Fun facts for Boilermaker football fans
The Boilermakers had their Kick Scrimmage Saturday morning
Football led the way for fall honorees.
Raheem Mostert had a pair of rushing touchdowns for the offense on Saturday
Purdue improved its Academic All-Big Ten total by 18 student-athletes from merely a year ago.
2014: Academic All-Big Ten ... appeared in all 12 games in his first year as the starting punter … punted 58 times for an average of 39.8 yards with a long of 57 yards, seven punts over 50 yards, 19 fair catches, and 15 punts inside the 20-yard line … punted five times for an average of 38.2 yards with one inside the 20-yard line against Western Michigan on Aug. 30 … had four punts for a 37-yard average, three fair catches, and one inside the 20 against Central Michigan on Sept. 3 … averaged 42.5 yards from four punts with two fair catches and one inside the 20 against No. 11 Notre Dame on Sept. 13 … recorded a 45.5 average on four punts with a long of 57 yards and a punt inside the 20 against Southern Illinois on Sept. 20 … punted nine times for an average of 42.3 yards with seven fair catches and five downed inside the 20-yard line against Iowa on Sept. 27 … averaged 43.5 yards on four punts with a long of 54 yards and a punt inside the 20 at Illinois on Oct. 4… had four punts averaging 41.8 yards and two downed inside the 20-yard line against No. 8 Michigan State on Oct. 11 … punted three times for 42-yard average and one fair catch at Minnesota on Oct. 18 … averaged 34 yards on five punts and one fair catch at No. 17 Nebraska on Nov. 1 … punted seven times for a 41.9-yard average with two fair catches, two punts over 50 yards, and one downed inside the 20-yard line against No. 25 Wisconsin on Nov. 8 … punted five times for an average of 36.6 yards with a punt inside the 20 against Northwestern on Nov. 22 … had four punts for a 30.8-yard average, two fair catches, and one punt inside the 20 at Indiana on Nov. 29.
2013: Academic All-Big Ten … appeared in all 12 games … handled kickoff duties, averaging 59.0 yards per kick with six touchbacks.
2012: Appeared in all 13 games … handled kickoff duties, averaging 58.9 yards per kick with 12 touchbacks.
High School: Three-year varsity letterwinner ... rated by Scout.com as the No. 18 kicking prospect in the nation … 2012 Ray Guy Prokicker.com High School All-American … averaged 41.2 yards per punt as a senior with a long of 53 … placed 13 of his 26 punts inside the opposition’s 20-yard line and allowed only 14 punt return yards all season in 2011 … had 28 of his 40 kickoffs (70 percent) fall into the end zone for touchbacks … first team all-district, first team all-region and All-Metro as a senior … participated in the Chesapeake Bowl where he punted five times for a 46-yard average … high school coach was Joe Fowler.
Personal: Given name is Thomas Benjamin Meadows ... born July 9, 1994 ... majoring in movement and sport sciences ... enjoys hunting and golf.