Saturday is Senior Day in Ross-Ade Stadium
The Boilermakers face their second top-6 opponent this season
The Boilermakers look for their first ranked win since 2011
News and notes on Purdue Athletics
Dec. 13 event to honor 15 seniors
2014: Academic All-Big Ten ... Academic All-District 5 ... team captain ... started all 12 games at center.
2013: Team offensive MVP … Academic All-Big Ten … started all 12 games at center.
2012: Academic All-Big Ten … appeared in all 13 games, starting the final seven … moved from tight end to center in spring drills.
2011: Did not play.
High School: Listed as the No. 9 tight end in the nation and a four-star prospect by Scout.com … ranked as the No. 21 tight end nationally by ESPN.com … rated as the No. 28 player in Pennsylvania by Rivals.com … named the 2010 PIAA Class AAAA Pennsylvania Player of the Year by the Associated Press … caught two passes for 15 yards (7.5 average) as a senior at North Allegheny High School … also played defensive end, racking up 67 tackles, including 37 solo stops, and 7.0 sacks … had an interception, three passes defended and recovered a fumble … named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fabulous 22 team and was first team PIAA Class AAAA All-State selection … 2010 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Terrific 25 … 2010 Pennsylvania Football News AAAA All-State at tight end … Pennsylvania Sports Writers first team All-State selection … transferred to North Allegheny from Orchard Park (N.Y.) High School where he helped guide the school to a 31-3 record over three years and the 2008 NYS Class AA state title … finished junior season at Orchard Park with 15 receptions at tight end and 81 tackles, 5.0 sacks and three forced fumbles playing defensive end … named to the 2009 All-Western New York Football Team by The Buffalo News … coach was Art Walker at North Allegheny and Gene Tundo at Orchard Park.
Personal: Given name is Robert Anthony Kugler … born Dec. 11, 1992 … double major in political science and history who graduated in May of 2015 … father, Sean, is the head coach at UTEP.