Montrell Lowe
Montrell  Lowe


LaPorte, Texas

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 196

Running Back



FB Makes First Trip to Evanston Since 2010

The Boilermakers look for their first ranked win since 2011


15-Year Salute

2000 Big Ten championship ~ 2001 Rose Bowl team to be honored Saturday

Career: Ranks third on Purdue career rushing attempts list with 582, fifth with 2,479 rushing yards, tied for 10th with 15 rushing touchdowns, 16th with 2,568 all-purpose yards, 20th with 2,510 yards total offense and tied for 20th with 15 total touchdowns.

2001: Appeared in all 12 games, including 10 starts ? topped team with 640 rushing yards on 183 carries (3.5 average) ? tied for team lead with four rushing touchdowns (also Brandon Hance) ? caught nine passes for 51 yards (5.7 average) ? rushed for 69 yards on 13 carries (5.3 average) at Cincinnati on Sept. 2 and for 69 yards on 12 carries (5.8 average) vs. Akron on Sept. 22 ? had 23 carries for 76 yards (3.3 average) at Minnesota on Sept. 29 ? became ninth player in school history to rush for 2,000 career yards in that game ? also threw 31-yard touchdown pass to quarterback Brandon Hance in that game ... finished with 101 yards on 30 carries (3.4 average) and one touchdown vs. Northwestern on Oct. 27 ? outrushed the Wildcats? Damien Anderson (the nation?s top returning rusher and leading returning Heisman Trophy vote-getter) for the second straight season (101-72) ? had season-high 121 yards on 28 carries (4.3 average) and two touchdowns vs. Michigan State on Nov. 17 ? outrushed the Spartans? T.J. Duckett (who was third in the Big Ten with average of 117.8 yards per game) by a 121-19 margin.

2000: Appeared in all 12 games, including seven starts ? topped team with 998 rushing yards on 226 carries (4.4 average) with six touchdowns ? 998 yards rank seventh on school season list and 226 carries rank third ? average of 83.2 yards per game ranked eighth in Big Ten and 50th nationally ? rushed for 126 yards on 22 carries with one touchdown vs. Michigan on Oct. 7 ? had 174 yards on 26 carries at Northwestern on Oct. 14 ? in those two games outgained the Wolverines? Anthony Thomas (who ranked third in the Big Ten and seventh nationally in rushing) 126-120 and the Wildcats? Damien Anderson (second in the Big Ten and third nationally) 174-55 ? received Purdue?s Pop Doan Award for offense and named Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week after gaining career-high 208 yards on school-record-tying 38 carries with four touchdowns vs. Indiana on Nov. 18 ? Scott Dierking also had 38 carries vs. Michigan on Nov. 6, 1976 ? 208 yards were the most by a running back under head coach Joe Tiller and the ninth-most in school history ? four rushing touchdowns were one shy of the school record held by Mike Northington at Iowa on Nov. 3, 1973.

1999: Played in all 12 games ? started six of final seven contests ? paced Purdue with 841 rushing yards on 173 carries (4.9 average) and five touchdowns ? had season-high 153 rushing yards on 25 carries with one touchdown in first career start at Ohio State on Oct. 9 ? rushed season-high 28 times for 127 yards and two touchdowns at Minnesota on Oct. 30 ? received Purdue?s Pop Doan Award for offense after gaining 135 yards on 27 rushes with one touchdown at Indiana on Nov. 20 ? received team?s Pit Bull Award ? Offense (exemplified and sustained tenacity and intense play) for 2000 spring season.

1998: Did not play ... received Purdue?s Verle H. Campbell Scout Team Award for offense.

High School: Ranked as No. 44 player in Texas by SuperPrep ... runner-up for district Player of the Year honors as senior after rushing for 1,111 yards on 150 carries (7.4-yard average) with 11 touchdowns ... gained 1,076 yards with 12 touchdowns his junior season ... twice named all-district ... career statistics were 685 carries for 5,115 yards (7.5 average) ... also played quarterback and defensive back ... coach was Forrest Weigan ... also participated in track and field and was outstanding long jumper (22-feet) ... member of Honor Roll.

Personal: Given name is Montrell Rydell Lowe ... born June 24, 1979 ... industrial technology major ... enjoys reading.


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