Roster

 

2013 Men's Varsity Football

# Name Height Weight Position(s) Year Hometown
1 Raymond Cleveland 5-9 200 Defensive Back SR Compton, California

2012…played in 11 games…had 54 solo and 28 assisted tackles with a team high four interceptions and six passes broken up… earned all-GPAC honorable mention honors.

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 Courtney Samuel 5-11 202 Running Back SR Chino Hills, California

2012…suffered a season ending injury early in the season…had 92 yards rushing on 17 carries.

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.

3 Chris McDaniel 6-1 175 Defensive Back SR Carson, California

2012…had 20 solo and 13 assisted stops in 11 games played…have five pass breakups.

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).

4 Trai Pickney 5-8 171 Running Back JR Carrollton, Texas

2012…led the Defenders in rushing with 545 yards on 84 carries…averaged 6.5 yards per carry and scored five touchdowns…caught 15 passes for 255 yards…returned four punts for 39 yards and 19 kickoffs for a 21.1 per return average…earned all-GPAC honorable mention honors.

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 Barry Dykstra 6-1 180 Kicker SR Hudsonville, Michigan

2012…was 15-17 on point after attempts and 2-5 on field goals.

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.

6 Thomas Newman 6-1 193 Quarterback SO Colorado Springs, Colorado

Before Dordt…prepped at Vista Ridge High School (Colorado) where he earned all-state honors as a senior…claimed conference player of the year honors his senior season after earning all-conference honors as a sophomore and junior…helped Vista Ridge to three conference titles.

7 Chris Soodsma 6-1 192 Wide Receiver SO Rocky, Alberta
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8 Lenard Manuel 6-2 240 Running Back SR Kansas City, Missouri

2012…ran for 389 yards on 78 carries…had a long run of 49 yards and a 5.0 yards per carry average.

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

Before Dordt…attended Kansas City Christian (Missouri).

9 Adam Warntjes 6-1 231 Defensive Line SR Rock Valley, Iowa

2012…missed the season due to injury.

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.

10 Cole McClain 5-11 166 Cornerback SO Miller, South Dakota

2012…played in three games.

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 5-10 175 Running Back SO Milelr, South Dakota

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 6-4 215 Wide Receiver SR Meridian, Idaho

2012…punted 19 times for a 36.8 yards per punt average.

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 Micah Twedell 6-0 170 Quarterback JR Lakewood, Colorado

2010…played in nine games at quarterback…completed 46-94 passes for 508 yards.

Before Dordt… played at Faith Christian High School (Colorado)…threw for 1302 yards on 70 completions in 123 attempts with 16 touchdown passes in 2008 and completed 79-148 passes in 2009…threw for 20 touchdowns in 2009 and ran for 847 yards and claimed first team all–state honors and was the state championship game most valuable player…was a second team all-state pick in 2008.

14 Kenneth Lewis 5-7 150 Wide Receiver FR San Tan Valley, Arizona

Before Dordt…earned All-CUSD Football honors in 2012 and was an All-Southern Region second-team pick at Perry High School (Arizona).

15 Bryce Rusler 6-1 210 Quarterback SR Blanchard, Oklahoma

2012…played in six games before suffering a season ending injury…completed 13 passes for 121 yards…had 67 rushing attempts for 213 yards and two touchdowns.

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 6-3 217 Quarterback SR Blountville, Tennessee

2012…played in three games…had 13 pass completions for 140 yards.

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 Curtis Emery 6-0 261 Defensive Line FR Alvin, Texas

Before Dordt… attended Alvin (Texas) High School…had 60 solo tackles and 2.5 quarterback sacks in 2012 while playing nose guard…earned honorable mention honors from the district and won his team’s leadership award.

18 Ross Schreur 6-0 193 Defensive Line FR Hamilton, Michigan

Before Dordt… was an all-conference pick in 2012 after completing 195-319 passes for 2,752 yards with 25 passing touchdowns at Holland Christian (Michigan)…ran for 564 yards on 126 carries and had three touchdowns on the ground…helped Holland Christian qualify for the 2012 state playoffs and was the OK Green Conference championship.

19 Zach Barker 5-8 159 Quarterback FR Katy, Texas

Before Dordt...graduated Mayde Creek (Texas)…threw for 1,574 yards last season with 13 touchdown passes and two rushing scores…was an honorable mention all-district pick and was his team’s offensive mvp.

20 Kevin Giese 6-5 201 Kicker JR Oceanside, California

2012…handled the kickoff duties for the Defenders in all 11 games.

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 6-0 164 Defensive Back JR Carrollton, Texas

2012…played in nine games…had a pass interception and eight solo tackles with an assisted stop.

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 5-8 172 Running Back JR Duncanville, Texas

2012…ran for 368 yards on 60 carries for a 6.1 yards per carry average…scored a touchdown and had 12 kick returns for an average of 16.0 yards per return…caught ten passes for 83 yards.. earned all-GPAC honorable mention honors.

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 6-2 209 Linebacker SO Le Mars, Iowa

2012…played in two games.

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 Nick Payton 5-10 195 Linebacker FR Waterloo, Iowa

Before Dordt… earned all-MVC and all-Metro honorable mention honors in 2012 while totaling 62 tackles with two quarterback sacks and two fumble recoveries at Waterloo West High School (Iowa)… helped Waterloo West to a 2012 state playoff appearance.

25 Jake Atkinson 5-10 177 Safety FR Colorado Springs, Colorado

Before Dordt…graduate of Vista Ridge High School (Colorado)…earned all-conference three times at safety and twice at wide receiver…helped Vista Ridge to a state semifinal finish and a conference championship during his senior season.

26 Gerrit Wybenga 6-1 169 Defensive Back FR Burley, Idaho

Before Dordt… earned all-conference honors from the Canyon Conference in 2012 while playing running back and linebacker for Oakley High School (Idaho).

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

2012…had ten catches for 160 yards with one touchdown in ten games played.

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 5-11 186 Running Back Orange City, Iowa

2012…played in six games…had two solo tackles and one assisted stop.

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 in 2011.

30 Michael Dayton 5-10 151 Linebacker FR Senoia, Georgia

Before Dordt…attended East Coweta High School (Georgia)… played linebacker and fullback and helped his tea to a the playoffs twice…won his team’s special teams player of the year honor.

31 Phillip Gutierrez 5-11 150 Cornerback FR Alvin, Texas

Before Dordt… went to Alva High School (Texas) and played wide receiver and cornerback…earned second-team all-district honors in football.

32 Heath Bonestroo 6-3 185 Punter SO Hull, Iowa

2012…punted 41 times for a 37.2 yards per punt average.

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 5-11 195 Linebacker SR Arlington, Texas

2012…played in 11 games…led the team in tackles for loss with 15.5…had 47 solo and 48 assisted tackles… earned all-GPAC honorable mention honors.

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 Darius Williams 5-9 157 Wide Receiver FR Lawrenceville, Georgia

Before Dordt… had 85 carries for 685 yards this season and caught nine passes for 90 yards at Faith Academy (Georgia)…scored 12 touchdowns in 2012 and averaged 9.6 yards per rushing attempt…played defensive back and was in on 18 tackles with a forced fumble and five pass breakups…returned two punts for touchdowns and had 180 yards of punt return yardage…was a second-team all-area pick and was named his team’s offensive mvp.

35 Kyle Melton 5-7 160 Wide Receiver FR Grand Terrace, California

Before Dordt… gained over 1,000 yards rushing and had 160 tackles in 2012 while earning all-Victory League honors at Bloomington Christian (California)…earned all-San Joaquin League honors in 2010.

36 JT Teixeira 6-2 220 Safety JR Manteca, California

Before Dordt…played a variety of positions for Modesto Christian (California)…earned first team all-conference and first team all-league honors and was second in the state in interceptions.

37 Zach Schaver 6-1 162 Defensive Back JR Morrison, Illinois

2012…played in nine games….had seven solo and three assisted stops.

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 5-6 135 Running Back JR Omaha, Nebraska

2012…played in two games.

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 Cody Perkins 6-1 182 Defensive Back FR Loveland, Colorado

Before Dordt… averaged 16.1 yards per catch during his senior season, earning his third varsity letter in the process for Mountain View High School (Colorado)…was an academic all-state pick in 2011 and 2012 and helped Mountain View to the state playoffs in 2011.

40 Seth Vande Voort 6-2 228 Linebacker SR Urbandale, Iowa

2012…led the Defenders in tackles with 63 solo tackles and 61 assisted stops…totaled two sacks and eight tackles for loss…played all 11 games at linebacker for the Defenders… earned all-GPAC honorable mention honors.

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 Sean Quinlan 6-0 186 Defensive End FR San Antonio, Texas

Before Dordt… was a first-team all-district selection in 2012 at defensive end for San Antonio Christian (Texas) and also earned the 2012 Lion Award for spiritual leadership...was an honorable mention pick in 2011 at both defensive end and offensive guard.

42 Antonio Perea 5-9 169 Linebacker FR Sacramento, California

Before Dordt… was in on 46 solo tackles last season along with 79 assisted stops, five forced fumbles, one interception and three pass break ups for River City High School (California).

43 Michael Knoblauch 6-0 185 Defensive Back FR Sauk Centre, Minnesota

Before Dordt…earned all-conference honors from the West Central North Conference and was an all-area first team pick…averaged 11.7 tackles per game.

44 Vanoy Harris 6-0 220 Linebacker SO Arlington, Texas

2012…played in 11 games…was in on 53 solo tackles and 35 assisted stops…had a fumble recovery… earned all-GPAC honorable mention honors.

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.

45 Dominique Alarcon 5-10 167 Cornerback FR Plano, Texas

Before Dordt… played defensive back at Plano East Senior High School (Texas)…was in on 40 tackles as a senior and broke up three passes…earned all-conference honorable mention honors.

46 Carlos Fernandez 6-2 178 Defensive Back FR Alvin, Texas

Before Dordt... graduated Alvin (Texas) High School where he played football and ran track… had 38 total tackles and 24 solo stops in 2012…earned all-district honors for the 4 x 400 relay team.

47 James Vander Schaaf 6-3 183 Linebacker FR Escalon, California

Before Dordt...attended Ripon Christian High School (California)…earned all-conference honors from the Southern Athletic League in 2011 and was named to the District 4-AI Lions Football Classic All-Star Team.

48 Jonathan Gardner 6-4 220 Defensive Line SR Carrollton, Texas

2012…led the team with four quarterback sacks…had 17 solo and 29 assisted tackles in 11 games played with pair of fumble recoveries and forced fumbles… earned all-GPAC honorable mention honors.

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.

50 Heath Huitink 6-4 230 Offensive Line SO 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.

51 Matthew Pottroff 6-1 196 Defensive Line FR Glidden, Iowa

Before Dordt… played on the offensive and defensive lines at Glidden Ralston High School (Iowa)…was a member of district championship teams in 2010 and 2011 and a member of state playoff quarterfinal qualifying teams in 2010 and 2012…claimed all-district second-team honors in 2012 and was an academic all-district selection this year.

52 Jesse Perez-Chenge 6-2 274 Offensive Line SO 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.

53 Brayden Friesen 6-0 242 Linebacker FR Alvin, Texas

Before Dordt…attended Garden Valley Collegiate (Manitoba)…had 75 tackles during his career and was a two-time defensive player of the year…helped Garden Valley to a 2012 playoff appearance.

54 Glen Thompson 6-4 200 Defensive Line FR Colorado Springs, Colorado

Before Dordt… earned all-area honors in 2012 and first-team all-conference honors along with academic all-state accolades while at Vista Ridge High School (Colorado)…had 42 tackles, three fumble recoveries and 1.5 sacks last season and helped Vista Ridge advance to the 2012 Class 4A state quarterfinals.

55 Daniel Lucht 6-4 200 Offensive Line FR Bozeman, Montana

Before Dordt… played offensive tackle for Manhattan High School (Montana) and helped them to three conference championships and was a second team all-conference player.

56 Justus Rosario 5-9 243 Linebacker FR Ramona, California

Before Dordt…played at Horizon Christian Academy (California)…played both offensive and defensive line during his high school career.

57 DJ Beckwith 6-1 176 Linebacker FR Pierre, South Dakota

Before Dordt…played at Sunshine Bible Academy where he totaled 121 tackles on defense with two forced fumbles while earning Class B All-State honors at linebacker in 2012…also had nine receptions for 199 yards…had 115 tackles with one sack, a forced fumble and caught 16 passes for 219 yards in 2011…claimed all-conference honors in 2011 and 2012 and was an academic all-state selection in 2012.

58 Conan Egoroff 6-1 191 Linebacker FR Plamondon, Alberta

Before Dordt…attended Ecole Plamondon School (Alberta)…played a variety of positions including linebacker, defensive end, safety, running back and quarterback during his career…was named mvp of the O-D camp at Seattle, Washington and Long Island, New York.

59 Jesse Davis 6-2 285 Offensive Line SR Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Before Dordt… prepped at Kings Christian (California)…played tackle, linebacker and tight end during his career…totaled 22 tackles on defense and had a quarterback sack.

60 Kyle Scholten 6-5 230 Offensive Line SR Inwood, Iowa

2012…transitioned to the offensive line where he earned all-GPAC honorable mention honors.

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 6-2 24 Offensive Line SO 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 Joseph Wallace 6-3 255 Offensive Line FR San Diego, California

Before Dordt...graduated John Burroughs High School (California)…was a part of a conference champion in 2011 and was awarded the Bob Dunivant Coach’s Award for dedication and hard work in 2012.

63 Riley Scharper 6-0 230 Offensive Line SO Forest City, Iowa

2012…played in one game.

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.

65 Nathan Morehead 6-5 260 Offensive Line SR Sioux City, Iowa

2011…freshman member with Defenders

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 Austin Reeder 6-5 266 Offensive Line FR Kingwood, Texas

Before Dordt..graduated Kingwood Park High School (Texas…was a a second team all-district selection in 2011 and 2012 and was voted his team’s captain and most valuable lineman…was selected to play in the 2013 Lone Star Bowl and all-academic all-district honors as a senior.

67 Brock Dominguez 5-7 215 Defensive Line JR Escondido, California

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

68 Shae Heinrichs 6-2 260 Offensive Line SR Spirit Lake, Iowa

2012…played in two games on the offensive line.

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.

71 Brian Bowman 5-11 235 Offensive Line FR Helotes, Texas

Before Dordt… graduated Sandra Day O’Connor High School (Texas)…played center and guard on the offensive line and defensive tackle on defense…helped his team to three straight bi-district titles and earned second team all-academic honors in 2012.

72 Nic Bazer 6-4 275 Defensive Line FR Carter Lake, Iowa

Before Dordt… attended Heartland Christian High School (Iowa)…totaled 68 tackles during his junior and senior season and was on the academic all-district team…played defensive tackle, defensive end, center and guard during his career.

74 Andrew Louwerse 6-1 215 Linebacker FR Orange City, Iowa

Before Dordt…. played both offense and defense for Unity Christian High School (Iowa)…had nine tackles on defense with two for loss and a fumble recovery.

75 Andrew Cameron 6-0 248 Defensive Line SO 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 SR Arvada, Colorado

2012…had ten 10 solo and 13 assisted tackles in 11 games…had 8.5 tackles for loss 1.5 sacks with a fumble recovery…earned all-GPAC honorable mention honors.

2011…appeared in ten games.

2010…played in ten 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.

79 Ben Buma 6-4 297 Offensive Line FR Olympia, Washington

Before Dordt…, attended Capital High School (Washington) where he played on the offensive and defensive line…earned all-conference honors as a senior and was named all-area as well…earned second-team all-league honors as a junior and helped Capital to the state semifinals twice.

80 Jason Miller 6-1 175 Wide Receiver FR Byron Center, Michigan

Before Dordt… graduated South Christian (Michigan) High School…had 80 catches and nine touchdown snags last season…earned all-conference honors while helping South Christian to a Division 4 State Championship.

81 Bryce Van Maanen 6-2 175 Defensive Line FR Rock Valley, Iowa

Before Dordt...played at Western Christian High School (Iowa).

82 Sam Verhulst 6-4 215 Wide Receiver SR Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2012…played in eight games with five catches for a 12.2 yards per catch average.

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 6-2 238 Defensive Line JR Tucson, Arizona

2012…played in nine games…had three solo and six assisted tackles.

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 Trent Buxman 5-11 166 Wide Receiver FR Greeley, Colorado

Before Dordt… averaged 16.5 yards per catch in 2012 with eight touchdowns and had 547 total yards receiving as a senior at Resurrection Christian High School (Colorado)…had 30 solo tackles on defense with 15 assisted stops and was an all-conference pick in 2012.

86 Rocklen Mouw 6-4 217 Wide Receiver JR Meridian, Idaho

2012…played in seven games at wide receiver.

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 Nick Steeley 6-0 198 Defensive Back FR Ripon, California

Before Dordt…prepped at Turlock Christian (California) where he played wide receiver and cornerback…had 705 yards receiving with ten touchdowns and averaged 15 yards a catch… was named first-team all-conference member this fall.

88 Dash De Groot 6-10 213 Wide Receiver JR Hull, Iowa

Before Dordt…played at Western Christian High School (Iowa).

89 David Aldeman 5-9 188 Linebacker FR Iowa City, Iowa

Before Dordt… graduated Mid-Prairie (Iowa) High School…played fullback, linebacker and offensive line during his career…was in on 74 tackles in 2012 and had two quarterback sacks with eight tackles for loss while earning all-district second-team honors at linebacker…had 52 tackles as a junior and was an honorable mention selection in the district that season.

90 Juan Barajas 5-11 260 Defensive Line FR Plano, Texas

Before Dordt…prepped at Plano East Senior High School…was in on 58 tackles and two fumble recoveries over his last two seasons.

91 Dwight Green 6-0 251 Defensive Line SR San Antonio, Texas

2012…played in eight games…had five solo and four assisted tackles with 2.5 tackles for loss.

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.

95 Jason Goslinga 6-0 175 Kicker FR Orange City, Iowa

Before Dordt…graduated Unity Christian (Iowa) High School…was 13-15 on point after attempts in 2013 and averaged just over 32 yards per punt.

98 Jake Van Dam 6-0 222 Defensive Line JR San Marcos, California

2012…played in one game for the Defenders.

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 Josh Schenk 6-3 302 Defensive Line FR Sioux Center, Iowa

Before Dordt…graduated Unity Christian High School (Iowa) …was a three year regular on the offensive and defensive lines for Unity…had three solo and 15 assisted tackles in 2012 and was in on eight solo and 15 assisted tackles as a junior.