John Standeford
John Standeford


Monrovia, Ind.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 206

Wide Receiever


Postseason Aplenty for Boilermakers

Purdue will have at least one player on a Super Bowl roster for a 16th consecutive year.

Career: Ranks second on Purdue career receptions list with 189, second with 2,638 receiving yards, fourth with 23 receiving touchdowns, 12th with 23 overall touchdowns, 17th with 2,646 all-purpose yards and 17th with 138 points ? has nine 100-yard receiving games (tied for second-most in school history) ? has caught at least one pass in 21 consecutive games and 35 of 37 career games played (only two games in which he failed to make a reception were at Notre Dame on Sept. 16, 2000, and vs. Iowa on Oct. 6, 2001) ... has caught passes from four different quarterbacks: Kyle Orton (85), Drew Brees (67), Brandon Kirsh (20) and Brandon Hance (17).

2002: Semifinalist for Biletnikoff Award (nation?s outstanding receiver) ? fourth team All-American by The Sporting News ... first team All-Big Ten by media and honorable mention by coaches ? first team Academic All-American ? first team Academic All-District V ? Academic All-Big Ten ? team Most Valuable Player ? started all 13 games ? second on team with 75 receptions for school-record 1,307 yards (17.4 average) and school-record-tying 13 touchdowns ? 75 receptions rank fifth on school season list ? 1,307 yards rank sixth in Big Ten history ... 13 touchdown receptions tied for conference lead ... ranked second in Big Ten and 11th nationally with average of 100.5 receiving yards per game ? second in Big Ten (behind teammate Taylor Stubblefield) and 24th nationally with average of 5.8 receptions per game ? shared team lead with 78 points (also Berin Lacevic) ... amassed 100 yards receiving in seven games, tied for most in school history (also Steve Griffin in 1984) ? 49 catches resulted in first downs (65 percent) ? had 19 catches of 20 or more yards, including 11 of 40-plus ? caught five passes for 110 yards at Notre Dame on Sept. 7 ? had seven receptions for 143 yards and two touchdowns vs. Western Michigan on Sept. 14 ? finished with career-high 191 yards (seventh-most in school history) on just six catches with two touchdowns, including career-long 74-yarder, vs. Wake Forest on Sept. 21 ? had season-high 11 catches for 161 yards at Illinois on Oct. 12 ? became just the seventh player in school history to surpass 2,000 career yards receiving in that game ? Purdue Male Athlete of the Month for October ? caught dramatic game-winning 40-yard touchdown pass from Kyle Orton on fourth-and-8 from the Michigan State 40-yard line with 3:18 remaining at Michigan State on Nov. 16 ? finished with five catches for 136 yards and two touchdowns in that game while becoming only the eighth player in school history to record 1,000 receiving yards in a season ? hauled in 60-yard touchdown pass vs. Indiana on Nov. 23 ... caught 10 passes for 105 yards, including 7-yard touchdown, vs. Washington in Sun Bowl on Dec. 31.

2001: Academic All-Big Ten ... appeared in all 12 games, including 11 starts ? third on squad with 47 catches for 587 yards (12.5 average) ? shared team lead with four touchdown receptions (also Seth Morales) ? caught five passes for 96 yards and two touchdowns vs. Akron on Sept. 22 ? made merely two catches for 46 yards at Minnesota on Sept. 29 but both were huge ? first was 27-yarder that helped put Purdue in position for game-tying 48-yard field goal at the end of regulation and second was game-winning 19-yard touchdown reception in overtime ? had five receptions for 54 yards, including 14-yard touchdown catch, at Indiana on Nov. 24 ? had 10 catches for season-high 118 yards vs. Notre Dame on Dec. 1 ... posted career-high 12 receptions for 103 yards vs. Washington State in Sun Bowl on Dec. 31 ... 12 catches are tied for 10th in NCAA bowl history.

2000: True Freshman All-American by Rivals.com ? appeared in all 12 games, including two starts ? second on team with 67 receptions, 744 receiving yards and six receiving touchdowns ? averaged 11.1 yards per catch ? led all true freshmen nationally in receptions and receiving yards ? 67 catches now rank tied for 10th on school season list and are most by a true freshman in school history ... Vinny Sutherland had 34 in 1997 ... ranked tied for fourth in Big Ten and 32nd nationally with average of 5.6 receptions per game ? seventh in Big Ten with 62.0 receiving yards per game ? caught six passes for season-high 99 yards with touchdown vs. Central Michigan on Sept. 2 ? had season-high eight receptions for 90 yards vs. Kent State on Sept. 9 ? blocked a punt at Penn State on Sept. 23 ... caught 10-yard touchdown pass vs. Michigan on Oct. 7 ? caught career-high three touchdown passes (one shy of school record) at Northwestern on Oct. 14 ? caught 5-yard touchdown pass vs. Ohio State on Oct. 28.

High School: Ranked as No. 20 wide receiver and No. 154 player overall in nation by Prep Football Report and listed No. 75 overall in Midwest by SuperPrep ? caught 39 passes for 879 yards with eight touchdowns as senior ? had 63 receptions for 993 yards with 12 touchdowns as junior ? caught 133 career passes ? also played safety ? coach was Scott West ? also played basketball and was named to Indiana All-Star team his senior season ? member of National Honor Society.

Personal: Given name is John William Standeford ? born April 15, 1982 ? elementary education major ? enjoys going to church and playing all sports.


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