2016 FB Statistics
DUBUQUE, Iowa - The University of Dubuque football team announced the 2016 team awards as selected by the coaching staff and teammates after a successful 8-2 season and runner-up in Iowa Conference standings.
The 2016 Spartans returning from their undefeated 2015 IIAC season rolled up 398 points, 4,357 yards of offense, 21 interceptions, and 17 caused fumbles. Quarterback Conor Feckley (Jr., Anchorage, Alaska/Anchorage West HS) completed 222-390 pass attempts (56.9%) and threw for 3,129 yards and 37 touchdowns, rushed for 115 yards and a pair of touchdowns in 2016. In 10 games, Feckley finished with a quarterback effeciency of 151.5.
Twelve Spartans would catch at least one pass in 2016. Najee Toomer (Sr., Maywood, Ill./Walther Lutheran HS) led the receiving corps with 67 grabs for 1,183 yards (17.7 yards average), 13 touchdowns and a game average of 118.3 yards. The quartet of Austin Morgan (So., Henderson, Nev./Foothill HS) - 42 receptions, 384 yards, Dylan Schultz (Jr., Orion, Ill./Orion HS) - 40 receptions, 494 yards, Jonathan Duarte (Sr., Morton, Ill./Morton West HS) - 34 receptions, 528 yards, and Emmanuel Jenkins (Fr., Menasha, Wis./Menasha HS) - 25 receptions, 393 yards made up the majority of the remaining wide receiving statistics.
Maurece "Mo" Herrion (So., Elgin, Ill./Larkin HS) continued where he left off in 2015 and led the Spartans ground attack with 179 carries for 751 yards and eight touchdowns for an average 75.1 yards a game. Dwayne Allen Jr. (Fr., Hampshire, Ill./St. Edward Central Catholic HS) carried the ball 66 times and finished 2016 with 323 yards and four touchdowns with his longest run being 67 yards. Allen Jr. led kick returns with 17 for 430 yards with his longest being a return of 62 yards.
Connor O'Malley (So., Pewaukee, Wis./ Pewaukee HS) punted 44 times and dropped the ball inside of the opponents 20 yard line 12 times with four punts finishing over 50 yards. His season average was 39.9 yards and booted the longest of the season of 65 yards on Oct. 22 at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa.
Place kicker Brayden Neuendorf (Jr., Denver, Iowa/Denver HS) was near perfect in extra points making 46-48 attempts, he was 4-7 in field goals. He helped the Spartans win a three overtime thriller over the Buena Vista University Beavers when he connected on all three field goal attempts (35, 38, 27 yards) in a 45-37 victory. His clutch 35 yard field goal with just eight seconds remaining in the game, helped carry the momentum for the Spartans heading into overtime. He also helped pin the opponents deep on kick-offs with 66 kicks for 3,857 yards (58.4 yards a kick-off), nine for a touchback, keeping the opponents drive starts on the 24 yard line.
UD's defense collected 21 interceptions, Michael Joseph (Jr., Oswego, Ill./Oswego HS) led with four and return yardage of 86 yards. Derek Schambow (Jr., Platteville, Wis./Platteville HS) and Derek Trotter (Jr., Tripoli, Iowa/Wapsie Valley HS) both collected three interceptions each. Le'Devin Smith (Jr., Downers Grove, Ill./Downers Grove South HS), Blaze Barista (Fr., Wheaton, Ill./Wheaton-Warrenville South) , Joseph McMahon (So., Leaf River, Ill./Rockford Christian HS) and Jacob Owens all picked a fumble and returned for a combined 135 yards. Smith and McMahon would score a touchdown on their recoveries.
The duo of Smith and Trotter led the defensive unit 95 tackles each. Smith had three tackles for loss, four pass break-ups, six pass deflections, two forced fumbles, and a blocked kick. Joseph finished with 68 tackles, four for loss of 15 yards, one sack, eight pass break-ups, 12 pass deflections, and one blocked kick. Schambow ended 2016 with 54 tackles, 2.5 sacks, two pass break-ups, five pass delections, and a forced fumble. McMahon collected 52 tackles with five for loss, he had three quarterback hurries.
2016 Captains: Conor Feckley, Michael Joseph, Johnny Duarte, Pat Cusack
Defensive MVP: LeDevin Smith, Michael Joseph
Offensive MVP: Najee Toomer
Special Teams MVP: Conner O’Malley
Team MVP: Conor Feckley
Defensive Scout Team MVP: Brandon Dutkiewicz
Offensive Scout Team MVP: Keyshawn Carr, Jovanni Sanchez
Offensive Newcomer: Emanuel Jenkins
Defensive Newcomer: Ravon Woods, Blaze Barista
Inspirational Award: Greg Smith
Passing yards in a game: Conor Feckley 634 yards vs. Bethel University on Sept. 3, 2016
Total yards in a game: Conor Feckley 656 yards vs. Bethel University on Sept. 3, 2016
Most passing touchdowns in a game: Conor Feckley (8) vs. Bethel University on Sept. 3, 2016
Team Passing yards in a game: 634 yards vs. Bethel University on Sept. 3, 2016
Team Most yards gained in a game: 735 yards vs. Bethel University on Sept. 3, 2016
Team Most passing touchdowns in a game: 8 vs. Bethel University on Sept. 3, 2016
Receiving touchdowns in a game: Najee Toomer (5) vs. Bethel University on Sept. 3, 2016
Most extra points in a season: Brayden Neuendorf (46) in 2016
Conor Feckley - IIAC Male Athlete of the Week (Sept. 5, 2016)
Conor Feckley - D3football.com Team of the Week - QB (Sept. 5, 2016)
Najee Toomer - D3football.com Team of the Week - WR (Sept. 5, 2016)
Conor Feckley - HERO Sports Hero of the Week (Sept. 5, 2016)
Dylan Schultz - IIAC Offensive Performer of the Week (Sept. 18, 2016)
Dylan Schultz - D3football.com Team of the Week - TE (Sept. 18, 2016)
Conor Feckley - HERO Sports Top QB in D3 (Sept. 28, 2016)
Derek Trotter - IIAC Defensive Performer of the Week (Oct. 24, 2016)
Derek Trotter - D3football.com Team of the Week - CB (Oct. 25, 2016)
Brayden Neuendorf - D3football.com Team of the Week - K (Oct. 25, 2016)
Blaze Barista - IIAC Male Student-Athlete of the Week (Oct. 3, 2016)
Blaze Barista - IIAC Def. Performer of the Week (Oct. 3,2016)
Blaze Barista- D3football.com Team of the Week- CB (Oct. 3, 2016)
Conor Feckley- Quarterback
Patrick Cusack- Offensive Line
Najee Toomer- Wide Receiver
Michael Joesph- Defensive Back
Derek Trooter- Defensive Back
LeDevin Smith- Linebacker
Dylan Schultz- Tight End
Daniel Pike- Defensive Line
Greg Smith- Offensive Line
Maurece Herrion- Running back
Connor O'Malley- Punter
Academic All-Iowa Conference (Must be a sophomore or above, have a 3.5 cumulative G.P.A. or above, and been at current school at least one year)
Cameron Sorenson- Criminal Justice
Collin Steffanowski- Undecided
Conor Feckley- Criminal Justice
Derek Trotter- Sports Marketing
Jacob Britton- Human and Health Science
D3football.com All-West Region
Najee Toomer- Second Team Offense (WR)
Pat Cusack- Third Team Offense (Guard)
2015 Football Team
IIAC Champs! Spartans Win Title Behind First Undefeated IIAC Slate Since 1979
DUBUQUE, Iowa - The No. 23 ranked University of Dubuque football team swept through the Iowa Conference slate and finished 8-3, 7-0 IIAC to claim their first Iowa Conference title since 2011. Senior linebacker Blaine Snitker was named Iowa Conference Defensive MVP while Coach Stan Zweifel took home IIAC Coach of the Year honors for the second time as UD set a school record with 17 All-IIAC selections. The Spartans earned their fourth Division III NCAA Tournament bid, but concluded their season in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at St. John's.
In their undefeated run, the Spartans outscored their opponents by nearly 21 points a game and compiled a league-leading turnover margin of +13 in seven games. The Spartans earned their second IIAC title and NCAA bid in Coach Z's seventh season at the helm.
Besides squeaking out the Iowa Conference opener vs. Luther, 16-14, the Spartans were led by a proficient offense behind newcomers, Division I transfer quarterback Rio Johnson (IIAC-leading 172.7 passer rating) and freshman running back Maurece (Mo) Herrion (689 yards and 12 TDs) that sparked an offensive attack that scored 31+ points in each of last six IIAC games. Johnson threw 14 touchdowns against three interceptions during league play while Herrion totaled 87+ yards and 2+ touchdowns in each of his first five career games.
Snitker (52 tackles, one interception) and the UDefense complemented the Spartan offensive to lead the Iowa Conference in scoring defense (15.4 ppg) and total defense (314.7 ypg) by a wide margin in league play, while senior linebacker Trevor Stauner finished second in the IIAC with 73 tackles. Snitker (21 tackles) and Stauner (19) both set career-highs in win over Luther.
A standout on and off the field, Snitker, a three-time First Team All-IIAC selection, also earned Third Team All-West Region, Cliff Harris Award finalist recognition, William V. Campbell trophy semifinalist recognition, National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete of the Day, Academic All-Iowa Conference, and First Team CoSIDA Academic All-District for the second time.
Highlight wins included a 45-13 romp over No. 19 Wartburg (ranked No. 6 at the time) on Homecoming, followed a few weeks later by their fifth-straight Key City win vs. Loras, 42-7. The Spartans have dominated the Duhawks after outscoring their cross-town rivals by a total score of 218-30 in the five-game streak.
UD rebounded from an 0-2 start against a pair of ranked opponents that included losses at No. 10 St. John's in season-opener and at home against border rival No. 14 UW-Platteville. A steady Spartan team stayed the course and proceeded to win their final eight games of the regular season, starting with a victory out west against Pacific University (Ore.), 31-29.
*Blaine Snitker - Linebacker
Coach of the Year
Coach Stan Zweifel - 7th season
Offense - OL *Tanner Bronkema , OL Pat Cusack, TE Trenton Grana-Curry
Defense - DL Larry Harleston, DB Michael Joseph, LB *Trevor Stauner, DB *Oscar White
Offense - WR *Chris Bagley, QB Rio Johnson, OL *Dominique Ravenell, WR Dylan Schultz
Defense - DL *Zach Marotta
Offense - OL *Ben DeLange, RB Maurece Herrion
Defense - LB Dylan Hastings
Academic All-Iowa Conference
Hagan Ackley, *Kyle Andresen, *Tanner Bronkema, *Alex Eckes, Conor Feckley, Michael Gilson, Larry Harleston, *Zachary Marotta, Brayden Neuendorf, *Blaine Snitker, Cameron Sorensen, Derek Trotter
D3Football.com All-West Region
OL Tanner Bronkema
LB Blaine Snitker
Cliff Harris Award Finalist
LB Blaine Snitker
Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District
LB Blaine Snitker
Team MVP - DB Oscar White
Offensive MVP - WR Chris Bagley
Defensive MVP - LB Blaine Snitker
Newcomer of the Year - QB Rio Johnson and RB Maurece Herrion
Special Teams Player of the Year - LS Lucas Walzak and K Curtis Prull
Offensive Scout Player of the Year - Sam Morton
Defensive Scout Player of the Year - Dylan Westemeier
2014 Football Team
The Spartans finished fifth in the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) after ending the season with a record of 4-6, 3-4 IIAC. Coach Zweifel added his 32nd win of his UD tenure after securing a victory over Coe, 29-27, on November 8 in the Spartans home finale. Senior WR Tyler Rutenbeck cemented his place in UD history after tying the all-time receiving TDs record of 42 with Zweifel ’11 and Plummer ’99 in the last game of his career. Coach Zweifel and Rutenbeck anchored a squad that finished the season as winners of two of their last three, including their fourth-straight dominant victory (outscored Loras 176-23 in the last four games) in the Key City Clash against Loras, 34-7.
It was an up-and-down season that saw a number of standout performances and potential at a variety of positions. A trio of All-IIAC honorees - all juniors - DB Oscar White, LB Blaine Snitker, and K Curtis Prull helped secure a pair of victories after crucial last minute plays. White’s interception in the Spartans end zone ended Pacific’s potential game-winning drive in UD’s first win of the season, 16-10, on September 20. Prull keyed the winning effort after hitting all three of his field goals. Prull finished as the only kicker in the IIAC not to miss a field goal (9 for 9). Snitker deflected Coe’s pass to stop a two-point conversion to seal the 29-27 victory on November 8.
In arguably their best game of the year, the Spartans came up short, 26-21, against the no. 8 team in the country on the road on September 13. Freshman RB Alec Arvanitakis established his consistent production with 100 yards on 19 carries and one touchdown. It was the start of five straight 85+ yard games that ended on October 25 against Buena Vista after a 77-yard day.
The senior connection of QB Zach Fry and WR Rutenbeck propelled the Spartans to a 44-10 rout over Simpson to cap off the October 11th Homecoming activities. Fry lit up the Storm defense to the tune of 278 yards and four touchdowns, while Rutenbeck finished with 92 yards and two touchdowns as the Spartans cruised.
Two weeks later, the Fry-Rutenbeck connection came alive again despite the 39-44 setback to Buena Vista on October 25. Fry compiled 358 yards, five touchdowns while Rutenbeck totaled 137 yards and three touchdowns.
LB Trevor Stauner added a season-high 18 tackles vs. Buena Vista and led the IIAC in tackles with 123 on the season. Stauner combined with Snitker and DB Vinny Whipple as three of the top-5 tacklers in the IIAC.
Known as a passing factory, the UD secondary had a productive season of its own after leading the IIAC in interceptions with 16 and ending up second in pass defense efficiency at 114.8.
Team MVP - DB Vinny Whipple
Offensive MVP - WR Tyler Rutenbeck
Defensive MVP - LB Trevor Stauner and LB Blaine Snitker
Newcomer of the Year - RB Alec Arvanitakis
Special Teams Player of the Year - K Curtis Prull
All-Iowa Conference honorees (*Senior)
Offense - WR Tyler Rutenbeck*
Defense - DB Oscar White, LB Blaine Snitker
Offense - WR Chris Bagley, OL Dominique Ravenell*
Defense - DL Zach Marotta, LB Trevor Stauner
Special Teams - K Curtis Prull
DB Dylan Ramsey*, OL Tanner Bronkema, OL Mike Murphy*
Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District
Blaine Snitker - Mathematics
Zach Marotta - Biology and Chemistry
Academic All-IIAC honorees (*Senior)
OL Kyle Andresen, OL Tanner Bronkema, TE Tyler Dobratz*, WR Alex Eckes, FB Jessie Ecklund, DL Zach Marotta, DB Dylan Ramsey*, TE Tyler Santeler, OL Chris Scott*, LB Blaine Snitker, LB Sam White
2013 Football Team
The University of Dubuque football team finished in a three-way tie for third in the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) after ending the season with a record of 5-5, 4-3 IIAC. Coach Zweifel captured the 28th win of his tenure with an emphatic 56-0 victory over Loras on November 9. The Spartan attack was fueled by a powerhouse offense led by quarterback Bryan Bradshaw, wide receiver Tyler Rutenbeck, and running back Kyle Acker. All three were IIAC yardage leaders in their respective disciplines.
After a quick 3-0 start to IIAC play, the Spartans dropped three of their last four by a combined 12 points. The three-game run featured wins over Central (23-21), where they stood pat after allowing Central's final points with 55 seconds to go, Luther (56-20), and no. 21 Coe (38-14), dominating the Kohawks on the road after a 21-point second quarter gave the Spartasn a convincing 28-7 halftime edge.
Following the Spartans victory over Coe, UD received votes for the first and last time in the AFCA Division III Coaches Poll and the D3football.com Top-25 poll.
Last minute stunners were the late season theme after a pair of touchdown passes and a field goal capped a trifecta of thrilling games.
A 6-yard touchdown pass from Bradshaw to Chris Bagley resulted in a 15-15 tie with 11:47 remaining vs. Wartburg. The score held true until Wartburg tossed a 17-yard TD pass with 0:35 left on the clock.
A week later featured the highest scoring bout of the season, 50-46, after Simpson overcame Bradshaw’s single-game UD passing record of 500 yards and four touchdowns. The Spartans let slip an 11-point lead with 8:49 remaining as Simpson scored 15 unanswered points, including the go-ahead, corner of the end zone 26-yard touchdown pass-catch with 33 seconds to go. Rutenbeck, the beneficiary of two Bradshaw TD catches, finished the game with 11 receptions and 235 yards.
Following a 56-0 shellacking of Loras and a record five touchdown catches by Rutenbeck, the Spartans 28-19 lead over Buena Vista with 5:22 to go dissipated after the Beavers countered with a TD run and the go-ahead field goal with 58 seconds left. Bradshaw’s three TD tosses to Rutenbeck and Acker’s 165 yards rushing weren’t enough as the Beavers escaped, 29-28.
Despite the heartbreaking losses, it was one of the best seasons statistically on both sides of the ball. The highest scoring offense during IIAC play also boasted the second-best overall defense (277.3 ypg allowed) with the best turnover margin (+5) and highest time of possession (32:42).
Four First Team All-IIAC selections pioneered a prolific Spartan offense. Bradshaw’s one year as quarterback helped the UD offense set a Top-3 mark in UD history in passing yards (3,137), passing TDs (33), and total offense (4,398) for the third consecutive year. Bradshaw passed for the eighth most yards (3,003) in a career after just one season.
Acker concluded his career with the fourth-most rushing yards (2,742) after a 993-yard, seven touchdown season. Acker utilized All-IIAC lineman Dominique Ravenell to the fourth most rushing yards in a single season in UD history. Meanwhile, Rutenbeck led the nation with 22 touchdown catches, three TD receptions shy of Michael Zweifel’s 25 TD season in 2011. Entering his senior year, Rutenbeck sits third with 31 career TD grabs.
Sophomore Blaine Snitker represented UD’s lone First Team All-IIAC selection on defense after leading the Spartans in tackles (92) to go along with his 8.0 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, and two interceptions. Snitker also returned an interception 31 yards for a touchdown in 23-21 win over Central.
Remaining Awards including DIII All-Americans
WR Tyler Rutenbeck
Associated Press Little All-American (DII-DIII-NAIA)
AFCA DIII All-American
Beyond Sports Network DIII First Team All-American
D3football.com Third Team All-American
D3football.com First Team All-West Region
All-Iowa Conference Honorees (*Senior)
QB Bryan Bradshaw*
RB Kyle Acker*
WR Tyler Rutenbeck
OL Dominique Ravenell
LB Blaine Snitker
DB Reggie Cole
DB Vincent Whipple
DL Ryan Arnold
TE Lee Jones
Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American
OL Tyson Carter
P Doug Lillibridge
Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District
OL Tyson Carter
P Doug Lillibridge
DL Zach Marotta
LB Blaine Snitker
All-IIAC Academic honorees (*Senior)
Tanner Bronkema, Tyson Carter*, Reggie Cole, Jr., Tyler Dobratz, Andrew Drummond, Noah Evans, Brock Haas, Austin Hughes*, Logan Kunzie, Matthew Levin, Doug Lillibridge, Zach Marotta, Brendan Mispagel. Dylan Ramsey, Jake Ricketts, Tyler Santeler, Blaine Snitker, Sam White
2012 Football Team
The 2012 University of Dubuque Football team finished the season with an overall record of 5-5 and tied for second place in the Iowa Conference Championship at 4-3 for Head Coach Stan Zweifel. Senior Wyatt Hanus (Quarterback) was named IIAC Offensive MVP and was one of ten finalists for the 2012 Gagliardi Trophy. Seniors Hanus (QB), Miles Hookstead (Tight End), Richard Skaife (Offensive Line), and Malcolm Stewart (Defensive Back) earned First Team All-Iowa Conference. Seniors Marice Hill (Defensive Line) and Trevor Runkle (Linebacker) were named Second Team All-IIAC. Junior Doug Lillibridge (Punter) and freshman Heriberto Sandoval (Place Kicker) also earned second team all-conference. Junior Sean Anderson (Wide Receiver) and sophomore Dylan Ramsey (Defensive Back) were recognized as Honorable Mention All-IIAC. Hanus was also named Third Team Beyond Sports Network All-American.
Hanus led the Iowa Conference in completions (258), passing yards (3,165), touchdown passes (27), and passing yards per game (316.5). The balanced passing attack resulted in Spartan receivers finishing 4-5-6-7 in receiving yards per game. Nationally, Hanus finished tenth in completions per game (25.8) and yards (3,165). As a team, the Spartans finished first in the IIAC in passing offense (318.5/game), passing defense (191.8/game), first downs (24.7/game), fourth-down conversions rate (66.7%), and time of possession (33:44/game). Freshman Austin Morgan (Wide Receiver) set a new Iowa Conference record for receptions in a game with 21 catches vs. Central.
Michael Borland, Tyson Carter, Ian Cooper, Tyler Dobratz, Noah Evans, Brock Haas, Wyatt Hanus, Miles Hookstead, Austin Hughes, Logan Kunzie, Matthew Levin, Michael Murphy, Dylan Ramsey, Trevor Runkle, Malcolm Stewart, and Stephen Vassalotti earned Academic All-Iowa Conference. Carter, Hanus, Hookstead, and Vassalotti were all named First Team Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District. Hanus would go on to be named First Team Academic All-American while Hookstead brought home Second Team honors. In addition, Hanus was a semifinalist for the National Football Foundation's Campbell Trophy for Scholar-Athlete of the Year and a was a nominee for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team.
2011 Football Team
The 2011 University of Dubuque Football team finished the season with an overall record 9-2 and won the Iowa Conference Championship at 7-1 for head coach Stan Zweifel. Following the regular season, the Spartans advanced to the NCAA Divion III Championships. UD would lose in the 1st Round of the tournament to North Central College. Spartans wide receiver Michael Zweifel was named the 2011 Gagliardi Trophy winner, awarded annually to the most outstanding football player in NCAA Division III. Junior quarterback Wyatt Hanus was named the J.T. St. Lawrence Award for the Division III Junior of the Year. Coach Zweifel was honored by the AFCA as DIII Region 5 Coach of the Year and was a finalist for the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year. As a team, UD was ranked as high as #18 in the AFCA Poll.
Senior Michael Zweifel was named the MVP of the Iowa Conference while Head Coach Stan Zweifel was selected the Coach of the Year. Joinig Zweifel on the 1st Team All-Iowa Conference were seniors Demarcus Fleming (Wide Receiver) and Justin Spaulding (Running Back), and juniors Wyatt Hanus (Quarterback), Richard Skaife (Offensive line) and Stephen Vassalotti (Defensive line). Senior Tyler Lang (Offensive line) along with juniors Miles Hookstead (Tight end) and Trevor Runkle (Linebacker) were selected 2nd Team All-IIAC. Seniors Antonio Hayes (Defensive line) and Zweifel (Defensive back) were recognized as Honorable Mention All-IIAC.
In addition of the Gagliardi Trophy and IIAC MVP, Zweifel was also named a finalist for the NFF Campbell Trophy, Allstate AFCA Good Works Team finalist, 1st Team AFCA All-American, 1st Team D3football All-American, 1st Team BSN All-American, 1st Team D3ProDay All-American, 2nd Team Associated Press Little All-American, 1st Team D3football.com All-Region, and All-West Region Co-Player of the Year from D3football.com. Spaulding capped his playing career as 3rd Team D3football.com All-American, 3rd Team D3ProDay All-American, and 1st Team D3football.com All-West Region. Hanus, 1st Team and Skaife, 3rd Team also earned All-American honors from BSN.
Tyson Carter, Ian Cooper, Noah Evans, Wyatt Hanus, Miles Hookstead, Austin Hughes, Logan Kunzie, Matthew Levin, Ryan Mertens, Dylan Ramsey, Trevor Runkle, Justin Spaulding, Malcolm Stewart, Ryan Swope, Stephen Vassalotti, and Michael Zweifel earned Academic All-Iowa Conference. Hanus, Hookstead, Spaulding, and Zweifel were all named 1st Team Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-Region. Hookstead, Spaulding, and Zweifel would go on to be selected 1st Team Academic All-Americans with Hanus being named 2nd Team All-America. Zweifel was also named Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year.
2010 Football Team
The 2010 University of Dubuque Football team finished the season with an overall record of 4-6 and sixth place in the Iowa Conference at 3-5 for head coach Stan Zweifel. Juniors Demarcus Fleming (Wide Receiver) and Justin Spaulding (Running Back) along with sophomore Trevor Runkle (Linebacker) were selected 2nd Team All-Iowa Conference. Sophomores Ryan Stodden (Linebacker) and Stephen Vassalotti (Defensive line) were recognized as Honorable Mention All-IIAC.
David Farrey, Wyatt Hanus, Miles Hookstead, Ryan Mertens, Brandon Milham, Justin Spaulding, Ryan Stodden, and Michael Zweifel earned Academic All-Iowa Conference. Spaulding was named 1st Team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District running back while Zweifel made 2nd Team wide receiver.
2009 Football Team
The 2009 University of Dubuque Football team finished the season with an overall record of 5-5 and tied for fourth place in the Iowa Conference at 4-4 under first year head coach Stan Zweifel. Junior Michael Zweifel (Wide Receiver) and sophomore Justin Spaulding (Running back) were chosen 1st Team All-Iowa Conference. Senior Colton Hansen (Quarterback) and sophomore Leonard Brady Jr. (Defensive back) were named 2nd Team All-IIAC. Freshman Richard Skaife (Offensive line) was recognized as Honorable Mention All-IIAC. Zweifel was also named 2nd Team D3football.com All-American, 3rd Team AP Little All-American, and 1st Team D3football.com All-Region.
Benjamin Thompson earned Academic All-Iowa Conference.
2008 Footall Team
The 2008 University of Dubuque Football team finished the season with an overall record of 2-8 and eighth place in the Iowa Conference at 1-7. Collins Eboh (Defensive line) was named 1st Team All-Iowa Conference. Adam Burken (Tight end), Jeremy Laskowski (Linebacker), Dustin Vertin (Offensive line), and Orlando Walton (Defensive back) earned 2nd Team All-IIAC. Demacus Fleming (Wide Receiver) and Colton Hansen were recognized as Honorable Mention selections.
Matt Brown, Adam Lang, Daniel Schaaumann, Benjamin Thompson, and Dustin Vertin earned Academic All-Iowa Conference. Vertin was selected 1st Team ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA All-District.
2007 Football Team
The 2007 University of Dubuque Football team finished the season with an overall record of 7-3 and tied for third place in the Iowa Conference at 5-3. Steve Coleman (Offensive line), Mike Fielding (Offensive line), Jermar Jackson (Quarterback), Mark Mashburn (Defensive back), and Travis Strowbridge (Defensive line) were chosen 1st Team All-Iowa Conference. Torrey Smith (Wide Receiver) was named 2nd Team All-IIAC. Adam Burken (Tight end), Brandon Stout (Offensive line), and Orlando Walton (Defensive back) were recognized as Honorable Mention selections. Coleman (Tackle) and Mashburn (Safety) were named 2nd Team D3football.com All-Region. Fielding (Guard) was named 3rd Team D3football.com All-Region.
Michael Fielding, Mark Mashburn and Benjamin Thompson earned Academic All-Iowa Conference. Fielding and Mashburn were selected 1st Team ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA All-District.
2006 Football Team
The 2006 University of Dubuque Football team finished the season with an overall record of 6-4 and tied for third place in the Iowa Conference at 5-3. Senior Walner Belleus (Wide Receiver/Return Specialist) and junior Mark Mashburn (Defensive back) were named 1st Team All-Iowa Conference. Belleus (Defensive back), Jermar Jackson (Quarterback), Edward McIntosh (Wide Receiver), Brandon Stevens (Offensive line), and Jason Wilke (Defensive line) were selected 2nd Team All-IIAC. Belleus was also named 3rd Team Don Hansen Football Gazette All-American returner, 1st Team Football Gazette All-Region punt returner, and 3rd team Football Gazette All-Region wide receiver. Mashburn was chosen 3rd Team Football Gazette All-Region.
Michael Fielding and Mikelange Olbel earned Academic All-Iowa Conference.
2005 Football Team
The 2005 University of Dubuque Football team finished the season with an overall record of 2-8 and tied for eighth place in the Iowa Conference at 1-7. Seniors Toni Oriental (Defensive back) and Josh Staley (Tight end) were selected 1st Team All-Iowa Conference. Chris Alitz (Defensive line), Mike Fielding (Offensive line), Jermar Jackson (Quarterback), and Duante Peterson (Wide receiver) were named 2nd Team All-IIAC. Staley was also named Honorable Mention All-American by the Don Hansen Football Gazette, 2nd Team D.Hansen Football Gazette All-Region, and 3rd Team D3football.com All-Region. Oriental received Honorable Mention All-Region from the Football Gazette as well.
Bruce Gaultney Jr., Josh Grundall, and Edward Simonic earned Academic All-Iowa Conference. Gaultney was also selected 1st Team ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District.
2004 Football Team
The 2004 University of Dubuque Football team finished the season with an overall record of 2-8 and tied for eighth place in the Iowa Conference at 1-7. Junior Toni Oriental (Defensive back) was selected 1st Team All-Iowa Conference.
Michael Duffy, Bruce Gaultney Jr., Josh Grundall, Garrette Perrone, Tyler Simmons, Jon Southworth, and Jason Steinlicht earned Academic All-Iowa Conference. Steinlicht was also selected 2nd Team ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District.