2000: Recipient of inaugural John Mackey Award as nation?s best collegiate tight end ? first team All-Big Ten by both coaches and media ? appeared in all 12 games, including eight starts ? third on team with 58 receptions and 605 receiving yards (10.4 average) ? tied for third with two receiving touchdowns (also Seth Morales and A.T. Simpson) ? 58 receptions are tied for 14th on school season list ? tied for seventh in Big Ten and 42nd nationally with average of 4.8 receptions per game ? ranked 10th in Big Ten with 50.4 receiving yards per game ? had seven receptions for 105 yards vs. Kent State on Sept. 9 ? had nine receptions for 105 yards vs. Minnesota on Sept. 23 ? caught nine passes vs. Michigan on Oct. 7 ? caught career-high 12 passes for 100 yards vs. Ohio State on Oct. 28 ? had 13-yard touchdown reception vs. Indiana on Nov. 18 ? wrote weekly diary for ABC Sports.com throughout season.
1999: First team All-Big Ten by both coaches and media ? appeared in all 12 games, including seven starts ? third on team with 49 receptions and fourth with 593 receiving yards (12.1 average) to go with four touchdowns ? ranked fourth nationally among tight ends in receptions, fifth in yards and tied for sixth in touchdowns ? ranked seventh in Big Ten with average of 4.1 receptions per game ? had seven catches for 103 yards vs. Michigan State on Oct. 16 ? caught career-long 34-yard pass vs. Michigan State ? posted season high of 10 receptions and career high of 126 receiving yards with one touchdown vs. Wisconsin on Nov. 6.
1998: Honorable mention All-Big Ten by both coaches and media ... named to Football News All-Freshman team ... played in all 13 games, starting five ... ranked second in nation among tight ends with 38 receptions and seven touchdowns and was fifth with 381 yards ... had 70 receiving yards at Michigan State on Nov. 14 ... caught career-high two touchdowns vs. Iowa on Oct. 31, at Northwestern on Nov. 7 and vs. Indiana on Nov. 21.
1997: Did not play.
High School: First team all-state as senior receiver and punter ... caught 57 passes for 878 yards with five touchdowns ... averaged 41 yards per punt ... also played defensive end, free safety and kicker ... voted captain of all-area team ... conference and team Most Valuable Player as junior and senior ... squad won its fifth straight conference championship and reached state playoffs with 8-1 record his senior season ... team advanced to state semifinals his junior campaign ... coach was Gary Grouwinkel ... also played basketball and volleyball ... set eight school volleyball records.
Personal: Given name is Timothy William Stratton ... born July 15, 1979 ... history major.
Stratton?s Purdue Statistics
Receiving Year Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Lg. 1998 38 381 10.0 7 29 1999 49 593 12.1 4 34 2000 58 605 10.4 2 29 Totals 145 1,579 10.9 13 34
Stratton?s Career Bests
Receptions: 12 vs. Ohio State, 10/28/00
Receiving Yards: 126 vs. Wisconsin, 11/6/99
Touchdown Receptions: 2 three times, last vs. Indiana, 11/21/98
Long Reception: 34 vs. Michigan State, 10/16/99