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  • 2018 – Season Outlook & Countdown

    Well it is fewer than 100 days until the 2018 football season begins, and no one else has started this thread.
    We have 83 days to go before the PANTHERS take on their nemesis in Montana. panthernation discussion from 2016
    It was back in 2016 when UNI last played those pesky ursus arctos’s in our second game of
    that forgettable season.

    The Panthers have picked up their game and ready for the new season!

    So, It is time to get this started and for us get to know your UNI Panther football Team and discuss up-coming games and events for this fall season.

    As the quest begins for the elusive road to the National Championship. Let’s get it done men!


    GO PANTHERS!
    G-N-D

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    Jesse Cardenas
    Position: Linebacker

    Height: 6-2
    Weight: 225
    Class: Redshirt Sophomore
    Hometown: Lakeville, Minn.
    High School: Lakeville North HS

    2017: Did not see action in 2017.

    2016: Did not see action due to injury.

    2015: Redshirted.

    High School: Lettered in football at Lakeville North High School under coach Brian Vossen ... was named the South Suburban Conference Defensive Player of the Year and South Suburban All-Conference … had 303 career tackles at Lakeville North, setting a new school record … finished his senior season with 106 tackles, 13 tackles for loss and four interceptions … was named to the Minnesota Vikings All-State team and the Associated Press All-State team … selected to the Pioneer Press defensive first-team … earned Kare 11 All-Ketro and Star Tribune All-Metro first-team … was a Mr. Football finalist … helped his team to the fourth round of 6A playoffs and a 10-2 record.

    Personal: Son of Cory and Tara … has one sibling, Jordan … majoring in criminology.


    Go PANTHERS!
    G-N-D

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      Taylor Otterstatter
      Position: Tight End
      Height: 6-5
      Weight: 251
      Class: Redshirt Sophomore
      Hometown: Mayer, Minn.
      High School: Mayer Lutheran HS
      2017: Did not see action in 2017.

      2016: Did not see action due to injury.

      2015: Redshirted.

      High School: Lettered in football at Mayer Lutheran High School for coach Dean Aurich … earned first-team Kare 11 All-Metro … had 68 catches for 881 yards and 13 touchdowns … also lettered in basketball, playing center for Mayer Lutheran all four years.

      Personal: Son of Keith and Tami … has one sibling, Jeff … majoring in movement and exercise science.


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      G-N-D

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        Bryce Douglas

        Position: Defensive Line
        Height: 6-0
        Weight: 304
        Class: Senior
        Hometown: Plainfield, Ill.
        High School: Plainfield High School

        2017: Played in all 13 games for UNI, starting 12 times at defensive tackle... finished seventh on the team in tackles, collecting 48 on the year... ranked third on the team in tackles for loss, after earning 8.0... earned a season-high nine tackles against Cal Poly (9/9), with eight of those tackles being assists... earned five tackles against Southern Utah (9/16), while also earning 1/5 tackles for loss... collecting five tackles in a win over South Dakota (11/4), while also forcing his first fumble of the season... recorded his lone sack of the season against Missouri State (11/11)... recorded a season-high five solo tackles against South Dakota State (12/2), while also earning a pass breakup against the Jackrabbits.

        2016: Played in all 11 games, starting nine on the defensive line ... recorded 26 tackles including 5.5 for a loss of 10 yards ... had two solo tackles and a tackle for loss against #14 Montana (9/10) ... racked up three tackles in UNI's homecoming win over Southern Illinois (10/1) ... had a season-high four tackles, including a tackle for a loss of three yards and a forced fumble against #4 North Dakota State (10/29) ... had three tackles and a quarterback hurry in UNI's win at Indiana State (11/5) ... tied his season-high in tackles with four against #8 South Dakota State (11/19).

        2015: Saw action in three games for the Panthers as a reserve defensive lineman and on special teams … recorded an assisted tackle against #4 Illinois State (10/3) … also had two tackles and a hand in a tackle for loss in UNI’s win over Missouri State (11/14).

        Prior to UNI: Was a member of the University of Illinois football team ... redshirted in 2013 due to injury.

        High School: Three-star recruit by Rivals, Scout, ESPN and 247 Sports ... ranked the No. 17 player in the state of Illinois by Scout ... as a senior, had 58 tackles, 10 quarterback sacks, 22 tackles for loss, one interception and one forced fumble ... two-time Southwest Prairie Conference Defensive Player of the Year ... earned all-state honors from the Champaign News-Gazette, American Family Insurance All-State Team, Illinois High School Football Coaches Association Class 7A and Chicago Tribune.

        Personal: Parents are Bruce and Madge Douglas ... majoring in communication ... father, Bruce, played basketball at Illinois, with his jersey hung at the State Farm Center and was Big Ten co-MVP in 1984 before playing in the NBA.


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        G-N-D

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          Marcel Minniefield
          Position: Defensive Line

          Height: 6-2
          Weight: 282
          Class: Junior
          Hometown: Lee's Summit, Mo.
          High School: Lee's Summit West HS

          2017: Saw action in five games, making one tackle against Southern Utah (9/16).

          2016: Saw action in two games as a true freshman ... recorded two tackles, a quarterback hurry and a pass breakup in UNI's win at Indiana State (11/5).

          High School: Started three years at Lee’s Summit West High School for Royce Boehm … was named to the Class 6 Coaches all-state team along with Media all-state, all-district and all-conference in 2015 … was a Kansas City 41 Five-Star Athlete of the Week during his senior season … finished his second year with 88 tackles, 6.5 sacks, 15.5 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries … lead his team to a Class 5 State Championship in 2013 as part of the Army National Guard Football Tour of Champions his sophomore season.

          Personal
          : Son of Kline and Anabelle Minniefield … has four brothers, Kyle, Donell, Corbin and Hampton … majoring in history education and business management.


          Go PANTHERS!
          G-N-D

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          • #6

            #96
            Nick Simpson
            Position: Long Snapper

            Height: 5-8
            Weight: 203
            Class: Redshirt Freshman
            Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
            High School: Dowling Catholic HS

            2017: Redshirted.

            High School: Letter winner at Dowling Catholic High School for Tom Wilson … helped his team to three state championships … also lettered in track and field, throwing the shot put and discus … son of Mary and Denise Simpson.

            Personal: Has one brother, Trent, who started at long snapper for the Panthers from 2013-16.




            Go PANTHERS!
            G-N-D

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            • #7
              Thank you Pant8her for starting this thread. Looking forward to a great season!

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              • #8

                #95
                Seth Thomas
                Position: Defensive Line

                Height: 6-5
                Weight: 262
                Class: Junior
                Hometown: Stillwell, Kan.
                High School: Blue Valley Southwest HS

                2017: Played in 12 games for UNI, earning the starting nod three times... recorded 12 total tackles on the season, including a half sack... opened the season with his first-career start on the defensive line, earning a career-high three tackles against Iowa State (9/2)... snagged an interception that he returned for a touchdown against Southern Utah (9/16)... recorded a half sack and two tackles against Youngstown State (10/21)... blocked a field goal against Indiana State (11/18).

                2016: Played in nine games as a reserve on the defensive line ... recorded two tackles, including 1.5 sacks for a loss of 16 yards against #8 Eastern Washington (9/17) ... had solo stops against Iowa State (9/3) and Southern Illinois (10/1) ... racked up three tackles including half a tackle for loss at Indiana State (11/5).

                2015: Redshirted.

                High School: Lettered in football at Blue Valley Southwest High School for coach Bill Lowe … was a team captain during his senior year … had 12.5 sacks, 23 tackles for loss and 87 total tackles in 2014 … also had his hand in four blocked PATs and three blocked punts as a senior … was named to the All-EKL first-team, Wichita All-State team, the Topeka All-State team and one of Kansas Elite 100 Seniors in 2014 … was a three-time player of the week as a senior and was Max Prep’s Top-10 Sack Leader … as a junior, he was named to the All-EKL second-team and Wichita All-State second-team … selected to the Topeka All-State second-team and the National Underclassmen Defensive Player at the KCMO Camp.

                Personal: Son of Rodney and Trish Thomas … has three siblings, Hunter, Shelbey and Dalton...majoring in manufacturing technology.


                Go PANTHERS
                G-N-D

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                  Tim Butcher
                  Position: Defensive Tackle

                  Height: 6-2
                  Weight: 300
                  Class: Sophomore
                  Hometown: Palmer, Iowa
                  High School: Manson NW Webster

                  PRIOR TO UNI
                  Played at Iowa Central Community College this past season… Earned 74 tackles and one sack in 11 games played… Also forced one fumble with Iowa Central CC last season… Earned All-State honors as a junior and senior at Manson NW Webster… Named team captain his junior and senior seasons at Manson NW Webster… Led the Cougars to two playoff appearances as a sophomore and senior.

                  PERSONAL
                  Born Nov. 3, 1997 as Tim Butcher in Fort Dodge, Iowa… Son of Joe and Beth Butcher… Has two siblings, Ben (27) and Amber (23)… Also wrestled and competed in track and field for the Cougars… Plans to major in communications at UNI.


                  Go PANTHERS!
                  G-N-D

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                    Sonny Onken
                    Position: Defensive Lineman

                    Height: 6-3
                    Weight: 256
                    Class: Redshirt Sophomore
                    Hometown: Norwalk, Iowa
                    High School: Norwalk HS

                    2017: Played in three games for UNI, seeing limited action in each... earned one tackle against Monmouth (11/25).

                    2016: Redshirted.

                    High School: Lettered in football at Norwalk High School for Paul Patterson … named the Cedar Rapids Gazette and Iowa Preps Defensive Player of the Year … earned Iowa Preps and Elite all-state honors … three-time all-district selection … earned Warren County Player of the Year … led his team to the state championship game in 2015 … helped his team to four consecutive seasons in the state playoffs … first freshman in Norwalk history to play and start for the varsity team in his first season … racked up 86 tackles, 17 tackles for loss and a touchdown as a senior … also lettered in basketball and track and field … is third all-time in school history in the discus.

                    Personal: Son of Dendra Lee and Patrick Onken … has two brothers and a sister … majoring in business … is a four-time academic all-district selection.


                    Go PANTHERS!
                    G-N-D

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                      80 days to go

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                        #91
                        Brawntae Wells
                        Position: Defensive Line

                        Height: 6-2
                        Weight: 261
                        Class: Redshirt Sophomore
                        Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
                        High School: Dowling Catholic HS

                        2017: Did not see action in 2017.

                        2016: Redshirted.

                        High School: Lettered in football at Dowling Catholic High School for Tom Wilson … helped his team to back-to-back state championships, including an undefeated season in 2015 … was named a team captain … earned all-state, all-district and elite all-state as a senior … racked up 22 solo tackles, 12 assisted, six tackles for loss and six sacks … also lettered in basketball.

                        Personal: Son of Tanya Wells and Kevin Dunigan … has two brothers … majoring in family services.


                        Go PANTHERS!
                        G-N-D

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                            #89
                            Trey Recknor
                            Position: Tight End/Fullback

                            Height: 6-0
                            Weight: 230
                            Class: Redshirt Sophomore
                            Hometown: Mt. Horeb, Wis.
                            High School: Mt. Horeb HS

                            2017: Did not record stats in 2017.

                            2016: Redshirted.

                            High School: Lettered in football at Mt. Horeb High School for Travis Rohrer … was a unanimous first-team all-conference tight end as a junior … also earned second-team all-conference as a linebacker in 2015 … had 49 career receptions and eight career touchdowns … led his team to a conference championship as a sophomore … also helped his team to three consecutive trips to the Level 3 playoffs … lettered in basketball, earning honorable mention all-conference and helping his team to a state championship as a junior.

                            Personal: Son of Cory and Connie … has two siblings, Marissa and Tristan … majoring in pre-med.


                            Go PANTHERS!
                            G-N-D

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                            • #15

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                              Michael Kuntz
                              Position: Punter

                              Height: 5-11
                              Weight: 188
                              Class: Senior
                              Hometown: Cedar Falls, Iowa
                              High School: Cedar Falls HS


                              2017: Did not record stats in 2017.

                              2016: Did not see action.

                              2015: Did not see action.

                              2014: Redshirted.

                              High School: Played football at Cedar Falls High School for Pat Mitchell and Brad Remmert … earned All-Mississippi Valley Conference and All-Metro in 2012 … named to the All-Metro team and All-Mississippi Valley defensive second team in 2013 … played quarterback, defensive back and punter at Cedar Falls … also lettered in baseball, earning All-Metro in 2012 and 2013.

                              Personal
                              : Son of Mike and Emily Kuntz … was on the Honor Roll all four years … majoring in physics.


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                              G-N-D

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