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2017 Player bios

1 WR Sam Markham – Central College
Named to the All-Iowa Conference first team… Central’s all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns, Markham has a 3.37 GPA as an exercise science major… A repeat selection to the academic all-district team, Markham is top-30 nationally in all three receiving categories in which he holds school records.

55 OL Josh Brunk – Central College
An All-Iowa Conference first team selection… Brunk, an exercise science-athletic training major who was chosen for the third time, maintains 3.74 GPA… Starting all 10 games for the Dutch at center, Brunk was the center piece of an offensive line that led the conference and was 32nd nationally in total offense at 461.9 yards per game.

18 WR/QB Kohle Helle – Central College
Proved a triple threat offensively in 2017 as he completed 33 of 51 pass attempts for 413 yards and 4 touchdowns, caught 23 passes for 161 yards and rushed 51 times for 354 yards and 2 touchdowns.

5 LB Chris Neeld – Central College
Recorded 11 tackles and 1 sack in 2017.

43 LB Sam Norgaard – Central College
An All-Iowa Conference first team selection… Norgaard is a biology major with a 3.44 GPA… An injury cost him his final two games, but he was fifth in the country with 13.4 tackles per game… He finished tied for first on the team with 107 total tackles and also had four pass break-ups and a forced fumble.

2 LB Tyler Olson – Central College
An All-Iowa Conference first team selection… Olson led the conference in total tackles with 91, averaging 11.4 over eight games… He had 33 solo stops and 58 assisted tackles… Twice named the league’s defensive player of the week, Olson was honored after his 20-tackle performance in the season’s penultimate game.

3 DB Tony Oros – Central College
A three-time letterwinner, he had 31 tackles and seven pass breakups in 2015, then made six stops in brief action as an opening-game injury derailed his season… He elected to come back for another shot in a fifth year in 2017 and posted 6 tackles.

76 OL Cal Smith – Central College
An All-Iowa Conference first team selection, Smith was the left tackle for the top total offense in the conference, averaging 476.1 yards per contest… As an offensive line unit, the Dutch allowed only six sacks in eight league games… Central was also tied for second with 185 first downs.

65 OG Anthony Lonigro – Concordia University
A 2017 Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) first team selection… A second-team honoree in 2016… Lonigro was the leader of a line that helped the Cougars amass 358.8 yards of offense and 23.7 points a game… He allowed no quarterback sacks on the season, graded out at an average of 90, and was the lineman behind which the Cougars ran several of their key situations.

14 WR Charlie Mueller – Denison University
As co-captain, started all 10 games for Denison… recorded 20 receptions for 308 yards and three touchdowns… returned a team-high 21 kickoffs for 434 yards, also a team best… caught 7 passes for 133 yards and a touchdown at Allegheny.

32 CB Alex Raynor – Denison University
An All-North Coast Athletic Conference team selection… Finished the season tied for second on the team with 69 total tackles and added 3.5 tackles for loss and an interception in his senior campaign… The Rye, N.Y. native also recorded 10 pass breakups and has ended his time in Granville with 202 tackles.

12 QB Chase Burton – Franklin College
A Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) selection… Collected his third consecutive HCAC Offensive Player of the Year award… Has been brilliant in his senior season, going 242-for-351 for 3,636 passing yards, 42 touchdowns and a 193.2 passer efficiency rating… Surpassed 300 yards in all 10 contests was tied for the most touchdown passes in the nation, and ranked second nationally in passing yards, passing yards per game (363.6) and efficiency.

7 S Kyle Beyer – Grove City College
Posted 37 total tackles, 2 interceptions, 3 fumble recoveries, 1 forced fumble in 2017.

4 WR Gabe Greco – Grove City College
Rushed 10 times for 38 yards in 2017 and had 15 receptions for 184 yards and a touchdown.

30 LB Deion Minor – Grove City College
Recorded 46 total tackles in 2017 including 6 for a loss… Had 1.5 sacks and a fumble recovery… Led the team with 63 total tackles in 2016.

44 LB/S Andrew Seifert – Grove City College
Was an All-PAC Honorable mention… After starting at strong safety in each of his first three seasons, Seifert moved to strong side linebacker in 2017… He ranked second on the team with three sacks and 10 tackles for loss… Also intercepted a pass and finished with 52 total stops, third-highest on the team.

99 DE Jacon Armbrecht – Grove City College
Earned all-Presidents’ Athletic Conference recognition… Ranked fourth in the conference with 15.5 tackles for loss… He also recorded 5.5 quarterback sacks this season and finished with 48 total tackles… Started each of the last three seasons and served as a team co-captain this year.

20 WR William Woods – John Carroll University
Had three receptions for 33 yards against UW-Oshkosh (9/2) … Hauled in 3 passes for 53 yards including one touchdown against Baldwin Wallace (9/16) … Recorded his second touchdown of the season and 5 catches for 73 yards against Wilmington (9/30) … Had a huge day in the JCU win over Capital. He hauled in five catches for 72 yards and one touchdown (10/21/) … Grabbed nine catches for 93 yards, and two touchdowns against #2 Mount Union (11/11) … Led the Blue Streaks with five receiving touchdowns.

75 OT Sai Klein – Kalamazoo College
Started on the Kalamazoo offensive line in 2017.

45 LB Quentin Sweeney – Kalamazoo College
Sweeney was an all-around impact player from his linebacker position… The senior from Wayland was third on the team with 78 total tackles to go along with two sacks, four total tackles for loss, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, one interception, and two pass breakups this season… He wrapped up his career with his second All-MIAA selection as he also earned All-MIAA Defensive Second Team honors in 2015.

50 LB Darin Hungerford – Kean University
Was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Defensive Player of the Year and an All-ECAC first team selection for the second straight year… Becomes the first player in program history to earn this accolade… The Dumfries, Va. native also earned the NJAC’s top defensive honor as he finished with 124 tackles, 80 solo tackles, 17 tackles for loss and seven sacks… He led the NJAC in tackles per game (12.4) and total tackles… He is ranked third nationally in solo tackles, sixth in total tackles and 30th in tackles for loss… During the season, he broke his own school record for tackles in a game with 25 against nationally ranked Frostburg State.

34 LB Cody Hipp – Knox College
Posted 44 tackles, 3 for loss, a sack and a forced fumble in 2017.

38 CB Trevor Bain – Lake Forest College
Played in every game, recording 46 tackles and 4 interceptions.

36 OL Jake Burkard – Lake Forest College
Is a four-year letter winner on the offensive line.

47 DE Tim Finucane – Lake Forest College
Is a four-year letter winner who recorded 40 tackles, a sack, forced fumble and fumble recovery in 2017.

21 SS RJ Pompey – Lake Forest College
Was the leading tackler for the Forresters in 2017 with 71 stops including 6.4 tackles for a loss… recorded one interception… In 2016 earned First Team All-Midwest Conference (Defensive Back), First Team All-Midwest Conference (Special Teams), First Team All-West Region, Third Team All-American honors.

11 CB Chase Slagboom – Lake Forest College
A four-year letter winner who recorded 10 tackles in 2017… Returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown in a 28-21 win against Illinois College… Returned 3 kickoffs for 90 yards with a long of 52 yards.

70 OL Tom Steen Lake Forest College
Is a four-year letter winner on the offensive line.

60 LS Ryan Shalosky – Lake Forest College
Is a four-year letter winner, who long-snaps and recorded 2 tackles.

53 DL Hector Mendoza – Lake Forest College
Posted 44 tacks, including 7 for a loss in 2017 along with 4 sacks and a forced fumble.

40 LB Chuan Maiava – North Park Chicago
With his third appearance on the All-College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Team, senior was selected as 1st Team All CCIW and ranks amongst the best in virtually every defensive category in the conference… Receiving second team honors in both 2015 and 2016, Chaun emerged as one of the most elite linebackers in North Park history… On the season, he ranked third in the conference in sacks (8.5), fourth in tackles for a loss (14), a commanding lead in forced fumbles (5) and first in fumbles recovered (4)… Ends his stellar career with 336 total tackles, 20.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, 7 forced fumbles, 8 fumble recoveries and 11 broken up passes.

16 LB Hunter Gruenwald – Ripon College
A 2017 All-Conference Second Team selection… Appeared in all 10 games… Ranked second on the team in tackles with 68 (41 solo), including nine for a loss… Recorded one sack and two interceptions… Forced one fumble…Red Hawk of the Week (11/6/17).

6 DE Vince Stensrud – Ripon College
A 2017 All-Conference Second Team selection… Appeared in all 10 games… Recorded 33 tackles (23 solo), including 9.5 for a loss… Ranked third on the team in sacks (3)… Recorded three pass breakups.

86 TE Tommy Seaver – Salve Regina University
Was a 2017 Team Captain… appeared in nine games… Caught 25 passes, five of which went for touchdowns… A First Team All-CCC selection.

62 OL Nico Aronson – Salve Regina University
Was named to the New England Football Writers (NEFW) Division II/III All-New England team… This is Aronson’s second time earning this honor, previously being named an NEFW All-New England player last season… Aronson started seven games at center for the Seahawks this season and was named the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Offensive Lineman of the Year for the second consecutive season.

8 DB Nyshaun Mark – Siena Heights University
In 2016, appeared in eight games… Had a season high of six tackles and thirty all-purpose yards against Olivet Nazerene (Ill.)… Finished with a total of twenty-eight tackles.

9 QB Garrett Schaller Siena Heights University
Completed 10 of 14 pass attempts for 105 yards and a touchdown… In 2016 appeared in all 10 games… Finished with 111 rushing yards, 47 passing yards and one touchdown.

10 LB Raymond Williams Jr, – Siena Heights University
Recorded 35 tackles, including 4 for a loss in 2017… Had 1.5 sacks and a fumble recovery… In 2016 appeared in all 10 games… Finished with 31 unassisted tackles and 29 assisted tackles and five tackles for a loss of 27 yards… Had a remarkable game against St. Francis (Ind.) with 14 tackles, a forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and a pass break up.

15 FB/RB Braden Meints – Simpson College
A jack-of-all trades throughout his career, Meints did a little bit of everything for the Storm in 2017… Beginning the season as a running back, he transformed into a tight end/running back hybrid by season’s end… The Garner, Iowa native made 30 receptions for 232 yards and two touchdowns, ran for 181 yards on 52 carries, averaged almost 39 yards on eight punts and tallied eight tackles on special teams…. Named second team All-IIAC on offense.

22 CB Dominique, Seagears – Trinity College
Was named to the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Football All-Conference first team… Enjoyed a breakout autumn as a lockdown cornerback, registering 24 tackles, two tackles for loss, five pass breakups, and a fumble recovery in addition to his three interceptions (T2nd in NESCAC)… Returned one pick 100 yards for record-breaking touchdown against Tufts and another 13 yards for a score at Bates… He was honored as the NESCAC Defensive Player of the Week for his play in the win at Tufts… In his career, Seagears made 49 tackles (44 solo) with two tackles for loss, one fumble recovery, four interceptions, and six pass breakups in 26 games.