#47 Grant Aakre
Linebacker - LB

Height: 6-2
Weight: 243
Hometown: Hawley, Minn.
High School: Hawley
H.S. ('06)
Major: Biology


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:

Nickname: Moose

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!"