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#26 - John Popper
2006-07 Football
POS.
RB
HT.
5'10"
WT.
190
YR.
Fr.
HOMETOWN
Dublin, Ohio
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Coffman
John Popper

2008: Played in all 11 games for the Crusaders as a junior ... earned Second Team All-Pioneer Football League honors as a return specialist ... ranked 18th in the nation and second in the league averaging 12.0 yards per punt return ... returned a punt 48 yards for a touchdown at Campbell ... had a season-long 59-yard kickoff return against Butler ... added a 38-yard punt return against Marian (Ind.) ... tallied nine carries for 65 yards, including a long of 24 against Concordia (Wis.) ... named team’s Special Teams Player of the Week against Butler and Campbell ... also named PFL Player of the Week on November 16 after the Campbell contest ... named to the Pioneer Football League Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2007: Appeared in 10 games, making three starts ... earned Honorable Mention All-Pioneer Football League honors as a return specialist ... returned a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown against San Diego ... carried 16 times for 91 yards and two touchdowns at Jacksonville ... second in the Pioneer Football League averaging 24.5 yards per kick return and also with 136.6 all purpose yards per game ... named team’s Offensive Player of the Week against both Drake and San Diego ... team’s Special Teams Player of the Week against Kalamazoo and San Diego.

2006: Played in all 11 games for the Crusaders, starting the final eight ... led the Crusaders in rushing with 567 yards ... finished second on the squad with 27 pass receptions ... carried 29 times for 139 yards in season finale against Aurora ... scored first career touchdown against Morehead State ... also ran for a score against Jacksonville and caught a touchdown pass at San Diego ... made six catches against Jacksonville ... hauled in four passes for 63 yards against Butler ... finished eighth in the Pioneer Football League averaging 51.5 yards rushing per game ... team’s Offensive Player of the Game against Aurora ... named to the PFL Fall Academic Honor Roll.

Prep: A three-year letterwinner for the Shamrocks ... a First Team All-Ohio Capital Conference Buckeye Division selection as a senior ... received Special Mention All-District honors in 2005 ... Al Crawford Award recipient as a senior ... received Rock Pride Award as a sophomore ... also lettered in baseball and track and field.  

Personal: John is the son of John and Mary Popper ... major is accounting ... born May 7, 1988.

2006-07 Football
1 Steve OgdenWR
2 Mike MontgomeryDB
3 Trevor JaskiwWR
4 Tony RobyDB
5 Jeff HortonRB
6 Kyle HimmelwrightDB
7 Max ZinnenWR
8 Joe DeVriesQB
9 Charlie ThompsonDB
10 Warren ArnoldQB
11 Zack DennyQB
12 Bret JaskiwWR
13 Mike MillerDB
14 Ryan DoerfflerQB
15 Anthony CurryDB
16 Otis Hosley, Jr.DB
17 Johnny DollDB
18 Darien JeffersRB
19 Reggie HicksDB
20 Mozale McHenryRB
21 Matt WatkinsDB
22 Vince FasoRB
23 Quinn HenochDB
24 Kevin FolkRB
25 Josh Regent-SmithRB
26 John PopperRB
27 Jon SchwoeglerWR
28 Joe CartmanRB
29 Dennis BatisteRB
30 Kris SerraRB
31 Seung Hwan RoDB
32 Danny EngelhardtRB
33 James GregaitDB
34 Jason GrunewaldDB
35 Ryan KoepkeLB
36 Andy JacksonLB
37 Sean DillonLB
38 Michael Schatz, Jr.DB
39 Ross WiemerRB
40 Josh LynnRB
41 Bryan McKnightDB
42 Kyle KaterLB
43 Luke KanclerzDB
44 Zach VeretteLB
45 Zac GriffinLB
46 Rayshon RichardsonLB
47 Matt ManclLB
48 Cory JohnsonLB
49 Bryan KuehnLB
50 Jimmy RikerDL
51 Brett BarryOL
52 Jordan MartinLB
53 Tristan ManvillaOL
54 Jeff PrangeLB
55 Dominick BellotteDL
56 James JoosLB
57 Andrew MackDL
59 Alex EricksenDL
60 Matt NoffkeOL
61 Brett MaynardDL
62 Nathan RichterOL
64 Marco PorcelliLB
65 Brad SchaumOL
66 Pat O'MalleyOL
67 Adam GregaitOL
68 Mike SchillingOL
69 Bobby Satterwhite, IIIOL
70 Rob Powell-DeppeOL
71 Tanner RippenDL
72 Noah SchroederDL
73 Dave WisniewskiOL
75 Tim KratzOL
76 Jake JenrichOL
77 Justin WilerOL
78 Omar AlexanderDL
79 Ryan KozeyOL
80 Zack PfefferWR
80x Jon SurgeonWR
81 Brandon BogenschutzTE
83 Ben FaulknerWR
84 T.J. RadloffWR
85 Nicholas HentonWR
86 Ian AltieriDL
87 Bill BurgettWR
88 Mitch SecrestP/K
89 Matt DorowWR
90 Don NiesWR
91 Tom OswaldTE
92 Trevor LattireDL
93 David WrightDL
94 Kyle TaylorTE
95 Seungyeup RoDL
96 Adam RundhDL
97 Doug HowardDL
98 John LaurelDL
99 Mike KriegP/K
Charlie Boston
Matt VanDaele
Chuck Ehret
Brandon Sturman
Ed Baker
Mike Jones
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