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#21 - Matt Watkins
2007-08 Football
POS.
DB
HT.
5'11"
WT.
190
YR.
Sr./Jr.
HOMETOWN
Mason, Ohio
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Mason
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.

2007-08 Football
1 Steve OgdenWR
2 Nicholas HentonWR
3 Trevor JaskiwWR
4 Darien JeffersDB
5 Jeff HortonRB
6 Kyle HimmelwrightDB
7 James GregaitDB
8 Matt UpshawQB
9 Corey NashQB
10 Warren ArnoldQB
11 Zack DennyQB
12 Bret JaskiwWR
13 Mike MillerDB
14 Jason TalbertDB
15 Anthony CurryDB
17 Johnny DollDB
18 Bobby WysockiQB
20 Mozale McHenryRB
21 Matt WatkinsDB
22 Roger SaturDB
23 Quinn HenochDB
24 Otis Hosley, Jr.DB
25 Josh Regent-SmithRB
26 John PopperRB
28 Alvaro BarraganP/K
29 Teddy HollernDB
30 Kris SerraRB
31 Jake RiedelRB
33 JaVon WelchDB
34 Dan CottinRB
35 Ryan KoepkeLB
36 Chris WalshDB
37 Sean DillonLB
38 Michael Schatz, Jr.DB
39 Ross WiemerRB
40 Josh LynnRB
41 Laurence TreadawayDB
42 Brian CihlarLB
43 Luke KanclerzDB
44 Eli CrawfordDB
45 Zac GriffinLB
46 Alex SollerDB
47 Matt ManclLB
48 Micah WilliamsonLB
49 Zack LaBarreRB
50 Marco PorcelliLB
51 Brett BarryOL
52 David SchusterLB
53 Myke WorthemOL
54 Tristan ManvillaOL
55 Dominick BellotteDL
56 Dan MarcinDL
57 Andrew MackDL
58 Rich GrisanLB
59 Brian LaippleDL
60 Matt NoffkeOL
61 Dave WisniewskiOL
62 Nathan RichterOL
63 Nick McGarelOL
64 Justin SchmidtDL
65 Brad SchaumOL
66 Pat O'MalleyOL
67 Dave Tebo, Jr.OL
68 John MoriartyOL
69 Abdullah PrattOL
71 Steve LaraOL
72 Tyler PolandDL
73 Doug KeppyOL
75 Tim KratzOL
76 Jake JenrichDL
77 Justin WilerOL
78 Chris GardnerDL
79 Ryan KozeyOL
80 Travis AndersonWR
81 Desmond LewisWR
82 Sean McCartyWR
83 Ben FaulknerWR
84 Ryan MyersWR
85 Alex PetrikTE
86 Ian AltieriDL
87 Bill BurgettWR
88 Mitch SecrestP/K
89 Matt DorowTE
91 Tom OswaldTE
94 Gabe CulkinDL
95 Darren Kincaid, Jr.DL
96 Adam RundhDL
97 Doug HowardDL
98 Dan Van AartsenK
99 David HamakerK
Charlie Boston
Matt VanDaele
Brandon Sturman
Matt Ache
Ed Baker
Noah Schroeder
Scott Dueball
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