Purdue hosts Nebraska after a bye week for the third straight year
The Boilermakers look for their first Big Ten win of the season
2000 Big Ten championship ~ 2001 Rose Bowl team to be honored Saturday
2001: Academic All-Big Ten ? started all 12 games ? set school season record with 331 punt return yards ? ranked 10th in Big Ten with 8.5-yard punt return average ? fourth on team with 29 receptions for 353 yards (12.2 average) ? shared team lead with four touchdown catches (also John Standeford) ? caught four passes for 73 yards (18.3 average) with two touchdowns at Minnesota on Sept. 29 ? second touchdown reception came with 4:05 to play and cut Purdue deficit to 28-25 in game Boilermakers would ultimately win 35-28 in overtime ? had five catches for 62 yards vs. Iowa on Oct. 6 ? caught three passes for 28 yards and one touchdown and had season-long 19-yard punt return vs. Illinois on Oct. 27 ? equaled career best of seven receptions for 49 yards at Indiana on Nov. 24.
2000: Earned scholarship at conclusion of training camp ? Academic All-Big Ten ? started all 12 games ? ranked fourth on team with 35 receptions and 556 receiving yards (15.9 average) ? tied for third with two touchdown receptions (also A.T. Simpson and Tim Stratton) ... had five receptions for 56 yards at Penn State on Sept. 30 ? caught 78-yard touchdown pass (his first at Purdue) at Wisconsin on Oct. 14 ? had career-highs of seven receptions and 115 receiving yards, including game-winning 64-yard touchdown catch with 1:55 remaining, vs. Ohio State on Oct. 28 ? caught six passes for 76 yards at Michigan State on Nov. 11 ... received team?s Pit Bull Award ? Offense (exemplified and sustained tenacity and intense play) for 2001 spring season.
1999: Did not play after transferring from Butler University in his hometown of Indianapolis ... earned team?s Newcomer Award ? Offense for 2000 spring season.
Butler: Second team All-Pioneer Football League as freshman ? played in all 10 games ? totaled 32 receptions for 549 yards (17.2 average) with five touchdowns ? ranked third in league in receiving yards and tied for fourth in receptions per game (3.2) ? topped team in receiving yards and touchdown catches while ranking second in receptions ? long reception was 70 yards ? team?s leading punt returner with 15 returns for 94 yards (6.3 average) ? had two rushes for 47 yards.
High School: All-state selection as senior at Lawrence Central High School after catching 37 passes for 501 yards and three touchdowns to go with 10 interceptions ? had 22 receptions for 441 yards with seven touchdowns as junior ? three-time all-county and all-conference pick ? honored as high school Athlete of the Year his senior season ? coach was Tim Barthel ? also played basketball.
Personal: Given name is Seth Michael Morales ? born Oct. 22, 1979 ? social studies education (world civilization) major ? parents, Tomas and Chris, graduated from Purdue.