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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.

PlayerPos.Ht.Wt.Previous SchoolHometownHonors 
Richard AlexanderOL6'3280Olathe South HSOlathe, Kan.Honorable mention all-sunflower
Blaine AtchleyOL6'1240Tecumseh HSTecumseh, OklaAll district, all-4A sunflower
Andrew AugsburgerTE6'5225Glendale CC (Ariz.)Phoenix, Ariz.
Alex BairdDB5'10170Blue Valley HSBlue Springs, Mo.Honorable mention all-EKL
Austin BillsRB5'6180De Soto HSOlathe, Kan.
Levi BlaylockOL/DL6'0260Newton HSNewton, Kan.Second team all-league-DL
Crosby ColemanWR6'6200Baker UniversityKingsville, Mo.
Matt CorvenDB6'0205Glendale CC (Ariz.)Glendale, Ariz.
Sean DriskillLB6'0185Lee's Summit West HSLee's Summit, Mo.
Sheldon FarrellQB/P6'2180Buena Vista Univ. (Calif.)St. Joseph, Mo.
Taylor FilesGame Ops.N/AN/ALee's Summit West HSLee's Summit, Mo.Three-year football letterman
Jared FrommOL6'0250Newton HSNewton, Kan.5A All-state-OL
Conner HamptonDB6'2175Holton HSHolton, Kan.All-big 7 league-DB
Jeremy ImmenschuhAth.5'10180Perry Lecompton HSPerry, Kan.Two-time all-big 7-QB
Ryan HicksDL6'0225De Soto HSShawnee, Kan.Honorable mention all-Kaw Valley league
Dustin KeenOL6'2265Holton HSHolton, Kan.All-Jackson County-OL
Josh KockDL5'10260Concordia HSConcordia, Mo.2x first team all-state, MFCA first team
Lucas LarkinLB6'1215Maize HSWichita, Kan.Can play all three LB positions
Clayton LewisOL6'2270Blue Springs South HSBlue Springs, Mo.First team all-area and suburban league
Jacob LewisLB5'10190Chillicothe HSChillicothe, Mo.First team all-conference-DB
Jalen LynkDB5'11170Olathe North HSOlathe, Kan.
Jesse MatthewsQB6'1185Edmond North HSEdmond, Okla.All-conference and district QB
Connor MiddletonDB/RB5'9180Olathe Northwest HSOlathe, Kan.First team all-sunflower league-RB
Luke PolenTE6'3220Carrollton HSCarrollton, Mo.Second team MRVC all-conference-OL
Avery ParkerDB5'8150Olathe Northwest HSOlathe, Kan.Honorable mention all-sunflower league-DB
Tucker PauleyLB5'9190Grain Velly HSGrain Valley, Mo.First team all-area-LB
Jimmy PruittDB5'10190Presbyteria UniversityOrlando, Fla.
Thomas ShefeltonLS6'0190Dodge City CCJunction City, Kan.
Tyler SheppardOL/DL5'10240Locust Grove HSLocust Grove, Okla.
Duane SimsDB5'9170Hutchinson CCWichita, Kan.Honorable mention all-Jayhawk Conf.-DB
Beau SoucieWR6'0175Piper HSKansas City, Kan.Second team all-Kaw Valley league
Caleb StalnakerDE6'0225Southmoore HSOklahoma City, Okla.Voted Outstanding Lineman of the Year
Mike StevensonDB5'11170Baker UniversityEdmond, Okla.
Daniel SumlerLS/FB5'11205McDonald County HSAnderson, Mo.Second team all-area-OL
Terrance TaylorDB5'10180Texas CollegeTulsa, Okla.
Myron TiptonDS/LS6'1245Olathe East HSOverland Park, Kan.Second team all-sunflower league-OL/DL
Devario WashingtonWR5'9195Greenville TechGreenville, S.C.

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