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Wartburg finishes fourth in final football polls

Wartburg finishes fourth in final football polls

Wartburg matched its best ever ranking in the final Division III football polls of the season at No. 4. The Knights (12-1) were also ranked No. 4 at the end of the 2003 season. NCAA champion Wis.-Whitewater (14-0), which eliminated Wartburg 37-33 in the quarterfinals is No. 1, followed by […]

by · December 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports
Chris Brinkmeier looks to block the Illinois Wesleyan defense for running back Matt Kastli during last season's first-round playoff game in Bloomington, Ill., a 41-7 Knights' win. -- File Photo

Three Knights named d3football All-Americans

For the first time in program history, three Wartburg football players were named to All-American teams. Senior offensive tackle Chris Brinkmeier, who was selected as the d3football.com West Region Offensive MVP, was named to the website’s first team. Brinkmeier was also an AFCA All-American. Brinkmeier is Wartburg’s first first-team selection since […]

by · December 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports
Wartburg quarterback Logan Schrader, a Gagliardi Trophy semifinalist, looks for running room in Saturday's quarterfinal game at Wis.-Whitewater.

Schrader wins fan vote, but misses Gagliardi cut

Wartburg football fans made the most of their votes, but it wasn’t enough for Knights quarterback Logan Schrader to be named a Gagliardi Trohpy finalist. Of the 12,693 fan votes cast for 10 semifinalists on d3football.com, Schrader received the most with 2,047. The fan vote comprises one of 41 votes […]

by · December 9, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports
Miller invited to play in all-star game

Miller invited to play in all-star game

  Wartburg receiver Donald Miller battled adversity in his early years on campus, and is now reaping the benefits of his persistent hard work. In addition to being a key contributor on the second Wartburg football team ever to appear in the Division III quarterfinals, Miller has been invited to […]

by · December 9, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports
Chris Brinkmeier looks to block the Illinois Wesleyan defense for running back Matt Kastli during last season's first-round playoff game in Bloomington, Ill., a 41-7 Knights' win. -- File Photo

Brinkmeier first ever O-lineman named regional MVP

Wartburg senior offensive tackle Chris Brinkmeier is the first ever offensive lineman to garner regional MVP honors in any of the four regions from d3football.com in the 10-year history of the award. Brinkmeier was named West Region Offensive MVP and his head coach, Rick Willis, received the region’s Coach of […]

by · December 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Football, Sports
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