Twelve former Purdue players to open 2015 season on 53-man rosters
Purdue will have at least one player on a Super Bowl roster for a 16th consecutive year.
Eighteen former Purdue players open 2014 season on rosters.
2005: Started all 11 games ... topped team and ranked tied for second in Big Ten with three forced fumbles ... ranked fourth on squad with 7.5 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks ... had 23 tackles (16 solo, 7 assists) with one pass breakup and one fumble recovery ... recorded sacks in first two games vs. Akron on Sept. 10 and at Arizona on Sept. 17 ... also forced fumble in Akron game ... came up with three tackles (1 solo, 2 assists), including 1.0 for loss, at Wisconsin on Oct. 22 ... recovered fumble and had three tackles (2 solo, 1 assist) at Penn State on Oct. 29 ... registered pass breakup vs. Michigan State on Nov. 5 ... equaled school record with two forced fumbles to go with career-high tying five tackles (4 solo, 1 assist), including career-high tying 2.0 for loss and 1.0 sack, vs. Illinois on Nov. 12.
2004: Named to Ted Hendricks Defensive Player of the Year Award watch list ... named honorable mention All-Big Ten by coaches and media ... started all 12 games ... tied for Big Ten lead with three forced fumbles (also seven other players) ... ranked third on team and tied for sixth in conference with 7.5 sacks ... 7.5 sacks rank 15th on school season list ... also third on squad with six pass breakups ... tied for third with 9.5 tackles for loss ... had 33 tackles (18 solo, 15 assists) ... recorded career-high five tackles (2 solo, 3 assists), including career-high 2.0 for loss, sack, pass breakup and forced fumble at Illinois on Sept. 25 ... had career-high 2.0 sacks, pass breakup and forced fumble at Notre Dame on Oct. 2 ... forced fumble at Iowa on Nov. 6 ... equaled career high of five tackles (3 solo, 2 assists), including career-high tying 2.0 for loss and 1.0 sack, vs. Ohio State on Nov. 13 ... recorded career-high two pass breakups vs. Arizona State in Sun Bowl on Dec. 31.
2003: Appeared in 10 games as reserve and on special teams ... had six tackles (3 solo, 3 assists) ... played in just one of first four games while recovering from foot injury ... credited with half a tackle for loss at Wisconsin on Oct. 18 ... had season-high two tackles (1 solo, 1 assist) vs. Northwestern on Nov. 1.
2002: Did not play.
High School: Three-year starter at nose guard and fullback ... two-time all-state pick and three-time all-area and all-conference selection ... Indianapolis Star Defensive Lineman of the Year as senior after recording 65 tackles, including 24 for loss and seven sacks, with seven fumble recoveries and one interception ... also rushed for more than 600 yards and 13 touchdowns while averaging 9.1 yards per carry ... had 82 tackles, including 21 for loss and 13 sacks, his junior season ... received team Mental Attitude Award as sophomore... holds school career records with 73 tackles for loss and 27 sacks ... member of Class 2A state championship team his senior season ... coach was Matt Lindsay ... also played basketball.
Personal: Given name is Anthony E. Spencer II ... born Jan. 23, 1984 ... African-American studies major.