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Northwest Bearcats

2009 Roster

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown (Previous School)
1 Jake Soy WR 6-3 210 So. Durant, Iowa (Durant HS)
2 Nick Rhodes WR 6-4 210 Sr. Stockton, Calif. (San Joaquin Delta C.C.)
3 Ryan Jones CB 5-11 195 Jr. Liberty, Mo. (Liberty HS)
4 Tyler Shaw WR 6-0 185 RS-Fr. St. Louis, Mo. (Lutheran North HS)
5 Jordan Simmons RB 5-9 185 RS-Fr. Kansas City, Mo. (Lee's Summit North HS)
6 Trent Covington S 6-1 200 Sr. Clarksville, Md. (Towson Univ.)
7 Justin Welch DB 5-11 190 Jr. Belton, Mo. (Belton HS)
8 Aldwin Foster-Rettig S 6-1 210 Jr. Balch Springs, Texas (West Mesquite HS)
9 Brian Shannon WR 5-10 190 Jr. Council Bluffs, Iowa (Lincoln HS)
10 Abe Qaoud WR 6-0 200 Sr. St. Louis, Mo. (Hazelwood Central HS)
11 Blake Bolles QB 6-4 210 Jr. Lincoln, Neb. (Lincoln Southwest HS)
12 John Hinchey WR 6-2 215 RS-Fr. Kearney, Mo. (Kearney HS)
13 Nate DeJong S 6-2 210 RS-Fr. Rock Rapids, Iowa (Central Lyon HS)
14 Blake Christopher QB 6-2 215 So. Kearney, Mo. (Kearney HS)
15 Myles Burnsides SS 5-11 195 Sr. Maryville, Mo. (Maryville HS)
16 Jesse Pierce QB 6-0 205 Jr. Wentzville, Mo. (Wentzville Holt HS)
17 Jesse Ver Velde QB 6-0 195 RS-Fr. Omaha, Neb. (Millard West HS)
18 Michael Stadler P 6-2 240 Jr. Harrisonville, Mo. (Harrisonville HS)
19 John "Cam" Wierson FS 6-0 190 Sr. Tucson, Az. (Ironwood Ridge HS) (Pima C.C.)
20 Derrick Hightower DB 6-0 190 So. Belton, Mo. (Belton HS)
21 Kevin Okonta S 5-10 185 So. Liberty, Mo. (Liberty HS)
22 Ikechukwu "Ike" Urum-Eke SS 5-11 205 Sr. Lee's Summit, Mo. (Lee's Summit HS)
23 E.J. Hawkins CB 5-9 180 Sr. Austin, Texas (Lexington HS)
24 Caleb Decius DB 6-2 185 So. West Palm Beach, Fla. (Upper Iowa Univ.)
25 Previn Perry RB 5-10 210 So. St. Louis, Mo. (Lutheran North HS)
26 Marciele Surrell SS 5-10 185 Jr. Terrell, Texas (SW Oklahoma State Univ.)
27 LaRon Council RB 5-10 210 Sr. Kansas City, Mo. (Center HS)
28 Kelvin Austin RB 5-6 180 Jr. St. Louis, Mo. (Mesabi Range (Minn.) CTC)
29 Christian Barksdale DB 6-0 175 RS-Fr. Omaha, Neb. (Westside HS)
30 Marcus Martin FS 6-1 210 Jr. Holden, Mo. (Holden HS)
31 Billy Creason RB 5-10 190 RS-Fr. Grain Valley, Mo. (Grain Valley HS)
32 Evan Wilmes LB 5-11 215 Sr. Maryville, Mo. (Maryville HS)
33 Ben Langston SS 6-0 205 So. Overland Park, Kan. (Blue Valley Northwest HS)
34 Clint Moore CB 5-10 200 Jr. Princeton, Mo. (Princeton HS)
35 Cory Cronk LB 6-2 215 RS-Fr. Maryville, Mo. (Maryville HS)
36 Charlie Lowe DB 5-8 180 RS-Fr. Maryville, Mo. (Maryville HS)
37 Bill Baudler LB 6-2 230 Jr. Fontanelle, Iowa (Nodaway Valley HS)
38 Joe Schroeder PK 6-0 200 Sr. Washington, Mo. (St. Francis Borgia HS)
39 Clark Snodgrass DB 5-11 190 RS-Fr. Chesterfield, Mo. (Parkway Central HS)
40 Joe Bedard LB 6-1 230 So. Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Xavier HS)
41 Landan Zaputil LB 5-11 220 RS-Fr. Denver, Iowa (Cedar Falls HS)
42 Tyler Oglesby LB 5-9 190 RS-Fr. Maryville, Mo. (Maryville HS)
43 Vincent Defeo TE 6-2 230 RS-Fr. Greenwood, Mo. (Drake Univ.)
44 Jayson Bates DE 6-1 250 Sr. Alva, Okla. (Northeastern Oklahoma A&M)
45 Benjamin Pritchett RB 5-9 245 RS-Fr. Belton, Mo. (Belton HS)
46 Nathan Roach TE 6-2 230 So. Pleasant Hill, Mo. (Pleasant Hill HS)
47 Ricky Hicks RB 5-10 205 RS-Fr. Kansas City, Mo. (Central HS)
48 Dylan Rosier LB 6-0 225 So. Mound City, Mo. (Mount City HS)
49 Todd Adolf P/K 6-0 165 Fr. Omaha, Neb. (Millard North HS)
50 Chad Kilgore LB 6-1 225 So. Orrick, Mo. (Excelsior Springs HS)
51 Matt Massey LB 6-0 220 RS-Fr. Kearney, Mo. (Kearney HS)
52 Willie Horn LB 6-0 230 Jr. Lee's Summit, Mo. (Blue Springs South HS)
53 Robert Stough OL 5-10 280 RS-Fr. Liberty, Mo. (Liberty HS)
55 Harry McCoy DL 6-1 285 So. Kincheloe, Mich. (Sault Area HS)
56 Adam Vondrak LB 6-1 245 Jr. Sioux City, Iowa (Bishop Heelan Catholic HS)
57 Troy Matthews LB 5-11 230 Jr. Omaha, Neb. (Millard South HS)
58 Darian Skrenes DL 6-2 285 RS-Fr. Hartland, Wis. (Arrowhead HS)
59 Ryan Meyer DL 6-2 265 RS-Fr. Omaha, Neb. (Millard West HS)
60 Cole Albright OL 6-3 280 RS-Fr. Bronson, Iowa (Lawton Bronson HS)
61 Adam McElderry OL 6-3 295 So. West Des Moines, Iowa (Valley HS)
62 Ross Hastert OL 6-2 275 Sr. Harlan, Iowa (Harlan Community HS)
64 Alex Olive OL 6-4 280 RS-Fr. Springfield, Mo. (Glendale HS)
65 Colby Kamm OL 6-5 245 RS-Fr. Junction City, Kan. (Junction City HS)
66 Billy Queisert OL 6-5 280 RS-Fr. Kansas City, Mo. (Lutheran North HS)
68 Collin DeBuysere LB 6-3 215 RS-Fr. Geneseo, Ill. (Geneseo HS)
69 Kyle Kleeman DL 6-0 240 RS-Fr. Lemont, Ill. (Joliet Catholic HS)
70 Brett Grozinger OL 6-4 280 Jr. Chillicothe, Mo. (Chillicothe HS)
71 John Petroff OL 6-3 280 RS-Fr. Chesterfield, Mo. (Parkway Central HS)
72 Ryan Lessman OL 6-2 290 Jr. Sioux City, Iowa (Sioux City East HS)
73 Jason Wiseman OL 6-4 275 Jr. Garden City, Mo. (Harrisonville HS)
74 Rod Williams OL 6-4 300 RS-Fr. Grandview, Mo. (Grandview HS)
75 Justin Callaway OL 6-1 295 Jr. Liberty, Mo. (Lindenwood Univ.)
76 Cody Johnson OL 6-1 290 So. Jasper, Mo. (Webb City HS)
77 Dane Wardenburg OL 6-7 290 Jr. Creston, Iowa (Creston HS)
78 Ben Ehret OL 6-3 295 So. Stilwell, Kan. (Blue Valley HS)
79 Ryan Arrington DL 6-2 260 RS-Fr. Jacksonville, Texas (Jacksonville HS)
80 Chris Owens TE 6-3 250 So. St. Louis, Mo. (Hazelwood Central HS)
81 Brock Houston TE 6-4 235 Jr. Helena, Mo. (Savannah HS)
82 Mike Kuhn DB 5-11 195 RS-Fr. Des Moines, Iowa (Hoover HS)
83 James Harris WR 5-9 180 RS-Fr. Grandview, Mo. (Grandview HS)
84 Ethan Stark TE 6-2 230 RS-Fr. Princeton, Mo. (Princeton HS)
85 Kyle Kilgore TE 6-5 235 So. Orrick, Mo. (Excelsior Springs HS)
87 Roberto Davis DE 6-3 260 Jr. Copperas Cove, Texas (Reedley C.C.)
88 Taylor Pierce WR 6-2 210 So. Wentzville, Mo. (Wentzville Holt HS)
90 Micah Wilson DE 6-2 250 Jr. Salinas, Calif. (Hartnell C.C.)
91 Tyler Roach DT 6-2 315 Sr. Elkhorn, Neb. (Elkhorn HS)
92 Elliot Easley DE 6-3 255 Sr. Dixon, Calif. (Solano (Calif.) C.C.)
93 Danny Pestock TE 6-5 240 So. Lenexa, Kan. (Fort Scott C.C.)
94 Kyle Sunderman DE 6-4 265 Jr. Papillion, Neb. (Papillion LaVista HS)
95 Matthew Meinert LB 6-2 230 RS-Fr. Easton, Kan. (Pleasant Valley HS)
96 Gary Ewart DE 6-2 245 RS-Fr. Bedford, Iowa (Bedford HS)
97 Sean Paddock DE 6-2 255 Sr. Bettendorf, Iowa (Pleasant Valley HS)
98 Shayne Shade DT 6-2 300 Jr. Des Moines, Iowa (Roosevelt HS)
99 Josh Lorenson DL 6-3 280 So. Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Xavier HS)
Trevor Adams QB 6-1 190 Fr. Odessa, Texas (Permian HS)
Kohlman Adema-Schulte RB 5-9 170 Fr. Omaha, Neb. (Millard West HS)
Ricky Bailey DE 6-2 210 Fr. Wentzville, Mo. (Holt HS)
Jake Baumgartner DE 6-3 235 Fr. Granger, Iowa (Johnston HS)
James Cairney WR 5-9 185 Fr. Harlan, Iowa (Harlan HS)
Cody Carlson OL 6-2 265 Fr. Eudora, Kan. (Eudora HS)
Danny Carlson DL 6-3 265 Fr. Troy, Ill. (Triad HS)
Philip Carter OL 6-4 285 Fr. Marine, Ill. (Triad HS)
Cole Daft OL 6-3 260 Fr. Prosper, Texas (Prosper HS)
Willie Dyson DL 6-1 260 So. St. Louis, Mo. (Minnesota)
Justin Eiken WR 6-0 180 Fr. Jefferson City, Mo. (Blair Oaks HS)
Joel Gantz TE 6-5 240 Fr. Perry, Kan. (Perry-Lecompton HS)
Brian Geraghty K 6-1 195 Fr. Lee's Summit, Mo. (Blue Springs South HS)
D.J. Gnader LB 6-2 220 Fr. Council Bluffs, Iowa (Lewis Central HS)
Kyler Hiatt TE 6-0 205 Fr. Grant City, Mo. (Worth County HS)
Darius Hicks DB 5-9 170 Fr. Kansas City, Mo. (Central HS)
Jeff Howeth S 6-0 200 Fr. Dallas, Texas (Highland Park HS)
Bryant Hummel LB 6-1 235 Fr. Clarinda, Iowa (Clarinda HS)
Bryce Johnston DL 6-1 225 Fr. Clarence, Mo. (South Shelby HS)
Kasey Juhl OL 6-6 280 Fr. Lewis, Iowa (Atlantic HS)
CJ Keeney OL 6-6 275 Fr. Smithville, Mo. (Smithville HS)
Travis Manning CB 6-0 180 Fr. Belleville, Ill. (West HS)
Mitch Masker TE 6-2 215 Fr. Underwood, Iowa (Underwood HS)
Cody Matthewson LB 6-2 205 Fr. Madrid, Iowa (Madrid HS)
Adam Mattson RB 5-11 190 Fr. Maryville, Mo. (Maryville HS)
Cole Rosier WR 5-10 175 Fr. Mound City, Mo. (Mound City HS)
Jake Scarbo OL 6-2 270 Fr. Blue Springs, Mo. (South HS)
John Schreck LB 6-3 190 Fr. Maryville, Mo. (Maryville HS)
Payton Scott DE 6-3 225 Fr. Flower Mound, Texas (Flower Mound HS)
Tyler Seals QB 6-2 195 Fr. Bellevue, Neb. (West HS)
Zach Sherry DL 6-0 210 Fr. Maryville, Mo. (Maryville HS)
Travis Shipman OL 6-1 250 Fr. Blue Springs, Mo. (South HS)
Matt Sterup OL 6-6 285 Fr. Hastings, Neb. (St. Cecilia HS)
Clint Utter WR 6-3 190 Fr. Bloomfield, Iowa (Ottumwa HS)
Quincy Williams RB 5-10 185 Fr. Lee's Summit, Mo. (North HS)
Zach Williams DE 6-2 245 Fr. Kansas City, Mo. (Center HS)

Head Coach: Mel Tjeerdsma
Assistants:
Scott Bostwick (Defensive Coordinator, Linebackers)
Adam Dorrel (Offensive Coordinator, Offensive Line)
Charlie Flohr (Quarterbacks, Recruiting, Passing Game Coordinator)
Will Wagner (Assistant Head Coach, Secondary)
Richard Wright (Defensive Line, Special Teams)

Graduate Assistants: Tyler Martin, Jeff Kietzman, Brandon Clayton, Jared Erspamer, Joel Osborn,
Jon Goss, Joe Holtzclaw, Jordan Brown
Student Assistants: Ramsey Atieh, Kyle Dunn, Kamron Winchester, Alex Autem, Andrew Schmitz, Cole McCauley