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Bobby Iwuchukwu
Bobby Iwuchukwu

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Arlington, Texas

High School:
James Martin

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 246

Position:
Linebacker



Career: Tied for Purdue career lead with five blocked field goals (also Rosevelt Colvin, 1995-98) ... has six blocked kicks overall (also one extra point), tops among current Boilermakers.

2004: Received team's Most Improved Award -- Defense for spring season ... started first eight games before suffering season-ending knee injury ... ranked second on team with two blocked kicks ... had 40 tackles (20 solo, 20 assists), including 4.0 for loss and 0.5 sacks, with one pass breakup and one fumble recovered ... recorded seven tackles (1 solo, 6 assists) vs. Syracuse on Sept. 5 ... had career-high 1.5 tackles for loss vs. Ball State and pass breakup on Sept. 11 ... finished with career-high 13 tackles (6 solo, 7 assists), including career-high tying 1.5 for loss, recovered fumble and blocked field goal at Illinois on Sept. 25 ... blocked field goal at Notre Dame on Oct. 2 ... had six tackles (6 solo, 2 assists) vs. Michigan on Oct. 23.

2003: Appeared in all 13 games as reserve and on special teams ... had 14 tackles (8 solo, 6 assists) and a blocked kick ... had two tackles (1 solo, 1 assist) vs. Iowa on Nov. 8 ... blocked 41-yard field goal by Mike Nugent at Ohio State on Nov. 15 as time expired to send game into overtime ... also had three tackles (1 solo, 2 assists) in that game ... recorded season-high five tackles (all solo) vs. Georgia in Capital One Bowl on Jan. 1 after replacing injured Gilbert Gardner.

2002: Appeared in all 13 games as reserve and on special teams ... had four solo tackles, including one for loss ... topped team with three blocked kicks ... blocked field goal at Notre Dame on Sept. 7, extra point at Michigan State on Nov. 16 and field goal vs. Washington in Sun Bowl on Dec. 31.

2001: Did not play.

High School: Ranked No. 94 overall in Southwest by Prep Football Report ... two-year letterwinner ... was limited to five games as senior due to high ankle sprain ... coach was Ronnie Lawrence ... also participated in track and field ... National Merit Scholar ... two-year selection to Who's Who of America's High School Athletics ... recipient of UTA Summer Science Institute Award for Excellence in Physics.

Personal: Given name is Robert Chukuma Iwuchukwu ... born Aug. 1, 1983 ... philosophy major ... interests include computers, magic, martial arts and playing chess.