81 Boilermakers earn undergraduate degree
Purdue had 63 student-athletes earn the award.
Football led the way for fall honorees.
Purdue takes on Indiana for the 117th time in series history.
Boilers ink 23, including three early enrollees, in coach Hazell's first class.
2014: Appeared in all 12 games on the punt team… recorded first career tackle against No. 25 Wisconsin on Nov. 8.
2013: Did not play.
High School: Mid-year enrollee ... three-star prospect and 35th-ranked player in Illinois by Rivals.com ... named an all-area player at St. Thomas More by the News-Gazette following the 2011 and 2012 seasons ... two-way all-conference selection in 2012, setting a school record with 146 tackles as a junior and following up with 142 as a senior ... had eight tackles for loss in 2012 and 24 in his career.
Personal: Given name is John Robert Strauser ... born May 17, 1995 ... uncle, Paul Chryst, is the head football coach at Wisconsin ... majoring in organizational leadership and supervision.