Concordia University (NE)

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School Colors: Navy Blue and White
SID Name: Jake Knabel

Great Plains Athletic Conference
Main Rivals:
  • Doane College
  • Hastings College
  • Midland University
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University

Undergraduate On Campus Enrollment: 1350
Last Playoff Appearance: 2001

Local Radio Broadcasts (Call Letters and Fequency): 104.9 Max Country (KTMX-FM)
Local Newspaper: Seward Independent
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Last Year's
Conference Record:
4 - 5
Base Offense: Pistol Spread
Key Returners on Offense:
Bryce Collins, JR, 5-10, RB, First Team All-GPAC; 1,016 yards; seven TDs; 182 carries; 1,559 all-purpose yards;
Jared Garcia, SO, 6-3, WR, Second Team All-GPAC; 44 catches; 650 yards; 11 TDs (school record);
Adam Meirose, SR, 6-0, K, First Team All-GPAC; 6/8 FGs (Long 36); 40/42 PATs, 58 points.;returned nine kicks for 277 yards;
OL Ben Balduc, SR, 6-3, 290, Honorable Mention All-GPAC
TE Seth Fitzke, JR, 6-5, 260, Second Team All-GPAC; 15 catches, 127 yards, 2 TDs
TE Josh Slechta, SR, 6-6, 255, 2013 Honorable Mention All-GPAC
Last Year's
Overall Record:
5 - 6
Base Defense: 3-4
Key Returners on Defense:
DB Tarence Roby, SO, 6-3, Second Team All-GPAC; 51 tackles (4.0 for loss), 5 INTs, 8 PBUs, 2 TDs;
DL Michael Gill, SR, 6-0, 265, Honorable Mention All-GPAC; 64 tackles (9.0 for loss), 4.5 sacks
DB Tait Sibbel, SR, 6-2, 205, Honorable Mention All-GPAC; 60 tackles, 3 INTs
Top 5 Recruits:
Ledontrae Gooden, JR, -, S, Sacrament, Calif.; Qyalan Clay, FR, 5-9, RB, Manuel, Texas; Feno Pearson, FR, 6-1, DL, Austin, Texas;
Key Losses:
Logan Otte, FR, 6-1, WR, Honorable Mention All-GPAC; Josh Poell, SR, 6-0, OL, First Team All-GPAC; Kyle Rakow, SR, 6-3, DL, Second Team All-GPAC; Von Thomas, SR, 6-2, QB, Honorable Mention All-GPAC;
Additional Information:
All losses were by a margin of seven points or less with the exception of the defeat at No. 1 Morningside. One loss was in overtime. All wins were decided by a gap of at least one touchdown. Concordia returns six starters on offense and seven on defense.
Coach Winter says this about the offense:
Last year we controlled our fate offensively about every game where we could have won the game with one first down here or there. That’s spurred us on this offseason. I’ve seen great effort, great intensity. We’ve got some position battles that are going to be exciting this fall. I think there’s a great familiarity with what we’re doing offensively. We’ll also be able to make some tweaks based off our personnel and what we have coming back.
Coach Winter says this about the defense:
I believe strongly that this defensive group has the capability of being as good as we’ve had. A lot of it’s youth, but I feel like this is a group that can really run around. We’ve got some guys that can cover. We’ve got to get better quickly, the sooner the better. There’s a lot of youth in this group. I really feel like the talent is there to be great.
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Head Coach: Vance Winter

Alma Mater:

Dakota State (2002)

Years at Current School:


Wins at School:

Losses at School:

28 37

Career Wins:

Career Losses:

28 37
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Offensive Coordinator:
Curran White
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Defensive Coordinator:
Patrick Daberkow
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Bulldog Stadium

Stadium Address

800 N. Columbia Ave., Seward, NE 68434

Stadium Capacity:


Stadium Surface:

Sprint Turf
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