March 31, 2023

Dawson County Journal

Dawson County, Nebraska

Held Signs First Class At UNK

Kearney, Neb. – The Nebraska Kearney football team released the names of around 25 players today (Feb. 1) as part of NCAA Division II signing day. Head coach Ryan Held joined the program in late December and assembled his staff throughout January. The team is currently going through winter workouts with spring ball set to begin in late March. UNK will continue to add players throughout the winter, spring and summer months.

The 2023 season begins Thursday, Aug. 31, at Central Oklahoma.

2023 Signing Day Class

Mid-Year Transfers … currently enrolled at UNK and going through winter workouts (4)
Cole Brown (WR, R-So., 6-3, 205 lbs., Dallas, Ga./U. of Central Arkansas, Iowa Western C.C. & East Paulding H.S.)

Luke Fletcher (TE, Jr., 6-6, 240 lbs., Hays, Kan./Butler C.C., Kan. & Hays H.S.)

Stephen Matina (DL, Jr., 6-5, 360 lbs., Lansing, Kan./Hutchinson C.C., Kan. & Lansing H.S.)

Joko Willis (LB, R-Jr., 6-3, 215 lbs., LaGrange, Ga./Auburn U., Independence C.C., Kan. & Troup County H.S.)

Transfers Reporting in August (2 of 3)
Gabe Heins (K, R-Jr., 6-0, 180 lbs., Kearney/U. of Nebraska-Lincoln & Kearney H.S.)

Stephen Lewis (WR, Jr., 6-2, 190 lbs., Gardendale, Ala./Minnesota West & Gardendale H.S.)

Nebraska High School Seniors (12)
Zach Cross (OL, 6-5, 300 lbs., Omaha/Millard West H.S.)

Cael Dembinski (OL, 6-5, 265 lbs., Valley/Douglas County West H.S.)

Weston Heinemann (DE, 6-4, 240 lbs., Bennington/Bennington H.S.)

Garret Hoefs (LB, 6-0, 215 lbs., Lincoln/Lincoln Lutheran H.S.)

Maccoy Holtam (LB, 6-0, 200 lbs., Omaha/Skutt Catholic H.S.)

Cole Luedtke (DL, 6-3, 260 lbs., Lincoln/Lincoln Southwest H.S.)

Marty Mormino (P, 6-0, 200 lbs., Omaha, Neb./Westside H.S.)

Kamdyn Roebke (WR, 6-0, 175 lbs., Lincoln/Lincoln East H.S.)

Abram Scholting (QB, 6-0, 175 lbs., Pierce/Pierce H.S.)

Kade Seip (DL, 6-3, 260 lbs., Lincoln/Lincoln North Star H.S.)

Dalton Snodgrass (TE, 6-2, 225 lbs., York/York H.S.)

Tucker Thomas (DE, 6-4, 235 lbs., Mitchell/Mitchell H.S.)

Out-of-State High School Seniors (6)
Seth Anderson (TE, 6-5, 250 lbs., Norton, Kan./Norton H.S.)

Saieed Hasan (CB, 6-2, 190 lbs., Peoria, Ariz./Peoria H.S.)

Caden McGruder (S, 6-2, 200 lbs., Gardendale, Ala./Gardendale H.S.)

Kai McPherson (WR, 6-2, 185 lbs., Miami, Fla./Barbara Goleman H.S.)

Garhett Reese (S, 6-2, 185 lbs., Stillwater, Okla./Stillwater H.S.)

Dereon Walker (DL, 6-3, 285 lbs., Cocoa, Fla./Rockledge H.S.)

Source: Regional Sports