2016-17 Football
1-O Jean Rene WR
1-S Dimitrios Latsonas K
2-O Griffin Norberg RB
2-S CJ Elion K
3 Derrick Estell LB
4 J.J. Nunes DB
5-O Ryan Dugan WR
5-D Bryce Crook DB
6 Idode Kerobo DB
7-O Dalton Stokes QB
7-D Kye Hall LB
8 Ryan Moore WR
9 Ryan Shea WR
10 Jarrett Morgan RB
11 Christian Campbell DB
12 JD Koehler WR
13 Grant Papenfuss QB
14 Joe Mullen QB
15-O Chris Duncan QB
15-D Isaac Lane DB
16 Ryan Clarke QB
17 Brandon Riley DB
18 Mike Wheeler LB
19-O Jimmy Seewald QB
19-D Tyler Newkirk LB
20 Jamari Booker DB
21 Elias Earley WR
22 Kyle Dye DB
23 Kellan Hughes DB
24 Drew Snouffer LB
25-O Parker Fox WR
25-X Denzell Conway WR
26 Tim Foley DB
27 Brett Fox TE
28 Josmar Diaz-Martinez DB
29 Jalin LeAndre DB
30 Frank Catrine WR
31 Dylan Johnson SN
32 Cody Boxrucker RB
33 Gowan Baldwin LB
34 Jay Slone LB
35 Kyle Bender DB
36 Parker Welch SN
37 Kyle Farwick SN
38 Kyle Petroff LB
39 Jack Buckey LB
40 Michael O'Brien LB
41 Charlie Hackett DL
42 Jake Iery DL
43 John Regan LB
44 Kyle Cartales RB
45-O Kenneth Floyd RB
45-D Taylor Allen DB
46 Nolan Fortman DB
47 Matthew Messler LB
48 Brent Dickson DL
49 Nick Turner LB
50 John Horan OL
52 Johnathan Coyne LS
54 Jesse Studyvin DE
55 Connor Sperling RB
56 Tristan De La Rosa DL
57 Torrin Sallis LB
59 Tyree Thomas LB
60 Andrew Lundberg OL
61 Sean Pearce OL
63 Sean Stephens OL
64 Connor Rettig OL
65 Jack Jarnigan 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 Brian Lang OL
75 Shannon Taliaferro OL
76 Alex Cotton OL
77 Terrance Roberts OL
78 Ronald Williams OL
80 Austin Petrie RB
81 Brannen Martin TE
82 Jayson Reckards WR
83 Chris Orlich WR
84 Mason Sutter TE
85 Ronnie Reitz WR
86 Bailey Gessinger WR
87-O Martin Petruf TE
87-D Jordan Goebel DL
88 Alex Ng K/P
89 Thomas Hassel TE
90 Brandon Doepke DL
93 James Reed DL
94 James Zajac DL
95 Murphy Osmond DL
97 Michael Penn DL
98 Jake Simpson K
99 Jakob Trumpower DL
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Matthew Messler

#47 Matthew Messler

Pos. LB
Ht. 6-0
Wt. 235
Yr. R-Fr.
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.