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Thursday, 05 April 2012 10:58

SIGNING DAY

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Coming off its fifth-consecutive winning season in 2011, the Baker University football team has added 36 new football players for the 2012 season.

“We are excited about this group of young men joining our program,” said Baker head football coach Mike Grossner. “We identified some areas of need and brought in 10 mid-year transfers to compete in those spots. We felt like offensive line depth was crucial, and we satisfied that area with some nice young offensive linemen. We feel like these 36 guys will blend in nicely with our 86 returning student-athletes to form an excellent squad for the 2012 season. These are great kids and we can’t wait to coach them. Go Wildcats!”

Notes: Former Baker University kicker Derek Doerfler signed a contract with Mid-Missouri Outlaws on Jan. 25.

Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Previous School Hometown Honors  
Richard Alexander OL 6'3 280 Olathe South HS Olathe, Kan. Honorable mention all-sunflower
Blaine Atchley OL 6'1 240 Tecumseh HS Tecumseh, Okla All district, all-4A sunflower
Andrew Augsburger TE 6'5 225 Glendale CC (Ariz.) Phoenix, Ariz.
Alex Baird DB 5'10 170 Blue Valley HS Blue Springs, Mo. Honorable mention all-EKL
Austin Bills RB 5'6 180 De Soto HS Olathe, Kan.
Levi Blaylock OL/DL 6'0 260 Newton HS Newton, Kan. Second team all-league-DL
Crosby Coleman WR 6'6 200 Baker University Kingsville, Mo.
Matt Corven DB 6'0 205 Glendale CC (Ariz.) Glendale, Ariz.
Sean Driskill LB 6'0 185 Lee's Summit West HS Lee's Summit, Mo.
Sheldon Farrell QB/P 6'2 180 Buena Vista Univ. (Calif.) St. Joseph, Mo.
Taylor Files Game Ops. N/A N/A Lee's Summit West HS Lee's Summit, Mo. Three-year football letterman
Jared Fromm OL 6'0 250 Newton HS Newton, Kan. 5A All-state-OL
Conner Hampton DB 6'2 175 Holton HS Holton, Kan. All-big 7 league-DB
Jeremy Immenschuh Ath. 5'10 180 Perry Lecompton HS Perry, Kan. Two-time all-big 7-QB
Ryan Hicks DL 6'0 225 De Soto HS Shawnee, Kan. Honorable mention all-Kaw Valley league
Dustin Keen OL 6'2 265 Holton HS Holton, Kan. All-Jackson County-OL
Josh Kock DL 5'10 260 Concordia HS Concordia, Mo. 2x first team all-state, MFCA first team
Lucas Larkin LB 6'1 215 Maize HS Wichita, Kan. Can play all three LB positions
Clayton Lewis OL 6'2 270 Blue Springs South HS Blue Springs, Mo. First team all-area and suburban league
Jacob Lewis LB 5'10 190 Chillicothe HS Chillicothe, Mo. First team all-conference-DB
Jalen Lynk DB 5'11 170 Olathe North HS Olathe, Kan.
Jesse Matthews QB 6'1 185 Edmond North HS Edmond, Okla. All-conference and district QB
Connor Middleton DB/RB 5'9 180 Olathe Northwest HS Olathe, Kan. First team all-sunflower league-RB
Luke Polen TE 6'3 220 Carrollton HS Carrollton, Mo. Second team MRVC all-conference-OL
Avery Parker DB 5'8 150 Olathe Northwest HS Olathe, Kan. Honorable mention all-sunflower league-DB
Tucker Pauley LB 5'9 190 Grain Velly HS Grain Valley, Mo. First team all-area-LB
Jimmy Pruitt DB 5'10 190 Presbyteria University Orlando, Fla.
Thomas Shefelton LS 6'0 190 Dodge City CC Junction City, Kan.
Tyler Sheppard OL/DL 5'10 240 Locust Grove HS Locust Grove, Okla.
Duane Sims DB 5'9 170 Hutchinson CC Wichita, Kan. Honorable mention all-Jayhawk Conf.-DB
Beau Soucie WR 6'0 175 Piper HS Kansas City, Kan. Second team all-Kaw Valley league
Caleb Stalnaker DE 6'0 225 Southmoore HS Oklahoma City, Okla. Voted Outstanding Lineman of the Year
Mike Stevenson DB 5'11 170 Baker University Edmond, Okla.
Daniel Sumler LS/FB 5'11 205 McDonald County HS Anderson, Mo. Second team all-area-OL
Terrance Taylor DB 5'10 180 Texas College Tulsa, Okla.
Myron Tipton DS/LS 6'1 245 Olathe East HS Overland Park, Kan. Second team all-sunflower league-OL/DL
Devario Washington WR 5'9 195 Greenville Tech Greenville, S.C.

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