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
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Matthew Messler

#47 Matthew Messler

Pos. LB
Ht. 6-0
Wt. 230
Yr. R-So.
Hometown Charlotte, N.C.
High School (Prev. School) Ardrey Kell

2018: Played in 10 games and totaled 63 tackles, ranking fourth on the team… Had 3.0 TFL for eight yards, an interception and a blocked kick… His 6.2 tackles per game ranked 16th in the PFL… Had a key interception in the fourth quarter in a 35-17 win over rival Butler on Oct. 13, making the pick at the Butler 28 and returning it 26 yards all the way to the 2, setting up for Valpo’s final touchdown in a 35-17 win. That was his first career interception… Had the second-highest single-game tackle output in the PFL all season behind only his teammate Jamari Booker when he accumulated 18 tackles on Nov. 10 vs. Jacksonville, helping Valpo to a 48-30 win. That showing included 1.5 TFL… Led the team in tackles for the second straight week by making 12 in the season finale on Nov. 17 vs. Stetson… Also in the Nov. 17 game against the Hatters, blocked a punt that was picked up by freshman teammate Kellan McKeag, who returned it for touchdown to give Valpo the lead midway through the second quarter… Member of PFL Academic Honor Roll.

2017: Played in all 11 games for the Crusaders… Had 14 tackles, seven of which were unassisted while also recording 0.5 TFL…Made his first career tackle on Sept. 9 vs. Duquesne… Had a career-high five tackles on Oct. 7 at Campbell.

2016: Played in two games as a redshirt freshman... Made his collegiate debut on Sept. 3 at Illinois State and his home debut on Sept. 17 vs. Trinity International. 

2015: Did not see action for the Crusaders ... maintained four seasons of eligibility.

Prep: A three-year letter winner for the Knights...earned All-Conference accolades his senior year...also lettered in baseball twice.

Personal: Matthew is the son of Lee and Donna Messler ... majoring in business management.