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#50 - Jimmy Riker
2002-03 Football
POS.
DE
HT.
6'0"
WT.
215
YR.
Fr.
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.

2002-03 Football
1 Brandon ShreveWR
2 Alex MorrisonDB
3 Jake BurkartWR
4 Joe MilazzoQB
5 Ryan BarnoWR
6 Kevin KnutsonWR
7 David MacchiQB
8 Casey LiddleWR
9 Matthew Van DaeleRB
10 Anthony FreitagQB
11 Adam HudakPK
12 Dustin ShamburgQB
13 Brad SmejaWR
14 Justin HamiltonQB
16 John SchaekelDB
17 Michael AllenDB
18 Adam OasCB
19 Andrew GolitkoQB
20 Steven GageFB/LB
21 Nicholas HaasLB
22 Michael MrozDB
23 Kevin SchaekelDB
24 Chris DanielsRB
25 Matt MarkowskiDB
26 Malcolm HarmonDB
27 Joshua GardnerOLB
28 Mike JonesDB
29 Anthony StrossDB
30 Bryan HollermeierRB
31 Ambrose BrownDB
32 Jeff MoscinskiRB
33 Lawrence CanadaLB
34 E.J. SlaughterDB
35 Kris HardawayLB
36 Justen DurrFB
37 Brad KrutsingerDB
38 Rob ClarkFB
39 Kevin KsenakP
40 Jeffrey VlkDB
41 Art NiederkohrFB
42 Christopher HelmFB
43 Jonathan MieglFB
44 Adam DaSilvaLB
45 Kevin GuynnLB
46 Andrew CritchellLB
47 John TsahasSS
48 Brandon SturmanLB
49 Xavier FreemanWR
50 Jimmy RikerDE
52 Robert MarleyLB
53 Chad BolandLB
54 Kris LiederLB
56 Steven HladyOL
57 Wesley KoskoLB
58 Ryan PalonkaOL
59 Ted SollerOL
60 Bryan BandyOLB/DE
61 Kevin RiveraLB
62 Josh HornbergerFB/LB
63 Ross ConnorDL
64 Cory JacksonOL
65 David FergusonOL
66 Bill MarshallDL
67 Adam GregaitOL
68 Antony ParkerOL/DL
69 Matthew WallaceDL
70 Paul AubrechtOL
71 Kyle PadgettOL
73 Chad SheltonOL
74 Casey LosinieckiOL
76 Paul MontgomeryOL
77 Tom ByrneOG
78 Christopher TurnblomOL
80 Scott HillWR
81 Kenny KeilTE
82 Andrew McCawleyK/P
83 Greg SommersbergerTE
84 Tom SchmidtTE
85 Pat RohdeTE
86 Jason MoranWR
87 James CantrellQB/WR
88 Jake FeitTE/DE
89 Rob GiancolaWR
90 Nick HausmannDE
91 Ryan BatemanPK/P
93 Matt HoffmannDL
94 Vince LoCocoDL
96 Matthew CollettDL
97 Corey VandercookDL
98 Bradford RileyDL
99 Mitch BakerDT
William MarshallTE
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler