George Fox University Bruin RecruitsGeorge Fox University Bruin Recruits

NCAA Division IIITo be one of the best. It's the reason athletes compete at the NCAA Division III level. And at George Fox, athletes get the opportunity to pursue their passion for sports at a nationally ranked Christian college with a storied athletic tradition that includes both individual and team national championships. We're excited about the quality of student-athletes who will join us for the 2017-18 academic year as we pursue our vision of being "the team to beat." In April, we invited them to campus for a Commitment Day to celebrate their decision* and are proud to introduce our newest Bruins to you.

Football

Wyatt Adams

Name: Wyatt Adams

High School: McMinnville High School (McMinnville, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Safety

Height / Weight: 6-0, 175

High School Highlights:
Earned all-league honorable mention honors (Class 6A Greater Valley Conference) as a safety in 2016

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox for its pre-med program as well as the character of the football coaching staff. Their desire to have me play at George Fox was sincere, and I believe the program to be on the rise.

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Kalen Akiu

Name: Kalen Akiu

High School: Kamehameha Schools-Kapalama (Honolulu, Hawaii)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Offensive line

Height / Weight: 6-0, 290

High School Highlights:
Earned All-USA Hawaii Second-Team honors

Why I chose George Fox:
I wanted to further my education in engineering, and I heard that George Fox was a great institution that would help me while I can do what I love, which is play football.

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Christian “Tanner” Bush

Name: Christian “Tanner” Bush

High School: Lake Travis High School (Austin, Texas)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Cornerback

Height / Weight: 5-9, 170

High School Highlights:
Earned honorable mention all-state honors (Class 6A) as a defensive back in 2015; served as team captain in 2015 and was a three-year starter from 2013 through 2015 seasons; helped team reach 6A Division 2 State Finals in 2015; was an all-district first-team defender in 2014

Why I chose George Fox:
I had a burning desire to play football again after a "gap year." After visiting George Fox last December, I knew this is where I belonged. Very impressed with the campus, facilities and most importantly the coaches who seem to really care about their athletes. Go Bruins.

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Jaxon Clark

Name: Jaxon Clark

High School: Grants Pass High School (Grants Pass, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Punter and kicker

Height / Weight: 5-8, 160

High School Highlights:
Named a first-team all-conference kicker and punter (Class 6A Southwest Conference) as well as a second-team all-state punter and honorable mention all-state kicker

Why I chose George Fox:
George Fox is a school that I will be able to reach my full potential for my religion, my academics as well as athletics.

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Jacob deSmet

Name: Jacob deSmet

High School: Dayton High School (Dayton, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Strong safety and tight end

Height / Weight: 6-0, 190

High School Highlights:
Named a first-team all-state tight end (Class 3A) his senior year, when he scored 14 touchdowns; also a West Valley League first-team defensive back and tight end his final season; served as team captain his junior and senior seasons

Why I chose George Fox:
I believe that George Fox will give me the best opportunity to be a part of a program that makes me feel like I am at home. I am also very excited to play football.

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Jacob Elvig

Name: Jacob Elvig

High School: Glacier Peak High School (Snohomish, Washington)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Defensive end

Height / Weight: 6-3, 240

High School Highlights:
Earned all-conference honors and All-WESCO honors as a defensive end in 2016; as a senior he had 41 assisted tackles, 29 solo tackles, two blocked kicks and nine sacks; helped team win division and district in 2015, reach the quarterfinals that same season and qualify for the first round in 2016

Why I chose George Fox:
I feel that I can contribute to what George Fox has already started. It’s got a great atmosphere, coaching staff and facilities. It’s a program on the rise. Academically, it has great science and mathematics programs. I also like the location: Just down I-5, an easy trip from Snohomish.

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Alex Garrett

Name: Alex Garrett

High School: Glacier Peak High School (Snohomish, Washington)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Receiver

Height / Weight: 5-11, 180

High School Highlights:
Earned WESCO Class 4A honorable mention honors his senior year (2016), when he served as a team captain, received his team’s “Grizzly of the Year Award,” and was honored with a Snohomish County Football Officials Hall of Fame “Scholar Athlete Award”; was a four-year letterman (2013-16); caught 20 passes for 280 yards and six touchdowns his senior year

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because I really appreciated the emphasis that the school placed on the football program. They have a team that truly excites me to be a part of. It was also the best fit for me to achieve my academic and career goals.

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Zachary Gartin

Name: Zachary Gartin

High School: Graham Kapowsin High School (Graham, Washington)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Safety

Height / Weight: 5-9, 180

High School Highlights:
Earned Team Scholar Athlete honors

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because it is simply the right fit. Everything from the coaches, the teachers, the food, the environment, and most importantly the students have felt right every time I’ve visited. Also the connection to God at this school will help me solidify mine. I'm looking forward to every part of George Fox and can't wait to be a part of the community.

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Padric Green

Name: Padric Green

High School: River Ridge High School (Lacey, Washington)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Running back

Height / Weight: 6-0, 215

High School Highlights:
Named a first-team all-league (Class 2A South Puget Sound League) outside linebacker as a senior, an honorable mention all-league running back as a junior, and an honorable mention all-league tight end as a sophomore; voted by teammates as the team’s Most Inspirational Player his senior year, when he carried the ball 34 times for 291 yards and two touchdowns while also catching nine passes for 135 yards and two TDs; on defense, he had 37 tackles, three tackles for loss, two sacks, two caused fumbles and one huge fumble recovery returned for a TD

Why I chose George Fox:
During my official visit it became obvious why God had directed me to George Fox. The goals I have set for myself academically, spiritually and athletically will be obtainable in the positive atmosphere I experienced on the Fox campus.

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Jacob Gurney

Name: Jacob Gurney

High School: Sisters High School (Sisters, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Linebacker

Height / Weight: 5-11, 195

High School Highlights:
Named a first-team all-state linebacker (Class 4A) and an all-state honorable mention left tackle in 2016; was also named Sky-Em League’s Defensive Player of the Year, a first-team linebacker and a first-team left tackle; in 2015 was a first-team all-state linebacker and named league’s Defensive Player of the Year, a first-team all-league linebacker and a second-team all-league guard; named a second-team all-league linebacker and second-team all-league guard in 2014; named his team’s Defensive MVP and Most Inspirational as a senior, while serving as a team captain; also team’s Defensive MVP in 2014 and 2015

Why I chose George Fox:
I want a Christ-centered school where I can learn more about my faith. Plus, I wanted to stay in Oregon and play football.

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Jonathan Gurney

Name: Jonathan Gurney

High School: Sisters High School (Sisters, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Running back

Height / Weight: 6-1, 190

High School Highlights:
Named a second-team all-league (Class 5A Sky-Em League) quarterback and a second-team all-league linebacker as a senior; named his team’s Offensive MVP his final season, when he led his squad in touchdowns scored and rushing yards; selected as a second-team all-league linebacker in 2015

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because of the football coaching staff, the school’s size and the school’s reputation.

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Logan Hanbey

Name: Logan Hanbey

High School: Rainier Christian High School (Covington, Washington)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Wide receiver and tight end

Height / Weight: 6-3, 190

High School Highlights:
As a senior, he was named first-team all-league (SEATAC 1B League) on offense for his play at running back and first-team all-league on defense as a linebacker; was a first-team all-league linebacker as a junior; served as team captain his junior and senior years while also earning the school’s Vanguard, Team MVP and Defensive Player of the Year awards; as a senior, he was No. 2 in the state in passing receptions (60), No. 1 in receiving yards per game (115.4), No. 2 in total receiving yards (1,039), No. 4 in total tackles (84), and No. 3 in total sacks (4)

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because it had everything I was looking for in a college. I can pursue my degree in engineering while getting the opportunity to play football in a Christ-centered community. The football program is exceptional, I like the coach's optimism about the future, and the program has a family atmosphere.

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Josiah Haywood

Name: Josiah Haywood

High School: Hawaii Technology Academy (played for Kapolei High School, Kapolei, Hawaii)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Center

Height / Weight: 5-8, 265

High School Highlights:
Was a ScoringLive first-team All-Hawaii selection and a Life Champion Senior Bowl participant in 2016; was his team’s Offensive Lineman of the Year his senior year, when he didn’t commit a bad snap in recording a perfect season as a center

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox for a few reasons. First, it is a Christian school, and my church has a fellowship church 20 minutes away. Second, Coach Ingram made a lasting impression on me after meeting him at the Life Champion Senior Bowl game. Lastly, it has my degree and offers internships.

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Jesse Hibbard

Name: Jesse Hibbard

High School: King’s High School (Edmonds, Washington)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Offensive tackle

Height / Weight: 6-5, 310

High School Highlights:
Named second-team all-conference (Class 1A Cascade Conference) as a senior

Why I chose George Fox:
It seemed that it was the right fit for me to pursue my future.

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Ben Hughes

Name: Ben Hughes

High School: Central Linn High School (Halsey, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Linebacker

Height / Weight: 5-8, 190

High School Highlights:
As a senior, he was named to the Class 2A Tri-River League’s first team as an offensive lineman and second team as a defensive lineman; he also earned second-team all-state honors in 2016 for his play on the offensive line; was a first-team all-league offensive lineman in 2015 and a second-team all-league offensive lineman in 2014; helped team reach state playoffs all four years of his career, including trips to the quarterfinals in 2014 and 2015

Why I chose George Fox:
I had never before stepped into any atmosphere feeling like I was accepted and belonged as much as George Fox makes me feel. When you walk on campus you know it's a special place. The air is different than just down the road. It is truly an amazing work of God’s good grace, and I am blessed to be able to become a Bruin!

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Jose Ignacio

Name: Jose Ignacio

High School: Wilsonville High School (Wilsonville, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football and track and field

Position(s): Defensive end (football); javelin

Height / Weight: 6-2, 190

High School Highlights:
Named his team's Most Inspirational Player his senior season

Why I chose George Fox:
George Fox is such a great school where I believe I will grow spiritually and as an athlete. Also, I believe that the environment at George Fox is amazing, and I look forward to being a part of that great community.

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Isaiah Ingram

Name: Isaiah Ingram

High School: Hillsboro High School (Hillsboro, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Quarterback

Height / Weight: 5-9, 180

High School Highlights:
Named honorable mention all-league (Class 5A Northwest Oregon Conference) as a safety his senior year; served as team captain his senior season and won his team’s Randy Feitish Award for Sportsmanship his final season

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because it’s a great school with a great football program and a lot of excitement surrounding it.

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Jonathan Iniguez

Name: Jonathan Iniguez

High School: Fall River High School (McArthur, California)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Wide receiver, running back and kicker

Height / Weight: 6-0, 195

High School Highlights:
Named Shasta Cascade League’s MVP his senior year, when he rushed for 2,069 yards, scored 37 touchdowns, averaged 7.5 yards per carry and 159.2 yards per game, and carried the ball 277 times; won his high school’s Male Athlete of the Year Award in 2016-17; helped team win Division 5 Section championship in 2015 and finish as the Division 5 Section runner-up in 2016; honored as team’s MVP in 2015 and was recipient of its Coaches Award in 2014

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because of the great atmosphere that I experienced on my visit to campus. I noticed the friendly people, great professors, caring and knowledgeable coaching staff, great teammates, and to top it all a great location with awesome community support. Go Bruins!

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Brandon Jimenez

Name: Brandon Jimenez

High School: La Serna High School (Whittier, California)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Running back

Height / Weight: 5-7, 170

High School Highlights:
Earned second-team all-league honors (Class 3A Del Rio League) as a senior, when he rushed for 700 yards, averaged 7.0 yards per carry, scored 12 rushing touchdowns, had 282 receiving yards and two receiving TDs, and averaged 11.3 yards-per-catch; named team’s Rookie of the Year and Steve Sanchez Memorial Award, given to the player who sacrificed the most for his teammates

Why I chose George Fox:
The environment is great and George Fox is just overall a great school. Besides being such a great school, the athletics are great and on the rise, and I believe I will be able to contribute my abilities to the team to get George Fox to be No. 1. When on my visit to George Fox everyone was so nice and friendly and made me feel at home. That was one of the biggest factors in helping me make my final decision.

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Tyson Leaks

Name: Tyson Leaks

High School: River City High School (Sacramento, California)

Sport(s): Football and track and field

Position(s): Linebacker and halfback (football)

Height / Weight: 6-0, 220

High School Highlights:
Named an honorable mention linebacker (Sac-Joaquin Section) his senior year, as well as MVP of his team’s rugby team

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose Fox because when I first visited I fell in love with the campus and I have heard that they have the best nursing programs in the U.S. And every person there is so nice and actually looks happy instead of everyone in California looking miserable every day.

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Will Liddle

Name: Will Liddle

High School: Saratoga High School (Saratoga, California)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Quarterback

Height / Weight: 5-11, 185

High School Highlights:
Named league’s Outstanding Quarterback of the Year as a senior, when he landed on league’s first team (Central Coast Section) and served as a team captain; was a first-team all-league player as a junior; was also first-team all-league and “Sophomore of the League” his sophomore year; threw for 3,420 passing yards and 33 touchdowns while completing 69 percent of his passes as a senior, when he set the record for most passing yards in school history

Why I chose George Fox:
When I visited George Fox, we woke up at 5 a.m., went outside into the pouring rain, and then I proceeded to watch the team participate in one of the most intense practices I have ever seen in my time playing football. I watched these guys running and diving in the pouring rain, and I knew this was something I had to be a part of.

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Nathaniel Maddox

Name: Nathaniel Maddox

High School: Lebanon High School (Lebanon, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Running back and tailback

Height / Weight: 5-8, 186

High School Highlights:
Earned first-team all-state (Class 5A) on offense as a senior, when he was also a second-team All-USA Oregon football team and first-team Mid-Willamette Conference selection; named the Moda Health Player of the Game in the state championship game his senior year; earned all-league honorable mention honors as a junior; named his team’s best running back as a senior, when he collected 1,991 all-purpose yards, 217 receiving yards and 1,774 rushing yards while scoring 21 touchdowns and averaging 7.9 yards per carry

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because of the size and the Christian atmosphere of the campus. I have also enjoyed getting to know the coaches and the staff. My experiences so far have made me feel that I will "Be Known".

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Matthew Marshall

Name: Matthew Marshall

High School: La Serna High School (Whittier, California)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Running back and defensive back

Height / Weight: 5-10, 179

High School Highlights:
Earned first-team all-California Interscholastic Federation honors as a running back in 2016 and was a first-team all-area RB last fall; named his league’s MVP in 2016, when he rushed for 1,650 yards, scored 24 rushing touchdowns, averaged 137.5 yards per game, and averaged 11.8 yards per carry; earned first-team all-league honors as a running back and second-team all-area recognition as a defensive back in 2015; also a second-team all-league defensive back in 2015; named team’s MVP his senior year and won its Iron Man Award in 2015

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because of all the great people, the coaching staff, and the positive direction that the program is going in.

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Elija Martinez

Name: Elija Martinez

High School: La Serna High School (Whittier, California)

Sport(s): Baseball and football

Position(s): Defensive line (football); first base (baseball)

Height / Weight: 6-0, 250

High School Highlights:
Named to the Del Rio League’s first team on both offensive and defensive line in 2015; also an All-California Interscholastic Federation first-team offensive lineman in both 2015 and 2016; named football team’s Lineman of the Year in 2015 and Offensive Player of the Year in 2016; named baseball team’s Offensive Player of the Year in 2015; recorded five sacks and 53 tackles as a senior in football and hit .588 with a .982 fielding percentage in baseball

Why I chose George Fox:
I wanted to play football in college with three of my high school teammates that will be attending in the fall. I also have former teammates currently playing at George Fox now. They say it’s a great school. The university also has the major that I want to take.

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Jacob McGreevy

Name: Jacob McGreevy

High School: Clackamas High School (Clackamas, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Running back

Height / Weight: 6-0, 200

High School Highlights:
Led the state in rushing (Class 6A level) as a senior, when he rushed for 2,400 yards and earned first-team all-state and all-league honors; earned an invitation to participate in Les Schwab Senior Bowl his final year of high school; named his team’s best offensive player his senior season

Why I chose George Fox:
I liked the environment when I was there, and I enjoyed all the coaches; they were nice and approachable. I loved the players on the team. They had great attitudes.

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Steve Perez Jr.

Name: Steve Perez Jr.

High School: Shafter High School (Shafter, California)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Wide receiver

Height / Weight: 6-1, 160

High School Highlights:
Named his team’s Offensive Player of the Year as a senior, when he caught 49 passes for 798 yards and seven touchdowns; served as a team captain his senior season

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because it's away from home and should help me become a better person in the future.

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John Kawai Phifer

Name: John Kawai Phifer

High School: Leilehua High School (Wahiawa, Hawaii)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Wide receiver

Height / Weight: 5-10, 170

High School Highlights:
Named first-team all-star in Oahu Interscholastic Association West (OIA Division I) and a third-team all-state player as a senior, when he caught 57 passes for 993 yards and nine touchdowns; helped team reach OIA and state playoffs

Why I chose George Fox:
George Fox has a very prestigious engineering program, and it will also give me an opportunity to grow in the Lord.

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Josh Poppleton

Name: Josh Poppleton

High School: Beaverton High School (Beaverton, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Linebacker and running back

Height / Weight: 5-11, 190

High School Highlights:
Named to all-academic teams in 2015 and 2016 and was an honorable mention all-league (Class 6A Metro League) running back and a third-team all-league linebacker in 2016; as a senior, he led team in assisted tackles (ranking fifth in school history) and tied for first in total tackles (ranking fourth in school history)

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because I think it will be a great place for me to grow as a person while continuing to play the sport I love.

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Gabe Poulin

Name: Gabe Poulin

High School: Sandy High School (Sandy, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Wide receiver and cornerback

Height / Weight: 6-3, 165

High School Highlights:
Named a second-team all-state cornerback (Class 5A) and a first-team all-league wide receiver and cornerback (Northwest Oregon Conference) in his senior season, when he scored 11 touchdowns, had 452 receiving yards on 27 receptions and averaged 16.7 yards per catch

Why I chose George Fox:
I want to become a physical therapist and this is the perfect place for me to learn and grow. Plus, I want to play football here.

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Colton Ramos

Name: Colton Ramos

High School: McMinnville High School (McMinnville, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Kicker and punter

Height / Weight: 5-10, 150

High School Highlights:
Named a first-team all-league kicker and punter in 2016 (Class 6A Greater Valley Conference); was also named an all-state kicker

Why I chose George Fox:
I am confident I will really fit in here. There are good people, good professors, and good coaches. The football program is on the rise, and I am excited to be a part of it.

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Seth Roberts

Name: Seth Roberts

High School: Lake Stevens High School (Lake Stevens, Washington)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Offensive lineman and defensive lineman

Height / Weight: 6-1, 275

High School Highlights:
Earned first-team all-conference honors as an offensive lineman and second-team recognition on the defensive line (Class 4A Wesco League) his senior season, when he recorded 64 tackles; also chosen first-team all-area on the offensive line his final season

Why I chose George Fox:
I love the atmosphere on the campus, and it really just feels like home.

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Aiden Rourke

Name: Aiden Rourke

High School: Lake Travis High School (Austin, Texas)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Offensive lineman

Height / Weight: 6-2, 265

High School Highlights:
No information provided.

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because it is a great school that will allow me to grow academically and athletically.

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Noah Salgado

Name: Noah Salgado

High School: Vallivue High School (Caldwell, Idaho)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Offensive line and defensive line

Height / Weight: 6-0, 250

High School Highlights:
Earned first-team all-league honors as an offensive guard his senior season while also earning second-team all-conference accolades as a defensive end; named second-team all-state his senior year

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox to start a new journey and to place myself in an environment where I can see myself succeeding and growing.

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Abe Smith

Name: Abe Smith

High School: Union High School (Camas, Washington)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Safety

Height / Weight: 5-11, 185

High School Highlights:
No information provided.

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because I want to be a part of what's happening here because I believe it's big. On my visit I met all the coaches and a few players and just knew that I would fit in perfectly with these guys and chase the same goal. I'm excited to attend George Fox in the fall and continue playing football at such a great overall school. Being sponsored by Nike is just icing on the cake!

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Hayden Staub

Name: Hayden Staub

High School: Hosanna Christian High School (Klamath Falls, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Quarterback and defensive back

Height / Weight: 5-7, 145

High School Highlights:
Named a first-team all-league (Class 1A Mountain Valley League) quarterback his senior year and an all-league defensive back in 2015 and 2016; collected 2,112 all-purpose yards, 888 passing yards, 32 rushing touchdowns and 10 passing TDs; on defense, he intercepted 11 passes (four for touchdowns) and made 80 tackles

Why I chose George Fox:
George Fox is the perfect fit for me. The school encourages my walk with the Lord and for me to reach my full potential.

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Cody Stewart

Name: Cody Stewart

High School: La Serna High School (Whittier, California)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Offensive lineman

Height / Weight: 6-3, 250

High School Highlights:
Named second-team all-area and first-team all-league (Class 3A Del Rio League) as a senior; named a second-team all-league player as a junior; named his team’s Offensive Lineman of the Year as a senior and its most improved as a junior

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox really because of everything about it. It has a great football and baseball team, a great campus, and most importantly great academics. I felt very happy there and I can't wait to get started.

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Jared Stewart

Name: Jared Stewart

High School: Tigard High School (Tigard, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Linebacker

Height / Weight: 5-10, 195

High School Highlights:
Named an honorable mention all-league inside linebacker (Class 6A Three Rivers League) his senior season

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because I love the town of Newberg and I felt like It was the smartest decision for my future career as a student and as an athlete.

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Jack Taylor

Name: Jack Taylor

High School: Bullard High School (Fresno, California)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Quarterback

Height / Weight: 5-11, 175

High School Highlights:
Earned team’s Career Achievement Award and was named his squad’s Offensive Player of the Year as a junior; set school’s all-time completion mark with 285; named Sophomore of the Year by his team

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because the coaches made me feel at home and I could trust them. I also appreciate the community being tied in and close together.

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Riley Teed

Name: Riley Teed

High School: Bonney Lake High School (Bonney Lake, Washington)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Linebacker

Height / Weight: 5-11, 207

High School Highlights:
Earned first-team all-league honors as an outside linebacker as a senior (Class 3A South Puget Sound League); was named his team’s defensive MVP and led the league in interceptions as a senior, with seven

Why I chose George Fox:
I feel that I will be able to fit in with everyone around me, and I feel that I could do good things with this coaching staff and teammates. I also feel strongly about the academics that George Fox offers.

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Trevor Thiessen

Name: Trevor Thiessen

High School: Banks High School (Banks, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Linebacker and defensive back

Height / Weight: 6-2, 180

High School Highlights:
Named All-Cowapa League as a linebacker three times between 2014 and 2016; was named second-team all-state (Class 4A) in 2015 and honorable mention all-league as a wide receiver in 2016; earned team’s “Mr. Defense” award in 2015 and was defensive MVP, team captain and Coaches’ Award recipient in 2016; as a senior, he recorded 107 tackles, 9.5 sacks, one interception and three caused fumbles on defense while recording 332 receiving yards and three touchdowns on offense

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because I felt by far the best connections with all the people, from admissions to teachers to coaches. The tight-knit community feel is something I really wanted, along with an excellent business program.

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Bradley Thurber

Name: Bradley Thurber

High School: Sunset High School (Beaverton, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Linebacker

Height / Weight: 6-0, 185

High School Highlights:
Earned second-team all-league honors (Class 6A Metro League) as a linebacker his senior year

Why I chose George Fox:
I really connected with everyone I met, especially the coaches. I love the emphasis put on sports and the campus-wide motivation to succeed.

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Keawe Tong

Name: Keawe Tong

High School: University Laboratory School (Honolulu, Hawaii)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Outside linebacker and strong safety

Height / Weight: 5-10, 175

High School Highlights:
Earned honorable mention honors (Interscholastic League of Honolulu) his sophomore through senior seasons; also named an “All-State Who-to-Watch” player

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because the school offers the degree I want to study, it is giving me an opportunity to play college football, and everyone there is very nice and welcoming.

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Rolf Veenstra

Name: Rolf Veenstra

High School: Northwest Christian High School (Colbert, Washington)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Wide receiver

Height / Weight: 6-3, 190

High School Highlights:
Named a first-team all-league kicker (Class 2B Northeast League) and an honorable mention defensive back and wide receiver his senior season, when he helped his team win conference, place fifth at state and post a 10-2 record; caught 14 passes for 372 yards and six touchdowns his final season, while on defense he made 23 solo tackles, picked off four passes and scored one defensive touchdown; as a kicker, he made 58 of 65 point-after attempts and was one of two on field-goal tries

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because of the majors offered, the biblical worldview, the welcoming campus, and the opportunity to play college athletics.

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Isaiah White

Name: Isaiah White

High School: Evergreen High School (Vancouver, Washington)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Kicker

Height / Weight: 6-2, 170

High School Highlights:
No information provided.

Why I chose George Fox:
I wanted to be a part of a Christian community to further my education, my faith, and to continue to play sports at a competitive level.

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Caleb Kiefiuk Yates

Name: Caleb Kiefiuk Yates

High School: McNary High School (Keizer, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football

Position(s): Defensive end

Height / Weight: 6-1, 230

High School Highlights:
Named an all-league honorable mention defensive end (Class 6A Greater Valley Conference) in 2016 and an all-league honorable mention offensive tackle in 2015

Why I chose George Fox:
I loved the atmosphere that I experienced on my visit. The facilities are great, and the engineering program is one of the finest around.

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* Student-athletes listed above have accepted George Fox University's written offer of admission and/or financial aid. George Fox University is a member of the NCAA Div. III.