43 Jess Striedl
2012: Saw his first career game action against UMass (11-3). Earned Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week honors following the Iowa (9-1) and Western Michigan (10-27) games.
2011: Did not see any action in 2011.
High School: Started 32 straight games at tight end and defensive end during his high school career. Earned all-area honors at tight end as a senior and was a second team All-Upstate Eight Conference choice his final two seasons. Three-year varsity letterwinner. Totaled 18 catches and scored four touchdowns on offense in 10 games as a senior. Defensively, made 28 tackles, with 26 solo, and blocked a kick his senior year. Helped lead St. Charles East to the conference title, a 7-3 record and a berth in the state playoffs in 2009. The Saints went 8-2 and advanced to the playoffs his sophomore and junior years. Two-year starter in basketball. Named second team all-area in basketball as a senior.
Personal: Born Nov. 2, 1991 in Geneva, Ill. Son of Mary Todd Striedl. Majoring in communication studies.