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Joe Schopper
Joe  Schopper

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Indianapolis, Ind.

High School:
Cathedral

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 205

Position:
P

12/27/2017

Road to the Foster Farms Bowl

A look at the 2017 Purdue football season

12/22/2017

Tracking the Boilermakers

News and notes on Purdue Athletics

12/18/2017

2017 Iconic Plays

Schopper to Little extends a crucial drive

12/06/2017

60 Earn Academic All-B1G Accolades

Benner, Carpenter, Evans, Ezechukwu, Korolas, Sheridan and Sindelar headline the list

12/01/2017

Tracking the Boilermakers

News and notes on Purdue Athletics

2017
• Academic All-Big Ten.
• Appeared in all 13 games.
• Punted 73 times for 2,953 yards, an average of 40.5 yards per punt.
• Placed 30 of 73 punts inside the opposition's 20-yard line (41.1 percent).
• Had 16 punts of 50 or more yards and 41 kicks were fair caught.
• Punted five times for 243 yards and had three unassisted tackles vs. Louisville on Sept. 2.
• Averaged 50.0 yards per kick (3 for 150) vs. Ohio on Sept. 8.
• Had four punts for 193 yards, including a 63-yarder, at Missouri on Sept. 16.
• Punted a season-high 11 times vs. No. 8 Michigan on Sept. 23. Seven kicks were fair caught and four were placed inside the Wolverines' 20-yard line.
• Booted two punts for 76 yards vs. Minnesota on Oct. 7.
• Had four punts for 165 yards at No. 7 Wisconsin on Oct. 14.
• Punted six times for 254 yards and rushed for 13 yards yards on a fake kick at Rutgers on Oct. 21.
• Drew a pass interference penalty for a first down on a fake punt and booted eight kicks for 278 yards vs. Nebraska on Oct. 28.
• Finished with four punts for 162 yards vs. Illinois on Nov. 4.
• Had six punts for 236 yards at Northwestern on Nov. 11. Also completed a 22-yard pass to long snapper Ben Makowski on a fake kick.
• Punted six times, including a season-long 68-yarder, for 191 yards at Iowa on Nov. 18.
• Kicked eight punts for 307 yards vs. Indiana on Nov. 25. Also sompleted a 22-yard pass to cornerback Mike Little on a fake kick.
• Punted six times for 259 yards vs. Arizona in the Foster Farms Bowl on Dec. 27.

2016
• Academic All-Big Ten.
• Had 56 punts for 2,277 yards, an average of 40.7 yards per punt.
• Placed 24 of 56 punts inside the opposition's 20-yard line (42.9 percent).
• Booted eight punts of 50 or more yards.
• Had five punts for 213 yards, including a season-long 57-yarder, vs. Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 3.
• Punted three times for 95 yards vs. Cincinnati on Sept. 10.
• Had a season-high eight punts for 307 yards at Maryland on Oct. 1.
• Kicked four times for 168 yards at Illinois on Oct. 8.
• Punted five times for 207 yards vs. Iowa on Oct. 15
• Had five punts for 223 yards at No. 8 Nebraska on Oct. 22.
• Recorded five punts for 234 yards vs. Penn State on Oct. 29.
• Tied season-high with eight punts for 357 yards at Minnesota on Nov. 5.
• Punted four times for 146 yards vs. Northwestern on Nov. 12.
• Had four punts for 126 yards vs. No. 6 Wisconsin on Nov. 19.
• Punted five times for 201 yards at Indiana on Nov. 26.

2015
• Appeared in 11 games as the starting punter.
• Had 58 punts for 2,332 yards, an average of 40.2 yards per punt.
• Placed 20 kicks inside the opposition's 20-yard line and had 12 punts over 50 yards.
• Had three kicks for 107 yards against Indiana State on Sept. 12.
• Punted six times for 296 yards, including a season-long 69-yard boot, vs. Virginia Tech on Sept. 19.
• Finished with three punts for 126 yards against Bowling Green on Sept. 26.
• Tallied four punts, including a 63-yarder, for 189 yards at No. 2 Michigan State on Oct. 3.
• Had a season-high seven punts for 288 yards, including a pair of 50+ kicks, vs. Minnesota on Oct. 10.
• Had six punts for 231 yards at Wisconsin on Oct. 17.
• Recorded five punts, including three inside the Huskers' 20-yard line, for 208 yards against Nebraska on Oct. 31.
• Tied a season-high with seven punts for 293 yards vs. Illinois on Oct. 7.
• Matched a season-high with seven punts for 216 yards at Northwestern on Nov. 14.
• Had four kicks for 146 yards at No. 6 Iowa on Nov. 21.
• Had six punts for 233 yards, including a 65-yarder, vs. Indiana on Nov. 28.

HIGH SCHOOL
• Three-year letterwinner.
• Rated as a three-star recruit by ESPN.com, the No. 11 punter by 247Sports.com, two-star recruit by Rivals.com, the No. 4 punter in the nation by Chris Sailer Kicking.
• Four-time Indiana state champion.
• Punted 34 times for a 42-yard average, including a long of 63 yards and 10 punts inside the 20.

PERSONAL
• Given name is Mark Joseph Schopper.
• Born Jan. 30, 1997.
• Majoring in pharmacy.
• Sister, Abbi, plays soccer at Western Kentucky University.

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