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           2008 Luther Norse
                    Program/Media Guide
Luther Athletics
2008 Luther Football Schedule                                                                    2008 Iowa Conference Composite Schedule
Date                     Opponent                   Time                    Place                September 6                                    October 11
Sept. 6 ...............St. Olaf.................. 1:00 ....................Home                  UW–Platteville at Buena Vista                  Luther at Waldorf
Sept. 20 .............Dubuque* ............. 1:00 ....................Home                       Lakeland at Central                            Buena Vista at Loras
Sept. 27 .............. Simpson* ................1:00 ....... Indianola, Iowa                    Grinnell at Cornell                            Dubuque at Central
Oct. 4 .................Central* ................ 1:00 ....................Home                  Monmouth at Loras                              Simpson at Cornell
Oct. 11................ Waldorf ...................1:00 .... Forest City, Iowa                   St. Olaf (MN) at Luther                        Wartburg at Coe
                                                                                                 Grand View at Simpson                          October 18
Oct. 18................ Buena Vista* ...........1:00 ... Storm Lake, Iowa
                                                                                                 St. Norbert at Wartburg                        Central at Coe
Oct. 25 ...............Coe*...................... 1:00 ....................Home
                                                                                                 Rockford at Dubuque                            Cornell at Dubuque
Nov. 1 ................. Wartburg* ...............1:00 ......... Waverly, Iowa                   Coe at Augustana (IL)
Nov. 8 ................Cornell*................. Noon ..................Home                                                                    Loras at Wartburg
Nov. 15 ............... Loras*......................1:00 .......Dubuque, Iowa                                                                   Luther at Buena Vista
                                                                                                 September 13
* conference contests                                                                                                                           October 25
                                   All Luther home football games will be broadcast              Carleton at Cornell
                                   live via video streaming at http://sports.luther.edu/         Loras at Millikin                              Waldorf at Buena Vista
                                   video/.                                                       Simpson at Northwestern                        Central at Cornell
                                                                                                   (MN)                                         Coe at Luther
                                                                                                 Wartburg at Augsburg                           Dubuque at Loras
                                                                                                 Dubuque at Redlands                            Waldorf at Simpson
                                                                                                 Gustavus Adolphus at Coe                       November 1
Luther College Quick Facts
                                                                                                 September 20                                   Buena Vista at Coe
Location ............................................................... Decorah, Iowa           Coe at Cornell                                 Loras at Central
Founded ............................................................................. 1861       Dubuque at Luther                              Luther at Wartburg
President ........................................ Richard L. Torgerson, Ph.D.                   Simpson at Buena Vista                         Simpson at Dubuque
Enrollment ......................................................................... 2,500       Wartburg at Central                            November 8
National Affiliation ....................................................... NCAA III                                                           Central at Buena Vista
                                                                                                 September 27
Conference ............................................ Iowa Conference (IIAC)                                                                  Cornell at Luther
                                                                                                 Buena Vista at Dubuque
Director of Athletics ........................................... Joe Thompson                   Cornell at Wartburg                            Dubuque at Wartburg
Assistant Director of Athletics ..........................Jane Hildebrand                        Loras at Coe                                   Loras at Simpson
Sports Information Director .............................. Dave Blanchard                        Luther at Simpson                              November 15
Sports Information Phone .................................. (563) 387-1586                       Central at Albion (MI)                         Buena Vista at Cornell
Sports Information E-mail ........................ blanchda@luther.edu                                                                          Simpson at Central
                                                                                                 Oct. 4
Athletic Department FAX ................................... (563) 387-1228                                                                      Coe at Dubuque
                                                                                                 Central at Luther
Athletic Homepage ...............................http://sports.luther.edu                        Coe at Simpson                                 Luther at Loras
Athletic Sports Scoreboard ................................ (563) 387-1735                       Cornell at Loras
Athletic Trainers ...............................Brian Solberg, Kris Agena,                      Wartburg at Buena Vista
                                                         Beth Nicklay, Chris Kamm
Director of Facilities ............................................. Roger Jaeger
Equipment Manager ................................................Jeff O’Gara
Stadium ............................................................Carlson Stadium
Capacity ............................................................................ 5,000
Turf ....................................................................... Natural Grass
Colors ................................................................ Blue and White
Nickname ..........................................................................Norse

Photo credits: Individual photos of team and coaches by Chip Peterson, Peterson Photography, Decorah; all others, Luther College Sports Information Department.




Table of Contents

The Coaching Staff ............................................................... 1–2           Geographical Roster .............................................................. 13
Captains ................................................................................... 3   The Record Book .............................................................. 14–17
Returning Letter Winners ..................................................... 4–7               Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference ........................ 18–20
The Norse ........................................................................... 8–10       Why Luther ....................................................................... 21–25
The Aztec Bowl ...................................................................... 11         A Century of Excellence ......................................................... 25
Alphabetical Roster ................................................................ 12
The Coaching Staff
         Mike Durnin                                                                            ”Mike Durnin has a great
         Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator                                                       understanding of what
	        •	   Begins	first	season	as	head	coach                                                 winning football is all
	        •	   Offensive	coordinator	and	quarterback	coach
                                                                                                about, along with excellent
	        •	   Has	over	20	years	of	collegiate	coaching	experience
	        •	   Takes	over	Norse	program	after	serving	seven	years	                               communication skills and the
              as an assistant at University of Wisconsin–La Crosse                              ability to relate positively
	        •	   During	his	tenure	at	La	Crosse,	the	Eagles	played	in	                             with players. I am convinced
              the NCAA III playoffs four of the past six years
	        •	   Had	an	all-league	defensive	lineman	each	year	while	
                                                                                                the players on his teams will
              at La Crosse; once having the WIAC Player of the                                  find their experience both
              Year                                                                              successful	and	enjoyable.“
	        •	   Was	backfield	coach	and	recruiting	coordinator	at	
              Illinois	State	1992-93                                                            —Mike Eayrs, director of
	        •	   Spent	seven	years	at	the	University	of	Puget	Sound	                               research and development,
              splitting time between offensive and defensive
                                                                                                Green Bay Packers
              coordinator
	        •	   Started	collegiate	coaching	career	at	Minnesota	
              State–Mankato
	        •	   Hometown:	Milwaukee,	Wis.




         Benny Boyd                                                         Dan Marlow
         Co-Defensive Coordinator/Special Teams Administrator               Co-Defensive Coordinator/Recruiting Coordinator
	        •	 Begins	seventh	season	with	the	Norse                       	    •	   Begins	10th	season	as	defensive	coordinator
	        •	 Will	also	be	coaching	defensive	backs                      	    •	   Will	also	be	coaching	the	linebackers	this	season
	        •	 2000	graduate	of	Aurora	University                         	    •	   1988	graduate	of	Luther	College
	        •	 Graduate	assistant	at	Aurora	University	from	2000-01       	    •	   Assistant	coach	and	recruiting	coordinator	at	Oregon	
	        •	 Three-year	starter	and	two-time	all-conference	                      State	University	from	1991-96
            performer at defensive back                                	    •	   Graduate	assistant	coach	at	the	University	of	
	        •	 Also	serves	as	an	instructor	in	the	health	and	physical	             Nevada–Las	Vegas	1990
            education department                                       	    •	   Graduate	assistant	at	Northern	Illinois	in	1989
	        •	 Hometown:	Dixon,	Ill.                                      	    •	   Two-time	all-conference	offensive	lineman	for	the	
                                                                                 Norse
                                                                       	    •	   Inducted	into	Luther	Athletic	Hall	of	Fame	in	1998
                                                                       	    •	   Hometown:	Lone	Rock,	Iowa



         Roger Jaeger                                                       Dick Wuest
         Defensive Line                                                     Running Backs
	        •	 Begins	his	27th	year	as	a	member	of	the	Norse	             	    •	 Begins	his	13th	season	with	the	Norse
            coaching staff                                             	    •	 1956	graduate	of	Luther	College
	        •	 1971	graduate	of	the	University	of	Wisconsin               	    •	 Served	32	years	as	head	coach	of	Decorah	High	
	        •	 Signed	with	the	Atlanta	Falcons	in	1971                            School, posting a record of 182-80
	        •	 Prior	to	joining	Luther	staff,	he	coached	at	University	   	    •	 Led	Decorah	to	13	Northeast	Iowa	Conference	titles,	
            of Wisconsin–La Crosse and Waldorf College                         qualified for the state playoffs 10 times (including
	        •	 Also	serves	as	director	of	facilities	and	recreational	            six	straight	from	1986-91),	and	won	four	state	
            sports                                                             championships	(including	three	straight	from	1987-89)
	        •	 Hometown:	Ashippun,	Wis.                                   	    •	 Inducted	into	Luther	Athletic	Hall	of	Fame	in	1988
                                                                       	    •	 Hometown:	La	Crosse,	Wis.




         Luke Knauf                                                         Brian Eayrs
         Offensive Line                                                     Receivers
	        •	 Begins	his	first	season	as	assistant	offensive	            	    •	 Begins	his	first	season	as	receivers	coach
            coordinator and offensive line coach                       	    •	 2004	graduate	of	Augsburg	College
	        •	 2007	graduate	of	the	University	of	Wisconsin               	    •	 2004	graduate	assistant	at	Augsburg	College,	where	
	        •	 Played	offensive	line	for	the	Badgers	from	2003-06                 he played quarterback
	        •	 Prior	to	joining	the	Norse	staff	he	served	as	the	         	    •	 Served	the	last	two	years	with	the	Minnesota	Vikings	
            assistant offensive line coach at University of                    personnel department
            Wisconsin–La Crosse                                        	    •	 In	2005	he	was	a	graduate	assistant	for	Mike	Durnin	
	        •	 His	father,	Tom,	was	inducted	into	the	Wisconsin	                  at University of Wisconsin–La Crosse
            Football Coaches Fall of Fame in 2007                      	    •	 Spent	two	years	coaching	receivers	at	Minnesota	
		       •	 Hometown:	Stratford,	Wis.                                          powerhouse Eden Prairie High School from 2003-04
                                                                       	    •	 His	father,	Mike,	who	served	as	an	assistant	coach	for	
                                                                       	    	 Luther	in	1984,	is	the	director	of	research	and	
                                                                               development for the Green Bay Packers
                                                                       		   •	 Hometown:	Chaska,	Minn.
The Coaching Staff
         Andrew Leffler                                                  Darrick Olson
         Student Coach/Assistant Offensive Line                          Student Coach/Assistant Defensive Backs
	        •	 First	year	as	student	coach               	                  •	 First	year	as	student	coach
	        •	 Major:	environmental	studies              	                  •	 Major:	physical	education	and	sports	management
	        •	 Hometown:	Eaton,	Colo.                    	                  •	 Hometown:	Decorah,	Iowa




         Greg Schutte                                                    Will McAdams
         Student Coach/Assistant Running Backs                           Student Coach/Assistant Wide Receivers
	        •	 Second	year	as	student	coach              	                  •	 First	year	as	student	coach
	        •	 Major:	psychology                         	                  •	 Hometown:	Country	Club	Hills,	Ill.
	        •	 Hometown:	Castalia,	Iowa




Strength and Conditioning
                                                      David O’Connor begins his first year as strength and
                                                      conditioning coach.
                                                      A 2001 graduate of Colorado State University–Pueblo,
                                                      O’Connor earned his master of science degree in exercise
                                                      strength from Appalachian State University, Boone, N.C.
                                                      While at Appalachian State, he also served as the assistant
                                                      strength and conditioning coach in 2003 and 2005, and the
                                                      interim head strength coach in 2004.
                                                      Most recently, O’Connor worked in Colorado Springs,
                                                      Colo., as a personal trainer for Gold’s Gym. He moved
                                                      back to Colorado Springs after serving as the strength
                                                      and conditioning coach for the United States Bobsled and
                                                      Skeleton Federation developmental athletes in Lake Placid,
                                                      N.Y.
                                                      “I	am	excited	to	have	David	join	us	at	Luther	College,”	stated	
                                                      Coach	Durnin.	“His	knowledge	and	experience	will	greatly	
                                                      enhance the total development of our football team. I, along
                                                      with our entire athletic program, look forward to working with
                                                      David in the weeks, months, and years to come.”




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Captains
                        72       Spencer Allen                                                              44       Jeremy Klein
                        Sr        OL          6-4          350                                              Sr        LB         6-1         240
                        Southlake, Texas/Carroll                                                            Plymouth, Minn./Wayzata
                        Will return to his duties as the starting tackle this                               Recorded 35 tackles in his first season as a full-time
                        season…“Tex”	was	a	second-team	all-conference	                                      linebacker…also tallied three sacks and forced one
                        honoree last season…multiple letter winner while at                                 fumble…named Defensive Rookie of the Year…
                        Carroll High School…member of the 2002 Class 5A                                     twice earned all-Classic Lake Conference honors
                        state championship and 2003 state runner-up football                                as a running back for Wayzata High School…also
                        teams…son of Jim and Cathy Allen.                                                   earned all-state honors as a member of the 4 X 200
                                                                                                            relay	team	in	track	and	field…joined	the	Norse	after	
                                                                                                            transferring from Scottsdale Community College…
                                                                                                            married to Erica Klein and father of Isabelle Ann…
                                                                                                            son of Chris and Jeanna Klein.




                        27       Alex Mierau                                                                90       Brandon Rickertsen
                         Sr        LB          6-2         215                                             Sr        DL          6-1        255
                         Rushford, Minn./Rushford-Peterson                                                 Bryant, Iowa/Northeast
                         Earned his second letter last season…will take over                               Three-year letter winner for the Norse…returns after
                         starting duties at linebacker this season…recorded                                missing	most	of	last	season	due	to	injury…has	been	
                         39	tackles	and	one	interception	during	the	2007	                                  credited with 41 tackles during his career…multiple
                         campaign, increasing his career total to 82 tackles…                              letter winner in three sports while at Northeast High
                         multiple letter winner in football, basketball, and                               School…two-time all-district offensive and defensive
                         baseball while at Rushford-Peterson High School…as                                lineman…all-state selection as a senior…Wendy’s
                         a senior, he was a member of the state-championship                               Heisman nominee…state qualifier in wrestling at 215
                         football team and state runner-up basketball team…                                pounds and was also named team’s MVP…member
                         named Rushford-Peterson Athlete of the Year…                                      of the National Honor Society, graduating with a 4.0
academic all-state honoree in football…member of the National Honor                 grade point average…also earned all-state honors in speech…son of Jerry and
Society...son of Chuck and Karen Mierau.                                            Gwen Rickertsen.




                        99       Cody Webb
                        Sr        DL          6-3         270
                        Decorah, Iowa
                        Finished the 2007 campaign with a team-best
                        11.5 tackles for loss en route to 53 tackles for the
                        year, third-best on the team…also was credited
                        with 1.5 sacks and three pass breakups…first-team
                        all-Northeast Iowa Conference performer for the
                        Vikings…also earned all-state honors as a member of
                        the 2005 state runner-up Viking football team…son of
                        Mark and Jane Webb.




                                                                                    Jeremy Klein ’09, who moved from fullback to linebacker last season, was named
                                                                                    Defensive Rookie of the Year.




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Returning Letter Winners
                         4        Tyler Bass
                         Jr        RB         5-9        190
                         Blooming Prairie, Minn.
                         Two-year letter winner for the Norse as a running
                         back…during his career he has also been used on
                         special teams as a return specialist…was named
                         Offensive Rookie of the Year following his freshman
                         campaign…rushed for 1,845 career yards and 41
                         touchdowns while at Blooming Prairie High School…
                         tallied 28 touchdowns his senior year, including six in
                         one game...all-state honorable mention honoree…
                         played in the Minnesota State All-Star Football
                         game...son of Timothy and Sandy Kae Bass.




                         57       Will Bothe
                         Sr        LB          6-0          240
                         Decorah, Iowa
                         Earned his first collegiate letter last season…multiple
                         letter winner in football and soccer while attending
                         Decorah High School…named all-district twice…
                         captain of the football team his senior year…son of
                         Paul Bothe and Donna Nicks.
                                                                                        Andrew Burkle ’09 begins his fourth season as the Norse punter.




                         6        Andrew Burkle
                          Sr       Punter      6-0         185
                          Monona, Iowa/MFL MarMac
                          Two-year letter winner who returns for his fourth
                          year as the Norse punter…punted 57 times this past
                          season, averaging 33.5 yards per punt…has never had
                          a punt blocked during his career in a Norse uniform…
                          was credited with 15 punts inside the 20-yard line
                          during the 2007 campaign…ranks 14th on the Norse
                          career punting list with 3,142 yards…lettered in five
                          sports while at MFL MarMac High School…two-time
                          academic all-conference honoree in football…set the
school record with eight three-point baskets in one game…son of Todd and
Patty Burkle.


                                                                                        Norse Nation: Best in the Iowa Conference! Luther completed the 2007 home
                         46       Lee Christians                                        schedule averaging 3,500 fans per game.
                         Sr       DB            5-8         175
                         Lehigh, Iowa/Southeast Webster
                         Earned his first letter last season as a key contributor
                         on special teams…earned four letters in basketball,
                         track, and baseball while attending Southeast Webster
                         High School…three-year letter winner in football
                         while earning all-district honors as many times…also
                         three-time all-conference performer in baseball…son
                         of Gary and Martha Christians.




                         76       Cody Edwards
                         Jr       DL          6-3          335
                         Rock Falls, Ill.
                         Earned his second letter last season…saw action in all
                         10 games on the defensive line, recording 32 tackles…
                         multiple letter winner in football and wrestling while
                         at Rock Falls High School…two-time all-conference
                         performer	in	football	who	recorded	209	career	
                         tackles…state qualifier in wrestling as a senior…son of
                         Suzanne Edwards.
                                                                                        Cody Edwards ’10 was credited with 32 tackles, four for loss from the nose guard
                                                                                        position.
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Returning Letter Winners
                          23       Jordan Grimm                                                                 66      Kyle Grundmeyer
                           So        DB          6-1         200                                                Sr        OL          6-1        245
                           Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Kennedy                                                           Aurora, Iowa/Oelwein
                           Did all kickoff duties en route to earning his first                                 Will return as the Norse left guard…participated in
                           collegiate letter…averaged 55 yards per kickoff and                                  football, basketball, and golf while at Oelwein High
                           also called upon to be the place kicker for field goals                              School…twice lettered in football and named to the
                           35-yards and out…is slated to take over the place                                    all-academic team…salutatorian of his class…member
                           kicking duties this season…multiple letter winner in                                 of the National Honor Society…son of Les and
                           football and soccer while attending John F. Kennedy                                  Christine Grundmeyer.
                           High School…twice named first-team all-conference
                           and first-team all-metro as well as second-team all-
                           state as a kicker…holds four kicking school records,
including longest field goal (47-yards), most field goals in a season and career…
the Cougars captured the Mississippi Valley Conference title and reached
the semifinals of the state tournament in 2005 and were a state tournament
participant in 2006…son of Lance and Jill Grimm.

                          5        Sean Hood                                                                    7       Blake Humpal
                          Sr        DB           6-0        185                                                 Sr        DB          5-10       190
                          Manson, Iowa/Manson NW Webster                                                        Manchester, Iowa/Maquoketa Valley
                          Was credited with 16 tackles last season en route to                                  Will take over the starting duties at corner back this
                          his second collegiate letter…multiple letter winner                                   season…two-year letter winner who was credited with
                          in football, basketball, and track while at Manson                                    14 tackles last season…two-time all-district honoree
                          Northwest Webster High School…twice named team                                        in football for Maquoketa Valley High School…earned
                          MVP on offense in football…rushed for 2,205 career                                    all-state honors in baseball…state meet qualifier in
                          yards…also named team MVP of the basketball                                           track as a senior…member of the National Honor
                          team…three times qualified for the state track meet,                                  Society…son of Greg and Barb Drew.
                          placing	fifth	in	the	long	jump	as	a	senior…son	of	Joe	
                          Hood and Julie Ashbrook.




                          8        Jesse Kent                                                                   98      Bobby Kuennen
                            Sr       WR          6-1         185                                                Jr        DL          6-4          260
                            Manchester, Iowa/West Delaware                                                      Decorah, Iowa
                            Made an immediate impact during his first season                                    Earned his first collegiate letter this past season,
                            in a Norse uniform…led the receiving corps with                                     seeing action in nine games…recorded 4.5 sacks and
                            38 catches for 408 yards and three touchdowns…                                      17 tackles…named Most Improved Defensive Player…
                            joined	the	Norse	as	a	junior	after	transferring	from	                               multiple letter winner in football, wrestling, and
                            North Iowa Area Community College…two-time all-                                     baseball for the Decorah Vikings…named first-team
                            conference selection and second-team all-state as a                                 all-conference in football…captain of the wrestling
                            defensive back for West Delaware High School…set                                    team…son of Tom and Lois Kuennen.
                            the school career interception record with 12…also
                            multiple letter winner in baseball and track…named
all-conference twice and first-team all-state once in baseball…two-time state
track	qualifier	in	three	events	(long	jump,	4	X	100,	4	X	200)…son	of	Karen	Kent	
and Ben Kent.


                          2        Kris McAllister
                        Jr        WR           6-0         185
                        Tiffin, Iowa/Clear Creek Amana
                        Earned his first letter last season…listed as a wide
                        receiver but also saw time on the defensive side of the
                        football, recording five tackles and one interception…
                        he was also a member of the special teams, where
                        he returned two kickoffs averaging 22.5 yards per
                        return…multiple letter winner in track and football
                        while at Clear Creek Amana High School…also
                        participated in basketball and baseball…for four years
                        he was named to all-district and all-area teams at both
running back and corner back…son of Pete and Kristy McAllister.




                                                                                         Bobby Kuennen ’10 was selected the 2007 Most Improved
                                                                                         Defensive Player.


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Returning Letter Winners
                          83       Benjamin Moe
                          Sr        TE          6-5        245
                          River Falls, Wis.
                          Two-year letter winner…multiple letter winner in
                          football, basketball, and track while at River Falls High
                          School…all-conference, all-region, and honorable
                          mention all-state tight end…played in the Wisconsin
                          29th	annual	Shrine	Bowl…was	also	a	member	of	the	
                          Wildcats state tournament basketball team…son of
                          Paul and Lori Moe.




                          71       Chad Nelson
                          Sr        OL         6-4          280
                          Northfield, Minn.
                          Three-year letter winner who is slated to be the
                          starting left tackle…multiple letter winner in three
                          sports while at Northfield High School…all-Missota
                          Conference honoree in football and was a member of
                          the Raiders state semifinalist team in 2004…qualified           Benjamin Moe ’09 is a two-year starter at tight end.
                          for the Minnesota state wrestling tournament in the
                          heavyweight division…son of Mark and Becky Nelson.




                          32       Eric Olson                                                                       24       Stew Otting
                          Sr        TE          6-0        245                                                      Sr       WR            6-2        190
                          Chicago Heights, Ill./Homewood-Flossmoor                                                  Cascade, Iowa
                          Two-year	letter	winner…joined	the	Norse	after	two	                                        Earned his first letter in Norse uniform last season…
                          years at Slippery Rock University, where he earned                                        transferred from Iowa Central Community College,
                          two letters in water polo…multiple letter winner                                          where he received academic all-region honors…four
                          in four sports while at Homewood-Flossmoor High                                           sport athlete while attending Cascade High School…
                          School…earned high school All-America honors in                                           named all-conference and received most improved
                          both swimming and water polo…son of Lance and                                             award…holds the school record for passing yards
                          Cindy Olson.                                                                              and completions in one game...also a member of the
                                                                                                                    Norse track team…son of Jeff and Linda Otting.




                                                                                                                    14       Darin Schneider
                                                                                                                 Jr          DB        6-0         185
                                                                                                                 Mount Carroll, Ill./West Carroll
                                                                                                                 Saw action in four games last season en route to
                                                                                                                 his first letter…also a two-year letter winner as a
                                                                                                                 member of the Norse baseball team…twice earned
                                                                                                                 all-conference and all-district honors in football for
                                                                                                                 the West Carroll Thunder…also selected first-team
                                                                                                                 all-conference in baseball three times…lettered
                                                                                                                 four times in football and baseball and three times
                                                                                                                 in basketball…played a key role in the Thunder’s
                                                                                                                 regional championship and sectional final basketball
                                                                                          and baseball teams…son of Tim and Tammy Schneider.




                                                                                                                    75       John Stoltenberg
                                                                                                                    Jr        OL           6-4       255
                                                                                                                    St. Paul, Minn./Mahtomedi
                                                                                                                    Returns as the starting center after earning his first
                                                                                                                    collegiate letter last season…while at Mahtomedi
                                                                                                                    High School, he lettered in football and wrestling,
                                                                                                                    earning all-conference honors in both sports…
                                                                                                                    helped pave the way for the Zephs to capture the
                                                                                                                    Classic Conference football championship and finish
John Stoltenberg ’10 returns as the starting offensive center.                                                      the year as section runners-up…served as captain of
                                                                                                                    both football and wrestling teams...son of Phillip and
                                                                                                                    Jessica Stoltenberg.

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Returning Letter Winners
                        45       Kyle Stoner                                                                  37        Trevor Theobald
                        Jr        LB           6-0         215                                                Jr        DB          6-2         215
                        North Liberty, Iowa/Clear Creek Amana                                                 Blanchardville, Wis./Pecatonica
                        Earned his first letter last season…was credited with                                 Two-year letter winner who returns as a starter in
                        five tackles, three of which were solo…letter winner                                  the defensive backfield…recorded 47 tackles a year
                        in football, track, and baseball while at Clear Creek                                 ago, fifth-best on the squad…tallied one interception
                        Amana High School…three-time all-district honorable                                   and five pass break-ups…first-team all-conference
                        mention linebacker who served as team captain for                                     linebacker and two-time all-conference wide receiver
                        two years…selected Clippers Defensive MVP his                                         while at Pecatonica High School…also earned all-
                        senior year…academic all-conference honoree three                                     area honors twice as well as all-region and all-state
                        times…son of Ron and Joanne Stoner.                                                   honorable mention recognition as a wide receiver…
                                                                                                              lettered in football, baseball, basketball, and track for
                                                                                    the Vikings…son of Bill and Sue Theobald.




                        47       Zach Topping                                                                 19        Peter Wehr
                        Jr        RB           5-11         225                                               Jr         DB          6-0          185
                        Iowa City, Iowa/Iowa City West                                                        Grinnell, Iowa
                        Earned his first letter in football last season…also                                  Earned his first collegiate letter last season…slated to
                        a two-year letter winner as a member of the Norse                                     be the starter at right corner…letter winner in football,
                        baseball team…multiple letter winner in football,                                     basketball, and track for the Grinnell High Tigers…
                        track, and baseball while at Iowa City West High                                      was a member of a District 6 championship football
                        School…all-Mississippi Valley Conference selection                                    team and the basketball team that placed third at the
                        in football and baseball…also named first-team all-                                   3A state tournament as a senior…also a two-year state
                        district and all-area…a second-team all-state honoree                                 qualifier in track…named to the academic all-state and
                        in baseball…academic all-conference honoree in all                                    all-conference lists in all three sports…member of the
                        three sports…son of Tom and Lisa Topping.                                             National Honor Society…son of Jerry Wehr and Carol
                                                                                    Myers.




Alan Thorsen ‘11 and Molly Marquard ‘11 are video managers.


                                                                                    Luther Athletic Hall of Fame member Larry Davis ’84, who played
                                                                                    for the Norse from 1980–83, ended his career ranked third in career
                                                                                    rushing yardage with 3,278 yards.




                                                                                7
The Norse




Alex Anderson-Kahl    Nic Barclay           Brandon Boles                      Jered Bourquin                     Isaac Bright
Fr  LB 6-2 165        Jr   K     5-11 195   Fr   OL 6-3 240                    Fr   WR 6-1      185               Fr   RB 5-11 170
Vermillion, S.D.      Apple Valley, Minn.   Estes Park, Colo.                  Lena, Ill.                         Van Meter, Iowa




Nathan Burger         Bruce Clark
Sr   RB 5-7     190   Fr   DB 6-2 190
Delhi, Iowa           Riverdale, Iowa




JJ Cook               Charles Crum          Jesse Kent ’09 led the Luther receiving corps last season with 38 catches for 408 yards and three
Jr  DB 6-0 190        Sr  WR 5-11 150       touchdowns.
Decorah, Iowa         DeKalb, Ill.




Blaine Dannen         Brian Darling         Dalen Dirth                        Robert Dolan                       Ben Ellison
Fr   LB 6-0 230       Fr  DB 5-10 180       Fr   QB 6-2 195                    Sr  WR 6-2 185                     Fr   OL 6-1       225
Des Moines, Iowa      Humboldt, Iowa        Apple Valley, Minn.                Manchester, Iowa                   Duluth, Minn.




Peter Ferrell         Ryan Fett             Erik Gustaf                        Will Hagan                         Chris Harbaugh
So. OL 6-1      250   Fr   DB 6-2 180       Sr   DL 6-1 220                    Fr   WR 6-0       170              So DB 5-9 150
Clive, Iowa           Glenville, Minn.      Bentonville, Ark.                  Austin, Minn.                      Manchester, Iowa




                                                            8
The Norse




Luke Holsten                        Jordan Humpal                        Josh Humpal                           Justin Kaspryk     Jason Knapp
So DL 6-1 315                       Fr   TE 6-3 170                      Fr   LB 5-11 205                      Fr  DL 6-1 190     So DL 5-11 230
Stillwater, Minn.                   La Crescent, Minn.                   La Crescent, Minn.                    Woodstock, Ill.    Longville, Minn.




Zach Kotz                           Luke Langfeldt                       Cory Lee                              Derek Leigh        Jake Madrinich
So DL 6-3          270              So TE 6-3 210                        Sr   DB 6-1        205                So RB 5-11 165     Sr   OL 6-1     295
Lamoni, Iowa                        Minneapolis, Minn.                   Huxley, Iowa                          Long Grove, Iowa   Chaska, Minn.




Kyle McGivney                       Shane McGuire                        Ryan Miller                           Ryan Monroe        Nathan Neblung
So LB        6-4   215              Fr   DL 6-0 315                      Fr  DL 6-5 190                        So RB 5-11 210     Sr   K/P 6-2    200
Lena, Ill.                          Highland, Wis.                       Rochester, Minn.                      Ossian, Iowa       Bryant, Iowa




Brett Scheetz ’07, a two-time all-conference receiver, ranks third on the all-time receiving list with 1,888
yards.




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The Norse




John Nelson          Dan Nytes             Brandon Olson           Darren Oxton             Josh Patterson
Sr   QB 6-3 190      Sr   OL 5-11 260      Sr  DL 6-1 190          Jr   WR 6-0 175          So DB        6-0   170
Dellwood, Minn.      Northfield, Minn.     Wahkon, Minn.           Lakeville, Minn.         Zion, Ill.




Paul Pierson         Donterrious Porter    Chris Reynolds          Joe Rosholt              Zac Ruckebeil
Jr  DL 6-3 230       Fr  RB 5-9 180        Fr   QB 6-0 190         So QB 6-3 195            Sr    TE     6-5   235
Mason City, Iowa     Waterloo, Iowa        West Des Moines, Iowa   Manchester, Iowa         Zion, Ill.




Trey Scheetz         Dana Schmitt          Matt Sharkey            Ryan Sonnenberg          Derek Staley
Jr   WR 6-2    190   Fr  DB 6-0 170        Fr  WR 6-2 175          Jr   DB 6-0 215          So WR 6-3 185
Oxford, Iowa         Cedar Rapids, Iowa    Green Lake, Wis.        Lakeville, Minn.         Cannon Falls, Minn.




Dusty Steffen        Trent Stonerook       Alex Tomesch            Shaun Vegter             Ryan Vinzant
Fr  DB 6-2 180       So QB 6-3       200   Fr   OL 6-3 230         So OL 6-1        285     Fr  DB 6-1 180
Decorah, Iowa        Arvada, Colo.         Bettendorf, Iowa        Morrison, Ill.           Ham Lake, Minn.




Anthony Walls        Rick Westermann       Christopher Wuebker     George Zacharakis-Jutz
Sr     WR 5-10 175   So LB 5-10 200        Sr   DL 6-2      230    So DB 6-0        185
Tiffin, Iowa         Duvall, Wash.         Sac City, Iowa          Solon, Iowa




                                                            10
The Aztec Bowl
The past three years, Luther has had players
selected to participate in the prestigious Aztec
Bowl which featured NCAA Division III seniors
against the top collegiate players from Mexico.
USA Football, the sport’s national governing
body charged with leading its development on
a grassroots level—teamed with the American
Football Coaches Association for the first time
in 2007 to co-sponsor the United States Division
III National Team that faced Mexico in the 2007
Aztec Bowl in Chihuahua, Mexico.                          Defensive back Sam
                                                          McDonald ’06—a three-
The 2007 event was the 37th edition of Mexico’s
                                                          time all-conference
annual season-ending college football game.
                                                          performer—was selected
The United States defeated Mexico 37-10,
                                                          for the 2005 Aztec
increasing its series lead to 10-1 since the game
                                                          Bowl. He was the first
featured	Division	III	seniors	starting	in	1997.	
                                                          Norse player to receive
Prior	to	1997,	Mexico	posted	a	record	of	11-
                                                          an invitation to this
14-1	versus	a	mixture	of	junior	college,	NCAA,	
                                                          prestigious senior bowl.
and NAIA schools, and military and international
teams.
Current NFL players who have participated in
the Aztec Bowl include Washington Redskins
linebacker	London	Fletcher	(1997,	John	Carroll);	
Redskins defensive back Byron Westbrook
(2006, Salisbury); Buffalo Bills running back
Fred Jackson (2002, Coe); Pittsburgh Steelers
linebacker	Clint	Kriewaldt	(1998,	Wisconsin–
Stevens Point), and New York Jets linebacker              Kyle Pearson ’07 holds six
Jason Trusnik (2006, Ohio Northern). Jackson              receiving school records,
was the MVP of the 2002 game. Fletcher,                   including career receiving
Kriewaldt, Jackson, and Trusnik all served as             yards (3,424). A two-time
Team USA captains.                                        all-conference performer,
Two former Team Mexico players were also on               Pearson played in the
NFL rosters in 2007—Houston Texans linebacker             2006 Aztec Bowl.
Eduardo Casteneda (2005-06- Monterrey Tech)
and Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Ramiro
Pruneda (2002-06, Monterrey Tech).
“The	Aztec	Bowl	has	become	a	true	showcase	
for Division III football,” says AFCA Executive
Director	Grant	Teaff.	“Hundreds	of	players	at	
that level have had the opportunity to cap stellar
college careers by representing the United
States and our sport on an international stage
against	Mexico.	We	are	proud	to	be	joined	
by USA Football as we move into our second
decade of competition in this unique event.”




                                                          Tyler Sherden ’08 set
                                                          the	single-game—297	
                                                          yards—and single-season
                                                          —1,575 yards—school
                                                          records last season en
                                                          route to AFCA first-team
                                                          All-America honors in
                                                          2007. He completed his
                                                          career with 3,462 yards,
                                                          which ranks third all-time.



                                                     11
Alphabetical Roster
No     Name               Pos Ht Wt               Yr                        Hometown/HS              No Name                   Pos    Ht     Wt     Yr                        Hometown/HS
72     Spencer Allen***   OL 6-4 350              Sr.             Southlake, Texas/Carroll           45 Kyle Stoner*           LB     6-0    215    Jr.                  North Liberty, Iowa/
50     Alex Anderson-Kahl LB 6-2 165              Fr.           Vermillion, S.D./Vermillion                                                                               Clear Creek Amana
3
	 4	   Nic	Barclay	        K	 5-11	 195	          Jr.	  Apple	Valley,	Minn./Apple	Valley             9	 	Trent	Stonerook	    QB	      6-3	   200	   So.	         Arvada,	Colo./Arvada	West
	 4	   Tyler	Bass**	      RB	 5-9	 190	           Jr.	            Blooming	Prairie,	Minn./           37  Trevor Theobald**   DB       6-2    215    Jr.     Blanchardville, Wis./Pecatonica
                                                                           Blooming Prairie          73  Alex Tomesch        OL       6-3    230    Fr.    Bettendorf, Iowa/Pleasant Valley
61     Brandon Boles        OL      6-3    240    Fr.        Estes Park, Colo./Estes Park            47  Zack Topping*       RB      5-11    225    Jr.     Iowa City, Iowa/Iowa City West
57     Will Bothe*          LB      6-0    210    Sr.              Decorah, Iowa/Decorah             52  Shaun Vegter        OL       6-1    285    So.                Morrison, Ill./Morrison
84     Jered Bourquin       WR      6-1    185    Fr                       Lena, Ill./Warren         49	 Ryan	Vinzant	       DB	      6-1	   180	   Fr.	              Ham	Lake,	Minn./Blaine
48     Isaac Bright         RB     5-11    170    Fr.         Van Meter, Iowa/Van Meter               1  Anthony Walls      WR       5-10    175    Sr.     Tiffin, Iowa/Clear Creek Amana
30	    Nathan	Burger	       RB	     5-7	   190	   Sr.	     Delhi,	Iowa/Maquoketa	Valley              99	 Cody	Webb***	       DL	     6-3	    270	   Sr.	              Decorah,	Iowa/Decorah
 6     Andrew Burkle**      K/P     6-0    185    Sr.       Monona, Iowa/MFL Mar Mac                 1
                                                                                                     	 9	Peter	Wehr*	        DB	     6-0	    185	   So.	               Grinnell,	Iowa/Grinnell
46     Lee Christians*      DB      5-8    175    Sr.   Lehigh, Iowa/Southeast Webster               59	 Rick	Westermann	    LB	     5-10	   200	   So.	            Duvall,	Wash./Cedarcrest
28	    Bruce	Clark	         DB	     6-2	   190	   Fr.	    Riverdale,	Iowa/Pleasant	Valley            60  Christopher Wuebker DL       6-2    230    Sr.      Sac City, Iowa/Sac Community
21	    JJ	Cook	             DB	    6-0	    190	   Jr.	             Decorah,	Iowa/Decorah             41  George              DB       6-0    185    So.           Solon, Iowa/Mount Vernon
20     Charles Crum         WR     5-11    150    Sr.                   DeKalb, Ill./DeKalb                Zacharakis-Jutz
58     Blaine Dannen        LB      6-0    230    Fr.           Des Moines, Iowa/Lincoln             * Letters earned
26     Brian Darling        DB     5-10    180    Fr.                     Humboldt, Iowa/
                                                                        South Tama County            Head Coach: Mike Durnin (first year)
18	    Dalen	Dirth	         QB	    6-2	    195	   Fr.	  Apple	Valley,	Minn./Apple	Valley             Assistants: Dan Marlow (co-defensive coordinator/recruiting coordinator), Benny
12     Robert Dolan         WR     6-2     185    Sr.  Manchester, Iowa/West Delaware                   Boyd (co-defensive coordinator/special teams administrator), Roger Jaeger
76     Cody Edwards**       DL     6-3     335    Jr.             Rock Falls, Ill./Rock Falls           (defensive line), Dick Wuest (running backs), Brian Eayrs (receivers), Luke Knauf
62	    Benjamin	Ellison	    OL	    6-1	    225	   Fr.	          Duluth,	Minn./East	Senior               (offensive line)
74     Peter Ferrell        OL     6-1     250    So.                            Clive, Iowa/        Student Coaches: Greg Schutte, Darrick Olson, Andrew Leffler, Will McAdams
                                                                   West Des Moines Valley
25     Ryan Fett            DB     6-2     180    Fr.                  Glenville, Minn./Lyle
23     Jordan Grimm*        DB     6-1     200    So.       Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Kennedy
66     Kyle Grundmeyer*     OL     6-1     245    Sr.                Aurora, Iowa/Oelwein
93	    Erik	Gustaf	         DL	    6-1	    220	   Sr.	      Bentonville,	Ark./Bentonville
87     Will Hagan           WR     6-0     170    Fr.                  Austin, Minn./Austin
22	    Chris	Harbaugh	      DB	    5-9	    150	   So.	 Manchester,	Iowa/West	Delaware
77     Luke Holsten         OL     6-1     315    So.           Stillwater, Minn./Stillwater
5      Sean Hood**          DB     6-0     185    Sr.                        Manson, Iowa/
                                                                      Manson NW Webster
7	 	 Blake	Humpal**	        DB	 5-10	 190	        Sr.	                   Manchester,	Iowa/
                                                                         Maquoketa Valley
82     Jordan Humpal        TE     6-3     170    Fr.    La Crescent, Minn./La Crescent
51     Josh Humpal          LB     5-11    205    Fr.    La Crescent, Minn./La Crescent
95	    Justin	Kaspryk	      DL	     6-1	   190	   Fr.	        Woodstock,	Ill./Woodstock
8      Jesse Kent*          WR      6-1    185    Sr.  Manchester, Iowa/West Delaware
44     Jeremy Klein***      LB      6-1    240    Sr.           Plymouth, Minn./Wayzata
94	    Jason	Knapp	         DL	    5-11	   230	   So.	         Longville,	Minn./Northland
70     Zach Kotz            DL      6-3    270    So.                 Lamoni, Iowa/Lamoni
98	    Bobby	Kuennen*	      DL	     6-4	   260	   Jr.	             Decorah,	Iowa/Decorah
91	    Luke	Langfeldt	      TE	     6-3	   210	   So.	    Minneapolis,	Minn./Southwest
42     Cory Lee             DB      6-1    205    Sr.                  Huxley, Iowa/Ballard
31     Derek Leigh          RB     5-11    165    Jr.     Long Grove, Iowa/North Scott
68	    Jake	Madrinich	      OL	     6-1	   295	   Sr.	               Chaska,	Minn./Chaska
2      Kris McAllister*     WR      6-0    185    Jr.    Tiffin, Iowa/Clear Creek Amana
35     Kyle McGivney        LB      6-4    215    So.                      Lena, Ill./Warren
55     Shane McGuire        DL      6-0    315    Fr.             Highland, Wis./Highland
27     Alex Mierau**        LB      6-2    215    Sr. Rushford, Minn./Rushford-Peterson
96	    Ryan	Miller	         DL	     6-5	   190	   Fr.	          Rochester,	Minn./Lourdes
83	    Benjamin	Moe**	      TE	     6-5	   245	   Sr.	         River	Falls,	Wis./River	Falls
43     Ryan Monroe          RB     5-11    210    So.    Ossian, Iowa/South Winneshiek
13     Nathan Neblung       QB      6-2    200    Sr.              Bryant, Iowa/Northeast
71     Chad Nelson***       OL      6-4    280    Sr.        Northfield, Minn./Northfield
16	    John	Nelson	         QB	     6-3	   190	   Sr.	      Dellwood,	Minn./Mahtomedi
56     Dan Nytes            OL     5-11    260    Sr.        Northfield, Minn./Northfield
85	    Brandon	Olson	       DL	     6-1	   190	   Sr.	                  Wahkon,	Minn./Isle
32     Eric Olson**         TE      6-0    245    Sr.                 Chicago Heights, Ill./
                                                                    Homewood-Flossmoor
24	    Stew	Otting*	       WR	     6-2	    190	   Sr.	             Cascade,	Iowa/Cascade
80     Darren Oxton        WR      6-0     175    Jr.    Lakeville, Minn./Lakeville North
3      Alan Patterson       DB     6-0     170    So.                 Zion, Ill./Zion-Benton         Trevor Theobald ’10 tallied 47 tackles and one blocked kick
53     Paul Pierson         DL     6-3     230    Jr.       Mason City, Iowa/Mason City              during the 2007 campaign.
29	    Donterrious	Porter	 RB	     5-9	    180	   Fr.	    Waterloo,	Iowa/Waterloo	West
10	    Chris	Reynolds	      QB	    6-0	    190	   Fr.	     West	Des	Moines,	Iowa/Valley
90	                         D
       Brandon	Rickertsen***	 L	   6-1	    255	   Sr.	             Bryant,	Iowa/Northeast
	 1	
1      Joe	Rosholt	         QB	    6-3	    195	   So.	                    Montrose,	Minn./
                                                                         Watertown-Mayer
15     Zac Ruckebeil        TE     6-5     235    Sr.                 Zion, Ill./Zion-Benton
89	    Trey	Scheetz	        WR	    6-2	    190	   Jr.	 Oxford,	Iowa/Clear	Creek	Amana
22     Dana Schmitt         DB     6-0     170    Fr.          Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Prairie
14     Darin Schneider*     DB     6-0     185    Jr.         Mt. Carroll, Ill./West Carroll
38     Matthew Sharkey      WR     6-2     175    Fr.      Green Lake, Wis./Green Lake
36     Ryan Sonnenburg      DB     6-0     215    Jr.                Lakeville, Minn./North
81     Derek Staley         WR     6-3     185    So. Cannon Falls, Minn./Cannon Falls
20     Dusty Steffen        DB     6-2     180    Fr.              Decorah, Iowa/Decorah
75     John Stoltenberg*    OL     6-4     255    So.          St. Paul, Minn./Mahtomedi


                                                                                                12
Geographical Roster
No     Name                      Yr                High School            Head Coach             No   Name                   Yr                High School           Head Coach
Arkansas                                                                                         Minnesota
93	 Erik	Gustaf	                 Sr.	               Bentonville	             Gary	Wear           34 Nic Barclay              Jr.              Apple Valley
                                                                                                 4   Tyler Bass              Jr.          Blooming Prairie          Chad Gimbal
Colorado
                                                                                                 18 Dalen Dirth              Fr.              Apple Valley                 Fritze
61 Brandon Boles                 Fr.                Estes Park            Tiny Koehler
                                                                                                 62 Ben Ellison              Fr.         Duluth East Senior          Doe Hietala
9	   Trent	Stonerook	           So.	              Arvada	West	            Casey	Coons
                                                                                                 25	 Ryan	Fett	              Fr.	                       Lyle	        Mark	Buntje
Illinois                                                                                         87 Will Hagan               Fr.                      Austin       Tim Hermann
84 Jered Bourquin                Fr.                 Warren               Nate Mullen            92	 Luke	Holsten	          So.	                  Stillwater	     Scott	Hoffman
20 Charles Crum                  Sr.                 DeKalb                Dan Jones             82 Jordan Humpal            Fr.               La Crescent            Brett Vesel
76 Cody Edwards                  Jr.              Rock Falls           Jay Mammoser              51 Josh Humpal              Fr.               La Crescent            Brett Vesel
95	 Justin	Kaspryk	              Fr.	            Woodstock	               Steve	Beard            44 Jeremy Klein             Sr.                   Wayzata        Brad Anderson
35 Kyle McGivney                So.                  Warren            Nathan Mullen             94	 Jason	Knapp	           So.	                 Northland	         Arlan	Jensen
32 Eric Olson                    Sr.     Homewood-Flossmoor                 Tom Baily            91	 Luke	Langfeldt	        So.	     Minneapolis	Southwest	     Sean	McMenomy
3      Josh Patterson           So.             Zion-Benton              Gary Bereiter           68 Jake Madrinich           Sr.                     Chaska          Mark Young
15 Zach Ruckebeil                Sr.            Zion-Benton              Gary Bereiter           27 Alex Mierau              Sr.         Rushford-Peterson         Jim Reinhardt
14 Darin Schneider               Jr.            West Carroll           Brandon Farrell           96	 Ryan	Miller	            Fr.	                   Lourdes	        Mike	Kessler
52 Shaun Vegter                 So.                Morrison              Scott Rickels           71 Chad Nelson              Sr.                 Northfield          Bob Sullivan
                                                                                                 16 John Nelson              Sr.               Mahtomedi           Dave Muetzel
Iowa
                                                                                                 56 Dan Nytes                Sr.                 Northfield          Bob Sullivan
57     Will Bothe                Sr.                  Decorah                   Bill Post
                                                                                                 85 Brandon Olson            Sr.                         Isle         Stan Miller
48     Isaac Bright              Fr.                Van Meter                 Eric Trudo
                                                                                                 80 Darren Oxton             Jr.            Lakeville North         Mike Zweber
30     Nathan Burger             Sr.         Maquoketa Valley               Greg Drew
                                                                                                 11 Joe Rosholt             So.          Watertown Mayer              Ed Rundel
6      Andrew Burkle             Sr.              MFL MarMac            Dan Anderson
                                                                                                 36 Ryan Sonnenburg          Jr.            Lakeville North         Mike Zweber
46     Lee Christians            Sr.        Southeast Webster             Mark Graves
                                                                                                 81 Derek Staley            So.               Cannon Falls          Matt Schultz
28     Bruce Clark               Fr.            Pleasant Valley     Russ Van Wetzinga
                                                                                                 75 John Stoltenberg         Jr.               Mahtomedi           Dave Muetzel
21     JJ Cook                   Jr.                  Decorah                   Bill Post
                                                                                                 49	 Ryan	Vinzant	           Fr.	                     Blaine	   Shannon	Gerretly
58     Blaine Dannen             Fr.                    Lincoln       Tom Mahalarioh
26     Brian Darling             Fr.       South Tama County         Darrell McDonald            South Dakota
12     Robert Dolan              Sr.            West Delaware       Doug Winkowitsch             50 Alex Anderson-Kahl       Fr.                  Vermillion          Gary Culver
74     Peter Ferrell            So.     West Des Moines Valley          Gary Swenson
                                                                                                 Texas
23     Jordan Grimm             So.           John F. Kennedy                 Tim Lewis
                                                                                                 72 Spencer Allen            Sr.                     Carroll         Todd Dodge
66     Kyle Grundmeyer           Sr.                  Oelwein                 Jim Yokus
22     Chris Harbaugh           So.             West Delaware       Doug Winkowitsch             Washington
5      Sean Hood                 Sr.     Manson NW Webster                  Jeff Anliker         59	 Rick	Westermann	       So.	                 Cedarcrest	       Jason	Fredrick
7      Blake Humpal              Sr.         Maquoketa Valley               Greg Drew
                                                                                                 Wisconsin
8      Jesse Kent                Sr.            West Delaware       Doug Winkowitsch
                                                                                                 55 Shane McGuire            Fr.                  Highland           Joel Oleson
70     Zach Kotz                So.                    Lamoni            Bryan Nowlin
                                                                                                 83	 Benjamin	Moe	           Sr.	                River	Falls	        Jon	Bennett
98	    Bobby	Kuennen	            Jr.	                 Decorah	                  Bill	Post
                                                                                                 38 Matt Sharkey             Fr.                Green Lake          Jason Harder
42     Cory Lee                  Sr.                    Ballard            Al Christian
                                                                                                 37 Trevor Theobald          Jr.                Pecatonica       James Strommen
31     Derek Leigh               Jr.               North Scott         Dave Jacobson
2      Kris McAllister           Jr.       Clear Creek Amana              Kris Thorson
43     Ryan Monroe              So.          South Winneshiek        Chuck Stecklberg
13     Nathan Neblung            Sr.                 Northeast          Jeremy Mosier
24     Stew Otting               Sr.                  Cascade             Dave Strang
53     Paul Pierson              Jr.               Mason City                  John Lee
29	    Donterrious	Porter	       Fr.	           Waterloo	West	               Doug	Gee
10     Chris Reynolds            Fr.                     Valley         Gary Swenson
90	    Brandon	Rickertsen	       Sr.	                Northeast	         Jeremy	Mosier
89	    Trey	Scheetz	             Jr.	      Clear	Creek	Amana	             Kris	Thorson
22     Dana Schmitt              Fr.                     Prairie          Craig Jelinek
40     Dusty Steffen             Fr.                  Decorah                   Bill Post
45     Kyle Stoner               Jr.       Clear Creek Amana              Kris Thorson
73     Alex Tomesch              Fr.            Pleasant Valley    Rusty Nanweitzinga
47     Zack Topping              Jr.            Iowa City West             Dan Dvorak
1      Anthony Walls             Sr.       Clear Creek Amana                 Tom Fuller
99	    Cody	Webb	                Sr.	                 Decorah	                  Bill	Post
19	    Peter	Wehr	               Jr.	                  Grinnell	             Jim	Dunne
60     Christopher Wuebker       Sr.           Sac Community              Jeff Niehaus
41     George Zacharakis-Jutz   So.                Mt. Vernon              Jim Bellamy


                                                                                                 Coach Mike Durnin (middle) poses with 2008 team captains (front, left to right)
                                                                                                 Brandon Rickertson and Spencer Allen; (back) Jeremy Klein, Cody Webb, and Alex
                                                                                                 Mierau.




                                                                                            13
The Record Book
Iowa Conference Championships                                                                                                Team Records—Defense
Year                             Coach                            Wins            Losses               Ties                  Fewest Points Allowed
1932.............................Hamlet Peterson..................6 ............... 2 ................0                      Seven Games...................................................................................33,	1923,	4-1-2
1935.............................Hamlet Peterson..................7 ............... 1 ................0                      Eight Games ............................................................18,	1932,	6-2	IIAC	Champions
1938.............................Hamlet Peterson..................5 ............... 2 ................1                      Nine Games.............................................................43,	1971,	8-1	IIAC	Champions
1941.............................Hamlet Peterson..................5 ............... 1 ................1                      10 Games ...........................................................................................89,	1986,	7-3
1954.............................Edsel Schweizer ...................9 ............... 0 ................0
                                                                                                                             Most Points Allowed
1957.............................Edsel Schweizer ...................8 ............... 1 ................0
                                                                                                                             Game ..........................................................................76	vs.	Simpson,	1998,	76-29
1960.............................Edsel Schweizer ...................8 ............... 1 ................0
                                                                                                                             Season ..................................................................................................... 347,	1998
1963.............................Edsel Schweizer ...................9 ............... 0 ................0
1970.............................Edsel Schweizer ...................8 ............... 2 ................0                    Lowest Total Offense Allowed
1971.............................Edsel Schweizer ...................8 ............... 1 ................0                    Game ..............................................................................12	vs.	William	Penn,	1987
1978.............................Bob Naslund ........................6 ............... 3 ................0                   Season ................................................................1,019,	1954,	9-0	IIAC	Champions
                                                                                                                             Lowest Rushing Yardage Allowed
Team Records—Offense                                                                                                         Game ...............................................................................-31	vs.	Upper	Iowa,	1959
                                                                                                                             Season ..................................................................518,	1971,	8-1	IIAC	Champions
Rushing
                                                                                                                             Lowest Passing Yardage Allowed
Game ............................................................................579	vs.	William	Penn,	1963
                                                                                                                             Game .................................................................................. 0	vs.	Buena	Vista,	1955
Season ................................................................3,204,	1963,	9-0	IIAC	Champions
                                                                                                                             Season ...........................................................................................568,	1955,	9-0-1
Passing
                                                                                                                             Most Passes Intercepted
Game .............................................................................. 375 vs. Buena Vista, 2006
                                                                                                                             Game ..................................................................................... 6	vs.	Wartburg,	1980
Season .................................................................................................. 2,694,	2006
                                                                                                                             Season .....................................................................24,	1954,	9-0	IIAC	Champions
Total Offense
                                                                                                                             Most Fumbles Recovered
Game ...........................................................................601	vs.	William	Penn,	1983
                                                                                                                             Game .................................................................................. 6	vs.	Upper	Iowa,	1978
Season	(9	game) .................................................3,833,	1963,	9-0	IIAC	Champions
                                                                                                                             	                                                                                             6	vs.	Central,	1987
Season (10 game) ................................................................................. 4,455, 2006
                                                                                                                             Season .............................................................................................22,	1987,	8-2-0
Points
Game ....................................................................................74 vs. Dubuque, 2000
	                                                                                         74	vs.	Simpson,	1961
Conf. Season ........................................................305,	1963,	9-0	IIAC	Champions
Season ...................................................................312,	1954,	9-0	IIAC	Champions
Most Wins
Conference ................................................................9,	1963,	9-0	IIAC	Champions
Season .......................................................................9,	1954,	9-0	IIAC	Champions
	                                                                                             9,	1955,	9-0-1
	                                                                             9,	1963,	9-0	IIAC	Champions
Winning Streaks
Conference ...........................................................................................12,	1953-55
Conference Without Defeat but Tie .............................15,	1953-55,	14	wins,	1	tie
All Games .............................................................................................15,	1953-55
All Games Without Defeat but Tie ................................21,	1953-56,	19	wins,	2	tie
Losing Streaks
Conference .............................................................................................7,	1949-50
All Games ..............................................................................10,	1926-28,	1949-50
Margin of Victory
Conference ........................................................................74-0 vs. Dubuque, 2000
Non-Conference .......................................... 60-0 vs. Martin Luther College, 2006


                                                                                                                             Mike Naslund ’92 earned All-American honors his senior year as a kick returner. A
                                                                                                                             four-year letter winner in both football and track and field, he was inducted into
                                                                                                                             the Luther Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002.




Luther Athletic Hall of Fame member Brad Hustad ’60, a transfer from Louisiana
State University, rushed for 3,943 yards in just three years in a Norse uniform.
                                                                                                                             Nate Rolland ’06 tied the school record for career touchdown passes with 34. He
                                                                                                                             ranks fourth all-time for career passing yards with 4,100.
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Individual Records                                                                                                         Other Norse Records
Rushing                                                                                                                    Team
Game ........................................................... 297,	Tyler	Sherden	vs.	Simpson,	2007                      Most Consecutive Games Scored in ....................................................48,	1953-59
Season .......................................................................... 1,575, Tyler Sherden, 2007               Most Touchdowns—Season ...................................................................... 47,	1954
Career ......................................................4,479,	Bernie	Peeters,	1968-71	(4	years)
                                                                                                                           Individual
	                                                               3,943,	Brad	Hustad,	1957-59	(3	years)
                                                                                                                           Longest Run from Scrimmage ...........100	yards,	Augie	Luther	vs.	St.	Mary’s,	1933
Passing                                                                                                                    Longest Pass.....................................88 yards, Dave Den Hartog to Mike Naslund
Game ........................................................375, Zach Sweers vs. Buena Vista, 2006                        	                                                                         vs.	William	Penn,	1988
Season ............................................................................ 2,652, Zach Sweers, 2006               Longest Punt .......................................... 80	yards,	Nick	Otte	vs.	Macalester,	1925
Career ............................................................................4,784,	Paul	Hefty,	1982-86              Longest Punt Return ...............................................82	yards,	Wallace	Grant,	1949
                                                                                                                           Longest Kickoff Return .............106	yards,	Troy	Pendleton	vs.	William	Penn,	1976
Total Offense
                                                                                                                           Longest Interception Return ........ 96	yards,	Troy	Pendleton	vs.	Upper	Iowa,	1976
Game ........................................................434, Zach Sweers vs. Buena Vista, 2006
                                                                                                                           	                                                 96	yards,	Kurt	Hughes	vs.	Upper	Iowa,	1986
Season ............................................................................ 2,960,	Zach	Sweers,	2006
                                                                                                                           Longest Field Goal ...............................50	yards,	Ted	Rohlwing	vs.	Simpson,	1988
Career ............................................................................5,390,	Paul	Hefty,	1982-86
                                                                                                                           Most 100-yard Games in Career ................................ 36,	Bernie	Peeters,	1968-71
Pass Receptions                                                                                                            Most Tackles in One Game ......................21,	Dave	Womeldorf	vs.	Simpson,	1988
Game ......................................................... 15, Kyle Pearson vs. Buena Vista, 2006                      	                                                            21,	Steve	Stokes	vs.	Simpson,	1989
Season ................................................................................ 89,	Kyle	Pearson,	2006             Most Sacks in One Game ........................ 5,	Dan	Martzahn	vs.	William	Penn,	1989
Career .......................................................................... 269,	Kyle	Pearson,	2003-06
Pass Completions
Game ....................................................................35,	Jake	Nimrod	vs.	Loras,	1999
Season ............................................................................... 232, Zach Sweers, 2006
Career ...............................................................................386,	Paul	Hefty,	1982-86
Touchdown Passes
Game ......................................................... 5, Jake Nimrod vs. William Penn, 2000
Season ................................................................................ 17, Jake Nimrod, 2000
............................................................................................. 17, Zach Sweers, 2006
Career ........................................................................ 34,	Jake	Nimrod,	1998-2000
                                                                                       34, Nate Rolland, 2002-05
Receiving Yards
Game ....................................................... 216, Kyle Pearson vs. Buena Vista, 2006
Season ........................................................................... 1,068, Kyle Pearson, 2006
Career ....................................................................... 3,424, Kyle Pearson, 2003-06
Points Scored
Game .................................................... 41,	Augie	Luther	vs.	Western	Union,	1934
Season ...............................................................................98,	Kent	Finanger,	1953
	                                                                                    98,	Bernie	Peeters,	1969
	                                                                                     98,	Tyler	Sherden,	2007
Career ....................................................................... 284,	Bernie	Peeters,	1968-71
Touchdowns Scored
Game ...................................................... 6,	Augie	Luther	vs.	Western	Union,	1934
Season ............................................................................. 16,	Bernie	Peeters,	1969
                                                                                      16, Tyler Sherden, 2007
Career ......................................................................... 47,	Bernie	Peeters,	1968-71
Conversions                                                                                                                Zach Sweers ’07 set school records for passing yards in a single game (434) and
Game ................................................................ 8,	Harry	Becher	vs.	Simpson,	1961                    a season (2,652), and tied the single-season school record for touchdown passes
Season ...............................................................................35, Kyle Wickwire, 2004              (17) during the 2006 season en route to first-team all-conference honors.
Career .......................................................................... 94,	Kyle	Wickwire,	2002-05
Field Goals
Game ..................................................................... 6, Tyler Pease vs. Cornell, 2007
Season ................................................................................... 12, Tyler Pease, 2007
Career ................................................................................24,	Paul	Kaare,	1980-83
Pass Interceptions
Game ...................................................................................... 3,	Frank	Barth,	1966
	                                                                                       3,	Doug	Winfrey,	1970
	                                                                                     3,	Skip	Schulbach,	1970
	                                                                   3,	Jeff	Knudtson	vs.	Wartburg,	1980
	                                                                       3,	Randy	Ristau	vs.	St.	Olaf,	1987
	                                                          3,	John	Den	Hartog	vs.	Upper	Iowa,	1988
                                                                      3, Reese Shanahan vs. Loras, 2003
                                                   3, Marcus Hendrickson vs. Martin Luther, 2005
Season .................................................................................. 12,	Frank	Barth,	1966
Career ............................................................................ 19,	Dave	Cotton,	1982-85
Punting
Game ....................................................378,	Gerald	Anderson	vs.	Wartburg,	1961
Season .......................................................................... 2,997,	Dave	Bennett,	1977
Career ......................................................................... 7,214,	Brian	Wales,	1996-99
Best Average Per Punt—Season .................................. 40.7,	Russ	Schneider,	1962
Best Average Per Punt—Career .................................39.5,	Lee	Swenson,	1982-84



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Career Leaders—Offense                                                                                                      Total Points                            TD              XPt                 FG                Tot            Years
                                                                                                                            Bernie Peeters ...................... 47 ................ 2 ............... 0 ............ 284 .........1968-71
Rushing                               Yds              Att            Avg                                 Years             Tyler Sherden........................ 42 ................ 0 ............... 0 ............ 254 .........2003-07
Bernie Peeters ................. 4,479 ......... 1,045 ............ 4.3 ............................1968-71                 Larry Davis ............................ 36 ................ 2 ............... 0 ............ 218 .........1980-83
Brad Hustad .................... 3,943 ............ 655 ............ 6.0 ............................1957-59                Jerry Wonders ...................... 35 ................ 2 ............... 0 ............ 212 .........1961-64
Tyler Sherden................... 3,462 ............ 666 ............ 5.0 ............................2003-07                Jeff Rohlwing ........................ 31 ................ 7 ............... 0 ............ 200 .........1995-98
Larry Davis ....................... 3,278 ............ 820 ............ 4.0 ............................1980-83             Jon Zimmerman ................... 30 ................ 2 ............... 0 ............ 182 .........1990-92
Jeff Rohlwing ................... 2,918 ............ 517 ............ 5.6 ............................1995-98               Brad Hustad ......................... 30 ................ 0 ............... 0 ............ 180 .........1957-59
Rushing Touchdowns                      No                                                                     Years        Total Points Kicking                                    XPt                FG               Tot            Years
Bernie Peters ........................ 46 .................................................................1968-71          Tyler Pease .............................................. 48 ............. 23 ............ 178 .........2004-07
Tyler Sherden........................ 42 .................................................................2003-07           Kyle Wickwire .......................................... 94 ............. 18 ............ 148 .........2002-05
Larry Davis ............................ 36 .................................................................1980-83        Paul Kaare ............................................... 71 ............. 24 ............ 143 .........1980-83
Jerry Wonders ...................... 35 .................................................................1961-64            Josh Cinnamo .......................................... 72 ............. 15 ............ 117 .....1999-2002
Brad Hustad ......................... 29 .................................................................1957-59           Dave Jaastad ........................................... 51 ............. 11 .............. 84 .........1969-70
Jon Zimmerman ................... 27 .................................................................1990-92               Brad Steinbach ........................................ 47 ............. 11 .............. 80 .........1993-96
Mike Jefferson ...................... 27 .................................................................2000-03           Ted Rohlwing ........................................... 37 ............. 13 .............. 76 .........1988-92
Receiving                           Yds              Rec            Avg                                Years
Kyle Pearson .................... 3,424 ............ 269 .......... 12.7 ............................2003-06
Thane Holland ................. 2,621 ............ 175 .......... 14.9 ........................1997-2000
                                                                                                                            Career Leaders—Defense
Brett Scheetz ................... 1,888 ............ 165 .......... 11.4 ............................2003-06                Tackles (since 1985)                   UT                AT             Tot                               Years
Chris Wenthold................ 1,733 ............ 126 .......... 13.7 ............................1998-01                   John Jaeger........................ 151 ............ 139 ........... 290 ............................2001-04
Dave Olson ...................... 1,535 ............ 107 .......... 14.3 ............................1983-85                Dave Muth .......................... 155 ............ 132 ........... 287 ............................1996-99
                                                                                                                            Alan Read ............................. 87 ............ 195 ........... 282 ............................1987-89
Receiving Touchdowns                   No                                                                      Years        Jon Behling .......................... 90 ............ 175 ........... 265 ............................1990-92
Kyle Pearson ......................... 25 .................................................................2003-06          Marcus Hendrickson ............. 99 ............ 160 ........... 259 ............................2004-07
Thane Holland ...................... 21 .............................................................1997-2000              Interceptions                          No               Yds              TD                                Years
Mark Murdock ........................ 9 .................................................................1974-76            Dave Cotton ......................... 19 .............. 53 ............... 0 ............................1982-85
Kent Hugelen ......................... 9 .................................................................1977-78           Skip Schmulbach .................. 18 ............ 257 ............... 1 ............................1969-72
Frank Barth ............................. 8 .................................................................1966-68        Frank Barth ........................... 17 ............ 133 ............... 0 ......................1965,	67-68
Dave Olson ............................. 8 .................................................................1983-85         John Den Hartog .................. 16 .............. 79 ............... 1 ............................1987-90
Rick Burke............................... 8 .................................................................1990-91        Tony Cornelius ...................... 15 ............ 162 ............... 0 ............................1974-77
Passing                               Yds       Cp/Att            Avg                                Years                  Sacks (since 1985)                   No                                                                     Years
Paul Hefty ........................ 4,784 .....386/795 .......... 12.4 ............................1982-86                  Dan Martzahn .................... 21.5 .................................................................1987-89
Jacob Nimrod.................. 4,531 .....366/705 .......... 12.3 ........................1998-2000                         Joel Nerem ........................ 20.5 .................................................................1988-91
Mike Woodhouse ............ 4,292 .....352/807 .......... 12.2 ............................1978-81                          Scott Romens .................... 12.5 .................................................................2001-04
Nate Rolland ................... 4,100 .....335/661 .......... 12.2 ............................2002-05                     Jason Grimm ..................... 12.0 .................................................................2000-03
Ed Rundell ....................... 3,944 .....319/599 .......... 12.4 ............................1990-93                   Jon Borcherding ................ 11.5 .................................................................1992-94
Passing Touchdowns                      No                                                                     Years        Shawn Busby ..................... 11.5 .................................................................1991-94
Jake Nimrod ......................... 34 .............................................................1998-2000             Punting                                 No              Yds            Ave                                Years
Nate Rolland ........................ 34 .................................................................2002-05           Brian Wales ......................... 200 ......... 7,214 .......... 36.1 ............................1996-99
Ham Peterson ....................... 29 .................................................................1951-53            Skip Schmulbach ................ 199 ......... 7,086 .......... 35.6 ............................1969-72
Paul Hefty ............................. 26 .................................................................1982-86        John Jaeger........................ 161 ......... 5,562 .......... 35.3 ............................2001-04
Mike Woodhouse ................. 25 .................................................................1978-81                Greg Dietel ......................... 154 ......... 5,428 .......... 35.2 ......................1987,	89-90
Total Offense                         Yds           Plays            Avg                                Years               Jay Diley ............................. 145 ......... 5,158 .......... 35.5 ............................1967-69
Paul Hefty ........................ 5,390 ......... 1,321 .......... 4.08 ............................1982-86
Mike Woodhouse ............ 5,369 ......... 1,292 .......... 4.16 ............................1978-81
Ed Rundell ....................... 4,750 ............ 963 .......... 4.93 ............................1990-93
Jacob Nimrod.................. 4,535 ............ 866 .......... 5.24 ........................1998-2000
Bernie Peeters ................. 4,479 ......... 1,098 .......... 4.08 ............................1968-71
Kickoff Returns                         No               Yds              TD                                 Years
Mike Jefferson ...................... 84 ......... 1,833 ............... 0 ............................2000-03
Chad Anderson .................... 72 ......... 1,787 ............... 3 ............................1993-96
Tyler Sherden........................ 49 ......... 1,193 ............... 1 ............................2003-07
Troy Pendelton ..................... 49 ......... 1,055 ............... 1 ............................1975-78
Keith Keller ........................... 38 ............ 992 ............... 1 ............................1966-69
Punt Returns                            No               Yds            Avg                                Years
Chad Anderson .................... 83 ............ 796 ........... 9.6. ............................1993-96
Doug Winfrey ....................... 78 ............ 728 ............ 8.3 ............................1969-72
Keith Keller ........................... 59 ............ 662 .......... 11.2 ............................1966-69
Mike Naslund ....................... 62 ............ 648 .......... 10.4 ............................1988-91
Brett Scheetz ........................ 77 ............ 570 ............ 7.4 ............................2003-06




                                                                                                                            John Jaeger ‘05 was a three-time all-conference linebacker for the Norse. He
                                                                                                                            holds the school record for career tackles with 290.




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All-Conference Football Performers
                                                                                 Jerry Wonders .......................... RB ................... ’63-64          Larry Bonney ............................ OL ................... ’83-84
                                                                                 Claude Jacobson ...................... DE ........................ ’63          Jim Olds ................................... LB.................... ’83-85
                                                                                 Earl Jensen ............................... DT ........................ ’63     Anthony Jackson ...................... OL ........................ ’83
                                                                                 Bob Naslund ............................. LB......................... ’63       Dave Cotton ............................. RB ........................ ’83
                                                                                 Steve Johnson .......................... C .......................... ’64       Dave Olson ............................... WR ....................... ’84
                                                                                 Jay Gerdes ............................... OL ........................ ’65      Bob Phelps ............................... DE ................... ’84-85
                                                                                 Jerry Drinkwitz.......................... RB ........................ ’65       Paul Hefty ................................. QB .................. ’84-86
                                                                                 Craig Williams .......................... DL ........................ ’65       Scott Silberstein ....................... DL ................... ’84-86
                                                                                 Rich Rambo .............................. DL .................. ’65-‘66         Todd Sesker .............................. DB ........................ ’84
                                                                                 Tom Altemeier .......................... DL ........................ ‘66        Tom Aller .................................. OL ................... ’85-86
                                                                                 Mel Ashland ............................. DL ........................ ‘66       Rob Veatch ............................... RB ........................ ’85
                                                                                 Frank Barth ............................... DB ................. ‘66, ’68       Randy Ristau ............................. RB ................... ’86-88
                                                                                 Steve Mau ................................ OL ........................ ’67      Dan Marlow .............................. OL ................... ’86-87
                                                                                 Bill Wilson ................................. OL ........................ ’67   Bob Barrett ............................... DE ........................ ’86
                                                                                 Dallas Kohtenbeutel ................. DL ........................ ’67           Mike Hopper ............................ DL ........................ ’87
                                                                                 Harla Tumbleson....................... OG ....................... ’69           Dave Johnson ........................... DE ........................ ’87
                                                                                 Bernie Peeters .......................... RB ................... ’69-71         Dan Martzahn ........................... DL ................... ’88-89
                                                                                 Roger Campbell ....................... LB......................... ’69          Al Read ..................................... LB.................... ’88-89
                                                                                 Gary Davis ................................ DE ........................ ’69     Doug Becker ............................ OL ................... ’88-89
                                                                                 Jay Diley ................................... WR ....................... ’69    Craig Yarde ............................... OL ........................ ’88
                                                                                 Rick Flater ................................. DT ........................ ’69   Mike Japenga ........................... OL ........................ ’89
                                                                                 Jim Helgason ............................ QB ....................... ’69        Jim Meinert .............................. LB......................... ’89
                                                                                 Keith Keller ............................... DB ........................ ‘69    Steve Stokes ............................. DB .................. ’89,	91
                                                                                 Rich Fullreide ............................ OT........................ ’70      John Den Hartog ...................... DB ........................ ’90
                                                                                 Don Hrodey .............................. C ..................... ’70-71        Rick Burke................................. TE ................... ’90-91
                                                                                 Gary Kittleson ........................... DE ........................ ’70      Andy Highum ........................... OL ................... ’90-92
                                                                                 Tom Kelly .................................. DL ................... ’70-71      Joel Nerem ............................... DE ................... ’90-91
                                                                                 Chris Haugen ............................ LB.................... ’70-71         Quent Silberstein ..................... DL ........................ ’90
                                                                                 Randy Blank .............................. DB ................... ’70-71        Mike Naslund ........................... WR ....................... ’91
                                                                                 Bill Ottilie.................................. QB ....................... ’70   Pat Trewin ................................. OL ........................ ’91
Offensive lineman Jon Stavast '08 is the only Luther                             Rory Fulconer ........................... OG ....................... ’71        Jon Zimmerman ....................... RB ................... ’91-92
player to earn first-team all-conference honors four                             Jeff Johnson ............................. LB......................... ‘71      Derrick Parker........................... K .......................... ’92
times.                                                                           Larry Wenthold ......................... DE ................... ’71-72          Vance Prigge ............................ LB......................... ’92
                                                                                 Bob Spiegler............................. DB ........................ ’71       Eli Hill........................................ DB ........................ ’92
Vester Luther ............................ SE......................... ’29       Doug Winfrey ........................... DB ........................ ’71        Matt Rebro ............................... DB ........................ ’93
Julian Halverson ....................... OL ........................ ’30         Steve Roseland ......................... DT ........................ ’71        Andrew Moorcroft .................... RB ........................ ’93
Cliff Hanson .............................. RB ................... ’31-32        Mark	Fjonl ................................ DT ........................ ’71     Tim White ................................. LB......................... ’93
Christensen............................... RB ........................ ’32       Doug Kratz ............................... DE ................... ’71-72        Chad Anderson ........................ DB ........................ ’94
Gilbertson................................. SE......................... ’33      Skip Schmulbach ...................... DB ........................ ’72          Brent Rauk ................................ OL ........................ ’94
Augie Luther............................. QB ....................... ’34         Jeff Johnson ............................. WR ....................... ’72       Karl Borge ................................ DL ........................ ’94
Alfred Aaberg........................... SE......................... ’35         Tom Walters.............................. OL ........................ ’72       Milt Hendrickson ...................... OL ........................ ’95
Butch Stolfa .............................. QB ........... ’35, ’37-38           Doug Betlach............................ RB ................... ’72-73          Jeff Soppe ................................ LB......................... ’95
David Quill................................ OL ................. ’36, ’38        Tom Warkentin ......................... DL ........................ ’73         Steve Meyer ............................. DB ........................ ’96
Martin Studier .......................... OL ........................ ’38        Martin Meeks ........................... DL ........................ ’74        Jeff Rohlwing ............................ RB ................... ’97-98
Clarence Melson....................... SE......................... ’39           Al Crawford .............................. LB.................... ’74-76        Steve Hudak ............................. DL ........................ ’99
Leo Sebastian ........................... OL ........................ ’41        Rod Dirth .................................. OL ........................ ’75    John Hatlevig ........................... DB ........................ ’99
Lloyd Woodiwiss....................... DB ........................ ’41           Larry Covington ........................ RB ........................ ’75        Thane Holland .......................... WR .................. ‘99-00
Jerry Olsen ............................... OL ........................ ’47      Lee Valenta ............................... DL ................... ’75-77       Jake Nimrod ............................. QB ....................... ‘00
Dave Storvick ........................... SE......................... ’50        Dave Heusmann ....................... LB......................... ’75           Brett Stender ............................ OL ........................ ‘00
George Schenck ....................... OL ................... ’51-52             Mark Larson .............................. DB ........................ ’75      Brad Albers............................... TE ........................ ‘01
Dave Reque .............................. FB ................... ’51-53          Jim Johnson ............................. OL ................... ’76-77         Bronson Powers........................ OL ........................ ‘02
Bert Reese ................................ SE......................... ’52      Troy Pendleton ......................... DB ................... ’76-78          Brian Sparby ............................. DB ........................ ‘02
John Bruemmer ........................ OL ........................ ’52           Mark Murdock .......................... WR ....................... ’76          John Jaeger.............................. LB.................... ‘02-04
Kent Finanger ........................... RB ................... ’52-53          Paul Hangartner ....................... OL ........................ ’77         Scott Romens ........................... NT ................... ‘03-04
Charles Engen .......................... OL ................... ’53-54           Jim Potter ................................. DT ........................ ’77    Dan Elliot .................................. OL ........................ ‘03
Bob Lee .................................... OL ................... ’53-54       Dave Bennet ............................. P........................... ’77      Mike Jefferson .......................... RB ........................ ‘03
Bob Pederson ........................... OL ................... ’53-54           Kent Hugelen ........................... TE ................... ’77-78          Sam McDonald ......................... DB ................... ‘03-05
Dick Rundle .............................. QB ....................... ’54        Dave Lee .................................. OL ........................ ’78     Kyle Pearson ............................. WR .................. ‘04-06
Jack Schultz .............................. RB ................... ’54-55        Jeff Wettach ............................. DB ........................ ’78      Tyler Sherden............................ RB ................. ‘04, ’07
Don Nesheim ........................... RB ........................ ’54          Dave Lee .................................. LB......................... ‘79     Jon Stavast ............................... OL ................... ‘04-07
Bruce Hartman ......................... OL ................... ’56-57            Mike Tackaberry ....................... DL ........................ ‘79         Kyle Wickwire ........................... K ..................... ’04-05
Lewis Hoy ................................. OL ................... ’57-58        John Gaier ................................ TE ........................ ’80     Brett Scheetz ............................ Ret/WR ......... ’04, ’06
Brad Hustad ............................. RB ................... ’57-59          Mike Woodhouse ..................... QB ....................... ’80             Zach Sweers ............................. QB ....................... ’06
Dean Maas ............................... OL ........................ ’58        Dale Hallberg ........................... LB......................... ’80       Casey Bouska ........................... OL ........................ ’06
John Pake ................................. RB ........................ ’58      Scott Chesley ........................... WR .................. ’80-81          Spencer Allen ........................... OL ........................ ’07
Bill Bailey .................................. SE......................... ’60   Ronald Pederson ...................... OL ........................ ’80          Tyler Pease ............................... K .......................... ’07
Dave Swenson .......................... OL ........................ ’60          Mike Murphy ............................ DL ................... ’80-82
Gerry Anderson ........................ RB ........................ ’60          Larry Davis ................................ RB ................... ’81-83
Dick Hollerud............................ DT ........................ ’60        Jeff Crisman ............................. DE ........................ ’81
John Jansson ............................ C ..................... ’61-62         Brad Zumbach .......................... P........................... ’82
Gerald Anderson ...................... RB ........................ ’61           Marcus Bell ............................... DB ................... ’82-83
Jerry Wiebusch ......................... OL ........................ ’61         Chuck Clark .............................. RB ........................ ‘82
Dave Grove .............................. LB.................... ’61-62          Dave Quimbly........................... OL ........................ ’82
Marshall Lundberg ................... OG ....................... ’62             Paul Throndson ........................ LB.................... ’82-83
Richard Ashland ....................... DE ........................ ’63          Brian James .............................. DB ........................ ’82
Gary Lowmiller ......................... E........................... ’63        Joe Swift ................................... OL ........................ ’83
Chuck Stern .............................. OT................... ’63-64          Paul Kaare ................................ K .......................... ’83



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Buena Vista College                            Cornell College                       Simpson College
Oct. 18, Bradford Field                        Nov. 8, Carlson Stadium               Sept. 27, Bill Buxton Stadium
Location: Storm Lake, Iowa                     Location: Mt. Vernon, Iowa            Location: Indianola, Iowa
Founded:	1891                                  Founded: 1853                         Founded: 1860
Nickname: Beavers                              Nickname: Rams                        Nickname: Storm
Enrollment: 1,037                              Enrollment: 1,200                     Enrollment: 2,300
Colors: Navy Blue and Gold                     Colors: Purple and White              Colors: Red and Gold
Director of Athletics: E. Jan Travis           Director of Athletics: Dick Simmons   Director of Athletics: John Sirianni
2007 Record: 5-5                               2007 Record: 2-8                      2007 Record: 4-6
Conference Finish: T6th, 3-5                   Conference	Finish:	9th,	0-8           Conference Finish: T6th, 3-5
Head Coach: Jay Anderson                       Head Coach: Matt Dillon               Head Coach: Jim Glogowski
Record	at	School/Yrs.:	9-11/2nd                Record at School/Yrs.: 4-16/2         Record at School/Yrs.: 0-0/1st
Overall Record: Same                           Overall Record: Same                  Overall Record: Same
2007 Score: Luther 25, Buena Vista 22          2007 Score: Luther 25, Cornell 20     2007 Score: Luther 47, Simpson 41 2OT
Series Record: Luther leads 36-26-0            Series Record: Luther leads 6-5       Series Record: Luther leads 40-27-1
First	Meeting:	1928                            First	Meeting:	1943                   First	Meeting:	1924
SID:	Steven	Phelps	(712)	749-2633              SID:	Kerry	Kahl	(319)	895-4483        SID:	Matt	Turk	(515)	961-1577

Central College                                Loras College                         University of Dubuque
Oct. 4, Carlson Stadium                        Nov. 15, Rock Bowl                    Sept. 20, Carlson Stadium
Location: Pella, Iowa                          Location: Dubuque, Iowa               Location: Dubuque, Iowa
Founded: 1853                                  Founded:	1839                         Founded: 1852
Nickname: Dutch                                Nickname: Duhawks                     Nickname: Spartans
Enrollment: 1,605                              Enrollment: 1,700                     Enrollment: 1,400
Colors: Red and White                          Colors: Purple and Gold               Colors: Royal Blue and White
Director of Athletics: Al Dorenkamp            Director of Athletics: TBA            Director of Athletics: Dan Runkle
2007 Record: 12-1                              2007 Record: 2-8                      2007 Record: 7-3
Conference Finish: 1st, 8-0                    Conference Finish: 8th, 1-7           Conference Finish: T3rd, 5-3
Head Coach: Jeff McMartin                      Head Coach: Steve Osterberger         Head Coach: Vincent Brautigam
Record at School/Yrs.: 37-8/4                  Record at School/Yrs.: 6-14/2         Record at School/Yrs.: 20-50/7
Overall Record: Same                           Overall Record: 38-42/8               Overall	Record:	87-97/18
2007 Score: Central 44, Luther 36              2007 Score: Luther 16, Loras 6        2007 Score: Dubuque 34, Luther 31
Series Record: Central leads 47-21-1           Series Record: Loras leads 31-28-1    Series	Record:	Luther	leads	47-19-6
First	Meeting:	1928                            First	Meeting:	1920                   First	Meeting:	1919
SID: Larry Happel (641) 628-5278               SID: Jon Denham (563) 588-7407        SID:	Paul	Misner	(563)	589-3168

Coe College                                    Luther College                        Wartburg College
Oct. 25, Carlson Stadium                       Location: Decorah, Iowa               Nov. 1, Walston-Hoover Stadium
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa                   Founded: 1861                         Location: Waverly, Iowa
Founded: 1851                                  Nickname: Norse                       Founded: 1852
Nickname: Kohawks                              Enrollment: 2,500                     Nickname: Knights
Enrollment: 1,300                              Colors: Blue and White                Enrollment: 1,800
Colors: Crimson and Gold                       Director of Athletics: Joe Thompson   Colors: Orange and Black
Director of Athletics: John Chandler           2007 Record: 5-5                      Director of Athletics: Rick Willis
2007 Record: 7-3                               Conference Finish: 5th, 4-4           2007 Record: 8-2
Conference Finish: T 3rd, 5-3                  Head Coach: Mike Durnin               Conference Finish: 2nd, 7-1
Head Coach: Steve Staker                       Record at School/Yrs.: 0-0/1st        Head Coach: Rick Willis
Record at School/Yrs.: 0-0/1st                 Overall Record: same                  Record	at	School/Yrs.:	79-17/9
Overall Record: Same                           SID: Dave Blanchard (563) 387-1586    Overall Record: Same
2007 Score: Coe 24, Luther 17                                                        2007 Score: Wartburg 25, Luther 8
Series Record: Coe leads 10-3                                                        Series	Record:	Wartburg	leads	35-29-1
First	Meeting:	1896	(Luther	was	a	club	team)                                         First	Meeting:	1944
SID:	Ryan	Workman	(319)	399-8570                                                     SID:	Mark	Adkins	(319)	352-8208




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Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Mission and Philosophy                                                                 Single-Game Individual Records
The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) consists                           Rushing Attempts
                                                                                       Trent Nauholz (Simpson) ........................................................... 	54	vs.	Loras,	1992
of independent, regionally accredited, residential, four-
year liberal arts colleges that share common academic                                  Yards Rushing
                                                                                       Shane Davis (Loras) ...........................................................	382	vs.	Dubuque,	1997
philosophies and goals and that place primary emphasis
on the academic progress of students. To that end, the                                 Passing Attempts
                                                                                       Andy Pickering (William Penn) ........................................ 	67	vs.	Upper	Iowa,	1991
athletic programs of IIAC member institutions facilitate
the intellectual, spiritual, and physical development of all                           Passing Completions
                                                                                       Andy Pickering (William Penn) ........................................ 	36	vs.	Upper	Iowa,	1991
students, whether as participants or spectators.
                                                                                       Yards Passing
Members of the IIAC place highest priority on the overall                              Shawn Tate (Dubuque) .................................................. 	499	vs.	Buena	Vista,	1996
quality of the educational experience of our student-athletes
                                                                                       Receptions
and their successful completion of it. Therefore, the member                           Matt Plummer (Dubuque) ................................................ 18	vs.	Buena	Vista,	1996
colleges seek to provide an environment in which athletic
                                                                                       Receiving Yards
activities are conducted as an integral part of our student-                           Jim Henderson (Simpson) ................................................. 276	vs.	Wartburg,	1967
athletes’ educational experience. In that vein, intercollegiate
                                                                                       Total Offense
competition is provided by the IIAC to develop participants’                           Shawn Tate (Dubuque) ................................................... 501	vs.	Buena	Vista,	1996
skills in self-discipline, teamwork, fair play, sportsmanship,
                                                                                       Touchdowns
and ethical conduct; it is not provided primarily to serve the                         Guy Leman (Simpson) .................................................................7	vs.	Luther,	1998
entertainment needs of spectators nor the talent needs of
                                                                                       Touchdown Passes
professional sports teams.                                                             Shawn Tate (Dubuque) ...................................................... 	6	vs.	Buena	Vista,	1996
Student-athletes in the IIAC should experience growth                                  Andy TeKippe (Coe) .................................................................. 6 vs. Cornell, 2005
                                                                                       Chris Hawkins (Buena Vista) ...................................................... 6 vs. Cornell, 2007
of physical and mental skills as well as an appreciation
for the rewards of adequate preparation and superior                                   Points Scored
                                                                                       Guy Leman (Simpson) ...............................................................42	vs.	Luther,	1998
performance. They also should learn to work and play with
others who are unlike themselves but who are talented and                              Conversions
                                                                                       Tom Stone (Central) ....................................................11	vs.	Iowa	Wesleyan,	1964
productive persons. They also should experience the pride
                                                                                       Ed Maroon (Central) ....................................................... 11	vr.	William	Penn,	1991
of	representing	an	organization,	not	just	themselves,	and	
                                                                                       Field Goals
the responsibility of proper conduct that comes with it.
                                                                                       Tyler Pease ................................................................................ 6 vs. Cornell, 2007
But primarily, they should have the opportunity to excel in
                                                                                       Interceptions
their academic work as well as in their athletic endeavors;
                                                                                       Dick Dykstra (Central)....................................................5	vs.	Iowa	Wesleyan,	1962
competitive events and practice sessions will be scheduled to
                                                                                       Tackles
minimize the potential conflict between academic and athletic
                                                                                       Chris Kern (Simpson) .................................................................26 vs. Luther, 2004
excellence. In sum, athletic competition in the IIAC serves to
                                                                                       Sacks
encourage our students to participate in activities beyond the
                                                                                       Dan Martzahn (Luther)......................................................5	vs.	William	Penn,	1989
classroom, to enhance skills helpful to career success, and to                         Danny Rovira (Dubuque) ..................................................5	vs.	William	Penn,	1989
assist them in their general development as human beings.                              J. J. Zearley (Wartburg) ................................................................ 5 vs. Loras, 2002
                                                                                       Matt Stoffel (Wartburg) ............................................................. 5 vs. Cornell, 2003
                                                                                       Adam Jordison (Coe) ......................................................... 5 vs. Buena Vista, 2006
                                                                                       Rohan Malcom (Dubuque) ................................................. 5 vs. Buena Vista, 2007
                                                                                       Longest Run from Scrimmage
                                                                                       T. J. Miller (Buena Vista) ........................................................ 99	vs.	Simpson,	2003
                                                                                       Neil Suckow (Coe) ................................................................. 99	vs.	Simpson,	2005
                                                                                       Longest Pass Reception
                                                                                       Tim Vinyard to L. C. Lewis (Coe) ................................................ 99	vs.	Loras,	1998
                                                                                       Longest Kickoff Return
                                                                                       Trevor Shannon (Wartburg) ....................................................100	vs.	Luther,	1996
                                                                                       Greg Ortberg (Dubuque) .............................................. 100	vs.	Upper	Iowa,	1999
                                                                                       Longest Punt Return
                                                                                       Bob Nielson (Wartburg) ........................................................ 92	vs.	Simpson,	1963
                                                                                       Longest Fumble Return
                                                                                       Devvin Anderson (Cornell) ........................................................99	vs.	Luther,	1999
                                                                                       Longest Interception Return
                                                                                       Dana Cruickshank (Dubuque) ......................................... 100	vs.	Upper	Iowa,	1987
                                                                                       Longest Punt
                                                                                       Roger Thompson (Simpson) ............................................. 93	vs.	Upper	Iowa,	1968
                                                                                       Longest Field Goal
                                                                                       Mike Riordan (William Penn) ............................................... 58	vs.	Wartburg,	1983
Tyler Pease ’08 set the Luther College and Iowa Conference records for field
goals in a single game with six against Cornell College in 2007. Luther won the
game 25–20.




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Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Single-Season Individual Records                                                                                        Single-Season Team Records
Yards Rushing                                                                                                           Yards Rushing
Guy Leman (Simpson) .......................................................................... 1,788,	1998              Simpson ................................................................................................ 3,227,	1998
Yards Passing                                                                                                           Yards Passing
Tim Vinyard (Coe) ................................................................................. 2,775, 2000         Coe ....................................................................................................... 2,781, 2000
Receptions                                                                                                              Offensive Average Per Game
Matt Plummer (Dubuque) ......................................................................... 83,	1996               Simpson ................................................................... 570.7	(NCAA	III	record),	1997
Receiving Yards                                                                                                         Best Defensive Average Per Game
Matt Plummer (Dubuque) .................................................................... 1,182,	1996                 William Penn......................................................................................... 126.8,	1970
Touchdown Passes                                                                                                        Most Points
Matt Wheeler (Wartburg) .......................................................................... 28,	1999             Simpson ................................................................................................... 418,	1998
Touchdowns                                                                                                              Fewest Points Allowed
Guy Leman (Simpson) ............................................................................... 33,	1998            Central ....................................................................................................... 34,	1965
Total Points Scored                                                                                                     Most Points Allowed
Guy Leman (Simpson) ............................................................................. 198,	1998             Dubuque ................................................................................................. 485,	1998
Conversions                                                                                                             Fewest Rushing Yards Allowed
Jeff Hayes (Simpson) ................................................................................. 54,	1998         Central ..................................................................................................... 278,	1967
Field Goals                                                                                                             Fewest Passing Yards Allowed
Carlos Martinez (Buena Vista) ................................................................... 17, 2000              Wartburg ................................................................................................. 376,	1965
Total Offense                                                                                                           Most Victories
Tim Vinyard (Coe) ................................................................................. 2,720, 2000         Central ....................................................................................................... 10,	1998
                                                                                                                        Wartburg ................................................................................................... 10,	1999
Punt Average
                                                                                                                        Central ....................................................................................................... 10, 2000
Jeff Buseman (Central) ........................................................................... 42.6,	1996
                                                                                                                        Longest Winning Streak
                                                                                                                        Central ..................................................................................................29,	1983-87
Single-Game Team Records
                                                                                                                        Longest Losing Streak
Yards Rushing                                                                                                           Simpson ................................................................................................34,	1958-62
Loras ...................................................................................612	vs.	Dubuque,	1997
Yards Passing
Dubuque ........................................................................ 529	vs.	Buena	Vista,	1996
Passing Attempts
William Penn............................................................................... 70	vs.	Loras,	1992
Passing Completions
William Penn............................................................................... 35	vs.	Loras,	1992
Most Points (two teams)
129.......................................................................... Coe (66) vs. Cornell (63), 2003
Total Offense
Simpson ........................................................................788	vs.	William	Penn,	1989
Fewest Total Yards Allowed
Simpson ................................................................................10	vs.	Dubuque,	1991
Fewest Rushing Yards Allowed
Wartburg .............................................................................-91	vs.	Dubuque,	1969
Fewest Passing Yards Allowed
Central ....................................................................................-6	vs.	Simpson,	1985
Interceptions
Buena Vista .......................................................................7 vs. William Penn, 2000




                                                                                                                        Luther Athletic Hall of Fame member Bernie Peeters ’72 holds school records in
                                                                                                                        career yards rushing (4,479), career points (284), and career touchdowns (47). He
Luther Athletic Hall of Fame member Mike Woodhouse ‘82 ranks third on Luther’s all-                                     was also Luther’s first Iowa Conference MVP in 1971.
time passing list with 4,292 yards. He was selected the Iowa Conference MVP in 1980.
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Why Luther
Luther Quality
	 •	 Our	retention	rate	is	the	highest	in	the	Iowa	
     Conference.
	 •	 12:1	student/faculty	ratio
	 •	 Decorah	was	named	one	of	the	best	120	small	towns	
     in America.
	 •	 A	Phi	Beta	Kappa	chapter	recognizes	academic	
     excellence. (Only 10 percent of colleges have this
     distinction.)

Luther Students
	 •	 Luther	has	2,500	full-time	undergraduate	students	
     from nearly 30 states and more than 50 countries
     (largest in the Iowa Conference).
	 •	 Luther	is	not	a	suitcase	college—nearly	85	percent	
     of our students live on campus and stay over the
     weekends, engaging in numerous campus activities.

Luther Education
	 •	 At	its	core,	Luther	delivers	a	liberal	arts	education,	teaching	critical	thinking	skills	
     and the ability to be a lifelong thinker.
	 •	 Luther	students	learn	outside	the	classroom	through	internships	and	a	variety	
     of study-abroad opportunities. (Nearly 50 percent of our students participate in
     internships.)
	 •	 Luther	graduates	have	excellent	placement	rates—98	percent	of	our	graduates	are	
     employed, enrolled in graduate school, or engaged in an internship or volunteer
     service within eight months of graduation.
	 •	 In	2005	the	Teagle	Foundation	recognized	Luther	as	one	of	the	13	“overachieving	colleges”	in	the	nation	based	on	our	high	
     graduation rates and high percentage of students who go on to earn doctoral degrees.

                                                                                                     Luther Financial Aid
                                                                                                     •
                                                                                                     	 	 Ninety-eight	percent	of	
                                                                                                         students receive financial
                                                                                                         assistance.
                                                                                                     	 	 According	to	the	Iowa	
                                                                                                     •
                                                                                                         Student Aid Commission,
                                                                                                         Luther students graduate
                                                                                                         with an average loan
                                                                                                         debt lower than or equal
                                                                                                         to students at the three
                                                                                                         Regents institutions and
                                                                                                         almost all other private
                                                                                                         colleges in the state.
                                                                                                     •
                                                                                                     	 	 Luther	is	committed	to	
                                                                                                         making the educational
                                                                                                         experience affordable. We
                                                                                                         actually budget additional
                                                                                                         financial aid for continuing
                                                                                                         students as our costs
                                                                                                         increase. Many schools do
                                                                                                         not do this; instead, the aid
                                                                                                         students receive at entry
                                                                                                         may be held constant.




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Why Luther
                                                                                                                              Carlson Stadium
                                                                                                                              Luther’s Carlson Stadium is
                                                                                                                              considered one of the most
                                                                                                                              beautiful and functional
                                                                                                                              small college football
                                                                                                                              facilities in the nation.
                                                                                                                              Located in the heart of
                                                                                                                              Northeast Iowa bluff country,
                                                                                                                              the stadium was selected
                                                                                                                              as	“one	of	the	four	best	
                                                                                                                              places to spend a football
                                                                                                                              weekend” by USA Today
                                                                                                                              newspaper.
                                                                                                                              Designed to complement
                                                                                                                              the unique geographic
                                                                                                                              features of the Luther
                                                                                                                              campus, the stadium
                                                                                                                              provides seating for 5,000,
                                                                                                                              with each seat offering a
                                                                                                                              spectacular view of the
                                                                                                                              football field and the
                                                                                                                              beautiful Oneota Valley to
                                                                                                                              the west. The stadium was
                                                                                                                              constructed	in	1969	through	
                                                                                                                              the generosity of Helen and
                                                                                                                              Roy Carlson of Decorah.
                                                                                                 The Norse also have the luxury of three full-sized
                                                                                                 football fields to practice on every day. They also
                                                                                                 use the Regents Center, which houses a 200-
                                                                                                 meter, six-lane polyurethane-surface track, with
                                                                                                 an easily accessible elevated walkway allowing
                                                                                                 for up to 400 spectators.




     In case of inclement weather, the Norse
     move indoors to the 42,000-square-foot
     Regents Center.




                                               The Luther football practice area includes three full-sized football fields.


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Why Luther
More than just football                                         Sports Hero: Michael Jordan
                                                                Favorite Food: grilled chicken and potatoes
Spencer “Tex” Allen—Senior Offensive                            Favorite Snack: apple pie
Tackle                                                          Favorite Movie: Rocky IV
                                  Major: management             Experience as a Member of the Football Team: I didn’t know
                                  Minor: religion               anyone on the team coming in as a freshman and, to be honest,
                                                                was a bit timid. The coaching staff was very accommodating, and I
                                  Professional Goals: return
                                                                also found friends were easy to come by. I’ve had several different
                                  to Texas and enter into
                                                                roles within the team, but nothing has been as important as being
                                  sales
                                                                a good teammate and friend. We’ve built a great core for a great
                                  Sports Hero: I pretty much    team in our work ethic and mental toughness.
                                  looked up to anyone on the
                                  Dallas Cowboys.
                                  Favorite Food: anything
                                                                Cody Webb—Senior Defensive Lineman
                                  Italian                                                                Major: environmental
                                                                                                         studies with a focus on
                                  Favorite Snack: chips
                                                                                                         geoscience
                                  and queso, otherwise
                                  known	as	“cheese	dip”	to	                                             Professional Goals:
                                  Northerners                                                           Eventually, I would like
                                                                                                        to work for the DNR, for
                                  Favorite Movie: Braveheart
                                                                                                        the National Park Service,
                                 Why Luther: I wanted a                                                 or	in	some	job	that	I	can	
                                 good education, but I was                                              spend most of my time
                                 also looking for an amazing                                            outdoors. After college
college experience, and Luther seemed to be the place that                                              I	would	like	to	join	a	
offered that.                                                                                           wildfire fighting crew out
Experience as a Member of the Football Team:	I	really	enjoy	                                            West	for	a	few	years	just	
team sports because you can’t win on your own—it takes a                                                to have a different life
lot of trust and hard work to be successful. When you have                                              experience—to be placed
a bond like that, your team becomes your family away from                                               out of my element and
home. Being a member of the football team is why I stayed at                                            into an environment of
Luther and fell in love with the place.                                                                 constant pressure and in a
                                                                job	where	I	need	to	count	on	my	buddies	and	not	let	them	down	
Who Had the Most Influence on My Athletic Career: My
                                                                because you have each others’ lives on the line.
father—he always encouraged me throughout my 14 years
of football. I don’t think he missed one of my games when I     Sports Hero: Jerry Rice
played in Texas, and he has made it up here for at least one    Favorite Food: steak and potatoes
game every year at Carlson Stadium.
                                                                Favorite Snack:	jerky
                                                                Favorite Movie: Rambo (I-IV) and Into the Wild
Alex Mierau—Senior Linebacker
                                                                Why Luther: I chose Luther because of the small-town atmosphere
                                             Major:             and the small class setting. Professors and coaches have been very
                                             management         willing to take time out of their schedules to sit down and talk
                                             Professional       with me about anything. Luther is also surrounded by many parks,
                                             Goals:             trails, streams, and rivers. Nothing beats a nice sunny day fishing
                                             working for a      with friends on the Upper Iowa River.
                                             marketing firm     Who Had the Most Influence on My Athletic Career: Two
                                             or becoming        coaches—my sophomore football coach Adam Riley and Luther’s
                                             a general          defensive line coach, Roger Jaeger. Mr. Riley really pushed me and
                                             manager            my fellow high school athletes to be our best, and he also put in
                                             Why Luther:        long	hours	of	his	free	time	to	help	jump-start	the	weight	program	
                                             I knew Luther      at Decorah. Coach Jaeger is passionate about football, but will
                                             had a great        also will take the time to get to know you as a person, and will talk
                                             academic           with	anybody	about	any	subject.
                                             history which      Most Rewarding Experience at Luther:	Helping	with	the	“little	
                                             could provide      kids” football camp. The team sets up stations for them to
                                             me with great      run through, and they get to do some of the drills that we do.
                                             opportunities      Watching them have fun is well worth the time and effort.
after earning my degree. Also, after meeting the coaching
staff and seeing their commitment to the football program, I
knew it was the school for me.
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Why Luther
                  Legends Fitness for Life
                  Center
                  The Legends Fitness for Life
                  Center—located in the Regents
                  Center—is considered the
                  finest fitness center in the Iowa
                  Conference. It measures 14,000
                  square feet and includes an array
                  of cardiovascular-conditioning
                  machines, free weights, and
                  weight machines. The Legends
                  Center also has a climbing wall, a
                  computer lab, and a social area.
                  Some of the features include:
                  	 •	   8	multi-racks
                  	 •	   6	bench	presses
                  	 •	   4	power-lifting	platforms
                  	 •	   4	incline	presses
                  	 •	   15,952	pounds	of	free	
                         weights




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Why Luther
                                                                        Training Room
                                                                        With four athletic trainers, plus countless student trainers,
                                                                        the Luther College athletic training staff is one of the
                                                                        largest in the Iowa Conference. The training room, located
                                                                        in	the	Regents	Center,	is	used	by	the	19	men’s	and	women’s	
                                                                        varsity sports.
                                                                        The 2,200-square-foot training room is equipped with
                                                                        electrical modalities and rehabilitation equipment. The
                                                                        training staff also uses the Legends Fitness for Life
                                                                        Center, the Luther pool, and the Claude Jacobson Human
                                                                        Performance Complex in conducting rehabilitation
                                                                        procedures. Some of the features of the training room
                                                                        include:
                                                                        	 •	   9	treatment	tables
                                                                        	 •	   4	hydrotherapy	whirlpools
                                                                        	 •	   3	taping	tables	and	counters
                                                                        	 •	   2	theratouch	7.7	ultrasound	stimulators
                                                                        	 •	   2	Cybex	Fitron	bikes
                                                                        	 •	   1	Cybex	upper	body	ergometer




                                                   The 2008-09 athletic training staff includes (front, left to right) Chris Kamm (athletic trainer), Zach
                                                   Hall, Jessica Synder, Sara Dale, Alicia Woodhouse, Kris Agena (athletic trainer); (middle) Brian
                                                   Solberg (athletic trainer), Adam Carson, Andrea Norland, Christina Soward, Christina Woo Ching,
                                                   Gretchen Schwanz, BreAnn VanDeer, Juel Teslow, Beth Nicklay (athletic trainer); (back) Nick
                                                   Wilharm, Cody Kirkpatrick, Kyler Maxfield, Andrew Dahlheimer, Taylor Scholz, Keefe Zelinske, Ryan
                                                   Bouslog, and Chris Wuebker.




Over A Century of Athletic and Academic Excellence
•	474	IIAC	championships	decided	since	1922                             •	21	varsity	sports—largest	sponsorship	in	the	IIAC
•	200	(of	474)	IIAC	championships	won	by	Luther—                        •	27	individual	national	champions
  42 percent, most in the IIAC
                                                                        •	268	All-Americans
•	144	men’s	championships
                                                                        •	29	NCAA	Postgraduate	Scholars
•	56	women’s	championships
                                                                        •	45	CoSIDA	Academic	All-Americans
•	77	NCAA	Division	III	National	Tournament	appearances
                                                                        •	1,022	Academic	All-Conference	selections	since	
•	20	Men’s	All-Sport	Championships—most	in	the	IIAC                       this	award	began	in	1993	(3.5	GPA	or	higher	on	4.0	
                                                                          scale)
•	8	Women’s	All-Sport	Championships—most	in	the	IIAC




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