In the sport of football today, many people are fascinated by the high powered offenses that score points more resembling a basketball game. Trying to defend offenses has become a huge challenge for coaches and players alike. Defense has always been about trying to dominate your opponent with a relentless attitude. In the fall of 2006, Chad Onstot was that presence on the defensive side of the ball for the Indians. A prototype linebacker, Chad not only had the physical tools of size, strength and speed; he combined his intelligence with a never quit attitude to earn first team All-Conference and All-State accolades. His elite level skills also carried over to the wrestling mat where he finished 6th at the state meet his senior year. He also helped lead the Indians to a 3rd place finish at the state dual meet in 2007.
Following graduation, Chad enrolled at the University of Nebraska-Omaha where he was a member of the Mavericks conference championship football team. After three years at UNO, Chad transferred to Simpson College where he earned his degree in 2011. Representing himself as a true student/athlete, Chad was named Valedictorian of his graduating class at Simpson. Chad would like to recognize former coaches Eric Kluver, Myles Easter and Matt Young for their valuable influence on him.
Chad’s parents are Doug and Nancy Onstot. He currently resides in Minneapolis where he is an actuary for Allianz Life.