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#50 - Jimmy Riker
2005-06 Football
POS.
DL
HT.
6'2"
WT.
245
YR.
Sr./Jr.
HOMETOWN
Tekonsha, Mich.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Tekonsha
Jimmy Riker

2005: Started all 11 games for the Brown and Gold ... finished fifth on the team with 44 tackles ... earned Honorable Mention All-Pioneer Football League honors ... led Valpo with 11.0 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks ... ranked 35th in NCAA I-AA in sacks ... had nine tackles at Butler ... registered four tackles for loss at Aurora ... recovered a fumble against Saint Joseph's (Ind.) ... had four games with five or more tackles ... broke up a pass at South Dakota State ... named Defensive Player of the Week for the Butler game ... named to the Pioneer Football League Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2004: Recorded 31 tackles for the Crusaders, including 20 solos ... led the Crusaders with eight tackles for loss ... forced a fumble and recovered a fumble ... named Defensive Player of the Week for the Jacksonville game.

2003: Started all 12 games at defensive end ... tied for the team lead and ranked third in the PFL with five sacks ... tied for the team lead with two fumble recoveries ... finished with 36 tackles, including seven for loss ... made three pass breakups ... returned a fumble 76 yards for a touchdown in the PFL Championship Game victory over Morehead State ... recorded a career-high seven tackles vs. Murray State ... in the win over Dayton, made six tackles, including three for loss, and had one sack ... had two sacks vs. Butler.

2002: Sat out the season as a redshirt.

Personal: James is the son of James and Julie Riker ... major is sociology/criminology ... born June 4, 1984.