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2012 Russell Athletic-NAIA National Championship Game

Mustangs drop overtime heartbreaker in NAIA title game

Joel Nixon

Mike Josifovski kicked a 26-yard field goal to lift fifth-ranked Marian University to a 30-27 overtime victory against No. 3 Morningside in the 2012 Russell Athletic-NAIA Football National Championship held Thursday night in Rome, Ga.

Marian finished with a 12-1 record to win a national championship in only its sixth season of football. Morningside bowed out at 13-1 while making it’s first-ever appearance in a national championship football game.

Josifovski, who sent the game into overtime tied at 27-27 with a 35-yard field goal as time expired, was also the hero in the Knights’ 20-17 upset victory against No. 1 Missouri Valley College in the NAIA Championship Series Semifinals when he kicked a 51-yard field goal as time expired.

Morningside also had some late game heroics when Joel Nixon tossed a seven-yard touchdown pass to Kyle Schuck with 1:04 left in regulation time to bring the Mustangs back from a 24-20 deficit to go up 27-24.

Morningside finished with 384 yards total offense compared to 349 yards for Marian and also had a 34:29 to 25:31 advantage in time of possession. However, the Mustangs lost the turnover battle 3-1 as two interceptions and a lost fumble led to three of the Knights’ scores.

Adam Wiese passed for 233 yards and a touchdown, Tevin Lake rushed for 104 yards and two touchdowns, and Nathan Jones caught five passes for 99 yards and a touchdown to lead the Marian offense.

Fred Jones rushed for a season’s high 118 yards and two touchdowns, Joel Nixon completed 22 of 39 pass attempts for 228 yards and two touchdowns, and Joel McCabe (eight catches for 60 yards) and Kyle Schuck (four catches for 74 yards) each had touchdown receptions for the Mustangs.

Chris Calvillo

Marian rallied from a 20-10 deficit in the fourth quarter and it was a turnover that got the Knights started. The Mustangs appeared on the verge of putting the game away when they drove to the Knights’ four-yard line before Ryan Hartnett intercepted a pass in the end zone.

“We had that drive where we needed to stick it in the end zone,” said Morningside head coach Steve Ryan. “They got life out of that. We had a chance to put it away and just didn’t get it done.”

“We made some great plays at the end of the game and I thought we were going to do it, but it just didn’t happen,” Ryan said. “We had a very special year just in the way the team came together and improved every week.”

The Mustangs’ 13 victories were a school record and the team won its second consecutive Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) championship.

After Hartnett’s fourth quarter interception, the Knights marched 88 yards in 11 plays to close within 20-17 on a four-yard touchdown run by Lake with 7:33 left in the game.

Marian got the ball back on its own 28-yard line with 6:02 left in the game and took the lead on a 61-yard touchdown bomb from Wiese to Jones with 2:46 remaining.

The Mustangs weren’t finished, though, and marched 67 yards in eight plays for a go-ahead score when Nixon flipped a seven-yard touchdown pass to Schuck with 1:04 left in the game. The Mustangs’ season was on the brink earlier in the drive when they faced a fourth-and-15 from their own 44-yard line. Nixon, under heavy pressure, threw the ball up for grabs and Schuck pulled the ball away from a crowd of Marian defenders for a dramatic 35-yard completion that put the ball on the Knights’ 21-yard line. Marian was penalized for pass interference on the next play to set up the Nixon to Schuck touchdown pass.

Kyle Schuck

“I just let the ball go,” Nixon said of his fourth down heave to Schuck. “I’ve always felt that it’s a high percentage pass anytime I throw the ball to Kyle.”

“I just saw the ball leave Joel’s hand and knew I had to come down with it somehow,” Schuck said.

The seven-yard touchdown pass from Nixon to Schuck gave Morningside a 27-24 lead with just 1:04 left in the game, but the Knights had one more rally in them and drove 51 yards in 11 plays to tie send the game into overtime on a 35-yard field goal by Josifovski as time expired.

Morningside failed to score on its overtime possession. Marian ran Lake four times for 16 yards before it sent Josifovski out to kick the game winner on third-and-five from the Mustangs’ nine-yard line.

Morningside started the game by scoring on its first possession of the game when a 10-yard touchdown run by Jones put the Mustangs up 7-0 with 10:25 left in the first quarter.

Marian made the first big defensive play of the game later in the quarter to set up a game tying touchdown. Facing a third and five from his own 39-yard line, Nixon dropped back and was pressured out of the pocket and forced to retreat in a play reminiscent of when the Dallas Cowboy’s Bob Lilly sacked Miami Dolphin quarterback Bob Griese in Super Bowl VI. Marian’s Robert Palmer forced Nixon to fumble the ball and the Knights’ Billy Baker recovered on the Mustangs’ seven-yard line in a play that resulted in a 32-yard loss. Marian scored one play later on a seven-yard touchdown run by Lake to tie the score at 7-7 with 6:19 left in the first quarter.

Morningside answered with a 70-yard touchdown drive to regain the lead at 14-7 with 1:44 left in the first quarter. Thirty of the yards came courtesy of Marian when the Knights were penalized for two separate personal fouls on the same play. The touchdown came on a fourth-and-goal from the six-yard line when Nixon was again forced out of the pocket, scrambled for several seconds, and then found Joel McCabe open in the back of the end zone for his school-record 48th touchdown pass of the season.

Marian capitalized on another Morningside turnover to close within 14-10 on a 36-yard field goal by Josifovski with 3:55 left in the opening half. The score was set up after a Robert Palmer interception gave the Knights the ball on their own 43-yard line.

Morningside’s defense rose to the occasion late in the first half after a short punt set the Knights up on the Mustangs’ 30-yard line. Marian had the ball for just one play when senior linebacker Taylor Johnson intercepted a Wiese pass to give the ball back to the Mustang offense, which used the running of Jones to run off the rest of the first half clock.

Morningside gained some breathing room to start the second half when it took the second half kickoff and marched 78 yards in 13 plays to go up 20-10 on a one-yard touchdown run by Jones with 9:34 left in the third quarter.

Jones topped the 100-yard mark for the first time this season and his 118 yards in the NAIA final enabled him to finish his career as the fourth leading rusher in Morningside history with 1,747 career yards.

Mustang senior linebacker Chris Calvillo bowed out with one of his best performances of the season. He topped the Mustangs with 12 tackles and had two of their three quarterback sacks. Marcus Smith had the other sack. Cole Boger had eight tackles, while Sean Elliott, Jared Goforth, and Aaron Roberg all had six. Taylor Johnson had four tackles to go along with his interception.

Statistics

All-Time NAIA Championship Series Results

2004
First Round

Saint Francis 53, Morningside 3  Stats

2005
First Round

Morningside 58, St. Ambrose 7  Stats
Quarterfinals
Morningside 54, Evangel 21  Stats
Semifinals
Saint Francis 42, Morningside 14  Stats

2006
First Round

Morningside 38, St. Ambrose 31 (2 OT)  Stats
Quarterfinals
Sioux Falls 37, Morningside 7  Stats

2007
First Round

Morningside 45, Jamestown 14  Stats
Quarterfinals
Carroll 27, Morningside 16  Stats

2008
First Round

Morningside 65 Baker 27  Stats
Quarterfinals
Lindenwood 34, Morningside 31  Stats

2009
First Round

Morningside 24, Missouri Valley 6  Stats
Quarterfinals
Sioux Falls 49, Morningside 21  Stats

2010
First Round

Morningside 38, Dickinson State 17  Stats
Quarterfinals
MidAmerica Nazarene 34, Morningside 10  Stats

2011
First Round

St. Francis 21, Morningside 17  Stats

2012
First Round

Morningside 40, Montana Tech 35  Stats
Quarterfinals
Morningside 47, Southern Oregon 44 (OT)  Stats
Semifinals
Morningside 47, Saint Xavier 19  Stats
Russell Athletic-NAIA Football National Championship
Marian 30, Morningside 27 (OT)  Stats

2013
First Round

Morningside 40, Rocky Mountain 21 Stats
Quarterfinals
Morningside 36, Baker 28  Stats
Semifinals
Grand View 35, Morningside 0  Stats

Conference Championships

Great Plains Athletic Conference
2005 (12-1 Overall, 10-0 GPAC)
2011 (9-2 Overall, 8-1 GPAC)
2012 (13-1 Overall, 9-0 GPAC)
2013 (11-2 Overall, 8-1 GPAC)

North Central Conference
1923 (5-2 Overall, 3-1 NCC)
1954 (5-3 Overall, 5-1 NCC)
1956 (6-1-1 Overall, 4-1-1 NCC)

Individual Records

Jake Peterson

Yards Rushing
Game –
327, Brandon Wegher vs. Dakota Wesleyan, 10-18-2014
Div. II – 205, Odyssei Wilridge vs. Quincy, 9-12-1998
Season – 1624, Jake Peterson, 2009
Div. II – 1325, Dave Bigler, 1971
Career – 2877, Dave Bigler, 1969-71
Longest Run – 92 yards, Odyssei Wilridge vs. Quincy, 9-12-1998

Rushing Attempts
Game –
43, Mike McNulty vs. Nebraska Wesleyan, 9-11-2011
Div. II – 38, Dave Dupree vs. Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 1975; Terry Pomerenke vs. South Dakota State, 1981
Season – 266, Mike McNulty, 2010
Div. II – 258, Dave Bigler, 1971
Career – 587, Dave Bigler, 1969-71

 

Tyler Childress

Rushing Touchdowns
Season –
19, Jake Peterson, 2009
Div. II – 10, Mike Junck, 1969
Career – 30, Tyler Childress, 2005-08; Jake Peterson, 2008-09
Div. II – 14, Nate Cole, 1983-85

Yards Rushing Per Attempt
Game (Min. 10 Att.) –
12.9, Jake Peterson vs. Dana, 10-3-2009
Div. II – 10.4, Odyssei Wilridge vs. Minnesota-Crookston, 9-11-1999
Season (Min. 100 Att.) – 7.1, Jake Peterson, 2009
Div. II – 5.1, Dave Bigler, 1971
Career (Min. 300 Att.) – 6.3, Jake Peterson, 2008-09
Div. II – 4.9, Dave Bigler, 1969-71

 

Craig Fobbe

Yards Passing
Game –
501, Craig Fobbe vs. Evangel, 11-26-2005
Div. II – 392, Pat Murphy vs. South Dakota State, 1970
Season 4885, Craig Fobbe, 2005
Div. II – 2457, Jim Gibson, 1984
Career – 11,623, Craig Fobbe, 2002-05
Div. II – 6315, Jim Gibson, 1982-85
Longest Pass Completion – 95 yards, Brian Keating vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 10-9-1993

Pass Completions
Game –
34, Ian Gilworth vs. Carroll, 11-24-2007
Div. II – 30, Don Zeleznak vs. South Dakota, 1968; Brian Keating vs. Mankato State, 1995
Season – 300, Craig Fobbe, 2005
Div. II – 201, Jim Gibson, 1984
Career – 851, Craig Fobbe, 2002-05
Div. II – 546, Jim Gibson, 1982-85

Joel Nixon

Touchdown Passes
Game –
7, Ian Gilworth vs. Hastings, 10-11-08; vs. Baker, 11-22-08
Div. II – 5, Pat Murphy vs. Missouri Western, 1970; Mike Junck vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 1971
Season – 49, Joel Nixon, 2012
Div. II – 20, Jim Gibson, 1985
Career – 89, Craig Fobbe, 2002-05
Div. II – 40, Jim Gibson, 1982-85

Pass Attempts
Game –
59, Don Zeleznak vs. South Dakota, 1968
Season – 487, Craig Fobbe, 2005
Div. II – 354, Jim Gibson, 1984
Career – 1504, Craig Fobbe, 2002-05
Div. II – 1001, Jim Gibson, 1982-85

Completion Percentage
Game (Min. 10 Att) –
95.5 (21-22), Tim Richard vs. Doane, 10-31-2009
Div. II – 74.1 (20-27), J.J. White vs. Mankato State, 10-24-1998
Season (Min. 140 Att.) – 68.8 (223-324), Ryan Kasdorf, 2013
Div. II – 56.8 (201-354), Jim Gibson, 1984
Career (Min. 400 Att.) – 66.4 (504-759), Ian Gilworth, 2007-08
Div. II – 54.5 (546-1001), Jim Gibson, 1982-85

Kyle Ortegren

Pass Receptions
Game –
16, Gary Pettit vs. South Dakota, 1968; Kyle Ortegren vs. Doane, 10-18-2003
Season – 93, Antuan Bloom, 2007
Div. II – 86, Todd Smith, 1988
Career – 219, Kyle Ortegren, 2002-05
Div. II – 201, Mitch Allner, 1996-99

Pass Reception Yards
Game –
287, Trae Johnson vs. St. Ambrose, 11-19-2005; Beau Kildow vs. Dakota Wesleyan, 9-5-2009
Div. II – 220, Ken Hoogensen vs. South Dakota, 1964
Season – 1910, Trae Johnson, 2005
Div. II – 1006, Todd Smith, 1988
Career – 3277, Beau Kildow, 2006-09
Div. II – 2937, Mitch Allner, 1996-99
Longest Pass Reception – 95 yards, Keith Green vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 10-9-1993

Kyle Schuck

Pass Reception Touchdowns
Game –
4, Steve Schroeder vs. Missouri Western, 1970; Dan McClanahan vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 1971; Trae Johnson vs. St. Ambrose, 11-19-2005; Antuan Bloom vs. Dana, 10-20-2007; Kyle Schuck vs. Dordt, 10-27-2012; Kyle Schuck vs. Briar Cliff, 10-26-2013
Season – 21, Trae Johnson, 2005; Kyle Schuck, 2013
Div. II – 11, Mitch Allner, 1998
Career – 47, Kyle Schuck, 2010-13
Div. II – 26, Mitch Allner, 1996-99

Yards Per Pass Reception
Game (Min. 3 Rec.) –
41.3, Trae Johnson vs. Concordia, 10-22-2005
Div. II – 31.0, Mitch Allner vs. Drake, 9-4-1999
Season (Min. 15 Rec.) – 29.1, Stephon Pearson, 1990
Career (Min. 2 Years) – 18.1, Stephon Pearson, 1989-91

Yards Total Offense
Game –
510, Craig Fobbe vs. Evangel, 11-26-2005
Div. II – 451, Mike Junck vs. Kearney State, 1971
Season – 4875, Craig Fobbe, 2005
Div. II – 2286, Jim Gibson, 1984
Career – 11,693, Craig Fobbe, 2002-05
Div. II – 5981, Jim Gibson, 1982-85

Ian Gilworth

Yards Total Offense Per Play
Game (Min. 20 Plays) –
17.3, Tim Richard vs. Dakota Wesleyan, 9-5-2009
Season (Min. 200 Plays) – 9.3, Craig Fobbe, 2005
Career (Min. 500 Plays) – 7.9, Ian Gilworth, 2007-08

Yards Total Offense Per Game
Season –
375.0, Craig Fobbe, 2005
Div. II – 275.2, Mike Junck, 1969
Career (Min. 20 Games) – 282.1, Ian Gilworth, 2007-08
Div. II – 157.4, Jim Gibson, 1982-85

Touchdowns
Game –
6, Jerry Johnson vs. Nebraska Wesleyan, 1917
Season – 23, Jake Peterson, 2009
Div. II – 16, Connie Callahan, 1949
Career – 47, Kyle Schuck, 2010-13
Div. II – 28, Mitch Allner, 1996-99

Points Scored
Game –
43, Jerry Johnson vs. Dakota Western, 1916
Season – 138, Jake Peterson, 2009
Div. II – 111, Jerry Johnson, 1917
Career – 402, C.J. Gradoville, 2007-10
Div. II – 299, Jerry Johnson, 1914-17

C.J. Gradoville

Field Goals
Game –
5, Jorge Diaz vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 1991
Season – 21, C.J. Gradoville, 2010
Div. II – 10, Jorge Diaz, 1990 & 1991
Career – 53, C.J. Gradoville, 2007-10
Div. II – 31, Chris Hogzett, 1992-95
Longest Field Goal – 53 yards, Mark Paulsen vs. Mexico Nuevo Leon, 1980

PATs
Game –
13, Jerry Johnson vs. Dakota Wesleyan, 1916
Season – 76, C.J. Gradoville, 2008
Div. II – 29, Dave Chop, 1985
Career – 237, C.J. Gradoville, 2007-10
Div. II – 79, Dave Chop, 1982-85

Punting Yards
Game –
519, Mike Borrall vs. South Dakota, 10-30-1999
Season – 2964, Terry Nielsen, 1983
Career – 7812, David Fielder, 1994-97
Longest Punt – 81 yards, Mike Borrall vs. North Dakota, 10-9-1999

Punts
Game –
13, Steven Watts vs. Hastings, 9-7-2002
Div. II – 11, Mike Borrall vs. South Dakota, 10-30-1999
Season – 79, Terry Nielsen, 1983; David Fielder, 1996
Career – 223, Steven Watts, 2002-05
Div. II – 210, David Fielder, 1994-97

Punting Average
Game –
51.0, Jordan Sitzmann vs. Concordia, 11-2-2013
Div. II – 49.8, Mike Borrall vs. St. Cloud State, 10-23-1999
Season – 41.7, Mike Borrall, 1999
Career – 41.2, Mike Borrall, 1999-2000

Punt Returns
Game –
7, Cody Jaminet vs. Briar Cliff, 10-2-2004; Jared Goforth vs. Dakota Wesleyan, 10-13-12; Jared Goforth vs. Briar Cliff, 11-10-12
Div. II – 4, Dontae Jones vs. Drake, 9-7-1996; Mitch Allner vs. Quincy, 9-12-1998
Season – 51, Cody Jaminet, 2005
Div. II – 39, Brian Carrot, 1983
Career – 127, Cody Jaminet, 2003-06
Div. II – 47, Mitch Allner, 1996-99

Punt Return Yards
Game –
104, Beau Kildow vs. Missouri Valley, 11-21-2009
Div. II – 94, Grant Brecher vs. Minnesota-Morris, 9-9-2000
Season – 396, Cody Jaminet, 2005
Div. II – 213, Gary Kinard, 1994
Career – 1062, Cody Jaminet, 2003-06
Div. II – 470, Mitch Allner, 1996-99
Longest Punt Return – 84 yards, Beau Kildow vs. Missouri Valley, 11-21-2009
Div. II – 80 yards, Grant Brecher vs. Minnesota-Morris, 9-9-2000

Beau Kildow

Punt Return Average
Game (Min. 2 Returns) –
37.0, Beau Kildow vs. Briar Cliff, 10-13-2007
Div. II – 24.3, Mitch Allner vs. Minnesota-Crookston, 9-11-1999
Season – 12.6, Grant Brecher, 2000
Career (Min. 20 Returns) – 11.9, Beau Kildow, 2006-09
Div. II – 10.0, Mitch Allner, 1996-99

Kickoff Returns
Game –
6, Gary Green vs. Northern Colorado, 9-18-1999; Walter Thomas vs. North Dakota, 10-7-2000; Cody Jaminet vs. Saint Francis, 11-20-2004; Jake Peterson vs. Sioux Falls, 11-28-2009
Season – 26, Colby Henderson, 2012
Div. II – 24, Jerry Steffen, 1982; Erick Turner, 1998
Career – 61, Cody Jaminet, 2003-06
Div. II – 57, Todd Smith, 1985-88

Kickoff Return Yards
Game –
136, Kyle Ortegren vs. Midland Lutheran, 9-25-2004
Div. II – 113, Erick Turner vs. Mankato State, 10-24-1998
Season – 750, Colby Henderson, 2012
Div. II – 495, Keith Green, 1994
Career – 1183, Beau Kildow, 2006-09
Div. II – 1157, Todd Smith, 1985-88
Longest Kickoff Return – 98 yards, Colby Henderson vs. Dordt, 10-27-2012

Colby Henderson

Kickoff Return Average
Game (Min. 2 Ret.) –
49.0, Colby Henderson vs. Valley City State, 8-30-12
Div. II – 44.5, Mitch Allner vs. Mankato State, 10-24-1998
Season – 28.8, Colby Henderson, 2012
Div. II – 27.5, Keith Green, 1994
Career (Min. 20 Returns) – 28.6, Colby Henderson, 2010-12
Div. II – 22.5, Nate Cole, 1983-85

Solo Tackles
Game –
13, Matt Walker vs. North Dakota State, 10-10-1998; Matt Walker vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 11-7-1998
Season – 84, Matt Walker, 1998
Career – 215, Matt Walker, 1996-99

Assisted Tackles
Game –
14, Matt Walker vs. Northern Colorado, 11-1-1997
Season – 87, Anthony Fieldings, 1991
Career – 213, Anthony Fieldings, 1989-92

Total Tackles
Game –
20, Matt Walker vs. Northern Colorado, 11-1-1997
Season – 151, Anthony Fieldings, 1991
Career – 401, Matt Walker, 1996-99

Ryan Oetken

Interceptions
Game –
3, Dwight Sann vs. South Dakota State, 1969; Mark Brosamle vs Augustana, 1971; Bill Mathers vs. South Dakota State, 1971; Brian Drew vs. Dakota Wesleyan, 11-1-2003; Chris Kuehl vs. Nebraska Wesleyan, 9-30-2006; Ryan Oetken vs. Hastings, 10-28-2006; Mike Buckley vs. Northwestern, 11-3-2007; Ryan Oetken vs. Dakota Wesleyan, 9-6-2008; Darius Hicks vs. Concordia, 11-2-2013
Season – 11, Colby Henderson, 2011
Div. II – 10, Dwight Sann, 1969
Career – 22, Ryan Oetken, 2005-08
Div. II – 15, Jay Depner, 1978-81

Interception Return Yards
Game –
153, Chad Hustedt vs. Jamestown, 11-17-2007
Season – 372, Colby Henderson, 2011
Div. II – 124, Jay Depner, 1980
Career – 527, Chad Hustedt, 2004-07
Longest Interception Return – 99 yards, Chad Hustedt vs. Jamestown, 11-17-2007
Div. II – 82 yards, Ernest Maxino vs. North Dakota State, 10-10-1998

Pass Breakups
Game – 7, John Zevenbergen vs. Briar Cliff, 11-5-2005
Season – 17, Ryan Oetken, 2007
Div. II – 13, Earl Chandler, 1984
Career – 40, John Zevenbergen, 2002-05

Quarterback Sacks
Game –
3, E.J. Infanger vs. Nebraska Wesleyan, 9-30-2006; Darrius McMullin vs. Ottawa, 11-22-2014
Season – 17, Dean Jones, 1992
Career – 23, Bob McCabe, 1989-93

Marshall Barney

Tackles For A Loss
Season –
20.5, Marshall Barney, 2011
Div. II – 17, Dean Jones, 1992
Career – 50, Marshall Barney, 2008-11

Tackle For Loss Yards
Season –
78, Marshall Barney, 2011
Div. II – 65, Mike Mollett, 1996 & 1997
Career – 205, Brett Nickolite, 2006-09
Div. II – 134, Mike Bennett, 1999-2003

Team Records

Yards Rushing
Game –
475 vs. Dakota Wesleyan, 10-18-2014
Season – 3407, 2013
Div. II – 2228, 1985

Rushing Attempts
Game –
76 vs. Nebraska Wesleyan, 1976
Season – 652, 2012
Div. II – 506, 1980

Yards Rushing Per Attempt
Game –
9.3 vs. Dana, 10-3-2009
Div. II – 8.6 vs. Quincy, 9-12-1998
Season – 5.5, 2009
Div. II – 4.7, 1985

Yards Rushing Per Game
Season –
262.1, 2013
Div. II – 201.9, 1985

Rushing Touchdowns
Game –
8 vs. Dordt, 10-9-2010
Div. II – 5 vs. Quincy, 9-12-1998
Season – 35, 2009
Div. II – 25, 1985

Yards Passing
Game –
520 vs. Hastings, 10-11-2014
Div. II – 392 vs. South Dakota State, 1970
Season – 4984, 2005
Div. II – 2489, 1984

Yards Passing Per Game
Season –
383.4, 2005
Div. II – 226.3, 1984

Touchdown Passes
Game –
8 vs. Hastings, 10-11-2008; vs. Hastings, 10-11-2014
Div. II – 5 vs. Missouri Western, 1970; vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 1971
Season – 51, 2012
Div. II – 22, 1985

Pass Completions
Game –
34 vs. Carroll, 11-24-2007
Div. II – 30 vs. South Dakota, 1968; vs. Mankato State, 9-23-1995
Season – 313, 2005
Div. II – 204, 1984

Pass Attempts
Game –
59 vs. South Dakota, 1968
Season – 505, 2005
Div. II – 362, 1984

Pass Completion Percentage
Game –
87.5% (28-32) vs. Doane, 10-31-2009
Season – 66.5% (232-349), 2008
Div. II – 56.9 (87-153), 1998

Total Offense Yards
Game –
916 vs. Hastings, 10-11-2014
Div. II – 679 vs. Missouri Western, 1970
Season – 7165, 2013
Div. II – 4348, 1985

Total Offense Yards Per Play
Game –
12.1 vs. Dana, 10-3-2009
Div. II – 9.0 vs. Quincy, 9-12-1998
Season – 7.1, 2005 & 2009
Div. II – 6.0, 1990

Total Offense Yards Per Game
Season –
551.2, 2013
Div. II – 394.6, 1985

Points Scored
Game –
116 vs. Buena Vista, 1909
Season – 618, 2012
Div. II – 352, 1985

Touchdowns
Game –
12 vs. Nebraska Wesleyan, 9-13-2014
Div. II – 9 vs. Minnesota-Morris, 9-9-2000
Season – 89, 2012
Div. II – 49, 1985

PATs
Season –
76, 2008
Div. II – 29, 1985

Field Goals
Season –
21, 2010

Punts
Season –
82, 1996

Punting Yards
Season –
2964, 1983

Punting Average
Season –
41.3, 1999

Punt Returns
Game –
9 vs. Dakota Wesleyan, 10-13-12
Season – 54, 2005
Div. II – 31, 1990

Punt Return Yards
Game –
116 vs. Missouri Valley, 11-21-2009
Div. II – 94 vs. Minnesota-Morris, 9-9-2000
Season – 436, 2005
Div. II – 291, 1990

Punt Return Average
Season –
14.1, 2000

Punt Return Touchdowns
Season –
2, 2000, 2009, 2012, & 2013

Kickoff Returns
Game –
10 vs. North Dakota State, 11-11-2000
Season – 59, 2000

Kickoff Return Yards
Game –
214 vs. Mankato State, 10-24-1998
Season – 1001, 1982

Kickoff Return Average
Season –
26.5, 2012
Div. II – 23.3, 1985

Kickoff Return Touchdowns
Season –
2, 1985 & 2012

Interceptions
Game –
5 vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 1990; vs. Concordia, 9-21-2002; vs. Dakota Wesleyan, 11-1-2003; vs. St. Ambrose, 11-19-2005; vs. Midland Lutheran, 10-27-2007; vs. Northwestern, 11-3-2007; vs. Dakota Wesleyan, 9-6-2008
Season – 31, 2007
Div. II – 26, 1985

Interception Return Yards
Game –
170 vs. Jamestown, 11-17-2007
Div. II – 86 vs. North Dakota State, 10-10-1998
Season – 518, 2011
Div. II – 255, 1985

Interception Return Touchdowns
Season –
5, 2009

Quarterback Sacks
Game –
6 vs. Missouri Valley, 11-21-2009; 6 vs. Midland, 10-4-2014
Div. II – 5 vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 9-25-1999
Season – 34, 2012
Div. II – 32, 1984

Post-Season Records

Individual Records

Brandon Wegher

Yards Rushing – 277, Brandon Wegher vs. Rocky Mountain, 11-23-13

Longest Run From Scrimmage – 75 yards, Brandon Wegher vs. Rocky Mountain, 11-23-13

Rushing Attempts – 36, Mike McNulty vs. Dickinson State,11-20-10

Rushing Touchdowns – 3, Joe Don Hunter vs. Lindenwood, 11-29-08

Yards Passing – 501, Craig Fobbe vs. Evangel, 11-26-05

Longest Pass Completion – 80 yards, Craig Fobbe vs. St. Ambrose, 11-19-05

Pass Completions – 34, Ian Gilworth vs. Carroll, 11-24-07

Pass Attempts – 54, Ian Gilworth vs. Carroll, 11-24-07

Touchdown Passes – 7, Ian Gilworth vs. Baker, 11-22-08

Completion Percentage – 82.1 (23-28), Ian Gilworth vs. Baker, 11-22-08

Yards Total Offense – 510, Craig Fobbe vs. Evangel, 11-26-05

Antuan Bloom

Pass Receptions – 14, Antuan Bloom vs. Carroll, 11-24-07

Pass Reception Yards – 287, Trae Johnson vs. St. Ambrose, 11-19-05

Longest Pass Reception – 80 yards, Trae Johnson vs. St. Ambrose, 11-19-05

Pass Reception Touchdowns – 4, Trae Johnson vs. St. Ambrose, 11-19-05

Touchdowns – 4, Trae Johnson vs. St. Ambrose, 11-19-05

Points Scored – 24, Trae Johnson vs. St. Ambrose, 11-19-05

Field Goals – 2, Jared Small vs. Evangel, 11-26-05; Zach Decker vs. Rocky Mountain, 11-23-13

Longest Field Goal – 44 yards, C.J. Gradoville vs. Dickinson State, 11-20-10

PATs – 9, C.J. Gradoville vs. Baker, 11-22-08

Punting Average – 43.8, Jordan Sitzmann vs. Baker, 11-30-2013

Longest Punt – 57 yards, Steven Watts vs. Saint Francis, 11-20-04

Punt Return Yards – 104, Beau Kildow vs. Missouri Valley, 11-21-09

Longest Punt Return – 84 yards, Beau Kildow vs. Missouri Valley, 11-21-09

Kickoff Return Yards – 130, Colby Henderson vs. Montana Tech, 11-17-12

Longest Kickoff Return – 90 yards, Colby Henderson vs. Montana Tech, 11-17-12

Interceptions – 2, John Zevenbergen vs. St. Ambrose, 11-19-05; Chad Hustedt vs. Jamestown, 11-17-07; Colby Henderson vs. St. Francis, 11-19-11; Jared Goforth vs. Saint Xavier, 12-1-12

Chad Hustedt

Interception Return Yards – 153, Chad Hustedt vs. Jamestown, 11-17-07

Longest Interception Return – 99 yards, Chad Hustedt vs. Jamestown, 11-17-07

Pass Breakups – 3, Saul Salinas vs. Evangel, 11-26-05; Marshall Barney vs. Dickinson State, 11-20-10; Colby Henderson vs. Saint Xavier, 12-1-12; Chris Frierson vs. Rocky Mountain, 11-23-13

Quarterback Sacks – 3, Darrius McMullin vs. Ottawa, 11-22-2014

Solo Tackles – 12, Ben Rickord vs. Southern Oregon, 11-24-12

Assisted Tackles – 13, Mike Winklepleck vs. Saint Francis, 11-20-04

Total Tackles – 18, Chad Hustedt vs. Saint Francis, 12-3-05


Team Records

Yards Rushing – 347 vs. Rocky Mountain, 11-23-13

Rushing Touchdowns – 4 vs. Lindenwood, 11-29-08

Yards Passing – 514 vs. Evangel, 11-26-05

Pass Completions – 34 vs. Carroll, 11-24-07

Touchdown Passes – 7 vs. Baker, 11-22-08

Yards Total Offense – 685 vs. Rocky Mountain, 11-23-13

Interceptions – 5 vs. St. Ambrose, 11-19-05

Pass Breakups – 8 vs. Lindenwood, 11-29-08; vs. Rocky Mountain, 11-23-13

Quarterback Sacks – 6 vs. Missouri Valley, 11-21-09

Career Leaders

Yards Rushing
1. 2877, Dave Bigler, 1969-71
2. 2234, Jake Peterson, 2008-09
3. 1872, Tyler Childress, 2005-08
4. 1743, Fred Jones, 2011-12
5. 1695, Joel Rogers, 1994-95
6. 1574, Connie Callahan, 1946-49
7. 1561, Nick Reigle, 2005-07
8. 1556, Kevin Wright, 2000-03
9. 1555, Rob Niemeyer, 1989-92
10. 1531, Nate Cole, 1983-85

Yards Passing
1. 11,623, Craig Fobbe, 2002-05
2. 6753, Ian Gilworth, 2007-08
3. 6315, Jim Gibson, 1982-85
4. 5101, Tim Richard, 2006-09
5. 4139, J.J. White, 1997-2000
6. 3844, Joel Nixon, 2008-12
7. 3644 Don Zeleznak, 1966-68
8. 3335, Ryan Kasdorf, 2013-
9. 3154, Greg Mieras, 1975-78
10. 3127, Mark Kamies, 1989-91

Pass Receptions
1. 219, Kyle Ortegren, 2002-05
2. 212, Beau Kildow, 2006-09
3. 201, Mitch Allner, 1996-99
4. 193, Joel McCabe, 2010-13
5. 173, Kyle Schuck, 2010-13
6. 170, Cody Jaminet, 2003-06
7. 161, Cory Wirth, 2002-05
8. 151, Jerry Steffen, 1981-84
9. 140, Damon Mothershead, 2003-06
10. 137, Blake Anderson, 2005-08

Pass Reception Yards
1. 3277, Beau Kildow, 2006-09
2. 3008, Kyle Schuck, 2010-13
3. 2976, Kyle Ortegren, 2002-05
4. 2937, Mitch Allner, 1996-99
5. 2508, Joel McCabe, 2010-13
6. 2198, Cody Jaminet, 2003-06
7. 2060, Damon Mothershead, 2003-06
8. 1922, Cory Wirth, 2002-05
9. 1910, Trae Johnson, 2005
10. 1858, Antuan Bloom, 2007-08

NAIA All-Americans

NAIA All-Americans
1954 - Buck Miller (E)
1964 - Ken Hoogensen (WR) 2nd Team
1965 - Dwayne Crozier (DL) 2nd Team
2002 - Mike Bennett (LB) 2nd-Team
2002 - Beau Livingston (LB) Honorable Mention
2003 - Kyle Ortegren (WR) 1st Team
2003 - Mike Winklepleck (DB) Honorable Mention
2004 - Kyle Ortegren (WR) 2nd Team
2004 - Mike Winklepleck (DB) 2nd Team
2004 - B.J. Batterton (OL) Honorable Mention
2004 - Craig Fobbe (QB) Honorable Mention
2004 - E.J. Infanger (LB) Honorable Mention
2005 - B.J. Batterton (OL) 1st Team
2005 - Craig Fobbe (QB) 2nd Team
2005 - Trae Johnson (WR) 2nd Team
2005 - Jared Small (K) 2nd Team
2005 - Chad Hustedt (DB) Honorable Mention
2005 - Mike Winklepleck (DB) Honorable Mention
2005 - Cory Wirth (TE) Honorable Mention
 

American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) NAIA Coaches All-Americans
2006 - Shawn Robinson (OL)
2007 - Chad Hustedt (DB)
2008 - Ryan Oetken (DB)
2009 - Jake Peterson (RB)
2010 - Marshall Tuttle (LB)
2011 - Colby Henderson (DB)
2012 - Jared Goforth (DB)
2013 - Kyle Schuck (WR)
2014 - Brandon Wegher (RB) 1st Team
2014 - Devin Thomas (WR) 2nd Team

Victory Sports Network All-Americans
2006 - Chad Hustedt (DB) 1st Team
2007 - Antuan Bloom (WR) 1st Team
2007 - Chad Hustedt (DB) 1st Team
2007 - Rob Mosby (OL) Honorable Mention
2007 - Beau Kildow (WR) Honorable Mention
2007 - Brett Nickolite (LB) Honorable Mention
2010 - Marshall Tuttle (LB) 1st Team
2010 - Ben Haugen (DL) 2nd Team
2010 - Travis Chizek (OL) Honorable Mention
2010 - Jared Goforth (DB) Honorable Mention
2010 - C.J. Gradoville (K) Honorable Mention
2010 - Brad Norwood (WR) Honorable Mention
 

College Fanz Sports Network All-Americans
2008 - Beau Kildow (WR) 1st Team
2008 - Ryan Oetken (DB) 1st Team
2008 - C.J. Gradoville (K) 1st Team
2008 - Pat Dempsey (OL) 2nd Team
2008 - Ian Gilworth (QB) 2nd Team
2008 - Blake Anderson (WR) Honorable Mention
2009 - Beau Kildow (WR) 1st Team
2009 - Jake Peterson (RB) 1st Team
2009 - Mike Buckley (DB) Honorable Mention
2009 - Ben Haugen (DL) Honorable Mention
2009 - Tyler Lloyd (OL) Honorable Mention
2009 - Brett Nickolite (LB) Honorable Mention
 

Beyond Sports Network All-Americans
2011 - Colby Henderson (DB) 1st Team and National Defensive Player of the Year
2011 - Marshall Barney (LB) 2nd Team
2011 - Fred Jones (RB) 3rd Team
2011 - Jared Goforth (DB) Honorable Mention
2011 - Preston Ives (KR) Honorable Mention
2011 - John Kirwan (DL) Honorable Mention
2012 - Jared Goforth (DB) 1st Team
2012 - Joel McCabe (WR) 2nd Team
2012 - Joel Nixon (QB) 2nd Team
2012 - Chris Calvillo (LB) 3rd Team
2012 - Colby Henderson (DB) 3rd Team & (KR) Honorable Mention
2012 - Aaron Roberg (LB) 3rd Team
2012 - Kyle Schuck (WR) 3rd Team
2012 - Cole Albright (OL) Honorable Mention
2012 - Austin Klett (TE) Honorable Mention
2012 - Marcus Smith (DL) Honorable Mention
2013 - Byron Klauenberg (OL) 1st Team
2013 - Austin Klett (TE) 1st Team
2013 - Kyle Schuck (WR) 1st Team
2013 - Ryan Kasdorf (QB) 2nd Team
2013 - Joel McCabe (WR) 2nd Team
2013 - Josh Steinberg (OL) 3rd Team
2013 - Bret Doorenbos (DL) Honorable Mention
2013 - Aaron Roberg (LB) Honorable Mention

NCAA Division II All-Americans

1917 - Jerry Johnson
1940 - Steve Smilonich (OL), Little All-America
1949 - Connie Callahan (RB), 1st-Team Little All-America
1956 - Truman O'Doherty (OL), Little All-America
1971 - Dave Bigler (RB), Associated Press Little All-America
1990 - John Boll (OL), Football Gazette All-America
1991 - Jorge Diaz (K), Kodak All-America
1992 - Dean Jones (DL), Associated Press Little All-America & Football Gazette All-America
1998 - Mitch Allner (WR), Honorable Mention Football Gazette All-America
1999 - Mitch Allner (WR) 3rd-Team Football Gazette All-America
1999 - Matt Walker (DB) 3rd-Team Football Gazette All-America

All-Great Plains Athletic Conference

2003 - Kyle Ortegren (WR) 1st Team
2003 - Mike Winklepleck (DB) 1st Team
2003 - B.J. Batterton (OL) 2nd Team
2003 - Beau Livingston (LB) 2nd Team
2004 - Craig Fobbe (QB) 1st Team and GPAC Co-Player of the Year
2004 - Kyle Ortegren (WR) 1st Team
2004 - Cory Wirth (WR) 1st Team
2004 - B.J. Batterton (OL) 1st Team
2004 - E.J. Infanger (LB) 1st Team
2004 - Mike Winklepleck (DB) 1st Team
2005 - Craig Fobbe (QB) 1st Team and GPAC Player of the Year
2005 - Trae Johnson (WR) 1st Team
2005 - Cory Wirth (TE) 1st Team
2005 - B.J. Batterton (OL) 1st Team
2005 - Shawn Robinson (OL) 1st Team
2005 - Tyler McClellan (DL) 1st Team
2005 - E.J. Infanger (LB) 1st Team
2005 - Chad Hustedt (DB) 1st Team
2005 - Mike Winklepleck (DB) 1st Team
2005 - Cody Jaminet (KR) 1st Team
2005 - Cody Jaminet (WR) 2nd Team
2005 - Damon Mothershead (WR) 2nd Team
2006 - Cody Jaminet (WR) 1st Team
2006 - Shawn Robinson (OL) 1st Team
2006 - James Mowrey (DL) 1st Team
2006 - E.J. Infanger (LB) 1st Team
2006 - Drew Hahn (LB) 1st Team
2006 - Chad Hustedt (DB) 1st Team
2006 - Nick Reigle (RB) 2nd Team
2006 - Matt Butler (OL) 2nd Team
2007 - Chad Hustedt (DB) 1st Team & GPAC Defensive Player of the Year
2007 - James Mowrey (DL) 1st Team
2007 - Brett Nickolite (LB) 1st Team
2007 - Antuan Bloom (WR) 1st Team
2007 - Beau Kildow (WR & PR) 1st Team
2007 - Rob Mosby (OL) 1st Team
2007 - Justin Taylor (LB) 2nd Team
2007 - Mike Buckley (DB) 2nd Team
2007 - C.J. Gradoville (K) 2nd Team
2008 - Ian Gilworth (QB) 1st Team & GPAC Offensive Player of the Year
2008 - Jake Peterson (RB) 1st Team
2008 - Beau Kildow (WR & PR) 1st Team
2008 - Pat Dempsey (OL) 1st Team
2008 - Blake Anderson (SB)
2008 - Vernon Moore (DL) 1st Team
2008 - Justin Taylor (LB) 1st Team
2008 - Ryan Oetken (DB) 1st Team
2008 - C.J. Gradoville (K) 1st Team
2008 - Antuan Bloom (WR) 2nd Team
2008 - Cody Fisher (OL) 2nd Team
2008 - Aaron Klein (DB) 2nd Team
2009 - Mike Buckley (DB) 1st-Team
2009 - Ben Haugen (DL) 1st Team
2009 - Beau Kildow (WR) 1st Team
2009 - Tyler Lloyd (OL) 1st Team
2009 - Brett Nickolite (LB) 1st Team
2009 - Jake Peterson (RB) 1st Team
2009 - C.J. Gradoville (K) 2nd Team
2009 - Joe Don Hunter (RB) 2nd Team
2009 - Beau Kildow (PR) 2nd Team
2009 - Vernon Moore (DL) 2nd Team
2009 - Wade Planting (TE) 2nd Team
2009 - Tim Richard (QB) 2nd Team
2009 - Jon Rumery (OL) 2nd Team
2009 - Justin Taylor (LB) 2nd Team
2009 - Marshall Tuttle (LB) 2nd Team
2010 - Marshall Tuttle (LB) 1st Team and GPAC Defensive Player of the Year
2010 - Brad Norwood (WR) 1st Team
2010 - Travis Chizek (OL) 1st Team
2010 - Ben Haugen (DL) 1st Team
2010 - Marshall Barney (LB) 1st Team
2010 - Jared Goforth (DB) 1st Team
2010 - C.J. Gradoville (K) 1st Team
2010 - Mike McNulty (RB) 2nd Team
2010 - Colby Rohde (TE) 2nd Team
2010 - John Kirwan (DL) 2nd Team
2010 - Colby Henderson (DB) 2nd Team
2011 - Colby Henderson (DB) 1st Team and GPAC Defensive Player of the Year
2011 - Cole Albright (OL) 1st Team
2011 - Marshall Barney (LB) 1st Team
2011 - Jared Goforth (DB) 1st Team
2011 - Preston Ives (PR) 1st Team
2011 - Fred Jones (RB) 1st Team
2011 - John Kirwan (DL) 1st Team
2011 - Charlie Murphy (TE) 1st Team
2011 - Taylor Johnson (LB) 2nd Team
2011 - Nate McDonald (OL) 2nd Team
2011 - Matt Muschall (DL) 2nd Team
2011 - Colby Rohde (SB) 2nd Team
2011 - Kyle Schuck (WR) 2nd Team
2012 - Joel Nixon (QB) 1st Team and GPAC Offensive Player of the Year
2012 - Cole Albright (OL) 1st Team
2012 - Chris Calvillo (LB) 1st Team
2012 - Jared Goforth (DB) 1st Team
2012 - Colby Henderson (DB) 1st Team
2012 - Austin Klett (TE) 1st Team
2012 - Joel McCabe (Slot) 1st Team
2012 - Aaron Roberg (LB) 1st Team
2012 - Kyle Schuck (WR) 1st Team
2012 - Marcus Smith (DL) 1st Team
2012 - Bret Doorenbos (DL) 2nd Team
2012 - Josh Gaedke (RB) 2nd Team
2012 - Taylor Johnson (LB) 2nd Team
2012 - Josh Steinberg (OL) 2nd Team
2013 - Kyle Schuck (WR) 1st Team and GPAC Offensive Player of the Year
2013 - Ryan Kasdorf (QB) 1st Team
2013 - Brandon Wegher (RB) 1st Team
2013 - Joel McCabe (Slot) 1st Team
2013 - Austin Klett (TE) 1st Team
2013 - Byron Klauenberg (OL) 1st Team
2013 - Josh Steinberg (OL) 1st Team
2013 - Bret Doorenbos (DL) 1st Team
2013 - Aaron Roberg (LB) 1st Team
2013 - Chris Frierson (DB) 1st Team
2013 - Jon Halvorson (RB) 2nd Team
2013 - Devin Thomas (WR & PR) 2nd Team
2013 - Darrius McMullin (DL) 2nd Team
2013 - Zac Schleuger (LB) 2nd Team
2013 - Jordan Sitzmann (P) 2nd Team
2014 - Brandon Wegher (RB) 1st Team and GPAC Offensive Player of the Year
2014 - Ryan Kasdorf (QB) 1st Team
2014 - Devin Thomas (WR, PR, KR) 1st Team
2014 - Kendall Lindeman (Slot) 1st Team
2014 - Joe Brummer (OL) 1st Team
2014 - Jackson Steinberg (OL) 1st Team
2014 - Luke Gibbs (DL) 1st Team
2014 - Darrius McMullin (DL) 1st Team
2014 - Zac Schleuger (LB) 1st Team
2014 - Ethan Stofferan (LB) 1st Team
2014 - Xavier Spann (DB) 1st Team
2014 - Zach Decker (P) 1st Team
2014 - Blake Frank (OL) 2nd Team
2014 - Devin Groenhagen (DL) 2nd Team


 

All-North Central Conference

1922 - Les Davis
1923 - Honie Rogers
1925 - Haven Means
1927 - Ralph Bastian
1928 - Frank Bartholomew
1928 - Lowell Crippen
1932 - Hap Haenfler
1932 - Marvard Wyant
1933 - John Popevis
1933 - Denton Dean
1933 - Dick Hodaway
1934 - Denton Dean
1934 - Dick Hodaway
1936 - Delmar Fodness
1934 - Leo Graves
1937 - Delmar Fodness
1937 - Melvin Brandon
1937 - Pete Burrows
1938 - Al Buckingham
1938 - Dale Flinders
1939 - Pete Burrows
1940 - Steve Smilonich
1940 - Edwin Adams
1940 - Dewey Halford
1941 - Bernie Feikema
1941 - James Steck
1941 - Charles Dirr
1942 - Laurence Freeman
1942 - George Urbanis
1942 - Charles Obye
1946 - Roy Haenfler
1946 - Connie Callahan
1946 - Howard Peterson
1947 - Connie Callahan
1947 - Bob Hooks
1948 - Leon Shortenhaus
1948 - Bob Hooks
1949 - Robert Gregorvich
1949 - Connie Callahan, NCC Most Valuable Player
1950 - Floyd Lindgren
1950 - Loren Moll
1951 - Ken Bengford
1951 - Tony Levitto
1952 - John Boice
1952 - Larry Harpster
1952 - Dick Weikert
1953 - Walt Wagner
1953 - Rich Risner
1953 - Mick Pickford
1954 - Robert Miller
1954 - Kermit Isaacson
1954 - Roger Gohring
1954 - Buck Miller
1954 - Darold Puff
1955 - Ray Clark
1955 - Jim Welton
1955 - Vern Wyland
1955 - Red Getting
1956 - Truman O’Doherty
1956 - Bud Mounts
1956 - Tom Tooey
1956 - Bob Puff
1956 - Dutch Bryan
1957 - Truman O’Doherty
1957 - Larry Johnson
1957 - Del Koch
1957 - Darrell Murray
1958 - Darrell Murray
1958 - Gary Johnson
1958 - Loren Lorenzen
1959 - Gary Johnson
1959 - Jerry Block
1960 - Jerry Ehwagen
1961 - Roger Hansen
1962 - Roger Hansen
1962 - Jim Davis
1964 - Ken Hoogensen
1964 - Max Broderson
1965 - Dwayne Crozier
1965 - Dale Henningsen
1965 - Roger Nash
1966 - Jim Rupert
1966 - Gale Knief
1967 - Gale Knief
1968 - Larry Schwanz
1968 - Don Zeleznak
1968 - Gary Pettit
1969 - Dwight Sann
1970 - Steve Schroeder
1970 - Dave Bigler
1971 - Dave Bigler, NCC Most Valuable Offensive Back
1971 - Bill Asprey
1972 - Ron O’Neal
1974 - Herb McMath
1975 - Herb McMath, NCC Most Valuable Defensive Lineman
1975 - Steve Reed
1976 - Joe Longo
1980 - Jay Depner
1981 - Mike Wieben
1981 - Jay Depner
1982 - Terry Den Beste
1982 - Mike Wieben
1985 - Mike Noble
1985 - Tracy Johnson
1985 - Darrell Thomas
1985 - Nate Cole
1986 - Brice Farmer
1986 - Bob Grantham
1987 - Darrell Thomas, NCC Most Valuable Defensive Back
1988 - Todd Smith
1989 - Tony Greer
1990 - John Boll
1990 - Jeff Smith
1990 - Bryan McCabe
1990 - Brent Olson
1991 - Anthony Fieldings
1991 - Jorge Diaz
1992 - Chris Hogzett
1992 - Dean Jones
1993 - Keith Green
1995 - Joel Rogers
1996 - John McEwen
1998 - Mitch Allner
1998 - Matt Walker
1999 - Mitch Allner
1999 - Matt Walker
2000 - Jon Friessen

Kildow A 2009 Campbell Trophy National Finalist

Morningside’s Beau Kildow, a 5-10, 170 lb. senior wide receiver from Omaha, Neb., was one of 16 college football players named to the 2009 National Football Foundation (NFF) National Scholar-Athlete class announced by the NFF and College Hall of Fame.

The 16 National Scholar-Athlete Award recipients were honored on Dec. 8 at the 2009 NFF Annual Awards Dinner at the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel in New York City, where Tim Tebow of the University of Florida was announced as the winner of the 2009 Campbell Trophy.

The 16 finalists for the 20th anniversary William V. Campbell Trophy, endowed by HealthSouth, were selected from a nationwide pool of 154 semifinalists among all NCAA divisions and the NAIA.

The Campbell Trophy, formerly known as the Draddy Trophy, recognizes an individual as the absolute best scholar-athlete in the nation. The award was renamed this fall in honor of Bill Campbell, the chairman of Intuit, and former player and head coach at Columbia University.

Each finalist received an $18,000 post-graduate scholarship. Tebow received a 25 lb. bronze trophy and a $25,000 post-graduate scholarship.

Aside from Kildow, the other 2009 National Scholar-Athletes were: Jon Asamoah of the University of Illinois, Matt Bauman of Brigham Young University, Eric Decker of the University of Minnesota, Moses Harris of Fresno State, Tim Hiller of Western Michigan University, Paul Jasinowski of Brown University, Josh Mahoney of the University of Northern Iowa, Colt McCoy of the University of Texas, Jarrell Smith of Tusculum College, Joe Pawelek of Baylor University, Todd Reesing of the University of Kansas, ZaVious Robbins of Hardin-Simmons University, Tim Tebow of the University of Florida, Blaine Westemeyer of Augustana College (Ill.), and Reed Williams of West Virginia University.

Kildow traveled to Louisiana as part of a mission trip to help in the restoration efforts in New Orleans and surrounding areas following the devastation left by Hurricane Katrina. He participated in “Build a House for Blake,” a volunteer project for a person who had been recently paralyzed, and is a Goodwill Thanksgiving volunteer.

The NFF’s National Scholar-Athlete program, launched in 1959, is the first initiative in history to award scholar-athletes post-graduate scholarships for their combined athletic, academic, and leadership abilities.

Candidates must be a senior or graduate student in their final year of eligibility, have a grade point average of at least a 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, have outstanding football ability, and have demonstrated strong leadership and citizenship. Past winners of the Campbell Trophy have included actor Mark Harmon, NASA astronaut Leland Melvin, former Dateline NBC anchor Stone Phillips, chairman of Augusta National Golf Club Billy Payne, former NFL quarterback Steve Young, current NFL standout Derrick Brooks, and Heisman Trophy winners Terry Baker, Gary Beban, Doug Flutie, and Danny Wuerffel.

Kildow graduated from Morningside with a 4.00 cumulative grade point average with majors in chemistry and biology.

He was named to the 2009 ESPN The Magazine College Division Academic All-America Football Team as selected by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Along with being a first-team Academic All-American, Kildow was chosen as the winner of the 2009 Academic All-America of the Year award for the College Division. University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow, the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner, received the Academic All-America of the Year award for the University Division.

Kildow was twice named a Daktronics-NAIA Football Scholar-Athlete, was a two-time ESPN The Magazine All-District selection, and made Morningside’s Dean’s Honor List after each of his eight semesters.

He was a first-team College Fanz Sports Network All-American in 2008 when he caught 64 passes for 977 yards and 14 touchdowns and again in 2009 when he was the Mustangs’ leading pass receiver with 80 catches for 1,383 yards and 12 touchdowns. Kildow tied Morningside’s single-game pass reception yardage record when he caught 10 passes for 287 yards and three touchdowns in the Mustangs’ 56-21 win against Dakota Wesleyan University in the 2009 season opener.

Kildow had 212 pass receptions during his career and set school records with 3,277 reception yards and 34 touchdown receptions. He also set a Morningside record with 36 career touchdowns.

CoSIDA Academic All-Americans

2014 - Ryan Kasdorf, 1st Team
2013 -
Jon Halvorson, 1st Team
2013 - Jordan Sitzmann, 1st Team
2012 - Jared Goforth, 2nd Team
2012 - Jon Halvorson, 2nd Team
2011 - Matt Muschall, 1st Team
2011 - Jordan Sitzmann, 2nd Team
2009 - Beau Kildow, 1st Team & Academic All-American of the Year
1989 - Stacy Hand, 2nd Team

Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes

2014 - Jon Hauswald, Matt Jensen, Nathan Johnson, Trevor Pavlik, Sam Shelton
2013 -
Austin Granatowicz, Jon Halvorson, Caleb Kluender, Aaron Roberg, Sam Shelton, Jordan Sitzmann
2012 - Aaron Roberg, Jordan Sitzmann
2011 - Kyle Kepplinger, Matt Muschall
2010 - Brice Buryanek, Matt Muschall, Marshall Tuttle
2009 - Jeff Haupts, Beau Kildow, Andy Kleeman, Tyler Lloyd, Mark Waters
2008 - Tyler Childress, Beau Kildow, Ben Loberg, Willie Mech, Ryan Oetken, Adam Teut, Mark Waters
2007 - Tyler Childress, Nathan Harrris, Beau Kildow, Ryan Oetken, Nick Reigle
2006 - Nathan Harris, Nick Reigle
2003 - Mike Bennett
2002 - Mike Bennett

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