2018 Football Roster

2018 Men's Varsity Football

# Name Height Weight Position(s) Year Hometown
1 Marcus Whipper 5-9 165 Cornerback JR Austin, Texas

2017…played in the season opener before sustaining an injury that kept him out of action the rest of the season.

2016…played in nine games…had a team high 23 kickoff returns and averaged 19.8 yards per return with an 84 yard return for a touchdown against Trinity Bible (November 12)…recorded 25 solo tackles with six assisted stops and broke up four passes.

Before Dordt…played for St. Michael’s Catholic Academy (Texas)…earned first-team all-district honors on both offense and defense and was a second-team all-state selection at cornerback.

2 Mark Ybarra-Brandt 6-2 220 Tight End SO Fresno, California

2017…played quarterback in six games…ran 21 times for 72 yards and two touchdowns…completed two passes with one for a touchdown.

Before Dordt…attended Liberty Madera Ranchos High School (California)…was a quarterback and safety and claimed all-league honors and was the Tri-League Utility Player of the Year…served as his team captain and was named team most valuable player…was a part of a Tri-League Champion at Liberty Madera Ranchos.

2 Travis Courter 5-10 165 Cornerback FR Saint Louis, Michigan

Before Dordt…played at Saint Louis High School (Missouri)…played wide receiver, quarterback, safety and linebacker…averaged 50 tackles a season on defense and averaged 12 yards per catch at receiver with 400 yards receiving…totaled 1,500 yards passing with 16 passes for touchdowns with two rushing scores…returned punts and kicks and averaged 35 yards per punt return and 27 yards per kick return…was a two-time all-conference honorable mention selection and served as his team's captain.

3 Noah Clayberg 5-11 215 Running Back SO Pella, Iowa

Before Dordt…transferred to Dordt College after three semesters at the University of Iowa…appeared in 11 games for the Hawkeyes and had five tackles while playing safety and on special teams in 2017…enjoyed a highly decorated career at Pella High School (Iowa) where he quarterbacked the Dutch to a pair of state championship teams in 2014 and 2015…ran for 1,810 yards and 30 touchdowns as a senior while passing for 1,695 yards and 21 touchdowns…2014 he ran for 1,637 yards and 21 touchdowns and passed for 1,250 yards and 14 touchdowns…during those two seasons he totaled 71 tackles with three interceptions…ran for 3,718 career yards and passed for 3,695 and earned four letters for the Dutch…was named first-team all-state quarterback and captain of the Class 3A all-state team in 2015…first-team all-state defensive back in 2014 and second-team all-state at defensive back in 2013…was named the Gatorade Iowa High School Player of the Year in 2015.

4 Jalen Antonio Placide 5-7 175 Cornerback JR Oakland, California

2016…had six kick returns for a 14.3 yards per kickoff return…Before Dordt…attended De Anza High School (California)…ran for over 1,000 yards and scored three touchdowns…had two interceptions and was in on 42 tackles while playing cornerback.

4 Tyler Reynolds 5-10 200 Quarterback FR Yuba City, California

Before Dordt…graduated from Sutter Union High School (California)…had a career completion percentage of 73 and passed for 6,695 yards and ran for 2,279 during his career…passed for 68 touchdowns during his career and ran for 30…was an all-state selection and earned all-section honors twice…was twice named League Offensive MVP and All-Area Offensive Player of the Year…quarterbacked Sutter Union to three sectional championships.

5 Levi Jungling 5-10 185 Slot SO Pella, Iowa

2017…played in all ten games…had 58 catches for 1,1,37 yards and 11 touchdowns…averaged 19.6 yards per catch…had 39 rushing attempts for 297 yards and ran for six touchdowns…catch total and yards are both second all-time and touchdown receptions is a new record…was named a first-team all-GPAC honoree.

Before Dordt… attended Pella Christian (Iowa) where played wide receiver, defensive back, punter while also returning kickoffs and punts…ended his high school football career as the all-time leader in receiving yards in Iowa with 3,818 and he scored 46 career touchdowns…Jungling had 1,602 receiving yards in 2015 which is an Iowa single season record…was twice named an Iowa Newspaper Association first-team member and also claimed third-team honors in 2014…was named the 2016 Class 1A All-State team captain and is a three-time all-district pick…was twice named to the Des Moines Register’s All-Iowa Football Elite Team…caught 52 passes for 1,177 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2016 and had 50 rushes for 476 yards….had three interceptions and punted 16 times for a 34.1 average…returned 11 kicks with a 26.4 yards per return average and he returned 16 punts for a 13.6 yards per return average.

5 Julian Pacheco 5-6 160 Cornerback FR Sutter, California

Before Dordt…competed for Sutter Union High School (California)…earned honorable mention all-league honors and helped Sutter Union to a pair of CIF Regional Bowl appearances…earned a pair of CIF Northern Section Championships.

6 Ben Heuvelhorst 6-5 200 Wide Receiver SO Yuba City, California

2017…saw action in all ten games…caught 18 passes for 222 yards and two touchdowns…had a 12.3 yards per catch average.

Before Dordt… played at Sutter Union (California)…caught 32 passes for 666 yards as a senior and scored five touchdowns…was chosen All-Area Wide Receiver of the Year in 2015 and 2016 and was part of section champion teams from 2014-16 and league champions in 2014 and 2016.

6 Nic Herman 5-8 140 Kicker, Punter SO Boise, Idaho

Before Dordt… graduated from Cole Valley Christian High School (Idaho) where he was a second-team all-conference selection at kicker…converted 26-33 point after attempts.

7 Caleb Roach 5-11 210 Tight End FR Lago Vista, Texas

Before Dordt…attended Lago Vista High School (Texas)…was a first-team all-district performer in 2016 and a second-team pick in 2017.

7 Casey Byker 6-0 190 Punter, Safety SR Hudsonville, Michigan

2017…played in 10 games and had 50 solo and 21 assisted tackles…punted 33 times with a 39.2 yards per punt average…has over 100 solo tackles in his career.

2016…played in 11 games…had 20 solo and seven assisted tackles...picked off one pass…punted 44 times and had a 36.6 average with a long of 51…six of his punts were downed inside the opponents 20 yard line.

2015…played in 11 games…made 32 solo tackles and had 14 assisted stops and was in on five tackles for loss…had an interception and recovered a fumble.

Before Dordt…earned all-conference honors while playing for Unity Christian (Michigan)…voted team MVP and helped Unity to its first ever playoff victory.

8 Sawyer Prins 6-0 185 Quarterback SO Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Before Dordt… graduated from Sioux Falls Christian High School (South Dakota)…was a DAK 12 All-Conference selection at quarterback and earned all-city honors and claimed honorable mention all-state honors at linebacker…set a school record for touchdown passes (22) and passing yards (1,148) and rushing yards (550)…helped lead Sioux Falls Christian to a state semifinal berth in 2015 and a quarterfinal finish in 2016.

8 Tyson Dahlgrin 6-3 230 Defensive End SR Harrisburg, Nebraska

2017…played in nine games…made 20 solo and 19 assisted tackles…made five sacks and had seven tackles for loss…was named a second-team all-GPAC honoree.

2016…played in 10 games…had 28 solo tackles with 24 assisted stops…recorded five tackles for loss and had a team high three quarterback sacks… recovered three fumbles.

9 Dalton Helmkamp 6-1 205 Linebacker SR Carroll, Iowa

2016…played in two games and had an assisted tackle.

2015…played in nine games…totaled seven solo tackles with three assisted stops and 1.5 tackles for loss.

Before Dordt…played for Carroll (Iowa)…totaled 52 tackles and 15 for loss while claiming first-team all-district honors…was a second-team all-Western Iowa pick and had 10 quarterback sacks and forced two fumbles…helped Carroll to a state quarterfinal round appearance.

9 Austin Gallagher 6-5 255 Tight End FR Houston, Texas

Before Dordt…played for Houston Christian High School (Texas)…totaled 717 yards in passing as quarterback and rushed for 105 yards and caught passes for 250 yards…finished his high school career with four touchdowns and was voted first-team all-district as a senior.

10 Andrew Kouns 5-7 215 Running Back SO Roanoke, Virginia

Before Dordt… graduated from Northside High School (Virginia) and claimed all-conference, all-district and academic all-state honors and earned four varsity letters while playing linebacker and running back…was a part of a conference champion, district champion and state playoff quarterfinalist.

10 Matt Benardis 5-11 190 Safety SO Antelope Hills, Wyoming

Before Dordt…attended Natrona County High School (Wyoming)…played a variety of offensive and defensive positions and handled punt and kick returns…averaged 205 yards per game and accumulated 2,262 total yards last season and accounted for 13 touchdowns…earned second-team all-state honors at quarterback along with first-team all-conference honors...was his team’s captain and MVP and holds the school record for completions in a season…was on a state championship team in 2014 and a state semifinalist team in 2015.

11 Justin Faber 6-3 200 Wide Receiver SO Sunnyside, Washington

Before Dordt… was a four-time football letter winner at Sunnyside Christian (Washington) and started at quarterback for three seasons…helped guide Sunnyside Christian to a 12-1 record as a senior and played the first eight games of the year before suffering an injury that kept him out of the action for most of the rest of the season…completed 88 passes for 1,323 yards with 21 touchdowns and two interceptions and he completed 70.4 percent of his passes in 2016…ran 78 times for 353 yards and five touchdowns and caught nine passes for 178 yards and a touchdown…passed for 1,225 yards and 17 touchdowns in 2015 and ran for 639 yards and nine touchdowns…guided Sunnyside Christian to a 6-4 record in 2014 which was the school’s first non-losing mark…was selected second-team all-state by the Associated Press in 2014.

11 Bashier Jones 5-6 150 Cornerback FR San Diego, California

Before Dordt…played for Lincoln High School (California)…twice earned all-league honors and was a four-time all-academic pick…was conference champion in the 100 and 200 meters in 2016...played on a CIF Championship in 2016 and was on an Eastern League Championship team in 2017.

12 Bryan O'Neil 5-11 205 Linebacker SO Elizabethtown, Kentucky

2017…played in seven games…recorded seven solo and one assisted tackle.

Before Dordt… played at John Hardin High School (Kentucky)…totaled 126 tackles as a high school senior and forced two fumbles with an interception and two sacks…had 129 tackles as a junior and forced three fumbles with an interception and three sacks while earning all-state honorable mention accolades…claimed all-area and all-district honors during his career…helped his team to a regional championship as a senior.

13 Ethan Balderaz 5-11 215 Tight End FR Lovington, New Mexico

Before Dordt…competed for Lovington High School (New Mexico)…played defensive end and right tackle in high school and will also compete in track and field at Dordt College.

13 Connor Bosma 6-1 205 Safety SO Kimberly, Idaho

2017…played in seven games…had nine tackles and two interceptions with a fumble recovery.

Before Dordt… attended Lighthouse Christian (Idaho)…passed for 175 yards and ran for 90 yards per game and accounted for 4.5 touchdowns per game…was a second-team 2016 Sawtooth Conference honoree at linebacker and was a second-team pick at quarterback in 2015…Lighthouse Christian claimed a 1A Division 2 Football State Championship in 2014 and a third place finish in 2015…played quarterback, tight end, linebacker and safety during his career.

14 Brock Lamle 6-1 175 Quarterback SR Blanchard, Oklahoma

2017…played in 10 games…completed 116 passes with 19 touchdowns and 1,925 yards…had 58 rushes for 213 yards and two touchdowns…passed for 415 yards against Dakota Wesleyan and had five touchdown passes against the Tigers on November 4…established a single season yards passing mark…

2016…played in 11 games…had a single season record 118 completions for 1,793 yards and 13 passing touchdowns…ran for 387 yards on 92 carries and ran for three touchdowns…passed for a school record 309 yards against Midland (September 24)…completed 21 passes against Dakota State (September 3) and had a school record 71 yard touchdown pass against Midland.

Before Dordt…attended and played for Saddleback College during the 2015 season…graduated from Blanchard High School (Oklahoma) and earned district all-star honors…passed for nearly 2,500 yards with 30 touchdowns and completed nearly 60 percent of his pass attempts.

15 Nathan Kabongo 5-11 175 Cornerback SO Plano, Texas

2017…played in ten games…had 45 solo tackles and 18 assisted stops…had 3.5 tackles for loss and intercepted two passes and recovered a fumble.

Before Dordt… played both ways for Frisco Liberty High School (Texas)…had 11 catches for 137 yards at receiver and was in on over 80 tackles on defense…earned honorable mention all-conference honors in football after the 2016 season.

16 Christian Brooks 5-8 190 Safety FR Upland, California

Before Dordt…attended Ontario Christian (California)…was a first-team all-league pick for Ontario Christian and competed in track and field where he won the Coaches' Award.

17 Bryce Louters 6-0 200 Safety FR Merced, California

Before Dordt…competed for Stone Ridge Christian (California)…played safety and quarterback at Stone Ridge while also doing the kicking and punting…passed for 939 yards and ran for 558 with 10 passing touchdowns and six rushing in 2017...was in on 78 tackles on defense and had four interceptions…converted 30-33 point after tries and was 14-20 on his field goal attempts and had a long of 47 yards…he intercepted seven interceptions during his sophomore season and was 162-184 on point-after tries in three years as placekicker… earned all-league honors at kicker three times and was a second-team selection at quarterback in 2017…claimed all-district honors at defensive back and was an all-area pick at kicker while also serving as his team's captain…helped guide Stone Ridge Christian to a league championship in 2017.

18 Dorrian Ogas 5-8 230 Tight End SR Plano, Texas

2015…played in four games,

Before Dordt…played defensive line and fullback for Frisco Liberty (Texas)…earned all-district honorable mention accolades.

19 Bailey Anderson 5-8 165 Quarterback SR Gilbert, Arizona
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20 Levi Schoonhoven 6-0 220 Running Back JR Hospers, Iowa

2017…played in nine games…ran for 658 yards on 121 carries and five touchdowns…ran for two touchdowns against Midland and Briar Cliff…had 216 yards rushing against Midland on September 23…has over 1,000 career rushing yards.

2016…played in 10 games…ran for 376 yards and three touchdowns…averaged 4.7 yards per carry.

Before Dordt…played for Unity Christian High School (Iowa)…played fullback and linebacker for the Knights…ran for over 1,300 yards during his career and had had 115 career tackles…was in on a Unity single season record 75.5 tackles in 2014...was twice named all-district first-team at running back in 2014 and 2015.

21 Corey Patulea 5-8 185 Slot SR Duncanville, Texas

2017…played in nine games…caught three passes for 28 yards and a touchdown…returned six kicks for 149 yards—a 24.8 yards per return average.

Before Dordt…played linebacker and quarterback for Seagoville (Texas)…earned all-district honors at quarterback and claimed the same honor twice at linebacker…earned academic all-state honors.

23 Justin Carter 6-1 230 Running Back SR Grand Prairie, Texas

2016…played in one game and had a solo tackle.

Before Dordt… graduate of Temple Christian School (Texas)…ran for 1,738 yards on 167 rushes in 2014 and scored 28 touchdowns…rushed for 1,583 yards on 233 carries and scored 15 touchdowns in 2013...helped Temple Christian win back-to-back district championships in 2013 and 2014 and a state semifinalist berth in 2014…claimed all-district honors in 2013 and 2014 and was the overall mvp of the district in 2014…claimed offensive mvp honors from the district in 2013…was a first-team all-state pick in 2014.

24 Reece Schnell 5-10 190 Safety FR Pella, Iowa

Before Dordt…graduated from Pella Community High School (Iowa)…had 17 rushing touchdowns, 855 rushing yards and averaged 7.2 yard per carry in 2017…finished his high school career with 27 touchdowns, 1,535 rushing yards, and 152 receiving yards on the offensive side of the ball…accumulated 51 tackles and 25 assisted stops over the span of a four year varsity career…was a part of three district championships; two state championships and a runner-up finish…was a member of the all-district academic team four times.

25 Keithen Drury 5-8 200 Running Back SR Blue Hill, Nebraska

2017…played in 10 games and ran for 1,386 yards…had a 6.2 yards per rush average and scored 12 touchdowns…had four games of 197 yards or more rushing…scored three touchdowns in a game twice…was named a second-team all-GPAC honoree…was a CoSIDA Academic All-District First-Team pick…named a NAIA-Daktronics Scholar-Athlete.

2016…played in 11 games…had 71 rushes for 293 yards…averaged 4.1 yards per carry and had three touchdowns…caught 12 passes for 122 yards and a 10.2 average…scored a pair of touchdowns against Dakota State (September 3) and ran for 57 yards against Briar Cliff (October 1)…season yardage rushing total and rushing attempts are both the second highest ever at Dordt.

2015…played in nine games…had eight carries for 85 yards…was a regular on special teams and had nine tackles.

Before Dordt…gained 4,674 yards of all-purpose offense while playing for Blue Hill (Nebraska)…scored 43 touchdowns and averaged 8.5 yards per rushing attempt…first-team all-state pick in 2014 and was an all-district honors in 2013 and 2014…played in the Sertoma 8-Man All-Star Game.

26 Lucas Warner 6-2 240 Tight End FR Pella, Iowa

Before Dordt…competed for Pella Community (Iowa)…played offensive tackle and tight end for the Dutch where he averaged 11.4 yards per catch as a senior…was the team leader in tackles as a sophomore, junior and senior…finished his high school career with 235 total tackles, 32 tackles for a loss, 7 solo sacks, 7 fumble recoveries and 2 interceptions…earned first-team all-district and academic all-district honors in 2015, 2016 and 2017…claimed all-state honors in 2016 and 2017…helped the Dutch capture an Iowa 3A State Football Championship in 2015 and in 2016 and a runner-up finish in 2017.

27 Shane Mathis 5-9 185 Safety FR San Tan Valley, Arizona

Before Dordt…played for at Florence (Arizona) High School…accumulated 77 tackles, 5 interceptions and returned one interception for a touchdown on defense…totaled 652 receiving yards and averaged 21.7 yards a catch at receiver…totaled 166 tackles, 79 of which were solo and tallied 9 interceptions during his career…earned first-team all-region honors as a senior for the 2017 football season and helped the Gophers finish third in their conference with an 8-3 record.

28 Corbin Ball 5-9 200 Running Back FR Missouri City, Texas

Before Dordt…competed for Ridge Point High School (Texas)…was named all-district and academic all-district…was a part of four district champions at Ridge Point.

29 Brock Holloway 5-10 200 Running Back SO Bakersfield, California

Before Dordt…attended Bakersfield College (California) and graduated from Bakersfield Christian High School…ran for 988 yards and caught passes for 294 yards as a high school senior….claimed second-team all-league honors and was an honorable mention all-area pick…helped Bakersfield Christian was a division champion and state playoff qualifier in 2016.

30 Tanner Van Hofwegen 6-1 195 Safety JR Tolleson, Arizona

2016…played in ten games…recorded four solo and two assisted stops…

Before Dordt…attended Northwest Christian High School (Arizona)…was a part of 2015 team that was the Arizona D4 state runner-up.

32 Actavias Lowry 5-7 190 Linebacker SO Abilene, Texas

Before Dordt…graduated from Cooper High School (Texas) where he played linebacker and was a two-time first-team all-district performer and a 2nd team all-district pick…was a three-year letter winner at Cooper and served as team captain in 2016 as Cooper won its second straight district championship…totaled 61 tackles with eight for loss and three quarterback sacks while forcing two fumbles.

33 Julius Buchanan 5-10 220 Linebacker JR Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2017…played in eight games and had 13 solo and nine assisted tackles…had four tackles for loss.

2016…played in five games…had a solo tackle

Before Dordt…played for King High School (Wisconsin)…totaled 107 tackles and earned first-team all-conference honors along with honorable mention all-area honors…twice earned all-conference accolades and was his conference’s defensive player of the year in 2015.

34 Gilbert Jimenez 5-10 170 Kicker, Punter SR Carrollton, Texas

Before Dordt…graduated Newman Smith (Texas) High School…was a second-team all-district pick in 2014…made 6-8 field goal attempts and was perfect on his point after tries…earned second-team academic all-state honors.

35 Ashton Treischmann 6-0 180 Cornerback FR Knoxville, Tennessee

Before Dordt…attended Grace Christian Academy (Tennessee)…totaled 92 tackles with eight for loss and seven interceptions and also accumulated 559 kick return yards…earned all-region recognition and earned scholar-athlete honors four times.

36 Noah Alford 5-11 230 Defensive Tackle FR Fayetteville, Georgia

Before Dordt…graduated from Fayette County High School (Georgia)…earned first-team all-region and all-county honors and was his team's leading tackler

37 Isaac Endrulat 6-3 195 Linebacker FR Ida Grove, Iowa

Before Dordt…competed at Odebolt Arthur Battle Creek Ida Grove (Iowa)…played linebacker, running back, tight end and wide receiver during his career…had 14 catches for 225 yards in 2017 with four touchdowns and was in on 63.5 tackles--49 of them solo…made 63.5 tackles as a junior and 46 as a sophomore…claimed first-team all-district honors in 2017 after taking second-team honors as a junior and honorable mention accolades as a sophomore.

38 Charley Young 6-0 210 Running Back SO Colorado Springs, Colorado

2017…played in eight games with seven rushing attempts for 17 yards.

Before Dordt… graduated from Lewis-Palmer (Colorado)…played running back and was a first-team all-state fullback and earned all-conference honors as well…in 2014 he was a second-team all-conference pick and established a single-game school record with 331 yards on 32 carries…ran for 2,427 career yards with 31 touchdowns…in 2016 he had 1,142 all-purpose yards and he had 2,616 career all-purpose yards.

39 Matt Menth 5-11 210 Linebacker FR Mayer, Minnesota

Before Dordt…played for Mayer Lutheran (Minnesota) High School…rushed for 1,058 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2017…totaled 198 tackles and four interceptions on defense in 2017…finished his career with 2,976 total rushing yards and 37 touchdowns…earned all-district and all-area honors in 2016 and 2017.

40 Chris Rajskup 5-7 190 Linebacker FR Handord, California

Before Dordt…attended Central Valley Christian (California)…had 81 tackles with 9.5 for loss and recovered two fumbles…was his team's captain.

41 Luke DeSautel 5-10 220 Linebacker JR Sioux Falls, South Dakota

2017…played in ten games…had 14 solo and 16 assisted tackles.

Before Dordt…attended Sioux Falls Christian High School (South Dakota)…played linebacker and was on the offensive line for the Chargers as he helped Sioux Falls Christian to a Big East Conference Championship…led the Chargers in tackles and earned All-Dak 12 and All-Big East honors while also taking academic all-state accolades

42 Brett Gaines 6-0 200 Kicker, Punter SR Wood River, Illinois

2016…converted 12-15 point after tries and converted one field goal.

Before Dordt…kicked and punted for East Alton-Wood River (Illinois).

43 Sam Phiriyakulkit 5-11 200 Linebacker JR Nampa, Idaho

Before Dordt…was a first-team all-conference pick in the WIC while competing for Nampa Christian (Idaho)...totaled 25 solo tackles and 23 assisted stops with five quarterback sacks while helping Nampa Christian to a third-place finish in Class 2A.

44 Josh Mrazek 6-0 230 Linebacker SO Woodlands, Texas

2017…saw action in five games…had a solo tackle and two assisted stops.

Before Dordt...graduated from Woodlands College Park (Texas) where he was a 6A second-team all-district pick and was a defensive captain…earned the Hitman Award and was a four-time team Heart and Hustle award winner…had over 100 tackles in 2016 with an interception, two sacks, two fumble recoveries and two blocked field goals.

45 Jordan Weiland 5-11 220 Linebacker SO Britt, Iowa

2017…played in eight games…made 15 solo tackles and 19 assisted stops with two tackles for loss…had an interception and recovered a fumble…returned seven kickoffs for a 23.4 yards per return average.

Before Dordt…graduated from West Hancock (Iowa)…rushed for 3,088 yards during his career with a 6.5 yards per carry average and has scored 39 touchdowns…was in on 255 career tackles and made 15 tackles for loss…was a first-team all-state selection at linebacker and was invited to play in the River Battle Bowl Game.

46 Logan Fanning 6-0 255 Defensive Tackle SO Austin, Texas

2017…played in ten games…had ten solo and five assisted tackles…recorded one tackle for loss.

Before Dordt… played defensive tackle at Regents School of Austin (Texas)…had 64 tackles, five quarterback sacks, 14 tackles for loss and two fumble recoveries…earned first-team all-state honors along with all-conference honors…was a second-team all-state selection in 2015 and claimed all-conference as a junior as well…helped Regents to a state final appearance and back-to-back conference titles in 2015 and 2016.

47 Nic Byl 6-1 255 Defensive Tackle SR Sioux Center, Iowa

2017…played in 10 games with 17 solo tackles and 13 assisted stops…recorded five tackles for loss.

2016… played in 10 games…had 12 solo and four assisted tackles.

2015…played in five games and had five tackles.

Before Dordt…earned all-district honors at Unity Christian (Iowa)…had 46 solo tackles with 42 assisted stops in 2014…had 12 tackles for loss with three quarterback sacks and one interception.

48 Jeff Paepke 5-11 225 Kicker, Punter SR Brookfield, Wisconsin

2017…converted eight field goals with a long of 44…was 21-23 on point after attempts…eight field goals converted is single season record… earned honorable mention all-GPAC notice.

2016…was 3-4 in field goals attempted with a long of 38…converted 14-18 point after tries…was a perfect 8-8 on point after tries against Trinity Bible (November 12).

2015…played in ten games.

Before Dordt…had 55 tackles in 2014 while playing for Milwaukee Lutheran (Wisconsin)…earned second-team all-conference honors for his placekicking and was an honorable mention all-conference pick at linebacker.

49 Demetrius Rowser 6-0 240 Tight End SO Fort Worth, Texas

Before Dordt… played for Temple Christian School (Texas) where he was an offensive and defensive lineman…claimed all-state honors as both a junior and senior and was an all-district pick as a sophomore…has accounted for 50 tackles, three quarterback sacks, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble…helped Temple Christian to the state semifinal game two times in the last four years.

50 Jake Beukelman 5-11 250 Defensive Tackle SO Ripon, California

Before Dordt… graduated from Ripon Christian (California)…played linebacker and offensive line and totaled 152 tackles as a senior and had 131 as a junior and recorded 31 tackles for loss with three quarterback sacks… claimed all-league honors at linebacker in 2015 and 2016 and was three times named a scholar-athlete…was also an all-league selection as an offensive lineman in 2016.

51 David Kacmarynski 6-2 255 Defensive End SO Pella, Iowa

2017…played in ten games…recorded 28 solo tackles and had seven assisted stops with three quarterback sacks…recorded 10.5 tackles for loss and forced two fumbles.

Before Dordt… played quarterback and linebacker at Pella Christian (Iowa)…was a rare four-year starter on defense and a three-year starter at quarterback…was a two-time all-state linebacker and quarterback and ranks sixth all-time in Iowa history in passing and rushing yardage…played in the 2017 Iowa Shrine Bowl and helped Pella Christian to a Class 1A District 5 Championship with a 9-0 regular season record in 2016…he passed for 2,106 yards and 35 touchdowns and ran for 722 yards on 89 rushes with nine touchdown runs as a senior…led the Eagles in tackles with 42 solo and 25 assisted stops and he had a sack in 2016…passed for 2,878 yards and 31 touchdowns with 508 rushing yards and eight touchdowns in 2015…was the team leader in tackles in 2015 with 43 solo and 20 assisted stops and he had two sacks…completed 143 passes for 2,123 yards as a sophomore and had 17 touchdowns and ran for 531 yards…defensively he was the catalyst with 83 solo tackles and 38 assists with 19 tackles for loss and four sacks one year after getting 55 solo tackles with 25 assists and 11 tackles for loss as a freshman.

52 Cody Hanks 5-10 280 Offensive Line SO Milton, Florida

Before Dordt… attended Milton (Florida) where he was an offensive lineman…served as team captain four years and was named team mvp in 2016 and was a Subway All-American.

53 Zeke Zaragoza 5-9 215 Long Snapper FR Ontario, California

Before Dordt…graduated from Ontario Christian High School (California)…earned second-team all-league honors

54 John Feldmann 6-2 185 Defensive End FR Spencer, Iowa

Before Dordt…graduated from Spencer High School (Iowa)…was a two-time all-district pick and had 65 tackles for the Tigers in 2017 while playing strong safety.

55 Colton Vander Berg 6-1 200 Linebacker FR Brookfield, Wisconsin

Before Dordt…played for Milwaukee Lutheran High School (Wisconsin)…is the school’s record holder in tackles for loss in a season with 23 and sacks with nine…had 147 career tackles and 32 career tackles for loss…was a first-team all-conference pick at linebacker and honorable mention all-conference on the offensive line…was a second-team all-conference pick at linebacker as a sophomore.

56 Colyn Oostenink 5-11 210 Linebacker SO Hull, Iowa

Before Dordt… graduated from Western Christian High School (Iowa)…played linebacker and fullback for the Wolfpack as a senior and earned all-district honors along with Academic All-State honors from the Iowa High School Football Coaches Association…totaled 35 solo and 37 assisted tackles with four tackles for loss and three quarterback sacks and he picked off two passes.

57 Dylan Moeller 6-1 210 Linebacker FR Victoria, Texas

Before Dordt…attended Victoria East (Texas)…was a three-year letter winner at Victoria East and totaled nearly 300 tackles during his career…was an academic all-district pick in 2015 and claimed the same honor in 2016 while also being named honorable mention all-district and second-team all-area…helped his team to the state quarterfinals in 2016 and missed much of the 2017 season with injury.

58 Justin Urquidez 6-1 285 Offensive Line JR El Monte, California

2017…played in three games.

2016…played in five games and caught one pass.

59 Cade Young 5-11 240 Defensive End SO Stinnett, Texas

Before Dordt…graduated from West Texas High School…had 18 solo tackles and 77 assisted stops on defense in 2016 with three forced fumbles, five quarterback sacks and one pass break-up…claimed first-team all-district defensive honors…helped his team to a playoff appearance and a 7-4 record while serving as his team’s captain in both football and baseball.

60 Samuel Hough 6-0 250 Offensive Line SO Monument, Colorado

Before Dordt… played for Lewis-Palmer High School (Colorado) on both the offensive and defensive line…helped the offense finish as one of the top-five rushing teams in its classification…limited on defense to three games due to injury and had 18 tackles, 3.5 sacks and six tackles for loss…earned all-conference and all-area honors and was a team captain and earned outstanding offensive lineman notice…was an Academic All-State selection and earned three varsity letters and helped Lewis Palmer to the quarterfinal round of the state playoffs in 2016.

61 Dalton Moore 6-3 260 Offensive Line FR Council Bluffs, Iowa

Before Dordt…graduated from Lewis Central (Iowa) High School…two-year varsity letterman…was part of a team that went 9-2 his senior year when he accumulated 11 total tackles.

62 Patrick Tovar 5-10 270 Offensive Line FR El Paso, Texas

Before Dordt…graduated from Cathedral High School (Texas)…was a part of back to back TAPPS Division V State Champions and was named an El Paso All-Star…earned all-state honors along with academic all-state accolades…served as Cathedral's team captain in both 2016 and 2017.

63 Luke Nieuwendorp 6-5 270 Offensive Line SO Orange City, Iowa

Before Dordt… prepped at Unity Christian High School (Iowa) as both an offensive and defensive lineman…earned academic all-district honors in 2016…was in on 22 tackles his senior season.

64 Eber White 6-1 250 Offensive Line JR Cedar Falls, Iowa

Before Dordt…attended Valley Lutheran School (Iowa) where he lettered in football three times and basketball four times…was an all-Metro pick in football.

65 Mitchel Van Regenmorter 6-0 270 Offensive Line FR Maurice, Iowa

Before Dordt…graduated from MOC Floyd Valley (Iowa) High School…earned first-team all-district honors while helping to pave the way for a team that ran for 1,760 yards and averaged 4.8 yards per rushing attempt…had 12 tackles with 1.5 sacks and two tackles for loss…was picked as his team's most valuable lineman and was a three-year letter winner.

66 Hayden Houtsma 5-11 215 Defensive End FR Visalia, California

Before Dordt…graduated from Central Valley Christian High School (California)…was a first-team all-league selection and played both offensive tackle and defensive end.

67 William Vander Woude 5-11 275 Offensive Line JR Merced, California

2017…played in two games.

2016…played in one game.

Before Dordt…played for Stone Ridge Christian high School (California)…earned first-team all-league honors in 2013 and 2014 and was a second-team selection in 2015…earned the “Tip of the Spear” award as his team’s best lineman from 2013-15…helped his team to a Section D VII Championship in 2014 and 2015 and a Nor-Cal State Runner-Up finish.

68 Tyler Soll 5-10 295 Offensive Line SO Perry, Iowa

2017…played in two games.

Before Dordt… graduated from Perry High School (Iowa)…was an offensive and defensive lineman and had 57 tackles and two sacks this season and totaled 27.5 and 21.5 tackles as a junior and sophomore…was an Academic All-State honoree this season and served as his team captain and was a first-team all-district honoree.

69 Kalob Kneib 5-10 240 Offensive Line FR Florence, Montana

Before Dordt…attended Sentinel High School (Montana)…earned all-conference honors and helped Sentinel to a state semifinalist berth.

70 Alex Huisman 6-6 260 Offensive Line FR Pella, Iowa

Before Dordt…played for Pella Christian High School (Iowa)…played left offensive tackle and defensive end for the Eagles…had 15 solo tackles and eight for loss in 2017 with three sacks…claimed academic all-district honors three times and was a first-team all-district pick twice…earned academic all-state honors this season and was an all-state pick in 2017 as well…competed in the 2018 Iowa Shrine Bowl…helped Pella Christian to back to back undefeated seasons in district football in 2015 and 2016.

71 Grant Van Zee 6-0 240 Offensive Line FR Huxley, Iowa

Before Dordt…attended Ballard High School (Iowa)…was an offensive lineman for the third most productive offense in the state and was a three-time academic all-district pick.

72 Andres Garcia 6-0 280 Defensive Tackle FR Pico Rivera, California

Before Dordt…graduated from La Salle High School (California)…earned first-team all-league honors and is listed as a 6-0, 275 pound defensive lineman. He's played both defensive tackle and defensive end during his high school career.

72 Trey Hulstein 6-3 280 Offensive Line FR Sioux Center, Iowa

Before Dordt…graduated from Unity Christian High School (Iowa)…earned first-team all-district honors and academic all-district honors during his career and played both offensive and defensive line during his high school career. He was in on 28.5 tackles in 2017 and was part of an offensive line that blocked for a 1,000 yard rusher.

73 Holden Hooyer 6-5 270 Offensive Line JR Pella, Iowa

2017…played in six games on the offensive line.

Before Dordt…graduated from Pella Christian (Iowa)…played left tackle on the offensive line for the Eagles and earned first-team all-district honors last season while claiming academic all-district honors for a second time…served as his team’s captain as Pella Christian advanced to the second round of the state playoffs in 2015…earned all-district honorable mention in 2014.

74 Collin Laidlaw 6-2 300 Offensive Line FR Ontario, California

Before Dordt…graduated from Ontario Christian (California)…earned all-league first-team honors and was a first-team all-state selection…was chosen as his team's offensive player of the year and lineman of the year.

74 Traevin Blount 6-0 295 Defensive Tackle FR Amarillo, Texas

Before Dordt…played for Tascosa High School (Texas)…earned all-conference honorable mention as a senior and was a two-year starter for Tascosa…had 10 tackles for loss with 56 total tackles and four sacks while playing defensive tackle…was a part of a 2016 Bi-District Champion.

75 Bryce Simnacher 6-1 315 Offensive Line FR Hereford, Texas

Before Dordt…graduated from Hereford High School (Texas)…was a first-team all-district pick…helped Hereford to a 6-4 record in 2017.

76 Garret Giesick 5-7 190 Offensive Line FR Bellevue, Nebraska

Before Dordt…played for Bellevue East (Nebraska) High School…served as his football team's captain and was a powerlifting state champion.

77 Devin Eekhoff 6-3 285 Offensive Line SR New Era, Michigan

2017…started nine games on the offensive line…earned honorable mention all-GPAC notice.

2016…was an all-GPAC honorable mention pick…played in all 11 games for the Defenders… part of an offensive line that ranked 5th in the nation in total rushing yards (3,029); 5th in rushing yards per game (275); 18th in total yards per game (445); 24th in points per game with 32.4 and had the NAIA’s leading ground gainer.

2015…played in eight games.

Before Dordt…was named offensive line MVP for Western Michigan Christian…earned all-conference and all-area honors

78 Walter Black 6-2 300 Offensive Line FR Guntersville, Alabama

Before Dordt…graduated from Albertville (Alabama) High School…started for three years at Albertville and earned all-county and all-region honors in both 2016 and 2017.

79 Carter Baldwin 6-5 290 Offensive Line FR Elk River, Minnesota

Before Dordt…graduated from Elk River High School (Minnesota)…helped Elk River to a Minnesota 5A State Football Championship in 2016 and a runner-up finish in 2017.

80 Josh De Jong 5-11 175 Wide Receiver SO Kuna, Idaho

2017…played in eight games…caught four passes for 76 yards and scored a touchdown…returned 17 kickoffs for an 18.8 yards per return average.

Before Dordt… played for Nampa Christian High School (Idaho)…was a wide receiver, linebacker, safety and kicker at Nampa Christian…totaled 1001 yards on 47 receptions in 2016 and had 10 touchdowns…made two interceptions and totaled 53 tackles on defense and averaged 111 all-purpose yards per game…a two-time all-conference first team selection—once on offense and once on defense and was a second-team all-state pick at wide receiver in 2016.

81 Jake Dodge 6-3 215 Wide Receiver JR Milford, Iowa

2017…played in ten games…caught 27 passes for 349 yards…had a 12.9 yards per catch average and reeled in four touchdown passes.

2016…played in 10 games…had 16 catches for 241 yards…scored two touchdowns and averaged 15.1 yards per catch…caught a season high four passes against Concordia (November 5) and Doane (October 29)…had a season high 94 yards receiving against Concordia.

Before Dordt…graduated from Okoboji High School (Iowa)…played wide receiver, cornerback, kicker and punter for the Pioneers during his high school career…earned second-team all-state honors as a kicker and was twice named first-team all-district…was his team’s offensive MVP and was the “All In” team award winner twice…caught 36 passes for 444 yards and one touchdown and made 21 solo tackles on defense with an interception…converted on 18-22 point after attempts had a 34.6 yards per punt average on 29 attempts with a long of 74…longest field goal conversion was 43 yards.

82 Matthew Oh 6-2 190 Wide Receiver SO Escondido, California
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83 Jade Collier 6-3 220 Wide Receiver FR Hereford, Texas

Before Dordt…graduated from Hereford High School (Texas)…was a first-team all-district pick and earned team most valuable player honors in 2017.

84 Bradlee Brandvik 6-4 230 Tight End FR Panhandle, Texas

Before Dordt…graduated from Panhandle High School (Texas)…played defensive end, linebacker, tight end and tackle…totaled 24 solo tackles, 51 total tackles, seven sacks and two forced fumbles in 2017…earned first-team all-district honors in 2017…was named academic all-state in 2017 and academic all-district in 2015, 2016, 2017…helped lead the Panthers to a Regional Championship in 2017.

85 Kadison Rogers 6-3 220 Tight End FR Lubbock, Texas

Before Dordt…graduated from Lubbock Christian High School (Texas)…earned all-state honors and all-district honors…was chosen part of the Class 2A /TAPPS Lone Star Varsity First-Team on offense and was an academic all-state selection in both basketball (2017) and football (2016 and 2017)…earned second-team all-state honors in 2016 for his play on the defensive line and honorable mention that same year on offense…started 44 games on the offensive line and 36 games on defense…was in on 113 tackles in 2017 with three sacks and two interceptions…was a part of district championships in 2016 and 2017 and regional finalist in 2016 and a semifinalist finish in 2017.

86 Levi Niesen 5-11 180 Slot JR Olympia, Illinois

2017…played in six games.

Before Dordt…played for Olympia (Illinois)…caught passes for more than 500 yards in 2015 and ran for over 300 yards…scored nine touchdowns and earned all-conference honorable mention honors from the Cornbelt Conference…twice earned letters in football and also earned a varsity letter in track and field in 2014…helped Olympia to a Class 4A football playoff appearance.

88 Evin Dickerson 6-2 180 Wide Receiver JR Silver Spring, Maryland

2017…played in seven games…caught two passes for 26 yards and scored a touchdown.

89 Ben Hayes 6-1 235 Tight End SR Idaho Falls, Idaho

2017…played in two games for the Defenders… named a NAIA-Daktronics Scholar-Athlete.

2015…played in six games for the Defenders.

Before Dordt…earned all-conference honors in 2014 while playing for Watersprings (Idaho)…caught passes for 444 yards and six touchdowns at tight end and made 70 tackles at defensive end…also punted for Watersprings.

90 Austin Haak 6-1 205 Defensive End FR Rock Valley, Iowa

Before Dordt…attended Western Christian High School (Iowa)…helped Western to an 8-3 record in 2017 and a berth in the Class 1A State Quarterfinals…had 23 solo and 26 assisted tackles with six tackles for loss and three quarterback sacks…in 2016 he had 11 solo and 11 assisted stops as Western claimed a Class 1A Championship.

91 Tommy Mattson 6-4 215 Defensive End FR Redlands, California

Before Dordt…graduated from Arrowhead Christian Academy (California)…played defensive end, tight end, linebacker and quarterback during his career.

93 Kyle Leake 5-8 255 Defensive Tackle FR South Lake Tahoe, California

Before Dordt…attended South Tahoe High School (California)…earned all-league second-team honors.

94 Courtland King 6-1 265 Defensive Tackle SR Grand Prairie, Texas

2017…played in three games with three solo and two assisted tackles.

2016…played in three games.

2015…played in five games.

Before Dordt…helped Temple Christian (Texas) to back to back district championships in 2013 and 2014…earned all-district honors for his play on the offensive and defensive line…averaged five tackles for game

96 Kaleb Sharp 6-1 230 Tight End SO The Woodlands, Texas
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97 Colin Thornton 5-9 240 Defensive Tackle FR San Juan Capistrano

Before Dordt…played for Capistrano Valley Christian (California)…was a three-year starter at defensive tackle and defensive end at Capistrano Valley Christian and totaled 116 tackles, 5.5 sacks and 21 tackles for loss…was a two-time all-league selection and served as team captain and was named team defensive MVP…was selected to compete in the Orange County All-Star Game.

99 Dylan Ash 6-4 240 Defensive Tackle FR Milaca, Minnesota

Before Dordt… played at Milaca High School (Minnesota)…earned all-district honors as both a junior and senior and was an all-section pick in 2017.