Koehlmoos named All-Midlands captain; 10 Bulldogs honored by World-Herald

By Jacob Knabel on Jan. 1, 2023 in Football

Omaha World-Herald news article

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SEWARD, Neb. – A record-breaking season for Concordia University Football standout Korrell Koehlmoos resulted in another major award. On Saturday (Dec. 31), the Omaha World-Herald announced Koehlmoos as one of two honorary captains on its 2022 NAIA All-Midlands Football Team. The All-Midlands Team recognizes the top players from NAIA institutions in the state of Nebraska. Previously, former All-American Bulldog linebacker Lane Napier was named an All-Midlands honorary captain three times.

Koehlmoos was joined with 2022 All-Midlands recognition by nine of his teammates. That bunch includes offensive honorees in quarterback DJ McGarvie, tight end Luke Lange and offensive lineman Kaden Peters, among others. First Team All-GPAC linebacker Michael Grindey also made the cut. All 10 Concordia award winners are listed below.

As Head Coach Patrick Daberkow told the World-Herald of Koehlmoos, “Korrell just loves football. He would have been on every special teams unit if I let him. He was fearless going across the middle. He took some big hits during his career and always popped up. We always said he must have rubber bones.”

2022 Concordia All-Midlands honorees

Korrell Koehlmoos, WR | Honorary Captain
2022 – 95 receptions, 1,024 yards, 12 TDs (all school records); punted 58 times for an average of 40.1 yards (22 inside the 20); NAIA Honorable Mention All-American; First Team All-GPAC.

Michael Grindey, LB
2022 – 92 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 1 fumble recovery, 1 forced fumble; First Team All-GPAC.

Luke Lang, TE
2022 – 39 receptions, 593 yards, 5 TDs; Honorable Mention All-GPAC.

DJ McGarvie, QB
2022 – 229-for-388 passing (.590), 2,553 yards, 18 TDs, 6 INT; 2 rushing touchdowns; broke school season records for completions, pass attempts and passing yards; Honorable Mention All-GPAC.

Kaden Peters, OL
2022 – Started all 10 games at left tackle; Second Team All-GPAC.

Kam Baker, DB (HM)
2022 – 68 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, 4 forced fumbles, 2 pass breakups, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble; Honorable Mention All-GPAC.

Isiaha Conner, DB (HM)
2022 – 54 tackles, 4 INT, 4 pass breakups, 1 fumble recovery; Honorable Mention All-GPAC.

Austin Jablonski, WR (HM)
2022 – 36 receptions, 483 yards, 3 TDs receiving; 9 total TDs.

Devon Polley, DL (HM)
2022 – 43 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 6 sacks, 1 INT, 1 pass breakup, 1 forced fumble; Second Team All-GPAC.

Devin Zeigler, RB (HM)
2022 – 145 rushes, 586 yards, 4.0 avg, 4 TDs.

2022 NAIA All-Midlands Team (Omaha World-Herald)

QB - DJ McGarvie, Concordia
RB - Trystin Myers, Neb. Wesleyan
RB - Brett Simonsen, Hastings
WR - Tyreese Schieffer, Peru State
WR - Cole Siems, Neb. Wesleyan
TE - Luke Lang, Concordia
OL - Amahd Baker, Peru State
OL - Tanner Cornell, Hastings
OL - Moses Hicks, Midland
OL - Kaden Peters, Concordia
OL - Gunnar Vanek, Midland
* AP - Korrell Koehlmoos, Concordia

* DL - Devin Adams, Peru State
DL - Ty Barbazon, Doane
DL - Chase Lipsys, Midland
DL - Laython Shaw, Hastings
LB - Xavier Green, Midland
LB - Michael Grindey, Concordia
LB - Clayton Thrasher, Peru State
DB - Koby Brandenburg, Hastings
DB - Deiontay Dozier, Peru State
DB - Tray Kingsland, Midland
DB - Carlos Thomas, Peru State

Special teams
K - Jared Quinonez, Midland
P - Kelen Meyer, Doane
KR - Antoine Murphy, Hastings
PR - Cade Wiseman, Doane

Honorable mention: Concordia: Kam Baker, Isiaha Conner, Austin Jablonski, Devon Polley, Devin Zeigler. Doane: Kaleb Anderson, Ryan Michael, Jermiah Payne, Adam Wasserman. Hastings: Jason Bachle, Caden Egr, Garrett Esch, Paxton Terry, Harrison Udeh, John Zamora. Midland: Tyson Denkart, Trevor Havlovic, Trevor Jones. Nebraska Wesleyan: Carter Terry. Peru State: Jarrius Anderson, Kile Bentley, Mack Boekhout, Cameron Davis, Kavon Lofton, Abe Metelus.

* - honorary captains