Saturday is Senior Day in Ross-Ade Stadium
News and notes on Purdue Athletics
Dec. 13 event to honor 15 seniors
The home opener is Military Appreciation and Band Day
Fun facts for Boilermaker football fans
2014: Appeared in five games… finished the season with five tackles, three solo, and 1.5 TFL’s… recorded three tackles, two solo, and .5 TFL against Iowa on Sept. 27… made two tackles, one solo, and one TFL at Illinois on Oct. 4.
2013: Appeared in six games, making two starts … finished with seven tackles, all solo, with one TFL and one PBU … had three tackles, including one for loss, against Iowa on Nov. 9 … had three tackles at Penn State on Nov. 16 … had one tackles against Illinois on Nov. 23 … broke up a pass at Indiana on Nov. 30.
2012: Appeared in nine games as a reserve … finished with unassisted tackles at Minnesota on Oct. 27 and against Penn State on Nov. 3.
2011: Did not play.
High School: Listed as the No. 19 defensive tackle prospect in the nation by MaxPreps’ Tom Lemming … helped Homewood Flossmoor High School rebound from a 1-8 record in 2009 to a 10-3 record and a spot in the Class 8A state semifinals … recorded 51 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, 6.0 sacks and seven fumbles forced as a senior … had eight tackles, a forced fumble and two sacks against Naperville North in the Class 8A state quarterfinal game … 2010 Chicago Tribune High School All-Star … 2009 Tom Lemming Underclass All-Area Team … had 12 sacks as a sophomore to lead team … also played varsity basketball for three years … coach was Craig Buzea.
Personal: Given name is Michael Jan Rouse III … born Oct. 27, 1992 … father, Michael Rouse Jr., graduated from Purdue … management major who graduated in May of 2015 ... career goals are to be a business owner and a motivational speaker.