2018-19 Football
1-O Jean Rene WR
1-S Dimitrios Latsonas K
2-O Griffin Norberg WR
2-D Stacey Jones DB
3 Parker Fox WR
4 Joe Mullen QB
5-O Ben Nimz QB
5-D Jalin LeAndre DB
6 Ollie Reese WR
7 Trey Stablein WR
8 Laddie Skarecky LB
9-O Jimmy Seewald QB
9-D Bryce Leach DB
10 Aaron Antoniou LB
11-O Trey Bilinski QB
11-D Christian Campbell DB
12 JD Koehler WR
13-O Ryan Markoff QB
13-S Kyle Ulbrich P/K
14-O Chris Duncan QB
14-D Cam Kelly DB
15-O Doug Haugh RB
15-D Isaac Lane DB
17 Deuce Larose WR
18 Mike Wheeler LB
19-O Beau Saunoris RB
20-O Cam Raupach RB
20-D Jamari Booker DB
21-O Elias Earley RB
21-D Jake Sommers DB
22 Tramone Duncan DB
23 Bailey Gessinger WR
24 Drew Snouffer LB
25 Riley Allison RB
26-O Anthony Maceo RB
26-D Corey Shannon DB
27 Eli Weeks DB
28-O Franck Tsoungui WR
28-D Josmar Diaz-Martinez DB
29 Kohlton Sherman DB
30 Jaxon Peifer LB
31-O Alex Kluck TE
31-D Michael Scarsella DB
32 Cody Boxrucker RB
33-O Conor Beer WR
33-D Gowan Baldwin LB
34 Cade Bishop LB
35 Gavin Twigg LB
36 Austin Petrie LB
37 Kellan McKeag LB
38 Joey Poloskey LB
39 Trey Psota LB
40 Brannen Martin FB
41 Henry Hebda DB
42 Payton Voitik DB
43 Jake Marinelli LB
44 Kyle Cartales RB
45-O Spencer Locke TE
45-D David Hebda DB
47 Matthew Messler LB
48 Sergio Gasperoni LB
49 Nick Turner LB
50 John Horan OL
51 David Drs OL
52 Adrian Guzman DL
53 Riley Edgerton OL
54 Jesse Studyvin DL
55 Peyton Breese OL
56 Fletcher Christian DL
57 Liam O'Connell DL
58 David Mason III DL
60 Andrew Lundberg OL
61 Adam Meyer OL
62 Jordan Adkins OL
63 Braden Russell OL
64 Bryce Biggs OL
65 Jack Jarnigan OL
66 Sam Vas OL
67 Eric Rentschler OL
68 Aaron Byrd OL
69 Alex Helander OL
70 Brady Sullivan OL
71 Brendan O'Doherty OL
72 Solomon Kamara OL
73 Tom Schofield OL
74 James Zajac OL
75 Shannon Taliaferro OL
76 Alex Cotton OL
77 Terrance Roberts OL
78 Nasa Sete DL
79 Thomas Walsh OL
80 Brett Bittner TE
81 Kenny Brewer WR
84 Mason Sutter TE
85 Patrick McNerney WR
88 Alex Ng P
89 Justin Helm LB
90 Isaac Velasco DL
91 Jordan Goebel DL
92 Drew Gedrys DL
93 James Reed DL
94 Nathan Orlandini DL
95 Murphy Osmond DL
96 Cameron Germain DL
97 Jeremiah Olojo DL
98 Brian Bartholomew K
99-S Carter Puckett LS
99-D Jakob Trumpower DL
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Ben Nimz

#5-O Ben Nimz

Pos. QB
Ht. 6-3
Wt. 190
Yr. Fr.
Hometown Waukesha, Wis.
High School (Prev. School) Catholic Memorial

Spring 2021: Appeared in three games including one start… Went 21-of-44 through the air for 304 passing yards and one touchdown… Made his season debut on March 20 vs. Drake and completed four of his nine pass attempts… Took over at quarterback midway through the April 10 game at Morehead State and nearly led the team to its biggest rally since 1995, going 7-of-14 through the air for 77 yards… Made his first career start on April 17 vs. San Diego and led Valpo to an upset victory over a team that was receiving votes nationally, the program’s first win over the Toreros since 2003 and just San Diego’s second league loss in a 42-game span… His first career TD pass was a memorable one as he found Braden Contreras for a 9-yard, go-ahead score that put Valpo ahead 20-19 with 21 seconds on the clock in the game against the Toreros… Finished that contest 10-of-21 for 193 yards including a 45-yard heave to Holden Hodge, the team’s longest pass of the season… Member of PFL Academic Honor Roll… Valparaiso University Presidential Academic Honors Award.

2019: Appeared in one game, making his collegiate debut on Sept. 21 at Truman State… Completed both of his pass attempts for 10 yards in the game against the Bulldogs… Member of PFL Honor Roll.

2018: Did not see action in his first season on campus… Retained four years of eligibility.

Prep: Played in 26 games as the starting quarterback during his junior and senior seasons… Saw his team post a 23-3 record over those 26 starts… Made 232 career completions with a 57.1 percent completion rate… Racked up 3,548 career passing yards and 40 career touchdowns while averaging 15 yards per completion… Led his team to an undefeated 2016 season that culminated with a state championship… Team also won the Classic 8 conference title – considered to be the toughest conference in the state of Wisconsin… Was named to the Classic 8 all-conference team as a junior and senior… Was a three-year letter winner in football while also earning two varsity letters in basketball and participating in track and field as a freshman and sophomore… Was on honor roll for one semester as a sophomore and two semesters as a junior… Down by 14 in Level 2 Playoff Game in 2016 against Wisconsin Lutheran with six minutes remaining, he threw three long touchdown passes (one was called back by a penalty) to tie the game. As the clock ran out, his team kicked a 51-yard field goal for the win on their way to a perfect season and a state championship.

Personal: Son of Dave and Jeri Nimz… Has one sister, Alyssa, and two pets – golden retriever Rylee and cat Lizzie… Majoring in business (finance and analytics)… Born on Nov. 12, 1999.