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John Popper
John Popper
2007-08 Football
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.

2007-08 Football
Football
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Jeff Horton
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Kyle Himmelwright
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James Gregait
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Matt Upshaw
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Corey Nash
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Warren Arnold
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Zack Denny
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Bret Jaskiw
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Mike Miller
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Jason Talbert
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Anthony Curry
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Johnny Doll
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Bobby Wysocki
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Mozale McHenry
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Matt Watkins
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Roger Satur
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Quinn Henoch
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Otis Hosley, Jr.
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Josh Regent-Smith
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John Popper
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Alvaro Barragan
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Teddy Hollern
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Kris Serra
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Jake Riedel
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JaVon Welch
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Dan Cottin
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Ryan Koepke
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Chris Walsh
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Sean Dillon
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Michael Schatz, Jr.
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Ross Wiemer
Ross Wiemer
Josh Lynn
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Laurence Treadaway
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Brian Cihlar
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Luke Kanclerz
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Eli Crawford
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Zac Griffin
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Alex Soller
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Matt Mancl
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Micah Williamson
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Zack LaBarre
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Marco Porcelli
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Brett Barry
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David Schuster
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Myke Worthem
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Tristan Manvilla
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Dominick Bellotte
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Dan Marcin
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Andrew Mack
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Rich Grisan
Rich Grisan
Brian Laipple
Brian Laipple
Matt Noffke
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Dave Wisniewski
Dave Wisniewski
Nathan Richter
Nathan Richter
Nick McGarel
Nick McGarel
Justin Schmidt
Justin Schmidt
Brad Schaum
Brad Schaum
Pat O'Malley
Pat O'Malley
Dave Tebo, Jr.
Dave Tebo, Jr.
John Moriarty
John Moriarty
Abdullah Pratt
Abdullah Pratt
Steve Lara
Steve Lara
Tyler Poland
Tyler Poland
Doug Keppy
Doug Keppy
Tim Kratz
Tim Kratz
Jake Jenrich
Jake Jenrich
Justin Wiler
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Chris Gardner
Chris Gardner
Ryan Kozey
Ryan Kozey
Travis Anderson
Travis Anderson
Desmond Lewis
Desmond Lewis
Sean McCarty
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Ben Faulkner
Ben Faulkner
Ryan Myers
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Alex Petrik
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Ian Altieri
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Bill Burgett
Bill Burgett
Mitch Secrest
Mitch Secrest
Matt Dorow
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Tom Oswald
Tom Oswald
Gabe Culkin
Gabe Culkin
Darren Kincaid, Jr.
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Adam Rundh
Adam Rundh
Doug Howard
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Dan Van Aartsen
Dan Van Aartsen
David Hamaker
David Hamaker
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
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. #21/21 Notre Dame
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
W 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
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay