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3/31 Cobber Football Schedule for 2003 Now Online.

12/18 Cobber Postseason Team Awards Announced.
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Ryan Hebrink
Jr.
Sacred Heart, Minn.
Was named the MVP of the Concordia football team for the second consecutive season.

(December 18, 2002 - Moorhead, Minn.)-- Concordia College football coach Terry Horan announced the annual end-of-the-year awards. Junior quarterback Ryan Hebrink (Jr., Sacred Heart, Minn.) was named the team's Most Valuable Player for the second straight season. He was also named one of the four captain's for next year's squad. 

Hebrink was honored as the 2002 MIAC First Team quarterback. It is the second consecutive year that he has earned MIAC All-Conference First Team honors. He helped the Cobbers to second in the MIAC (from a 4-5 record in 2001 to a 7-1 mark in 2002), and in the process set school record for most rushing yards by a QB in a single season. His season total places him 5th on the school's all-time list for most total yards in a single season by a QB. He was 6th in the MIAC in scoring - the top QB in the MIAC in scoring. He was also voted the MIAC Offensive Player of the Week twice during the 2002 season. 

Joining Hebrink as captain will be Bobby Clark (Jr., Seeley Lake, Mont.), Josh Vickerman (Jr., Alexandria, Minn.) and Jordan Talge (So., Moorhead, Minn.). Clark was voted to the 2002 2nd Team All-MIAC for both rushing and kick returning. It is also his second consecutive year to be named to the all-conference team. He was 2nd in the MIAC in punt return yardage, and 2nd in the MIAC in all-purpose yardage per game (175.1/game). Clark led the Cobbers in scoring and TD's.

Vickerman enjoyed a tremendous comeback season. After sitting out almost the entire 2001 season with a knee injury, Vickerman led Concordia in interceptions, pass break-ups and fumbles recovered. He was second in the league in interceptions. 

Talge was one of the stars of the defense that allowed fewest total yards per game (255.9 yards/game) in the conference and also the fewest rushing yards per game (77.0 yards/game) in the conference. He helped solidify the defensive backfield by intercepting two passes and making 35 tackles on the year. He was also named to the MIAC All-Conference Honorable Mention Team. | complete list of award winners |

12/16 Derek Flann Named to the Football Gazette All-West Team.
        | Complete Details and All-Region Team Rosters |
Derek Flann
Sr.
Lake Lillian, Minn.
Was named to the Football Gazette All-Region Team.

Concordia senior Derek Flann (Sr., Lake Lillian, Minn.) was named to the 2002 Football Gazette All-Region Third Team. It is the first regional award for Flann in his four-year career.

Flann recently played in the 2002 AFCA Aztec Bowl which pits a NCAA Division III All-Star Team against a college all-star team from Mexico. In the game He recovered a fumble on the go-ahead drive for the Mexican team to preserve a 15-9 victory for Team USA. 

Earlier, Flann was named to the MIAC All-Conference Team as a defensive lineman. He also received the Stam Award, given annually to the league's most outstanding offensive or defensive lineman.

For the season, Flann had 37 tackles (22 solo/15 assisted), 16 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks. For his four-year career, he had 147 tackles, 35 tackles for loss and 14.5 sacks. | Complete Details |

12/14 Derek Flann Helps USA All-Stars to Aztec Bowl Victory.
       | Game  Recap and Statistical Summary |
 

Picture at Right:
The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference was well-represented at the 2002 Aztec Bowl, won by the USA over Mexico 15-9, in Torreon, Mexico last Saturday. 

Kneeling (left to right): Sean O'Leary, St. Thomas and Derek Flann (Sr., Lake Lillian, Minn.) , Concordia. Standing: Former Concordia Head Coach Jim Christopherson and Bethel's Jon Foss.

O'Leary had a sack and blocked an extra point while Foss had a team-high two sacks and forced a fourth quarter fumble that was recovered by Flann to clinch the U.S. victory. Christopherson served as a Team USA assistant coach for the third year. The win was the sixth-straight by the U.S. over Mexico. | complete game details |

11/26 Derek Flann Selected to Play in the 2002 Aztec Bowl.
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The American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) announced today that Concordia senior defensive lineman Derek Flann (Sr., Lake Lillian, Minn.) has been named to the 2002 AFCA Aztec Bowl team. Flann will play with the AFCA Division III all-star team that will represent the United States against the Mexican National team in the 2002 Aztec Bowl on December 14th in Torreon, Mexico.

Flann is one of 42 NCAA Division III seniors from around the country who will make up this year's team. Former Central (Iowa) College head coach Ron Schipper will coach the team for the sixth consecutive year. Longtime Concordia head coach Jim Christopherson will be one of five assistant coaches for the United States team. 

Flann becomes the fourth player in school history to compete in the prestigious all-star event. Defensive standout Mark Hankel played in the 2000 Aztec Bowl, Jake Estenson participated in 1999 and Tory Langemo played in the inaugural AFCA Aztec Bowl back in 1997. 

Flann was recently named to the MIAC All-Conference Team as a defensive lineman. He also received the Stam Award, given annually to the league's most outstanding offensive or defensive lineman.

For the season, Flann had 37 tackles (22 solo/15 assisted), 16 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks. For his four-year career, he had 147 tackles, 35 tackles for loss and 14.5 sacks. 

11/25 Eight Cobber Players and Coach Earn MIAC Honors.
       | Complete MIAC All-Conference Details
Concordia head coach Terry Horan was named the MIAC Coach of the Year in his second year as coach of the Cobbers.

Eight Cobber football players and head coach Terry Horan all received MIAC post-season honors. Derek Flann (Sr., Lake Lillian, Minn.), Ryan Hebrink (Jr., Sacred Heart, Minn.), John Holt (Grafton, N.Dak.), Josh Dietz (Glencoe, Minn.),  Josh Vickerman (Jr., Alexandria, Minn.), Bobby Clark (Jr., Seeley Lake, Mont.), Barry Bennett (Sr., Long Prairie, Minn.) and Brian Westby (Sr., Spicer, Minn.) were all named either first or second team all-conference. 

Flann, Hebrink, Holt, Dietz and Vickerman were named to the MIAC All-Conference First Team, while Clark, Bennett and Westby were named to the MIAC All-Conference Second Team. Flann was also awarded the Stam Award which, annually, goes to the conference's top offensive or defensive lineman. Head Coach Terry Horan was named MIAC Coach of the Year.

11/12 Terry Horan Announces Coaches Awards for St. Thomas Game.

11/11 Two Cobbers Named MIAC Players of the Week.
Concordia juniors Ryan Hebrink (Sacred Heart, Minn.) and Josh Vickerman (Alexandria, Minn.) were named MIAC Players of the Week for their outstanding performances against St. Thomas. 

Hebrink was named the tri-offensive player of the week with Gustavus wide receiver Ryan Hoag and St. Olaf wide receiver Frank Bass. Vickerman was named the co-defensive player of the week with Hamline linebacker Andy Seliga. It is the second time this season that both players have earned the honor.

Hebrink accounted for six touchdowns in Concordia's 63-21 victory over St. Thomas on Friday. The 63 points was the third-highest point total in a single game in school history. With the victory, the Cobbers finished the season 7-1 in the MIAC -- good for second place.

Hebrink ran for two touchdowns and threw for four more. On the day, Hebrink was 11-for-20 for 238 yards in passing and he also ran for 85 yards. The four passing touchdowns and 238 yards are career highs for Hebrink, who was directly responsible for 323 of the team's 515 yards of total offense. The 515 yards in offense was the highest output of the year for the Cobbers.

Vickerman had two interceptions, returning one for a touchdown in Concordia's decisive win. The two pickoffs moves him into second place in the MIAC with six total interceptions. For the game, Vickerman had 2 interceptions and six tackles. Vickerman was part of the Cobber defense that held the Tommies scoreless in the second half, and limited their high-powered offense to only 260 total yards.

11/08 Cobbers Pull Away in the 2nd Half, Hammer St. Thomas 63-21.
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11/06 The College Sporting News Profile: Josh Vickerman.
Concordia junior defensive back Josh Vickerman (Alexandria, Minn.) is profiled on the College Sporting News website. The feature is part of the year-long series entitled "MIAC Profiles of Excellence. The feature was written by columnist Rich Mies. 

11/05 Concordia 2-Deep Roster for Game Against UST Now Online.
| 1st Offense | 1st Defense | 2nd Offense | 2nd Defense | Kicking Team |

11/5 Terry Horan Announces Coaches Awards for St. Olaf Game.

11/2 Cobbers Ride Ground Game to 24-14 Victory Over St. Olaf.
| Box Score | Scoring Summary | Play-by-Play |

10/30 The College Sporting News Profiles of Excellence: Derek Flann.
Concordia senior defensive lineman Derek Flann (Lake Lillian, Minn.) is profiled on the College Sporting News website. The feature is part of the year-long series entitled "MIAC Profiles of Excellence. The feature was written by columnist Rich Mies. 

10/30 Terry Horan Announces Coaches Awards for St. John's Game.

10/26 Cobbers Falter in Second Half, Fall to Powerful Johnnies 34-9.
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10/23 Terry Horan Announces Coaches Awards for UW-Stout Game.

10/19 Cobbers Lose Hard-Fought Contest to #20 UW-Stout 27-21.
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10/16 Terry Horan Announces Coaches Awards for Augsburg Game.

10/12 Cobbers Avoid Upset Plague, Top Augsburg 38-13.
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10/02 Terry Horan Announces Coaches Awards for Hamline Game.

10/07 Two Cobbers Named MIAC Players of the Week.
Concordia juniors Ryan Hebrink (Sacred Heart, Minn.) and Bobby Clark (Seeley Lake, Mont.) were named MIAC Players of the Week for their outstanding performances against Hamline. Hebrink was named the co-offensive player of the week with St. Thomas quarterback Nick Ambrasas. Clark was named the MIAC Special Teams Player of the Week. 

Hebrink rushed for two touchdowns and threw for two more in Concordia's 40-7 win over the Pipers. He accounted for four of Concordia's five touchdowns on the day. Hebrink had touchdown runs of 15 and 54 yards as he ran for 132 total yards. His touchdown passes of 43 and 10 yards were part of his 205 total passing yards on the day, as he completed 11-of-19 with nointerceptions. As an offensive unit, Hebrink led the Cobbers to 443 total yards of offense. It is second highest output of the season for Concordia's offense. 

Clark amassed 105 yards on five punt returns, including a 70-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter. It was his first punt return for a TD this season. His returned helped Concordia seal their fourth straight MIAC win of the season. 

10/05 Cobbers Win Fourth Straight, Beat Hamline 40-7
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10/02 Terry Horan Announces Coaches Awards for Carleton Game.

9/28 Cobbers Stay Perfect in MIAC, Rout Carleton 51-7.
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9/25 Josh Vickerman Named to the DIII Football Team of the Week.

9/25 Terry Horan Announces Coaches Awards for Bethel Game.

9/24 Josh Vickerman Named MIAC Defensive Player of the Week.
Concordia junior Josh Vickerman (Junior, Alexandria, Minn/Jefferson HS) was named the MIAC Defensive Player of the Week. 

Vickerman collected two interceptions and helped lead the Cobber defense in their 35-14 win at Bethel. He also had four tackles in the game, two for a loss and caused one fumble. In the secondary, besides his two interceptions, he had three pass break-ups. 

On the day, Concordia's defense caused eight turnovers, and limited the Royals to only 45 yards of rushing. They also held Bethel to less than 250 total yards of offense. It is the second straight week that the Cobbers have held a high-scoring offense to only 14 points and under 300 yards of total offense.

9/21 Concordia Forces Eight Turnovers, Surprises Bethel 35-14.
| Box Score | Scoring Summary | Play-by-Play | Game Recap |

9/18 Terry Horan Announces Coaches Awards for Gustavus Game.

9/14 Defense Reigns Supreme as Concordia Surges Past Gustavus 20-14.
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9/10 Terry Horan Announces Coaches Awards for MSU-M Game.

9/07 Concordia Drops Opener to MSU-Moorhead 41-17.
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8/16 Preliminary 2002 Roster  is Now Online.

8/16 Concordia Football 2002 Preview is Now Online.
The second season for head coach Terry Horan will produce a whole new set of obstacles. Gone is the newness of being a first-year head coach and the excitement that goes with that position. Directly ahead is the challenge of taking his first recruiting class and blending it with the remaining players that will make up the 2002 Concordia College football squad.

The biggest concern for Horan will be the overused ad slogan "where's the beef?" For the 2002 Cobbers this will go straight to the key for any success in the MIAC this season. Unlike last season when Horan inherited four starting interior linemen on offense, this year only two starting linemen return. To make matters worse, the two key spots at offensive tackle will more than likely feature newcomers, which will mean that all-conference quarterback Ryan Hebrink (Jr., Sacred Heart, Minn./RCW HS) will be exposed every time he drops back to pass.

Despite the lack of experience on the line, the Cobbers will have the reassurance of having a quarterback who has played, and excelled, for a full season. With a healthy Hebrink, Concordia will feature a signal caller who can hurt opposing defenses with his arm and his feet. Last season Hebrink led the team in scoring and total yards, and finished fourth in the MIAC in total yards per game. Joining Hebrink in the backfield will be Bobby Clark (Jr., Seeley Lake, Mont./Seeley Lake HS) who was named to the all-conference team in 2001 as a special teams player. If Clark can harness his explosive "open field" running ability as a running back, Concordia will be able to feature a devastating ground game that can break open long gains on any given play.

Defensively the Cobbers will have a much more stable line-up. Out of the 11 starting positions, the team will return eight players who started at some point during the season. The defensive arsenal will also be bolstered by the return of defensive back Josh Vickerman (Sr., Alexandria, Minn./Jefferson HS), who spent the entire 2001 season on the sidelines with an injured knee, and the addition of Barry Bennett (Sr., Long Prairie, Minn./Long Prairie HS) who will be returning for a fifth year because of a medical hardship in his sophomore season.

Horan summed up his defense by saying, "we will be more experienced and have more depth this year than last and this should translate to a better overall defensive team."

The Cobbers hope that Horan will be somewhat prophetic, as the 2001 defense finished last in the league in pass defense and defense inside their own 20 yard line.

If Horan can find a stable offensive line that will open holes for Clark and buy time for Hebrink then the Cobbers should be able to surpass last year's win total of five and move back to the top half of the very tough MIAC.
| Continued |

8/07 KVOX -  1280AM - To Broadcast All Football Games.
Concordia College is proud to announce an agreement with radio station KVOX - 1280AM - to broadcast all ten football games during the 2002 season. Long time Concordia sports broadcaster Larry Knutson will continue to serve as the play-by-play announcer for all ten games. 

7/22 Concordia Announces Football Media Day. 
The 2002 football media day will be on Monday, August 19th @ 10:00 am at the Concordia football field.

7/10 Insurance, Returning Athlete, & 1st Year Participation Forms are Now Online.

7/09 Gary Haugo Named Defensive Line Coach.
Former Crookston High head football coach Gary Haugo has been named assistant coach at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn. Haugo was the head coach at Crookston for the past three years. He will become the new defensive line coach, taking over for Scott Lucier who will move to co-defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach.

Head coach Terry Horan expressed his enthusiasm about the hiring of Haugo by saying, "Gary brings a great deal of experience and energy to our staff. He understands the student/athlete experience at Concordia and will be a great addition to the staff."

Haugo is a 1994 graduate of Concordia. In his senior season in 1992 he was named to the MIAC all-conference team. He finished the season with 44 tackles and 3 sacks. After graduating from Concordia he went on to be an assistant football coach at Hinckley-Finlayson, Pequot Lakes and finally Crookston. In addition to his football duties at Crookston, Haugo was also the head track and field coach and assistant basketball coach.

When reached for comment, Haugo stated, "the possibility of working with such an outstanding coaching staff is very exciting. I consider this position not only a great coaching opportunity but also a great learning opportunity."

3/07 2002 Concordia Football Schedule Now Online.

 

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