Former Wolverines making mark on college gridiron


Chris Gardner headlines a list of six former Sibley East Wolverines who are playing college football this season. Chris Gardner

Gardner, a sophomore at Carleton, has three touchdown receptions in two games. The starting wide receiver scored twice Saturday in Carleton’s win over Macalester.

In his team’s season opening game against UM-Morris, Gardner had five catches for 48 yards and a touchdown. Gardner also returned a punt 37 yards and returned two kicks for a total of 41 yards.

Quarterback Jordan Berg made his first collegiate start Saturday as his Augsburg team hosted St. John’s University.

Berg, a transfer from the UM-Duluth, completed 14 of 25 passes for 148 yards. His longest completion went for 44 yards. Berg threw one interception and was sacked twice. Augsburg fell to the Johnnies 60-0.

Berg was playing in place of senior quarterback Keith Hagen who was injured. A starter has not been named for Augsburg’s game Saturday at St. Olaf.

Carl Bratsch, a 2006 graduate of Sibley East, is also a member of the Augsburg team.

Former Sibley East standout Brian Evans is a starting defensive back for Gustavus Adolphus College. The senior has eight solo tackles and two pass break-ups so far this season.

Gustavus fell to St. Thomas 21-7 Saturday but opened the season with a 35-7 victory over Willamette college in Salem, Oregon. The Gusties play at Hamline on Saturday. Game time is 1:00.

Brian Evans

Evans, #21, is featured on a billboard located on Highway 169 north of St. Peter. Evans, a senior defensive back, is also on the cover of the Gusties football program.

Robby Nesvig, a 2002 graduate of Sibley East, is a defensive back for the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Nesvig has six tackles and two pass break-ups so far this season.

UWRF defeated Pacific Lutheran 24-17 Saturday. The Falcons opened the season with a 41-9 loss at St. John’s

Sibley East graduate Chad Vos is playing under legendary coach John Gagliardi at St. John’s University. Vos, a 2005 Sibley East graduate, is a sophomore linebacker for the Johnnies.