Kory Sheets
Kory  Sheets

RS Senior

Manchester, Conn.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 206

Running Back


Boilermakers in the NFL

Eighteen former Purdue players open 2014 season on rosters.


Champs Sports Bowl

Champs Sports Bowl


Purdue vs. Minnesota

Purdue vs. Minnesota (9/23/06)


Purdue vs. Miami (Ohio) Photos

Purdue vs. Miami (Ohio)

Career: Ranks tied for second on Purdue career touchdowns list with 37 (also Leroy Keyes), third with 32 rushing touchdowns, fifth with 222 points, ninth with 2,210 rushing yards, ninth with 5.14 yards per carry, ninth with 3,301 all-purpose yards, 11th with 430 rushing attempts, 19th with a 21.2-yard kickoff return average and 20th with 509 kickoff return yards ... has six 100-yard rushing games.

2007: Named to Doak Walker Award watch list (nation's outstanding running back) ... appeared in all 13 games, including nine starts ... led team in rushing with 168 carries for 859 yards (5.1 average) and 11 touchdowns (tied for 11th on school season list) with a long of 59 yards ... topped team with 13 total touchdowns (tied for 10th on school season list) ... caught 30 passes for 216 yards (7.2 average) and two touchdowns with a long of 41 yards ... eclipsed the 100-yard rushing mark three times ... second on team in total offense with 66.1 yards per game and in all-purpose yards with 1,089 yards (83.8 average per game) ... returned one kickoff for 14 yards ... rushed for career-high 144 yards on 21 carries and two touchdowns vs. Central Michigan on Sept. 15 ... carried the ball 21 times for 111 yards and a touchdown and caught career-high seven passes for 60 yards and a touchdown at Minnesota on Sept. 22 ... rushed 27 times for 141 yards and a touchdown vs. Notre Dame on Sept. 29 ... scored two rushing touchdowns vs. Central Michigan in Motor City Bowl on Dec. 26.

2006: Named to Doak Walker Award watch list (nation's outstanding running back) ... Connecticut Player of the Year by Walter Camp Football Foundation ... second Purdue player to receive that honor (also linebacker Niko Koutouvides in 2002) ... started all 14 games ... ranked ninth in Big Ten with 55.7 rushing yards per game ... had 780 rushing yards on 158 carries (4.9 average) and 11 rushing touchdowns (tied for seventh on Purdue season list) ... topped team with 13 total touchdowns (tied for 10th on school season list) ... ranked second with 780 yards total offense and 1,423 all-purpose yards (12th on school season list) ... fifth with 28 receptions for 213 yards (7.6 average) and two touchdowns ... averaged team-leading 22.2 yards per kickoff return (19 returns for 422 yards) to rank tied for fifth in Big Ten (also Steve Breaston of Michigan) ... had 17 carries for season-high 128 yards and three touchdowns vs. Indiana State on Sept. 2 ... rushed for 60 yards on 14 carries and career-high four touchdowns vs. Miami (Ohio) on Sept. 9 ... four touchdowns are tied for second-most in school history ... came up with career-long 56-yard kickoff returns vs. both Indiana State and Miami (Ohio) ... had 14 carries for 57 yards and a rushing touchdown to go with five receptions for 65 yards and two scores vs. Ball State on Sept. 16 ... received team's Pop Doan Award - Special Teams (top performance against Indiana) after blocking punt vs. Hoosiers on Nov. 18.

2005: Named honorable mention Freshman All-American by The Sporting News ... appeared in all 11 games, including two starts ... ranked second on team with 571 yards rushing on 104 carries (5.5 average) ... shared top spot on squad with 10 rushing touchdowns (also Jerod Void) ... 10 rushing touchdowns now are rank tied for 13th on school season list ... had 13 receptions for 132 yards (10.2 average) ... returned four kickoffs for 73 yards (18.2 average) ... recorded 11 total touchdowns to rank fifth among all freshmen in country and now tied for 15th on school season list ... recovered Bernard Pollard blocked punt and returned it 13 yards for a touchdown vs. Akron on Sept. 10 ... came up with key special teams tackle for 3-yard loss on fake punt at Arizona on Sept. 17 ... rushed for 101 yards on just 10 carries with a touchdown at Minnesota on Sept. 24 ... had 88-yard jaunt in that game that ranks as third-longest in school history and longest ever in a road game ... scored two rushing touchdowns vs. Notre Dame on Oct. 1 ... started for injured Jerod Void vs. Iowa on Oct. 8 ... had 29-yard kickoff return at Wisconsin on Oct. 22 ... caught season-high four passes for 26 yards at Penn State on Oct. 29 ... started and rushed for season-high 137 yards on 19 carries with three touchdowns to receive team's Pop Doan Award - Offense (top performance against Indiana) vs. Hoosiers on Nov. 19.

2004: Did not play.

High School: Ranked as No. 23 all-purpose back in country by Rivals.com ... state Player of the Year by Hartford Courant and all-conference selection as senior after rushing for 2,588 yards and 41 touchdowns ... had five games with at least 250 yards rushing ... amassed 400 yards on 19 carries with four touchdowns (48, 95, 65 and 74 yards) in three quarters of state semifinal game ... member of state championship team ... totaled 812 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns his junior season ... returned six interceptions for touchdowns during his career ... coach was Bobby Gibson ... also participated in track and field and earned all-state recognition.

Personal: Given name is Kory Gerren Sheets ... born March 31, 1985 ... organizational leadership and supervision major ... enjoys playing basketball and traveling ... mother, Krystal McKenzie, participated in track and field at Morgan State University.


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