Quoting Coach Jackson: "One of our most improved players ... a big, athletic back who has the ability to play both tailback and fullback."
2008: Appeared in 11 games, including one start ... had 13 carries for 37 yards (2.8 average) ... caught two passes for eight yards ... recorded five special teams tackles (2 solo, 3 assists) ... named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week after setting school record with two blocked punts against Northern Colorado on Sept. 6 ... started at fullback in that game ... rushed six times for career-high 20 yards vs. Indiana on Nov. 22.
2007: Appeared in 12 games as reserve and on special teams ... had 11 rushes for 26 yards (1.4 average) and one touchdown ... caught one pass for three yards ... recorded six tackles (2 solo, 4 assists) ... rushed seven times for 16 yards and a touchdown at Michigan on Oct. 13 ... had three special teams tackles (1 solo, 2 assists) vs. Central Michigan in Motor City Bowl on Dec. 26.
2006: Appeared in 13 games on special teams ... had six tackles (4 solo, 2 assists) and one forced fumble ... forced fumble at Illinois on Nov. 11 ... came up with two tackles (1 solo, 1 assist) at Hawaii on Nov. 25 ... returned two short kickoffs for 19 yards vs. Maryland in Champs Sports Bowl on Dec. 29.
2005: Did not play.
High School: Ranked as No. 10 player in Indiana by Rivals.com ... Class 3A first team all-state as senior ... totaled 144 tackles, including 12 for a loss and six sacks, with three fumble recoveries (two returned for touchdowns) ... rushed 67 times for 597 yards (8.9 average) and 11 touchdowns ... played for state championship teams as freshman, sophomore and junior and for regional winner his senior season ... coach was Vince Lorenzano ... also participated in basketball and track and field ... comes from same school as fellow Boilermaker Joe Holland.
Personal: Given name is Frank Payton Halliburton ... born Jan. 6, 1987 ... health and fitness major ... interests include watching movies and sports games ... brother, David, is assistant high school football coach ... uncle, Caleb, graduated from Purdue.