#57 Michael Voelker | Defensive line
Hometown: Greenleaf, Kan.
Previous School: Linn High
Major: Exercise Science and Biology
2012 All-GPAC Second Team
2011 All-GPAC Honorable Mention
Voelker started all 11 games on the defensive line and made a career high 63 tackles (34 solo, 29 assisted), sixth most on the team...posted 2.0 sacks, 8.5 tackles for loss and four pass break ups...collected a season high nine tackles vs. Benedictine (Kan.) on 8-25-12 and vs. Doane on 11-10-12...made one sack each in games vs. Dakota Wesleyan on 9-8-12 and vs. Morningside on 11-3-12...finished Concordia career with 181 tackles, 22.5 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks in 40 games...earned Second Team All-GPAC honors.
Voelker appeared in all 11 games at defensive end for the Bulldogs in 2011...made 60 tackles on the season to rank third on the team...also added nine tackles for loss, five sacks, one pass broken up, four quarterback hurries, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble...his five sacks was good for first on the team...made 11 tackles at Northwestern College on 10-15-11...added nine tackles vs. Morningside College on 11-5-11...earned honorable mention All-GPAC honors.
He was a three-year letter winner for the Bulldogs ... Junior year he was second team Twin Valley League and team captain ... Senior year he was first team Twin Valley League and team captain ... He was also a two-year letter winner for golf and three-year letter winner for basketball.
Born January 8 in Norfolk, Nebraska ... Son of Timothy and Michele Voelker ... Has one older sister ... Father and Uncle played for the Concordia 1981 Conference Championship football team ... Has two other uncles that played and two cousins that coached at Concordia.