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Taylor Stubblefield
Taylor Stubblefield

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Yakima, Wash.

High School:
Davis

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 182

Position:
Wide Receiver



Career: Ranks second on Purdue career receptions list with 236, third with 2,534 receiving yards and 18th with 2,661 all-purpose yards ... ranks third on Big Ten career receptions list behind former teammate John Standeford (2000-03) with 266 and David Williams of Illinois (1983-85) with 262 ... has six 100-yard receiving games (tied for fifth-most in school history) ... has caught at least one pass in all 35 career games played ... third player in school history to lead team in receptions three straight years following Bob Hadrick (1963-65) and Brian Alford (1995-97).

2004: Preseason third team All-American by Street & Smith's ... No. 4-ranked wide receiver in the nation by The Sporting News behind Mark Clayton (Oklahoma), Braylon Edwards (Michigan) and Geoff McArthur (California) ... named Best Route Runner in Big Ten by The Sporting News ... tabbed with Best Hands in Big Ten by Lindy's and Street & Smith's.

2003: Second team All-Big Ten by media and honorable mention by coaches ... Academic All-Big Ten ... appeared in all 13 games, including seven starts ... topped Big Ten and ranked tied for 12th nationally with 6.6 receptions per game ... first player to repeat as conference receptions leader since David Boston of Ohio State in 1997 and 1998 and first Boilermaker to do so since Dave Young in 1979 and 1980 ... had 86 catches for 835 yards (9.7 average) and three touchdowns ... 86 catches rank third on school season list ... sixth in Big Ten with average of 64.2 receiving yards per game ... 40 catches resulted in first downs (47 percent) ... carried the ball five times for 24 yards (4.8 average) ... caught career-high 16 passes for season-high 139 yards and one touchdown vs. Bowling Green on Sept. 6 ... had season-long 43-yard reception and career-long 11-yard rush vs. Illinois on Oct. 4 ... equaled career-high of 16 receptions for 130 yards and one touchdown at Wisconsin on Oct. 18 ... 16 catches were tied for the most in the nation during the season, are tied for third-most in school history and are tied for fourth-most in Big Ten annals ... three other players caught 16 passes during the season -- Tim Gilligan of Boise State at Louisiana Tech (Oct. 4), Alvin Pearman of Virginia vs. Florida State (Oct. 18) and Geoff McArthur of California at Stanford (Nov. 22) ... had eight receptions for 78 yards at Ohio State on Nov. 15 ... caught eight passes for 99 yards vs. Georgia in Capital One Bowl on Jan. 1.

2002: Appeared in 10 games, including two starts ... missed first three games of season while recovering from fractured skull suffered in non-football related incident July 4 ... topped team with 77 receptions for 789 yards (10.2 average) ... 77 receptions now rank fifth on school season list ... led Big Ten and ranked seventh nationally with 7.7 receptions per game ... first Purdue player to top conference in receptions since Chris Daniels in 1999 and 13th all-time ... ranked sixth in Big Ten and 38th nationally with 78.9 receiving yards per game ... 48 catches resulted in first downs (62 percent) ... caught season-high 13 passes for 149 yards at Iowa on Oct. 5 ... had 11 receptions for 104 yards vs. Michigan on Oct. 19 ... finished with 10 catches for 103 yards vs. Indiana on Nov. 23.

2001: Named to The Sporting News Big Ten All-Freshman team ... appeared in all 12 games, including seven starts ... topped team with 73 receptions for 910 yards (12.5 average) with two touchdowns ... 73 catches now rank seventh on school season list ... average of 6.1 receptions per game ranked third in Big Ten ... returned five kickoffs for 22.8-yard average ... caught eight passes for 77 yards vs. Akron on Sept. 22 ... had six receptions for 95 yards at Minnesota on Sept. 29 ... made 39-yard reception in that game to set up Travis Dorsch's game-tying 48-yard field goal at the end of regulation ... had eight catches for 72 yards at Michigan on Oct. 13 ... caught season-high nine pass for career-high 196 receiving yards and scored first two touchdowns vs. Washington State in Sun Bowl on Dec. 31 ... had catches of 65 (career long) and 51 yards in that game ... 196 receiving yards rank fifth on school game list and tied for 11th in NCAA bowl history.

2000: Did not play.

High School: First team all-state as senior ... career totals included school records of 123 receptions, 1,900 receiving yards, 21 receiving touchdowns, 2,900 all-purpose yards and 231 points ... top season as receiver was as sophomore with 51 catches for 900 yards ... split time at quarterback as junior and senior ... rushed for 458 yards with five touchdowns his senior season ... coach was John Balmer ... also participated in basketball and track and field ... first team all-state in basketball after averaging 20 points per game as senior ... honored as the state of Washington's best senior athlete for 1999-2000.

Personal: Given name is Taylor Evans Stubblefield ... born Jan. 21, 1982 ... organizational leadership and supervision major.