T.J. Barbarette
T.J.  Barbarette


Mount Vernon, Ind.

High School:
Mount Vernon

Height / Weight:
5-6 / 165

Wide Receiver

2010: Appeared in five games on special teams ... returned seven kickoffs for 167 yards, an average of 23.9 yards per kick ... had a season-high 54-yard kickoff return at No. 11 Michigan on Nov. 20. Finished the game against the Spartans with three returns for 99 yards, an average of 33 yards per kick.

2009: Did not play.

2008: Did not play after joining team as a walkon.

High School: Honorable mention all-state as junior and senior ... all-conference selection and team Most Valuable Player as senior after rushing for 1,116 yards on 115 carries (9.7 average) and 13 touchdowns ... also caught 67 passes for 1,224 yards (18.3 average) and 16 touchdowns and returned two kickoffs and two punts for scores his senior year ... named all-conference and the best back as junior ... coach was Paul Maier ... prep teammate of fellow Boilermaker Josh VanZant and Western Kentucky wide receiver Dustin Boyer ... also competed in basketball and track and field ... named all-conference and MVP of track team his junior and senior years.

Personal: Given name is Troy Jonathan Barbarette ... born Jan. 8, 1989 ... sociology major ... enjoys snowboarding ... sister, Tami, played basketball at Rollins College.


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