2019-20 Football
1 Dimitrios Latsonas K
2-O Trent Salyers QB
2-D Stacey Jones DB
3 Corey Shannon RB
4 Joe Mullen QB
5 Ben Nimz QB
6 Ollie Reese WR
7-O Trey Stablein WR
7-D Akil Mitchell DB
8 Laddie Skarecky LB
9-O Jimmy Seewald QB
9-D Bryce Leach DB
10-O Ashton Ruszkowski QB
10-D Jaxon Peifer LB
11 Kellan McKeag DB
12 JD Koehler WR
14-O Chris Duncan QB
14-D Cam Kelly DB
15 Doug Haugh RB
16 Henry Hebda DB
17 Deuce Larose WR
18 David Hebda DB
19 Patrick Oliva P/K
20-D Jamari Booker DB
21 Elias Earley RB
22 Oscar Lopez WR
23 Jordan Bingham WR
24 Trey Psota LB
25 Riley Allison RB
26-O Stephen Albright WR
26-D Nate Salomon DB
27 Drew Engle RB
28/21 Gavin Twigg DL
29 Kohlton Sherman DB
31 Michael Scarsella DB
32 Cody Boxrucker RB
33 Ben Niesner K/P
34 Cade Bishop DL
35 Donovan Earles DB
36 Austin Petrie LB
37 Malek Williams DB
38 Joey Poloskey LB
39 Jalen Allen DB
40 Alex Kluck TE
41 Jordan Curtis RB
42 Evan Annis LB
43 Jake Marinelli DL
44 Kyle Cartales RB
45 Trejuan Purty DL
46 Austin Martins DL
47 Matthew Messler LB
48 Sergio Gasperoni LB
49 Nick Turner LB
51 David Drs OL
52 Colton Kraus LB
53 Austin Chilton LB
55 Chase Bibler DL
56 Fletcher Christian DL
57 Liam O'Connell DL
64 Bryce Biggs OL
65 Jack Jarnigan OL
66 Sam Vas OL
67 Joe Monahan OL
68 Aaron Byrd OL
69 Stone Dixon OL
70 Jackson Laird OL
72 Drew Parrish OL
73 Braden Russell OL
74 James Zajac OL
75 Brendan O'Doherty OL
78 Nasa Sete DL
79 Zane Sprague OL
81 Kenny Brewer WR
82 Alex Conlin TE
83 Anthony Holmes WR
84 Brett Bittner TE
85 Solomon Davis WR
86 Franck Tsoungui WR
87 Brian Bartholomew K
88 Jacob Berkemeier WR
89 Justin Helm LB
91 Jordan Goebel DL
92 Drew Gedrys DL
93 James Reed DL
94 Nathan Orlandini DL
96 Cameron Germain DL
97 Danny Files DL
98 Evan Satoski DL
99 Carter Puckett LS
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Ben Niesner

#33 Ben Niesner

Pos. K/P
Ht. 6-0
Wt. 190
Yr. Jr.
Hometown Black Diamond, Wash.
High School (Prev. School) Tahoma (Portland State)

2019 All-PFL Honorable Mention 

2019: Received All-PFL Honorable Mention recognition... Averaged 39.4 yards per punt over 65 punts, the best mark by a Valpo punter with at least 20 attempts since Greg Wood’s 40.9 yard average in 2012… Ranked fifth in the league in yards per punt… Knocked 12 punts inside the 20 and had six punts of 50 yards or longer… Booted a 56-yard punt in his home debut on Sept. 14 vs. Central Connecticut, the longest Valpo punt since the second game of the 2016 season, when Alex Ng struck a 59 yarder at Sacred Heart… Had 10 punts for 404 yards on Sept. 21 at Truman State, becoming the 17th punter in the FCS nation with a 10-punt game in 2019 and the first Valpo player to hit double figures in single-game punts since 2013… Ran for 10 yards and a first down on a fake punt play on Oct. 5 at Drake. Booted a pair of punts for 50+ yards in that game against the Bulldogs… Had two punts of greater than 50 yards on Oct. 19 at San Diego… Averaged 40.7 yards per punt on six punts, including a punt of 48 yards and two downed inside the 20 on Nov. 9 vs. Morehead State… Member of PFL Honor Roll.

Portland State (2017-2018): Earned the starting role at punter… Averaged 38.5 yards per punt while booting rugby-style kicks… Big Sky All-Academic Team performer… Member of the Dean’s List.

High School: Competed in two years of varsity basketball… Was the National Honor Society Vice President and graduated with honors… Did not play high school football and didn’t start punting until after his senior year of high school, when he began teaching himself how to punt.

Personal: Majoring in exercise science… Birthday is Feb. 18… Son of Kenneth and Corrin Niesner… Has one brother, Austin… Hobbies/interests include video games and working out… Started school at Oregon State in 2016-17 until transferring to Portland State, where he beat out a scholarship punter and became the starter for the final game of 2017 and all of 2018… Before his first year at Portland State in 2017, hadn’t played football in his life except a brief stint of youth football.