Fun facts for Boilermaker football fans
News & Notes on Purdue Athletics.
Football led the way for fall honorees.
Purdue improved its Academic All-Big Ten total by 18 student-athletes from merely a year ago.
Thirty-two members of Purdue track & field recognized for 3.0+ GPAs.
USATSPI: Purdue vs. Iowa - 11/09/13
2014: Academic All-Big Ten … appeared in all 12 games on special teams, primarily on kickoff return and punt return.
2013: Academic All-Big Ten … appeared in all 12 games, making seven starts … caught 17 passes for 186 yards on the season … had two receptions for 20 yards at Cincinnati on Aug. 31 … caught two passes for 23 yards against Indiana State on Sept. 7 … finished with two catches for 56 yards against No. 21 Notre Dame on Sept. 14 … had two receptions for 23 yards at No. 24 Wisconsin on Sept. 21 … had one catch for eight yards against Northern Illinois on Sept. 28 … caught three passes for 17 yards against Nebraska on Oct. 12 … had one reception for 11 yards against Iowa on Nov. 16 … caught a season-high four passes for 28 yards against Illinois on Nov. 23.
2012: Academic All-Big Ten … appeared in six games as a reserve … caught two passes for five yards on the season.
2011: Did not play.
High School: Rated as the No. 16 player in Indiana by Rivals.com … caught 39 passes for 760 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior … honorable mention Class 5A All-State in 2010 … also a talented track athlete, ran a 13.94 in the 110m hurdles in 2010, which tied for the 28th-fastest time by a prep runner in the country … returned in 2011 as the sixth fastest prep 110m hurdler in the nation … three-time Indiana state champion in the 110m high hurdles (2009-11)… won the 2010 IATCCC state title in the 55m hurdles … three-time Hoosier Crossroads Conference champion in the both the 110m and 300m hurdles … won multiple sectional and regional titles in the 110m and 300m hurdles … member of multiple conference, sectional and regional 4x400m relay teams … selected to run in the Brooks PR Invitational in Seattle, Wash., in February 2011 … holds Zionsville records in the 55m hurdles, 110m hurdles, 300m hurdles and as a member of record-breaking 4x200m and 4x400m relay teams … football coach was Larry McWhorter.
Personal: Given name is Shane Alan Mikesky … born June 9, 1992 … movement and sports science major who graduated in December of 2014.