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
Full Roster
Austin Petrie

#80 Austin Petrie

Pos. RB
Ht. 5-10
Wt. 210
Yr. Fr.
Hometown Livonia, Mich.
High School (Prev. School) Stevenson

2018 All-PFL Honorable Mention 

2018: Received All-PFL Honorable Mention... Finished third on the team with 80 tackles (35 solos) including a team-high 9.5 TFL for 45 yards… Ranked seventh in the PFL with 7.3 tackles per game and second in the league with 5.5 sacks, 0.5 per game…Tied for eighth in the PFL with 9.5 TFL, 0.86 per game…  Led the team in sacks with 5.5 for 38 yards and had a forced fumble… Was the only player in the PFL with at least 2.0 sacks in multiple games during the season… Started the year with his first career double-figure tackle performance as he racked up 10 in the Sept. 8 season opener at Duquesne… Had 2.0 sacks on Oct. 27 vs. Drake, the most by a Valpo player in a game since John Guilford in 2015… Had a season-high 11 tackles on Nov. 3 to establish a new personal best and share the team lead in the game at Marist. Also forced a fumble in that game… Finished the season with the most TFL by a Valpo player since John Guilford has 12 in 2015, the most sacks since Guilford also had 5.5 in 2014 and the most yards from sacks (38) by any Valpo player since Adam Rundh had 55 in 2007.

2017: Switched to linebacker for the 2017 season… Appeared in nine games and made seven starts… Made 42 tackles including 23 solos… Had 1.5 tackles for loss (4 yards)… Shared the team lead with three interceptions… Forced a fumble in the Sept. 2 season opener at Montana… Made his first career interception on Oct. 14 vs. Marist, one of five Valpo picks in a 49-15 win over the Red Foxes… Grabbed his second and third interceptions of the year in to account for half of Valpo’s four interceptions in a 63-32 win vs. Morehead State on Oct. 28… Had a career-high nine tackles on Nov. 11 at Butler, helping the Crusaders to a 36-28 win over the rival Bulldogs… Only Crusader with a multiple interception game in 2017.

2016: Played in eight games during his freshman season, mostly on special teams... Made two tackles in his collegiate debut on Sept. 24 vs. Davidson... Made his first appearance at running back on Nov. 5 at Dayton, rushing for 76 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries. 

Prep: A three-year letter winner for the Spartans ... earned Honorable Mention All-State honors as a senior ... a two-time First Team All-Metro West and All-Conference selection ... team captain as a senior ... holds program records for most all-purpose yards in a single game (349) and longest passing touchdown (99 yards) ... also earned two letters apiece in baseball and track and field.

Personal: Son of Tod Truxell and Kimberly Petrie-Truxell ... Majoring in physical education… Worked for his step dad’s company Truxell Electric handling pick-up and delivery while working part-time at Legacy Fitness during the summer prior his senior season… Has become quite talented with the kendama, a traditional Japanese skill toy… Came to Valpo as a running back before transitioning to linebacker… Is the only member of his family who has played a collegiate sport… Mother is actively involved in the Valpo football program as a team mom… Hopes to follow in Griffin Norberg’s footsteps and play professional football in Europe after graduation… Plans to become a physical education teacher.