# 5 | Defender
Jared Timmer | #5
Weight: 175 lbs.
Date of Birth: 04/29/97
Hometown: Hudsonville, Mich.
Acquired: Signed on 12/11/20
Previous club: Reno 1868 FC (USL Championship)
Indy Eleven made forward Jared Timmer the team’s second new signing of the 2020/21 offseason, inking the ex-Reno 1868 FC defender and Butler University Alum to a contract on Dec. 11, 2020.
The 23-year-old Timmer made an immediate impact during his rookie season in Reno, starting 11 of his 15 appearances for the USL Championship side, including both of the club’s appearances in the Western Conference Playoffs. Timmer ended the season with one assist and finished amongst the squad’s leaders with 33 clearances (2nd), 20 aerial duels won (3rd), 12 blocks (3rd), 24 interceptions (4th) and 13 tackles won (4th) from his center back position.
Timmer is the fourth Butler Bulldog to join Indy Eleven since 2014, joining in the footsteps of fellow alumni Jon Dawson (2014), Zach Steinberger (2015 & 2018), and David Goldsmith (2017).
The native of Hudsonville, Mich., called the Butler Bowl home from 2015-19 and was a starter for Head Coach Paul Snape’s side since the day he stepped on campus, scoring six times and contributing 13 assists – including a BIG EAST Conference leading nine helpers in 2016 – in 66 appearances. A three-year captain, Timmer was an All-BIG EAST First Team and All-Tournament Team selection in 2016 and helped the Bulldogs reach the NCAA Men’s College Cup postseason in 2016, 2017 & 2019.
This will not be Timmer’s first experience with the Indy Eleven organization, as he spent time as a Business Development Intern with the club in 2019 prior to graduating from Butler’s Lacy School of Business later that year with degrees in Marketing and Risk Management & Insurance.
“I want to thank Indy Eleven for giving me this opportunity,” said Timmer. “I look forward to getting out on the pitch and doing whatever it takes to win games and bring a championship to this great city.”