Over the past four seasons, Garrett Schardt has made his mark at Concordia with a series of big plays and tough grabs. The Davenport native and BDS alum will have the option of returning for a fifth season after an All-America 2021 season.
All-American linebacker Lane Napier returned for a fifth year in 2021 and made good on his aspirations of helping Concordia Football win in a big way. Led by a stifling defense, the Bulldogs closed the campaign on a six-game win streak.
Four decades since that glorious season, the 1981 Concordia Football team continues to reserve a spot in program lore. The Bulldogs went 9-1, won the NIAC title and finished with a No. 12 national ranking.
Lane Napier joked that he wasn't ready to grow up in regards to his decision to return for a fifth season as a Bulldog. Napier is on track to shatter the GPAC tackle record he already owns.
Optimism abounds in the preparatory month of August for a 2021 Concordia Football team that league coaches have pegged for fifth place in the GPAC. The Bulldogs will kick off the season at Morningside.
Concordia Football looks to build upon its 4-4 mark in 2020 behind 16 returning starters. The Bulldogs return All-American linebacker Lane Napier and first team All-GPAC running back Jonah Weyand.
Crete High School alum Jonah Weyand has his sights set on bigger and better in 2021. More than just a football player, Weyand has excelled as a leader and in the classroom.
Concordia Football returned to a fairly normal spring practice season this April. Storylines have included the return of Lane Napier, a welcome back to campus for 'G' and the progress of Wyatt Ehlers.
Particularly on the offensive side of the ball, Concordia made strides in a 2020 season that began with four-straight wins. Coach Daberkow took pride in this team for more than just on-field performance.
In a year for the history books, the Concordia Football senior class has made the most of it. As Trevor Dey put it, the lasting impact will be "what we've learned and who we're becoming."