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1999 Augsburg Football Preview Information
Their Football home page for 1999 | see also their | 1998 Box Scores |

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General Information
School: Augsburg College
Founded: 1869
Location: 2211 Riverside Ave., Minneapolis, Minn.
Enrollment: 2,969 (undergrad, weekend, graduate)
President: Dr. William V. Frame
Athletic Director: Paul Grauer (men), Marilyn Florian (women)
Team Nickname: Auggies
Colors: Maroon and Gray
Stadium (capacity): Anderson-Nelson Field (2,000, AstroTurf)
Press row phone: 612-330-1737 (main); 612-330-1560 (visiting radio line/backup press box phone if no visiting radio)
Football Page: http://www.augsburg.edu/athletics/football/
Home Page:  http://www.augsburg.edu/athletics/index.html

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Football Staff
Head Coach: Jack Osberg
Alma mater/year of grad: Augsburg 1962
starting season #: 9th season
record with current school: 40-41, 8 years
All-Time record/years: 40-41, 8 years
Coaches phone/best time to call: 612-330-1235, mornings

Assistant Coaches/Position: (name/position coached)
Drew Privette (Augsburg '89), offensive coordinator/quarterbacks/men's athletic recruiting coordinator
Jim Roback (Augsburg '63), defensive coordinator
Ron Scott (Augsburg '62), offensive line
Dusty Froyum (Augsburg '98), offensive line
Derrin Lamker (Augsburg '98), running backs
Rickey Foggie (Minnesota '88), receivers
Jeff Swenson (Augsburg '79), defensive line/strength coach
Reed Boltmann (Augsburg '88), linebackers
Tom Ross (Augsburg '81), defensive backs/special teams
Darrell Wiese (Augsburg '59), general assistant duties/assistant men's athletic recruiting coordinator
Andy Zigan (Augsburg '99), student assistant coach

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Sports Information
SID: Don Stoner
Office Phone: 612-330-1677
Home Phone: 715-247-3262
Fax: 612-330-1780
E-Mail Address: stoner@augsburg.edu
WWW Address:  http://www.augsburg.edu/athletics/index.html

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 1998 Game-by Game Results
September 12 Mayville State (N.D.) Anderson-Nelson Field, Minneapolis, Minn. W 45-13
September 19 Hamline University * Anderson-Nelson Field, Minneapolis, Minn. W 24-14
September 26 St. Olaf College * Manitou Field, Northfield, Minn. W 31-24
October 3 St. John's University * Anderson-Nelson Field, Minneapolis, Minn. L 19-13
October 10 Gustavus Adolphus College *  Hollingsworth Field, St. Peter, Minn. L 21-7
October 17 Macalester College * (Homecoming) Anderson-Nelson Field, Minneapolis, Minn. W 28-7
October 24 University of St. Thomas * O'Shaughnessy Stadium, St. Paul, Minn. L 29-28 (2 OT)
October 31 Carleton College * Laird Stadium, Northfield, Minn. W 31-28
November 7 Bethel College *  Anderson-Nelson Field, Minneapolis, Minn. L 35-28
November 13 (Friday) Concordia College-Moorhead * HHH Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minn. W 25-0
West Region/National Playoff Information available at this link.

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1999 Varsity Schedule
September 11 Mayville State (N.D.) Grace Field, Mayville, N.D. 1 p.m.
September 18 Hamline University * Norton Stadium, St. Paul, Minn. 1 p.m.
September 25 St. Olaf College * Anderson-Nelson Field, Minneapolis, Minn. 7 p.m.
October 2 St. John's University * Clemens Stadium, Collegeville, Minn. 1 p.m.
October 9 Gustavus Adolphus Coll. * (Homecoming) Anderson-Nelson Field, Minneapolis, Minn. 1 p.m.
October 16 Macalester College * Macalester Stadium, St. Paul, Minn. 1 p.m.
October 23 University of St. Thomas * Anderson-Nelson Field, Minneapolis, Minn. 1 p.m.
October 30 Carleton College * Anderson-Nelson Field, Minneapolis, Minn. 1 p.m.
November 6 Bethel College * Armstrong Stadium, Arden Hills, Minn. 1 p.m.
November 12 (Friday) Concordia College-Moorhead * HHH Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minn.

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Player & Team Information
1998 Overall Record: 6-4
Conference Record/Place: 5-4, 5th
Letterwinners Returning/Lost: in '99:  57/16
Starters Returning/Lost in '99: 12/11;
    Offense: 4/7 (1 moving to defense); Defense: 8/3 (1 moving from
offense); Special Teams: 0/1

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Returning Starters (Pos.. year. ht.. wt. misc. notes:
Paul Tetzloff (QB, Jr.), 2,439 yards passing last year, 22 passing TDs, 8 INTs, All-MIAC second team 1998
Brian Warden (RB, Jr.), 246 rushing yards on 60 carries in 1998
Todd Boerboom (OL, Jr.), two-year starter at OT
Andy Hansen (OL, Jr.), started 1998 at C
Jake Kern (FS, Sr.), 1997 All-American, two-time All-MIAC first team, 10 career INTs, preseason All-West Region 1999 (Football Gazette)
Jason Van Houten (DL, Sr.), 33 tackles, 5 sacks in 1998, All-MIAC honorable mention 1998
Matt Chappuis (DL, So.), 25 tackles, 4.5 sacks in 1998
Andy Howard (LB, Jr.), 53 tackles, 2 sacks in 1998
Kurt Werk (LB, Jr.), 49 tackles, 1 sack in 1998
Joe Souba (LB, Jr.), 47 tackles, 4 TFL in 1998
Rob Just (DB, Sr.), 25 tackles, 4 INTs in 1998
 

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Key Newcomers (Pos.. YR. hometown/HS/IC/last school at: notes):
T.J. Bramwell (RB, Fr., Tomah, Wis.), Wisconsin all-state RB 1998
Barry Pederson (RB, So., Grand Marais, Minn.), transfer from Mesabi CC
Mark Johnson (WR, So., Hastings, Minn.), transfer from South Dakota State
Sam Gross (WR, Fr., Springfield, Minn.)
Jesse Naughton (TE, Fr., Spring Lake Park, Minn.)
Ben Mulvey (OL, Fr., Eden Prairie, Minn.)
Rich Nelson (OL, Fr., Eagan, Minn.)
Ben Tangert (DL, So., Minnetonka, Minn.), transfer from Luther
Kyle Koch (DE, Fr., Austin, Minn.)
Mitchell Theisen (LB, So., Waverly, Minn.), transfer from St. Cloud State
Nate Loughran (DB, Fr., Minneapolis, Minn./Washburn HS)

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Key Losses (Pos.. ht.. wt.. reason absent (grad/transfer/injury/misc.): notes):
Scott Hvistendahl (WR), 1,860 receiving yards, 15 TDs, 112 receptions in 1998, Gagliardi Award winner, MIAC MVP 1998, multiple All-American, NCAA all-divisions record-holder for career receiving yardage (4,696 yards, 285 receptions)
Tim Hamer (WR), 512 receiving yards, 7 TDs, 49 receptions in 1998, All-MIAC first team
Thane Drier (RB), 560 rushing yards, 1 TD, 119 carries, All-MIAC second team
Craig Peroutka (OL), four-year starter, All-MIAC first team 1998
Steve Sathre (DL), 58 tackles, 20 TFL, 5.5 sacks in 1998, All-MIAC second team 1998
Guillaume Paek (DL), 34 tackles, 8.5 sacks in 1998, All-MIAC second team 1998
Justin Hipple (LB), 34 tackles, 6 TFL 1998, All-MIAC honorable mention 1998, transfer to Minnesota-Duluth
Andy Zigan (DB), 51 tackles, 1 INT in 1998, All-MIAC honorable mention 1998
Todd Hamer (DB), 43 tackles, 3 INTs in 1998, All-MIAC second team 1998
Martin Hlinka (K), 30-of-30 extra points, 12-of-18 FGs in 1998, All-MIAC first team 1998
 

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Season Outlook/Notes:

Augsburg College 1999 Football Preview
By Don Stoner, Augsburg College Sports Information Coordinator

MINNEAPOLIS (updated 8/12/99) -- Some of the sights familiar to Augsburg College football fans over the past four seasons won't be there when the Auggies return to action for the 1999 season.

Sights like the maroon No. 30 jersey of Scott Hvistendahl, the most proficient wide receiver (in terms of career receiving yards) in the history of college football in America, streaking down the sidelines for another touchdown. Or his receiving mate, Tim Hamer, making a clutch reception late in a game. Or running backs Thane Drier and Jim Peterson piling on the yardage behind the blocks of Andy Larson and Craig Peroutka. Or kicker Martin Hlinka putting another ball straight through the uprights. Or defensive linemen Steve Sathre and Guillaume Paek registering quarterback sack after sack. Or tenacious pass defenders Andy Zigan and Todd Hamer patrolling the secondary.

But there isn't despair on the Minneapolis campus for head coach Jack Osberg, entering his ninth season as the Auggies' mentor. Osberg has led a resurrection of Augsburg football during his tenure, and stands at the apex of a unique achievement for Auggie football -- reaching the .500 mark for his career. Osberg is 40-41 entering the 1999 season; just one other coach in the history of Augsburg football has ever won as many games as he lost -- Bill Caris, who went 19-19 from 1972-75. Osberg's 40 wins are the second-most for a coach in school history, behind Edor Nelson's 58 wins (58-118-10) from 1947-69.

What Osberg and his staff have been able to accomplish has been nothing short of amazing for Augsburg football -- building a program that proved, with last year's 6-4 finish, that the 1997 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship wasn't just a one-year wonder. The Auggies had a 90-man roster (the largest in school history) in the 1998 season, building precious depth that should help keep the Auggies on their high plateau of success for the 1999 season, despite the loss of the several key seniors from last year.

Osberg has often said that the hallmark of a consistent winning program in the MIAC is the ability to build depth at all positions. With several outstanding returners and one of the best recruiting and transfer classes in school history, Osberg's hopes for consistent depth for his Auggies may finally be realized.

"Our program is reaching the point where we're better able to replace our graduating starters than we've ever been before," Osberg said. "Our players coming back, and the players who will step in as starters, are all good, quality people. We're able to replace our starters lost with good MIAC players."

Augsburg's offensive strength will rest in the strong right arm of Paul Tetzloff (Jr., Faribault, Minn.), who earned All-MIAC second-team honors last season, his first in an Auggie uniform. Despite missing a game-and-a-half due to injury last season, Tetzloff still led the MIAC in passing yardage per game, and his 269.9 yards-per-game total-offense average was 13th-best in the nation.

"Tetzloff finished very strong last year. He was one of the leading quarterbacks in the conference," Osberg said. "We have that to build from, and hopefully he has the talented players to throw to."

Two juniors will step into the shoes left by Hvistendahl and Tim Hamer to catch the balls thrown by Tetzloff -- Damien Rochon-Washington (Jr., Chicago, Ill./Kenwood Academy) and Desman Oakley (Jr., Indianola, Iowa). Rochon-Washington, the team's No. 3 receiver the past two years, is a speedster who averaged 10 yards per reception last season. Oakley is also a quick receiver, and while not seeing a lot of varsity football action the past two seasons, has made his mark on campus by breaking record after record for the Auggie track team as a sprinter and hurdler. Tim Murphy (So., Northfield, Minn./Lakeville HS) has shown promise at the wideout spot, and Mark Johnson (So., Hastings, Minn.), a transfer from Division II South Dakota State, could step into a starting role, while Sam Gross (Fr., Springfield, Minn.) is a quality recruit. Mac Gordon (Sr., Red Wing, Minn.) returns for his second year as the Auggies' starting tight end, though Jesse Naughton (Fr., Spring Lake Park, Minn.) could present a challenge.

Brian Warden (Jr., Minneapolis, Minn./St. Croix Lutheran HS) will step into the starting halfback role this season. Warden was second on the team last year in rushing, averaging 4.1 yards per carry. Jared Lynch (So., Jordan, Minn.) will also compete for a starting running back role this season, along with John Rotter (Jr., Montgomery, Minn./Montgomery-Lonsdale HS), Terrence Jones (Jr., Rosemount, Minn.) and Rico Washington (Jr., Minneapolis, Minn./Roosevelt HS). T.J. Bramwell (Fr., Tomah, Wis.) was an all-state running back in Wisconsin, and Barry Pederson (So., Grand Marais, Minn.) is a quality transfer from Mesabi Community College.

"There will be some key competition at both running back and wide receiver," Osberg said. "Those two skill positions are both open. We expect some quality competition from our returners and our new kids."

Protecting the skill positions on the Auggie offense will be two offensive line returners who either started or saw significant playing time last year -- Todd Boerboom (Jr., St. Francis, Minn.) is a two-year veteran, while Andy Hansen (Jr., Mankato, Minn./Mankato East HS) also returns. Mike Hokanson (Jr., Maple Plain, Minn./Osseo HS), Eric Renneberg (Jr., Grand Marais, Minn./Cook County HS), Tim Scholla (Jr., Waconia, Minn.) and Max Milinkovich (Jr., Montgomery, Minn./Montgomery-Lonsdale HS) were solid backups in 1998, and newcomers Ben Mulvey (Fr., Eden Prairie, Minn.) and Rich Nelson (Fr., Eagan, Minn.) could challenge for a role on the offensive line.

On defense, the big question will be who will replace Sathre and Paek on the defensive line. Jason Van Houten (Sr., Bloomington, Minn./Kennedy HS) and Matt Chappius (So., Faribault, Minn.) are returning starters, and players like Mike Undem (So., Mora, Minn.), Dave Sherry (So., Hastings, Minn.), Chad Carls (Sr., Edina, Minn.) and Mark Reiland (Sr., Prior Lake, Minn.) gained valuable experience as backups last year. Brandon Ward (Jr., Hastings, Minn.), an honorable-mention All-MIACer on the offensive line in 1998, will move to the defensive line and could make an immediate impact this season. Another player who will move from offense to defense is Lee Sprouls (Jr., Moorhead, Minn.), who played at tight end last year after seeing JV time at defensive line as a freshman. Recruits Ben Tangert (So., Minnetonka, Minn.), a transfer from Luther (Iowa) and Kyle Koch (Fr., Austin, Minn.) may also see significant time in the front four.

The defensive strength could come in the linebacking corps. Andy Howard (Jr., Waseca, Minn.) was third on the team in tackles (53, with two sacks) last year, while Kurt Werk (Jr., Herman, Minn./West Central Area HS) and Joe Souba (Jr., Hayward, Wis.) were fifth and sixth on the team in tackles last year, with 49 and 47 respectively. Dane Lund (Sr., Burnsville, Minn.) and Scott Archambault (So., Faribault, Minn.) also return with experience at linebacker, and transfer Mitch Theisen (So., Buffalo, Minn.) from Division II St. Cloud State could also make an immediate impact in his first Augsburg season.

"We have several experienced kids back at linebacker," Osberg said. "We might be thin up front, experinece-wise. We'll have to find some depth quickly in our front four and our secondary. We'll have to develop some depth from our newcomers. Depth on defense will be critical for us."

In the secondary, Jake Kern (Sr., Faribault, Minn.) returns for his senior season to cap an outstanding career at free safety. A second-team All-American as a sophomore and two-time All-MIAC first-teamer, he followed that year up with another solid season in 1998, leading the team in tackles (75), while recording seven pass break-ups and three interceptions for a career total of 10. Rob Just (Sr., Lakeville, Minn.) who led the team with four pickoffs last year, returns as a starting cornerback, and 1998 backups Brent Peroutka (So., Faribault, Minn.), Kris Froyum (Sr., Cologne, Minn./Waconia HS) and Chris Wahl (Sr., St. Charles, Minn.) also return to the secondary. Nate Loughran (Fr., Minneapolis, Minn./Washburn HS) is a quality recruit at defensive back.

On special teams, Matt Van Alstine (Jr., Cottage Grove, Minn./Park HS) will be counted as the Auggies' kicker, after backing up Hlinka for two seasons. The coaching staff has also recruited two freshman kickers -- Joe Culhane (Fr., Eagan, Minn.) and Rob Donahue (Fr., Owatonna, Minn.). Brent Peroutka may take over punting duties from Hvistendahl, though newcomers Bart Rall (Jr., Lakeville, Minn.), a transfer from Rochester Community College, and Barry Pederson are also good punters.

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Preseason Roster
1999 Augsburg College Football Roster (as of 8/16/99)
# NAME POS HT WT YR HOMETOWN/HS
1 Damien
 Rochon-Washington** WR 6-4 189 Jr. Calumet City, Ill./Kenwood Academy
3 Paul Tetzloff** QB 6-4 225 Jr. Faribault, Minn.
4 Chris Wahl** WR 5-11 168 Sr. St. Charles, Minn.
5 John Goodale* QB 5-10 151 So. Buffalo, Minn.
5 Matt Van Alstine** K 5-8 213 Jr. Cottage Grove, Minn./Park HS
10 John Anderson* QB 6-5 212 Sr. Bloomington, Minn./Kennedy HS
11 Brian Vriesen*** DB 5-10 189 Sr. Elmore, Minn./Blue Earth Area HS
12 Brent Peroutka* DB 6-0 197 So. Faribault, Minn.
13 Kurt Werk** RB 5-11 200 Jr. Herman, Minn./West Central Area HS
15 Rob Just*** DB 5-11 179 Sr. New Ulm, Minn./St. Croix Lutheran HS
16 Dane Lund*** DL 6-0 210 Sr. Burnsville, Minn.
17 Brian Warden** RB 5-5 179 Sr. Minneapolis, Minn./St. Croix Lutheran HS
18 Jeff Lee** WR 5-11 171 Jr. Randolph, Minn.
19 Andy Howard** LB 6-0 216 Jr. Waseca, Minn.
20  Kris Froyum*** DB 5-10 175 Sr. Cologne, Minn./Waconia HS
23 Josh Larsen** DB 5-8 171 Jr. Morristown, Minn./Wtvl.-Ely.-M'town HS
25 Jake Kern*** (c) DB 5-10 177 Sr. Faribault, Minn.
26 Chad Olson** DB 5-10 183 Sr. Farmington, Minn.
27 Rico Washington** RB 5-7 177 Jr. Minneapolis, Minn./Roosevelt HS
32 Scott Archambault* LB 6-0 201 So. Faribault, Minn.
33 John Rotter** RB 6-0 198 Jr. Montgomery, Minn./Mtgmy.-Lonsdale HS
34 Larry Lyden* DB 5-11 187 So. New Brighton, Minn./Irondale HS
40 Mark Peterson* DB 5-10 163 Jr. Eyota, Minn./Dover-Eyota HS
45 Scot Olson** LS 6-0 220 Jr. Farmington, Minn.
46 Jared Lynch* RB 6-1 185 So. Jordan, Minn.
49 Scott Barsness* DB 5-11 170 So. Lakeville, Minn.
50 Jason Van Houten*** (c) DL 6-2 228 Sr. Bloomington, Minn./Kennedy HS
51 Joe Souba* LB 6-1 249 Jr. Hayward, Wis.
54 Matt Chappuis* LB 6-0 255 So. Faribault, Minn.
58 Eric Lakanen* OL 6-4 235 So. Coon Rapids, Minn.
60 Andy Hansen** OL 6-3 287 Jr. Mankato, Minn./East HS
61 Chris Long* OL 6-0 244 So. Plymouth, Minn./Armstrong HS
62 Eric Renneberg** OL 6-2 258 Jr. Grand Marais, Minn./Cook County HS
65 Nick Leach* DL 5-11 195 So. St. Paul, Minn./St. Agnes HS
66 Todd Boerboom** OL 6-1 250 Jr. St. Francis, Minn.
68 Matt Reiland* OL 6-4 281 So. Northfield, Minn.
69 Mike O'Hair*** OL 6-3 248 Sr. Rochester, Minn./Mayo HS
70 Mike Hokanson** OL 6-4 245 Jr. Maple Plain, Minn./Orono HS
71 Dave Sherry* DL 6-1 245 So. Hastings, Minn.
74 Brandon Ward** OL 6-2 261 Jr. Vermillion, Minn./Hastings HS
75 Rick Yzermans* OL 6-8 305 So. Farmington, Minn.
76 Mark Reiland*** DL 6-1 251 Sr. Prior Lake, Minn.
77 Tim Scholla** OL 6-3 239 Jr. Waconia, Minn.
78 Max Milinkovich** OL 6-3 260 Jr. Montgomery, Minn./Mtgmy.-Lonsdale HS
80 Ryan Hupka** TE 6-5 203 Jr. Thunder Bay, Ontario/St. Patrick's HS
81 Desman Oakley** WR 6-4 171 Jr. Indianola, Iowa/Indianola HS
83 Chad Thorp* TE 6-1 186 So. New Prague, Minn.
85 Tim Murphy* WR 5-11 168 So. Northfield, Minn./Lakeville HS
86 M.J. Iverson* WR 6-2 163 So. Hamburg, Minn./Central HS
87 Mac Gordon*** TE 6-4 232 Sr. Red Wing, Minn.
88 Lee Sprouls** TE 6-3 224 Jr. Moorhead, Minn.
94 Chad Carls* DL 6-0 225 Sr. Edina, Minn.
99 Joe Seehusen*** WR 6-2 178 Sr. Rochester, Minn./Mayo HS
NEWCOMERS POS HT WT YR HOMETOWN/HS
-- Nate Anderson DE -- -- Fr. Coon Rapids, Minn.
-- Jon Boeck RB -- -- Fr. Braham, Minn.
-- T.J. Bramwell RB -- -- Fr. Tomah, Wis.
-- Ryan Branson DB -- -- Fr. Lino Lakes, Minn./Tartan HS
-- Nate Bremseth TE/DE -- -- Fr. Fountain, Minn./Fillmore Central HS
-- James Brue OL -- -- Fr. Maple Grove, Minn.
-- Cole Bryan WR -- -- Fr. Buffalo, Minn.
-- Mike Christian OL -- -- Fr. Robbinsdale, Minn./Armstrong HS
-- Greg Clevenger DB/WR -- -- So. Indianola, Iowa
-- Jake Cook DL -- -- Fr. Faribault, Minn.
-- Joe Culhane K -- -- Fr. Eagan, Minn.
-- Jeff Deuth WR -- -- Sr. Northfield, Minn.
-- Rob Donahue K -- -- Fr. Owaonna, Minn.
-- Brett Dunlap TE/DE -- -- Fr. Austin, Minn.
-- Bob Eckstrom OL -- -- Fr. Elk River, Minn.
-- Jon Fahler LB -- -- Fr. Shakopee, Minn.
-- Dave Fransen QB -- -- Fr. Farmington, Minn.
-- Sam Gross WR -- -- Fr. Springfield, Minn.
-- Bill Hennen WR -- -- Fr. Shakopee, Minn./Jordan HS
-- Matt Hetland OL -- -- Fr. Prior Lake, Minn.
-- Joe Holman DB -- -- Fr. Springfield, Minn.
-- Greg Jacobson DL -- -- So. Hastings, Minn.
-- Mark Johnson WR -- -- So. Hastings, Minn.
-- Terrence Jones RB -- -- Jr. Rosemount, Minn.
-- Alex Kelley DB -- -- Fr. Minneapolis, Minn./South HS
-- Kyle Koch DE -- -- Fr. Austin, Minn.
-- Aaron Kolb DB/WR -- -- Fr. Wabasha, Minn./Wabasha-Kellogg HS
-- Derek Krause DB/QB -- -- Fr. Blaine, Minn./Spring Lake Park HS
-- Derek Kuhlman TE/DL -- -- Fr. Rush City, Minn.
-- Lincoln Langhorst OL -- -- Fr. Lafayette, Minn./Sibley East HS
-- Justin Lehman RB -- -- Fr. Maple Grove, Minn.
-- Adam Leiter LB -- -- Fr. Coon Rapids, Minn./Blaine HS
-- Nate Loughran DB -- -- Fr. Minneapolis, Minn./Washburn HS
-- Jeff Miller OL -- -- Sr. Burnsville, Minn.
-- Brad Motl DB -- -- Fr. Wausau, Wis.
-- Ben Mulvey OL -- -- Fr. Eden Prairie, Minn.
-- Jesse Naughton TE -- -- Fr. Spring Lake Park, Minn.
-- Rich Nelson OL -- -- Fr. Eagan, Minn.
-- Jeff Patnode RB -- -- Jr. Aitkin, Minn.
-- Barry Pederson RB -- -- So. Grand Marais, Minn./Cook County HS
-- Andy Peper DB -- -- Fr. Maplewood, Minn./St. Croix Lutheran HS
-- Kevin Peterson LB -- -- Fr. Luck, Wis.
-- Bart Rall P -- -- Jr. West St. Paul, Minn./Lakeville HS
-- John Simones OL -- -- Fr. Lonsdale, Minn./Northfield HS
-- Jamie Smith RB -- -- Fr. Oakdale, Minn./Tartan HS
-- Andy Stephenson LB -- -- Fr. Red Wing, Minn.
-- Ben Tangert DL -- -- So. Minnetonka, Minn./Eden Prairie HS
-- Mitchell Theisen LB -- -- So. Waverly, Minn./Buffalo HS
-- John Tieben QB -- -- Fr. Jordan, Minn.
-- Tony Warren TE -- -- Fr. Brainerd, Minn.
-- Dedric Willis RB/WR -- -- Fr. Minneapolis, Minn./Edison HS

 *-Letters won c-captains  NOTE: Heights/weights are 1998 figures

Coaches/Support Staff
Head Coach: Jack Osberg (9th year, 40-41). Assistant Coaches: Reed Boltmann (Linebackers); Rickey Foggie (Receivers); Dusty Froyum (Offensive Line); Derrin Lamker (Running Backs); Drew Privette (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks/Recruiting Coordinator); Jim Roback (Defensive Coordinator); Tom Ross (Special Teams/Defense); Ron Scott (Offensive Line); Jeff Swenson (Defensive Line); Darrell Wiese (General/Assistant Recruiting Coordinator). Student Assistant: Andy Zigan. Student Managers: Mike Walquist, Jim Vang. Athletic Trainer: Missy Strauch and student staff. Videographer: Vern Maunu. Home P.A. Announcer: Dave Wold. Sports Information Coordinator: Don Stoner.
 
 

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