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2021 Men's Varsity Football

# Name Height Weight Position(s) Year Hometown
1 Ethan Thomas 5-11 197 Quarterback JR Fort Worth, Texas

2020…played in eight games…was 18-36 passing for 195 yards and one touchdown…ran for 195 yards on 29 carries.  

2019…played in five games and had one rush for 21 yards and one pass catch for nine yards. 

Before Dordt…graduated from Southwest Christian High School (Texas)…ran for 1,208 yards on 135 carries and scored 20 touchdowns…caught 22 passes for 258 yards and three touchdowns and completed 65 passes for 1,256 yards and 13 touchdown passes. 

Academic...Exercise Science major

1 Lucas Huttinga 6-5 175 Safety FR Jenison, Michigan

Before Dordt…was a safety and tight end at Unity Christian High School (Michigan) where he had nine career interceptions, two forced fumbles and two touchdowns and was a first-team all-conference selection and a first-team all-region honoree…was a member of two regional and conference title winning teams. 

Academic...Education major

2 Tyler Reynolds 5-10 180 Quarterback SR Yuba City, California

2020…played in one game before missing the rest of the season with injury... …earned NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athlete honors.  

2019…played in 11 games…had 17 completions with three touchdown passes and 341 yards…ran for 283 yards on 71 rushes for six touchdowns… earned NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors. 

2018…played in five games…ran for 72 yards on five carries and scored a touchdown…completed a pass for 16 yards. 

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

Academic...Business major

3 Brody Joens 5-11 182 Safety SO Cedar Rapids, Iowa

2020…played in one game. 

Before Dordt… played for Prairie High School (Iowa) where he was in on 72 tackles with three interceptions and one forced fumble…during his career he played safety, cornerback and wide receiver and helped Prairie to the Iowa High School Athletic Association playoffs. 

Academic...Engineering major

3 Josh Bush 5-6 160 Wide Receiver FR Mariette, Georgia

Before Dordt...played for Sprayberry High School (Georgia) and played running back and wide receiver...in 2020 he ran for 127 yards and caught 35 passes for 605 yards while scoring a total of seven touchdowns...in 2019 he ran for 372 yards and caught 42 passes for 638 yards and scored nine total touchdowns...he’s earned all-region first-team honors and was an honorable mention all-county pick.   

Academic...Finance major

4 Jalen Placide 5-7 165 Safety SR Oakland, California

2020…played in nine games…had 29 solo and 21 assisted stops with a tackle for a loss…credited with breaking up six passes and intercepting three. 

2019…played in 11 games…had 38 solo and 12 assisted tackles…had 1.5 tackles for loss and four interceptions. 

2018…played in 10 games…had 43 solo and 19 assisted tackles…had one interception and three pass breakups. 

2016…had six kick returns for a 14.3 yards per kickoff return. 

Before Dordt…attended De Anza High School (California)…ran for over 1,000 yards and scored three touchdowns…had two interceptions and was in on 42 tackles while playing cornerback.   

Academic...Engineering major

4 Jackson Wiggins 5-11 179 Wide Receiver FR Bloomington, Illinois

Before Dordt…graduated from Normal Community High School (Illinois) where he played wide receiver.

Academic...Exercise Science major

5 Jahari Merritt 6-2 181 Cornerback FR Rome, Georgia

Before Dordt...competed for Model High School (Georgia)...played cornerback for a team that qualified for the second round of the playoffs two years in a row. 

Academic...Construction Management major

5 Levi Jungling 5-11 180 Wide Receiver SR Pella, Iowa

2020…played in 11 games…caught a career high 65 passes with nine touchdowns and 943 total yards…rushed for 133 yards on 17 carries and scored three touchdowns on the ground….averaged 14.5 yards per catch and had four punt returns for 12.5 yards per return...earned GPAC First-Team honors at wide receiver and honorable mention as a kick returner and was a NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athlete. 

2019…played in eight games…caught 38 passes for 658 yards and five touchdowns…scored four touchdowns on 19 rushing attempts for 59 yards… earned NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors…earned all-GPAC first-team honors. 

2018…played in ten games…had 51 catches for 925 yards—an 18.1 yards per catch average…ran for 185 yards on 29 carries…scored a total of 10 touchdowns…claimed first-team all-GPAC honors.  

2017…played in all ten games…had 58 catches for 1,137 yards and 11 touchdowns…averaged 19.6 yards per catch…had 39 rushing attempts for 297 yards and ran for six touchdowns…catch total and yards are both second all-time and touchdown receptions is a new record…was named a first-team all-GPAC honoree. 

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

Academic...Psychology/Sociology major

6 Isaac Miller 5-10 189 Running Back SO Smithville, Missouri

Before Dordt…graduated from Smithville High School (Missouri) where he played running back…rushed for over 4,000 career yards and had 250 receiving yards…ran for 55 touchdowns and caught passes for three more…was a two-time all-state honoree and also claimed all-conference and all-district honors twice…was a part of three conference titles and state playoff semifinal team.  

Academic...Theology major

6 Dyson Kooima 5-10 158 Cornerback SO Rock Valley, Iowa

2020…played in a game for the Defenders. 

Before Dordt… attended Western Christian High School (Iowa) where he had two interceptions with 19 tackles in 2019…earned honorable mention all-district honors after helping Western to a share of the district title and served as the team’s captain. 

Academic...Business major

7 Carson Brown 5-10 170 Wide Receiver JR Wilder, Idaho

2020…played in six games and caught a pass. 

2019…played in three games for Dordt. 

Before Dordt…competed for Homedale High School (Idaho)…had 64 catches for 1,087 yards and 18 touchdowns…earned first-team all-state honors and was a first-team all-conference selection at wide receiver and defensive back…was named his conference’s offensive player of the year…helped his team to a conference championship and a state championship runner-up finish. 

Academic...Computer Science major

7 Zade Niklasen 6-1 195 Safety JR Walnut, Iowa

2020…played in ten games…had 15 solo and 13 assisted stops and also had a kickoff return for 32 yards. 

2019…played in nine games and had three solo and three assisted stops. 

Before Dordt…attended Atlantic High School (Iowa) where he played running back, defensive back, linebacker and wide receiver during his career. He had 63 tackles, 41 rushes for 338 yards and six catches for 128 yards. He claimed second-team all-district honors and was voted team captain. 

Academic...Ag-Business major

8 Chip Kasay 5-11 170 Cornerback FR Charlotte, North Caroline

Before Dordt…played cornerback, safety, linebacker, running back and wide receiver at Charlotte Christian High School (North Carolina)…earned all-state and all-conference honors during his career and was a part of four state and conference champions. 

Academic...Criminal Justice major

8 Jaikob Salacup 5-11 180 Quarterback SO Los Banos, California

Before Dordt… attended Pacheco High School (California) where he was a part of three WAC Championships and played quarterback. 

Academic...Engineering major

9 Gabe Ramirez 5-8 205 Running Back FR Elizabethtown, Kentucky

Major: Engineering

9 Grant Hixson 5-10 175 Cornerback SO Indianola, Iowa

2020…played in ten games with eight solo tackles and three assisted stops. 

Before Dordt…played cornerback and wide receiver at Indianola High School (Iowa)…had 33 tackles with a pair of interceptions and fumble recoveries and a sack…was twice named first-team all-district and served as team captain while earning most improved honors. 

Academic...Exercise Science major

10 Hunter Coyle 6-0 210 Linebacker SO Van Meter, Iowa

2020…played in six games. 

Before Dordt… played for Van Meter High School (Iowa)…had 20.5 tackles as a senior with two tackles for loss and an interception…totaled 32.5 tackles as a junior with 2.5 tackles for loss with a sack and a forced fumble…earned all-district honorable mention during his career along with academic all-district honors and was a four-year letter winner…was a part of a 2019 state runner-up team and a 2017 state champion squad. 

Academic...Computer Science major

10 Konner Knauf 5-10 170 Wide Receiver FR Edgerton, Wisconsin

Before Dordt…played for Edgerton High School (Wisconsin)…was a first-team all-conference and all-region selection for Edgerton and played in the WFCA All-Star game the summer after his senior season…caught 36 passes for 491 yards for Stoughton High School (Wisconsin) and scored three touchdowns during his junior season…claimed first-team all-conference honors as a junior along with honorable mention all-area.  

Academic...HHP: Exercise Science major

11 Meno Jones 5-8 165 Cornerback SR San Diego, California

2020…played in 11 games…had 14 solo and nine assisted tackles…picked off two passes and had 1.5 tackles for loss. 

2019…played in six games with five solo and two assisted tackles. 

2018…played in ten games…had six solo and two assisted tackles…credited with a pass broken up. 

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

Academic...Business major

11 Blade Koons 5-11 175 Kicker, Punter SO Van Meter, Iowa

2020…played in 10 games…punted 14 times with a 41 yards per punt average. 

Before Dordt… graduated from Van Meter High School (Iowa)…played wide receiver, punter, linebacker and safety during his career…caught 14 passes for 336 yards and four touchdowns and punted 27 times for 38.7 yards per punt with a 2019 Iowa high school best 80 yard punt…was a third-team all-state punter selection and was a 1A first-team All-Iowa pick by the Des Moines Register…helped Van Meter to its seventh straight district title and a state runner-up finish in 2019 and a state title in 2017.  

Academic...Engineering major

12 Aidan Platon 6-1 170 Quarterback FR Orlanda, Florida

Before Dordt…played quarterback and wide receiver for Lake Nona High School (Florida)…named offensive back of the year and claimed the attitude and commitment award….2019 team mvp, second-team all-district and all-conference honorable mention.   

Academic...Nursing major

12 Abraham Stoesz 6-0 180 Safety SO Mountain Lake, Minnesota

2020…played in 11 games…had 30 solo and 12 assisted tackles…credited with three quarterback sacks and 55 tackles for loss. 

Before Dordt… played for Mountain Lake Christian School (Minnesota)…was a Minnesota Mr. Football Finalist and earned all-district honors three times and was a two-time all-state selection…rushed for 4,400 yards and 65 touchdowns and passed for 3,600 yards and 37 touchdowns during his career while also taking away 19 interceptions on defense…part of three section champions and was a three-time state football participant. 

Academic...Engineering major

13 Drew Daum 5-11 215 Linebacker SO McCook, Nebraska

2020…played in 10 games and had 25 solo tackles with 22 assisted stops…forced a fumble and had a fumble recovery. 

Before Dordt… graduated from McCook High School (Nebraska)…played linebacker and offensive line for McCook with 58 solo tackles along with 34 assisted tackles with 11 tackles for loss and three quarterback sacks…during his junior season Daum accounted for 19 solo and eight assisted tackles with two for loss…was a GNAC all-academic honoree in both 2018 and 2019 and was a first-team all-district and all-conference pick in 2019…was an academic all-state selection in 2018 and 2019 and earned honorable mention all-state honors in 2019.  

Academic: Engineering

13 Kobe Turner 5-8 159 Cornerback FR Kechi, Kansas

Before Dordt…graduated from Wichita Collegiate School (Kansas) where he had 37 tackles, four interceptions and two fumble recoveries…was twice named all-league honorable mention. 

Academic...HHP: Exercise Science major

14 Evan Jordahl 5-9 170 Wide Receiver FR Milton, Wisconsin

Before Dordt…competed for Milton High School (Wisconsin) where he helped his team to a 2019 conference title…played quarterback and wide receiver during his career…passed for 1,156 yards and 23 touchdowns and rushed for 635 yards and five touchdowns. 

Academic...Engineering major

14 Daniel Jungling 6-0 190 Safety SO Pella, Iowa

2020…played in five games…had three solo and three assisted tackles. 

Before Dordt… graduated from Pella Christian High School (Iowa)…was selected the Class 1A District 7 Offensive Player of the Year in 2019 and earned third-team all-state honors from the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association…passed for 1,282 yards while completing 56 percent of his passes and ran for 954 yards on 131 carries during his senior season…scored 16 touchdowns on the ground and passed for 11…had three interceptions and 26 solo tackles on defense.  

Academic....undeclared major

15 Nathan Kabongo 6-0 190 Cornerback SR Plano, Texas

2020…played in 11 games…picked off four passes and had 30 solo and 25 assisted tackles…was a GPAC Second-Team selection at cornerback and honorable mention as a punt returner.  

2019…played in 11 games…had two interceptions with seven passes broken up…had 33 solo and four assisted tackles…named all-GPAC second-team at the end of the year. 

2018…played in ten games…recorded 50 solo tackles with nine assisted stops…had a team high six pass interceptions and broke up 13…claimed second-team honors from the GPAC. 

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

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

Academic...Education

15 Jacob Loomis 5-10 175 Quarterback SO Thornton, Colorado

2020…played in three games…completed 9-12 passes for 145 yards against Jamestown and ran for 42 yards in that same game. 

Before Dordt… graduated from Horizon High School (Colorado) and passed for 1,250 yards with 13 touchdown passes and five rushing touchdowns…earned second-team all-conference honors and was a two-time academic all-state selection…also played cornerback and safety on defense and was a defensive MVP for his team. 

Academic...Nursing major

16 Kade McDaniel 5-10 180 Quarterback FR Gill, Colorado

Before Dordt…played quarterback at Platte Valley High School (Colorado)…passed for 1,122 yards and rushed for 923 in 2020 and accounted for 930 passing yards in 2019 with 496 rushing yards…claimed all-conference honors at cornerback in 2018 and was an honorable mention selection in 2019 at quarterback at both the conference and state level. 

Academic... Engineering major

17 Ryan Olivera 5-11 195 Linebacker JR Meridian, California

2020…played in six games…had two solo tackles. 

2019…played in nine games. 

Before Dordt…went to Sutter Union High School (California)…was a two-time all-league performer and second-team all-section…played safety and linebacker during his career and was a part of two section championship teams. 

Academic...Ag Plant Science major

18 Aren Van Hofwegen 6-0 184 Cornerback JR Tolleson, Arizona

2020…played in eight games and broke up two passes…earned NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athlete honors. 

2019…played in one game for the Defenders. 

Before Dordt…graduated from Northwest Christian (Arizona) and had 1.635 yards rushing with 21 touchdowns… claimed first-team all-conference honors at running back and earned all-region honors at both safety and running back and was the region’s offensive player of the year…helped Northwest Christian to a state title. 

Academic....Theology major

19 Fulton Gunderson 5-9 181 Kicker, Punter SO Enumclaw, Washington

2020…played in three games…was 6-7 on point after tries.  

Before Dordt… graduated from Enumclaw High School (Washington)…was 107-116 on point after tries and was 7-10 on field goal attempts in high school…claimed all-league honors in 2018 and 2019 and was named the league special team player of the year in 2018. 

Academic...Engineering major

20 Luke Jackson 5-11 180 Cornerback SO Round Rock, Texas

2020…played in one game and had a tackles.  

Before Dordt… graduated from Austin Brentwood Christian (Texas) where he played defensive back and returned kicks…had two career interceptions and was a first-team all-district pick in both football and baseball and was on four straight playoff qualifying football teams. 

Academic...Criminal Justice major

21 Matthew Bomgaars 5-9 165 Safety FR Sioux Center, Iowa

Before Dordt...competed for Sioux Center High School (Iowa) where he played running back, wide receiver and defensive back...rushed for 1,217 yards with eight touchdowns during his career and caught passes for 401 yards and three scores...totaled 146 tackles during his career with 19 tackles for a loss and six sacks... and was a second-team all-state selection at defensive back and is a three-time first-team all-district honoree and is an academic all-district selection.   

Academic...Undeclared major

22 Anthony Trojahn 5-8 190 Running Back JR Berthoud, Colorado

2020…played in 11 games with 298 yards rushing on 39 carries with four touchdowns…caught two passes. 

2019…played in seven games and had rushing attempts with 65 yards and scored two touchdowns.  

Before Dordt…attended Berthoud High School (Colorado)…had 31 catches for 744 yards during his career and totaled 259 tackles with 12 for loss with six sacks while playing linebacker…was a three-time first-team academic all-state honoree and was a team captain three times and team mvp twice. 

Academic...Engineering major

23 Johnny Dieck 6-3 175 Wide Receiver FR Tinley Park, Illinois

Major: Business

23 Brayton Van Kekerix 5-11 205 Linebacker JR Rock Valley, Iowa

2020…played in 11 games with 33 solo and 26 assisted tackles…credited with a quarterback sack and a pass break up. 

2019…played in 11 games…had 27 solo and 17 assisted stops…recorded a sack and had 8.5 tackles for loss…forced a pair of fumbles and recovered a fumble. 

Before Dordt…graduated from Rock Valley High School (Iowa)…was a first-team all-state linebacker and earned district defensive most valuable player honors…was a part of three district title winning teams with Boyden Hull Rock Valley and helped the Nighthawks to a state runner-up finish in 2018; a state semifinal finish in 2017 and a state title in 2016…had 86 tackles this season with 21 for loss…on offense he ran for 285 yards and caught 22 passes for 443 yards. 

Academic...Pro-Tech major

24 Bryce Christian 5-10 200 Linebacker SO Lago Vista, Texas

2020…played in all 11 games…had 17 solo and 20 assisted tackles with one sack. 

Before Dordt… played linebacker at Vista Ridge High School (Texas)…where he had 120 tackles as a high school senior with 12 tackles for loss and four quarterback sacks…was a unanimous first-team all-district selection as he helped engineer a team turnaround from a 1-8 record as a junior to 8-3 as a senior. 

Academic...Business Administration: Construction Management

25 Dawson Goecke 5-8 170 Linebacker FR Milford, Iowa

Major: Digital Media Production

25 Carter Schiebout 6-0 207 Running Back JR Orange City, Iowa

2020…ran for 673 yards and six touchdowns with a 5.7 yards per rush average…caught five passes for 41 yards…surpassed 1,000 career rushing yards and has over 1,200 to start his junior season…was a GPAC Second-Team pick. 

2019…ran for 535 yards on 96 carries in 10 games…had five touchdown rushes and one touchdown catch and had three catches…ran for over 100 yards twice and had a 5.6 yards per rush average…was named second-team all-GPAC at the conclusion of the season. 

Before Dordt…played for Unity Christian High School (Iowa)…had 1,130 yards rushing in 2018 and was named first-team all-district two straight years…ran for a school record 2,448 yards with 19 rushing touchdowns during his career. 

Academic...Agriculture: Agri Business major

26 Lucas Warner 6-1 242 Defensive End SR Pella, Iowa

2020…played in eight games…caught seven passes for 24 yards per catch. 

2019…played in 11 games and had six pass catches for 60 yards and scored a touchdown. 

2018…played in nine games. 

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

Academic...Elementary Education and Special Education major

27 Eli Boldan 6-2 189 Wide Receiver JR Harlan, Iowa

2020…caught eight passes for 86 yards and two touchdowns.  

2019…played in eight games for the Defenders…had two catches for 96 yards and one touchdown. 

Before Dordt…attended Harlan High School (Iowa)…caught 36 passes for 828 yards and nine touchdowns during his senior season…was a first-team all-district pick and an academic all-district selection in 2018. 

Academic...Exercise Science

27 Colton Burney 5-9 166 Cornerback FR Rogersville, Missouri

Before Dordt...competed for Logan-Rogersville (Missouri)...had 34 tackles, four interceptions with a sack and nine pass break-ups while playing defensive back...also played wide receiver and was named second-team all-conference honors along with honorable mention honors from the Southwest Missouri Football Coaches Association.  

Academic...Theology major

28 Nick Wellen 5-10 201 Running Back SO Brush, Colorado

2020…played in two games and ran six times for 31 yards.  

Before Dordt… was a running back and linebacker at Brush High School (Colorado)…ran for 3,511 career yards on 547 carries with 38 touchdowns and was in on 311 total tackles on defense in 34 games played…gained 1,158 yards on 167 carries as a high school senior and had 114 tackles in nine games…was a CHSAA All-State Second-Team pick in 2019 and earned honorable mention all-state honors in 2017 and 2018…was also accorded Mile High Preps All-State Second-Team honors in 2019 and was the Patriot League’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2018 and claimed Offensive Player of the Year honors in 2019…was a three-time all-conference selection during his high school career. 

Academic...Engineering major

29 Cade Rohwer 6-2 193 Wide Receiver FR Aurelia, Iowa

Before Dordt…did a little over everything while playing quarterback, wide receiver, defensive end, linebacker and safety at Alta-Aurelia (Iowa)…had 607 passing yards as a senior with four touchdowns, 387 rushing yards with 10 touchdowns…had 43.5 tackles with 4.5 sacks and 15 tackles for loss…was named to the all-area team, was first-team all-district and third-team all-state in 2020 while claiming academic all-state honors…was an honorable mention all-district pick in 2019.   

Academic... Biology major

29 Drew Mathison 5-10 185 Safety JR Sergeant Bluff, Iowa

2020…played in nine games…had nine solo and four assisted tackles and a tackle for loss. 

Before Dordt…product of Sergeant Bluff Luton High School (Iowa)…was an honorable mention all-district pick in 2018 and was a three-time letter winner in football, track and wrestling…claimed Academic All-State honors in football, wrestling and track…was a part of three district champion teams, four state playoff qualifiers and two state semifinal teams in football. 

Academic... Undeclared major

30 Tanner Millikan 5-11 215 Linebacker SO Springfield, Nebraska

2020…played in two games…had a solo tackle with five assisted tackles and had a tackle for a loss. 

Before Dordt… played tight end and running back for Platteview High School (Nebraska)…had 119 total tackles as a senior with 56 solo stops, three forced fumbles, two sacks and a blocked punt…on offense Millikan had 33 carries for 173 yards and six catches for 64 yards…claimed 2019 all-state honorable mention honors after earning all-district first-team honors…had 61 tackles as a junior and was an honorable mention all-district pick in 2018. 

Academic...Nursing major

31 Josiah Rosario 5-6 150 Cornerback FR Fallon, Nevada

Before Dordt…competed for Churchill County High School (Nevada) where he played defensive back and running back…had 34 tackles with two forced fumbles and one interception as a junior.  

Academic...HHP Exercise Science major

31 Jonathan Ballenger 5-10 162 Kicker, Punter SO Council Bluffs, Iowa

Major: International Business Administration

32 Jake Cochnauer 5-11 200 Linebacker FR Farmington, Minnesota

Before Dordt...attended Farmington High School (Minnesota) where he had 80 tackles with eight tackles for loss and six interceptions in 2019 and 2020 and he had four sacks...was a second-team all-metro pick and first-team all-district selection while earning defensive mvp honors for Farmington. 

Academic...undeclared major

33 Julius Buchanan 5-10 241 Defensive End SR Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2018…played in seven games and had seven tackles for loss with three sacks. 

2017…played in eight games and had 13 solo tackles with nine assisted stops.  

2016…played in five games. 

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

Academic...Psychology major

34 Michael Sondermann 5-9 208 Running Back JR Nampa, Idaho

2020…played in 11 games and had 539 rushing yards on 110 carries with eight touchdowns. 

2019…played in six games and had 275 yards rushing on 44 carries with a 6.3 yards per attempt average.  

Before Dordt…played for Ridgevue High School (Idaho)…ran for 2.549 yards during his career with 24 rushing touchdowns…was a first-team all-conference pick in 2018 after earning honorable mention accolades as a junior…was selected team most valuable player in 2017 and offensive most valuable player in 2018…played in the 2019 Idaho Shrine Game.  

Academic...Theology major

35 Ashton Treischmann 5-11 189 Safety JR Knoxville, Tennessee

2020…played in eight games with seven solo and 11 assisted tackles…broke up two passes…earned NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athlete honors. 

2019…played in nine games with 17 tackles and five assisted stops…picked off one pass… earned NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors. 

2018…played in five games…had one solo tackle for loss. 

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

Academic...Business major

36 Brett Zachman 5-11 218 Kicker, Punter JR Leesburg, Florida

2020…was 12-13 on field goals with a long of 43…was 47-53 on point after tries…also handled the kickoff chores and averaged 56.3 yards per kick…second in the NAIA in total scoring (kicking) with 83 points…third in the NAIA with total field goals…earned GPAC Second-Team honors.  

2019…was 45-52 on point after attempts including a 10-10 day against Hastings on November 2….was 9-13 on field goals with a long of 44 yards…converted 5-5 field goals against Briar Cliff on November 9…named all-GPAC second-team at the end of the year…was twice named GPAC Special Teams Player of the Week. 

Before Dordt…attended Eustis High School (Florida)…was perfect on 37 point after attempts and was 3-4 on field goals…earned first-team all-district honors. 

Academic...HHP major

37 Glenn Rossi 5-10 188 Linebacker JR Grants Pass, Oregon

Academic: Engineering major

38 Cooper Hidalgo 6-2 225 Defensive End FR Berthoud, Colorado

Before Dordt…graduated from Berthoud High School (Colorado)…he averaged 13 tackles a game last season and caught two touchdown passes and had four quarterback sacks…averaged 10 tackles a game in 2019 and had four touchdown receptions and four quarterback sacks…was a two-time first-team all-conference player and earned league mvp honors as a junior.   

Academic...Business major

39 Daniel Dickerson 5-10 205 Running Back FR Jackson, Missouri

Before Dordt...played for Jackson High School (Missouri)...ran for 1,270 yards with 21 touchdowns as a senior on 137 carries and averaged nine yards per carry...was 38-2 during his three seasons and won a state title in 2020...claimed second-team all-state in 2018 and first-team honors in 2020. 

Academic...History Education major

40 Austin Wilson 5-6 186 Running Back SO Red Oak, Iowa

Before Dordt… Nodaway Valley High School (Iowa) graduate where he played linebacker, running back and was the long snapper during his career…had over 200 career tackles and averaged 5.3 yards per carry and 8.8 yards per catch as a senior…earned first-team all-district honors as a junior and claimed second-team and honorable mention honors in 2017 and 2019.  

Academic...Physical Education

41 Rylan Luther 5-11 200 Linebacker SO Creston, Iowa

2020…played in two games. 

Before Dordt… played linebacker, safety, running back and punter while also returning kicks and punts at Creston High School (Iowa)…is second all-time in tackles at Creston with 161.5 tackles and he rushed for 602 yards on 92 carries…was a first-team, second-team and honorable mention all-district selection and twice earned team defensive mvp honors. He was a part of a state playoff team and an all-district title winning team. 

Academic...HHP: Exercise Science major

42 Jason Topete 5-8 146 Kicker, Punter FR Hawarden, Iowa

Before Dordt…competed for West Sioux High School (Iowa) at kicker and cornerback…was a four-time district kicker of the year, earned second-team all-state honors three times and first-team honors once…was 4-7 on field goal attempts in 2020 and converted 34-36 point after tries and converted a career long field goal of 47 yards…during his four year career he was 255-277 on point after tries and helped West Sioux to two state championships and a berth in the state semifinals. 

Academic...Physical Education/K-12 Education major

43 Tyler Wieringa 6-0 199 Linebacker FR Sioux Center, Iowa

Before Dordt…played multiple positions for Unity Christian High School (Iowa)…had 40 tackles, nine for loss with two sacks, one interception and two fumble recoveries in 2020 when he was named all-district first-team and academic all-state…was also an honorable mention all-district pick and helped Unity to back-to-back winning seasons for the first time in over a decade. 

Academic...HHP/Business major

44 Ian MacDonald 6-1 207 Linebacker FR Edmond, Oklahoma

Before Dordt…was a first-team all-district and all-conference honoree at Edmond Memorial High School (Oklahoma). 

Academic: Undeclared major

45 Matt Van Otterloo 5-11 200 Linebacker SO Rock Valley, Iowa

2020…played in five games with a solo and assisted tackle.  

Before Dordt… graduated from Western Christian High School (Iowa) where he played running back and linebacker for the Wolfpack and ran for 356 yards on 68 carries in 2019 while catching 21 passes for 226 yards and had 41.5 tackles as a senior…had 24 tackles on defense with 10 catches and was a second-team all-district selection and an academic all-district pick in 2019. 

Academic...Animal Science major

46 Logan Fanning 6-0 270 Defensive Tackle SR Kansas City, Missouri

2019…played in seven games with 12 solo tackles and six assisted stops…recorded five tackles for loss with a fumble recovery. 

2018…played in ten games…had 13 solo and nine assisted tackles…had a quarterback sack and three tackles for loss. 

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

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

Academic...Criminal Justice major

47 JC VanderKooi 6-0 186 Safety FR Frankfort, Illinois

Before Dordt…attended Lincoln-Way East High School (Illinois) where he was a part of two state championship teams in the last two years.   

Academic...Business major

48 Cody Boender 5-9 182 Linebacker FR Oskaloosa, Iowa

Before Dordt...played for Pella Christian High School (Iowa) where he totaled 102.5 tackles with 85 solo stops and three interceptions...also played running back for the Eagles and had 841 yards rushing with 12 touchdowns and claimed second-team all-state honors and first-team all-district accolades. 

Academic... HHP: Exercise Science major.

48 Dalton Moore 6-3 240 Offensive Line JR Council Bluffs, Iowa

2020…played in six games. 

2019…played in three games. 

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

Academic...Construction Management major

49 Tim Spiker 5-10 228 Tight End SO Council Bluffs, Iowa

Before Dordt… attended Underwood High School (Iowa) where he played center…proved to be very durable while missing just four offensive snaps over the course of two seasons. 

Academic...Engineering major

50 Easton Prins 5-11 225 Linebacker FR Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Academic: Engineering major

51 Patrick O'Neal 5-11 187 Defensive End FR Sutter, California

Before Dordt…graduated from Sutter Union High School (California)…was a second-team all-BVL selection in 2019-20 and played on a North Section CIF Championship team that year…started 33 games for Sutter on the offensive line. 

Academic...Journalism major

51 Jordan Gall 6-4 226 Defensive End FR Lesterville, South Dakota

Before Dordt…played for Scotland High School (South Dakota) and played defensive end and tight end…totaled 82.5 tackles as a senior with 5.5 sacks and six tackles for loss…earned all-conference honors in both 2019 and 2020 and was a part of a state quarterfinalist team both seasons. 

Academic...Plant Science major

52 Zach Riley 5-11 289 Offensive Line SO Lebanon, Kentucky

2020…played in six games. 

Before Dordt… four-year starter and all-conference selection for Marion County High School (Kentucky). 

Academic...Engineering major

53 JoDan Marshall 5-11 323 Offensive Line FR Eufala, Oklahoma

Major: Engineering

53 Jonathan Carter 5-11 260 Defensive End JR North Richland Hills, Texas

2020…played in six games with five solo and five assisted tackles and had 1.5 tackles for loss.  

2019…played in six games and had five solo and five assisted tackles. 

Before Dordt…competed for Temple Christian (Texas)…ran for 1,347 career yards and had 143 tackles…was a first-team all-district running back and defensive end as a junior and senior…earned honorable mention all-state honors in 2018. 

Academic...HHP: Exercise Science major

54 Rocky Shuman 6-1 189 Defensive End FR Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Before Dordt…graduated from Bartlesville High School (Oklahoma) where he was a linebacker and tight end…totaled 138 tackles with 21 tackles for loss, forced five fumbles and had four fumble recoveries…was an all-district pick and also earned academic all-conference honors in 2019 and 2020.

Academic...Engineering major

54 Westin McCormick 5-8 190 Linebacker FR Edwards, Ilinois

Before Dordt…graduated from Brimfield High School (Illinois)…played quarterback, running back and linebacker…missed 2019 with an injury. 

Academic...Criminal Justice major

55 Abe Hall 6-1 288 Offensive Line FR Machesney Park, Illinois

Before Dordt…played for Boylan Catholic High School (Illinois) where he started every game since his freshman season and was a NIC-10 Scholar-Athlete. 

Academic...Biology major

55 Colton VanderBerg 6-0 227 Defensive End SR Brookfield, Wisconsin

2020…played in 10 games…had 10 solo and seven assisted stops with two sacks. 

2019…missed the season with injury. 

2018…played in nine games…had six solo and six assisted tackles and had one tackle for loss. 

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

Academic...Biology major

56 Anson Jacobsen 5-11 265 Offensive Line FR Junction City, Kansas

Before Dordt…graduated from Junction City High School (Kansas)…earned all-state honorable mention honors and was a member of a league champion team while playing offensive line. 

Academic...Construction Management major

57 Tyler Swanberg 6-1 237 Defensive Tackle SO Round Rock, Texas

2020…played in three games and had a solo tackle. 

Before Dordt… competed for Cedar Ridge High School (Texas) and had 60 tackles with 14 solo stops and 46 assisted tackles…broke up one pass and was a second-team all-district pick and second-team academic all-state…was a part of a 2017 state semifinalist team, a 2018 bi-district champion and a 2019 bi-district qualifier.

Academic...Computer Science major

57 Nathan VanLaningham 6-5 240 Offensive Line FR Arbuckle, California

Before Dordt…played for Pierce High School (California) where he was an offensive lineman…was a part of a SVL Championship team and a SVL Runner-up team during his career…was named a Scholar-Athlete. 

Academic...Ag Business major

58 Adam Mohning 5-11 220 Defensive Tackle SO Sioux Center, Iowa

Before Dordt… graduated from Sioux Center High School (Iowa)…had 27 tackles in 2019 with seven sacks and played defensive end and offensive guard…three-year letter winner and was a two-time all-district pick…was invited to participate in the 2020 Iowa Shrine Bowl. 

Academic...Engineering major

59 Caden Hill 5-11 205 Linebacker SO Bloomfield, Iowa

Before Dordt… attended Davis County High School (Iowa) where he played linebacker, safety, quarterback, running back, kicker and long snapper during his career…totaled 97 tackles, two sacks and six tackles for loss with four interceptions and three fumble recoveries…completed 25 passes for 396 yards and had a rushing touchdown…was 31-45 on point after tries and was a four-year letter winner while earning all-conference honors…was three-times named to the academic all-district team and was a multi-sport athlete and earned letters in wrestling, baseball and track and field. 

Academic...Pro-Tech major

60 Connor Buffon 5-10 285 Offensive Line FR Shawnee, Kansas

Before Dordt...graduated from Shawnee Mission Northwest (Kansas)...was a part of a regional championship team 

Academic...Exercise Science major

62 Patrick Tovar 5-9 261 Offensive Line SR El Paso, Texas

2020…played in seven games. 

2019…played in seven games. 

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

Academic...Business major

63 Brody Ash 6-3 250 Offensive Line FR Milaca, Minnesota

Milaca High School (Minnesota).  He totaled 25 tackles with two sacks and eight tackles for loss in 2020 and was a three-year starter on the offensive line while helping Milaca to 6,076 rushing yards in 27 games.  Ash was an all-section and all-district pick in 2020 and was also named academic all-district and helped Milaca to a Section 5AAA runner-up finish and the team was named a District Academic Champion in 2020. 

Academic...Ag-Business major

64 Earnest Gregory 6-2 285 Offensive Line FR Elko, Nevada

Before Dordt…attended Elko High School (Nevada) where he was an offensive lineman….was a three-time letterman who was an academic all-state selection and he helped Elko to the state playoffs. 

Academic... Engineering

65 Mitchel Van Regenmorter 6-0 275 Offensive Line SR Maurice, Iowa

2020…played in 11 games and was named First-Team All-GPAC. 

2019…played in nine games. 

2018…played in five games. 

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

Academic...Animal Science major

66 Hayden Houtsma 5-11 230 Defensive End SR Visalia, California

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

Academic...Theater Arts major

67 Kevin Brugmann 5-9 260 Offensive Line SO Yuba City, California

2020…played in six games. 

Before Dordt… competed for Sutter Union High School (California)…earned all-league honors and was an All-North Section first-team pick while playing guard and center…was part of four straight league champions and two section champions in 2017 and 2019. 

Academic...Exercise Science major

68 Jackson Shaw 5-11 271 Offensive Line SO Colo, Iowa

Major: Engineering

69 Christian Kelsey 6-2 292 Offensive Line FR Litchfield, Minnesota

Before Dordt…graduated from Litchfield High School (Minnesota) where he earned all-conference honorable mention and was named to the all-academic team…was a part of conference and section champions at Litchfield. 

Academic...Mechanical Engineering major

70 Alex Huisman 6-6 265 Offensive Line SR Pella, Iowa

2020…started on the offensive line for the Defenders…was a First-Team All-GPAC selection and a Second-Team NAIA All-American…also claimed CoSIDA Academic First-Team All-Region and All-American honors and was a NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athlete.  

2019…played in ten games…named GPAC honorable mention at the end of the season…earned NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors. 

2018…played in five games. 

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

Academic...Biology major

70 Cody Laidlaw 6-0 185 Defensive End SO Ontario, California

2020…played in one game.  

Academic...Construction Management major

71 Liam Sorenson 6-1 311 Offensive Line SO Sioux Falls, South Dakota

2020…played in six games. 

Before Dordt… played for O’Gorman High School (South Dakota)…earned a pair of letters at O’Gorman and helped the Knights to a state title in 11AAA in 2019 and a Metro Conference title in 2018…was twice named Academic All-State. 

Academic...Biology major

72 Parker Beck 6-3 296 Offensive Line SO Spirit Lake, Iowa

2020…started on the offensive line for the Defenders as a freshman.  

Before Dordt… played for Spirit Lake High School (Iowa) where he was a first-team all-district selection and also earned academic all-state honors in 2019…was part of two state playoff qualifying teams and earned three football letters during the course of his career.  

Academic...Engineering major

73 Nathan Warner 6-3 281 Offensive Line FR Glencoe, Minnesota

Before Dordt…competed for Glencoe Silverlake Senior High (Minnesota) where he totaled 35 tackles in seven games and had one sack and has earned all-district honors during his career. 

Academic...Computer Science major

74 Collin Laidlaw 6-3 284 Offensive Line SR Ontario, California

2020…played in one game. 

2019…played in three games and had a solo tackle. 

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

Academic...Secondary Education major

75 Cal Yordt 6-2 291 Offensive Line SO Omaha, Nebraska

Before Dordt…attended Burke High School (Nebraska)…was a team captain and was a part of a 2018 state champion team that posted a 13-0 record…was on 2018 and 2019 teams both won district titles. 

Academic...Communications major

75 Dawson Lee 6-1 212 Defensive End FR Nampa, Idaho

Before Dordt…graduated from Cole Valley Christian High School (Idaho) and played offensive and defensive line and linebacker…was selected first-team all-conference as both an offensive and defensive lineman and he has been selected to play in the 2020 East-West Idaho Shrine All-Star game…was an academic all-conference selection three times and was named team mvp in 2020…claimed 2019  second-team all-conference honors. 

Academic... Engineering

76 Jessup Leakey 6-1 270 Defensive Tackle JR Independence, Missouri

2020…played in 11 games with 17 solo tackles and 18 assisted stops…had a sack and six tackles for loss.  

2019…played in all 11 games…had nine solo and nine assisted tackles…had five tackles for loss and got credit for 1.5 sacks. 

Before Dordt… competed for Blue Springs High School (Missouri)…earned Missouri Class 6A All-Conference and All-District honors for his offensive line play…was awarded the 2018 Blue Springs Offensive Hammer of the Year…was a member of two Class 6A state title game participants and was on three district champion teams. 

Academic...Animal Plant Science major

76 Bryce Simnacher 6-1 270 Offensive Line SR Hereford, Texas

2020…played in 10 games on the offensive line. 

2019…played in seven games. 

2018…played in one game. 

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

Academic...Physical Education major

77 Matthew Lawson 6-0 280 Offensive Line SO Kansas City, Missouri

2020…played in five games.  

Before Dordt… played for Liberty High School (Missouri) where he was an offensive and defensive lineman…claimed all-conference second-team honors as a senior and honorable mention honors as a junior. 

Academic...Chemistry

77 Matt Peters 5-11 275 Defensive Tackle FR Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Before Dordt…graduated from O’Gorman High School (South Dakota)…played both offensive and defensive lineman and was an all-conference honoree. 

Academic...Construction Management major

78 Walter Black 6-2 299 Offensive Line SR Guntersville, Alabama

2020…played in all 11 games for the Defenders….earned All-GPAC Honorable Mention.  

2019…played in all 11 games for the Defenders. 

2018…played in nine games. 

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

Academic...Exercise Science major

78 Josh Manwiller 5-11 193 Defensive End FR Homer, Alaska

Before Dordt…competed for Homer High School (Alaska) where he played linebacker and offensive line…was in on 90 solo tackles on defense with five quarterback sacks during his career and was a first -team all-conference pick on both offense and defense…earned all-state honors on defense. 

Academic..Biology major

79 Carter Baldwin 6-5 306 Offensive Line SR Elk River, Minnesota

2020…played in six games for Dordt on the offensive line.  

2019…played in all 11 games for the Defenders…named GPAC honorable mention at the end of the season. 

2018…played in six games. 

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

Academic...Nursing major

80 CJ Hoff 6-0 185 Wide Receiver FR Littleton, Colorado

Before Dordt….competed at wide receiver, defensive back, running back, kick returner and punt returner at Front Range Christian High School (Colorado) and had 58 catches during his senior season for 1,204 yards…was in on 104 total tackles and had eight interceptions and totaled 596 return yards…was a second-team all-state selection and two-time team mvp and team captain and he earned league mvp honors once.     

Academic...HHP: Exercise Science major

81 Josh Warner 6-1 195 Wide Receiver FR Pella, Iowa

Before Dordt…competed for Glencoe Silverlake Senior High (Minnesota) where he totaled 35 tackles in seven games and had one sack and has earned all-district honors during his career. 

Academic...Elementary Education major

82 Kaleb Sharp 6-0 224 Tight End SR Conroe, Texas

2020…played in 11 games…had a catch for 16 yards.  

2019…played in nine games. 

Academic...Marketing major

83 Jayden Huisman 6-6 220 Wide Receiver JR Pella, Iowa

2020…played in 11 games…caught 29 passes with a touchdown and averaged 12.6 yards per reception. 

2019…played in one game. 

Before Dordt…graduated from Pella Christian (Iowa)…had 33 catches in 2018 for 364 yards and a touchdown….claimed first-team all-district honors in 2018 and was part of a team that reached the State Playoff Semifinals…was on a pair of district championship teams in 2016 and 2017…in two seasons at receiver he had 47 catches for over 500 yards. 

Academic...Graphic Design/Business major

84 Carter King 6-0 177 Wide Receiver FR Clyde, Texas

Before Dordt…graduated from Dripping Springs High School (Texas) where he totaled 40 career tackles with three fumble recoveries and had 11 catches for 137 yards and a touchdown…was a three-time academic all-district selection and claimed first-team all-district honors in 2020…helped Dripping Springs to district championships in 2018, 2019 and 2020 and a bi-district championship in 2020.   

Academic....Psychology major

85 Aaron Gaudy 6-1 180 Wide Receiver SO Rancho Cucamonga, California

Before Dordt...attended Ontario Christian (California)where he played wide receiver and linebacker. 

Academic...Business Administration major

86 Tyrell Hulshof 6-3 169 Wide Receiver FR Ireton, Iowa

Before Dordt….played for Unity Christian High School (Iowa)…caught 13 passes for 179 yards with 22.5 tackles in 2020. 

Academic...Business major

86 Evan Letellier 6-1 168 Wide Receiver FR Spring Hill, Kansas

Before Dordt…played quarterback at Spring Hill High School (Kansas)…was 40-76 passing for 401 yards with five touchdowns in four games. 

Academic...Engineering major

87 Hayden Large 6-4 235 Tight End SO Hudsonville, Michigan

2020…played in 11 games…had 24 receptions and had five touchdown grabs…had 228 reception yards with a 9.5 yards per catch average.  

Before Dordt…graduated from Unity Christian (Michigan)…ran for 1,272 yards with 14 touchdowns and averaged eight yards per carry in 2018…had 60 tackles and two interceptions with eight tackles for loss as a junior…played running back, tight end, linebacker and safety during his career and was a first-team all-conference and all-area selection and was an honorable mention all-state pick in 2018 when Unity was state champion…missed the 2019 season with an injury. 

Academic...Criminal Justice major

88 Raphael Carr 5-9 175 Wide Receiver SR Santee, California

2020…played in ten games and caught 12 passes…averaged 11.2 yards per catch with one touchdown grab…earned NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athlete honors. 

2019…played in ten games…had two rushing attempts and three receptions…had 75 yards in receptions. 

Before Dordt…University of Redlands transfer and graduated from West Hills High School (California)…was an all-league pick at both receiver and defensive back and was the Grossmont Valley League Player of the Year…had 75 catches for over 1,200 yards with nine touchdowns.  

Academic...Actuarial Science major

89 Eric Gustafson 6-1 210 Defensive End FR Ethan, South Dakota

Before Dordt…graduated from Ethan High School (South Dakota) where he played tight end and linebacker… caught 11 passes for 262 yards and seven touchdowns in 2020 and totaled 55 tackles with a sack, 10 ten tackles for loss and three interceptions…caught 17 passes for 370 yards during his career and totaled 119 tackles with four interceptions and two sacks with 14 tackles for loss…was a Class 11B All-State selection and Big East All-Conference selection and was part of teams that totaled a 42-6 record the last four years. 

Academic...Plant Science major

90 Thomas Macomber 5-11 220 Defensive Tackle JR Lathrop, Missouri

2020…played in 11 games…had six solo and one assisted tackle. 

2019…played in a game.  

Before Dordt…product of Lathrop High School (Missouri)…joins the Defenders after earning second-team all-district honors in 2018 and first-team all-conference accolades…had 26 solo and 36 assisted tackles in 2018 and totaled four quarterback sacks with five tackles for loss…claimed all-conference and all-district honors in 2017 while playing both offensive line and defensive line…part of a 2018 state runner-up team. 

Academic..HHP major

91 Sam Jackson 5-10 196 Kicker, Punter JR Hawarden, Iowa

2020…played in two games. 

Before Dordt…graduated from Palmer Ridge High School (Colorado)…earned honorable mention all-conference honors and was a part of back to back state title teams and three straight conference championships. 

Academic... Nursing major

92 Garrett Meyer 6-4 229 Defensive End FR Newell, Iowa

Before Dordt…attended Newell Fonda High School (Iowa) where he helped the Mustangs to state playoff berths in 2017, 18 and 20 when they claimed district runner-up each season…claimed Storm Lake Times First-Team All-Area honors along with First-Team honors from the Storm Lake Tribune…four-time academic all-district honoree and he was listed on Iowa Preps Top-25 Defensive Lineman Class of 2021. 

Academic...Agriculture:Animal Science major

93 John Meintjes 6-2 222 Tight End SO Englewood, California

Major: Business

94 Chase Stowe 6-1 236 Defensive End JR Akron, Iowa

2019…played in three games…earned NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athlete honors. 

Before Dordt…product of Akron Westfield High School (Iowa)…caught 58 passes for 678 yards and nine touchdowns…was used as a tight end and defensive end for the Westerners and claimed first-team all-district and all-state honors…was selected to the district all-academic team and was picked as the district lineman of the year. 

Academic...Nursing major

95 Sam Andrews 5-11 270 Defensive Tackle JR Huxley, Iowa

2020…played in 10 games…had two tackles for loss and had 11 total tackles. 

2019…played in nine games for the Defenders…had three solo and two assisted tackles and got credit for 2.5 tackles for loss. 

Before Dordt…graduated from Ballard High School (Iowa)…had over 120 career tackles with four sacks and one interception.  

Academic...HHP major

96 Doug Walls 6-2 265 Defensive Tackle JR Covina, California

2019…played in nine games and had a solo tackle. 

Before Dordt…played for Charter Oak High School (California)…earned second-team all-league honors along with the four-year award, Iron Man Award and Scholastic Player Award…totaled 37 tackles with 15 for loss and five quarterback sacks…was on one CIF Championship team and two league champion squads. 

Academic...Undeclared major

97 Collin Thornton 5-9 240 Defensive Tackle SR Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

2020…played in five games and had a solo tackle. 

2019…played in six games…had two solo and two assisted tackles. 

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

Academic...Business major

98 Noah Stueber 6-0 252 Defensive Tackle JR Lincoln, Nebraska

2020…played in two games. 

Before Dordt…graduated from Lincoln Lutheran High School (Nebraska)…earned all-district and all-conference honors this season while totaling 33 tackles with two tackles for a loss and two fumble recoveries…earned honorable mention all-district and all-conference honors as a junior. 

Academic....Engineering major

99 Zach Sipma 6-3 286 Defensive Tackle SO Lynden, Washington

2020…played in ten games…had a solo and two assisted tackles. 

Before Dordt… graduated from Lynden Christian (Washington) where he earned first-team all-state honors on the defensive line and was the 2019 conference player of the year…accounted for 14 sacks and was chosen the Class 1A Defensive Player of the Year…scored eight touchdowns and was a tight end on offense and was part of a Lynden Christian team that was the state runner-up in 2019. 

Academic...Business major

Clayton Cook 5-11 232 Defensive End JR Atlanta, Kansas

2020…played in one game. 

Before Dordt…graduated from Central Burden High School (Kansas)…was a first-team all-area selection on both offense and defense and was an all-state honorable mention.  

Academic...Engineering major

Noah VanderBerg 5-11 250 Defensive Tackle SO Brookfield, Wisconsin

Before Dordt… played a variety of positions including offensive guard, defensive end, defensive tackle and fullback…played for Lake Country Lutheran (Wisconsin) and helped them to a state title in 2019, a section runner-up finish in 2017 and a state runner-up finish in 2018…earned all-conference honors three times for his play at defensive end and also earned all-state honorable mention at that position…claimed all-conference honors for his offensive line play twice and was an all-region pick at defensive end and offensive guard. 

Academic...Spanish major