De Haan is a 6’1”, 190-pound safety and running back who played three years for the Unity Christian football team. De Haan led the Knights with 428 rushing yards on 78 attempts, averaging 5.5 yards per carry, and scoring five touchdowns. He also led the team with 11 catches for 217 yards and three scores while totaling 59 tackles on defense, third most on the team. De Haan earned first team all-district honors for the second straight year in 2012 and was named the team’s most valuable player. He plans to major in sociology/criminal justice at Northwestern.
“It is great to have Dalton as a Red Raider,” commented head football coach Kyle Achterhoff. “He has long been a part of the program, with his father, Craig, being both a former player and coach. Dalton has great speed and we look forward to watching him develop as a member of our offense.”
A three-year letterwinner in track, De Haan qualified for state in multiple events beginning his sophomore year. He placed fifth at the state meet as a member of the 4x200m relay and also competed at the Drake Relays his junior year. De Haan has personal bests of 51.0 in the 400m and 23.0 in the 200m. He is the son of Craig and Sandy.
“Dalton is a very talented runner and we are excited to have him competing for Northwestern College next year,” commented head track and field coach Scott Bahrke. “Dalton has the versatility to run several different sprints for us. He will continue to get stronger and should be fun to watch on the track next spring running for the Red Raiders.”