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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Head coach Jerry Olszewski announced today the signing of 36 student-athletes for the 2013 football season.
 
Wednesday is the first day of the signing period for all NCAA football programs.
 
The 2013 class includes student-athletes from Minnesota (14), South Dakota (6), Nebraska (5), Colorado (3), Iowa (3), Florida (1), Illinois (1), Kansas (1), Oklahoma (1) and Wisconsin (1). The class also includes eight defensive lineman, seven linebackers, seven wide receivers, five defensive backs, two quarterbacks, two tight ends, two offensive lineman, one running back, one fullback, one kicker/punter.
 
“I am proud to welcome the 2013 class of Augustana Football,” Olszewski said. “This group of young men are deep with talent, character, academic excellence and leadership. I feel that our staff addressed the needs of our football program and in doing so added team speed and athleticism to our current roster.  I truly believe this is a foundation class of great things to come for Augustana Football. We have our work cut out to enter the upper echelon of teams in Division II. These student-athletes are competitors that will work tirelessly to do just that and represent the Augustana community incredibly well. It is a great day to be a Viking.”
 
The 2013 signing class is the first under Olszewski, who enters his first season as Augustana’s head coach in 2013.
 
Augustana finished at 5-6 in 2012, which was good for a ninth-place finish in the 16-team conference. The Vikings were 3-4 in the NSIC South Division, tying for fourth-place in the eight-team division.

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School
Alex Baldwin WR 6-2 185 Windsor, Colo./ Windsor
Brady Boike** WR 6-5 195 Maynard, Minn./ MACCRAY (St. Olaf College)
Lance Briard DL 6-3 245 Springfield, Minn./ Springfield
Chad Curry** DB 6-4 205 Overland Park, Kan./ Blue Valley (St. Olaf College)
Jacob Dancler LB 6-0 215 Tea, S.D./ Tea Area
Jackie Davis RB 5-7 170 Omaha, Neb./ Omaha Central
Matthew Degner OL 6-4 290 Muskego, Wis./ Waukesha Catholic
Trevor DeSchepper WR 6-3 182 Sioux Falls, S.D./ Harrisburg
Mitch Gade DL 6-4 245 Rochester, Minn./ Century
Turner Gaines DB 5-11 175 Omaha, Neb./ Burke
Tom Green OL 6-5 260 Victoria, Minn./ Holy Family Catholic
Bryson Hamilton DL 6-4 225 Clear Lake, Iowa/ Clear Lake
Collin Holt LB 6-3 205 Plainfield, Ill./ North Plainfield
Anthony Huber FB 6-0 228 Ethan, S.D./ Ethan
Mitch Johnson LB 5-10 195 Lakeville,  Minn./ Lakeville North
Zac Johnson DB 6-3 215 Denison, Iowa/ Denison
Nick Lucido DL 6-1 235 Jenks, Okla./ Jenks. H.S.
Christiaan Malinowski LB 6-4 200 Lino Lakes, Minn./ Centennial
Chase Marso QB 6-3 190 Brandon, S.D./ Brandon
Nathan Merriman QB 6-2 200 Niwot, Colo./ Niwot H.S.
Jordan Meyer TE 6-4 230 Elk River, Minn./ Elk River
Zac Oslica DL 6-2 260 Bellevue, Neb./ Bellevue West
Mitchell Petersen WR 5-10 175 Hutchinson, Minn. Hutchinson
Corey Puterbaugh LB 6-2 225 Minneapolis, Minn./ Washburn
Zach Richter DL/LB 6-2 220 Lakeville, Minn./ Lakeville South
Joe Robel DB 6-0 185 Blaine, Minn./ Blaine
Joe Schiller DL 6-3 250 Coon Rapids, Minn./ Totino-Grace
Quinn Schmalz DL 6-2 295 Woodbury, Minn./ Woodbury
Connor Skelton WR 6-1 170 Littleton, Colo./ D'Evelyn H.S.
Colton Steer LB 6-2 220 Denton, Neb./ Crete
Lucas Wainman** K / P 6-0 215 Oviedo, Fla./ Paul J. Hagerty (St. Olaf College)
Thomas Wapelhorst DB 6-5 190 Scribner, Neb./ West Point
Brett Watercott WR 5-11 190 Becker, Minn./ Becker
John Waters LB 6-1 225 Clear Lake, Iowa/ Newman Catholic
Lucas Wilber WR 6-3 165 Sioux Falls, S.D./ Roosevelt
Nate Winter TE 6-2 200 Brandon, S.D./ Brandon Valley
        **currently enrolled at Augustana for spring semester


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