Missouri Valley College Hall of Fame
Jim Roskelly, 1972
Class of 2007
Jim Roskelly came to Missouri Valley College in 1968 and lettered in football and track all four years. In 1970 he received honorable mention NAIA all district sixteen honors. The Vikings were conference champions that year and ranked tenth in the nation. In 1971, Jim led district 16 in receiving and scoring, and was selected first team all conference, first team NAIA all district sixteen and NAIA honorable mention All-American. Valley was ranked 8th in the nation at the time and were also conference champs. In 1972 Jim was selected first team Heart of America Athletic Conference and first team NAIA all district 16. In the four years he played football at Missouri Valley, Jim scored 35 touchdowns.
Jim graduated in 1972 and went on to earn a Masters degree from Bringham Young University. Jim worked in education for several years in Chicago, managed a supper club for 11 years in Palos Park, IL and is currently farming the family farm and managing his hunting club.
Jim lists Reed Kepner and Ken Gibler as the two most influential people in his life at Valley. Jim would not have played football had it not been for Reed Keper and Coach Gibler gave him a chance as a walk on.