Eighteen former Purdue players open 2014 season on rosters.
Offensive linemen are unsung heroes.
Boilermakers host 91st postseason awards banquet.
Kawann Short named first team All-Big Ten by the media.
Purdue closes out its 2011 regular season against rival Indiana with the Old Oaken Bucket and a shot at bowl eligibility on the line.
2011: Voted co-captain by his teammates following spring drills.
2010: Team Most Valuable Player - offense ... Academic All-Big Ten ... honorable mention All-Big Ten (media) ... Started all 12 games and played nearly every snap ... helped anchor an offensive line that blocked for a school-record tying five consecutive games with 200 or more yards rushing.
2009: Academic All-Big Ten ... started all 12 games at left tackle.
2008: Appeared in five games as a reserve.
High School: Three-year starter at tight end ... all-area and team captain as senior ... honorable mention all-area his junior year ... coach was Dave Mattio ... also played basketball.
Personal: Given name is Dennis Andrew Kelly ... born Jan. 16, 1990 ... organizational leadership and supervision major ... enjoys sports, music and movies ... brother, Tim, played football at Eastern Illinois.