The Boilermakers look for their first ranked win since 2011
Purdue hosts Nebraska after a bye week for the third straight year
Purdue takes on Indiana for the 117th time in series history.
2001: Received team?s Hammer Award (outstanding hitter) for spring season ? honorable mention All-Big Ten by coaches ? Academic All-District V and Academic All-Big Ten ? started all 12 games ? second on team with 82 tackles (46 solo, 36 assists) ? had nine tackles for loss and four sacks ? tied for fifth in Big Ten with three fumbles forced ? had three pass breakups, two interceptions and a fumble recovery ? had eight tackles (5 solo, 3 assists) and an interception vs. Akron on Sept. 22 ? finished with eight tackles (5 solo, 3 assists), including two for loss and a sack, at Minnesota on Sept. 29 ? came up with second interception vs. Illinois on Nov. 3 ? finished with season-high 14 tackles (6 solo, 8 assists), including two for loss and a sack, plus two forced fumbles and a pass breakup to earn Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honors vs. Michigan State on Nov. 17 ? recorded 10 tackles, including a sack, and forced fumble vs. Notre Dame on Dec. 1 ... had 24-yard fumble return vs. Washington State in Sun Bowl on Dec. 31.
2000: Honorable mention All-Big Ten by coaches ? Academic All-Big Ten ? appeared in 11 games, including 10 starts ? sidelined for Michigan game with ankle sprain ? ranked second on squad with 71 tackles (48 solo, 23 assists) ? had six tackles for loss, two sacks and five pass breakups ? tied for team lead (also Akin Ayodele) and tied for third in Big Ten with two fumble recoveries ? had 10 tackles (7 solo, 3 assists), including two for loss and a sack, vs. Central Michigan on Sept. 2 ? recovered fumble vs. Kent State on Sept. 9 ? recovered fumble to preserve win vs. Ohio State on Oct. 28 ... had season high of 11 tackles (4 solo, 7 assists) and career-high two pass breakups vs. Indiana on Nov. 18 ... totaled nine tackles (all solo) vs. Washington in Rose Bowl on Jan. 1.
1999: Did not play ... sidelined with lower back injury.
High School: Three-time all-district and all-city selection ? twice named all-league ? district Defensive Most Valuable Player as senior ? holds school record with 401 career tackles ? had 4.0 prep grade-point average ? coach was Butch Henderson.
Personal: Given name is Landon Tremone Johnson ? born March 13, 1981 ? general health science major who graduated in May 2003.