2021-22 Football
1-O Jeffrey Jackson QB
1-D Keyon Turner DB
2-O Chuck Maxwell WR
2-D Evan Annis LB
3-O Robert Washington RB
3-D Jadarius Horton DB
4-O Matt Ross WR
4-D Trejuan Purty DL
5-O Ben Nimz QB
5-D Donovan Earles DB
6-O Ollie Reese WR
6-D Gavin Twigg LB
7-O Nick Orekoya RB
7-D Josh Gholston DB
8 Teryn Berry QB
9-O Cam Livingston WR
9-D Nicholas Price Jr. DL
10-O Solomon Davis WR
10-D Jaxon Peifer LB
11 Gabe Lawson QB
12 Jordan Bingham WR
13 Braden Contreras WR
14 Marvin Rushing DB
15 Doug Haugh RB
16 Mason Kaplan QB
17-O Michael Appel Jr. QB
17-D DJ Pallan LB
19-O Tytus Ragle WR
19-D Jamauri Jackson DB
20-O Trey Stablein WR
20-D Austin Chilton DB
21-O Myles Parker WR
21-D Anthony Sciarroni DB
22 Oscar Lopez LB
24 Trey Psota LB
25 Garner Jones WR
26 Jaedon Orr RB
27 Luke Patterson DB
29 Kohlton Sherman DB
30-O Darius Lane RB
30-D Jalen McBride DB
31-O Trent Pennington WR
31-D Max Franco DB
32-O Henry Helgeson WR
32-D Cole Adams DB
33-S Ben Niesner K/P
33-D Akil Mitchell DB
34 Cade Bishop DL
35 Colin Graves DB
37 Caleb Rao WR
39 Barret Labus RB
40 Connor Hebbeler TE
41 Johnny Fairbank DB
42 Adam Mekky LB
43 Jake Marinelli DL
44-S Patrick Oliva P/K
44-O Evan Jernegan TE
45-O Jahni Clarke RB
45-D Brian Hunter III DB
46 Austin Martins DL
47 Uko Umana LB
48 Hayden McDonald LB
49 Jackson Dorr P
50 Jake Birmingham LB
51 Max Kobs LB
52 Michael Momber DL
53 Trent Miller DL
55 Ayden Davison LB
56 Fletcher Christian DL
57 Hayden Bedell LB
58 James Doerer LB
59 Chase Folkestad DL
60 Tyler Eberhart OL
61 Jacob Ford OL
62 Carter Woody OL
63 Bennett Meyers OL
64 Ryan Merklinger OL
66 Josh Leathers OL
67 Joe Monahan OL
68 Aaron Byrd OL
69 Stone Dixon OL
70 Jeremiah Orr OL
72 Drew Parrish OL
73 Danny Files OL
74 Brett Gray OL
75 Jon Stone OL
76 Nolan Garrard OL
77 Brendan O'Doherty OL
78 Keith Szczepanski OL
79 Andrew Covert OL
81 Josh Becton WR
82 Alex Conlin TE
83 Rylen Richardson WR
84 Brett Bittner TE
85 Liam O'Connell TE
86 Dom Grguric WR
87-O Seth Broussard TE
87-S Brian Bartholomew K
88-O Diego Del Castillo WR
88-D George Dristiliaris DL
89 Jake Vickers TE
90 Sam Hafner DL
91 Tommy Palmer LS
92 Gaillin Mitchell DL
93 Kurt Kessen DL
94 Nathan Orlandini DL
95 James Keighley DL
96 Kevin Spelman DL
97 George Trojanek DL
99-S Ryan Hawk K
99-D Breydan Ford DL
Daniel Heinrich OL
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Evan Annis

#2-D Evan Annis

Pos. LB
Ht. 6-1
Wt. 220
Yr. R-So.
Hometown Hilliard, Ohio
High School (Prev. School) Hilliard Davidson

2023 PFL Scholar-Athlete of the Year
2023 All-PFL Second Team
2023 Phil Steele All-PFL Second Team
2023 Academic All-PFL First Team
2023 Team Four-Year Man Award
2023 CSC Academic All-District
2023 Preseason Phil Steele All-PFL Third Team 
2022 Team Most Inspirational Player Award 
2022 Phil Steele Preseason All-PFL Second Team
Fall 2021 All-PFL Honorable Mention
Fall 2021 Academic All-PFL First Team
Spring 2021 All-PFL Second Team

Spring 2021 Academic All-PFL First Team
Spring 2021 Koenig Award (Outstanding Sportsmanship & Character) 

2023: Started all 11 games in his return to the gridiron after missing the previous season with an injury... Ranked 12th in the PFL in tackles per game at 7.18... Totaled a team-high 79 tackles including 30 solos, 5.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks... Had four QB hurries and three pass breakups... Had nine or more tackles in four of his last five games including a season-high 10 stops on two occasions – Oct. 21 at Davidson and Nov. 4 vs. Dayton... Had two sacks including one on third down in overtime of the Senior Day win over Stetson on Nov. 11... Became the first Valpo player to earn PFL Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors since the award began in 2014... Named to the All-PFL Second Team, Phil Steele All-PFL Second Team and Academic All-PFL First Team... Presented with the team’s Four-Year Man Award... Named to CSC Academic All-District Team.

2022: Suffered a season-ending knee injury in preseason camp and missed the entire season.

Fall 2021: Named All-PFL Honorable Mention... Earned Academic All-PFL First Team for a second straight season... Appeared in all 11 games and finished second on the team with 68 tackles while his 6.18 tackles per game ranked 19th in the PFL... Half of 68 tackles were solo stops... Notched four tackles for loss, two pass breakups, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery including a 35-yard return... Had six games with seven tackles or more including five straight from Oct. 2 to Nov. 6... Had a season-high nine tackles on two occasions – Oct. 2 vs. Marist and Nov. 6 vs. Presbyterian... Forced a fumble on Sept. 18 vs. Dartmouth... Recovered a fumble and returned it 35 yards on Nov. 13 at Butler.

Spring 2021: Earned All-PFL Second Team, Academic All-PFL First Team and the team’s Koenig Award, which is presented annually to an individual who displays outstanding sportsmanship and character… Ranked second on the team and eighth in the league with 6.8 tackles per game… Totaled 41 tackles including 15 solos during the six-game season while also accruing 2.5 tackles for loss and a pass breakup… Shared the team lead in tackles with nine including 1 ½ TFL on March 20 vs. Drake… Again tied for the team lead with nine tackles on March 27 vs. Butler… Led the team in tackles for the third straight game and had eight or more for the third consecutive contest with an eight-tackle output in the April 3 win at Drake… Member of PFL Academic Honor Roll... Started all six games.

2019: Appeared in four games in his first season on campus, retaining four years of eligibility… Had eight tackles for the season including five in his debut on Sept. 21 at Truman State… Had three tackles including a sack for a 10-yard loss on Oct. 5 vs. Drake… Member of PFL Honor Roll.

Prep (Athletic): Was a three-year starter, playing outside linebacker as a sophomore before moving to an inside linebacker / tight end as a junior and senior… Achieved all-league honors all three years, second team as a sophomore and first team as a junior and senior… Was honorable mention all-district as a junior, first team all-district as a senior, This Week News Super 25 First Team (senior), Columbus Dispatch Second Team All-Metro Team (senior), a National Football Foundation Ernie Godfrey Award recipient (conference scholar-athlete) as a senior,  the OCC Central Defensive Player of the Year in the 2018, Rivalry Series Student-Athlete Award (senior), the Most Efficient Offensive Lineman team award (junior) and the Most Efficient Defensive Player team award (senior)… Racked up 117 tackles in 11 games as a sophomore, finishing as the team’s third leading tackler… Had 103 tackles in 10 games as a junior, finishing second on the team… Was second on the team with 121 tackles in 12 games as a senior with three forced fumbles… Helped his team win conference championships his sophomore and senior years… Was a team captain as a junior and senior… Helped his team finish 9-1 in the regular season and 11-2 overall during his senior season… Was a four-year letter winner in lacrosse, earning 2018 and 2019 U.S. Lacrosse Academic All-American honors while earning second-team all-league (sophomore and junior), Most Improved Player (freshman), Sportsmanship Team Award (junior), Second Team All-Region (junior and senior), First Team All-League (senior), Broyles Leadership Team Award (senior), Team Scholar-Athlete Award (senior), the OHSAA Scholar-Athlete Award (senior) and Team MVP (senior).

Prep (Academic & Community Service): Maintained a 4.0 GPA all through high school with 4.0 awards and honors plus honor roll on every report card… Graduated with an honors diploma... Community service included special needs prom, local food bank, tutoring in school math lab, 2nd & 7 Foundation and elementary school reader for Readers and Leaders program… Successfully planned, organized and executed a food drive with member of Hilliard Schools Superintendent Student Advisory Committee to benefit the Mid-Ohio Food Bank.

Personal: Majoring in bioengineering… Birthday is Aug. 26… Son of Jeff and Leigh Ann Annis… Has two older brothers – Kyle (oldest) and Brett (middle)… Both older brothers played college football, Kyle at Butler and Brett at Division-III Capital in Columbus, Ohio… Started playing football in kindergarten… Played lacrosse for 10 years… Enjoys playing with his dog, hiking, traveling and being outside… Has skin grafts on his hand and ankle from pulling a curling iron down on himself when he was eight months old.