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2004 All-American Team

Concordia All-Americans

Jordan Talge
- AP Little All-American
- Football Gazette All-American

- Gagliardi Trophy Finalist
- Tied School Record for 
Interceptions in a Season
 Andrew Passanante
- Football Gazette All-American
- MIAC All-Conference
- School Record Holder in
Receiving Yds. in a Season
Nick Didier
- AP Little All-American
- AFCA All-American
 - Football Gazette All-American

 - Aztec Bowl Participant
- MIAC Stam Award Winner


Concordia All-American Award Recap

3 Cobbers Cap Award Season by Being Named to the All-American Team!
- Talge, Didier and Passanante Named to the Final All-American Team
- Complete Listing of Former Cobber All-Americans
SALEM, Va.-- Three Concordia players finished off the postseason awards portion of the 2004 season by being named to the All-American Team. Jordan Talge (Sr., Moorhead, Minn.) was named to the All-American First Team, while Nick Didier (Sr., Helena, Mont.) and Andrew Passanante (Sr., Hawley, Minn.) were named to the All-American Honorable Mention Team. It is the third All-American team that Talge has been placed on, and the second for Passanante. Didier becomes the first Concordia player in the history of the program to be honored by four different All-American groups.

The Concordia players were three of the four MIAC players to be honored by Bethel running back Phil Porta was the only other player from the conference to earn All-American honors. He was awarded third team honors.

The final All-American award finishes a jaw-dropping season for Talge. Besides the award, he was also named to the Football Gazette All-American First Team and the Associated Press Little All-American Second Team. The Little All-American Team is selected from all players in NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA. 

On top of all the All-American awards, he was also a finalist for the Gagliardi Trophy, which honors the top player in NCAA Division III. He became the first Concordia player in program history to be named as a finalist since the award started in 1993. He also became the first player in five years to be named as a Academic All-American. The award, presented by ESPN the Magazine and selected by CoSIDA members, is given to the top student/athletes in NCAA Division II, III and NAIA. 

On the field, Talge tied the school record for interceptions in a season (8) and was one interception shy of tying the record for interceptions in a career. He finished the year by leading the MIAC in interceptions and passes defended.

Passanante completes his career by earning his second All-American honors. Earlier, he was named to the Football Gazette All-American Third Team. 

Passanante broke the school record for most receiving yards in a single season. He also became only the second wide receiver in program history to amass over 1,000 receiving yards in a single season. He is only the second Concordia wide receiver in the history of football to earn All-American honors. 

Passanante led the MIAC in receptions and receiving yards. He amassed over 100 receiving yards in five of the teamís 12 games, and had three, multiple-touchdown games in 2004. 

Didier completes his whirlwind award season by being named to his fourth All-American Team. Earlier, He was named to the AP Little All-American First Team, the Football Gazette All-American First Team and was the only Cobber selected on the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) All-American Team. Didier also participated in the Aztec Bowl, which features an NCAA Division III All-Star team against a college All-Star team from Mexico. He was also only the fourth player in program history to win the MIAC's Stam Award, which is given to the league's Most Outstanding Lineman. 

Didier completed his MIAC career by being named to the MIAC All-Conference First Team for the second straight year. He was one of the five co-captains for the Cobbers and was the leader of the offensive line that helped Concordia lead the league in total offense, scoring and pass efficiency and finish second in rushing.

2004 All-American Awards All-American First Team
Pos.  First Team 
QB Brett Elliott, Jr., Linfield 
RB Tony Sutton, Sr., Wooster 
RB Mark Robinson, So., St. John Fisher 
WR Nick Cushman, Sr., Albright 
WR Casey Allen, Jr., Linfield 
TE Vince Dargush, Sr., Ithaca 
OT Jeff Oliver, Sr., Mary Hardin-Baylor 
OG Alex Bell, Sr., Hobart 
C Matt Bush, Sr., Mary Hardin-Baylor 
OG Adam Hernandez, Sr., Hardin-Simmons
OT Scott Blum, Sr., Rowan 

DE Jason Ripke, Jr., Simpson 
DT Joe Kearney, Sr., Wooster 
DT Brandon Tisdale, Sr., Wilmington 
DE Jason Trusnik, Jr., Ohio Northern 
LB Brent Gailey, Sr. Hardin-Simmons 
LB Brad DeHaven, Sr., Salisbury 
LB Shaun Spisak, Sr., Mount Union 
CB Alex Hansen, Sr., Hardin-Simmons 
S Jesse Clum, Sr., Mount Union 
S Rocky Myers, Sr., Wesley 
CB Jordan Talge, Sr., Concordia-Moorhead 

K Will Bean, Sr., St. John Fisher 
P Kevin Soflkiancs, Fr., Baldwin-Wallace 
RET Eric Esch, So., Illinois Wesleyan All-American Second Team
QB Nick Ohman, Sr., UW-Stout
RB Lance Moore, Sr., Hardin-Simmons
RB Justin Bryson, Jr., Mary Hardin-Baylor
WR Brad Musso, Sr., Wheaton
WR Aaron Krepps, Jr., Washington and Jefferson
TE Ross Adamczak, Sr., UW-Stevens Point
OT Mike Zeifert, Jr., Augustana
OG Jon Hart, Sr., Millikin
C Tommy Fitzgerald, Sr., Christopher Newport
OG Jim Wallace, Sr., Wooster
OT Garet Black, Sr., Hardin-Simmons

DE Johnny Josef, Sr., Mount Union
DT Alex Shafiro, Sr., Ithaca
DT Jason Good, Jr., St. John's
DE Matt Lawless, Sr., Mt. St. Joseph
LB Lenny Radtke, Jr., North Central
LB Michael Irvin, Sr., Buena Vista
LB Jeremy Vanisacker, Sr., Kalamazoo
CB Brandon Fox, So., Carthage
S Kyle Hausler, Jr., Capital
S Frank Pilato, Sr., Washington and Jefferson
CB Will Galusha, So., Hardin-Simmons

K Mike Clark, Sr., Augustana
P Dan Eggertsson, Sr., Franklin & Marshall
RET Marcus Washington, Jr., Bridgewater (Va.) All-American Third Team
QB Zac Bruney, Sr., Mount Union 
RB Phil Porta, So., Bethel 
RB Dante Washington, Sr., Carthage 
WR Scott Burnoski, Sr., UW-La Crosse 
WR George Carter, Sr., Linfield 
TE Matt Ross, Sr., Texas Lutheran 
OT Victor DeBoer, Sr., John Carroll 
OG Bryan Ramirez, Jr., Mary Hardin-Baylor 
C Brian Dini, Sr., Wheaton 
OG Frank Iachette, Sr., Montclair State 
OT Brad Kassner, Sr., Wittenberg 

DE Mike Lewis, Jr., Adrian 
DT Jake Vieck, Sr., Rose-Hulman 
DT Lawrence Frierson, Sr., Bridgewater (Va.) 
DE Keith Zunker, Sr., Mary Hardin-Baylor 
LB Andrew Erby, Sr., Delaware Valley 
LB Taz Wallace, So., Adrian 
LB Mark Sanger, Sr., Central 
CB Byron Westbrook, So., Salisbury 
S Kennard Davis, Sr., Thiel 
S Adrian Herndon, Jr., Bridgewater (Va.) 
CB Trey Bell, Sr., UW-Whitewater 

K Cameron Collings, Jr., Whitworth 
P Christian Adams, Sr., Guilford 
RET Brandon Hazenberg, Jr., Linfield All-American Honorable Mention Team
QB John Port, Jr., Albright
RB Brett Trichilo, Sr., Wilkes
RB Garrett Granberg, Sr., Wheaton
WR David Carmon, So., Delaware Valley
WR Andrew Passanante, Sr., Concordia-Moorhead
TE Jon Branche, So., RPI
OT Ranardo Whitaker, Sr., Bridgewater (Va.)
OG Lamont Moore, Sr., Shenandoah
C Tommy Ford, Sr., Trinity (Texas)
OG Dan Wingler, Sr., Monmouth
OT Nick Didier, Sr., Concordia-Moorhead

DE Quinn Longhurst, Sr., Cal Lutheran
DT Tony Ventresco, Sr., Westminster (Pa.)
DT Chris Lawrence, Sr., Tufts
DE Andy Mizak, So., Wooster
LB Mike McClain, Sr., Rowan
LB Brenton Brady, Jr., Alfred
LB Michael Bryant, Jr., Occidental
CB Robbie Parry, Jr., Aurora
S Brian Harnish, Sr., Fitchburg State
S Aaron Goldstein, Sr., Trinity (Conn.)
CB Micheaux Robinson, Sr., Otterbein

K Holt Storrie, Fr., Texas Lutheran
P Chris Kemmerer, So., Buena Vista
RET Jared May, Jr., Hardin-Simmons

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