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1999 Carleton Football Preview Information
Their Football home page for 1999 | see also their | 1998 Season Stats | 1998 Box Scores |

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College Info
School: Carleton College
Founded: 1866
Location: Northfield
Enrollment: 1750
President: Steven R. Lewis, Jr.
Athletic Director: Leon Lunder
Team Nickname: Knights
Colors: Maize and Blue
Stadium(capacity): 7500
 

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Football Staff:
Head Coach: Bob Sullivan
Alma Mater/year of grad.: St. John's University/1958
Record at school (years): 99-97 (20)
Career record (collegiate) (yrs.): same

Telephone: (507)646-4054 Fax: (507)646-5550
E-mail:BSulliva@carleton.edu
Best time to call: Mornings, Mon.-Fri.

Coach's phone/best time to call:  507~64054

Assistant Coaches (Alma Mater/Year/Responsibilities):

Gerald Young/Southwestern College (Kan.)/1985/Defensive Coordinator and
Defensive Secondary
Jeff Jarnigan/Southwestern College (Kan.)/1987/Defensive Line
Mike Barnes/Carleton College/1975/Offensive Line
Jim Christensen/St. Olaf College/1974/Wide Receivers
Pat Murtha/University of North Dakota/1992/Linebackers
Nik Peterson/Northwestern (St. Paul)/1993/Running backs
Mike Turpin (Intern)/Carleton College/1999/Defensive Backs
Kevin Schwartz (Intern)/Carleton College/2001/Offensive Line
 

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Sports Information
Rob Lewis
Office Phone:  507-446-4185
Home Phone: (507) 645-0451
Fax: 507-646-4426
Email Address:  Rlewis@acs.carleton.edu
Website:  http://www.carleton.edu/campus/newsbureau/Sports/sportsinfo.html
 

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 1998 Game-by Game Results
Date Opponent Site Time/Result
9/12 Northwestern College (Minn.) Away W, 31-14
9/19 Gustavus Adolphus College Home L, 40-14
9/26 Concordia College (Moorhead) Away L, 28-21
10/3 Macalester College Home W, 34-7
10/10 Hamline University Away L, 27-24
10/17 University of St. Thomas Home L, 28-24
10/24 St. Olaf College Away L, 21-7
10/31 Augsburg College Home L, 31-28
11/7 St. John's University Away L, 43-0
11/13 Bethel College Metrodome L, 50-35

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1999  Schedule
Date Opponent Site Time/Result
9/11 Northwestern University (St. Paul.) Home 1 p.m.
9/18 Gustavus Adolphus College Away 1 p.m.
9/25 Concordia College (Moorhead) Home 1 p.m.
10/2 Macalester College Away 1 p.m.
10/9 Hamline University Home 1 p.m.
10/16 University of St. Thomas Away 1 p.m.
10/23 St. Olaf College Home 1 p.m.
10/30 Augsburg College Away 1 p.m.
11/6 St. John's University Home 1 p.m.
11/12 Bethel College Metrodome 8 p.m.

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Player and Team Information:
1998 Overall Record: 2-8
1998 Conference Record/Place: 1-8/9th
Letterwiners Returning/Lost:  33/16
Starters Returning/Lost: 18/6
Offense: 8/3   Defense: 8/3   Punt-PK: 2/0

History:
Captured MIAC title in 1992... Sullivan was MIAC Coach of the Year that season. . .First year of football was 1883, making it the 10th-oldest program in Division III. . .Lone NCAA Division III postseason appearance was in 1992, a 20-8 loss to Central College (Iowa). Won eight Midwest Conference titles from 1922 to 1982, before joining MIAC in 1983. . .Overall record of 429-335-25.

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Returning  Starters:
Erik Miller, Jr., WR, 6-2, 195, 42 receptions/528 yards/4 touchdowns
Josh Schroeder , Jr., CB, 6-2, 185, HM All-MIAC
Paul Kane, Sr., OG, 6-1, 245, 2nd team All-MIAC in 1998
Jon Groteboer, So., QB, 6-5, 207, 792 yards, 4 TD in 1998
Andy Quist, Sr., QB/CB, 6-1, 185, 1,156 yards, 8 TD as QB in 1998
Kyle Swartout, Jr., RB, 5-11, 202, Second team All-MIAC in 1998, GTE
All-Academic District V Second Team, 884 yards
Jeff Thurk, Jr., DE, 6-2, 215, Second team All-MIAC in 1998
J.J. Franz, Jr., DE, 5-10, 205, led team with 8.5 sacks in 1998
Aaron Golden, Sr., WR, 6-0, 185, 27 catches, 562 yards, 7 TD
Gabe Ellwein, Sr., CB, 5-10, 165, 2 INTs in 1998
Steve Nuessle, So.,TE, 6-4, 225
Jon Hodgson, So, RB, 6-3, 215
Ben Miller, Sr., NG, 6-0, 260
Brian Sauer, Jr., LB, 6-2, 225
Carl Dean, Jr., FS/Punter. 6-1, 190
James Adducci, Sr., K, 5-9, 170
Alex Orem, So., OT, 6-5, 290

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Key Newcomers (Pos, name yr, hometown/HS)
Conor Crimmins, OT, 6-3, 255, Mounds View, Minn.
Andrew Sanni, DE, 6-2, 225, Evanston, Ill.
Chris Ghere, LG, 6-3, 245, Stillwater, Minn.
Steve Johnson, C, 6-1, 235, Richfield, Minn.
Drew Dean, DB, 5-9, 170, Madison, Wis.

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Key Players lost (Pos, name, yr)
Josh Carter, LB, 1999 All-MIAC first team, team-leading 118 tackles,
graduation
Chuck VanNostrand, OL, four-year starter, 1999 All-MIAC First Team, graduation
David Grussing, OL, two-time HM All-MIAC, graduation
Kevin Schwartz, OL, shoulder injur

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Season Outlook and Notes:

Knights vow to regain place among MIAC elite

After two successive losing seasons, the Carleton football team has vowed to make its mark in the MIAC next year. With sixteen starters returning, and the addition of a few key recruits, it seems likely that the Knights will have the talent to return to the conference's upper division. "All of our skill positions return, so that is a good start," said head coach Bob Sullivan, who enters his 21st year as head coach at Carleton. On the offensive side of the ball, the Knights have multiple key returnees at the skill positions. Jon Groteboer (So./Rochester, Minn.), who overcame a knee injury to throw for 792 yards and four touchdowns in sporadic duty last fall, will assume the starting duties at quarterback. Groteboer, at 6-5, 205 pounds with an extremely strong arm, is a prototypical quarterback and figures to improve the Knights' passing game. He will rely on a talented array of wide receivers, led by Aaron Golden (Sr./Mishicot, Wis.), an outstanding all-around athlete who had 27 catches for 562 yards and seven touchdowns last year. Erik Miller (Jr./Brooklyn Park, Minn.), who had 42 receptions for 528 yards and four touchdowns, returns as the Knights' clutch possession receiver.

The real strength of the offense should lie in the backfield, where second-team All-MIAC running back Kyle Swartout (Jr./Bloomington, Minn.) heads the list of returnees. Swartout had a team-leading 884 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns last year, including a three-touchdown game against Northwestern (Roseville). Jon Hodgson (So./Appleton, Wis.) will fill the other starting role, while Zach McGowan (So./New York), Robert Von Glahn (So./Tulsa, Okla.) and Dan Reider (Jr./Blaine, Minn.) also figure to see time.

Second-team All-MIAC right guard and tri-captain Paul Kane (Sr./Bloomington, Minn.) will lead the offensive line, which lost three starters to graduation and a fourth to a season-ending injury. Incoming freshman Conor Crimmins (Mounds View, Minn.), who was an All-Metro selection and the offensive MVP for the Metro squad at the Minnesota High School All-Star Game in June, will also be a key part of the line. "Conor will start at either left guard or left tackle for certain,"

Sullivan said. Returning letterman Tim Hermann (So./New York), Zach Johnson (Jr./Warren, Minn.), and Alex Orem (So./DeKalb, Ill.) will compete for the other three spots, alongside first-year players Mike Borunda (Fy./Los Angeles), Chad Olson (Fy./Columbia Heights, Minn.) and Chris Ghere (Fy./Stillwater, Minn.).

On the defensive side, the Knights are looking for major improvement after a disappointing season last year.

"We will have better athletes and more speed on defense than we've had in the past few years," Sullivan said.

At the linebacker position, the Knights lose team MVP and leading tackler Josh Carter to graduation, but Brian Sauer (Jr./North Oaks, Minn.), injured for much of last year, will fill the role at middle linebacker. Dan Harris (Sr./Worthington, Minn.) also injured for much of last year, should also see some time, as will Kyle Fetherolf (Jr./Trexlertown, Penn.) and Scott O'Reilly (So./Rochester, Minn.). Sullivan sees the linebacker spots as "the deepest and most competitive positions on the team."

Team sack leader J.J. Franz (Jr./Northfield, Minn.) and second team All-MIAC selection Jeff Thurk (Jr./Eden Prairie, Minn.) will anchor the defensive line at the end positions. Thurk had 39 tackles and 5.5 sacks last year, while Franz had 44 tackles and 8.5 sacks. Three-year starter Ben Miller (Sr./Ely, Minn.) returns at nose guard, while the defensive tackle position will have many contenders.

The Knights' defensive backfield might well be the surprise strength of the team. Last year's starting quarterback Andy Quist (Sr./Alexandria, Minn.) will move to cornerback, joining returning starter Josh Schroeder (Jr./Florence, Mont.). Both have outstanding speed and good size for their position; Schroeder, in particular, is quickly becoming one of the best cornerbacks in the league. Tri-captain Gabe Ellwein (Stillwater, Minn.) moves from cornerback to whip, while Carl Dean (Jr./Wessington Springs, S.D.), who had 55 tackles last year, returns at free safety. The Knights have a strong recruiting class, which was targeted to fill positions Sullivan saw as weaknesses on the team.

"We needed offensive linemen, we went after the offensive linemen, and that is what we got," Sullivan said. Aside from Crimmins, Borunda, Olson, and Ghere, the Knights also gained key recruits on the defensive side of the ball, including defensive end Andrew Sanni (Fy./Evanston, Ill.), defensive backs Drew Dean (Fy./Madison, Wis.) and Luke Stolzfus (Mounds View, Minn.) and linebackers Kasey Clowe (Fy./Apple Valley, Minn.) and Jeff Hedlund (Fy./Champlin, Minn.).

With proven talent in skill positions and some newcomers stepping to fill the void on the offensive line, the 1999 Carleton Knights football team figures to improve and regain its place among the conference elite.

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1999 Preseason Roster

No.  Name  Yr.  Pos.  Ht.  Wt.
  Hometown/High School
1  James Adducci  Sr.  K  5-9  170  DeKalb, Ill./Malta
3  Kyle Fetherolf  Jr.  LB  6-1  210   Trexlertown, Penn./Parkland
4  Carl Dean  Jr.  OLB  6-1  190  Wessington Springs, S.D.
5  Paul Riedner  Sr.  WR  6-4  190  Red Wing, Minn.
6  Mark Lickteig  Jr.  FS  6-3  185  Prescott Valley, Ariz./Grand Rapids, Mich.
7  Jon Groteboer  So.  QB  6-5  207  Rochester, Minn./John Marshall
9  Brody Felchle  Jr.  R  6-4  212  Eden Prarie, Minn./Eden Prairie
10  J.J. Franz  Jr.  ILB  5-10  205  Northfield, Minn.
11  Andy Quist  Sr.  QB/CB  6-1  185  Alexandria, Minn./Jefferson
12  Rob Holden  So.  WR  6-3  210  Crystal, Minn./Cooper
15  Erik Miller  Jr.  WR  6-2  195  Brooklyn Park, Minn./Park Center
16  Jesse Anderson  So.  QB  6-4  192  Waseca, Minn.
17  Drew Dean  Fy.  DB  5-9  170   Madison,Wis./West
18  Jeff Thurk  Jr.  DE  6-2  215  Eden Prairie, Minn.
19  Brian Wambach  So.  K  6-0  160  Lake Oswego, Ore./Lakeridge
20  Luke Stolzfus  Fy.  DB  5-9  170  North Oaks, Minn./Mounds View
21  Matt McCall  Sr.  RB  5-10  170  West St. Paul, Minn./St. Thomas Academy
22  Gabe Ellwein  Sr.  DB  5-10  165Stillwater, Minn.
23  Jon Hodgson  So.  RB  6-3  205  Appleton, Wis/West
24  Josh Schroeder  Jr.  CB  6-2  180  Florence, Mont./Florence
25  Matt Sarno  Jr.  RB  5-9  168  New York, N.Y./Fieldston School
26  Aaron Golden  Sr.  RB-WR  6-0  185  Mishicot, Wis./Roncalli
27  Ken Lewis  So.  CB  5-11  170  Bloomington, Minn./Kennedy
28  Casey Rundquist Fy.  RB  5-9  165  Seattle, Wash./Roosesvelt
30  Zach McGowan  So.  RB  5-11  195  New York, N.Y./Fieldston School
32  Dan Reider  Jr.  RB  5-9  162  Blaine, Minn./Blaine
33  Erik Fisher  Fy.  RB  5-10  175  Maple Lake, Minn./Maple Lake
34  Mike Lynch  So.  RB-WR  5-9  165  Monticello, Minn.
35  Jeong Hyun  Jr.  CB  5-9  162  Ann Arbor, Mich./Huron
36  Dan Harris  Sr.  LB  5-11  218  Worthington, Minn.Worthington
37  Robert Von Glahn  So.  RB-LB  5-10  200  Tulsa, Okla./Holland Hall
38  Paul Morrissey  So.  RB-LB  6-1  182  North Oaks, Minn./Mounds View
42  Jeff Doten  Fy.  OLB  6-2  190  McGregor, Minn.
43  Jeff Hedlund  Fy.  R  6-1  190  Champlin, Minn./Champlin Park
44  Kyle Swartout  Jr.  RB  5-11  202  Bloomington, Minn./Jefferson
45  Odin Jorgenson  Jr.  DE  6-0  205  Grand Marais, Minn./Cook County
46  Justin Merriman Fy.  RB  5-11  190  Warroad, Minn.
48  Bryan Nelson  Fy.  DB  5-11  202  Webster, S.D.
50  Brian Sauer  Jr.  LB  6-2  225  North Oaks, Minn./White Bear Lake
51  Joel Stark  Fy.  LB  5-10  175  Kellogg, Minn./Wabasha-Kellogg
52  Steve Johnson  Fy.  C  6-0  235  Richfield, Minn.
54  Josh Posthuma  Jr.  LB  6-2  215  Seattle, Wash./Seattle
55  Kasey  Clowe  Fy.  LB  6-3  230  Apple Valley, Minn./Eastview
56  Derek DeLaRosa  Fy.  LB  5-11  225  San Antonio, Texas/ Harlandale
57  Daren Nyquist  So.  LB  5-10  211  Duluth, Minn./Denfeld
58  Adam Beebe  So.  LB-G  6-0  212  Brainerd, Minn.
59  Chris Larkin  So.  C  6-0  190  Wayzata, Minn./Wayzata
60  Paul Kane  Sr.  OG  6-1  245  Bloomington, Minn./Jefferson
61  Lance Neirby  Jr.  DT  6-5  245  Faribault, Minn.
62  Troy Midboe  Jr.  NG  5-11  235  Bloomington, Minn./Kennedy
63  Chris Ghere  Fy.  OL  6-3  245  Stillwater, Minn.
64  Ben Miller  Sr.  NG  6-0  260  Ely, Minn./Ely
65  Jesse Holzer  Fy.  DT  6-1  212  New York, N.Y./Stuyvesant
66  F. Tim Herrmann So.  OG  6-3  235  New York, N.Y./Fieldston School
69  Scott O'Reilly  So.  LB  6-2  218  Rochester, Minn./John Marshall
70  Michael Borunda Fy.  OG  6-2  255  Los Angeles, Calif./Santa Monica
71  Zach Johnson  Jr.  OG/OT  6-4  260  Warren, Minn./Warren
74  Conor Crimmins  Fy.  OG/OT  6-3  255  Mounds View, Minn.
75  Dan Carlson  So.  NG  6-0  255  St. Paul, Minn./Cretin-Derham Hall
76  Chad Olson  Fy.  OT  6-5  270  Columbia Heights, Minn.
77  Andrew Sanni  Fy.  DE  6-2  225  Skokie, Ill. Evanston Township
78  Alex Orem  So.  OT  6-5  290  Dekalb, Ill..
79  Ira Palmer  Jr.  OT  6-1  275  Seattle, Wash./Garfield
80  Jon Davey  Fy.  WR  5-9  175  Belen, NM/Albuquerque Academy
81  Ray Estime  So.  WR  5-8  175  Miami, Fla./School for Advanced Studies
82  Jake Hodgson  So.  DE  6-3  232  Appleton, Wis./West
84  Kevin Fitzgerald  Sr.  TE  6-4  230  Plano, Texas/Plano East
85  David Cheseboro Fy.  K  6-0  160  Newton, Mass./Newton North
86  Kalin McCormick  Jr.  TE  6-5  212  St. Paul, Minn./Highland Park
87  Aren Jodock  So.  LB-DE  6-2  210  Allentown, Penn./William Allen
89  Steve Nuessle  So.  TE  6-4  225  Bloomington, Minn./Jefferson
 
 
 

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