2011-12 Football
1 Devan Gadson DB
2 Alan Porter Jr. DB
3 Eric Slenk WR
4 Tim Bennett WR
5 Kelvin Smarwt WR
6 Jabril Baker RB
7 Dylan Simkin WR
8 Bobby Wysocki RB
9 Ben Lehman QB
10 Quinn Schafer QB
11 Nick Malantis QB
12 Steve O'Bryant WR
14 Andrew Cassara WR
15 Laurence Treadaway DB
16 Keith Larson DB
18 Fred Gladney WR
18-D Kevin Ferguson DB
19 Eric Hoffman QB
20 Adam Weinel K
21 Dylan Storm DB
22 Alex Grask DB
23 John Edwards DB
23-O Pete Rufo WR
24 Taylor Deloye P
24-O Darelled Jones WR
25 Sterling Summerville RB
26 Colin Burke DB
27 Vince Schmidt DB
28 Andrew Fletcher RB
29 Hayden Hast DB
30 Chrision Rasberry DB
30-O Austin Peterman RB
31 Ryan Singh DB
32 Ryan Lehr RB
33 Chris Giehon RB
34 Kevin Becker TE
35 Cody Gokan LB
36 Brandon Spinner DB
37 Mike Pando K
37-D Robert Macari LB
38 Christopher Howard LB
39 Roberto Kelly LB
40 Nick Moffitt TE
40-D Nate Saari LB
41 Dale Cook RB
42 Grant Bushong DL
43 Patrick Derbak LB
44 Gabe Ali-El RB
46 Eric Hilmer DB
47 Jordan Lewis LB
48 Ryan Mundy DB
49 Kiernan Lindsey DB
49-O Jake Hutson RB
50 Bruce Collins DL
51 Cole Gridley LB
52 Francis Baker, Jr. LB
53 Mike Sekuloski LB
55 Matt Osborne LB
56 Robert Foy LB
57 Bill Bodzianowski OL
58 Matt Barlow DL
59 J.T. Rotroff LB
61 Nate Koeneman OL
62 Cory Van Arnum OL
63 Gavin Grillo OL
64 Ben DuKatz OL
67 Levi Mock LB
70 Matt Schroll OL
73 Cody Hopkins OL
74 Ferdinand Velez OL
75 Stuart Barkley OL
76 Johnathon Taylor OL
77 Nate Blair OL
79 Sean Cook OL
80 Andrew Rausch TE
81 Tony Taibi WR
82 Kent Warren TE
83 Mike Gerton TE
84 Tanner Kuramata WR
85 Andrew Butts WR
86 Cole Anderson WR
87 Daniel Gold WR
88 Greg Wood P
88-O Alex Hentgen WR
89 Sean McCarty WR
90 Matt Mallon TE
91 Brett Heber DL
92 Bryce Dempsey DL
93 John Giovenco DL
94 Aaron Brandt DL
95 Brian Plachinski DL
96 Jalen Johnson DL
97 Nikko Carson DL
98 Chris Smith K
99 Wesley Manderscheid LS
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2011-12
Football
Kyle Conner

Kyle Conner

POSITION Special Teams Coordinator

Kyle Conner begins his first season at Valparaiso University taking over as the Crusaders’ special teams coordinator.  He will also work with the secondary on a daily basis.

Conner spent five seasons at Indiana University, the last four as the Hoosiers' tight ends coach.  He also worked with the tackles in 2010 after assisting with the offensive line in 2009. Conner spent the 2006 campaign, his first with Indiana, in charge of quality control for the offensive staff, before earning a promotion to assistant coach prior to the 2007 season.

Two of the players Conner worked with were either drafted or signed an NFL free-agent deal following the 2009 campaign. Left tackle Rodger Saffold was selected with the first pick in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams. He became Indiana's highest draft pick since defensive end Nathan Davis (32nd pick, 1997). Tight end Troy Wagner signed a free-agent deal with the Cleveland Browns in April.

Saffold earned second team All-Big Ten honors from the conference media following the campaign, the first All-Big Ten Hoosier offensive lineman since Enoch Demar (second team, 2002). He also participated in the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine and in the 2010 East-West Shrine Game.

The tight ends were also a crucial part of the Hoosier rushing attack. In 2008, Indiana broke the 2,000-yard rushing mark for the second straight year, the first time since 2000 and 2001 an IU team produced back-to-back 2,000-yard rushing seasons. The Hoosiers averaged 4.5 yards per carry and carded 19 rushing scores, their best numbers since 2001 (5.5, 33). Indiana rushed for over 250 yards four times with a season-best 297 yards in the season-opening win over Western Kentucky.

Conner went to Indiana following nearly a decade at Butler University. He spent the 2005 season as the co-offensive coordinator after serving as tight ends coach in 2002 and the wide receivers coach in 2003 and 2004.

A two-time All-Pioneer Football League wide receiver with the Bulldogs (1999-2000), Conner finished his career third on Butler's all-time pass receptions list (124). He owned the second-highest single-season receptions total (63 in 2000) in Bulldogs history and the third-highest single-season receiving yardage total (876 in 2000). He set a Butler single-game record with 260 yards against San Diego as a senior, and he finished his career with Butler's fourth-highest all-time receiving yardage total (1,801).

Conner earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Butler in 2001. Kyle and his wife, Angela, have three children.