28 Joey Valdivia
28 Joey Valdivia
Height: 5-10
Weight: 210
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Grayslake, Ill.
High School: Grayslake Central
Position: RB
Major: Sociology & Anthropology
gp 10
yds 1809
yds/g 180.9
td 26
CAREER HIGHS
CATEGORY NO. OPPONENT / DATE
Carries 41 vs. Macalester College on Sept. 30, 2017
Rushing Yards 295 at Beloit College on Sept. 2, 2017
Touchdowns 6 vs. Knox College on Oct. 29, 2016
Receptions 5 vs. Macalester College on Sept. 30, 2017
Recieving Yards 72 at Carleton College on Sept. 10, 2016
Touchdowns 1 Five Times (last at Cornell College on Oct. 14, 2017)

 

AWARDS
YEAR AWARDS
2012 1st varsity letter
2015 2nd varsity letter
Forester Athlete of the Week (Oct. 1)
Second Team All-Midwest Conference 
2016 3rd varsity letter
Midwest Conference Offensive Performer of the Week (Sept. 6)
D3football.com Team of the Week (Sept. 6)
Forester Athlete of the Week (Oct. 13)
Midwest Conference Offensive Performer of the Week (Oct. 17)
Forester Athlete of the Week (Oct. 20
Midwest Conference Offensive Performer of the Week (Oct. 24)
Midwest Conference Offensive Performer of the Week (Oct. 31)
First Team All-Midwest Conference
D3football.com First Team All-West Region
D3football.com Third Team All-American
Team's Most Valuable Player
2017 4th varsity letter
D3football.com Preseason All-American
Team Captain
D3football.com Team of the Week (Sept. 5)
Forester Athlete of the Week (Sept. 7)
Midwest Conference Offensive Performer of the Week (Sept. 11)
Midwest Conference Offensive Performer of the Week (Sept. 25)
D3football.com Team of the Week (Sept. 26)
Midwest Conference Offensive Performer of the Week (Oct. 16)
First Team All-Midwest Conference South Division
Midwest Conference Offensive Skill Position Most Valuable Player
D3football.com First Team All-West Region
American Football Coaches Association First Team All-American
D3football.com Third Team All-American
Team's Most Valuable Player

 

OTHER NOTABLES
YEAR NOTES
2012 Played in every game
Led the team in yards per carry and ranked second in rushing attempts, yards, and touchdowns
Also led the squad in kickoff return yards and average and finished third in all-purpose yards
Finished second on the team in special teams tackles
Ranked 88th in the nation in kickoff return average
Ran for 26 yards and returned four kicks for 101 yards in season opener at Concordia Univ. Chicago on Sept. 1
Scored first career touchdown against Lawrence University on Sept. 8
Had seven carries, including a season-long 44-yarder, for 81 yards against Knox College on Sept. 22
Ran for 49 yards and a touchdown and had a season-long 46-yard kickoff return against Illinois College on Oct. 6
Rushed for a season-high 136 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries at Monmouth College on Oct. 13
Scored fourth rushing touchdown of the season against Cornell College on Oct. 20
Caught first three passes of his career for 24 yards at St. Norbert College on Nov. 10 
2015 Saw action in six of 10 contests
Ranked second on the team in rushing yards and touchdowns and sixth in all-purpose yards
Posted the third-highest yards-per-carry average in a season in program history
Carried the ball 13 times for 166 yards and three touchdowns against Beloit College on Sept. 28
12.8 yards-per-carry average against Beloit on Sept. 26 ranks second in team history
Had 11 carries for 68 yards and a score against Knox College on Oct. 10
171 rushing yards against Cornell College on Oct. 31 ranks tied-for-10th in team annals
Finished second season with highest career yards-per-carry average in program history
2016 Started every game
Set single-season team records for rushing yards, rushing touchdowns, and total points
Led the Midwest Conference and nation in rushing touchdowns and total points
Finished first in the league in scoring, rushing touchdowns, and rushing yards and second in yards per carry
Set a conference record for rushing touchdowns in a season
Was fourth in the country in rushing per game, ninth in yards per carry, and 10th in all-purpose yards per contest
Matched the seventh-highest single-season scoring average in NCAA Division III history
Scored at least one touchdown in every game
Finished with at least 100 rushing yards and two or more touchdowns in all but one contest
Ran for 224 yards and two touchdowns and caught a touchdown pass in opener against Beloit College on Sept. 3
Had 146 rushing yards, three rushing scores, and a season-high 72 receiving yards at Carleton College on Sept. 10
Rushed for 165 yards and three touchdowns at Cornell College on Sept. 17
Finished with 132 rushing yards and four scores against Ripon College on Oct. 8
Carried the ball 30 times for 278 yards and four touchdowns at Macalester College on Oct. 15
Ran for 203 yards and tied a program record with six rushing touchdowns against Knox College on Oct. 29
Also set a team record by averaging 14.5 yards per carry against Knox on Oct. 29
Finished third year with most career rushing touchdowns and highest yards per carry average in school history
Also ranks second in team history in total career touchdowns and points and third in rushing yards
2017 Started every game for the second straight season
Led the Midwest Conference and in rushing yards, points, and all-purpose yards
Posted the second-highest single-season rushing yardage total in league history
Finished first in the nation in scoring, second in all-purpose yards, third in rushing touchdowns, and fourth in rushing yards
Matched the seventh-highest single-season scoring average in NCAA Division III history
Recorded the highest rushing yardage total in program history and matched his own school record for total touchdowns
Rushing touchdown total ranked second in team annals and yards-per-carry average sixth
Ran for at least 100 yards in all but one game and 200 or more five times
Scored at least one touchdown in all but one contest and three or more six times
Had 36 carries for a season-high 295 yards, three catches for 36 yards, and three total touchdowns in opener at Beloit College on Sept. 2
Rushed for 221 yards and three scores and had 31 receiving yards with another touchdown against Carleton College on Sept. 9
Ran the ball 30 times for 268 yards and five touchdowns at Lawrence University on Sept. 23
Racked up 41 carries for 170 yards and scored three total touchdowns against Macalester College on Sept. 30
Had 160 yards from scrimmage and five total touchdowns and became program's career rushing leader at Cornell College on Oct. 14
Scored four rushing touchdowns and amassed 224 yards on the ground against Grinnell College on Oct. 21
Ran for 218 yards and three scores at Illinois College on Nov. 4
Finished as Foresters' career leader in rushing yards, rushing touchdowns, yards per carry, total touchdowns, and points
Ranks second in MWC history in career rushing and overall touchdowns, fifth in yards per carry, and seventh in rushing yards
Also ranks 16th in NCAA Division III history in career points per game and tied-for-21st in career points
Recent Games
Oct 7 Knox W, 28-21
Oct 14 at Cornell W, 56-28
Oct 21 Grinnell W, 70-6
Oct 28 Monmouth L, 42-7
Nov 4 at Illinois Col. W, 28-21
Nov 11 Chicago L, 33-13
Statistics category Overall Conf
Rushes 279 120
Yards 1809 750
Yards per game 180.9 150.0
Yards per rush 6.5 6.3
Touchdowns 26 12
Fumbles 4 2
Fumbles lost 3 1
Date Opponent Score comp att pct yds y/a td int sac yds
Sep 2 at Beloit W, 37-27 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 9 Carleton W, 48-46 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 23 at Lawrence W, 42-26 0 1 .0% 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Sep 30 Macalester W, 41-26 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 7 Knox W, 28-21 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 14 at Cornell W, 56-28 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 21 Grinnell W, 70-6 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 28 Monmouth L, 42-7 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 4 at Illinois Col. W, 28-21 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 11 Chicago L, 33-13 - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rush yds y/a lng td fum lost
Sep 2 at Beloit W, 37-27 36 295 8.2 75 2 1 1
Sep 9 Carleton W, 48-46 27 221 8.2 48 3 - -
Sep 23 at Lawrence W, 42-26 30 268 8.9 61 5 - -
Sep 30 Macalester W, 41-26 41 170 4.1 19 2 - -
Oct 7 Knox W, 28-21 23 55 2.4 13 1 - -
Oct 14 at Cornell W, 56-28 20 126 6.3 40 4 - -
Oct 21 Grinnell W, 70-6 19 224 11.8 60 4 1 0
Oct 28 Monmouth L, 42-7 23 127 5.5 27 0 1 1
Nov 4 at Illinois Col. W, 28-21 35 218 6.2 24 3 - -
Nov 11 Chicago L, 33-13 25 105 4.2 23 2 1 1
Date Opponent Score rec yds y/r lng td fum lost
Sep 2 at Beloit W, 37-27 3 36 12.0 20 1 1 1
Sep 9 Carleton W, 48-46 3 31 10.3 29 1 - -
Sep 23 at Lawrence W, 42-26 2 -4 -2.0 1 0 - -
Sep 30 Macalester W, 41-26 5 25 5.0 11 1 - -
Oct 7 Knox W, 28-21 3 48 16.0 31 0 - -
Oct 14 at Cornell W, 56-28 1 34 34.0 34 1 - -
Oct 21 Grinnell W, 70-6 1 8 8.0 8 0 1 0
Oct 28 Monmouth L, 42-7 3 11 3.7 12 0 1 1
Nov 4 at Illinois Col. W, 28-21 3 24 8.0 15 0 - -
Nov 11 Chicago L, 33-13 3 24 8.0 14 0 1 1
Date Opponent Score fgm fga lng xpm xpa pts
Sep 2 at Beloit W, 37-27 - - - - - 0
Sep 9 Carleton W, 48-46 - - - - - 0
Sep 23 at Lawrence W, 42-26 - - - - - 0
Sep 30 Macalester W, 41-26 - - - - - 0
Oct 7 Knox W, 28-21 - - - - - 0
Oct 14 at Cornell W, 56-28 - - - - - 0
Oct 21 Grinnell W, 70-6 - - - - - 0
Oct 28 Monmouth L, 42-7 - - - - - 0
Nov 4 at Illinois Col. W, 28-21 - - - - - 0
Nov 11 Chicago L, 33-13 - - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score punt yds avg long in20 fc tb blk
Sep 2 at Beloit W, 37-27 - - - - - - - -
Sep 9 Carleton W, 48-46 - - - - - - - -
Sep 23 at Lawrence W, 42-26 - - - - - - - -
Sep 30 Macalester W, 41-26 - - - - - - - -
Oct 7 Knox W, 28-21 - - - - - - - -
Oct 14 at Cornell W, 56-28 - - - - - - - -
Oct 21 Grinnell W, 70-6 - - - - - - - -
Oct 28 Monmouth L, 42-7 - - - - - - - -
Nov 4 at Illinois Col. W, 28-21 - - - - - - - -
Nov 11 Chicago L, 33-13 - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score kr yds avg lng td pr yds avg lng td
Sep 2 at Beloit W, 37-27 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 9 Carleton W, 48-46 1 28 28.0 28 0 - - - - -
Sep 23 at Lawrence W, 42-26 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 30 Macalester W, 41-26 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 7 Knox W, 28-21 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 14 at Cornell W, 56-28 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 21 Grinnell W, 70-6 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 28 Monmouth L, 42-7 3 72 24.0 29 0 - - - - -
Nov 4 at Illinois Col. W, 28-21 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 11 Chicago L, 33-13 2 40 20.0 25 0 - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gp rush rcv pr kr yds
Sep 2 at Beloit W, 37-27 1 295 36 - - 331
Sep 9 Carleton W, 48-46 1 221 31 - 28 280
Sep 23 at Lawrence W, 42-26 1 268 -4 - - 264
Sep 30 Macalester W, 41-26 1 170 25 - - 195
Oct 7 Knox W, 28-21 1 55 48 - - 103
Oct 14 at Cornell W, 56-28 1 126 34 - - 160
Oct 21 Grinnell W, 70-6 1 224 8 - - 232
Oct 28 Monmouth L, 42-7 1 127 11 - 72 210
Nov 4 at Illinois Col. W, 28-21 1 218 24 - - 242
Nov 11 Chicago L, 33-13 1 105 24 - 40 169
Date Opponent Score pts rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm saf misc 2pt
Sep 2 at Beloit W, 37-27 18 2 1 - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 9 Carleton W, 48-46 24 3 1 0 - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 23 at Lawrence W, 42-26 30 5 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 30 Macalester W, 41-26 18 2 1 - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 7 Knox W, 28-21 6 1 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 14 at Cornell W, 56-28 30 4 1 - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 21 Grinnell W, 70-6 24 4 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 28 Monmouth L, 42-7 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 4 at Illinois Col. W, 28-21 18 3 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 11 Chicago L, 33-13 12 2 0 0 - - - - - - 0 -
Date Opponent Score tack ast tot sack lost tfl yds ff fr td int yds td brup blk saf
Sep 2 at Beloit W, 37-27 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 9 Carleton W, 48-46 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 23 at Lawrence W, 42-26 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 30 Macalester W, 41-26 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 7 Knox W, 28-21 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 14 at Cornell W, 56-28 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 21 Grinnell W, 70-6 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 28 Monmouth L, 42-7 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 4 at Illinois Col. W, 28-21 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 11 Chicago L, 33-13 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
2012-13 10 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2013-14 - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2015-16 6 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2016-17 10 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2017-18 10 0 1 .0% 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0
Total 36 0 1 .0% 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
2012-13 10 62 372 37.2 6.0 4 44 1 1
2013-14 - - - - - - - - -
2015-16 6 64 454 75.7 7.1 5 71 2 1
2016-17 10 215 1535 153.5 7.1 29 74 1 1
2017-18 10 279 1809 180.9 6.5 26 75 4 3
Total 36 620 4170 115.8 6.7 64 75 8 6
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
2012-13 10 3 0.3 24 2.4 8.0 0 20
2013-14 - - - - - - - -
2015-16 6 1 0.2 5 0.8 5.0 0 5
2016-17 10 20 2.0 211 21.1 10.6 1 53
2017-18 10 27 2.7 237 23.7 8.8 4 34
Total 36 51 1.4 477 13.3 9.4 5 53
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
2012-13 10 - - - - - - - 0
2013-14 - - - - - - - - 0
2015-16 6 - - - - - - - 0
2016-17 10 - - - - - - - 0
2017-18 10 - - - - - - - 0
Total 36 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
2012-13 10 - - - - - - - -
2013-14 - - - - - - - - -
2015-16 6 - - - - - - - -
2016-17 10 - - - - - - - -
2017-18 10 - - - - - - - -
Total 36 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
2012-13 13 292 22.5 0 46 - - - - -
2013-14 - - - - - - - - - -
2015-16 - - - - - - - - - -
2016-17 - - - - - - - - - -
2017-18 6 140 23.3 0 29 - - - - -
Total 19 432 22.7 0 46 - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
2012-13 10 372 24 - 292 688 68.8
2013-14 - - - - - 0 -
2015-16 6 454 5 - - 459 76.5
2016-17 10 1535 211 - - 1746 174.6
2017-18 10 1809 237 - 140 2186 218.6
Total 36 4170 477 - 432 5079 141.1
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
2012-13 24 2.4 4 0 0 - - - - - - 0
2013-14 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
2015-16 30 5.0 5 0 - - - - - - - 0
2016-17 180 18.0 29 1 - - - - - - - 0
2017-18 180 18.0 26 4 0 - - - - - - 0
Total 414 11.5 64 5 0 - - - - - - 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
2012-13 10 5 3 8.0 .8 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2013-14 - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2015-16 6 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2016-17 10 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2017-18 10 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Total 36 5 3 8.0 .2 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
Total 10 0 1 .0% 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0
Conference 5 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Home 6 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Away 4 0 1 .0% 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Wins 8 0 1 .0% 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0
Losses 2 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
September 4 0 1 .0% 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0
October 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
November 2 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
Total 10 279 1809 180.9 6.5 26 75 4 3
Conference 5 120 750 150.0 6.3 12 60 2 1
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 6 158 902 150.3 5.7 12 60 3 2
Away 4 121 907 226.8 7.5 14 75 1 1
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 8 231 1577 197.1 6.8 24 75 2 1
Losses 2 48 232 116.0 4.8 2 27 2 2
-
September 4 134 954 238.5 7.1 12 75 1 1
October 4 85 532 133.0 6.3 9 60 2 1
November 2 60 323 161.5 5.4 5 24 1 1
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
Total 10 27 2.7 237 23.7 8.8 4 34
Conference 5 11 2.2 125 25.0 11.4 1 34
Exhibition - - - - - - - -
-
Home 6 18 3.0 147 24.5 8.2 2 31
Away 4 9 2.3 90 22.5 10.0 2 34
Neutral - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 8 21 2.6 202 25.3 9.6 4 34
Losses 2 6 3.0 35 17.5 5.8 0 14
-
September 4 13 3.3 88 22.0 6.8 3 29
October 4 8 2.0 101 25.3 12.6 1 34
November 2 6 3.0 48 24.0 8.0 0 15
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
Total 10 - - - - - - - 0
Conference 5 - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 6 - - - - - - - 0
Away 4 - - - - - - - 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 8 - - - - - - - 0
Losses 2 - - - - - - - 0
-
September 4 - - - - - - - 0
October 4 - - - - - - - 0
November 2 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
Total 10 - - - - - - - -
Conference 5 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 6 - - - - - - - -
Away 4 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 8 - - - - - - - -
Losses 2 - - - - - - - -
-
September 4 - - - - - - - -
October 4 - - - - - - - -
November 2 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
Total 6 140 23.3 0 29 - - - - -
Conference 3 72 24.0 0 29 - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 6 140 23.3 0 29 - - - - -
Away - - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 1 28 28.0 0 28 - - - - -
Losses 5 112 22.4 0 29 - - - - -
-
September 1 28 28.0 0 28 - - - - -
October 3 72 24.0 0 29 - - - - -
November 2 40 20.0 0 25 - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
Total 10 1809 237 - 140 2186 218.6
Conference 5 750 125 - 72 947 189.4
Exhibition - - - - - 0 -
-
Home 6 902 147 - 140 1189 198.2
Away 4 907 90 - - 997 249.3
Neutral - - - - - 0 -
-
Wins 8 1577 202 - 28 1807 225.9
Losses 2 232 35 - 112 379 189.5
-
September 4 954 88 - 28 1070 267.5
October 4 532 101 - 72 705 176.3
November 2 323 48 - 40 411 205.5
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
Total 180 18.0 26 4 0 - - - - - - 0
Conference 78 15.6 12 1 0 - - - - - - 0
Exhibition 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 84 14.0 12 2 0 - - - - - - 0
Away 96 24.0 14 2 - - - - - - - 0
Neutral 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 168 21.0 24 4 0 - - - - - - 0
Losses 12 6.0 2 0 0 - - - - - - 0
-
September 90 22.5 12 3 0 - - - - - - 0
October 60 15.0 9 1 0 - - - - - - 0
November 30 15.0 5 0 0 - - - - - - 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
Total 10 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Conference 5 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Home 6 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Away 4 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 8 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Losses 2 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
September 4 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
October 4 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
November 2 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -