Aaron Van Wyhe And Colin Pennings to Join Northwestern Football Program

Date posted - April 2, 2013

Northwesstern logoAaron Van Wyhe of Ireton and Colin Pennings of Orange City have signed letters of intent to continue their football careers at Northwestern College next year.

Van Wyhe is a 5’10”, 230-pound fullback and linebacker who played three years for Unity Christian High School. An all-district selection, Van Wyhe rushed for 425 yards and three touchdowns his senior year. He averaged nearly five yards per carry and also registered 59 tackles and one interception on defense. An honor roll student, Van Wyhe plans to major in Athletic Training and will also play baseball at Northwestern. He is the son of Randy and Glenda.

“Aaron is a big, physical fullback who blocks well,” commented head coach Kyle Achterhoff. “He will add size and a true blocking threat in our running back position group. It is great to have Aaron join the Red Raider football family.”
Pennings is a 6’1”, 230-pound offensive/defensive lineman who played two years for the MOC-Floyd Valley High School football team. Pennings helped pave the way for a rushing offense that gained 1,356 yards and scored 14 touchdowns last year. On defense, Pennings registered 37 tackles, seven for a loss, and one sack. A member of the honor roll and National Honor Society, Pennings is the son of Craig and Leah. He will also play baseball at Northwestern.

“Colin is a young man who is familiar with the Red Raider football program and tradition,” commented Achterhoff. “It is fun to know that he is going to be part of our future. Colin will add good depth along our defensive line.”

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