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#26 - John Popper
2009-10 Football
POS.
RB
HT.
5'11"
WT.
195
YR.
Sr.
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.

2009-10 Football
1 Ryan MyersWR
2 Nicholas HentonWR
2-S Dominick CampagnaK
3 David ConeysWR
3-D Kyle BoerDB
4 Antonio LovelaceWR
4-O Brian FianiQB
5 Anthony CurryDB
5-O Josh RubenWR
6 Kyle HimmelwrightDB
7 Matt UpshawQB
8 Bobby WysockiQB
9 Corey NashWR
10 Quinn SchaferQB
11 Nick MalantisQB
12 Travis AndersonWR
13 Eli CrawfordDB
14 Tim BennettWR
15 Laurence TreadawayDB
16 Mike MillerDB
16-O Josh KeatleyRB
17 Nate GoergenQB
17-D Carl SugarmanWR
18 Ross WiemerRB
18-D Matt HeinenDB
19-D Bryan BossWR
20 Patrick WenzelLB
20-O Allante SimmonsRB
21 Alex ByersDB
22 Roger SaturDB
23 Tyler EvankoDB
24 Taylor DeloyeK
25 Isaac WildermuthRB
26 John PopperRB
27 Alan Porter Jr.DB
28 Stephen BaxterDB
29 Isaiah SpearsRB
30 Eddie MorelliRB
31 Nick JonesRB
32 Adrian GoberDB
31-D Lawrence FreemanLB
32-O Darryl JacksonWR
33 Todd BontragerDL
33-O Chris GiehonRB
34 Jack MullenDB
35 Cody GokanLB
36 Chauncey BlackwellRB
37 Tom ZidronDB
38 Andrzej SkibaK
39 Ryan LehrRB
40 Josh LynnRB
41 Chris SmithK
41-D Chrision RasberryDB
42 Grant BushongLB
42-D Mike GertonTE
43 Luke KanclerzLB
43-D Chris HowardLB
44 Sean GravesDB
45 Zac GriffinLB
46 Alex SollerDB
47 Jared RoseLB
48 Gehron FredericksRB
49 Matt PetersLB
50 Marco PorcelliLB
51 James JoosLB
52 JaVon WelchLB
53 Josh LiskeLB
54 Andrew RauschLB
55 Cliff BrooksLB
56 Jerrell Coleman-MillerLB
57 Emilio AlcarazOL
58 Jordan DeJongeOL
59 Brian LaippleDL
60 Donovan CzarneckiDL
61 Dave WisniewskiOL
62 Bill BodzianowskiOL
63 Gavin GrilloOL
64 David BeiswengerOL
65 Steve LaraOL
66 Amedeus OdembaDL
67 Jason NyhofOL
68 John MoriartyOL
69 Bruce CollinsDL
70 Nate AtkinsDL
71 Omar SafirOL
72 Tim FlynnOL
73 Derek NelmsOL
74 Ferdinand VelezOL
75 James Hudson Jr.OL
76 Matt SchrollDL
77 Nate BlairOL
79 Sean CookOL
79-O Eric WigginsOL
80 Matthew NiehusTE
81 Desmond LewisWR
82 Eric SlenkWR
83 Myke WorthemTE
84 Reggie WashingtonWR
85 Alex PetrikTE
86 Andrew SmithDL
87 Nick StrzeleckiTE
88 Mitch SecrestP/K
88-S Greg WoodP
89 Sean McCartyWR
89-D Levi MockLB
90 Chris LydaDL
92 Chris GardnerDL
93 Brian GoodakerDL
95 Brian PlachinskiDL
96 Adam RundhDL
97 Nikko CarsonDL
98 Ian AltieriDL
99 David HamakerK
Ed Baker
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