2015 Football Roster

2015 Men's Varsity Football

# Name Height Weight Position(s) Year Hometown
1 Xavier Caffee 5-6 165 Running Back SO Lancaster, Texas

2014…ran for 182 yards on 66 carries and played in ten games…had a season high 97 yards on 14 carries against Nebraska Wesleyan on October 18…scored three touchdowns…returned kicks and had 12 returns for 216 yards.

Before Dordt…played for Lancaster High School (Texas) and earned district, bi-district, area and regional titles and was the state runner-up...was also a track and field standout.

2 Kyle Brummel 6-1 210 Wide Receiver SR Rock Valley, Iowa

2014…played in nine games…made six tackles.

Before Dordt…played cornerback for Western Christian (Iowa) and took away seven interceptions and recovered a fumble while helping the Wolfpack to the state playoffs in 2009…had 11 solo and 19 assisted tackles and was named third-team all-state and earned all-district honors.

3 Zach Barker 5-7 165 Defensive Back JR Katy, Texas

2014…played in two games…was 15-25 passing for 149 yards…passed for 104 yards against Dakota State on September 6.

2013…played in eight games for the Defenders and was 22-48 passing for 225 yards…had 148 yards passing against Northwestern on October 26.

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

4 Everett Hill 5-5 160 Running Back SO Duluth, Georgia

Before Dordt… played defensive back and running back at Duluth High School (Georgia)… lettered twice in football and three times in track and field….was a three-time academic honor roll member and earned a scholar-athlete award. 

5 Alex Vasquez 5-11 200 Linebacker SO Carrollton, Texas

2014…played in ten game…made 30 solo tackles and was in on 58 total stops…had a sack against Dakota State and made 13 tackles against Doane on November 1.

Before Dordt… joins the Defenders after a prep career at Creekview High School (Texas)…earned all-district honorable mention honors at linebacker twice and was an academic all-state selection…had 59 tackles for loss and 107 total tackles while playing linebacker…was the team defensive mvp and also was a member of the National Honor Society.  

6 Taylan Seaman 6-1 190 Quarterback SO Big Bear, California

2014…played in ten games at quarterback for Dordt College…ran for 409 yards on 132 carries and had five rushing touchdowns…passed for 663 yards with 39 completions…ran for 153 yards against Trinity Bible on October 11 and passed for 216 yards against Nebraska Wesleyan on October 18.

Before Dordt…was picked league mvp for Big Bear High School (California)  as a senior and was picked as the All-CIF utility player…was an all-league offensive player and helped Big Bear to back-to-back league championships…qualified for the playoff quarterfinals in 2012 and the semifinals in 2013.

7 Andre Williams 5-6 175 Running Back SR San Diego, California

2014…played in five games…had 13 rushes for 41 yards…ran for 31 yards on nine carries against Hastingss on November 8.

Before Dordt…most recently attended Crossmont College…ran for 650 yards in his senior season at Madison High School (California)…scored six touchdowns and won the Coaches’ Hard Work Award.

9 Dalton Helmkamp 6-1 195 Defensive End FR Carroll, Iowa

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

10 Cole McClain 5-10 175 Defensive Back SR Miller, South Dakota

2014…played in 11 games…made a team high 66 solo tackles and had 32 assisted tackles…had one interception and broke up three passes…forced one fumble…had a season high 12 solo tackles against Midland on September 13….claimed all-GPAC Honorable Mention.

2013…started 11 games for the Defenders…made 68 tackles—46 of them solo…had an interception and five breakups…recovered a fumble and had a quarterback sack…had 13 tackles in a game twice—once against Dakota State and again against Concordia…was the Dordt/Pizza Ranch special teams player of the week once and defensive player of the week once.

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 Reggie Washington 5-11 155 Quarterback FR Aberdeen, Maryland

Before Dordt…played for Aberdeen (Maryland) high School…passed for 2,140 yards and 22 touchdowns…ran for five touchdowns and helped Aberdeen to a conference title…earned all-conference and all-county honors and took honorable mention all-state accolades.q

12 Danial White 6-1 205 Quarterback FR Ashland, Oregon

Before Dordt…played football at Ashland High School (Oregon)…ran for 2,032 yards and 38 touchdowns during his career and passed for 4,776 yards and 44 touchdowns…earned Class 5A First-Team All-State honors in 2013…attended Concordia-Montreal during the 2014-15 school year.

13 Malieck Lee 5-7 185 Running Back SO Colorado Springs, Colorado

2014…played in two games for Dordt and had a pair of tackles.

14 Dramel Boykin 5-4 180 Running Back FR Aberdeen, Maryland

Before Dordt…rushed for 2,985 yards and scored 15 touchdowns for Aberdeen (Maryland)…was a part of a 2014 conference title team and was selected to play in the UCBAC All-Star game.

15 Gerrit Wybenga 6-1 190 Linebacker JR Burley, Idaho

2014…played in seven games…recorded eight solo tackles and nine assisted stops…was in on five tackles against Hastings on November 8.

2013…played in five games.

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

16 Cory Patulea 5-8 175 Running Back FR Duncanville, Texas

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

17 Curtis Emery 6-0 285 Defensive Line JR Alvin, Texas

2014…played in 10 games…was in on 17 tackles and had 4.5 tackles for loss with 1.5 sacks…forced one fumble.

2013…played in ten games for the Defenders…totaled 17 tackles and was credited with a quarterback sack…had four tackles against Dakota State on September 7.

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 Dorrian Ogas 5-9 230 Running Back FR Plano, Texas

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

19 Bailey Anderson 5-9 150 Quarterback FR Gilbert, Arizona

Before Dordt…played for Gilbert Christian (Arizona)…passed for 1,485 yards in seven games in 2014…passed for 2,402 yards in 2013 and completed 57 percent of his passes…was a 2013 all-division first-team honoree and earned honorable mention honors in 2014.

20 Tanner Stewart 5-11 190 Defensive Back SO Mesa, Arizona

Before Dordt… totaled 91 tackles with six interceptions during two seasons for Mesa High School (Arizona)…played safety and cornerback and was an honorable mention all-section honoree twice.

21 Tanner Conover 5-7 150 Running Back FR Gilbert, Texas

Before Dordt…played for Gilbert Christian (Arizona)…claimed Division III-VI All-State honors and was first-team all-academic honoree…caught passes for 607 yards and ran for 796 yards and 13 touchdowns…returned 20 kicks during his career for 852 yards and was an all-division pick for kick returning.

22 Justin Banks 5-10 160 Defensive Back FR Prince George's Island, Maryland

Before Dordt…graduate of From the Heart Christian (Maryland)…was a part of two conference title teams. 

23 Justin Carter 6-1 220 Linebacker FR Grand Prairie, Texas

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

24 Bryce Lidtka 5-10 185 Running Back FR Grinnell, Iowa

Before Dordt…ran for 3,139 yards while playing for Grinnell (Iowa)…had 1,221 yards on 172 carries in 2013…scored 54 touchdowns during his career and helped Grinnell to a state semifinal appearance in 2012 and a quarterfinal berth in 2013…two-time all-conference honoree and claimed all-state honors as well…claimed academic all-conference honors twice.

25 Keithen Drury 5-8 180 Running Back FR Blue Hill, Nebraska

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

26 Josiah Kotte 6-1 190 Linebacker FR Kuna, Idaho

Before Dordt…earned first-team all-state honors at defensive back while competing for Kuna (Idaho) High School…had three interceptions as a senior and averaged six tackles per game. 

27 Joey Lovetere 6-1 175 Defensive Back SO San Diego, California

2014…played in three games…had five solo tackles and five assisted stops against Doane on November 1.

Before Dordt…graduated Kennedy High School (California) where played wide receiver and defensive back and helped them to a CIF qualification and first-team all-league honors.

28 Loken Vande Vegte 5-9 195 Running Back SR Orange City, Iowa

2014…played in 10 games…ran for 331 yards and carried the football 84 times…had a career high 107 yards on 22 carries against Doane on November 1.

2013...played in all 11 games for the Defenders…had 19 tackles on defense and special teams…was used as a running back as well and had 121 yards rushing with one touchdown.

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. r

29 Mitchell Sandbulte 6-0 215 Offensive Line FR Sioux Center, Iowa

Before Dordt…played offensive line for Sioux Center (Iowa)…helped the Warriors to a state runner-up finish in 2014 and a state semifinal berth in 2013…claimed all-district honors in 2014 and was an academic all-conference pick.

30 Nick Payton 5-10 215 Linebacker SR Waterloo, Iowa

2014…played in eight games for the Defenders…was in on 19 tackles and recovered one fumble.

2013...played in six games for the Defenders.

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.

31 David Aldeman 5-9 190 Linebacker JR Iowa City, Iowa

2013…appeared in two games.

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. 


32 Heath Bonestroo 6-3 190 Punter SR Hull, Iowa

2014…punted 70 times for a 36.0 average…had ten punts downed inside the 20 yard line…had a season long punt of 58 yards against Nebraska Wesleyan on October 18…totaled six punts over 50 yards.

2013…punted 66 times for a 38.5 average…had ten punts downed inside the 20 yard line…had a season best punt of 65 yards against Hastings on November 9…was named All-GPAC honorable mention at the conclusion of the season…was the Pizza Ranch special teams player of the week twice.

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 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 Matt Albert 6-2 205 Linebacker SR Le Mars, Iowa

2014…played in 11 games…had two interceptions and 11 solo tackles…recorded 15 assisted stops with one sack and broke up another pass…was named an NAIA Scholar-Athlete.

2013…played in seven games…recorded nine tackles and was credited with a pass breakup.

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.

34 Gilbert Jimenez 5-10 160 Kicker FR Carrollton, Texas

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


35 Casey Byker 5-11 175 Defensive Back FR Hudsonville, Michigan

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

36 Arie Hoekstra 6-1 185 Defensive Back SO Sioux Center, Iowa

2014…played in six games…had a pair of tackles against Trinity Bible on October 11.

Before Dordt… played quarterback and defensive back for Unity Christian High School (Iowa)…was limited to five games played during his senior campaign due to injury…passed for 571 yards with eight touchdowns in those five games and ran for a touchdown…had 991 career passing yards with 13 touchdowns and three rushing touchdowns…named Academic All-District in 2013.

37 Antonio Perea 5-9 195 Defensive Back JR Sacramento, California

2013…played in one game for Dordt College.

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).  

38 Kenneth Lewis 5-9 165 Running Back JR San Tan Valley, Arizona

2013…played in five games…ran for 74 yards on 17 carries…had one touchdown with a 4.4 yards per carry average.

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

39 Blake Mellema 6-0 190 Linebacker FR Lynden, Washington

Before Dordt… graduated Lynden Christian (Washington) High School…earned all-county second-team honors twice and earned all-conference honorable mention status…had 80 tackles as a junior with three interceptions, forced two fumbles and had one fumble recovery…totaled 60 tackles with two interceptions and had one forced fumble as a senior….had 165 career tackles and forced four fumbles during his career.

40 Josh Schoorl 6-0 200 Defensive Back FR Vale, Oregon

Before Dordt...graduated Vale High School (Oregon)…passed for 31 touchdowns and ran for another six while quarterbacking Vale to a state title…claimed second-team all-state honors at both quarterback and cornerback after the 2014 season….intercepted 12 passes and claimed first-team all-conference honors on both offense and defense...was a second-team all-conference pick as a sophomore at running back and linebacker before switching to quarterback and cornerback for his junior and senior campaign.

41 Sean Quinlan 5-10 200 Defensive Line JR San Antonio, Texas

2014…played in eight games and had five solo tackles and five assisted stops…had two tackles for loss with 1.5 quarterback sacks.

2013…played in eight games…was in on 30 stops—14 of them solo…had a season high nine tackles against Dakota State on September 7.

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 Brett Gaines 6-0 200 Kicker FR Wood River, Illinois

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

43 James Vander Schaaf 6-2 210 Linebacker JR Escalon, California

2014…played in nine games…had 11 solo tackles and 10 assisted stops…recorded 3.5 tackles for loss…had an interception against Nebraska Wesleyan on October 18.

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.

44 Vanoy Harris 5-10 230 Linebacker SR Arlington, Texas

2014…played in nine games…recorded 47 solo tackles and 48 assisted stops…had 12 tackles for loss and one quarterback sack…had 11 solo and 11 assisted tackles against Briar Cliff on September 27…recorded three tackles for loss against Concordia on October 4….claimed all-GPAC second-team honors.

2013…played in six games…had 48 tackles—27 of them solo stops...had a season high 12 tackles against Nebraska Wesleyan on October 19…was a Pizza Ranch defensive player of the week once and special teams player of the week once.

2012…played in 11 games…was in on 53 solo tackles and 35 assisted stops and 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.

46 Danny Stevens 6-0 210 Linebacker SO Ord, Nebraska

Before Dordt… was an all-Heartland Super Squad and all-state honorable mention pick while at Nebraska Christian High School and claimed all-district honors.      

47 Nic Byl 6-1 220 Linebacker FR Sioux Center, Iowa

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

48 Jeff Paepke 6-0 220 Linebacker FR Brookfield, Wisconsin

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

50 Ethan Kovatch 6-1 250 Offensive Line SR Melissa, Texas

2013…played in four games for the Defenders.

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.  

51 Markeist Scott 6-2 305 Offensive Line FR Dallas, Texas

Before Dordt…played offensive line for Lancaster (Texas)…helped his team to a state final appearance in 2012.o

52 Rickey Nelson 6-0 260 Offensive Line SO Lancaster, Texas

2014…appeared in seven games for the Defenders on the offensive line.

Before Dordt…started 26 games over a two year period for Lancaster High School (Texas) and helped Lancaster to a 2012 record of 14-2 and a berth in the state finals…was a team captain in 2013 and earned second-team all-district honors in 2012. o

53 James Starr 5-11 220 Linebacker JR Mullen, Nebraska

2014…sat out 2014 per GPAC rules after transferring from Hastings College.

54 Glen Thompson 6-4 210 Offensive Line JR Colorado Springs, Colorado

2014…played in seven games and was Dordt’s long snapper.

2013…played in five games and had three tackles.

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 and helped Vista Ridge advance to the 2012 Class 4A state quarterfinals.

55 Daniel Lucht 6-3 235 Offensive Line JR Bozeman, Montana

2014…played in two games.

2013…played in one game.

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 Tim Warntjes 5-10 200 Defensive Line SO Hull, Iowa

Before Dordt…earned all-district and all-academic honors for the 2012 season at Western Christian High School (Iowa)…was in on 45 tackles with a quarterback sack and fumble recovery.  

57 Daniel Brown 6-0 225 Linebacker SO Big Rock, Illinois

2014…had seven tackles and played in seven games…was in on a pair of stops against Nebraska Wesleyan on October 18.

Before Dordt… played at Aurora Christian (Illinois) and helped win a state championship in 2011 and 2012 and earned a state semifinal berth in 2013…totaled 81 tackles in 2013 and had 15 tackles for loss with two interceptions.  

58 Colten Smolders 6-0 295 Defensive Line FR Sioux Center, Iowa

Before Dordt…graduated Sioux Center (Iowa)…earned all-district honors twice while totaling 35 tackles with 12 tackles for loss…had five sacks and one interception while helping the Warriors to a state runner-up finish in 2014 and a state semifinal berth in 2013.d

59 Caleb Brinks 6-1 300 Offensive Line FR Zeeland, Michigan

Before Dordt…was an all-conference and all-area honoree while playing center and defensive tackle for Unity Christian (Michigan)…was a Muskegon All-Star Classic Selection.

60 Robert Adams 6-4 230 Offensive Line FR Little Elm, Texas

Before Dordt…played for Frisco Lone Star (Texas)…was  part of  bi-district and area championship teams..was a two-time player of the week honoree.

61 Dillon Stevens 6-3 245 Offensive Line SO Greenville, Texas

2014…played in nine games on the offensive line for the Defenders.

Before Dordt…played a variety of positions for Greenville High School (Texas) including tackle and center…handled the long snapping chores and was a first-team all-district performer in 2012 and 2013.       

62 Jacob Pottebaum 6-0 240 Offensive Line FR Sioux Center, Iowa

Before Dordt…had 10 solo tackles with five assisted stops while playing for Sioux Center (Iowa)…had a pair of quarterback sacks while helping Sioux Center to a state runner-up finish.

63 Riley Scharper 6-0 260 Offensive Line SR Forest City, Iowa

2014…played nine games at center for the Defenders….claimed all-GPAC Honorable Mention.

2013…played in seven games for Dordt College….was Pizza Ranch offensive player of the week once.

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 Brett Hiskes 6-3 240 Offensive Line FR Bradenton, Florida

Before Dordt…graduated Bradenton Christian (Florida)…earned four letters in football..played on the offensive and defensive lines…punted 17 times for a 36.9 yards per punt average.

65 Chris Fried-Ochoa 5-10 275 Offensive Line SO Idaho Falls, Idaho

Before Dordt… graduated Idaho Falls High School (Idaho)…earned honorable mention all-District 5-6 honors in 2013 and took the High Country Conference All Academic award in 2012 and 2013.oo

66 Bryce Van Maanen 6-1 200 Defensive Line JR Rock Valley, Iowa

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

67 Joseph Kauffman 5-10 210 Offensive Line FR Pleasantville, Iowa

Before Dordt…attended Pleasantville (Iowa)…was an academic all-conference selection in football, wrestling and  baseball.

69 Carson Hildebrand 6-4 240 Offensive Line FR Overland Park, Kansas

Before Dordt…was named Kansas City All-Metro while playing for Blue Valley (Kansas)…claimed honorable mention all-conference honors as a junior…played offensive line for a team that gained over 10,000 rushing yards.

70 Griffin Pelot 6-0 270 Offensive Line SO Escondido, California

2014…played in four games.

Before Dordt…was a three time all-academic selection in two sports and earned second-team all-Avocado East honors at Escondido High School (California)...was nominated for and played in the San Diego All-Star Football Game.          

71 Brian Bowman 5-11 255 Defensive Line JR Helotes, Texas

2014…played in eight games…recorded three solo tackles and eight assisted stops.

2013…played in one game for the Defenders.

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 6-4 285 Defensive Line JR 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 Alex Watson 5-11 260 Defensive Line FR Grand Prairie, Texas

Before Dordt… graduated from Temple Christian School (Texas…played tight end and defensive end during his high school career and had ten catches during his senior season for 96 yards and two touchdowns…accounted for 51 tackles—18 of them for loss and he had five sacks…two-time all-district second-team pick as both a tight end and defensive end and an academic all-state honoree.  

75 Jacob Cook 6-0 290 Offensive Line SO Council Bluffs, Iowa

2014…played in nine games for the Defenders on the offensive line.

Before Dordt… earned first-team all-city honors and second team all-district honors while also claiming second team all-Western Iowa honors for his offensive line play at Council Bluffs Lewis Central (Iowa)…was a three-year starter and helped Lewis Central to back to back playoff appearances in Class 3A...played defensive line and had 28 total tackles and three tackles for loss.  

76 Andrew Cameron 5-9 265 Defensive Line SR Greenwood, Nebraska

2014…played in five games…recorded four solo tackles and assisted on five…was credited with one sack and 1.5 tackles for loss.

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 Devin Eekhoff 6-2 255 Offensive Line FR New Era, Michigan

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

78 Aaron Alegria 5-11 310 Offensive Line SO Baytown, Texas

2014…played in a pair of games.

Before Dordt…earned all-district first-team honors and was an academic all-district honoree at Barbers Hill High School (Texas)…helped his team to a 2012 bi-district championship…was named the Kenneth Skidmore Courage Award winner.

79 Ben Buma 6-4 280 Offensive Line JR Olympia, Washington

2014…played in nine games for the Defenders on the offensive line.

2013…played regularly for the Defenders on the offensive line…was the Pizza Ranch offensive player of the week once.

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 6-1 185 Wide Receiver JR Byron Center, Michigan

2014…made 26 pass catches in 10 games played…scored two touchdowns and had 410 receiving yards…led the team in catches, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns…caught five passes for 171 yards against Nebraska Wesleyan on October 18 and had an 82 yard pass catch….claimed all-GPAC Honorable Mention.

2013…played in six games.

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.  

82 Josh Van Groningen 6-3 200 Wide Receiver SR Ripon, California

2014…played in five games…caught two passes for 15 yards.

Before Dordt…graduated Ripon Christian (California) in 2012 where he was a mult-sport athlete…was originally a part of the Dordt basketball program…caught 18 passes during his senior season for 408 yards and two touchdowns.

84 Aaron Meyer 5-9 150 Wide Receiver SO Hampton, Iowa

Before Dordt… graduated Hampton-Dumont High School (Iowa)… played wide receiver and defensive back in football and earned academic all-district honors and helped Hampton Dumont to a playoff appearance in 2013…plans to run track at Dordt College.

85 Ben Bajema 6-5 240 Defensive Line SO Plano, Texas

2014…played in 11 games mostly at defensive end…had 14 solo tackles and 16 assisted stops and 3.0 quarterback sacks…had 5.5 tackles for loss…recorded a team high six tackles  against Concordia on October 4.

Before Dordt… earned first-team all-district honors multiple times and was chosen to participate in the Tom Hillary DFW All-Star game while prepping at McKinney Christian Academy (Texas)…was a member of a state champion 4 x 200 meter relay team as a junior and also qualified for the state meet in the discus…plans to compete on the Dordt track and field team in the spring…earned Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) 3A Academic All-State Awards in Football, Wrestling and Track.

86 Jake Brouwer 6-4 180 Kicker FR Pella, Iowa

Before Dordt…played for Pella Christian (Iowa)…earned first-team all-district honors in 2013 and second-team honors in 2012 and 2014…was 9-13 on field goals and converted 89 point after attempts.

87 Van Shibley 6-4 230 Kicker JR Los Alamitos, California


88 Julian Newell 5-11 170 Wide Receiver FR Paw Paw, Michigan

Before Dordt…caught 28 passes for 351 yards while playing for Paw Paw (Michigan)…named an all-conference honoree and was a part of a conference title winning team in 2013.

89 Ben Hayes 6-0 205 Wide Receiver FR Idaho Falls, Idaho

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

90 Keith Johnson 6-0 190 Defensive Line FR Carrollton, Texas

Before Dordt…played for Mansfield Summit (Texas)…helped his team to a bi-district championship while playing offensive and defensive line.

91 Donald Bertagnolli 6-3 240 Defensive Line SO Rocky Mountain House, Alberta

Before Dordt…averaged 40 yards per punt and hit 90 percent of his field goals attempted… participated for three Lion’s Bowl winning teams while at West Central High School (Alberta)…also played offensive and defensive line.

92 Tebi Njilefack 6-2 220 Defensive End FR Cypress, Texas

Before Dordt…played for Cy-Fair (Texas)…earned first-team all-academic honors…helped Cy-Fair to  regional, area, bi-district and district titles. 

94 Courtland King 6-1 270 Defensive Line FR Grand Prairie, Texas

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

95 Alexeev Dismuke 6-3 195 Defensive End FR Lancaster, Texas

Before Dordt…graduated Lancaster (Texas)…earned second-team all-district honors…helped Lancaster to a state runner-up finish in 2012.

96 Henry Schreimer 5-10 190 Defensive Line FR Tulare, California

Before Dordt…played linebacker, fullback and offensive and defensive line during his career at Central Valley Christian (California) High School. 

98 Kyler Schmitt 6-0 210 Defensive Line FR Littleton, Colorado


99 Drew Steigenga 6-2 265 Offensive Line FR Chandler, Arizona

Before Dordt…graduated Valley Christian (Arizona)…earned AIA Division 5 Section IV first-team honors.