Roster

 

2012 Men's Varsity Football

# Name Height Weight Position(s) Year Hometown
Curtis Van Grouw 6-7 300 Offensive Line SR Rock Valley, Iowa

2011...made the transition to offensive line where he was a starting tackle...

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.

Zane Waring 5-11 245 Offensive Line FR Sioux Center, Iowa
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Heath Huitink 6-3 225 Offensive Line FR Orange City, Iowa

Before Dordt…attended Unity Christian High School (Iowa)…played center and defensive end for the Knights and earned all-district honors for his play along with district all-academic honors…had 22 tackles with an interception while helping Unity to a 6-3 record.

Denzell Hayes 6-1 260 Defensive Line FR Sioux City, Iowa

Before Dordt…graduated Sioux City West High School (Iowa)….played offensive and defensive tackle…recorded 38 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and 18 tackles for a loss in 2010 for the Wolverines.

Kyle Brummel 6-3 200 Defensive Back JR Hull, Iowa

Before Dordt…attended Western Christian High School (Iowa)…played cornerback for the Wolfpack and took away seven interceptions and recovered a fumble…helped the Wolfpack to the state playoffs…had 11 solo and 19 assisted tackles and was named third-team all-state and earned all-district honors.

Brock Dominguez 5-6 205 Defensive Line SO 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.

Matt Smolders 5-9 260 Defensive Line SR Sioux Center, Iowa

2011...played in 11 games...had 21 tackles at nose tackle...

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.

1 Raymond Cleveland 5-7 200 Defensive Back JR Sheldon, Iowa

Before Dordt…played for Northwestern (Iowa) in 2010 and had ten tackles… was a two-time all-City Western League player at Westchester (California)…compiled 139 tackles, two sacks and two forced fumbles in 2009…had 94 tackles, four sacks and two interceptions as a junior.

2 Anthony Hallum 5-8 160 Cornerback SR Visalia, California

2011…played in all 11 games for Dordt…had 26 solo and 18 assisted tackles…made three interceptions…

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.

3 Jake Floen 6-1 180 Running Back FR Sioux Center, Iowa

Before Dordt… prepped at Unity Christian (Iowa) and qualified for the state track and field meet four straight years and earned all-district honors twice in football... ran for 485 yards on 84 carries in 2011 with a 5.8 yards per carry average and scored four rushing touchdowns…caught seven passes for 183 yards and one touchdown…had 31 tackles and had a fumble recovery…earned three letters in football.

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

2011…played in 11 games for the Defenders…rushed for 169 yards on 41 attempts…caught 27 balls for 218 yards…scored two touchdowns…

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

2011…had 130 yards on 50 carries in five games played…suffered a season ending injury five games into the season…

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 Josh Nollmeyer 5-11 185 Cornerback SR Savage, Montana

2011…missed the season due to injury…

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 SR Lynden, Washington

2011…played in 11 games for the Defenders and made a team high 39 receptions for a 12.3 yards per catch average…caught two passes for touchdown…named all-GPAC honorable mention at the conclusion of season…

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 Ja'roid Pellum 6-2 230 Linebacker FR Houston, Texas

Before Dordt…played defensive line and outside linebacker for Aldine High School (Texas)…earned first team all-district honors…had nine quarterback sacks, two forced fumbles and 62 tackles.

9 Kyle Henricks 6-4 250 Quarterback SO Little Elm, Texas

2011…played in six games for the Defenders…

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.

10 Cole McClain 5-10 155 Quarterback FR Miller, South Dakota

Before Dordt…played quarterback, cornerback, safety, running back, flanker and punter during his high school career at Sunshine Bible Academy (South Dakota)... recorded 131 tackles with one interception on defense…completed 88 passes for 1,413 yards and 12 touchdowns at quarterback… rushed for another 678 yards on 194 carries for 11 touchdowns and caught eight passes…served as team captain in 2011 and was an all-281 Conference pick as a senior while earning honorable mention accolades in 2010…served as team captain in 2011.

11 Josh Perez-Chenge 5-9 155 Running Back FR Chula Vista, California

Before Dordt…graduated Calvary Christian Academy (California)…played a variety of positions at Calvary Christian Academy including running back, quarterback, safety and cornerback…was the athlete of the year at Calvary Christian Academy in 2008 and was a first-team all-league pick in 2009 in the Sunrise League…claimed team mvp honors in 2008 and 2009.

12 Darryl Van Grouw 6-4 205 Wide Receiver SO Meridian, Idaho

2011…played in six games…punted 19 times for a 36.9 average…

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.

13 Chris McDaniel 6-1 170 Defensive Back JR Carson, California

Before Dordt…played a season at Baker College (Kansas) and Santa Monica Junior College...was a first-team all-Pioneer League pick in 2007 and 2008 at North Torrance High School (California).

14 Matt Griess 5-11 190 Linebacker SR 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.

15 Bryce Rusler 5-11 205 Quarterback JR Blanchard, Oklahoma

Before Dordt…passed for 691 yards and run for 143 yards at Waldorf College (Iowa) in 2010 and 2011…was an all-district selection playing for Blanchard High School (Oklahoma).

16 Caleb Leuzinger 6-3 225 Quarterback SR Blountville, 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.

17 Joey Hallum 5-8 175 Defensive Back FR Visalia, California

Before Dordt…was a defensive back at El Diamante High School (California).

18 Jon Luetchens 6-1 170 Defensive Back SR Murdock, Nebraska

2011…played in all 11 games…had a team high five interceptions…made 32 solo and 21 assisted tackles…named a 2nd Team Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American…earned honorable mention honors from the GPAC and was named an NAIA Scholar-Athlete…

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 Tommy Dyer 5-6 145 Kicker FR Longmont, Colorado

Before Dordt…graduated Niwot High School (Colorado)…averaged 37.5 yards per punt in football and was named his team’s special teams player of the year in 2011.

20 Kevin Giese 6-4 215 Kicker SO 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.

21 Camren Pitre 5-10 160 Defensive Back SO Carrollton, Texas

2011…played in eight games…had eight solo and one assisted stop…

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

22 Daniel Fennig 5-8 180 Running Back SO Duncanville, Texas

2011…led the Defenders in rushing with 540 yards on 143 carries…rushed for eight touchdowns and had a long run of 51 yards…played in all 11 games for the Defenders…

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 Albert 6-1 200 Linebacker FR Le Mars, Iowa

Before Dordt…played linebacker and tight end for Unity Christian (Iowa)…had 12 catches for 167 yards and three touchdowns as a senior…totaled 49 tackles with three for loss and had a quarterback sack…was a two-time Class 2A all-district linebacker and was named to the 2011 all-academic team.

24 Courtney Samuel 5-11 200 Running Back JR Chino Hills, California

Before Dordt…most recently played for Mt. San Antonio Junior College (California) where his team won a 2010 state and national championship…graduated Ayala High School (California) and was an All-CIF Southern Section selection in 2008 and also claimed all-Sierra League honors.

25 David Visser 6-1 175 Running Back JR 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.

26 Lenard Manuel 6-1 235 Defensive Line JR Kansas City, Missouri

2011…played in five games for the Defenders…had 141 yards rushing on 39 attempts…

Before Dordt…attended Kansas City Christian (Missouri).

27 Erin Francis 5-11 190 Running Back JR Carrollton, Texas

2011…played in ten games for the Defenders…had 16 solo and 13 assisted tackles…made one interception…

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 Loken Vande Vegte 5-11 180 Running Back FR Orange City, Iowa

Before Dordt…played running back and linebacker for Unity Christian High School (Iowa) and had 911 yards rushing in 2011 and scored seven touchdowns…claimed first team all-district honors twice and was on the all-academic district team as well…earned all-Northwest Iowa Review honors in 2011 and was a part of a team that went from 3-6 in 2010 to 6-3 last season.

29 Aaron Floen 6-1 190 Wide Receiver SR Sioux Center, Iowa

2011…played one game before suffering a season ending injury…had 70 yards in the win over Waldorf…

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 Rick Van Grouw 5-10 195 Linebacker FR Meridian, Idaho

Before Dordt…graduated Nampa Christian High School (Idaho)…earned first team all-conference honors at guard and second team on defense where he played both tackle and linebacker…was the team defensive mvp in 2011 and claimed all-area honors during his career as well…helped his team to a district championship in 2011.

31 Drake Sterk 6-0 180 Linebacker FR Newton, Kansas

Before Dordt…played football for Goessel High School (Kansas)…was a four-year letterwinner where he helped Goessel Heart of America League Championships in 2008 and 2009 and sub-state runner-up finishes those two years.

32 Heath Bonestroo 6-2 175 Punter FR Hull, Iowa

Before Dordt…prepped at Western Christian (Iowa)…played punter, safety and linebacker for the Wolfpack this season and earned all-district honors as a punter after averaging 33 yards per attempt…also had 23 solo and 42 assisted tackles and recorded two interceptions and had three fumble recoveries in 2011.

33 Sam Ashmore 5-10 200 Linebacker JR Arlington, Texas

2011…played in ten games…had 23 solo tackles and 38 assisted stops with 5.5 tackles for loss…forced two fumbles.

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 Jesse Kielstra 5-11 175 Defensive Back JR Edson, Alberta
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35 Caleb Waldecker 6-0 185 Linebacker JR Bluff City, Tennessee

2011…appeared in four games…

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 6-4 200 Defensive Back Rock Valley, Iowa

2011…played in five games as a freshman…

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 Zach Schaver 6-1 160 Defensive Back SO 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.

38 Michael Sisson 5-5 130 Running Back SO 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.

39 Zachariah Stiemsma 5-9 150 Defensive Back FR New Berlin, Wisconsin

Before Dordt…a product of Heritage Christian School (Wisconsin)…played defensive back and was his team’s defensive mvp in 2011season.

40 Seth Vande Voort 6-2 240 Linebacker JR Urbandale, Iowa

2011…played in 11 games…earned all-GPAC 2nd team honors…had a team high 50 solo and 51 assisted stops…recorded 1.5 quarterback sacks and had a fumble recovery…

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 Clayton Johnson 5-9 250 Running Back FR Sedro Wolley, Washington

Before Dordt…was an all-conference selection at running back and linebacker while playing for Sedro-Woolley High School (Washington).

42 Trace Bozarth 5-9 200 Linebacker SR Claresholm, Alberta

2011…played in six games for the Defenders…

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 Danny Guerra 5-9 155 Wide Receiver FR Los Angeles, California

Before Dordt…played at Ribet Academy (California)…had 680 yards in receptions and 300 rushing yards with six rushing touchdowns and six pass catches for touchdowns…was his league’s most valuable player and earned all-league honors at receiver…played three seasons of varsity football.

44 Landon Tillema 6-1 210 Running Back FR Ripon, California

Before Dordt…earned second team all-league honors at center for Ripon Christian (California)…played linebacker, fullback and defensive end as well as center through his high school career.

45 Zach Lovelace 6-0 185 Running Back FR Tomball, Texas

Before Dordt…earned academica all-state and all-district honors at Tomball High School (Texas)…returned punts and kicks and was a slotback.

46 John Croghan 5-7 170 Defensive Back JR 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.

47 Caleb McClure 6-1 170 Defensive Back FR Chino Hills, California

Before Dordt… earned first team all-league honors while competing for Onatario Christian (California)….was the defensive mvp of the Ambassador League and helped Ontario Christian to a league championship…played safety, linebacker, wide receiver and tight end during his career.

48 Jonathan Gardner 6-2 220 Defensive Line JR Carrollton, Texas

2011…played in all 11 games for the Defenders on the defensive line…had 19 solo and 11 assisted tackles…had a team high 6.5 quarterback sacks…named all-GPAC honorable mention at conclusion of season…

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 Christopher McCoy 6-1 220 Defensive Line FR Grand, Texas

Before Dordt…played defensive end for Mansfield Timberview (Texas)…earned academic all-state honors.

50 JT Atkins 6-1 245 Linebacker SO Dallas, Texas

Before Dordt…attended First Baptist Academy (Texas).

51 Drake Van't Hul 6-1 220 Linebacker FR Hull, Iowa

Before Dordt…attended Western Christian High School (Iowa)…played offensive and defensive line for the Wolfpack and earned honorable mention all-district honors in 2011.

52 Jesse Perez-Chenge 6-2 270 Offensive Line FR Chula Vista, California

Before Dordt…went to Calvary Christian Academy (California)…played offensive and defensive line…earned second-team all-league honors in 2010 and 2011…averaged just over three tackles per game and had five quarterback sacks with one fumble recovery.

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

2011…played in nine games on the offensive line…

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.

56 Josh Waldecker 5-11 250 Defensive Line FR Bluff City, Tennessee

Before Dordt…played in two state championships for Tri-Cities Christian School (Tennessee) and earned the defensive mvp honors in 2011 along with all-tournament honors…claimed an offensive leadership award in 2011.

57 Jordan Huisman 6-1 265 Offensive Line SR Orange City, Iowa

2011…played in nine games for the Defenders at center…named NAIA Scholar Athlete…earned all-GPAC honorable mention honors…

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.

59 Vanoy Harris 5-9 240 Linebacker FR Arlington, Texas

Before Dordt…went to Mansfield Timberview High School (Texas)…earned second team all-district honors in 2010…was a first team all-district pick in 2011…earned second team academic all-state honors… helped Timberview to a 12-3 record and a berth in the Texas 5A semifinal berth.

60 Kyle Scholten 6-5 220 Offensive Line JR Inwood, Iowa

2011…played in four games at the end of the season…missed early games due to illness…

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.

61 Ethan Kovatch 6-1 240 Offensive Line FR Melissa, Texas

Before Dordt…attended McKinney Christian Academy (Texas)…played offensive and defensive line at McKinney Christian…earned first-team all-district honors on offense and second team all-district on defense.

62 Daniel Terpstra 6-3 200 Offensive Line FR Ripon, California

Before Dordt…played offensive line and linebacker for Ripon Christian (California).

63 Riley Scharper 5-10 225 Offensive Line FR Forest City, Iowa

Before Dordt…played at Forest City High School (Iowa) where he helped them to a district title in 2011 and a state playoff berth…was named the offensive lineman of the year in Class 2A District 3 in 2011 while also earning first-team all-district honors…claimed second-team all-district honors in 2010.

64 Nathan Gruis 5-10 220 Offensive Line FR Baltic, South Dakota

Before Dordt…played on the offensive and defensive line for Tri-Valley High School (South Dakota)…also excelled in wrestling and helped the Mustangs to a pair of team state championships and was a three time individual state qualifier.

65 Nathan Morehead 6-4 260 Offensive Line JR 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.

68 Shae Heinrichs 6-1 270 Offensive Line JR Spirit Lake, Iowa

2011…saw action in one game for the Defenders…

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 6-6 285 Offensive Line SO Deltona, Florida

2011…played offensive line in seven games for the Defenders…

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 6-2 275 Offensive Line SR Seven Valleys, Pennsylvania

2011…played in nine games for the Defenders on the offensive line…took honorable mention all-GPAC honors…

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 Dylan Van Vliet 6-4 220 Defensive Line FR Ripon, California

Before Dordt…played offensive and defensive tackle for Ripon Christian (California)…started for three seasons and earned honorable mention all-conference and was a team captain.

72 Lawrone Kitson 6-0 285 Defensive Line FR Lehigh, Florida
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73 Austin De Boer 6-2 195 Defensive Line FR Escondido, California

Before Dordt…played for Calvin Christian (California) and earned second team all-conference honors.

74 Jeff Dornberg 6-7 335 Offensive Line SR Phoenix, Arizona

2011…played in nine games on the offensive line for the Defenders…

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 Andrew Cameron 5-10 255 Defensive Line FR Greenwood, Nebraska

Before Dordt…played for Ashland-Greenwood High School (Nebraska)…earned second team all-district honors on the offensive line and was an Omaha World Herald honorable mention pick as well.

77 Micah Applegate 6-2 240 Defensive Line JR Arvada, Colorado

2011…appeared in ten games…

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 6-1 280 Defensive Line JR Rock Valley, Iowa

2011…played in one game…

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 Terry Kelley 6-3 300 Offensive Line FR Adkins, Texas

Before Dordt…played at East Central High School (Texas)…earned first-team all-district honors in 2011 and was a part of a district and bi-district champion last season…East Central went undefeated in 2010 and 2011.

80 Chris Soodsma 5-10 192 Wide Receiver FR Rocky, Alberta

Before Dordt…attended West Central High School (Alberta, Canada)…played running back, split end and defensive back while helping West Central to a Lions Bowl Championship and 3rd place in the Alberta provincials…was his team’s mvp in both hockey and football.

82 Sam Verhulst 6-4 200 Wide Receiver JR Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2011…played in ten games…made 13 catches for 100 yards…

Before Dordt…attended Milwaukee Lutheran High School (Wisconsin)…gained 1023 yards on 158 carries with 13 touchdowns in 2009…caught 11 passes for 352 yards with three catches for scores…helped his high school team 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.

83 Taylor Theel 6-1 220 Defensive Line SO Tucson, Arizona

2011…saw time in three games and had one tackle…

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.

84 Jordan Birdsong 6-1 220 Linebacker JR Carrollton, Texas

2011…played in eight games…had two solo and one assisted tackle.

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 Garrett Gough 6-4 220 Defensive Line FR Chino, California

Before Dordt…prepped at Ontario Christian High School (California) played tight end and defensive end for Ontario Christian and had four catches last season…accounted for 12 tackles and four quarterback sacks at defensive end…helped his team to an Ambassador League Championship in 2011.

86 Rocklen Mouw 6-4 205 Wide Receiver SO 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 Jeremiah Johnson 6-2 180 Wide Receiver SO 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.

91 Dwight Green 6-0 250 Defensive Line JR San Antonio, Texas

2011…appeared in one game for the Defenders…

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

92 Andrew Iencarelli 5-9 240 Linebacker FR Napa, California
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94 Barry Dykstra 6-1 180 Kicker JR Hudsonville, Michigan

2011…made 4-5 field goal attempts and converted 20-24 point after attempts…

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 Ben Kielstra 6-3 285 Defensive Back FR Edison, Alberta

Before Dordt…attended Parkland Composite High School (Alberta)…played rugby in high school.

96 Ehren Falk 5-11 200 Punter SO Prescott, Arizona

Before Dordt…attended Trinity Christian (Illinois).

98 Jake Van Dam 5-11 215 Defensive Line SO 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.