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Cardinal Football Records

School Records

Team records, Individual Single Game, Individual Season, Individual Career
(All between 1980-2005)

Team Records

Offense

Rushing

Yards per game Year
308
2004
287 1982
277 1990
277 1989
269 1988
268 1993
267 1992
266 2001
257 1991
253 2007

Passing
Yards per game Year
142 2002
138 1999
129 1998
119 2008
117 1994
112 1984
107 2000
104 2001
99 1995
96 1996

Total
 

Yards per game Year
380 1990
370 2001
362 2008
360 1998
348 2004
338 2002
336 1993
335 1987
326 1988
324 1990

Points
Points per game Year
54 2008
49 1998
47 2001
46 1997
44 1999
43 2007
43 2004
43 1991
42 1988

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Defense

Rushing

Yards allowed per game Year
110 2007
111 2006
114 1997
115 2004
116 1987
127 2008
125 1989
130 1990
131 1993
132 1988

Passing
Yards allowed per game Year
30 1997
34 1985
37 2000
37 1999
45 1998
45 1987
53 1988
55 2002
55 1992
57 2001

Total
 

Yards allowed per game Year
144 1997
161 1987
178 1998
180 2004
185 1988
187 2007
196 2006
198 2008
205 1990
210 1991

Points
Points allowed per game Year
9 1998
9 1997
12 1987
13 2008
13 2007
15 2006
16 2004
17 1991
18 1996
18 1988

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Individual Records
Single Game

Defense

Assisted tackles
 

Player Assists Opponent Year
Chad Messersmith 28 Medicine Valley 1989
Shannon Messersmith 22 Wauneta 1986
Heath Lapp 22 Stratton 1983
Shannon Messersmith 21 Maywood 1986
Matt Gohl 20 Wauneta-Palisade 2007
Matt Gohl 20 Creek Valley 2007
Shannon Messersmith 19 Cheylin(Kansas) 1986
Monte Vlasin 19 Stratton 1983
Jeremy Loomis 18 Stapleton 2000
Jason Bieker 18 Cheylin(Kansas) 1985
Heath Lapp 18 Trenton 1983

Unassisted Tackles
Player Unassisted tackles Opponent Year
Jay Erickson 22 Culbertson 1991
Heath Lapp 21 Bartley 1984
Kenny Johnson 20 Maywood 1980
Kenny Johnson 20 Wheatland 1980
Bret Lawson 19 Wheatland 1998
Travis Lawson 18 Stratton 1994
Luke Clifford 17 Ewing 2008
Matt Gohl 16 Wallace 2007
Brett Brown 16 Wallace 2002
Brett Brown 16 Stapleton 2002
Dean Tidyman 16 Wheatland 1998
Chad Mesersmith 16 Wheatland 1988
Brian Fagerstone 16 Maywood 1980

Total Tackles
 

Player Tackles Opponent Year
Chad Messersmith 34 Medicine Valley 1989
Shannon Messersmith 33 Maywood 1986
Heath Lapp 30 Stratton 1983
Shannon Messersmith 29 Wauneta 1986
Matt Gohl 28 Callaway 2007
Travis Lawson 28 Wauneta/Palisade 1994
Jay Erickson 28 Culbertson 1991
Heath Lapp 28 Bartley 1984
Luke Clifford 28 Ewing 2008
Matt Gohl 27 Ansley 2008

Tackles for Loss(TFL)
Player TFL Opponent Year
Tom Floyd 8 Wallace 1988
Brent May 7 Wallace 1986
Matt Gohl 6 Callaway 2007
Buck Richards 6 Medicine Valley 2006
Andy Floyd 6 Stratton 1991

Tipped Passes
Player Tipped Passes Opponent Year
Chris Jeffers 6 Stratton 1994
Tony Singleton 5 Beaver City 1993
Jared Fichtner 5 Beaver City 1993
Blaine Stinson 4 Beaver City 1993
Dean Tidyman 4 Beaver City 1994
Travis Lawson 4 Culbertson 1993

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Offense

Receptions
 

Player Receptions Opponent Year
Chris Jeffers 10 Anselmo 1994
Nick Broz 8 Thedford 1999
Nick Broz 8 Loomis 1998
Cody Jeffers 8 Paxton 1995
Matt Broz 7 Culbertson 2002
Marc Werkmeister 7 Twin Valley 2001
Nick Broz 7 Wheatland 1998

Recieving Yards
Player Recieving Yards Opponent Year
Marc Werkmeister 173 Twin Valley 2001
Marc Werkmeister 146 Ansley 2000
Chris Jeffers 141 Anselmo 1994
Matt Broz 129 Lakeside Central 2002
Nick Broz 129 Thedford 1999
Nick Broz 128 Loomis 1998
Matt Broz 124 Wallace 2002
Shannon Messersmith 117 Trenton 1985
Brett Brown 115 Culbertson 2002
Matt Broz 113 Culbertson 2002

 

Yards Passing

Player Yards Passing Opponent Year
Jarod Cole 231 Culbertson 2002
Jarod Cole 217 Wallace 2002
Aaron Broz 215 Ansley 200
Eric Messersmith 206 Loomis 1998
Aaron Broz 197 Thedford 1999
Luke Clifford 194 Arapahoe 2008
Aaron Broz 192 Maywood 1999
Nolan May 188 Wallace 1994
Lester Bieker 188 Wilcox 1987
Aaron Broz 188 Leyton 1999

Passing Percent

Player Passing Percent Opponent Year
Luke Clifford 6-6 (100%) Creek Valley 2008
Nathan Brott 5-5(100%) Paxton 2003
Aaron Broz 10-11(91%) Twin Valley 1999
Chad Messersmith 8-9(89%) Maywood 1988
Luke Clifford 5-6 (83.3%) SEM 2008
Aaron Broz 5-6(83.3%) Wheatland 1999
Jarod Cole 8-10(80%) Lakeside Central  
Eric Messersmith 4-5(80%) Trenton 1998

Chad Messersmith

4-5(80%) Trenton 1989
Aaron Broz 7-9(78%) Sandhills  

Rushing Yards

Player Rushing Yards Opponent Year
Brett Brown 328 Twin Valley 2003
Shannon Messersmith 284 Maywood 1988
Levi Tyan 262 Creek Valley 2007
Levi Tyan 251 Wauneta/Palisade 2006
Brett Brown 248 Medicine Valley 2003
Shannon Messersmith 247 Trenton 1987
Travis Lawson 244 Loomis 1996
Travis Lawson 233 Thedford 1994
Levi Tyan 228 Creek Valley 2006

Total Yards of Offense
Player Yards Opponent Year
Jon Tidyman 393 Anselmo 1992
Levi Tyan 340 Wauneta-Palisade 2007
Jarod Cole 337 Culbertson 2002
Brett Brown 334 Twin Valley 2003
Aaron Broz 327 Maywood 1999
Cody Jeffers 322 Anselmo 1996
Levi Tyan 306 Creek Valley 2007
Chad Messersmith 303 Trenton 1989
Levi Tyan 302 Wauneta/Palisade 2006

Points
 

Player Points Opponent Year
Nathan Brott 39 Minatare 2004
Brett Brown 34 Twin Valley 2003
Cody Jeffers 34 Wheatland 1997
Travis Lawson 34 Wallace 1996
Brent Anderjaska 34 Wallace 1982
Levi Tyan 32 Wauneta/Palisade 2006
Brett Brown 32 Medicine Valley 2003
Brett Brown 32 Paxton 2003
Bret Lawson 32 Wallace 1998
Chad Messersmith 32 Culbertson 1989
Shannon Messersmith 32 Maywood 1988
Brent Anderjaska 32 Stratton 1981

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Season Records
Defense

Assisted Tackles
 

Player Assists Year
Shannon Messersmith 125 1986
Matt Gohl 116 2007
Jared Wach 103 1985
Travis Lawson 97 1995
Heath Lapp 96 1983
Monte Vlasin 91 1983
Chad Messersmith 89 1989
Heath Lapp 83 1984
Jay Erickson 82 1992
Cody Jeffers 81 1995

Unassited Tackles
Player Unassited Tackles Year
Bret Lawson 122 1998
Matt Gohl 119 2007
Kenny Johnson 113 1980
Brett Brown 107 2002
Nick Broz 105 1999
Travis Lawson 105 1994
Jesse Korell 104 1999
Jim Griffiths 101 1999
Jay Erickson 96 1991

Total Tackles
Player Tackles Year
Matt Gohl 235 2007
Bret Lawson 186 1998
Shannon Messersmith 183 1986
Jay Erickson 180 1991
Travis Lawson 172 1995
Jay Erickson 172 1992
Matt Gohl 170 2006
Bret Lawson 169 1997
Travis Lawson 167 1994
Heath Lapp 163 1984

 

Tackles for Loss(TFL)
 

Player TFL Year
Matt Gohl 35 2007
Anthony Loomis 31 1998
Brent May 28 1986
Curtis Olsen 24 2004
Jake Rowley 23 2007
Buck Richards 23 2006
Stephen Gigax 22 2006
Dean Tidyman 21 1998
Matt Cox 21 1997
Nick Herald 20 1989

Interceptions(Int)

Player Int Year
Cody Jeffers 9 1996
Brett Brown 7 2003
Marc Werkmeister 7 1999
Luke Clifford 6 2008
Luke Clifford 6 2007
Chad Messersmith 6 1988

Recoveries

Player Recoveries Year
Bret Lawson 7 1997
Tim Tidyman 7 1991
Joseph Frecks 6 2004
Dean Tidyman 6 1998
Bret lawson 6 1998
Jon Tidyman 6 1992
Tom Floyd 6 1992
Dennis Clifford 6 1981

Tipped Passes

Player Tipped Passes Year
Travis Lawson 12 1993
Aaron Broz 11 2000
Luke Clifford 10 2008
Matt Gohl 10 2007
Jarod Cole 10 2002
Matt Cox 10 1996
Cody Jeffers 10 1995
Jared Fichtner 10 1993
Matt Gohl 10 2006

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Offense
 

Points

Player Points Year
Travis Lawson 204 1996
Bret Lawson 196 1998
Cody Jeffers 196 1997
Shannon Messersmith 196 1988
Brett Brown 176 2003
Andy Floyd 172 1991
Levi Tyan 160 2007
Nathan Brott 160 2004
Travis lawson 152 1995
Bret Lawson 146 1997

Rushing

Player Yards Year
Levi Tyan 1712 2006
Shannon Messersmith 1621 1988
Bret Lawson 1503 1998
Levi Tyan 1380 2007
Travis Lawson 1368 1995
Jeff Erickson 1366 1990
Travis Lawson 1343 1996
Shannon Messersmith 1322 1987
Brett Brown 1267 2003
Jay Erickson 1077 1992


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Receiving Yards
 

Player Yards Year
Nick Broz 855 1999
Matt Broz 696 2002
Nick Broz 668 1998
Cody Jeffers 572 1995
Marc Werkmeister 552 2000
Chris Jeffers 534 1994
Brady Rosno 531 2008
Marc Werkmeister 528 2001
Jared Wach 521 1984
Blaine Stinson 521 1993

Receptions
Player Receptions Year
Nick Broz 46 1999
Cody Jeffers 38 1995
Chris Jeffers 37 1994
Nick Broz 36 1998
Matt Broz 35 2002
Blaine Stinson 31 1993
Jared Wach 30 1984
Shane Walker 25 1984
Brady Rosno 24 2008
Jim Nelms 24 1983

Passing
Player Completions-Attempts Completion % Yards Year
Aaron Broz 88-142 62% 1465 1999
Eric Messersmith 85-137 62% 1416 1998
Luke Clifford 68-108 63% 1330 2008
Jarod Cole 67-125 54% 1147 2002
Nolan May 79-186 42% 1090 1995
Jarod Cole 55-107 51% 1014 2001
Nolan May 71-181 39% 1013 1994
Aaron Broz 56-126 44% 905 2000
Bart Burket 59-146 40% 897 1984
Bart Burket 68-135 50% 859 1983

 

Total Yards

Player Yards Year
Cody Jeffers 2394 1997
Levi Tyan 2216 2006
Travis Lawson 2197 1995
Bret Lawson 2162 1998
Aaron Broz 2117 1999
Shannon Messersmith 2036 1988
Travis Lawson 2009 1996
Jeff Erickson 1953 1990
Luke Clifford 1916 2008
Brett Brown 1827 2003

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Special Teams

Kickoffs

 

Player Kickoffs-Average yards Year
Jake Rowley 69-49 2007
Bob Hastings 19-48 1986
Jake Rowley 51-47 2006
Joe Rehmer 46-47 1988
Travis Garrett 74-46 2008
Tony Walker 11-46 1991
Dennis Clifford 18-46 1981
Jake Rowley 47-45 2005
Bob Hastings 32-45 1987
Monte Vlasin 26-45 1983

Kick Returns
Player Returns-Average Year
Travis Lawson 3-35 1993
Monte Vlasin 4-32 1982
Chad Messersmith 9-30 1988
Tony Walker 8-28 1991
Cody Jeffers 10-27 1997
Jim Nelms 9-27 1982
Bret Lawson 10-25 1998
Travis Lawson 14-25 1996
Jeff Erickson 9-25 1989

 

Punting
 

Player Punts-Average Year
Monte Vlasin 31-37 1983
Nick Broz 20-36 1999
Stephen Floyd 16-36 1996
Jon Tidyman 19-36 1991
Beau Richards 22-35 2005
Bret Lawson 19-35 1997
Jon Tidyman 24-35 1992
Jeff Erickson 18-35 1989
Nick Herald 27-33 1989

Punt Returns
Player Returns-Average Year
Buck Richards 1-63 2004
Keifer Messersmith 5-25 2008
Ty Messersmith 12-23 2000
Levi Tyan 2-21 2004
Brett Brown 8-20 2003
Josh Scott 2-20 1993
Jeff Erickson 7-19 1990
Shannon Messersmith 13-19 1986
Brett Brown 6-18 2004
Cody Jeffers 28-18 1997
Cody Jeffers 17-18 1996

Point After Touchdown(PAT)
Player Made-Attempted PAT% Year
Joe Rehmer 6-7 86% 1988
Jarod Cole 4-5 80% 2002
Toby Cox 14-18 78% 1999
Jake Rowley 27-35 77% 2006
Brian Christner 21-28 75% 2008
Chasey Armstrong 3-4 75% 2004
Jake Rowley 36-52 69% 2007
Toby Cox 32-50 64% 1998
Trevor Wilson 7-11 63% 1986
Trevor Wilson 10-16 62.5% 1987


Field Goals
 

Player Distance Year
Jake Rowley 35 Yds 2007
Jake Rowley 31 Yds 2007
Jake Rowley 30 Yds 2006
Toby Cox 27 Yds 1997
Trevor Wilson 27 Yds 1986
Jake Rowley 25 Yds 2005
Mitch Scott 25 Yds 1991

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Career Records

Defense

Assisted Tackles
Player Assists
Shannon Messersmith 321
Matt Gohl 254
Travis Lawson 249
Jay Erickson 238
Cody Jeffers 199
Matt Gohl 191
Bret Lawson 187
Heath Lapp 187
Chad Messersmith 187
Jared Fichtner 183
Mark Korell 176

Unassisted Tackles
Player Tackles
Travis Lawson 298
Jay Erickson 298
Matt Gohl 278
Shannon Messersmith 271
Bret Lawson 262
Brett Brown 248
Jesse Korell 243
Matt Gohl 217
Cody Jeffers 213
Nick Herald 209
Marc Werkmeister 198

Total Tackles
Player Tackles
Shannon Messersmith 592
Matt Gohl 590
Travis Lawson 547
Jay Erickson 536
Bret Lawson 449
Cody Jeffers 422
Matt Gohl 408
Jesse Korell 401
Brett Brown 374
Chad Messersmith 369
Mark Korell 341

Tackles for Loss(TFL)
Player TFL
Matt Gohl 58
Anthony Loomis 46
Brent May 40
Matt Cox 38
Tom Floyd 33
Evan Richter 31
Blaine Stinson 29
Buck Richards 26
Jerry Deaver 24
Curtis Olsen 24
Stephen Floyd 24

Fumble Recoveries
Player Recoveries
Travis Lawson 16
Bret Lawson 14
Tim Tidyman 11
Stephen Floyd 10
Matt Gohl 9
Toby Cox 9
Shannon Messersmith 9
Ben Maucher 8
Cody Jeffers 8
Jay Erickson 8
Lester Bieker 8

Interceptions(INT)
Player INT
Luke Clifford 17
Levi Tyan 14
Marc Werkmeister 14
Cody Jeffers 14
Luke Clifford 11
Chad Messersmith 10
Levi Tyan 10
Brett Brown 9
Aaron Broz 8

Tipped Passes
Player Tipped Passes
Travis Lawson 32
Luke Clifford 23
Levi Tyan 20
Cody Jeffers 19
Tony Walker 17
Matt Gohl 16
Jon Tidyman 16
Chad Messersmith 16
Matt Gohl 14
Marc Werkmeister 14
Matt Broz 14
Todd Messersmith 14

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Offense

Points

 

Player Points
Cody Jeffers 494
Travis Lawson 490
Shannon Messersmith 421
Brett Brown 408
Levi Tyan 388
Bret Lawson 376
Toby Cox 325
Nick Broz 262
Levi Tyan 228
Jeremy Loomis 227

Rushing Yards
Player Yards
Shannon Messersmith 4124
Levi Tyan 4086
Travis Lawson 3801
Brett Brown 3009
Bret Lawson 2767
Levi Tyan 2706
Jeff Erickson 2097
Jeremy Loomis 1899
Brent Anderjaska 1825
Toby Cox 1733
Keifer Messersmith 1598

Passing Yards
Player Yards
Luke Clifford 2722
Nolan May 2531
Aaron Broz 2451
Jarod Cole 2333
Bart Burket 1829
Eric Messersmith 1756
Lester Bieker 1654
Luke Clifford 1392
Cody Jeffers 1268
Jon Tidyman 953
Nathan Brott 865

Receiving Yards
Player Yards
Nick Broz 1754
Marc Werkmeister 1390
Matt Gohl 1013
Cody Jeffers 923
Jared Wach 861
Travis Lawson 810
Matt Broz 738
Matt Cox 723
Leelan Bieker 655
Brett Brown 605

Total Yards
Player Yards
Travis Lawson 6018
Shannon Messersmith 5787
Levi Tyan 5772
Cody Jeffers 5206
Brett Brown 4854
Levi Tyan 3988
Bret Lawson 3970
Luke Clifford 3545
Aaron Broz 3490
Jarod Cole 3219
Jeff Erickson 3149

Receptions
Player Receptions
Nick Broz 97
Jared Wach 68
Marc Werkmeister 63
Matt Gohl 60
Travis Lawson 55
Cody Jeffers 54
Matt Cox 46
Brett Brown 44
Leelan Bieker 42
Matt Broz 39

Completions
Player Completions
Nolan May 176
Luke Clifford 156
Aaron Broz 152
Jarod Cole 133
Bart Burket 132
Eric Messersmith 105
Lester Bieker 102
Luke Clifford 88
Cody Jeffers 80
Nathan Brott 65
Gary Hager 56

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Special Teams

Kickoffs

 

Player Kickoff Average
Jake Rowley 47.5
Joe Rehmer 46.4
Dennis Clifford 46.0
Bob Hastings 45.8
Jake Rowley 45.3
Travis Garrett 45.4
Tony Walker 43.7
Neil Gohl 43.5
Jarod Cole 43.2
Josh Trevino 43.1
Monte Vlasin 43.0

Kick Return Average
Player Return Average
Keifer Messersmith 24.4
Nacho Dimas 24.3
Monte Vlasin 24.0
Gregg Schneider 24.0
Chad Messersmith 23.7
Levi Tyan 23.6
Ronnie Hager 23.2
Gilbert Blanchard 22.6
Manuel Dimas 22.0
Jeff Erickson 22.0
Jim Nelms 22.0

Punting Average
Player Average
Monte Vlasin 37.0
Stephen Floyd 35.6
Jeff Erickson 35.3
Jon Tidyman 35.2
Nick Broz 34.6
Bret Lawson 34.5
Beau Richards 33.7
Michael Bishop 33.0
Dennis Clifford 33.0

Punt Return Average
Player Return Average
Buck Richards 63.0
Keifer Messersmith 25.0
Joe Rehmer 23.0
Josh Scott 20.5
Preston Sheets 20.0
Jeff Erickson 17.6
Brett Brown 17.5
Luke Clifford 16.2
Chad Messersmith 15.6
Monte Vlasin 15.0

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