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UMD Hires Two to Staff, Welcomes 28 to 2019 Football Recruiting Class

Updated: February 07, 2019 10:37 PM

The University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) signed 28 high school seniors to the 2019 football recruiting class. 

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The recruiting class is comprised of 14 incoming freshmen from Wisconsin, 12 from Minnesota and one each from Michigan and Illinois.

For the full list of recruits click here

Additionally, the Bulldogs hired former national championship winning quarterback Chase Vogler as the offensive coordinator, and former wide receiver Jason Balts and the running backs coach.

"Very similar to Jason, when Chase was here he gave his blood, sweat, and tears to this University. We've prided ourselves making sure that we stay connected with guys like Chase Vogler and Jason Balts," said head coach Curt Wiese.

"It's a tremendous opportunity for me. It's a great program to be a part of and I think most importantly we pride ourselves in developing young men who are going to make a difference in the world," said Balts.

Chase Vogler led the Bulldogs to one NCAA Division II national championship in 2010, four Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference titles from 2009-2012, and four NCAA II playoff appearances from 2009-2012. He has returned to Duluth following a five year coaching stint at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. 

"Obviously there was always a goal in mind to get back here at some point, and whether it was this year or down the road, it's a position I wanted and I'm super excited to be back," said Vogler.

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