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UND football announces 2018 captains

UND football coach Bubba Schweigert has announced three additional captains for the 2018 season.

Austin Cieslak, Adam Stiner and Andrew Zimmerman join previously announced John Santiago and Tanner Palmborg as the leadership group for the year.

Cieslak, a defensive end from Hazen, N.D., has appeared in 32 games in his career, including two starts last year. He's expected to start this season.

Palmborg, a former walk-on, was named third team all-Big Sky Conference last year after starting all 11 games at outside linebacker. He finished fourth on the team with 43 tackles, including a team-high 8.5 tackles for loss. The Princeton, Minn., product is a three-time Big Sky All-Academic team.

Santiago is a preseason All-America honoree. The Andover, Minn., native led the FCS during the regular season with 1,780 all-purpose yards and was second with an 161.8 all-purpose yards per game average in 2017. Santiago was named first team all-Big Sky at running back for the third-straight season.

Stiner is a reserve offensive lineman and special teams contributor.

Zimmerman is expected to be the No. 2 quarterback this season. He appeared in four games as a sophomore last year. He was 21-for-41 for 339 yards and three touchdowns.

Tom Miller

Miller has been with the Grand Forks Herald sports department since 2004. He's also a Grand Forks native and UND graduate. 

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