News and notes on Purdue Athletics
Purdue will honor 18 student-athletes Saturday at Ross-Ade Stadium
The Boilermakers look for their first ranked win since 2011
The Boilermakers look for their first Big Ten win of the season
Purdue travels to East Lansing for the third time in four meetings
2015: Appeared in all 12 games, making nine starts … finished third on the team with a career-high 63 total tackles, 34 solo, with four tackles for loss, a sack, a fumble recovered and three PBUs … had a pair of tackles at Marshall on Sept. 6 … recorded a solo tackle and a PBU vs. Indiana State on Sept. 12 … finished with five tackles against Virginia Tech on Sept. 19 … had five tackles and a fumble recovered against Bowling Green on Sept. 26 … tallied a career-high 11 tackles, an assisted TFL and a PBU at No. 2 Michigan State on Oct. 3 … had five tackles, including a TFL, vs. Minnesota on Oct. 10 … finished with four tackles at Wisconsin on Oct. 17 … had nine tackles, eight solo, vs. Nebraska on Oct. 31 … recorded seven tackles, all solo, a pair of TFLs and a sack vs. Illinois on Nov. 7 … had four tackles and a PBU at Northwestern on Nov. 14 … finished with three tackles at No. 6 Iowa on Nov. 21 … had seven tackles, including an assisted TFL, vs. Indiana on Nov. 28.
2014: Appeared in all 12 games as a reserve and on special teams… finished the season with six tackles, one solo, a forced fumble and one kick return… recorded a tackle against No. 11 Notre Dame on Sept. 13… made one tackle at Illinois on Oct. 4… recorded four tackles, one solo, and a forced fumble at Indiana on Nov. 29.
2013: Appeared in all 12 games as a reserve and on special teams … had 14 tackles, 11 solo, with an interception on the year … had three unassisted tackles at Cincinnati on Aug. 31 … had a pair of tackles at No. 24 Wisconsin on Sept. 21 … finished with a season-high five tackles, four solo, and first collegiate interception against Nebraska on Oct. 12.
2012: Did not play.
High School: First team All-Dade County his senior season ... four-year starter in football ... 2011 Miami-Dade all-star ... Played in the Florida High School All-Star game ... finished with 111 tackles, 12 sacks, 38 tackles for loss, seven forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries in 2010 … third team All-Dade County as a junior … team captain as sophomore and junior ... high school coach was Marc Berman.
Personal: Given name is Andy James Garcia ... born April 14, 1994 ... majoring in law and society.