Valparaiso University football sixth-year senior punter Evan Matthes (Reston, Va. / South Lakes [West Virginia]) was recognized among the nation’s best at his position on Saturday as he was named a 2023 FCS Punter of the Year Award semifinalist, as announced by the Augusta Sports Council.
The Valparaiso University football program has announced its team awards for the 2023 season, as revealed at the team’s annual postseason awards banquet on Sunday. The team awards were peer-selected as they were voted upon by players.
Annis Named PFL Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Leads Six Valpo Players Selected to Academic All-PFL Teams
Based on his success in the classroom and on the playing field, Valparaiso University football redshirt senior Evan Annis (Hilliard, Ohio / Hilliard Davidson) has been named the Pioneer Football League’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year, as announced by the league office on Wednesday.
The Valparaiso University football program was well represented as the All-Pioneer Football League teams were revealed by the league office on Tuesday. Redshirt senior wide receiver Solomon Davis (Brighton, Tenn. / Brighton), redshirt junior defensive lineman Sam Hafner (Green Bay, Wis. / De Pere) and sixth-year senior punter Evan Matthes (Reston, Va. / South Lakes [West Virginia]) were named to the All-PFL First Team, while redshirt senior linebacker Evan Annis (Hilliard, Ohio / Hilliard Davidson) and redshirt senior return specialist Jashon Butler (Lynwood, Wash. / Meadowdale [Arizona]) were tabbed to the Second Team.
Head coach Landon Fox joined Brandon Vickrey for Valpo Football Weekly presented by Lakeshore Bone & Joint. They look back at Saturday's game at St. Thomas, wrap up the season and look ahead.
The Valparaiso University football team never stopped battling.
The Valparaiso University football team will close out the 2023 season on Saturday afternoon with a visit to St. Paul, Minn. to take on defending Pioneer Football League champion and 2023 preseason favorite St. Thomas. The Beacons hope to play the role of spoiler as the Tommies can clinch a share of the 2023 PFL crown with a win and a Drake loss. Valpo has an opportunity to end a season on a three-game winning streak for the first time since 2000 and possess its first three-game winning streak at any point in the calendar since 2003.
The Valparaiso University football program has announced its team awards for Week 11 of the season following Saturday’s 23-20 overtime victory over Stetson.
Head coach Landon Fox joined Brandon Vickrey for Valpo Football Weekly, presented by Lakeshore Bone & Joint. They highlight a few of the heroes from Saturday's win over Stetson, including Ryan Hawk, Max Samuel and Evan Annis. Plus, they discuss recognizing the support of the players' family members on Senior Day and preview the season finale at St. Thomas