletic trainer: Matt Guinane

Athletic training students: Kylie Bradley, Miles Kleinhesselink, Emily Dine, Marissa Drake, Alex Hale, Josh Hawley, Renee Herbers, Hunter Howe, Owen McConnell, Emily Salvador

Student equipment managers: Makala Findling, Janae Hannemann, Anna Kozal, Emily O'Brien 

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