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.