Purdue improved its Academic All-Big Ten total by 18 student-athletes from merely a year ago.
Dec. 8 event to honor 21 seniors.
Team Black will take on Team Gold on Saturday in the Spring Game at Ross-Ade Stadium.
Team has solid fall semester in the classroom.
Six members of Purdue's Sweet 16 volleyball team recognized for academic excellence.
2012: Appeared in 11 games, making nine starts at tackle.
2011: Appeared in seven, making four starts ... moved to the offensive line in spring drills.
2010: Appeared in eight games as a reserve ... finished with seven tackles, including 1.5 sacks ... posted his first career sack against Western Illinois on Sept. 11 ... assisted on a sack against Toledo on Sept. 25.
2009: Did not play.
High School: Recorded 55 tackles, including five sacks ... forced a fumble and recovered two ... also played tight end ... earned first team all-region as a junior ... 2008 honorable mention GSHA All-Middle Georgia selection ... listed on Atlanta Journal-Constitution The Georgia 150 ... coach was Greg Robinson.
Personal: Given name is Justin Kelsey Kitchens ... born April 17, 1991 ... movement and sport science major.