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Defense holds Tigers' offense in check
Purdue's defense has forced and recovered five fumbles through two games
Boilermakers rack up 558 yards on offense
Position group is the deepest on offensive side
Appeared in 10 games as a reserve,
Had 10 carries for 30 yards.
Caught five passes for 51 yards.
Rushed two times for 16 yards and caught two passes for 32 yards vs. Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 3.
Finished with three carries for five yards and caught two passes for 19 yards vs. Cincinnati on Sept. 10.
Had four carries for 11 yards vs. Nevada on Sept. 24.
Did not play.
Ranked as a two-star recruit by Rivals.com, three-star prospect by ESPN.com and 247Sports.com
Named 8-AAAAA honorable mention All-Region.
As a senior, rushed 192 times for 1,004 yards and 10 touchdowns, while making seven receptions for 103 yards. Recorded 260 carries for 1,590 yards and 20 touchdowns and made 16 receptions for 144 yards as a junior.
Caught six passes for 43 yards during sophomore season and rushed for 818 yards and 3 touchdowns on 160 carries.
Given name is Tario Lavelle Fuller Jr.
Born Oct. 21 1996.
Is planning to major in law and society.
Received national media attention for his generosity in buying a doll for an anonymous girl in the winter.