Purdue will have at least one player on a Super Bowl roster for a 16th consecutive year.
1999: Started final six games at right guard after recovering from torn bicep muscle suffered in preseason camp ... part of offensive line that allowed merely 15 sacks in 568 pass attempts (one every 37.9 attempts).
1998: Second team All-Big Ten by coaches and honorable mention by media ... started all 13 games (11 at right guard and two at center in place of the injured Jim Niedrach) ... part of offensive line that allowed merely 16 sacks in 594 pass attempts (one every 37.1 attempts).
1997: Started all 12 games at right guard.
1996: Did not play.
High School: Honorable mention All-American and all-conference twice ... three-year two-way starter as offensive lineman and defensive tackle ... led team in tackles (78) and sacks as senior captain ... team won league title in 1994 ... coach was David Coratti ... placed fourth in the shot put at the New England Prep Championships as junior.
Personal: Given name is Chukwunweze Sonume Okobi ... born Oct. 18, 1978 ... telecommunication major.