47 - Skyler Vandiver
Skyler Vandiver
Height: 5'9
Weight: 190
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Maryville, MO
High School: Benedictine College
Position: DB

In 2008:  Enjoyed a breakout season in the defensive backfield for the Lions that earned him a spot on the All-MIAA Honorable-Mention squad … played in every game and was second on the squad with 78 tackles … recorded a season-high 12 tackles in week six vs. Washburn and another 11 stops during week three at Pittsburg State … made 2.5 tackles behind the line and also recovered in fumble against Nebraska-Omaha in week four.

In 2007: Saw action in nine games for the Lions last season … recorded 27 tackles from his spot in the secondary … he had one tackle for a loss and forced one fumble in Week Two

In 2006: Vandiver played in eight games recording five tackles, one solo.

At Benedictine:  Played one season at Benedictine for coach John Cooper.

In high school:  Earned all-conference honors for coach Miller… helped lead the Spoofhounds to conference and district championships as a senior…two-time state qualifier in wrestling finishing second as a senior.

Personal: Major is physical education… born January 12, 1987, in Maryville, Missouri… son of Ron and Alice Vandiver … I came to Missouri Southern because: To play football … I can’t believe I watch: Sponge Bob Square Pants.