The Valparaiso University football team boasted five members of the Preseason All-Pioneer Football League Team, which was announced by the league office on Wednesday.
After finishing tied for second in the Pioneer Football League standings and posting the program’s best winning percentage since 2003 during the Spring 2021 campaign, the Valparaiso University football team carries significant momentum into the Fall 2021 season.
During a Spring 2021 season where the Valparaiso University football program increased its performance in competition, the squad also elevated its output in the classroom.
Bishop Garners CoSIDA Academic All-District Honors
Linebacker Jaxon Peifer (Normal, Ill. / Normal Community) earned Defensive Player of the Year honors, while running back Robert Washington (Huntersville, N.C. / East Gaston) was named the team’s Offensive Player of the Year and punter Ben Niesner (Black Diamond, Wash. / Tahoma [Portland State]) secured Special Teams Player of the Year accolades.
The Valparaiso University football program continued to haul in postseason recognition on Wednesday as a pair of rookies received Freshman All-American honors from HERO Sports for their performances this spring. Defensive back Keyon Turner (Chicago, Ill. / Marist) and kick returner Charlie Maxwell (Elkhart, Ind. / Elkhart Christian Academy) both earned the high accolade.
The Valparaiso University Department of Athletics will hold a postseason edition of “Inside Valpo Football,” a virtual conversation with head coach Landon Fox, on Thursday, May 13 at 4 p.m. Central Time.
After finishing with the program’s best winning percentage since 2003 and achieving the team’s highest finish in the Pioneer Football League standings since that same season during a successful Spring 2021 slate, the Valparaiso University football team has revealed its schedule for the Fall 2021 season.
Valparaiso University football senior Ben Niesner (Black Diamond, Wash. / Tahoma [Portland State]) added another high honor to a week filled with recognition on Friday as he was named a semifinalist for national FCS Punter of the Year.