2017-18 Football
1-O Jean Rene WR
1-S Dimitrios Latsonas K
2-O Griffin Norberg WR
2-D Stacey Jones DB
3 Parker Fox WR
4-O Joe Mullen QB
4-D J.J. Nunes DB
5 Jalin LeAndre DB
6 Logan Pfizenmayer LB
7 Brent Brimmage DB
9-O Jimmy Seewald QB
10 Jarrett Morgan RB
11 Trey Bilinski QB
12 JD Koehler WR
13-O Ryan Markoff QB
13-S Kyle Ulbrich P/K
14-O Chris Duncan QB
14-D Cam Kelly DB
15 Doug Haugh RB
16 Ryan Clarke TE
17 Brandon Riley DB
18 Mike Wheeler LB
19-O Trey Stablein WR
19-D Bryce Leach DB
20 Jamari Booker DB
21 Elias Earley RB
22 Tramone Duncan DB
23 Bailey Gessinger WR
24 Drew Snouffer LB
25 Dilan Scargle DB
26 Donny Navarro WR
28 Josmar Diaz-Martinez DB
30-O Frank Catrine WR
30-D Cole VanSetters LB
31 Alex Kluck TE
32 Cody Boxrucker RB
33-O Conor Beer WR
33-D Gowan Baldwin LB
34 Jay Slone DL
35 Gavin Twigg LB
36 Austin Petrie LB
37 Laddie Skarecky LB
38 Joey Poloskey LB
39 Jack Buckey LB
40 Brannen Martin FB
41 Henry Hebda DB
42 Jake Iery DL
43 John Regan LB
44-O Kyle Cartales RB
44-D Connor Sperling DL
45 David Hebda DB
46 Josh Baker LB
47 Matthew Messler LB
49 Nick Turner LB
50 John Horan OL
51 Nick Antonacci OL
54 Jesse Studyvin DL
56 Tristan De La Rosa DL
58 David Mason III DL
60 Andrew Lundberg OL
61 Sean Pearce OL
62 Nathan Orlandini DL
64 Sean Stephens OL
65 Jack Jarnigan OL
66 Sam Vas OL
67 Eric Rentschler OL
69 Alex Helander OL
70 Brady Sullivan OL
71 Bryce Biggs OL
72 Solomon Kamara OL
73 Tom Schofield OL
74 James Zajac OL
75 Shannon Taliaferro OL
76 Alex Cotton OL
77 Terrance Roberts OL
78 Ronald Williams OL
79 Thomas Walsh OL
80 Brett Bittner TE
82 Deuce Larose WR
84 Mason Sutter TE
85 T.J. Weinzimmer WR
86 Kevin Wright WR
87 Martin Petruf TE
88 Alex Ng P
89 Cade Bishop LB
90 Isaac Velasco DL
91 Jordan Goebel DL
92 Drew Gedrys DL
93 James Reed DL
94 Humza Razzak DL
95 Murphy Osmond DL
96 Cameron Germain DL
97 Jeremiah Olojo DL
98 Jake Simpson K
99-D Jakob Trumpower DL
99-S Carter Puckett LS
Full Roster
Bailey Gessinger

#23 Bailey Gessinger

Pos. WR
Ht. 5-10
Wt. 165
Yr. So.
Hometown Napanee, Ind.
High School (Prev. School) Northwood

2018 All Pioneer Football League Second Team
2018 Preseason All-PFL 

2017 All Pioneer Football League Second Team
2017 Preseason All-PFL 
2016 All Pioneer Football League Second-Team

2018: Earned a spot on the all-league second team for the third straight season… Appeared in all 11 games as a wide receiver and return specialist… Had 15 catches for 216 yards, an average of 14.4 yards per catch and 19.6 receiving yards per game… Had one touchdown grab and his season-long reception went for 42 yards… Had 39 kickoff returns for 954 yards, an average of 24.5 yards per return… Had two kickoff returns for touchdowns including a long of 97… Had 10 punt returns for 41 yards, an average of 4.1 yards per return… Led the team with 1,211 all-purpose yards, an average of 110.1 all-purpose yards per game… Had the most kickoff return yards in the PFL and ranked third in kick return average… Ranked ninth in the PFL in all-purpose yards… His 954 kickoff return yards were the second-most in program history in a single season behind only John Popper’s 1,054 in 2007 and the seventh-most in the history of the PFL… Matched his own school record with two kickoff return touchdowns in a single season after he became the first player in program history with multiple kickoff return TDs in a single season in 2018… Enters his senior season with 102 career kickoff returns, one behind John Popper for the most by a Valpo player in a career since Valpo joined the PFL. He is fourth in PFL history in that area… Has 2,380 career return yards, second behind John Popper’s 2,457 for kickoff return yardage by a Valpo player in the PFL Era. In addition, that total ranks fourth in PFL history… Is the only player in the history of the Pioneer Football League to have multiple kickoff return touchdowns in a season in two different seasons during his career… Enters his senior year tied for second in PFL history with four career kickoff return touchdowns… Had seven games with 100 kickoff returns yards or more including five straight from Sept. 29 to Oct. 20… Helped Valpo beat Butler 35-17 on Oct. 13 with a career-long 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown… That return, which snapped a 14-14 tie to give Valpo the lead for good in the Hoosier Helmet rivalry game, helped Gessinger earn PFL Special Teams Player of the Week honors on Oct. 14… Had his second kickoff return touchdown of the season and the fourth of his career the very next week on Oct. 20 at Morehead State, this time a 93 yarder. In that game, he had a season-high 153 kickoff return yards… Had season highs in receptions (three) and receiving yards (46) on Oct. 27 vs. Drake… Member of the PFL Academic Honor Roll.

2017: Earned a spot on the all-league second-team for the second straight season… Led the team with 12 punt returns for a total of 102 yards (8.5 yards per return) and 32 kick returns for 669 yards (20.9 yards per return)… Also had eight catches for 147 yards and two touchdowns (13 receiving yards per game)… Had a career-high 49 receiving yards on Oct. 14 vs. Marist, one of two games this season in which he had two catches (Sept. 16 at Trinity International)… Accounted for the final touchdown of Valpo’s 44-10 win at Trinity International on Sept. 16, hauling in a 39-yard pass from Jimmy Seewald in the fourth quarter for his first career touchdown catch… Had his second career receiving TD in the Oct. 14 matchup with the Red Foxes, a 37 yarder from Seewald in the fourth quarter of a 49-15 victory… Surpassed 100 kick return yards in back-to-back games for the first time in his collegiate career on Oct. 7 at Campbell (113) and Oct. 14 vs. Marist (111)… Had a career-long 46-yard punt return on Sept. 16 at Trinity International… Had his longest kick return of the season (54) on Oct. 14 against Marist… Ranked eighth in the PFL in kick return average at 20.9.

2016: Thrived as a kick return specialist during his freshman season, playing in all 11 games... Ranked second in the PFL with 24.4 yards per kickoff return... Led the league in total return yards with 757.... Had two kickoff returns for touchdowns, while the rest of the leauge had one combined... One of three players in the FCS nation with two kickoff returns for scores... Became the first player in program history with two kickoff returns for touchndowns in a single-season... Had 100 or more kickoff return yards in three games, including a season-high 150 on four returns on Nov. 12 vs. Jacksonville... Had an 89-yard kickoff return for a TD on Oct. 1 at Morehead State and an 85-yard kickoff return for a TD on Nov. 12 vs. Jacksonville... Also had eight punt returns for 50 yards, made three receptions for 24 yards and notched four tackles... Member of PFL Academic Honor Roll.

Prep: A three-year letter winner for the Panthers ... named an All-Conference honoree as a senior ... an Indiana North All-Star ... served as team captain and won team MVP award his senior year ... also earned four letters in track and field ... holds school records for the 100m and 200m dashes ... three-time track team MVP ... finished fourth at states his senior year in the 200m dash.

Personal: Son of Brett and Kerri Gessinger ... major is sports management.