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Northwest Bearcats

D. J. Gnader


D. J. Gnader


HometownCouncil Bluffs, Iowa
High SchoolLewis Central
MajorBusiness Management
Named second team all-MIAA … started all 13 games for the Bearcats in 2012 … finished with a team-high 96 total tackles … recorded multiple tackles in all 13 games and had four games with 10+ tackles … had a season-high 15 tackles against then-No. 5 Minnesota Mankato (11/24) … recorded 11 tackles against Central Missouri (9/8) and then-No. 12 Harding (11/17) … had 10 tackles, half a sack and one pass break-up against East Central (8/30).

Was the second leading tackler for the Bearcats in his first full season recording 100 tackles … had five games of 10 or more tackles including a season high 15 tackles in NCAA second-round playoff win at Midwestern State … finished the year with 7 tackles for a loss and one sack … his lone sack came in a come-from-behind playoff win at Missouri Western also recording 3 tackles for a loss and 11 tackles

Received medical redshirt

Redshirt season

Lewis Central High School
All-state linebacker and fullback for the Titans ... finished with 123 tackles, 90 solo, and an intereption on defense ... rushed for 531 yards ... returned two kickoffs and a punt for touchdowns ... selected to play in the 2009 Shrine Bowl

Son of Don and Jodi Gnader ...Born on November 16, 1990