Roster

 

2011 Men's Varsity Football

# Name Height Weight Position(s) Year Hometown
Matthew Griess 5-11 180 Defensive Back JR Lynden, Washington

2010…played in five games for the Defenders…had a solo tackle with two assisted stops…

2009…played in three games…

Before Dordt…high school play was limited due to injuries.

Jeremiah Johnson 6-2 170 Wide Receiver FR Lawrence, Kansas

Before Dordt…averaged 140.4 yards rushing per game for Veritas Christian School (Kansas)…scored 16 touchdowns and ran for 1123 yards in 2008…earned honorable mention all-area honors in 2008.

Tyler Richardson 6-0 140 Wide Receiver SO Minneapolis, Minnesota

Before Dordt… a graduate of Robbinsdale Cooper High School (Minnesota)…was 3-4 on field goals and made two catches for 45 yards and a touchdown.

2 Anthony Hallum 5-8 160 Defensive Back JR Visalia, California

2010…played in eight games…had 12 solo and 17 assisted tackles…

Before Dordt…Played cornerback during his two varsity seasons at El Diamante High School (California) and had 87 tackles, three interceptions and broke up 13 passes. He was a part of 2007 Valley, City and WYL champion teams…was a first-team all-league pick in 2007 while also earning all-county and all-Valley honors.

2 Michael Sisson 5-5 145 Wide Receiver FR Omaha, Nebraska

Before Dordt…gained 518 yards on 99 carries last season with four touchdowns for Concordia Lutheran (Nebraska)…caught four passes for 22 yards and returned six punts for 88 yards…handled kick returns with 432 yards on 25 returns…earned all-district honorable mention at running back in 2010 and set a school record for yards rushed in a game with 237.

3 Brock Bailey 6-1 185 Wide Receiver SO Surprise, Arizona

2010…played in two games…

Before Dordt…prepped at Valley Vista High School (Arizona)… completed 117-221 passes in 2009 for 1654 yards and 13 touchdowns…completed 51-99 passes for 869 yards with eight touchdowns in 2008….earned second team all-region honors in Class 5A in 2009.

4 Trai Pickney 5-7 165 Running Back FR Carrollton, Texas

Before Dordt… was a first team all-district pick at cornerback in 2009 and a second team selection in 2010 for Newman Smith (Texas)…earned three letters while helping Newman Smith to its first state playoff berth in 17 seasons in 2009 and Newman Smith made a return trip to the playoffs in 2010…earned honorable mention all-state academic in 2010…also earned second team all-district honors in basketball…played corner back, running back and wide receiver

5 Josh Van Kempen 6-0 205 Running Back JR Jenison, Michigan

2010…391 yards of rushing offense on 112 carries…caught nine passes for 39 yards…scored two touchdowns…played in ten games…

2009…played in 11 games…gained 435 yards on the ground on 105 carries and scored two touchdowns…had a long run of 69 yards…caught 21 passes for 192 yards and three touchdowns…returned 36 kicks for 613 yards—a 17 yards per return average…earned GPAC honorable mention…

Before Dordt…a running back and cornerback for Unity Christian (Michigan) where he had 102 carries for 1,255 yards with 19 touchdowns…per carry average was 12.3 yards and he had four punt returns for 73 yards and he had 10 kickoff returns for 222 yards…played corner back and had three career interceptions and 56 tackles…rushed for 27 touchdowns during his three-year career and had 2,162 yards on the ground and caught passes for 305 yards…named to the all-conference team in 2008…also earned all-state honorable mention and was a member of the all-area west first-team on offense.

6 Nate Kerns 6-0 165 Defensive Back FR Whiting, Iowa

Before Dordt…two-time first team all-district player for Westwood (Iowa)…averaged 5.2 yards per carry and averaged 7.9 tackles per contest…returned kicks and averaged 25.1 yards per kick return and 11.7 yards per punt return…played running back, linebacker, punter and place kicker.

6 Josh Nollmeyer 5-11 185 Defensive Back SR Savage, Montana

2010…played in ten games…25 solo and 15 assisted tackles…one interception and one pass broken up…

2009…14 solo and nine assisted tackles in eight games played…recovered one fumble…suffered a late season injury…

2008…six solo tackles and two assisted tackles in five games played…

Before Dordt…earned all-state second-team honors on special teams, running back and defensive back while playing for Savage (Montana)…was a first-team all-conference pick in 2007 as well…an all-conference honoree in 2005 and 2006 at defensive back and earned honorable mention at quarterback in 2006.

7 David Griess 6-2 200 Wide Receiver JR Lynden, Washington

2010…played in eight games…caught 15 passes for 245 yards with a long of 54 yards and a 16.3 yards per catch average…

2009…played in four games…caught a pass for 21 yards…

Before Dordt…gained 450 yards receiving and scored two touchdowns and had three interceptions for Lynden Christian (Washington)…earned all-Northwest Conference Class 1A first-team honors for his play on both offense and defense.

8 Bradley Trimm 6-2 220 Quarterback SR Cicero, New York

Before Dordt…quarterbacked at Bishop Grimes High School (New York)…completed 195 passes in 2007 for 2,444 yards, 21 touchdowns and a 272 passing yards per game average…led the state of New York in total yardage, yards per game and total completions and was selected to participate in the Section 3 John Arcaro All-Star Game…was a first-team all-league, Class D selection and earned the US Army Reserve National Scholar-Athlete Award at the conclusion of the 2007-2008 school year.

9 Charles Milton 5-10 200 Running Back SR Fort Worth, Texas

2010…played in two games…seven carries for 24 yards of offense…

2009…gained 132 yards in seven games played….also caught two passes.

2008… Played in eight games for Dordt College and had 226 rushing yards and gained 210 yards on 13 kick returns…had 7 assisted tackles, and 2 solo tackles in spot duty on defense.

10 Will McClain 5-11 185 Defensive Back SR Miller, South Dakota

2010…played in nine games…completed two passes…24 rushing attempts for 60 yards…

2009…played in 11 games…32 solo and 26 assisted tackles…one interception and one break-up...

2008…had two solo tackles in three games played….

Before Dordt…a safety and quarterback at Sunshine Bible Academy (South Dakota)…made 133 tackles with five interceptions on defense…completed 155-285 passes for 2,205 yards for 25 touchdowns and rushed for 1,594 yards on 489 carries…19 touchdowns on the ground…earned academic all-state honors and was a first team All-281 Conference honoree as a senior…earned honorable mention from the 281 Conference in 2006...was the team captain in 2007.

11 Dylan Doebler 6-1 200 Quarterback FR League City, Texas

Before Dordt… passed for 2,988 yards in 2010 and had 30 touchdown passes at Clear Springs (Texas)…was a second team all-district and all-county pick in 2010 and was a first team academic all-state selection his senior season…helped Clear Springs High School to a 2009 district championship and a state quarterfinal berth that same season… was the #12 rated quarterback in Texas 5A football and had a 131.6 quarterback rating…Clear Springs rang up over 612 yards of total offense which led the Houston area.

12 Justin Knot 6-2 200 Quarterback JR Hudsonville, Michigan

2010…played in five games before suffering a season ending injury at Morningside…completed 33-80 passes for 438 yards…

2009…completed 65-146 passes for 649 yards and five touchdowns…

2008…suffered a season ending injury in the first game of the season…

Before Dordt…quarterbacked at Unity Christian (Michigan) and was team captain while passing for 700 yards in 11 games…had seven touchdown passes in leading Unity to their first ever winning season and playoff appearance.

13 Ben Dixon 6-1 210 Linebacker SR Kingman, Kansas

2010…played in eight games for the Defenders…completed two passes and had 19 rushing attempts…

Before Dordt…played quarterback for Kingman (Kansas) and earned all-Ark Valley Chisolm Trail League (AVCTL) Division IV honors in 2007…passed for 1,650 yards and had 10 touchdown passes with two running touchdowns during his senior campaign.

14 Seth Simmons 6-5 200 Quarterback FR Sunnyvale, Texas

Before Dordt…played quarterback at Sunnyvale (Texas).

15 Sam Minturn 6-0 190 Quarterback SO Omaha, Nebraska

Before Dordt…attended Heartland Christian (Nebraska).

16 Kyle Henricks 6-3 230 Defensive End FR Little Elm, Texas

Before Dordt…was a first-team all-district player three times for American Heritage Academy (Texas)…earned all-state quarterback honors three times and was the TAPPS most valuable player during his senior season in 2007.

17 Kevin Giese 6-4 180 Quarterback FR Oceanside, California

Before Dordt... passed for 2200 yards and 28 touchdowns last fall and also kicked 42 extra points and six field goals for Tri-City Christian (California)... also played outside linebacker and recorded a team high nine sacks while helping Tri-City Christian to an undefeated league record and the school’s first ever Pacific League Championship…lettered three years in football and was an all-league pick twice and offensive player of the year in the Pacific League last season…multi-sport athlete in high school…was a first team all-league pick twice in soccer and lettered four times in baseball.

18 Cody White 6-2 195 Quarterback SO Poway, California

Before Dordt… a graduate of Maranatha Christian School (California)…completed 46 passes for 801 yards with 18 touchdowns in 2009…caught three passes for 80 yards and was in on 36 tackles at defensive back…earned most valuable offensive player of the year honors in 2009…was elected first team CIF and earned three letters for Maranatha Christian in football.

18 Jon Luetchens 6-1 175 Defensive Back JR Murdock, Nebraska

2010…ten games played…29 solo and 24 assisted tackles…earned all-GPAC honorable mention…team high three interceptions…

2009…played in seven games….13 solo tackles and nine assisted stops…

Before Dordt…lined up at quarterback, wide receiver, cornerback and punt returner during his career at Elmwood-Murdock (Nebraska)…rushed for 984 yards in 144 attempts in 2008…completed 89-145 passes for 1373 yards…passed for 15 touchdowns and rushed for 15…averaged nine yards per punt return and had two interceptions…earned all-district and all-conference honors as a senior and was a Class C-2 All-State Honorary Captain in 2008…was a two-time academic all-state selection and earned all-conference and all-district honorable mention honors in 2007.

19 Chandler Kurth 6-1 190 Quarterback FR Glendale, Arizona

Before Dordt…helped quarterback Cactus (Arizona) to a 2009 state championship and to a pair of regional championships.

20 James Rowenhorst 6-2 185 Defensive Back SR Orange City, Iowa

2010…played in ten games in his third season in the defensive secondary…had 25 solo tackles and 14 assisted stops…broke up six passes…

2009…played in 11 games…had 41solo tackles and 25 assisted stops….recovered one
fumble and had a blocked kick…returned seven punts…earned GPAC honorable mention…

2008…played in 11 games… intercepted 2 passes for 62 return yards…earned All-GPAC honorable mention…

Before Dordt…had three interceptions for the Unity Christian (Iowa) defense in 2007 and was a first-team all-district pick in 2007 after taking second-team honors in 2006.

21 Alex Brabon 6-2 185 Wide Receiver SR Colleyville, Texas

2010…spent the season as a backup receiver…
2009… Played in one game for the Defenders…

Before Dordt…33 catches during his senior season at Covenant Christian Academy (Texas) for 564 yards with seven touchdowns and was named most valuable player…claimed first team all-district offense and second team all-district defense where he played both safety and wide receiver…earned second team all-state honors on defense with 27 solo tackles, 48 assisted tackles and returned five interceptions for 160 yards and a touchdown…Brabon earned honorable mention all-district honors in 2006.

22 Daniel Fennig 5-9 170 Running Back FR Duncanville, Texas

Before Dordt… played running back and corner back for Grace Prep Academy (Texas)… earned first team all-state honors twice and was named the All-State Newcomer of the Year.

23 Matt Postmus 6-2 210 Linebacker SR Kalamazoo, Michigan

2010…ten games played…earned all-GPAC honorable mention honors for the second year in a row…led the team in tackles with 33 solo and 34 assisted stops…had a team high three quarterback sacks and recovered a fumble…

2009…led the team with 45 solo tackles and 50 assisted stops…had 1.5 sacks and 8.5 tackles for loss with three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery…earned GPAC honorable mention…

2008…had 20 solo tackles and 14 assisted tackles in 8 games played…

Before Dordt…2007 Kalamazoo Christian (Michigan) graduate, Postmus played linebacker, punter, punt returner, wide receiver and running back for the Comets and was a two-way starter for three seasons…recorded 60 tackles and had six pass interceptions at outside linebacker…served as team captain in 2007 while spearheading a defense that gave up just 52 points…rushed for over 1,000 yards and scored 20 touchdowns on the ground...was an all-conference honoree as a junior and senior and was a member of the all-area team in 2007.

24 Sam Ver Hulst 6-3 205 Wide Receiver SO Brookfield, Wisconsin

Before Dordt…attended Heritage Christian School (Illinois)…gained 1023 yards on 158 carries with 13 touchdowns in 2009…caught 11 passes for 352 yards with three catches for scores…helped Heritage Christian School to a 7-3 record in 2009 and claimed all-conference honors in both 2008 and 2009…made 106 tackles and had two interceptions while being named the Midwest Classic Defensive Player of the Year.

25 Lewis Nighswonger 5-11 195 Linebacker SO Alva, Oklahoma

2010…saw action in nine games…had five solo and seven assisted tackles…

Before Dordt…graduated from Alva High School (Oklahoma)…had 2090 career rushing yards at Alva and accumulated 260 career tackles and forced 12 fumbles…was the 2009 district running back of the year and was a Northwest OCA 2A All-Star…member of three state playoff teams.

26 Lenard Manuel 6-1 230 Running Back SO Kansas City, Missouri

Before Dordt…attended Kansas City Christian (Missouri).

27 Erin Francis 5-11 190 Defensive Back SO Carrollton, Texas

2010…played in seven games…four solo tackles with nine assisted stops…

Before Dordt…graduated from Newman Smith High School (Texas)…earned second team all-district honors as a junior and senior and served as his team’s captain…had 39 tackles, one interception and four pass break-ups along with one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries…helped the Trojans to an 11-3 record and a berth in the semifinal round of the Regionals

28 Pat Anderson 5-7 160 Linebacker FR Burnsville, Minnesota

Before Dordt…attended Bethany Academy (Minnesota).

28 Kameron Gradert 5-10 170 Wide Receiver JR Ireton, Iowa

2010…caught six passes for 43 yards in ten games played…returned four punts for 30 yards and had 31 kick returns for a 14.9 yards per return average…

2009…caught 21 passes for 166 yards…returned 22 kickoffs for 448 yards…played in ten games…

Before Dordt…played running back, defensive back and returned kicks for three years at Unity Christian (Iowa) High School…averaged 16 yards per punt return and 32 yards per kick return and tallied over 750 total return yards…was named Unity’s most valuable special teams player…rushed for 400 yards and averaged nine yards per carry…earned first team all-district honors at running back…had 38 tackles and three interceptions on defense.

29 Aaron Floen 6-0 190 Running Back JR Sioux Center, Iowa

2010…had 77 rushing attempts for 226 yards…played in nine games…

2009…ran for 149 yards on 50 carries…played in nine games…caught five passes…

Before Dordt…carried the football 194 times for 1478 yards—a 7.6 yards per carry average in 2008 at Unity Christian High School (Iowa)…caught seven passes for 165 yards…scored 20 touchdowns while earning all-district honors for the second year in a row…credited with 57 tackles and intercepted two passes on defense... handled the punting and kicking chores and had a 34.1 yards per punt average in 28 attempts.

30 Mark Mexia 5-10 195 Linebacker FR Carrollton, Texas
No details available.
31 Camren Pitre 5-11 155 Defensive Back FR Carrollton, Texas

Before Dordt…played for a Hebron (Texas) team that finished 2010 with a 6-4 record…averaged 5.5 tackles per game for Hebron.

32 Bradley Teague 5-8 175 Running Back FR Dallas, Texas

Before Dordt…played running back, wide receiver and kick returner for Newman Smith (Texas)…qualified for the third round of the playoffs in 2010.

33 Sam Ashmore 5-10 195 Linebacker SO Arlington, Texas

Before Dordt…attended and graduated from Pantego Christian Academy (Texas)...started for three seasons and piled up 430 career tackles on defense…caught 41 passes during his career for 442 yards and six touchdowns…claimed all-district honors twice on defense and was the district’s Defensive MVP…earned first team all-state honors as a senior and second team honors as a junior…honors also included earning most valuable player honors at the Tom Hillary DFW Classic All-Star Game.

34 Tyler Kroeze 6-0 200 Running Back FR Orange City, Iowa

Before Dordt… had 30 solo and 33 assisted tackles last season for Unity Christian (Iowa)..had an interception on defense and gained 198 yards on the ground while scoring two touchdowns…had 325 yards of rushing offense in 2009 and had 17 solo and 27 assisted tackles.

35 Caleb Waldecker 6-0 185 Defensive Back SO Kingsport, Tennessee

2010…played in two games…

Before Dordt… went to Tri-Cities Christian School (Tennessee)…led his team in interceptions with nine…made over 50 tackles as a junior and senior and earned all-state honors in 2009…part of runner-up state championship teams in both 2008 and 2009.

36 Kody Vande Kamp 6-2 190 Defensive Back FR Rock Valley, Iowa

Before Dordt…earned all-district honors at defensive back for Western Christian (Iowa)…averaged four tackles per game and made two interceptions in 2010.

37 Gerrit Van Leeuwen 6-3 240 Defensive End SR Hanford, California

2010…played in three games…had seven solo tackles and five assisted stops…

2009…had 17 solo and 18 assisted tackles in 11 games played…

2008…played in four games…2007…had three solo and ten assisted tackles for Dordt College during their club season…

Before Dordt…played on two Valley championship teams at Central Valley Christian (California) where he was a three-year starter.

38 Todd Green 6-3 205 Linebacker SR Edmond, Oklahoma

2010…became the first Defender to earn a spot on an all-GPAC honor team taking second team honors…had 33 solo tackles with 24 assisted stops and two quarterback sacks…had an interception and five pass plays broken up…recoverd three fumbles and forced a fumble…

2008…played center for the Defenders…earned all-GPAC honorable mention…had four solo tackles and one assisted stop on special teams…

2007…played in eight games on the offensive line during the club season…

Before Dordt…earned all-state, all-conference, all-district and all-city honors playing for Edmond Memorial (Oklahoma).

39 Alex Hein 6-0 180 Defensive Back JR Brewster, Minnesota

2010...joined the football program as a back-up defensive back..

2009…spent the season in the Dordt basketball program…

Before Dordt…Captain for the Fulda High School (Minnesota) team

40 Seth Vande Voort 6-2 215 Linebacker SO Urbandale, Iowa

2010…played in nine games….earned all-GPAC honorable mention…had 25 solo and 29 assisted tackles…credited with 1.5 sacks and one fumble recovery…

Before Dordt…graduated from Des Moines Christian (Iowa)… had 212 career solo tackles and 379 total career tackles at linebacker… ran for 700 yards on 153 carries and scored 12 touchdowns for the Lions in 2009…earned first team all-district honors on defense and second team all-district honors on offense in 2009…earned second team all-state honors from the Iowa Newspaper Association last season and served as a team captain.

41 Evan Westrate 6-3 215 Linebacker FR Marne, Michigan

Before Dordt…ran for 646 yards this season and scored eight touchdowns while averaging 6.5 yards per carry for Unity Christian (Michigan)…along with playing running back Westrate was a defensive end and was credited with 13 solo and 23 assisted tackles.

42 Trace Bozarth 5-10 205 Running Back JR Claresholm, Alberta

2010…played in eight games and had nine solo tackles with seven assisted stops…credited with one quarterback sack…

Before Dordt…had ten quarterback sacks in 2008 for Willow Creek Composite (Alberta)…was chosen as a league all-star…served as captain in 2007 and 2008…earned team most valuable player honors in 2007.

43 Zach Cummings 5-11 190 Defensive Back FR Santee, California

Before Dordt… ran for seven touchdowns in 2010 and 290 yards for Foothills Christian (California)...made 43 receptions for 692 yards with six touchdowns in 2009…made 30 tackles on defense…earned first team all-league honors in 2009 and 2010 and was the team most valuable player in 2010…played wide receiver, cornerback and quarterback.

44 Michael Day 6-0 210 Tight End FR Jamul, California
No details available.
44 Geo Alfaro 5-10 180 Linebacker FR Sioux Center, Iowa

Before Dordt...played football at Sioux Center High School.

45 Austin Bosma 6-3 195 Linebacker SR Hospers, Iowa

2010…played in nine games…totaled 11 solo and nine assisted tackles with one fumble recovery…
2009…33 solo and 28 assisted tackles in 11 games played…picked off two passes and broke up five…

2008…5 solo tackles and 14 assisted tackles in 8 games…

Before Dordt…spent time at wide receiver and defensive back for Unity Christian (Iowa) and earned all-district honors in Class 2A District One…had seven catches for 124 yards and was credited with 27 solo and 13 assisted tackles during his senior season…had nine tackles for a loss, 5.5 sacks and six pass breakups.

46 Jael Uhl 5-10 190 Linebacker SO Anderson, California

Before Dordt…a West Valley High School (California) graduate…earned honorable mention all-conference honors in football…served as a team captain in football and his team was a section runner-up.

47 Thomas Blankenship 5-7 140 Punter, Kicker SR Aubrey, Texas

2010…was the backup placekicker for the Defenders…

2009…backup placekicker for the Defenders…

2008…placekicker for the Defenders…

Before Dordt…first-team all-state pick in 2006 and 2007 and was a second-team all-state pick in 2005 for American Heritage Academy (Texas)…connected on 201-220 extra points and was 10-13 on field goals through his career for 231 total points..helped American Heritage Academy to a 2005 Texas State Championship.

48 Jon Gardner 6-3 220 Defensive End SO Carrollton, Texas

2010…eight games played…eight solo and nine assisted tackles…six tackles for loss and one quarterback sack…

Before Dordt…a Newman Smith High School (Texas) product…was a second team all-district pick…helped his team to a bi-district and area championships and regional qualification…had 60 tackles, eight quarterback sacks and 21 tackles for loss.

49 Joe Grady 5-8 190 Running Back FR Glendora, California

Before Dordt… played linebacker and fullback during his career for Ontario Christian (California) and was a third-baseman, outfielder and pitcher for the baseball team…gained 997 yards on the ground in 2009 and scored 12 touchdowns…was in on 74 tackles and had eight quarterback sacks during his junior season…had 43 tackles with an interception and a quarterback sack in 2010.

50 JT Atkins 6-1 250 Linebacker FR Dallas, Texas
No details available.
51 David Visser 6-1 175 Linebacker SO Oskaloosa, Iowa

Before Dordt…a Pella Christian High School (Iowa) graduate..played linebacker and defensive end…had 21 solo tackles and 11 assisted stops with one interception.

52 Steven Cochran 6-2 180 Linebacker SO Texarkana, Texas

Before Dordt…graduated from Liberty-Eylau High School (Texas)…totaled 19 tackles with one pass breakup last season…team placed second in the district…won the Max Scholastic Award this season and the Norman Garrison Leadership Award.

53 Aaron Hicks 5-10 205 Linebacker FR San Antonio, Texas

Before Dordt… made 193 tackles—118 of them solo and forced three fumbles with two fumble recoveries for John Paul Stevens (Texas)…earned second team all-district honors and was an Associated Press all-state honorable mention selection…team was 11-4 in 2010 and won the regional championship and qualified for the state playoff semifinal round.

54 Patrick Visscher 6-4 280 Offensive Line JR Sioux Center, Iowa

2010…played in seven games for the Defenders on the offensive line…

2009…played in eight games on the offensive line for the Defenders…

Before Dordt…earned first-team all-district honors in 2008…team captain for the Unity Knights (Iowa) as they earned a berth in the playoffs and a district runner-up finish in their third year of varsity football…claimed academic all-district honors in 2008.

55 Ehren Falk 6-0 185 Punter, Kicker FR Oak Forest, Illinois

Before Dordt…attended Trinity Christian (Illinois).

55 Mitch Byl 6-1 220 Linebacker JR Rock Valley, Iowa

2010…saw time in four games with one solo and two assisted tackles…

2009…played in six games for the Defenders…had four solo tackles, two assisted stops…recorded two quarterback sacks and one interception…

Before Dordt…accumulated 111 tackles for Western Christian (Iowa) with two quarterback sacks, an interception and two fumble recoveries as Western advanced to the Iowa High School post-season for the first time in school history…was a first team all-district selection and graduated as the school’s career tackle leader.

56 Brice Kroeze 6-2 290 Defensive Tackle SR Orange City, Iowa

2010…earned honorable mention from the GPAC for the second straight season…played in all ten games…had 14 solo and 14 assisted tackles…

2009…played in 11 games…recorded 27 solo and 22 assisted tackles…led the team with 5.5 quarterback sacks…earned GPAC honoroable mention…

2008…played in 11 games for the Defenders…had 8 solo tackles and 13 assisted tackles…

Before Dordt…played linebacker and offensive guard for the Unity Christian (Iowa) Knights…garnered first team all-district honors in Class 2A District One on defense and earned academic all-district honors in 2007 as well.

57 Jordan Huisman 6-2 260 Offensive Line JR Orange City, Iowa

2010…saw action in ten games…had 19 solo tackles and assisted on 46…had a fumble recovery and broke up three passes..

2009…played in 11 games…had 19 solo and 48 assisted tackles…recovered two fumbles…

Before Dordt…earned all-district honors in 2008 and was a three-year letter winner at Unity Christian (Iowa)…helped the fledgling program to an 8-1 regular season record and a berth in the Iowa High School post-season…was voted the team’s defensive most valuable player and captain while accumulating 13 solo and 17 assisted tackles in 2007 and 16 solo and 66 assisted stops in 2008…made 4.5 tackles for loss during his senior season and snagged two interceptions…claimed academic all-district and all-state honors during his career.

58 Matt Smolders 5-9 260 Defensive Tackle JR Sioux Center, Iowa

2010…played in nine games on the defensive line…had nine solo and 17 assisted stops…

2009…played in six games…recorded two solo and nine assisted stops…

Before Dordt…recorded 78 tackles with three quarterback sacks and forced two fumbles last season for Sioux Center High School (Iowa)…earned first-team all-district honors in 2008 and was an honorable mention selection in 2007…played nose guard, offensive guard and kicker.

59 Taylor Theel 6-1 210 Defensive Line FR Tucson, Arizona

Before Dordt… earned second-team all-Southern Region and third-team all-Southern Arizona in 2010 and has played tight end, defensive end, linebacker and punter during his high school career at Rincon (Arizona)…was awarded the Purple Heart by the football program which is based on dedication.

60 Tanner Bistline 6-1 220 Linebacker FR Runnells, Iowa

Before Dordt... was a second team all-district player at defensive end and defensive tackle for Prairie City Monroe (Iowa)…averaged four tackles per game while helping Prairie City-Monroe to a district co-champion finish.

61 Chris Campbell 6-4 230 Offensive Line FR Mesquite, Texas

Before Dordt…played for Mesquite (Texas).

62 Micah Jones 5-8 240 Defensive Line FR Honolulu, Hawaii

Before Dordt… Jones has played extensively on the offensive and defensive lines and helped Moanalua (Hawaii)to OIA Division II championships in 2009 and 2010.

63 Jesse Davis 6-1 265 Tight End SO Hanford, California

Before Dordt… a Kings Christian High School (California) product…was a three-year starter and played tackle, linebacker and tight end during his career…totaled 22 tackles on defense last season and had a quarterback sack.

64 Dwight Green 6-0 245 Linebacker SO San Antonio, Texas

Before Dordt…graduated from Douglas MacArthur High School (Texas)…played both offensive and defensive line during his career.

65 Nathan Morehead 6-4 245 Offensive Line SO Sioux City, Iowa

Before Dordt…a graduate of Sioux City East High School (Iowa)…earned all-conference and all-metro honors for the Black Raiders while playing offensive tackle and guard.

66 Drew Larson 6-5 280 Offensive Line FR Webster City, Iowa

Before Dordt… was a two-year letterwinner at Webster City (Iowa) where he helped the Lynx to an 8-2 record in 2010 and a state playoff appearance.

66 Justin Pastoor 5-11 245 Defensive Line FR Sully, Iowa

Before Dordt……averaged 4.8 tackles per game in 2009 and 2010 and had 20 tackles for loss during those two seasons for Pella Christian (Iowa)…helped the Eagles to three straight district titles and Pella Christian was a state quarterfinalist in 2008…earned second team all-district honors during his career and also claimed honorable mention from the district for a season.

67 Brock Dominguez 5-6 205 Defensive Line FR Escondido, California

Before Dordt… played defensive tackle for San Pasqual High School (California)…earned second team all-Valley League Defensive Tackle honors in 2007 while recording 31 tackles and four quarterback sacks.

68 Shae Heinrichs 6-1 255 Offensive Line SO Spirit Lake, Iowa

Before Dordt… attended Spirit Lake High School (Iowa)…earned all-district honors this season after making 32 tackles with three tackles for loss.

69 Sam Stephenson 6-6 280 Offensive Line FR Deltona, Florida

Before Dordt… played offensive tackle for Trinity Christian Academy (Florida)…team earned back-to-back playoff appearances and a 10-2 record in 2010.

70 Owen Reinalda 6-2 270 Offensive Line JR Seven Valleys, Pennsylvania

2010…played eight games for the Defenders…earned honorable mention all-GPAC honors for his play on the offensive line…

2009…played eight games for the Defenders on the offensive line and at tight end…

Before Dordt…played offensive and defensive line for Dallastown Area High School (Pennsylvania)…picked for the York County East/West All-Stars…awarded the Character Counts Sportsmanship Award for 2008.

71 Jake Arnold 6-5 375 Offensive Line FR Richardson, Texas

Before Dordt… played on the offensive and defensive line and also saw time at fullback for Carrollton Christian (Texas)…averaged five tackles per game and five yards per carry…served as a team captain while helping Carrollton Christian to a 3A State Semifinal berth in the TAPPS…claimed all-district honorable mention honors on both offense and defense.

72 Mike Berens 5-10 240 Defensive End FR Hudsonville, Michigan

Before Dordt… played center and defensive end last season and helped Unity Christian (Michigan) to a playoff berth…served as team captain and was voted most valuable player…first team all-conference selection and started on both offense and defense as a junior and senior.

73 Spencer Simmons 6-1 205 Defensive End FR Thief River Falls, Minnesota

Before Dordt…played linebacker for Thief River Falls Lincoln High School (Minnesota).

74 Jeff Dornberg 6-6 335 Offensive Line JR Phoenix, Arizona

2010…played in two games for the Defenders on the offensive line…

Before Dordt…lettered in baseball, football and basketball while at Phoenix Christian (Arizona)…was a member of the football Regional Championship team in 2008 that went on to claim state champion runner-up honors.

75 Alan Eysenbach 6-5 270 Offensive Line SO Oak Forest, Illinois

Before Dordt…attended Chicago Christian High School (Illinois)…earned second team all-conference honors in 2008 and was an honorable mention all-conference pick in 2009…claimed first team all-conference academic honors...helped the 2008 Chicago Christian team qualify for the post-season playoffs.

76 Curtis Van Grouw 6-7 300 Offensive Line JR Rock Valley, Iowa

2010…played in ten games…nine solo tackles with 15 assisted stops…one quarterback sack…

2009…played in ten games…had ten solo and four assisted stops…recorded 2.0 quarterback sacks…

Before Dordt… 2008 first team all-district football selection…totaled 12 solo and 13 assisted tackles with two tackles for loss in 2008…had 17 catches for 182 yards—a 10.7 yards per catch average.

77 Micah Applegate 6-2 240 Defensive Tackle SO Arvada, Colorado

2010…played in five games…

Before Dordt…a graduate of Faith Christian High School (Colorado)…was a four-year starter for Faith Christian and earned all-conference honors as a center (2006); all-state honors on defensive line (2008) and offensive line all-state honors (2009)…was selected to play in the Colorado Coaches’ All-State game in June.

78 Adam Warntjes 6-0 270 Offensive Line SO Boyden, Iowa

2010…played in two games…

Before Dordt…prepped at Boyden Hull High School (Iowa)…was an offensive and defensive lineman for the Class 2A state title runner-up Boyden Hull Rock Valley Nighthawks last season…had 14 solo and 22 assisted stops as a senior.

79 Mitch Prosser 6-2 290 Offensive Line FR Carrollton, Texas

Before Dordt…earned second team all-district honors and was named Newman Smith’s (Texas) offensive lineman of the year..Newman Smith won two playoff games two seasons in a row.

80 Zach Schaver 6-1 150 Defensive Back FR Morrison, Illinois

Before Dordt… had 53 tackles and one interception in the defensive secondary for Morrison (Illinois) and made seven pass catches for 62 yards with one touchdown…won a conference championship and state championship in 2009.

80 Alex Henderson 5-9 150 Wide Receiver SR Mesquite, Texas

2010…played in four games…caught two passes for 21 yards…

2009…bothered by injury much of the season….caught two passes in five games played…

2008…played in 10 of 11 games for the Defenders…caught 15 passes for 190 yards…

Before Dordt…earned first-team all-district honors at cornerback for the Parish Episcopal Panthers (Texas) after making 21 solo tackles and assisting on 33 with nine pass breakups…earned 2nd team all-district honors at wide receiver where he made 17 catches for 388 yards—a 22.8 yards per game average with nine touchdown catches… claimed honorable mention all-state honors and played in the Tom Hillary Classic.

81 Lee Ver Burg 6-5 175 Wide Receiver FR Rock Valley, Iowa

Before Dordt… set a single season school record with 43 catches in 2010 for Western Christian (Iowa)…earned all-district honors in 2010 and was also an academic all-district pick that same year…helped the Wolfpack to a pair of state playoff appearances in 2009 and 2010.

82 Sam Du Mez 6-6 195 Wide Receiver SR Brookfield, Wisconsin

2010…caught a team high 26 passes with 453 yards…had a 17.4 yards per catch average and one touchdown reception…earned honorable mention honors on the conference level…

2009…led the Defenders in passes caught with 23 and receiving yards with 361…averaged 15.7 yards per catch and hauled in three scoring passes…

2008…played 5 games and had nine catches for 97 yards…

Before Dordt…wide receiver at Milwaukee Lutheran (Wisconsin), Du Mez had 28 receptions for 402 yards and 8 touchdowns during the 2007 season... averaged 14.36 yards per catch and totaled 50 points and earned honorable mention honors in the North Shore Conference in 2007.

83 Caleb Koorn 6-9 220 Wide Receiver JR Oak Harbor, Washington

Before Dordt…attended Oak Harbor High School (Washington)…played basketball at Skagit Valley Junior College…was in the Dordt basketball program in 2009-2010.

84 Jordan Birdsong 6-1 230 Tight End SO Carrollton, Texas

2010…played in eight games…had three solo and one assisted tackles...recovered a fumble…

Before Dordt…prepped at American Heritage Academy (Texas) where he played tight end, defensive end and was the long snapper on special teams…was named all-state and all-district and was a team captain…helped American Heritage Academy to a 2005 TAPPS state title.

85 Matt Deppe 6-2 200 Wide Receiver FR Byron Center, Michigan

Before Dordt…played wide receiver for South Christian (Michigan)…caught 40 passes and had 671 yards for an average of 74.9 yards per game and nearly 17 yards per catch.

86 Rocklen Mouw 6-4 190 Wide Receiver FR Meridian, Idaho

Before Dordt…earned first team all-conference honors on defense and was a second team pick on offense for Nampa Christian (Idaho)…caught 10 passes for 259 yards in 2010 and had two touchdown catches…voted his team’s defensive mvp and team captain.

87 Darryl Van Grouw 6-4 200 Wide Receiver SO Meridian, Idaho

2010…played two games for the Defenders…

Before Dordt… attended Nampa Christian High School (Idaho)…played tight end and linebacker for Nampa Christian and also punted in 2009…24 catches for 361 yards last season and earned second team all-conference honors at linebacker and punter...took honorable mention accolades at tight end.

88 Ben Deaver 6-4 215 Tight End SO Omaha, Nebraska

Before Dordt…an Omaha Christian Academy (Nebraska) graduate…played tight end and defensive end and earned all-district honors in 2009 after catching 25 passes for 269 yards and one touchdown…ran for three touchdowns with 162 yards gained on 15 carries…totaled 47 solo tackles and 18 assisted stops with 9.5 quarterback sacks…helped
Omaha Christian Academy qualify for three state playoff berths…was a two time academic all-state pick.

88 Solomon Gallagher 5-11 210 Defensive Line FR Denver, Colorado

Before Dordt… averaged 6.3 tackles per game and had a fumble recovery while earning first-team all-conference honors in 2010 for Denver Christian (Colorado)… played both offensive and defensive guard.

89 Kyle Scholten 6-5 215 Tight End SO Inwood, Iowa

2010…played in eight games…earned all-GPAC honorable mention…caught a pass at tight end…

Before Dordt…attended West Lyon High School (Iowa)…earned first team all-state and all-district honors in 2009 and was a first team all-state pick by the Des Moines Register and a first team All-Northwest Iowa Review selection…served as a team captain as a senior and was a part of four district champion teams and state playoff qualifiers… West Lyon was the Class 1A State Runner-Up in 2008.

90 David Laverman 6-2 190 Linebacker SR Kellogg, Iowa

2010…played six games…had two solo tackles and five assisted stops…

Before Dordt…played at Pella Christian (Iowa) where he helped them to a 7-2 record his senior season.

91 Rick Schmidt 6-1 225 Tight End FR Longmont, Colorado

Before Dordt… Schmidt played catcher and outfield in baseball and offensive line and defensive tackle in football for Skyline High School (Colorado)…he recorded 21 solo and 34 assisted tackles in 2010 while earning second-team all-conference honors…was a two-time academic all-state selection in both baseball and football and he has earned three letters in baseball while claiming two in football.

92 CJ Lenarz 5-11 165 Punter, Kicker SO Alto Loma, California

2010…1-2 on field goal attempts…converted all three point after attempts he was in for…

Before Dordt…graduate of Ontario Christian High School (California)…punted and handled place kicking duties…earned the coaches award and sportsmanship award.

93 Jacob Urrutia 5-11 270 Offensive Line SO Rancho Cucamonga, California

Before Dordt…attended Western Christian High School (California)…earned second team all-league honors this fall…was named his team’s special team player of the year honor.

94 Barry Dykstra 6-3 175 Kicker SO Hudsonville, Michigan

Before Dordt…played for and graduated from Unity Christian High School (Michigan)…was the place kicker for Unity last fall and was 30-31 point after attempts and 2-4 on field goal attempts in 2009 …was 70-78 in two seasons on points after and was 4-8 on field goals…recorded eight touchbacks in 2009.

95 Lucas Carls 6-2 190 Punter SO Windsor, Colorado

2010…punted 25 times in five games….had a 35.3 yards per punt average

Before Dordt…played for and graduated from Resurrection Christian High School (Colorado)…four-year starter in football at quarterback and punter…passed for over 4800 yards during his career and averaged 38.3 yards per punt as a junior and senior… claimed first team all-conference honors twice at punter…was a second team all-state punter selection in 2008 while claiming honorable mention all-state honors along with second team all-conference accolades at quarterback that same season.

96 John Croghan 5-7 155 Defensive Back FR Sloan, Iowa

Before Dordt...averaged 4.0 yards per rush and 10.9 yards per reception for Westwood (Iowa)…returned kicks and averaged 18.7 yards per return...made 36 tackles and had a fumble recovery…played tailback and cornerback for Westwood…earned academic all-district honors.

97 Caleb Leuzinger 6-3 215 Defensive End JR Bluff City, Tennessee

Before Dordt…played for Tri-Cities Christian (Tennessee)…helped them to a runner-up state championship finish in the Christian Schools division…passed for over 2,000 yards during his career and threw for 31 touchdowns...attended Emory and Henry (Tennessee) during the 2009-2010 season and was on the football team.

98 Jake Van Dam 5-11 220 Defensive Line FR San Marcos, California

Before Dordt… played both on the offensive and defensive line for Calvin Christian (California) and also saw time at linebacker…earned all-league honors in 2010 at offensive line and helped Calvin Christian to a Southern League Championship in 2009.

99 Ryan De Vries 6-0 195 Defensive End SO Lynden, Washington

2010…played in two games and had one solo and one assisted tackle…

Before Dordt… product of Lynden Christian High School (Washington)…earned first team all-conference honors last season for the Lyncs and was a second-team pick as a junior…played tight end, defensive end and tackle.