Achterhoff is a 5’11”, 170-pound running back and defensive back who played three years for the MOC-Floyd Valley football team. Achterhoff rushed for a team-best 669 yards and four touchdowns in leading the Dutch to a playoff berth. He also ranked second on the team with 17 catches for 209 yards and three scores while posting 379 yards on kickoff returns. On defense, Achterhoff ranked second on the team with 72 tackles and registered one interception. Achterhoff earned all-district honors and was named the team’s most valuable player of offense. A member of the honor roll, Achterhoff plans to major in criminal justice at Northwestern. He is the son of Kyle and Amy.
Red Raiders head football coach Kyle Achterhoff said, “I am obviously excited to have my son coming to Northwestern next fall. He has been on our sidelines for a number of years and will now be will be suiting up as a Red Raider, which will be very special for all of us.”