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The Boilermakers were back on campus for Friday morning's practice
Purdue coach spoke to the media in Chicago on Friday
Boilermakers fail to get their first 2-0 start since 2007.
2014: Appeared in 11 games, starting 10 … finished with 20 tackles, 11 solo, a TFL, a sack, and a PBU … made three tackles, one solo, against Central Michigan on Sept. 6 … recorded three tackles, one solo, against No. 11 Notre Dame on Sept. 13 … had two solo tackles against Iowa on Sept. 27 … made two tackles, one solo, and a sack at Illinois on Oct. 4 … recorded four tackles, three solo, at Minnesota on Oct. 18 … had three tackles at No. 17 against Nov. 1 … made two solo tackles against Northwestern on Nov. 22 … recorded one solo tackle at Indiana on Nov. 29.
2013: Appeared in six games as a reserve … had four tackles on the season with 1.0 sack and two PBU’s … had two tackles, one solo, and two PBU’s at Michigan State on Oct. 19 … recorded first collegiate sack against Iowa on Nov. 9.
High School: Third team All-State selection at defensive tackle and helped lead Asbury Park High School (New Jersey) to NJSIAA state championship in 2011 …keyed Asbury Park defense which allowed just 464 rushing yards all season … named as the Class B Central Defensive Player of the Year … had 68 tackles with 12 sacks and 15 quarterback hurries … also three fumbles forced and 31 tackles for loss … named first team All-Shore Conference … finished with 57 tackles and had 10 sacks as a junior at Winslow Township High School.
Personal: Given name is Ra’Zahn B. Howard ... born Aug. 8, 1994 ... majoring in law and society ... enjoys writing, reading, working out and football.