As of National Signing Day (Feb. 7), Concordia Football has announced a 2024 class of more than 40 pledges. Coach Daberkow gave an update on recruiting and the program in full in conjunction with signing day.
Another major award came in for Austin Jablonski as he was named offensive captain of the 2023 All-Midlands team. He was joined with All-Midlands recognition by eight of his teammates.
The list of organizations that have honored Austin Jablonski in the postseason continues to grow. On Wednesday (Dec. 20), the Associated Press named Jablonski a 2023 NAIA Second Team All-American.
The streak of consecutive years with at least one Academic All-District award winner has hit 11 for Concordia Football. The 2023 honorees include Jackson Anderson, Christian Dyhrkopp, Carson Fehlhafer and Austin Jablonski.
The Concordia Football program is represented by 16 student-athletes on the list of 2023 Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athletes. Eight of the honorees are repeat award winners.
On the heels of a record-breaking season, Concordia's Austin Jablonski has been named an NAIA First Team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA). Jablonski led all NAIA receivers in catches in 2023.
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.
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."
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