#47 Grant Aakre
2008 - Played in eight games for the Cobbers...tallied 29 tackles with 11 of them being unassisted...forced one fumble.
2007 - Played in ten games for the Cobbers...sixth on the team in tackles with 36...27 were unassisted...had one forced fumble.
2006 - Made Cobbers debut against UM-Morris and made one tackle, which was his first of his college career.
Personal: Academic All-State...Conference Defensive MVP...All-Forum Honorable Mention...played in Minnesota State All-Star Game...son of Steve and Mary Aakre...siblings Chris and Harris...hobbies include anything involving sports or outdoors, reading, hanging with friends...post graduation plans are to attend Medical school
Why did you choose to come to Concordia? “I liked the idea I would receive a great education and still stay active in extracurricular activies."
What do you like about Concordia? " Small campus and the fact I don't get lost in a crowd."
The AAKRE File:
One word that best describes me: Hyper
Favorite place to visit: Alaska
Favorite food: Cinnamon Rolls
Favorite restaurant: Outback steakhouse
Favorite movies: Gladiator
Favorite TV Show: Eastbound and Down
Favorite musical groups: 32 Below, Linkin Park, Toby Keith
Favorite book: Next, by Michael Crickton
Favorite holiday: 4th of July
One thing I can't live without: Frosted Flakes
Best class ever taken at Concordia: Anatomy and Physiology
The three people I would most like to meet: Kenny Powers, Ted Nugent,
Biggest inluence on my football career: My high school football coach
Greatest personal sports moment: Playing the state semifinal game in the Metrodome my senior year
If I were to play another sport it would be: Bean Bag Toss
Favorite pro sports team: Minnesota Vikings
My dream job is: Physician
The most unusal thing the average person would not know about me is: I love to read
Before each game I: Chill out and listen to my ipod
What is your greatest fear: Failure
What was the first CD you ever owned: Aqua
One thing I absolutely ahve to do before I turn 40: Sky Dive
If I could be on any TV reality show it would be: My Big Redneck Wedding
The best thing about Fargo-Moorhead is: Joel Ferrie
This summer I: conducted ant research with the Concordia Biology Department and took the MCAT
Favorite part of practice or game day: Jungle
Favorite cartoon character and why: Wolverine-his adamantimum claws
My favorite thing about Concordia football is: The lifelong friends I have made
If I were president, the first thing I would do: Demand all cell phone chargers to be universally compatible
Favorite Coach Horan quote: "Our lady Victory, pray for us!"