#56 Dylan Heithoff | Defensive line
Hometown: Elgin, Neb.
Previous School: Pope John Central Catholic
Major: Secondary Education - History with Coaching Endorsement
2012 Second Team All-GPAC
2012 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete
2011 Second Team All-GPAC
2011 OWH NAIA All-Nebraska Team Honorable Mention
Heithoff moved the rush linebacker spot in Concordia's 3-4 defense in 2012 and finished fourth on the team with 71 tackles...led the Bulldogs with 4.0 sacks and with 9.5 tackles for loss...recovered a fumble and blocked one kick...recorded two sacks in Concordia's win over Dakota State (S.D.) on 9-29-2012...made a season high nine tackles on 10-20-12 at Nebraska Wesleyan...compiled eight total tackles in four separate games...an exemplary student-athlete on and off the field, Heithoff earned Second Team All-GPAC and was named a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete.
Totaled 42 tackles during the 2011 season to finish 10th on the team...tied for the team lead with 12 tackles for loss...also had three sacks, two passes broken up, five quarterback hurries, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble...had seven tackles vs. Nebraska Wesleyan on 10-22-11 and vs. Doane College on 11-12-11...had three tackles for loss at Midland University on 10-29-11...forced and recovered a fumble against Briar Cliff on 10-8-11...earned Second Team All-GPAC Defense honors...was an honorable mention selection to the Omaha World Herald's NAIA All-Nebraska Team.
Played for the Pope John Crusaders for four years under Coach Brad Cornell ... Sophomore and junior year was named First Team All-District and All-State Honorable Mention ... Senior year was named First Team All-District and First Team All-State ... Dylan is the current record holder at Pope John for having the highest career sacks ... His team was State Champions in 2007, District Champions in 2006 and 2007 and made state playoffs all four years ... He was team captain for one year and started for three years ... He was was part of the wrestling team where he was State Champion in 2009 ... Overall he had 100 career wins ... Dylan was also on the National Honor Society, Honor Roll and received Academic All-State awards for football and wrestling.
Born January 18 in Neligh, Nebraska ... Son of Gene and Colleen Heithoff ... Has three siblings, two older and one younger.