Official Athletic Site of the Valparaiso University Crusaders
#21 - Matt Watkins
2008-09 Football
POS.
DB
HT.
5'11"
WT.
195
YR.
5th/Sr.
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.

2008-09 Football
1 Steve OgdenWR
2 Nicholas HentonWR
2-D Taylor DeloyeK
3 David ConeysWR
3-O Brian FianiQB
4 Darien JeffersRB
5 Anthony CurryDB
5-O Peter BurgettQB
6 Kyle HimmelwrightDB
6-O Austin GammageRB
7 Matt UpshawQB
7-D C.J. CalteuxDB
8 Bobby WysockiQB
8-D Brandon SpinnerDB
9 Corey NashWR
9-D Tom ZidronDB
10 Warren ArnoldQB
10-D Alex ByersDB
11 Zack DennyQB
12 Travis AndersonWR
13 Eli CrawfordDB
13-O Nick MalantisQB
14 Tim BennettWR
14-D Wes TidballDB
15 Laurence TreadawayDB
16 Mike MillerDB
17 Johnny DollRB
18 Ross WiemerRB
19 Marty McAlpinQB
20 Mozale McHenryRB
21 Matt WatkinsDB
22 Roger SaturDB
23 Quinn HenochDB
24 Trey ClarkDB
25 Josh Regent-SmithRB
26 John PopperRB
27 DeAndre' PittsDB
28 Billy DollDB
29 Isaiah SpearsRB
30 Kris SerraLS
30-D Royce ParhamDB
31 Jake RiedelRB
32 Adrian GoberDB
32-O Geoffery FieldsRB
33 Evan LoveLB
34 Dan CottinRB
35 Ryan KoepkeLB
35-O Ian ParkerLB
36 Chris WalshWR
36-O J.J. JenkinsWR
37 Sean DillonLB
38 Andrzej SkibaK
39 Matt MarkofskiLB
40 Josh LynnRB
41 Chris SmithK
42 Grant BushongLB
43 Luke KanclerzDB
44 Eddie MorelliRB
45 Zac GriffinLB
46 Alex SollerDB
47 Matt ManclLB
48 Jeremy MancosLB
49 Zack LaBarreRB
50 Marco PorcelliLB
50-D Alex MeagherLB
51 James JoosLB
52 JaVon WelchLB
53 Dave Tebo, Jr.OL
53-D Cody GokanLB
54 Tristan ManvillaOL
54-D Adam WicklundDL
55 Dominick BellotteDL
55-D Michael Schatz, Jr.LB
56 Jeff PrangeLB
57 Andrew MackDL
58 Sean McMillanLB
58-D Jared RoseLB
59 Brian LaippleDL
59-O Nick LazzellOL
60 Matt NoffkeOL
61 Dave WisniewskiOL
62 Nathan RichterOL
63 Gavin GrilloOL
64 Brett HeberDL
65 Steve LaraOL
66 Amedeus OdemdaDE
67 John SchulzDL
68 John MoriartyOL
68-D Jerrell Coleman-MillerDL
69 Abdullah PrattOL
70 Brian PlachinskiDL
70-O Nick StrzeleckiOL
72 Tim FlynnOL
73 Doug KeppyOL
74 Ferdinand VelezOL
75 Tim KratzOL
77 Nate BlairOL
78 Tayler AielloOL
79 Ryan KozeyOL
80 Matthew NiehusTE
81 Desmond LewisWR
82 Sean McCartyWR
83 Tom OswaldTE
84 Ryan MyersWR
85 Alex PetrikTE
86 Ryan O'SheaTE
87 Bill BurgettWR
88 Mitch SecrestP/K
89 Matt DorowTE
90 Chris LydaDL
91 Myke WorthemTE
92 Chris GardnerDL
93 Brian GoodakerDL
95 Darren Kincaid, Jr.DL
96 Adam RundhDL
97 Nikko CarsonDL
98 Ian AltieriDL
99 David HamakerK
Ed Baker
Matt VanDaele
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