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 Mikey Appel 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 DL
34 Cade Bishop DL
35 Colin Graves DB
37 Caleb Rao WR
39 Barret Labus WR
40-O Connor Hebbeler TE
40-D Josh Vargas DB
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 DB
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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Jaxon Peifer

#10-D Jaxon Peifer

Pos. LB
Ht. 6-1
Wt. 235
Yr. Sr.
Hometown Normal, Ill.
High School (Prev. School) Normal Community

Spring 2021 All-PFL First Team
Spring 2021 Team Defensive Player of the Year 
2019 All-PFL Honorable Mention 

Spring 2021: Named to the All-PFL First Team… Earned the team’s Defensive Player of the Year Award… Finished as the team leader with 42 tackles (22 solos) while starting all six games… Ranked seventh in the PFL at 7.0 tackles per game… Ranked 15th in the league with 0.33 sacks per game and tied for second with 0.33 forced fumbles per game… Had a pair of sacks, three tackles for loss, two pass breakups, one QB hurry and two forced fumbles during the season… Accumulated eight tackles in the season opener at Butler, his third collegiate game with eight or more stops… Named the team’s Defensive Player of the Week for his March 20 performance vs. Drake, when he registered six tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss and a QB hurry… Tied for the team lead in tackles on March 27 vs. Butler with nine including six solo stops and one sack… Had a team-high nine tackles on April 10 at Morehead State… Had five or more tackles in all six games… Bookended the season with forced fumbles, notching one in the March 13 opener at Butler and one in the April 17 finale vs. San Diego… Member of PFL Academic Honor Roll.

2019: Saw action in 11 of the team’s 12 games, registering 62 tackles (31 solos) and 3.0 tackles for loss… Forced a pair of fumbles while also receiving credit for two QB hurries and a pass breakup… Tied for fourth in the Pioneer Football League with 0.18 forced fumbles per game… Tied for 23rd in the league at 5.6 tackles per game… After having seven tackles over eight games during his freshman season, exceeded his 2018 season total with 10 in the season opener at Eastern Kentucky… Led the team in the tackle department in the game against the Colonels, which was his first career start… Was named the team’s Defensive Player of the Week while also being named the Indiana Army National Guard Player of the Week by Valpo Athletics in Week 1… Led the team with 10 tackles on Nov. 9 vs. Morehead State, equaling the season opener for his season high… Member of PFL Honor Roll.

2018: Had seven tackles over eight games during his freshman campaign… Made his first career tackle in his debut on Sept. 15 at Youngstown State, then had a season-high three tackles in his second appearance on Oct. 6 at Dayton.

Prep: Was a unanimous all-Big 12 Conference first-team selection… Earned three varsity letters… Named all-area first team after leading his team in tackles and TFL… Was a team captain and helped lead his team to an undefeated conference championship… Was named all-conference, all-state academic and honor roll all four years.

Personal: Majoring in nursing… Son of Scott and Keisha Peifer… Has one sister, Skleigh.