13 former Purdue players to open 2016 season with teams
Six Boilermakers garner recognition from the Big Ten coaches and media.
Come meet and support the 2012 Boilermakers prior to Saturday's Old Oaken Bucket game against Indiana.
The Old Oaken Bucket and a trip to a bowl are on the line for the Boilermakers this weekend.
Boilers look for backj-to-back road wins.
AP Photos: Purdue vs. Michigan
AP Photos: Purdue vs. Marshall
AP Photos: Purdue vs. Eastern Michigan
Purdue vs. Notre Dame
vs. Western Michigan 12/27/11
2011: Academic All-Big Ten ... started all 13 games ... finished with 64 tackles on the year, including 47 solo stops and 4.5 for losses ... broke up a team-high nine passes and finished with two interceptions ... had six tackles, four solo, and a PBU against Middle Tennessee on Sept. 1 ... had a TFL amongst two tackles and a PBU at Rice on Sept. 10 ... finished with three solo stops and a PBU against Notre Dame on Oct. 1 ... had three tackles, including a TFL, against Minnesota on Oct. 8 ... broke up a pair of passes, forced a fumble and had four tackles, including a TFL, at Penn State on Oct. 15 ... had five tackles, four solo, and an interception at Michigan on Oct. 29 ... finished with a career-high eight solo tackles at Wisconsin on Nov. 5 ... had five tackles, four solo, in overtime win against Ohio State on Nov. 12 ... finished with a career-high 10 total tackles against Iowa on Nov. 19 ... had seven tackles, six solo and a TFL, two PBUs and an interception late in the fourth quarter at Indiana on Nov. 26 ... broke up a pass and had two tackles against Western Michigan in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl on Dec. 27.
2010: Academic All-Big Ten ... Appeared in all 12 games, making 10 starts ... finished with 53 tackles, including 42 solo, with a sack, three fumbles forced, one fumble recovered, six passes defended and an interception ... forced a fumble at Notre Dame on Sept. 4 ... had eight tackles, a fumble recovered and a PBU against Western Illinois on Sept. 11 ... recorded first career sack and forced a fumble against Toledo on Sept. 25 ... had six tackles, five solo, at Northwestern on Oct. 9 ... six tackles against Minnesota on Oct. 16 ... finished with seven tackles at Illinois on Oct. 30 ... three solo tackles and a PBU against No. 7 Wisconsin on Nov. 6 ... forced a fumble and picked off first career pass against Michigan on Nov. 13 ... had eight tackles, seven solo, and a PBU at No. 11 Michigan State on Nov. 20 ... two PBUs and three solo tackles against Indiana on Nov. 27.
2009: Appeared in 11 games as reserve and on special teams ... had two tackles (1 solo, 1 assist) on special teams vs. Northwestern on Oct. 3.
High School: First team All-Sun Coast and All-Sunshine Athletic Conference after catching 32 passes for 466 yards (14.6 average) and nine touchdowns and rushing for 204 yards on 39 carries (5.2 average) as senior ... named first team All-Pasco County by Tampa Tribune and All-North Sun Coast by St. Petersburg Times ... team advanced to state semifinals his senior year ... coaches were Dale Cap and Tom McHugh ... also played baseball and named one of the top 100 juniors in the nation after leading the Tampa Bay area in home runs.
Personal: Given name is Joshua Lutrail Johnson ... born Sept. 10, 1990 ... organizational leadership and supervision major ... nickname is "Jay Jay."