2019-20 Football
1 Dimitrios Latsonas K
2-O Trent Salyers QB
2-D Stacey Jones DB
3 Corey Shannon RB
4 Joe Mullen QB
5 Ben Nimz QB
6 Ollie Reese WR
7-O Trey Stablein WR
7-D Akil Mitchell DB
8 Laddie Skarecky LB
9-O Jimmy Seewald QB
9-D Bryce Leach DB
10-O Ashton Ruszkowski QB
10-D Jaxon Peifer LB
11 Kellan McKeag DB
12 JD Koehler WR
14-O Chris Duncan QB
14-D Cam Kelly DB
15 Doug Haugh RB
16 Henry Hebda DB
17 Deuce Larose WR
18 David Hebda DB
19 Patrick Oliva P/K
20-D Jamari Booker DB
21 Elias Earley RB
22 Oscar Lopez WR
23 Jordan Bingham WR
24 Trey Psota LB
25 Riley Allison RB
26-O Stephen Albright WR
26-D Nate Salomon DB
27 Drew Engle RB
28/21 Gavin Twigg DL
29 Kohlton Sherman DB
31 Michael Scarsella DB
32 Cody Boxrucker RB
33 Ben Niesner K/P
34 Cade Bishop DL
35 Donovan Earles DB
36 Austin Petrie LB
37 Malek Williams DB
38 Joey Poloskey LB
39 Jalen Allen DB
40 Alex Kluck TE
41 Jordan Curtis RB
42 Evan Annis LB
43 Jake Marinelli DL
44 Kyle Cartales RB
45 Trejuan Purty DL
46 Austin Martins DL
47 Matthew Messler LB
48 Sergio Gasperoni LB
49 Nick Turner LB
51 David Drs OL
52 Colton Kraus LB
53 Austin Chilton LB
55 Chase Bibler DL
56 Fletcher Christian DL
57 Liam O'Connell DL
64 Bryce Biggs OL
65 Jack Jarnigan OL
66 Sam Vas OL
67 Joe Monahan OL
68 Aaron Byrd OL
69 Stone Dixon OL
70 Jackson Laird OL
72 Drew Parrish OL
73 Braden Russell OL
74 James Zajac OL
75 Brendan O'Doherty OL
78 Nasa Sete DL
79 Zane Sprague OL
81 Kenny Brewer WR
82 Alex Conlin TE
83 Anthony Holmes WR
84 Brett Bittner TE
85 Solomon Davis WR
86 Franck Tsoungui WR
87 Brian Bartholomew K
88 Jacob Berkemeier WR
89 Justin Helm LB
91 Jordan Goebel DL
92 Drew Gedrys DL
93 James Reed DL
94 Nathan Orlandini DL
96 Cameron Germain DL
97 Danny Files DL
98 Evan Satoski DL
99 Carter Puckett LS
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Ben Nimz

#5 Ben Nimz

Pos. QB
Ht. 6-4
Wt. 205
Yr. R-Fr.
Hometown Waukesha, Wis.
High School (Prev. School) Catholic Memorial

Fall 2021 Academic All-PFL Second Team

Fall 2021: Named to the Academic All-PFL Second Team... Saw action in all 11 games... Completed 106 passes for 1,299 yards and nine touchdowns while also rushing for one score... Had a season-high 19 completions in each of the season’s final two games – Nov. 13 at Butler and Nov. 20 vs. Morehead State... Passed for a season-high 241 yards and three touchdowns in the Nov. 13 game at Butler while also notching his first rushing score of the season.

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.