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Rob Ninkovich
Rob Ninkovich

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
New Lenox, Ill.

Last College:
Joliet J.C.

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 251

Position:
Defensive End



09/01/2014

Boilermakers in the NFL

Eighteen former Purdue players open 2014 season on rosters.

Career: Ranks tied for 20th on Purdue career sacks list with 8.0.

2004: Appeared in all 12 games as reserve ... shared team lead (with Ray Edwards) and ranked tied for second in Big Ten with 8.0 sacks ... tied for third on squad with 9.5 tackles for loss ... had 23 tackles (20 solo, 3 assists) and four pass breakups ... 8.0 sacks rank tied for 11th on school season list ... recorded two sacks and pass breakup at Notre Dame on Oct. 2 ... also served as tight end on goal-line offense and caught 2-yard touchdown pass from Kyle Orton in that game ... had three tackles (all solo), including sack, vs. Ohio State on Nov. 13 ... received team's Pop Doan Award -- Defense (top performance against Indiana) after tying school record with four sacks among season-high nine tackles (7 solo, 2 assists), including 4.5 for loss, and pass breakup against the Hoosiers on Nov. 20.

Joliet: Three-star prospect by Rivals.com ... listed as No. 24 junior college end in nation by Collegefootballnews.com ... third team NJCAA All-American as sophomore after recording 95 tackles (68 solo, 27 assists), including school-record 16 sacks, with five forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries ... had three sacks against both the College of Du Page on Sept. 13, 2003, and Ellsworth Community College on Sept. 20, 2003 ... helped team to 7-3 record ... totaled 36 tackles, including seven sacks, while playing for NJCAA national championship team his freshman season ... coach was Bob MacDougall.

Personal: Give name is Robert Michael Ninkovich ... born Feb. 1, 1984 ... organizational leadership and supervision major ... attended Lincoln-Way Central High School ... also played baseball.