One of the pillars of a vastly-improved Valpo defense received accolades as the Pioneer Football League announced its preseason awards Wednesday morning. Senior Alex Green was named to the preseason All-PFL linebackers corps following his 108-tackle campaign in 2014.
The Crusaders are projected to finish 9th in the Pioneer Football League this season, according to preseason polling of the league’s head coaches. San Diego (89 pts.) is expected to defend its crown, but Dayton (87 pts.) and Drake (86 pts.) are anticipated to round out a highly-competitive podium.
Former football standout and Valparaiso Hall of Fame member Garry Puetz ('72) has once again graced the National Football Foundation's (NFF) ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. Puetz is one of two former Valpo football players to earn a Super Bowl ring (1982).
The ink has at last dried on the final Letters of Agreement (LoA) for Dave Cecchini and his coaching staff. The latest recruiting class touts 53 players from 14 different states. "It is a big class numerically, but we are also thrilled with the quality of the class. I expect a lot of these young men to make an immediate impact on the gridiron for us this fall," Cecchini said.
Valpo football graduated senior Stuart Barkley was among the 826 total players selected nationwide as members of the 2015 National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society.
Three Valpo football players have put their heads - and hands - together to establish the University's first robotic football team. See how Hayden Hast, Jake Hutson, and J.T. Rotroff's intelligence and resourcefulness have made them Champions in the Classroom.
Jake Hutson ran for two touchdowns while Frank Catrine dazzled the crowd with his speed and moves down the sideline on a 47 screen pass that went for six in the 15th annual Brown and Gold Game on Saturday afternoon at Brown Field.
The annual Brown vs. Gold spring game is slated for Saturday, April 18th at 11:00 am as head football coach Dave Cecchini's rebuilding project is in its next phase. Cecchini is expecting around 95 players to report camp this summer; however, only 54 of those are on campus right now. As a result, this year's exhibition will deviate from last spring's draft style game.