Linebacker paced Purdue in tackles, interceptions
Legendary Boilermaker quarterback to attend Saturday's game
The Boilermakers look for their first ranked win since 2011
2000 Big Ten championship ~ 2001 Rose Bowl team to be honored Saturday
News & Notes on Purdue Athletics.
2003: Preseason All-American by Playboy.
2002: Rated as No. 1 free safety prospect in the nation by All-Pro Scouting Service, which rates NFL prospects heading into the draft ... one of 14 semifinalists for Jim Thorpe Award (nation?s outstanding defensive back) ? named to Bronko Nagurski Trophy ?watch list? (nation?s outstanding defensive player) ? second team All-Big Ten by media and honorable mention by coaches ? started 12 games ? ranked third on team with 89 tackles (49 solo, 40 assists), including five for loss ? had four pass breakups, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery ? missed Illinois State game with sprained knee ? had 12 tackles (6 solo, 6 assists), including 1 1/2 for loss, at Notre Dame on Sept. 7 ? became Purdue?s career interception leader with No. 12 vs. Western Michigan on Sept. 14 ? record-setting pick came at the Purdue 16-yard line with 39 seconds left in the third quarter ? equaled career high of 14 tackles (8 solo, 6 assists) with a pass breakup and a fumble recovery at Iowa on Oct. 5 ? played only briefly at Illinois on Oct. 12 due to calf muscle strain ? added to school record with career interception No. 13 at Northwestern on Oct. 26 ? had 10 tackles (5 solo, 5 assists) vs. Ohio State on Oct. 9 ? tied school record with two forced fumbles and had 10 tackles (8 solo, 2 assists) vs. Washington in Sun Bowl on Dec. 31 ... returned two kickoffs for 30 yards vs. Minnesota on Sept. 28.
2001: One of 12 semifinalists (only sophomore) for Jim Thorpe Award ? fourth team All-American by The Sporting News ? first team All-Big Ten by media and second team by coaches ? started all 12 games ? preserved two victories with interceptions in the end zone ? at Cincinnati on Sept. 2 with 36 seconds remaining and at Minnesota on Sept. 29 in overtime ? topped team with 98 tackles (65 solo, 33 assists) and six interceptions ? six interceptions are tied for third on school season list ? average of 0.50 interceptions per game ranked tied for second in Big Ten and average of 0.55 interceptions per game during regular season was tied for seventh nationally ? tied for fifth in conference with three fumbles forced ? tied for second on team with five pass breakups (also Antwaun Rogers and Ashante Woodyard) ... had two interceptions in season opener at Cincinnati ? recorded 13 tackles (12 solo, 1 assist) and forced fumble to go with game-saving interception at Minnesota to earn Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honors ? had 11 tackles (7 solo, 4 assists) vs. Iowa on Oct. 6 ? had 10 tackles (8 solo, 2 assists) to go with 58-yard interception return and a forced fumble at Michigan on Oct. 13 ? forced fumble vs. Northwestern on Oct. 27 ? recorded nine tackles (2 solo, 7 assists) and two pass breakups at Ohio State on Nov. 10 ? tied school career record with 11th interception and had career-high three pass breakups vs. Michigan State on Nov. 17 ? had 10 tackles (5 solo, 5 assists), including career-high two for loss, at Indiana on Nov. 24.
2000: True Freshman Defensive Player of the Year by Rivals.com ? Freshman All-American by Football News ... Big Ten Freshman of the Year and honorable mention All-Big Ten by both coaches and media ? fourth Purdue player to be named Big Ten Freshman of the Year, following quarterback Brian Fox (1988-co) quarterback Eric Hunter (1989) and running back Corey Rogers (1991) ... appeared in all 12 games, including nine starts (last nine games) ? topped team with 85 tackles (56 solo, 29 assists) and five interceptions ? first true freshman to pace Purdue in tackles since linebacker Kevin Motts in 1976 with 121 ? five interceptions are most by a true freshman in school history and now tied for seventh on season list ? average of 0.42 interceptions per game ranked tied for fourth in Big Ten and average of 0.45 interceptions per game during regular season was tied for 19th nationally ? tied for third on squad with five pass breakups ... picked off first collegiate interception at Notre Dame on Sept. 16 ? came up with career high of 14 tackles (11 solo, 3 assists) and an interception at Michigan State on Nov. 11 ? received Purdue?s Pop Doan Award for defense after recording five tackles (4 solo, 1 assist); two interceptions; and a pass breakup vs. Indiana on Nov. 18.
High School: Ranked as No. 9 defensive back and No. 78 player overall in nation by Prep Football Report ? ranked as No. 18 best skill athlete by SuperPrep and a four-star recruit (out of four) by Rivals.com ? Prep Sport All-American ? named to Detroit News and Saginaw News dream teams ? totaled 1,502 rushing yards with 22 touchdowns as an option quarterback, threw for 500 yards with four touchdowns and recorded 50 tackles with three interceptions and seven pass breakups on defense en route to being named Detroit Athletic Club Male Athlete of the Year as senior ? led league in rushing and scoring ? coach was Brett Foerster ? also participated in basketball and track and field.
Personal: Given name is Stuart Eric Schweigert ? born June 21, 1981 ? organizational leadership and supervision major ? enjoys playing video games and all sports.