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July 1, 2013

2013 FOOTBALL PREVIEW

Senior linebacker Erik Westerberg led both the CCIW and Augustana in tackles each of the last two seasons. He was the CCIW's Most Outstanding Defensive Player in 2012 and earned Academic All-American and All-American honors.

GENERAL INFORMATION
NAME: Augustana College
CITY/ZIP: Rock Island, Illinois 61201
FOUNDED: 1860
NICKNAME: Vikings
SCHOOL COLORS: Blue & Gold
STADIUM: Knowlton Outdoor Athletics Complex - 2013; Ericson Field - 1938 (FieldTurf - synthetic - 2012)
CAPACITY: 3,800
ATHLETIC AFFILIATION: NCAA Division III
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
CONFERENCE: College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW)
PRESIDENT: Steven Bahls 
ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Mike Zapolski

FOOTBALL HISTORY
FIRST YEAR OF FOOTBALL: 1893
OVERALL ALL-TIME RECORD: 537-297-29 (.639) in 100 seasons of football...The sport started at Augustana in 1893 and went for two years before being discontinued from 1895-1900...It started back up in 1901 and continued through the 1904 season when it was dropped for an 11 year stretch from 1905-16...There was also a two year gap in 1943 and 1944 during World War II...The Vikings are currently 13th all-time among all NCAA Division III schools with a .639 winning percentage... NCAA DIVISION III PLAYOFF APPEARANCES: (15) - overall record 22-11, .667 1976 - lost in first round to St. John's 46-7; 1981 - lost in first round to Dayton 19-7; 1982 - beat Baldwin Wallace 28-22 in first round, beat St. Lawrence 14-0 in semi-finals, lost to West Georgia 14-0 in Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl; 1983 - beat Adrian 22-21 in first round, beat Wisconsin-LaCrosse 21-15 in semi-finals, beat Union 21-17 in Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl for national championship; 1984 - beat Dayton 14-13 in first round, beat Union 23-6 in semi-final, beat Central of Iowa 21-12 in Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl for national championship; 1985 - beat Albion 26-10 in first round, beat Mount Union 21-14 in quarterfinal, beat Central of Iowa 14-7 in semi-final, beat Ithaca 20-7 in Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl for national championship; 1986 - beat Hope 34-10 in first round, beat Mount Union 16-7 in second round, beat Concordia 41-7 in semi-finals, beat
Salisbury State 31-3 in Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl for national championship; 1987 - beat Hiram 53-0 in first round, lost to Dayton 38-36 in quarterfinal; 1988 - beat Adrian 25-7 in first round, beat Wittenberg 28-14 in quarterfinal, lost to Central of Iowa 23-17 (2 OT) in semi-final; 1989 - lost to Millikin 21-12 in first round; 1990 - lost to Dayton 24-14 in first round; 1994 - lost to Albion 28-21 in first round; 1999 - beat St. Norbert 39-32 in first round; lost to Mount Union 44-33 in second round. 2001 - beat Defiance 54-14 in first round; lost to Mount Union 32-7 in second round 2005 - beat Lakeland 49-22 in first round; lost to Mount Union 44-7 in second round NCAA DIVISION III CHAMPIONSHIPS: (4) 1983 - 1984 - 1985 - 1986
AMOS ALONZO STAGG BOWL APPEARANCES: (5) 1982 - 1983 - 1984 - 1985 - 1986

COLLEGE CONFERENCE OF ILLINOIS & WISCONSIN CHAMPIONS: (21) 1949 - 1966 - 1968 - 1975 - 1981 - 1982 - 1983 - 1984 - 1985 - 1986 - 1987 - 1988 - 1990 - 1991 - 1993 - 1994 - 1997 - 1999 - 2001 - 2005 - 2006

SPORTS INFORMATION
SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR: Dave Wrath
SID OFFICE PHONE: (309) 794-7265
WRATH'S CELL PHONE: (309) 737-5306
SID FAX: (309) 794-7525
SID MAILING ADDRESS: Dave Wrath, Carver PE Center, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois 61201
E-MAIL ADDRESS: davewrath@augustana.edu
AUGUSTANA ATHLETIC HOMEPAGE: www.athletics.augustana.edu

COACHING STAFF
HEAD COACH: Rob Cushman (Puget Sound - 1978)
CUSHMAN'S AUGUSTANA RECORD: 7-13 in two seasons as head coach at Augustana...Vikings' defensive coordinator from 2007-10...Overall head coaching record of 59-65 (.476), including 18-31 at Eastern Oregon University and 34-21 at Feather River College in Quincy, California. FOOTBALL OFFICE PHONE: (309) 794-7526
ASSISTANT COACHES:  Tom Casey (Oregon State - 1995) - defensive coordinator; Jeff Lindmark (Augustana - 1993) - special teams coordinator/wide receivers; Brent Allen (Wisconsin-Whitewater - 2007) - offensive tackle; Jordan Malone (Minnesota State - Mankato - 2005); Dick Blair (Augustana - 1975) - head junior varsity; Aaron Call (Augustana) - defensive line; Rob Erwin (Augustana - 2009) - running backs; Dick Skillett  - kickers; Chad Cleveland (Eastern Illinois - 2007) - outside linebackers; Chad Cyphers (Jacksonville University - ) - offensive assistant.

ASSISTANT COACHES OFFICE PHONE: Jeff Lindmark (309) 794-7527; Jordan Malone (309) 794-7326; Thomas Casey (309) 794-7528; Brent Allen (309) 794-7832; Aaron Call (309) 794-1423.

BEST TIME TO REACH CUSHMAN: Monday through Friday 8:00 am until 12:00 noon.
TRAINER: Denise Yoder (Augustana - 1989).

TEAM INFORMATION
2012 RECORD: 5-5 (.500); 3-2 at home (.600) and 2-3 (.400) on the road; 4-3 in the CCIW.

STARTERS RETURNING: 13 (seven on offense...six on defense)

OFFENSE: (Seven) - RB Eric Chandler, 5-9, 210, Sr; C Eric Dratnol, 6-1, 250, Sr; WR Torre Harrell, 6-2, 170, Jr; WR Nick Krantz, 6-1, 195, Sr; SB Antonio Owens, 5-9, 165, Jr; G Anthony Roome, 6-2, 280, Jr; SB Kyle Snow, 5-7, 165, Sr.

DEFENSE: (Six) - CB Ben Fornek, 5-11, 180, Jr; OLB-DB Bo Goshorn, 6-2, 190, Jr; NT Carl Hartweg, 6-3, 280, Sr; FS Tim Maroder, 5-10, 195, Jr; DE Sean McIntyre, 6-2, 245, Jr; MLB Erik Westerberg, 6-3, 210, Sr.

STARTERS LOST:

OFFENSE: (Four) - T Mike Kautz, 6-4, 250; G Derek King, 6-1, 290; T Kevon Rivers, 6-2, 270; QB Nick Welch, 6-3, 210.

DEFENSE: (Five) -DE Luke Anderson, 6-6, 260; LB John Draminski, 6-0, 230; CB Matt Glawe, 5-10, 200; OLB-DB Rob Mago, 5-9, 180; ILB Joe Weber, 6-4, 240. 2012 LETTERWINNERS LOST: 21

2012 LETTERWINNERS RETURNING: 42

2012 AUGUSTANA FOOTBALL SUPERLATIVES

INDIVIDUAL AWARD WINNERS 

D3FOOTBALL.COM ALL-AMERICAN - Erik Westerberg, LB, third team

BEYOND SPORTS NETWORK ALL-AMERICAN - Erik Westerberg, LB, third team

CCIW DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Erik Westerberg, LB

CCIW ALL-CONFERENCE SELECTIONS - First team: Erik Westerberg, LB...Second team: Matt Glawe, CB; John Draminski, LB; Sean McIntyre, DE; Eric Chandler, RB; Kyle Snow, WR; Mike Kautz, OT

CCIW PLAYERS OF THE WEEK - 09/17/12 - Nick Welch, QB vs. Loras; 10/29/12 - Erik Westerberg, LB vs. Carthage

CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA - Erik Westerberg, LB, second team

CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT - Erik Westerberg, LB, first team; Eric Dratnol, C, first team

NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION HAMPSHIRE HONOR SOCIETY - John Draminski , Michael Kautz, Brett McWilliams, Pete Schimeck, Derek Schneeman, Joe Spindler

CCIW ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE - Eric Chandler, Nick Chandler, John Draminski, Eric Dratnol, Sean Fitzgerald, Ben Fornek, Ben Hodges, Mike Kautz, Brett McWilliams, Caleb Nickels, Andrew O'Reilly, Pete Schimek, Derek Schneeman, Kyle Snow, Joe Spindler, Erik Westerberg

TAZON de ESTRELLAS (Game of the Stars): Arnie Fitzwater (Captain), Shane Holl, Joe Spindler, Brett McWilliams

NATIONAL BOWL: Robbie Mago

D3 SENIOR CLASSIC: Arnie Fitzwater

ADDITIONS TO AUGUSTANA'S TOP TEN LISTS

SINGLE SEASON PASSING YARDS - 1,375 (Nick Welch - 9th place)

NCAA STATISTICAL RANKINGS TEAM - TOP 25

KICKOFF RETURNS - 22nd @ 22.44 yards per return

NCAA STATISTICAL RANKINGS INDIVIDUAL - TOP 25

TOTAL TACKLES - Erik Westerberg, T-13th @ 11.8 per game

SOLO TACKLES - Erik Westerberg, T-14th @ 6.60 per game

CCIW STATISTICAL LEADERS - TEAM

KICKOFF COVERAGE - 39.4 net yards per kickoff

CCIW STATISTICAL TOP FIVE - INDIVIDUAL

RUSHING - Eric Chandler, 3rd @ 89.7 yards per game

INTERCEPTIONS - Bo Goshorn and Tim Maroder, T-1st @ 0.43 per game; Matt Glawe T-5th @ 0.29 per game

PUNTING - Arnie Fitzwater, 2nd @ 39.5 yards per punt

SCORING (KICKING) - Brady Rogers, 5th @ 4.7 points per game

FIELD GOALS - Brady Rogers, 5th @ 0.71 per game

PAT KICKING - Brady Rogers, 4th @ 85.7%

TACKLES - Erik Westerberg, 1st @ 10.4 per game

SACKS - Sean McIntyre, 3rd @ 0.71 per game

TACKLES FOR LOSS - Erik Westerberg, 4th @ 1.21 per game

FUMBLE RECOVERIES - Sean McIntyre, T-4th @ 0.29 per game

PASSES DEFENDED - Bo Goshorn, T-2nd @ 0.86 per game

TEAM AWARDS

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER - Erik Westerberg

MOST VALUABLE OFFENSIVE PLAYER - Eric Chandler

MOST VALUABLE DEFENSIVE PLAYER - J.D. Draminski

MOST VALUABLE SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER - Arnie Fitzwater

JERRY FRECK AWARD - Pete Schimeck

SCOUT TEAM OFFENSIVE MVP - Jon Losen

SCOUT TEAM DEFENSIVE MVP - Tom Enke