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.
Nearly unblockable in Concordia’s 28-3 win over Hastings on Sept. 12, Trey Barnes “breathed fire” that evening as voice of the Bulldogs Jayson Jorgensen exclaimed in a description of the Seward native’s second sack of the game.
Every great athlete has a signature performance, that moment in time when people remember where they were as it unfolded. Fans in attendance at Bulldog Stadium on Nov. 17, 2001, surely recall the most unforgettable play ever made by then senior tight end Ross Wurdeman.
Budding running back Bryce Collins noticed the great success achieved by other Concordia athletic teams during the 2014-15 academic year. He wants a piece of it.