SEWARD, Neb. – Strong defense and the punting of Korrell Koehlmoos played a key role in last week’s 17-7 win at Hastings in the season finale for the Concordia University Football team. On Monday (Nov. 15), the conference honored Koehlmoos as the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Special Teams Player of the Week. It marks the second time this season that Koehlmoos has received the award. As a team, the Bulldogs raked in seven GPAC Player of the Week accolades in 2021.
A native of Pilger, Neb., Koehlmoos’ pooch punting often put the Broncos in bad field position. Four of his eight punts last week were downed inside the 20. In those instances, Hastings was pinned back at its own 18, 7, 10 and 3, respectively. Koehlmoos also returned a kickoff for 23 yards and caught two passes for 29 yards. On the season, Koehlmoos averaged 36.3 yards per punt on 58 attempts with 14 of them downed inside the opponents’ 20. As a receiver, Koehlmoos hauled in 35 receptions for 471 yards and four touchdowns this season. On the program’s all-time lists, ranks sixth for both career catches (126) and career receiving yards (1,870).
Head Coach Patrick Daberkow’s Bulldogs concluded the 2021 season at 7-3 overall and with six-straight wins. For the first time since 1970, Concordia defeated Doane, Hastings and Midland in the same season.
2021 GPAC Players of the Week
Oct. 4 – DJ McGarvie (Offensive)
Oct. 11 – Caydren Cox (Defensive)
Oct. 18 – Lane Napier (Defensive); Korrell Koehlmoos (Special Teams)
Oct. 25 – Peyton Mitchell (Defensive)
Nov. 8 – Jorge Ochoa (Defensive)
Nov. 15 – Korrell Koehlmoos (Special Teams)