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#52 - Francis Baker, Jr.
2011-12 Football
POS.
LB
HT.
5-11
WT.
230
YR.
So.
HOMETOWN
Lusby, Md.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Patuxent
Francis Baker, Jr.

2012: Played in all 11 games for the Brown and Gold...finished second on the team in sacks with 2.5...accumulated 35 tackles, 16 of which were solo stops and three for a loss...had a season-best two sacks at San Diego (Sept. 22)...made seven tackles at home against Duquesne (Sept. 15)...forced a fumble at Morehead State (Nov. 17).

2011: Saw action in 10 games for Valpo, drawing a start at Youngstown State (Sept. 10) ... finished the season with 25 tackles, including 15 solo stops ... made a season-high nine tackles in the win against Campbell (Nov. 12), including six solos ... had six tackles at Youngstown State and five, including four solo stops, against Franklin on Sept. 3.

2010: Appeared in all 11 games for the Crusaders as a rookie, making three starts ... collegiate debut came Sept. 2 at Western Illinois ... made first collegiate start against Drake (Sept. 25) ... finished the season with 27 total tackles, including 10 solo stops ... had a tackle for loss against Drake while finishing with a season-high six total tackles ... also had six stops against Marist (Oct. 9) ... made four tackles at Dayton on Oct. 2 while breaking up a pass ... named to the Pioneer Football League Fall Academic Honor Roll.

Prep: A three-year letterwinner for the Panthers ... an All-Southern Maryland Athletic Conference linebacker and offensive lineman as a senior ... also earned All-County honors at both positions as a senior ... earned All-SMAC honors at linebacker as a junior as well ... team captain as a senior ... led Patuxent to the SMAC championship in 2007 with a perfect 10-0 record ... recipient of the GATA award as a senior ... also lettered in basketball and track and field.

Personal:  Francis is the son of Francis Baker, Sr. and Connie Howard ... major is civil engineering ... born Sept. 28, 1992.

2011-12 Football
1 Devan GadsonDB
2 Alan Porter, Jr.DB
3 Eric SlenkWR
4 Tim BennettWR
5 Kelvin SmarwtWR
6 Jabril BakerRB
7 Dylan SimkinWR
8 Bobby WysockiRB
9 Ben LehmanQB
10 Quinn SchaferQB
11 Nick MalantisQB
12 Steve O'BryantWR
14 Andrew CassaraWR
15 Laurence TreadawayDB
16 Keith LarsonDB
18 Fred GladneyWR
18-D Kevin FergusonDB
19 Eric HoffmanQB
20 Adam WeinelK
21 Dylan StormDB
22 Alex GraskDB
23 John EdwardsDB
23-O Pete RufoWR
24 Taylor DeloyeP
24-O Darelled JonesWR
25 Sterling SummervilleRB
26 Colin BurkeDB
27 Vince SchmidtDB
28 Andrew FletcherRB
29 Hayden HastDB
30 Chrision RasberryDB
30-O Austin PetermanRB
31 Ryan SinghDB
32 Ryan LehrRB
33 Chris GiehonRB
34 Kevin BeckerTE
35 Cody GokanLB
36 Brandon SpinnerDB
37 Mike PandoK
37-D Robert MacariLB
38 Christopher HowardLB
39 Roberto KellyLB
40 Nick MoffittTE
40-D Nate SaariLB
41 Dale CookRB
42 Grant BushongDL
43 Pat DerbakLB
44 Gabe Ali ElRB
46 Eric HilmerDB
47 Jordan LewisLB
48 Ryan MundyDB
49 Kiernan LindseyDB
49-O Jake HutsonRB
50 Bruce CollinsDL
51 Cole GridleyLB
52 Francis Baker, Jr.LB
53 Mike SekuloskiLB
55 Matt OsborneLB
56 Robert FoyLB
57 Bill BodzianowskiOL
58 Matt BarlowDL
59 J.T. RotroffLB
61 Nate KoenemanOL
62 Cory Van ArnumOL
63 Gavin GrilloOL
64 Ben DuKatzOL
67 Levi MockLB
70 Matt SchrollOL
73 Cody HopkinsOL
74 Ferdinand VelezOL
75 Stuart BarkleyOL
76 Johnathon TaylorOL
77 Nate BlairOL
79 Sean CookOL
80 Andrew RauschTE
81 Tony TaibiWR
82 Kent WarrenTE
83 Mike GertonTE
84 Tanner KuramataWR
85 Andrew ButtsWR
86 Cole AndersonWR
87 Daniel GoldWR
88 Greg WoodP
88-O Alex HentgenWR
89 Sean McCartyWR
90 Matt MallonTE
91 Brett HeberDL
92 Bryce DempseyDL
93 John GiovencoDL
94 Aaron BrandtDL
95 Brian PlachinskiDL
96 Jalen JohnsonDL
97 Nikko CarsonDL
98 Chris SmithK
99 Wesley ManderscheidLS
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
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Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
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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
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M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
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