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Matt Watkins
Matt Watkins
2005-06 Football
Matt Watkins

2007: Started all 11 games ... recipient of team's Koenig Award ... named to ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V First Team ... named to the American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team ... tallied a career-high 11 tackles at Jacksonville, including nine solos ... had 10 stops against San Diego ... intercepted a pass and returned it 24 yards against Morehead State ... also had picks against Dayton and Davidson ... forced a fumble against Butler ... had at least three tackles in every game ... named team's Defensive Player of the Week for the San Diego and Davidson games ... a First Team Pioneer Football League All-Academic Team selection ... named to the PFL Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2006: Appeared in all 11 games for the Crusaders, starting the final three of the season ... made a career high nine tackles at Dayton ... intercepted a pass at Butler ... assisted on a tackle for loss against Aurora ... had six tackles at Butler ... named team's Defensive Player of the Week against Butler and Dayton ... named to the Pioneer Football League Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2005: Started all 11 games for Valpo as a rookie ... tied for third on the team with 49 tackles ... forced a fumble against Austin Peay and recovered a fumble against Dayton ... broke up two passes ... had a season-high seven tackles at Austin Peay ... made four or more tackles eight times ...intercepted a pass at Wisconsin Lutheran ... named Defensive Player of the Week for the Dayton game ... named to the Pioneer Football League Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2004: Sat out the season as a redshirt.

Prep: A three-year letterwinner for the Comets ... A Fort Archent Valley Conference selection ... team captain ... named to the North-South All-Star Game ... an All-Southwest District pick.

Personal: Matt is the son of Todd and the late Darla Watkins ... earned bachelor's degree in marketing ... beginning master's degree in business ... born October 1, 1985.

2005-06 Football
Football
Steve Ogden
Steve Ogden
Mike Montgomery
Mike Montgomery
Kyle Himmelwright
Kyle Himmelwright
Joe Blahowicz
Joe Blahowicz
James Reitz
James Reitz
Jeff Horton
Jeff Horton
Eric Hillmann
Eric Hillmann
Scott Dettman
Scott Dettman
Jeff Hall
Jeff Hall
Charlie Thompson
Charlie Thompson
Warren Arnold
Warren Arnold
Zack Denny
Zack Denny
Trevor Jaskiw
Trevor Jaskiw
Dustin Shamburg
Dustin Shamburg
Anthony Mason
Anthony Mason
Nicholas Henton
Nicholas Henton
Brad Smeja
Brad Smeja
Ryan Doerffler
Ryan Doerffler
Phil Belko
Phil Belko
John Schaekel
John Schaekel
Michael Allen
Michael Allen
Andrew McCawley
Andrew McCawley
C.J. Oddo
C.J. Oddo
Reggie Hicks
Reggie Hicks
Danny Engelhardt
Danny Engelhardt
Mozale McHenry
Mozale McHenry
Matt Watkins
Matt Watkins
Andrew Akinpelu
Andrew Akinpelu
Otis Hosley, Jr.
Otis Hosley, Jr.
James Stokes
James Stokes
Kevin Folk
Kevin Folk
Josh Regent-Smith
Josh Regent-Smith
Vince Faso
Vince Faso
Jon Schwoegler
Jon Schwoegler
Mike Jones
Mike Jones
Bill Burgett
Bill Burgett
Josh Sawicki
Josh Sawicki
John Coffey
John Coffey
Kris Serra
Kris Serra
Matt Keltti
Matt Kletti
Seung Hwan Ro
Seung Hwan Ro
Phil Lorenson
Phil Lorenson
Sal Washington
Sal Washington
James Gregait
James Gregait
Jason Grunewald
Jason Grunewald
Ryan Koepke
Ryan Koepke
Andy Jackson
Andy Jackson
Sean Dillon
Sean Dillon
Phil Wenzell
Phil Wenzell
Eric Herskovitz
Eric Herskovitz
Dave Daniels
Dave Daniels
Joel Bennett
Joel Bennett
Mark Kent
Mark Kent
Josh Bintzler
Josh Bintzler
Kyle Kater
Kyle Kater
Kevin Grimoldby
Kevin Grimoldby
Josh Scheidler
Josh Scheidler
Wesley Kosko
Wesley Kosko
Rob Clark
Rob Clark
Jordan Allodi
Jordan Allodi
Matt Mancl
Matt Mancl
Brandon Sturman
Brandon Sturman
Bryan Kuehn
Bryan Kuehn
Jimmy Riker
Jimmy Riker
Brett Barry
Brett Barry
Zach Verette
Zach Verette
Travis Peterson
Travis Peterson
Kyle Heeter
Kyle Heeter
Cory Johnson
Cory Johnson
Jeff Prange
Jeff Prange
Cam Culver
Cam Culver
Dominick Bellotte
Dominick Bellotte
Zac Griffin
Zac Griffin
Steven Hlady
Steven Hlady
Andrew Mack
Andrew Mack
Ryan Palonka
Ryan Palonka
Jesse Veenendaal
Jesse Veenendaal
Mike Doody
Mike Doody
Brett Maynard
Brett Maynard
Dan Schmidtke
Dan Schmidtke
Bill Peterson
Bill Peterson
Kris Lieder
Kris Lieder
Brad Schaum
Brad Schaum
Erik Lindamood
Erik Lindamood
Adam Gregait
Adam Gregait
Alex Ericksen
Alex Ericksen
Mike Schilling
Mike Schilling
Tristan Manvilla
Tristan Manvilla
Nate Cornell
Nate Cornell
Tanner Rippen
Tanner Rippen
Noah Schroeder
Noah Schroeder
Matt Hoffmann
Matt Hoffmann
John Queram
John Queram
Tim Kratz
Tim Kratz
Carl Simien
Carl Simien
Justin Wiler
Justin Wiler
Omar Alexander
Omar Alexander
Ryan Kozey
Ryan Kozey
Wade Overton
Wade Overton
Brandon Bogenschutz
Brandon Bogenschutz
Pete Karamitos
Pete Karamitos
Ben Faulkner
Ben Faulkner
Gentry Miller
Gentry Miller
Scott Schulz
Scott Schulz
Pat Rohde
Pat Rohde
James Cantrell
James Cantrell
Lucas Snyder
Lucas Snyder
Bret Jaskiw
Bret Jaskiw
Matt Dorow
Matt Dorow
John Medina
John Medina
Tom Oswald
Tom Oswald
Xavier Freeman
Xavier Freeman
David Wright
David Wright
Jake Jenrich
Jake Jenrich
Seungyeup Ro
Seungyeup Ro
Pat Ryan
Pat Ryan
Doug Howard
Doug Howard
Thomas Walz
Thomas Walz
Don Brown
Don Brown
W Golf IPFW Spring Invitational Fort Wayne, Ind. (Chestnut Hills G.C.)
Apr 6 4th/12 (311)
W Tennis Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 6 Milwaukee 7
Softball Detroit 0 VU Softball Field
Apr 6 Valpo 8
Baseball Wright State 4 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 6 Valpo 2
W Golf IPFW Spring Invitational Fort Wayne, Ind. (Chestnut Hills G.C.)
Apr 7 9th/12 (642)
Softball Northern Illinois 6 VU Softball Field
Apr 8 Valpo 8
Baseball Valpo 5 Evanston, Ill.
Apr 8 Northwestern 12
Softball Northern Illinois 3 8 inn.
Apr 8 Valpo 4
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
M Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
W Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19, 1:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 5:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26 Horizon League Tournament
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State