Nov. 25 event to feature Rose Bowl defensive tackles Mitrione, Crusan.
Career: Ranks seventh on Purdue?s career tackles for loss list with 36 ... has started 35 consecutive games from 1998 to 2000.
2000: Second team All-Big Ten by both coaches and media ? started all 12 games ? third on team with 13 tackles for loss ? ? recorded 47 tackles (30 solo, 17 assists) with one sack ? blocked 33-yard field goal attempt vs. Central Michigan on Sept. 2 ? had career-high seven tackles at Notre Dame on Sept. 16 ? recorded three tackles for loss at Northwestern on Oct. 14 ? had sack at Wisconsin on Oct. 21 ? equaled career high of seven tackles vs. Indiana on Nov. 18.
1999: Started all 12 games ? tied for second on team with 15 tackles for loss (also David Nugent) ? had three quarterback sacks ? totaled 39 tackles (24 solo, 15 assists) ? forced two fumbles and recovered one ? had season-high five tackles (all solo) at Michigan on Oct. 2 ? had career-high four tackles for loss vs. Penn State on Oct. 23 ? equaled season high of five tackles at Minnesota on Oct. 30.
1998: Played in all 13 games, including 11 starts ... had 39 tackles (23 solo, 16 assists), including eight for loss ... had one interception, one forced fumble and one blocked kick ... had season-high six tackles and forced fumble vs. Rice on Sept. 12 ... blocked field goal at Penn State on Oct. 17 ... had career-high two sacks vs. Iowa on Oct. 31 ... picked off pass and returned it 17 yards for touchdown at Michigan State on Nov. 15 ... had five tackles, including one for loss, vs. Kansas State in Alamo Bowl on Dec. 29.
1997: Did not play.
High School: Honorable mention All-American by USA Today and all-state as senior after recording 117 tackles, including 19 sacks ... team went 12-2 and advanced to state championship game his senior season ... had 93 tackles, including 16 sacks, as junior when squad went 11-2 and advanced to state semifinals ... team was 9-3 and reached state quarterfinals his sophomore campaign ... coach was Kent Leonard ... also participated in swimming and diving and track and field.
Personal: Given name is Matthew Steven Mitrione ... born July 15, 1978 ... law and society major ... enjoys hunting and martial arts ... placed second in city of Springfield (Ill.) Tough-Man competition (kick boxing) in February of 1998 ... nickname is ?Meathead? or any other term that contains the word ?Meat.?