Ty Koldenhoven of Rock Valley and Jesse Markus of Rock Rapids have signed letters of intent to continue their football careers at Northwestern College next year.
Koldenhoven is a 6’0”, 190-pound offensive/defensive lineman who played four years for the Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley football team. Voted the team’s best offensive linemen of the year, Koldenhoven helped pave the way for an offense that totaled 3,005 rushing yards and scored 47 rushing touchdowns. He registered 23 tackles, 1.5 for a loss, and one sack on defense. Koldenhoven plans to major in education and will also wrestle at Northwestern. He is the son of Jeff and Carla.
“Ty played mostly along the offensive and defensive lines in high school because of his strength and toughness,” commented head coach Kyle Achterhoff. “He will move back to linebacker and we look forward to watching him use those same skills at that position.”
Markus is a 6’1”, 185-pound quarterback, wide receiver and defensive back who played two years for the Central Lyon-George-Little Rock football team. A first team all-district selection, Markus rushed for 520 yards and four touchdowns while throwing for 389 yards and three scores. He also averaged 17 yards per punt return, scoring an additional touchdown, and totaled 40 tackles in the defensive secondary. Markus is the son of Dave and Deb.
“We are very excited to have Jesse at Northwestern,” commented Achterhoff. “He is a great young man and is someone who can make a positive impact both on and off the field. Jesse is a versatile player who will play quarterback but could also play running back, receiver or in the defensive secondary.”