Football Roster

2019 Men's Varsity Football

# Name Height Weight Position(s) Year Hometown
1 Marcus Whipper 5-9 165 Cornerback JR Austin, Texas

2018…played in five games…had two solo tackles and one assisted stop with one pass break up.

2017…played in the season opener before sustaining an injury that kept him out of action the rest of the season.

2016…played in nine games…had a team high 23 kickoff returns and averaged 19.8 yards per return with an 84 yard return for a touchdown against Trinity Bible (November 12)…recorded 25 solo tackles with six assisted stops and broke up four passes.

Before Dordt…played for St. Michael’s Catholic Academy (Texas)…earned first-team all-district honors on both offense and defense and was a second-team all-state selection at cornerback.

1 Kaleb Maresh 6-1 185 Quarterback FR Murrieta, California

Before Dordt…played for Linfield Christian High School (California)…passed for 2,400 yards as a high school senior…had 34 passing touchdowns to go with 800 yards rushing and 14 touchdowns on the ground…was a first-team all-league pick and was named second-team all-state by the CIF. 

2 Chase Koopmans 6-3 225 Defensive End FR Hawarden, Iowa

Before Dordt…was a first-team all-state and all-district honoree in helping West Sioux (Iowa) to a pair of state titles in 2017 and 2018…caught 62 passes for 980 yards with 13 touchdowns in 2018…was the leading tackler with 79 solo and 39 assisted tackles with 4.5 sacks and he picked off two passes…caught 61 passes for 374 yards in 2017 with 16 touchdowns….had 49 solo and 42 assisted stops with 15 tackles for loss and was in on 11 sacks…caught 26 passes and scored five touchdowns as a sophomore and had 50 solo tackles with 7.5 sacks in 2016.

2 Tyler Reynolds 5-10 185 Quarterback SO Yuba City, California

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.

3 Davis Ryan 5-11 185 Safety FR Austin, Texas

Before Dordt…went to Akins High School (Texas)…was in on 219 tackles with four interceptions, eight forced fumbles and 15 tackles for loss…was an all-district pick and served as a captain…helped Akins to a Bi-District finalist finish in 2017.

3 Noah Clayberg 5-11 210 Quarterback SO Pella, Iowa

2018…played in two games before a season ending injury…gained 176 yards on the ground on 21 carries with one rushing touchdown…had three catches, all for touchdowns with a 30.3 yards per catch average…returned six kicks for a 27.3 yards per return average.

Before Dordt…transferred to Dordt College after three semesters at the University of Iowa…appeared in 11 games for the Hawkeyes and had five tackles while playing safety and on special teams in 2017…enjoyed a highly decorated career at Pella High School (Iowa) where he quarterbacked the Dutch to a pair of state championship teams in 2014 and 2015…ran for 1,810 yards and 30 touchdowns as a senior while passing for 1,695 yards and 21 touchdowns…2014 he ran for 1,637 yards and 21 touchdowns and passed for 1,250 yards and 14 touchdowns…during those two seasons he totaled 71 tackles with three interceptions…ran for 3,718 career yards and passed for 3,695 and earned four letters for the Dutch…was named first-team all-state quarterback and captain of the Class 3A all-state team in 2015…first-team all-state defensive back in 2014 and second-team all-state at defensive back in 2013…was named the Gatorade Iowa High School Player of the Year in 2015.

4 Jalen Antonio Placide 5-7 175 Cornerback JR Oakland, California

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.   

4 Sean Westergaard 5-11 150 Quarterback FR Sloan, Iowa

Before Dordt… product of Westwood High School (Iowa)…was a two-time all-district first-team honoree and earned first-team all-state honors at defensive back… academic all-state selection and was the district's most valuable player in 2018…guided the Rebels to the first district title and playoff appearance in school history…ran for 2,080 yards during his career with 22 touchdowns.

5 Levi Jungling 5-10 185 Wide Receiver JR Pella, Iowa

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 1,1,37 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 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.

5 Tripp Ryan 6-0 200 Linebacker FR Austin, Texas

Before Dordt…graduated from Akins High School (Texas)…was a three-year starter and totaled 189 tackles with four forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries, two interceptions and 27 tackles for loss...earned all-district honors at defensive back and was on a Bi-District Finalist team in 2017.

6 Travis Courter 5-11 170 Cornerback SO Saint Louis, Michigan

Before Dordt…played at Saint Louis High School (Michigan)…played wide receiver, quarterback, safety and linebacker…averaged 50 tackles a season on defense and averaged 12 yards per catch at receiver with 400 yards receiving…totaled 1,500 yards passing with 16 passes for touchdowns with two rushing scores…returned punts and kicks and averaged 35 yards per punt return and 27 yards per kick return…was a two-time all-conference honorable mention selection and served as his team's captain.

6 Ben Heuvelhorst 6-5 205 Wide Receiver JR Yuba City, California

2018…played in 10 games…caught three passes for a 12.0 yards per catch average.

2017…saw action in all ten games…caught 18 passes for 222 yards and two touchdowns…had a 12.3 yards per catch average.

Before Dordt… played at Sutter Union (California)…caught 32 passes for 666 yards as a senior and scored five touchdowns…was chosen All-Area Wide Receiver of the Year in 2015 and 2016 and was part of section champion teams from 2014-16 and league champions in 2014 and 2016.

7 Zade Niklasen 6-2 185 Safety FR Walnut, Iowa

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.

7 Carson Brown 5-10 160 Wide Receiver FR Wilder, Idaho

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.

8 Colyn Oostenink 6-0 210 Linebacker JR Hull, Iowa

2018…played in nine games…had four solo and one assisted tackle.

Before Dordt… graduated from Western Christian High School (Iowa)…played linebacker and fullback for the Wolfpack as a senior and earned all-district honors along with Academic All-State honors from the Iowa High School Football Coaches Association…totaled 35 solo and 37 assisted tackles with four tackles for loss and three quarterback sacks and he picked off two passes. 

9 Lane Dominey 6-0 175 Cornerback FR Dripping Springs, Texas

Before Dordt…played for Dripping Springs High School (Texas)…had eight interceptions with 20 pass breakups, three forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries while playing cornerback…claimed all-district honors in both 2016 and 2018 and was an academic all-district pick in 2018…was on three-straight district champion teams and made three straight playoff appearances.

9 Max Payne 5-7 170 Running Back FR Lee's Summit, Missouri

Before Dordt…graduated from Lee's Summit West High School (Missouri)…averaged five yards per carry at running back for 619 yards and he scored four touchdowns…earned all-conference honorable mention honors and was  a part of a conference title winning team.

10 Matt Benardis 5-11 195 Safety JR Casper, Wyoming

2018…played three games and had two solo and two assisted tackles.

Before Dordt…attended Natrona County High School (Wyoming)…played a variety of offensive and defensive positions and handled punt and kick returns…averaged 205 yards per game and accumulated 2,262 total yards last season and accounted for 13 touchdowns…earned second-team all-state honors at quarterback along with first-team all-conference honors...was his team’s captain and mvp and holds the school record for completions in a season…was on a state championship team in 2014 and a state semifinalist team in 2015.

10 Andrew Kouns 5-7 215 Running Back JR Roanoke, Virginia

2018…played in one game.

Before Dordt… graduated from Northside High School (Virginia) and claimed all-conference, all-district and academic all-state honors and earned four varsity letters while playing linebacker and running back…was a part of a conference champion, district champion and state playoff quarterfinalist.

11 Drake Millikan 5-7 170 Wide Receiver FR Hawarden, Iowa
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11 Bashier Jones 5-8 150 Cornerback SO San Diego, California

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.           

12 Raymond Terrones 5-8 160 Wide Receiver FR Chula Vista, California

Before Dordt…played for Bonita Vista High School (California)…ran for 603 yards in 2018 and 525 yards in 2017…played running back and wide receiver while also returning kicks during his high school career…was Chula Vista's most valuable player as a junior and won the Baron Award in 2018. 

13 Connor Bosma 6-2 210 Safety JR Kimberly, Idaho

2018…played in ten games…recorded 51 solo and 21 assisted tackles…was in on one sack and broke up a pass.

2017…played in seven games…had nine tackles and two interceptions with a fumble recovery.

Before Dordt… attended Lighthouse Christian (Idaho)…passed for 175 yards and ran for 90 yards per game and accounted for 4.5 touchdowns per game…was a second-team 2016 Sawtooth Conference honoree at linebacker and was a second-team pick at quarterback in 2015…Lighthouse Christian claimed a 1A Division 2 Football State Championship in 2014 and a third-place finish in 2015…played quarterback, tight end, linebacker and safety during his career.

13 Ethan Balderaz 6-0 230 Tight End SO Lovington, New Mexico

Before Dordt…competed for Lovington High School (New Mexico)…played defensive end and right tackle in high school and will also compete in track and field at Dordt College.

14 Ethan Thomas 5-10 190 Wide Receiver FR Fort Worth, Texas

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.

14 Carter Wibben 5-11 165 Cornerback SO Sheldon, Iowa

Before Dordt…played football for Western Christian (Iowa)….had 10 interceptions for the Wolfpack.

15 Nathan Kabongo 6-0 175 Cornerback JR Plano, Texas

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.

16 Christian Brooks 5-9 195 Safety SO Upland, California

Before Dordt…attended Ontario Christian (California)…was a first-team all-league pick for Ontario Christian and also competed in track and field where he won the Coaches' Award. 

17 Ryan Olivera 5-11 185 Defensive End FR Meridian, California

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.

18 Aren Van Hofwegen 6-0 160 Cornerback FR Tolleson, Arizona

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 an Arizona State Title.

19 Jordan Abbott 5-11 175 Wide Receiver FR Arvada, Colorado

Before Dordt…played football for Faith Christian Academy (Colorado)…totaled 43 carries for 387 yards and six touchdowns with 42 receptions for 572 yards and five touchdowns…had two interceptions on defense and was a first-team all-conference pick at wide receiver and was a second-team all-state selection.

20 Levi Schoonhoven 6-0 220 Running Back SR Hospers, Iowa

2018…played in 10 games…ran for 664 yards on 106 carries for a 6.3 yards per carry average…had eight touchdowns…caught four passes for 49 yards and one touchdown…was a GPAC honorable mention selection.

2017…played in nine games…ran for 658 yards on 121 carries and five touchdowns…ran for two touchdowns against Midland and Briar Cliff…had 216 yards rushing against Midland on September 23…has over 1,000 career rushing yards.

2016…played in 10 games…ran for 376 yards and three touchdowns…averaged 4.7 yards per carry.

Before Dordt…played for Unity Christian High School (Iowa)…played fullback and linebacker for the Knights…ran for over 1,300 yards during his career and had had 115 career tackles…was in on a Unity single season record 75.5 tackles in 2014...was twice named all-district first-team at running back in 2014 and 2015.

21 Quinton Murphy 5-8 180 Running Back JR Leighton, Iowa

Before Dordt…transferred from the University of Northern Iowa…helped Pella High School (Iowa) to a state title and totaled 74 tackles with three sacks and ran for 1,195 yards on 112 carries with 22 touchdowns…was an all-state linebacker

22 Sam Warner 5-11 220 Linebacker FR Pella, Iowa

Before Dordt…graduated from Pella High School (Iowa)…was a first-team all-district selection in 2017 and was an honorable mention selection in 2016…totaled 1,117 rushing yards and 412 receiving yards with 70.5 tackles at linebacker…was a part of two district champion winning teams in 2016 and 2017; a 2016 football state championship; a 2017 football state championship runner-up; a 2018 soccer state title and three straight state track and field meets.

23 Brayton Van Kekerix 5-11 190 Linebacker FR Rock Valley, Iowa

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.

24 Reece Schnell 5-10 195 Running Back SO Pella, Iowa

2018…played in nine games…have five solo and three assisted stops.

Before Dordt…graduated from Pella Community High School (Iowa)…had 17 rushing touchdowns, 855 rushing yards and averaged 7.2 yard per carry in 2017…finished his high school career with 27 touchdowns, 1,535 rushing yards, and 152 receiving yards on the offensive side of the ball…accumulated 51 tackles and 25 assisted stops over the span of a four year varsity career…was a part of three district championships; two state championships and a runner-up finish…was a member of the all-district academic team four times.

25 Carter Schiebout 6-1 190 Running Back FR Orange City, Iowa

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.

26 Lucas Warner 6-3 240 Tight End SO Pella, Iowa

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.

27 Eli Boldan 6-2 190 Wide Receiver FR Harlan, Iowa

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.

 

28 Cameron Smolik 5-11 190 Linebacker FR Adel, Iowa

Before Dordt…attended Van Meter High School (Iowa)…had 37 tackles with nine for loss with 1.5 sacks, an interception and a fumble recovery in 2018…earned first and second-team all-district honors during his career and was a three-time academic all-district honoree.

29 Drew Mathison 5-10 160 Safety FR Sergeant Bluff, Iowa

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.

30 Tanner Van Hofwegen 6-1 195 Linebacker SR Tolleson, Arizona

2018…played in two games…recorded a solo and assisted stop.

2016…played in ten games…recorded four solo and two assisted stops…

Before Dordt…attended Northwest Christian High School (Arizona)…was a part of 2015 team that was the Arizona D4 state runner-up.

31 Noah Imperial 5-8 170 Cornerback SO Hanford, California

2017…played in three games.

Before Dordt… attended Hanford West (California) where he was a safety…had three interceptions and 40 tackles last season and scored two touchdowns…was named the Sentinels’ 2016 Male Track Athlete of the Year and claimed the Husky Award in Football. 

32 Brayden Farr 5-11 200 Safety FR San Luis Obispo, California

Before Dordt…attended Mission College Preparatory Catholic High School (California)…earned all-county honors three times and claimed All-CIF honors as a junior…totaled 128 tackles during his senior season with 19 for loss and had six sacks with 604 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns…totaled over 360 tackles during his career and nearly 900 rushing yards…was named Central Sierra 8 Man MVP.

33 Julius Buchanan 5-10 225 Defensive End SR Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2018…saw action in seven games…had ten solo and six assisted tackles…recorded seven tackles for loss and recorded three quarterback sacks.

2017…played in eight games and had 13 solo and nine assisted tackles…had four tackles for loss.

2016…played in five games…had a solo tackle

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.

34 Michael Sonderman 5-10 210 Running Back FR Nampa, Idaho

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. 

35 Ashton Treischmann 6-0 180 Safety SO Knoxville, Tennessee

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.

36 Brett Zachman 5-11 220 Kicker, Punter FR Leesburg, Florida

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.

37 Glenn Rossi 5-10 180 Linebacker FR Grants Pass, Oregon

Before Dordt…graduated from Hidden Valley High School (Oregon)…played fullback and linebacker and totaled 98 tackles on defense with four sacks and seven tackles for loss…was a first-team all-conference pick in 2018 and claimed honorable mention honors in 2017.

38 Charley Young 6-1 210 Running Back JR Colorado Springs, Colorado

2018…played in 10 games…ran for 122 yards on 26 carries and scored a touchdown.

2017…played in eight games with seven rushing attempts for 17 yards.

Before Dordt… graduated from Lewis-Palmer (Colorado)…played running back and was a first-team all-state fullback and earned all-conference honors as well…in 2014 he was a second-team all-conference pick and established a single-game school record with 331 yards on 32 carries…ran for 2,427 career yards with 31 touchdowns…in 2016 he had 1,142 all-purpose yards and he had 2,616 career all-purpose yards.

39 Lincoln Kent-Schneider 6-2 175 Cornerback FR Chaska, Minnesota

Before Dordt… graduated from Chanhassen High School (Minnesota)…played cornerback and safety during his career

40 Chris Rajskup 5-10 200 Linebacker SO Hanford, California

Before Dordt…attended Central Valley Christian (California)…had 81 tackles with 9.5 for loss and recovered two fumbles…was his team's captain.

41 Luke DeSautel 5-10 220 Defensive End SR Sioux Falls, South Dakota

2018…played in ten games…had 11 solo and 15 assisted stops…recorded 2.5 tackles for loss.

2017…played in ten games…had 14 solo and 16 assisted tackles.

Before Dordt…attended Sioux Falls Christian High School (South Dakota)…played linebacker and was on the offensive line for the Chargers as he helped Sioux Falls Christian to a Big East Conference Championship…led the Chargers in tackles and earned All-Dak 12 and All-Big East honors while also taking academic all-state accolades.

42 Elliott Van Kekerix 5-11 195 Linebacker FR Rock Valley, Iowa

Before Dordt…graduated from Rock Valley High School (Iowa)…was a member of the 2018 Class 2A state runner-up team, the 2017 state semifinalist and the 2016 state champion…ran for 852 yards and 12 touchdowns and caught 14 passes for 165 yards and one touchdown…on defense he had 56 tackles with 4.5 sacks and an interception and also returned four kickoffs for 102 yards and three punts for 70 yards…was an all-district selection and also earned second-team all-state honors.

43 Sam Phiriyakulkit 5-11 210 Linebacker SR Nampa, Idaho

2018…played in six games…had four solo and one assisted tackle.

Before Dordt…was a first-team all-conference pick in the WIC while competing for Nampa Christian (Idaho)...totaled 25 solo tackles and 23 assisted stops with five quarterback sacks while helping Nampa Christian to a third-place finish in Class 2A.

44 Josh Mrazek 6-1 230 Linebacker JR Woodlands, Texas

2018…played in 10 games…recorded a team high 13 tackles for loss with 31 solo and 27 assisted stops…had 1.5 quarterback sacks and broke up one pass…was a GPAC honorable mention selection.

2017…saw action in five games…had a solo tackle and two assisted stops.

Before Dordt...graduated from Woodlands College Park (Texas) where he was a 6A second-team all-district pick and was a defensive captain…earned the Hitman Award and was a four-time team Heart and Hustle award winner…had over 100 tackles in 2016 with an interception, two sacks, two fumble recoveries and two blocked field goals.

45 Anthony Trojahn 5-7 185 Running Back FR Berthoud, Colorado

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.

46 Logan Fanning 6-0 255 Defensive Tackle JR Austin, Texas

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.

47 Nate Arvizu 6-0 180 Safety FR Maylene, Alabama

Before Dordt…competed for Evangel Classical Christian School (Alabama)…had 98 tackles, four sacks and four pass break-ups while playing safety…earned first-team all-conference honors and was a NAAPS (National Athletic Association of Private Schools) All-American pick…was on a state title winning team

48 Jake Sniffin 5-8 170 Safety FR Missouri City, Texas

Before Dordt…graduated from Ridge Point High School (Texas)… had 92 career tackles and was named an all-district pick at safety…was part of four district championships and served his team as a captain and was an academic all-district selection. 

50 Jake Beukelman 6-0 260 Defensive Tackle JR Ripon, California

2018…played in nine games...had four solo and three assisted tackles including 1.5 tackles for loss and a quarterback sack.

Before Dordt… graduated from Ripon Christian (California)…played linebacker and offensive line and totaled 152 tackles as a senior and had 131 as a junior and recorded 31 tackles for loss with three quarterback sacks… claimed all-league honors at linebacker in 2015 and 2016 and was three times named a scholar-athlete…was also an all-league selection as an offensive lineman in 2016.

51 David Kacmarynski 6-2 255 Defensive End JR Pella, Iowa

2018…played in ten games…recorded 29 solo tackles and 13 assisted stops…had 12 tackles for loss and led the team in quarterback sacks with five…had an interception and broke up two passes...forced two fumbles and blocked a pair of kicks…was a second-team all-GPAC pick…was voted a CoSIDA Academic All-District first-team member.

2017…played in ten games…recorded 28 solo tackles and had seven assisted stops with three quarterback sacks…recorded 10.5 tackles for loss and forced two fumbles.

Before Dordt… played quarterback and linebacker at Pella Christian (Iowa)…was a rare four-year starter on defense and a three-year starter at quarterback…was a two-time all-state linebacker and quarterback and ranks sixth all-time in Iowa history in passing and rushing yardage…played in the 2017 Iowa Shrine Bowl and helped Pella Christian to a Class 1A District 5 Championship with a 9-0 regular season record in 2016…he passed for 2,106 yards and 35 touchdowns and ran for 722 yards on 89 rushes with nine touchdown runs as a senior…led the Eagles in tackles with 42 solo and 25 assisted stops and he had a sack in 2016…passed for 2,878 yards and 31 touchdowns with 508 rushing yards and eight touchdowns in 2015…was the team leader in tackles in 2015 with 43 solo and 20 assisted stops and he had two sacks…completed 143 passes for 2,123 yards as a sophomore and had 17 touchdowns and ran for 531 yards…defensively he was the catalyst with 83 solo tackles and 38 assists with 19 tackles for loss and four sacks one year after getting 55 solo tackles with 25 assists and 11 tackles for loss as a freshman.

52 Bryce Huitink 6-2 300 Defensive Tackle FR Hospers, Iowa

Before Dordt…competed for Unity Christian High School (Iowa) where he had 45.5 tackles as a senior with 15.5 tackles for loss with 2.5 sacks and three fumble recoveries...was chosen as a first-team all-district honoree and an academic all-district pick as well. 

53 Jonathan Carter 5-11 235 Defensive End FR North Richland Hills, Texas

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.

54 Raymond Evans 5-8 185 Linebacker FR Dallas, Texas

Before Dordt…graduated from Bishop Dunne Catholic School (Texas) and played for a 2018 TAPPS State Championship.

55 Colton Vander Berg 6-1 230 Linebacker SO Brookfield, Wisconsin

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. 

57 Peyton Wiggs 5-9 165 Safety FR Olathe, Kansas

Before Dordt…graduated from Olathe South (Kansas) where he totaled 307 tackles, forced three fumbles and had 10 sacks with 15 tackles for loss…was a three-time all-league honorable mention selection

58 Justin Urquidez 6-1 285 Offensive Line SR El Monte, California

2018…played in nine games…was a GPAC honorable mention selection.

2017…played in three games.

2016…played in five games and caught one pass.

59 Max Kolb 6-3 220 Defensive End FR Pella, Iowa

Before Dordt…played for Pella Christian High School (Iowa)…had eight solo and five assisted tackles his senior season and had four tackles for loss with  a sack.

60 Cole Christians 5-11 235 Offensive Line FR Sheldon, Iowa

Before Dordt…played at Western Christian (Iowa)…was a two-year starter and earned all-Academic honors.

61 Dalton Moore 6-3 260 Offensive Line SO Council Bluffs, Iowa

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.

62 Patrick Tovar 5-10 270 Offensive Line SO El Paso, Texas

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.                       

63 Ethan Entz 6-5 260 Offensive Line FR Newton, Kansas

Before Dordt…earned second-team all-league honors while playing for Newton High School (Kansas).

64 Eber White 6-1 240 Offensive Line SR Waterloo, Iowa

2018…played in four games…was named a NAIA Daktronics-Scholar Athlete.

Before Dordt…attended Valley Lutheran School (Iowa) where he lettered in football three times and basketball four times…was an all-Metro pick in football.

65 Mitchell Van Regenmorter 6-0 270 Offensive Line SO Maurice, Iowa

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.

66 Hayden Houtsma 5-11 225 Defensive Tackle SO 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.

67 William Vander Woude 5-11 275 Offensive Line SR Merced, California

2018…played in six games…was named a NAIA Daktronics Scholar Athlete.

2017…played in two games.

2016…played in one game.

Before Dordt…played for Stone Ridge Christian high School (California)…earned first-team all-league honors in 2013 and 2014 and was a second-team selection in 2015…earned the “Tip of the Spear” award as his team’s best lineman from 2013-15…helped his team to a Section D VII Championship in 2014 and 2015 and a Nor-Cal State Runner-Up finish.

69 Dalton DeRonde Robo 5-11 275 Defensive End FR New Zealand

Before Dordt…attended Christchurch Boys High School (New Zealand) and Kellogg-Delton High School (Michigan).

70 Thomas Macomber 5-11 220 Defensive Tackle FR Lathrop, Missouri

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

70 Alex Huisman 6-3 275 Offensive Line SO Pella, Iowa

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.

71 Grant Van Zee 6-1 240 Offensive Line SO Huxley, Iowa

Before Dordt…attended Ballard High School (Iowa)…was an offensive lineman for the third most productive offense in the state and was a three-time academic all-district pick.

 

72 Andres Garcia 6-0 280 Defensive Tackle FR Port Ludlow, Washington

2018…played in a game and had a quarterback sack.

Before Dordt…graduated from La Salle High School (California)…earned first-team all-league honors.

72 Trey Hulstein 6-3 280 Offensive Line SO Sioux Center, Iowa

Before Dordt…graduated from Unity Christian High School (Iowa)…earned first-team all-district honors and academic all-district honors during his career and played both offensive and defensive line during his high school career.  He was in on 28.5 tackles in 2017 and was part of an offensive line that blocked for a 1,000 yard rusher.

73 Clayton Cook 6-0 220 Defensive End FR Atlanta, Kansas

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. 

73 Holden Hooyer 6-6 275 Offensive Line SR Pella, Iowa

2018…played in six games…was named an NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athlete.

2017…played in six games on the offensive line.

Before Dordt…graduated from Pella Christian (Iowa)…played left tackle on the offensive line for the Eagles and earned first-team all-district honors last season while claiming academic all-district honors for a second time…served as his team’s captain as Pella Christian advanced to the second round of the state playoffs in 2015…earned all-district honorable mention in 2014.

74 Collin Laidlaw 6-3 300 Offensive Line SO Ontario, California

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.

75 Cale Schweitzberger 6-1 240 Defensive Tackle FR Kingsley, Iowa

Before Dordt…graduated from Kingsley Pierson High School (Iowa)…was in on 41 tackles and earned first-team all-district honors.

75 Tyler Vander Molen 6-1 295 Offensive Line FR Pella, Iowa

Before Dordt…was a two-time all-district performer at Pella High School (Iowa)...was a sophomore on the Class 3A state title winner and a junior on the runner-up squad.

76 Bryce Simnacher 6-1 315 Offensive Line SO Hereford, Texas

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.

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

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.

77 Jesse Wolfe 6-0 285 Offensive Line FR Gruver, Iowa

Before Dordt…played for Estherville Lincoln Central High School (Iowa)…earned all-district first-team honors in 2018 and was an honorable mention pick in 2017.

78 Ryan Manqueros 5-10 250 Defensive Tackle FR Menifee, California

Before Dordt…graduated from Linfield Christian High School (California)…was in on 5.9 tackles per game with 2.5 sacks and forced a fumble with a fumble recovery…was a second-team all-league pick and earned scholar-athlete honors twice…was part of a Linfield Christian team that scored 54.7 points per game and put up 70 points in the CIF Finals.

78 Walter Black 6-2 300 Offensive Line SO Guntersville, Alabama

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.    

79 Christopher Birchfield 5-9 225 Defensive Tackle FR Westmoreland, Tennessee

Before Dordt…graduated from Westmoreland High School (Tennessee)…had 33 solo tackles with 22 assisted stops, two sacks and a fumble recovery…was named first-team all-district  and was voted team captain…team advanced to the second round of the Tennessee state playoffs.

79 Carter Baldwin 6-5 305 Offensive Line SO Elk River, Minnesota

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.            

80 Josh de Jong 6-0 175 Wide Receiver JR Nampa, Idaho

2018…played in nine games…returned 14 kickoffs for a 21 yards per return average…caught one pass.

2017…played in eight games…caught four passes for 76 yards and scored a touchdown…returned 17 kickoffs for an 18.8 yards per return average.

Before Dordt… played for  Nampa Christian High School (Idaho…was a wide receiver, linebacker, safety and kicker at Nampa Christian…totaled 1001 yards on 47 receptions in 2016 and had 10 touchdowns…made two interceptions and totaled 53 tackles on defense and averaged 111 all-purpose yards per game…a two-time all-conference first team selection—once on offense and once on defense and was a second-team all-state pick at wide receiver in 2016.

81 Jake Dodge 6-3 215 Wide Receiver SR Milford, Iowa

2018…caught 20 passes for 219 yards with four touchdowns…played in 10 games.

2017…played in ten games…caught 27 passes for 349 yards…had a 12.9 yards per catch average and reeled in four touchdown passes.

2016…played in 10 games…had 16 catches for 241 yards…scored two touchdowns and averaged 15.1 yards per catch…caught a season high four passes against Concordia (November 5) and Doane (October 29)…had a season high 94 yards receiving against Concordia.

Before Dordt…graduated from Okoboji High School (Iowa)…played wide receiver, cornerback, kicker and punter for the Pioneers during his high school career…earned second-team all-state honors as a kicker and was twice named first-team all-district…was his team’s offensive mvp and was the “All In” team award winner twice…caught 36 passes for 444 yards and one touchdown and made 21 solo tackles on defense with an interception…converted on 18-22 point after attempts had a 34.6 yards per punt average on 29 attempts with a long of 74…longest field goal conversion was 43 yards.

82 Kaleb Sharp 6-1 230 Tight End JR The Woodlands, Texas
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83 Jayden Huisman 6-6 205 Wide Receiver FR Pella, Iowa

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.

84 Jayson McCall 6-0 185 Wide Receiver FR Midlothian, Texas

Before Dordt…attended Midlothian High School (Texas) and played wide receiver and safety.  He earned 5A-D2 All-District honorable mention honors and was a 5A Academic All-State selection. 

85 Zane Gunter 5-7 175 Wide Receiver FR Olton, Texas

Before Dordt…graduated from Olton High School (Texas)…totaled 1,264 yards on 175 carries with 14 touchdowns and 7.6 yards per carry…was a second-team all-district pick three times…was a first-team all-district pick in baseball and was a regional qualifying sprinter in track and field.

86 Levi Niesen 5-11 180 Wide Receiver SR Olympia, Illinois

2018…played in seven games…was named a NAIA Daktronics Scholar Athlete.

2017…played in six games.

Before Dordt…played for Olympia (Illinois)…caught passes for more than 500 yards in 2015 and ran for over 300 yards…scored nine touchdowns and earned all-conference honorable mention honors from the Cornbelt Conference…twice earned letters in football and also earned a varsity letter in track and field in 2014…helped Olympia to a Class 4A football playoff appearance.

87 Carter Kooi 6-5 220 Tight End FR Sioux Center, Iowa

Before Dordt…attended Western Christian High School (Iowa)…had 1,000 receiving yards with 77 receptions and 14 touchdown catches…claimed all-district honors twice and was on a 2016 state champion team and a 2017 state playoff qualifying squad…was his team's offensive most valuable player in 2018.

88 Raphael Carr 5-8 175 Wide Receiver SO Santee, California

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. 

89 Trey de Jong 6-4 190 Wide Receiver FR Hartford, Michigan

Before Dordt…attended Kalamazoo Christian (Michigan)…had over 600 receiving yards and 90 tackles…was an honorable mention all-conference selection.

90 Austin Haak 6-1 220 Defensive End SO Rock Valley, Iowa

Before Dordt…attended Western Christian High School (Iowa)…helped Western to an 8-3 record in 2017 and a berth in the Class 1A State Quarterfinals…had 23 solo and 26 assisted tackles with six tackles for loss and three quarterback sacks…in 2016 he had 11 solo and 11 assisted stops as Western claimed a Class 1A Championship.

91 Sam Jackson 6-0 225 Offensive Line FR Orange City, Iowa

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.

93 Kyle Leake 5-8 255 Defensive Tackle SO South Lake Tahoe, California

Before Dordt…attended South Tahoe High School (California)…earned all-league second-team honors.

94 Chase Stowe 6-3 225 Defensive End FR Akron, Iowa

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.

95 Sam Andrews 5-11 255 Defensive End FR Huxley, Iowa

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

96 Doug Walls 6-3 225 Defensive Tackle FR Covina, California

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.

97 Colin Thornton 5-9 240 Defensive Tackle SO San Juan Capistrano, California

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.  

98 Noah Stueber 6-0 220 Defensive Tackle FR Lincoln, Nebraska

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.