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#50 - Jimmy Riker
2003-04 Football
POS.
DE
HT.
6-0
WT.
249
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.

2003-04 Football
1 Brandon ShreveWR
2 Alex MorrisonRB
3 Jake BurkartFS
4 Joe MilazzoQB
5 Ryan BarnoWR
6 Kevin KnutsonWR
7 David MacchiQB
9 Matthew Van DaeleRB
10 Anthony FreitagLB
11 Elliott PowellDB
12 Dustin ShamburgQB/P
13 Brad SmejaDB
14 Ryan DoerfflerQB
15 James ThomsonQB
16 John SchaekelDB
17 Michael AllenDB
18 Adam OasCB
19 Andrew GolitkoQB
20 Steven GageFB
21 Nicholas HaasLB
22 Michael MrozDB
23 Kevin SchaekelDB
24 Chris DanielsDB
25 Matt MarkowskiDB
26 Joel CyrierRB
27 Mark DuncanRB
28 Mike JonesDB
29 Kevin FolkRB
30 Mike MontgomeryDB
31 Ambrose BrownDB
32 Nick ReidRB
33 Lawrence CanadaLB
34 Jeff HortonRB
36 Charlie ThompsonQB
37 Brad KrutsingerDB
39 Kevin GrimoldbyRB
40 Jeffrey VlkDB
41 Devin WhitneyDB
42 Tom StaffordQB
43 Ben FaulknerWR
44 Wesley KoskoFB
45 Rob ClarkFB
46 Andrew CritchellLB
47 John TsahasSS
48 Brandon SturmanLB
49 Patrick CashWR
50 Jimmy RikerDE
51 Kirk JossLB
52 Maxwell PrangeLB
53 Chad BolandDE
54 Kris LiederLB
55 Sean HeiligDL
56 Steven HladyC
57 Michael SchnoorLB
58 Ryan PalonkaOL
59 Ted SollerDL
60 Ryan KruegerLB
61 Kevin RiveraLB
62 Terrance McBrydeLB
63 Ross ConnorDL
64 Joseph RuaneOL
65 Joshua WheltonOL
66 Bill MarshallDL
67 Adam GregaitOL
68 Mike SchillingOL
69 Nate FittererK
70 Nathan WagnerOL
71 Kyle PadgettOL
72 Jay AdamsDB
73 Matt HoffmannDL
74 Casey LosinieckiOL
75 Jeremy CummingsDL
76 Paul MontgomeryOL
77 Ian AndersonOL
78 Christopher TurnblomOL
79 Travis DavisDL
80 Steven JoyceK
81 Kenny KeilTE
82 Andrew McCawleyK/P
83 William MarshallTE
84 Tom SchmidtTE
85 Pat RohdeTE
86 Jason MoranWR
87 James CantrellWR
88 Jake FeitTE/LS
89 Rob GiancolaWR
90 Nick HausmannDE
91 Ryan BatemanP/PK
92 Xavier FreemanDE
94 Brandon BogenschutzTE
95 Seungyeup RoDT
96 Matthew CollettDL
97 Erik LynchTE
98 Bradford RileyDL
99 Jason BrunelliDL
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