Typically by early August, a GPAC Football Media Day would have been staged. In lieu of that, we break down what things look like for Coach Daberkow's Bulldogs heading into preseason.
Before a home playoff game was made possible, the 2001 Concordia football team burst onto the national scene by upsetting eighth-ranked Sioux Falls in week two of that GPAC championship season.
Singing The Doxology in the postgame locker room is about as Concordia as ringing the bell after victories. It's a Bulldog Football tradition that dates back to at least the 1970s.
Former star quarterback Von Thomas now serves as Concordia's Multicultural Program Specialist and Assistant Director of Student Life. He fielded our questions in this Q&A.
As Sean Stewart said, "It's an honor and a privilege to be able to wear the Concordia University Bulldog jersey." We took a look back at the top Bulldogs by jersey number during the GPAC era (20 seasons).
One of the most fearsome linebackers in school history, Erik DeHaven represents what Concordia University football is all about. He starred for the 2001 championship team and is now a high school coach in Texas.
All-American linebacker Lane Napier fielded questions on a variety of topics in this Q&A. already racked up a program GPAC-era best 347 tackles and has been named a first team all-conference performer three times.
In the history of the program, Concordia football has produced six players that are known to have signed NFL contracts or to have been invited to NFL training camps.
In lieu of the normal spring practice season, head coach Patrick Daberkow is monitoring progress from afar. Prior to students being sent home, Daberkow observed a physically stronger, more veteran 2020 team.
As of Signing Day 2020, the Concordia football program has secured the pledges of 42 high school seniors from nine states around the country. The initial class includes 14 native Nebraskans.