Carson Wiggs Accepts Invite To 2012 Senior Bowl

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Carson Wiggs has accepted an invitation to play in the 2012 Senior Bowl on Jan. 28.
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Carson Wiggs has accepted an invitation to play in the 2012 Senior Bowl on Jan. 28.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM

Jan. 17, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue kicker Carson Wiggs has accepted an invitation to the 2012 Senior Bowl to be played Jan. 28, in Mobile, Ala. Wiggs' invitation marks the sixth straight year at least one former Boilermaker will take part in the annual game. The 2012 Senior Bowl is set for 4 p.m. ET at Ladd-Peebles Stadium, and the game and all practices will be televised by NFL Network.

"Carson was the best place kicker in the Big Ten this year and one of the best in the nation," Senior Bowl President and CEO Steve Hale said. "We're really excited about watching him showcase his skills and maximizing his value to the National Football League."

The most accurate kicker in Purdue history, connecting on 73.7 percent of his attempts, Wiggs finished his career second in school history in fields made (56) and third in total points scored (293). He also owns the five longest field goals made by any Boilermaker kicker, hitting from 59, 55, 53, 53 and 52 yards out in his four-year career.

A team captain as a senior in 2011, Wiggs finished his final season in the Old Gold and Black by making 19 of 25 field goal attempts with a Big Ten Conference-long of 53. He tied for the Big Ten lead by making 1.46 field goals per game and finished second amongst the league's kickers with 96 points scored. He tied his career-high with four fields and accounted for 15 of Purdue's 33 points against rival Indiana on Nov. 26, to help the Boilermakers become bowl eligible for the first time since 2007. In the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, he connected on three of four attempts, while also helping Purdue pull off a pair of surprise onside kicks with one recovery.

Wiggs also served part-time duty as Purdue's "sky" punter, booting 23 punts and placing 17 of them inside the opposition's 20-yard line.

About the Senior Bowl
The Senior Bowl is college football's premier senior showcase event, annually featuring the nation's best senior collegiate football stars and top NFL draft prospects on teams coached by NFL coaching staffs. Senior Bowl practices and game week festivities are attended by more than 800 general managers, head coaches, assistant coaches, scouts and other front office personnel from all 32 National Football League teams, making Mobile and the Senior Bowl the week-long host to a one-of-a-kind NFL Coaches Convention. For more information on the 2012 Senior Bowl please visit the bowl's website at www.seniorbowl.com.

 

 

Purdue's All-Time Senior Bowl Participants

1950
Harry Szulborski, HB

1953
Bill Bruner, T
Bernie Flowers, E

1955
Tom Betti s, G

1956
Joe Krupa, G
Bill Murakowski, FB

1957
Len Dawson, QB
Bob Khoenle, E
Ed Voytek, G

1958
Neil Habig, C

1959
Tom Franckhauser, E
Gene Selawski, T

1960
Bob Jarus, FB

1961
Jerry Beabout, T

1965
Ed Flanagan, C

1966
Karl Singer, OT

1967
John Charles, DB

1973
Dave Butz, DT
Darryl Stingley, WR

1976
Ken Long, OT

1977
Blane Smith, TE

1990
Derrick Kelson, CB
Dwayne O'Connor, TE

1991
Steve Jackson, DB
Darrin Trieb, LB

1993
Eric Hunter, QB

2001
Matt Light, OT

2002
Akin Ayodele, DE

2004
Nick Hardwick, C
Niko Koutouvides, LB
Shaun Phillips, DE
Stuart Schweigert, DB

2005
Kyle Orton, QB
Taylor Stubblefield, WR

2007
Anthony Spencer, DE

2008
Cliff Avril, DE
Dorien Bryant, WR

2009
Alex Magee, DT
Kory Sheets, RB

2010
Mike Neal, DT

2011
Ryan Kerrigan, DE

2012
Carson Wiggs, K