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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James Zajac

#94 James Zajac

Pos. DL
Ht. 6-6
Wt. 240
Yr. Fr.
Hometown Tinley Park, Ill.
High School (Prev. School) Andrew

2019: Played in eight games on Valpo’s offensive line… Member of PFL Honor Roll.

2018: Appeared in one game, Nov. 10 vs. Jacksonville… Member of the PFL Honor Roll.

2017: Saw action in two games… Made his collegiate debut on Oct. 14 vs. Marist before also playing in the Oct. 28 win over Morehead State.

2016: Did not see action in his first year on campus... Retained four seasons of eligibility. 

Prep: A three-year letter winner for the Thunderbolts ... an All-Conference honoree as a senior after missing half of his junior season with three broken bones in his foot... received Scholar-Athlete Award each year ... also earned two letters in track and field and one letter in basketball ... member of National Honor Society.

Personal: Son of Jim and Cathy Zajac ... Majoring in finance with a minor in business analytics … Interned at Applied Systems during the 2019 summer and has worked in the athletic ticket office at Valpo… Is a member of Pi Kappa Alpha on campus. Previously served as the fraternity’s treasurer and is currently the VP of Membership Development… Has participated in numerous community service events with both Pi Kappa Alpha and the football team… Has 26 cousins, 23 of them on his mother’s side… Is a huge fan of NASCAR and has been to numerous races at the Chicagoland Speedway… Father was a first-team all-Catholic League first baseman for St. Laurence High School… Uncle is a baker in Downers Grove, Ill.. Wants to be a financial analyst when he graduates.