Purdue improved its Academic All-Big Ten total by 18 student-athletes from merely a year ago.
2012: Did not play.
2011: Did not play after joining team as a walkon.
High School: Three-year letter winner in football ... played both ways as a junior and senior, at guard and tackle on offense and defensive end ... earned all-state honors and first team All-Region by the Wisconsin Coaches Association as a defensive end his senior year ... first team All-Northwest, All-Big Rivers Conference and all-city ... Voted the team's best defensive lineman with 84 tackles and 1.5 sacks in nine games ... help his team get back to the playoffs for the first time in seven years ... team captain and academic all-conference senior year ... high school football coach was is Paul Kling ... also earned three letters in hockey, which was ranked as the No .1 team in Wisconsin and 23rd nationally his senior year.
Personal: Given name is Charles William Ayres ... born April 16, 1993 ... majoring in biomedical engineering ... father, Paul, is a 1983 Purdue graduate in industrial engineering ... uncle, Thomas Ayres, was a walkon at Purdue from 1983-84 ... interests include medicine, reading, skiing and tennis.