As of National Signing Day (Feb. 7), Concordia Football has announced a 2024 class of more than 40 pledges. Coach Daberkow gave an update on recruiting and the program in full in conjunction with signing day.
Another major award came in for Austin Jablonski as he was named offensive captain of the 2023 All-Midlands team. He was joined with All-Midlands recognition by eight of his teammates.
The list of organizations that have honored Austin Jablonski in the postseason continues to grow. On Wednesday (Dec. 20), the Associated Press named Jablonski a 2023 NAIA Second Team All-American.
The streak of consecutive years with at least one Academic All-District award winner has hit 11 for Concordia Football. The 2023 honorees include Jackson Anderson, Christian Dyhrkopp, Carson Fehlhafer and Austin Jablonski.
The Concordia Football program is represented by 16 student-athletes on the list of 2023 Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athletes. Eight of the honorees are repeat award winners.
On the heels of a record-breaking season, Concordia's Austin Jablonski has been named an NAIA First Team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA). Jablonski led all NAIA receivers in catches in 2023.
When operating at peak levels, the 2023 Concordia Football team showed a flair for offensive fireworks. Led by DJ McGarvie, the Bulldogs set another new offensive standard before completing the season at 5-5.
Thanks to one of the more productive offenses in Concordia University Football history, the 2023 Bulldogs broke significant program records. DJ McGarvie and Austin Jablonski both rose to the top of one or more program lists.
A group of nine Bulldogs from the Concordia Football program earned 2023 All-GPAC honors, as announced by the league on Nov. 15. First team accolades went to receiver Austin Jablonski and defensive lineman Kyle Sterup.
For his performance in the win at Mount Marty, Austin Jablonski was recognized as the GPAC Special Teams Player of the Week. Jablonski returned a kickoff 88 yards while totaling 215 all-purpose yards in the victory.
The college experience for Luke Lang has been a circuitous journey for a young man trying to find himself in life. Few things have gone to plan, but as Lang would tell you, "God has a plan for everybody." The plan has led to Luke 2.0.
An in-season overhaul of the offense transformed the Concordia passing attack into something never before seen in the history of the program. The exploits of DJ McGarvie and Korrell Koehlmoos were highlights of the 2022 season.
You get the feeling that Korrell Koehlmoos would play college football for the rest of his life, if only that was allowed. Koehlmoos’ return in 2022 is more about his fervent passion for the game than it is about any statistics or records.
The program made a significant leap forward in 2021 while going 7-3 and earning a clean sweep of Nebraska GPAC rivals. However, Coach Patrick Daberkow and the Bulldogs refuse to believe they've hit their ceiling as they enter 2022.
He’s arguably the most talented football player to ever don Bulldog blue. In the mid-1980s, Clarence Woods took a chance on Concordia and a community he grew to love. Thirty-eight years later, the memories remain rich in his mind.
"United in Purpose," the 2001 Concordia Football Team reached heights no other squad in program history has ever attained. Led by Coach Courtney Meyer, the Bulldogs enjoyed a special journey that resulted in a GPAC championship and national quarterfinal appearance.
Most people around campus know him as "Pot Roast." The four-year starting center and Psychology major grew into a first team all-conference performer while standing out as one of the more personable players on the Concordia roster.
Following a 7-3 season in 2021, Concordia Football returned to the practice fields this spring with an eye on making another leap forward. A number of fifth-year players are back in the fold and the overall talent level excites Head Coach Patrick Daberkow.
The momentum from a 7-3 mark in 2021 has carried over into recruiting for the Concordia Football program. As of signing day, the Bulldogs have secured pledges from 39 class of 2022 student-athletes.
Over the past four seasons, Garrett Schardt has made his mark at Concordia with a series of big plays and tough grabs. The Davenport native and BDS alum will have the option of returning for a fifth season after an All-America 2021 season.