When operating at peak levels, the 2023 Concordia Football team showed a flair for offensive fireworks. Led by DJ McGarvie, the Bulldogs set another new offensive standard before completing the season at 5-5.
Thanks to one of the more productive offenses in Concordia University Football history, the 2023 Bulldogs broke significant program records. DJ McGarvie and Austin Jablonski both rose to the top of one or more program lists.
A group of nine Bulldogs from the Concordia Football program earned 2023 All-GPAC honors, as announced by the league on Nov. 15. First team accolades went to receiver Austin Jablonski and defensive lineman Kyle Sterup.
For his performance in the win at Mount Marty, Austin Jablonski was recognized as the GPAC Special Teams Player of the Week. Jablonski returned a kickoff 88 yards while totaling 215 all-purpose yards in the victory.
Efficient offense and an opportunistic defense made Concordia a runaway winner at Mount Marty, 45-21, in the 2023 season finale. Five Bulldogs found the end zone, including CJ Dyhrkopp on a 40-yard pick six to put the cherry on top.
The unassuming DJ McGarvie tends to shy from the spotlight, but attention is unavoidable for the standard-setting quarterback. McGarvie isn't just breaking Concordia's passing records, he's crushing them.
Concordia and Mount Marty will meet in Yankton in the 2023 season finale for both sides. Coming off a win over Doane, the Bulldogs have an opportunity to finish at .500 and place as high as a tie for fourth in the final GPAC standings.
A record-breaking day for DJ McGarvie led to the junior quarterback being named the GPAC Offensive Player of the Week. McGarvie threw for 364 yards and totaled five touchdowns while leading the 55-26 win over Doane.
DJ McGarvie totaled five touchdowns while leading Concordia to a 56-25 rout of Doane on senior day. In the process, McGarvie broke program career records for passing touchdowns and passing yards.
The Concordia Football program will honor its 20 seniors on Saturday while hosting its final home game of 2023. Following senior day festivities, the Bulldogs will host Doane in the 68th all-time meeting between the two sides.
The 3-7 record didn't show it, but the Concordia football program made strides in 2019 while following the lead of a stout linebacker group. A tough Bulldog defense kept the team close throughout the season.
Linebacker Lane Napier has always been the type of football player who lets his performance on the field do the talking. A star at Aquinas High School, Napier wasted no time in claiming a starting spot as a Bulldog.
Head coach Patrick Daberkow met the crowd at Tuesday (July 31)'s GPAC Football Media Day and discussed a 2018 squad picked to finish fourth in the GPAC. Daberkow even made one bold prediction.
The Victory Bell's history dates back many decades as a uniquely Concordia University, Nebraska tradition. A bell that has signaled many Bulldog victories, its origins have been revealed. There's even a surprising twist.
The final outing of the spring came in the form of a public scrimmage on Friday night (April 20), underneath the lights at Bulldog Stadium. Head coach Patrick Daberkow's squad showed off a group of up-and-comers.
Out from the shadows of four-year stalwarts D'Mauria Martin and Tarence Roby, Concordia's standouts in the linebacker unit are due for more attention. Much is expected of the group in 2018.
A 1997 Concordia graduate, Gerrod Lambrecht has led a successful professional life that has included 17 years in the health care field and now a unique opportunity at the University of Nebraska.
As of the February National Signing Day, the Concordia University football program has 44 signed or committed recruits on board. The incoming Bulldogs hail from 10 different states. Twelve are from Nebraska.
A homecoming win over then seventh-ranked Doane and a late four-game winning streak highlighted the first season of Patrick Daberkow's head coaching tenure. The Bulldogs finished at 6-4 overall in 2017.
A difficult road test is coming up Saturday (Sept. 16) for the Concordia football team, which will travel to Orange City, Iowa, for a clash with No. 24 Northwestern. The Bulldogs seek their first win at Northwestern since 2002.