Columbia Football BIO
Ian VanDenBerg
Player Profile:
Ian VanDenBerg 2781255
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 210
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Paw Paw, Mich.
High School: Paw Paw H.S.
Major: Enrolled at Columbia College
Experience: 1 Letter


Did not see any action … Contributed as a wide receiver.


A 2016 graduate of Paw Paw High School in Paw Paw, Mich., where he played three years of varsity football for head coach Brad Hessler … Earned All-Conference honors … Named to the Kalamazoo Gazette Second Team Dream Team Offense … Saw action as a wide receiver, running back, punter and return specialist … Totaled 1,300 all-purpose yards, 12 touchdowns and two kickoff return touchdowns as a senior … Rushed for 650 yards (10.0 yards per carry) and 12 touchdowns as a junior … Set school record with a 99-yard touchdown run vs. Dowagiac … Led Redskins to a 6-4 overall record and state playoff berth as a junior … Competed in track and field and set school records in the 100 and 200-meter dashes … Personal records in track and field were 10.7 in the 100 and 22.01 in the 200 … Four-year high honor roll status.


Born Ian William Vandenberg on March 26, 1998 … Son of Chet and Shannon Vandenberg … Chose Columbia over Yale, Cornell, Harvard, Fordham, Central Michigan and Davenport … Enrolled at Columbia College.

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