Ja'Whaun Bentley
Ja'Whaun  Bentley


Glenarden, Md.

High School:
DeMatha Catholic

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 250



FB Holds Second Practice of Spring Ball

The Boilermakers will be in full pads Friday


FB Rally Falls Short to Iowa

Blough throws for 468 yards, 5 touchdowns


Purdue vs. Iowa Postgame Notes


Purdue vs. Iowa Postgame Quotes


FB Hosts Iowa on Saturday for Homecoming

The game is Purdue's first home conference game of the season

2015: Started the first five games of the season before injuring his knee at practice … despite not playing in the final seven games, finished fifth on the team with 49 total tackles (26 solo) with 7.5 tackles for loss and two PBUs … had 10 tackles, including four solo stops, with 1.5 TFLs at Marshall on Sept. 6 … recorded five tackles, all solo, and a TFL against Indiana State on Sept. 12 … finished with 11 tackles, five solo, with a career-high 3.0 TFLs vs. Virginia Tech on Sept. 19 … had a career-high 14 tackles, nine solo, an assisted TFL and two PBUs against Bowling Green on Sept. 26 … recorded nine tackles and 1.5 TFLs at No. 2 Michigan State on Oct. 3.

2014: Started all 12 games … finished the season with 76 tackles, 43 solo and 3.5 for loss, three fumble recoveries, one PBU and one interception … started first collegiate game at outside linebacker, recording five tackles, 2 unassisted, and one PBU against Western Michigan on Aug. 30 … recorded four solo tackles and first career interception for 44 yards against Central Michigan on Sept. 6 … made nine tackles, two solo, and an assist on TFL against No. 11 Notre Dame … had seven tackles, five solo, and first career fumble recovery against Southern Illinois on Sept. 20 … made three tackles against Iowa on Sept. 27 … recorded seven tackles, two solo, at Illinois on Oct. 4 … started at inside linebacker following defensive injuries, made a career-high seven solo tackles against No. 8 Michigan State on Oct. 11 … had five tackles, two solo, and one fumble recovery at Minnesota on Oct. 18 … recorded a career-high 11 tackles, six solo, and one TFL at No. 17 Nebraska on Nov. 1 … had four solo tackles against No. 25 Wisconsin on Nov. 8 … made three tackles, two solo, one TFL and a fumble recovery against Northwestern on Nov. 22 … matched career-high 11 tackles, six solo, at Indiana on Nov. 29 … named to the ESPN.com True Freshman All-America Team and the USA TODAY Sports Freshman All-America team.

High School: Four-year letterwinner … three-star prospect by 247Sports.com, ESPN.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com … two-time first team all-metropolitan as a junior and senior … two-time first team all-conference as a junior and senior … two-time first team all-state as a junior and senior … first team All-Washington Area Catholic Conference (WCAC) as a senior … played in Offense-Defense 2014 All-American Bowl … recorded 10 sacks and one forced fumble as a freshman … recorded 116 tackles and 6.0 sacks as a junior … 113 tackles, 26 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks and one interception returned for a TD as a senior … team won WCAC championship senior year … high school coach was Elijah Brooks.

Personal: Given name is Ja’Whaun Louis Bentley … born Aug. 24, 1996 … enrolled in the School of Liberal Arts… enjoys singing and basketball.


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