TODD W. VAN KEPPEL
Inducted: May 3, 2015 in Merrillville, IN
Date of Birth: March 8, 1963 in Valparaiso, IN
High School Attended: Valparaiso Graduated: 1981
High School Honors: 2-year varsity letterman as a punter; All-Area and All-Duneland Conference 1980; Most Valuable Specialty Team Player 1979, 1980; school record holder 39.33 yards per punt; earned scholarship to Northern Illinois University.
College Attended: Northern Illinois University Graduated: 1985
College Honors: 4-year varsity football starter/letterman; All-Mid American Conference Honorable Mention 1982; 2nd Team All-Mid American 1983, winning MAC championship and California Bowl; 1st Team All-Mid American 1984; Honorable Mention All-American 1984-1985.
Professional Athletics: 1985 free agent draft pick of Dallas Cowboys.
Coaching Experience: Special teams coordinator at Valparaiso High School working with punters and kickers 1987-2007.
Special Recognition: Named to NIU All-Century Team; inducted into NIU Hall of Fame; named to All-Time Huskie Stadium Team; punting and kicking consultant since 2007; presenter at IFCA, Glazier, and AFCA clinics; received 20-year service award from IFCA; currently serves as Building and Grounds Director, Valparaiso Community Schools.
Family: Children, Brett and Kassi.