Allen, Pamphile Selected in NFL Draft

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Kevin Pamphile, along with teammate Ricardo Allen, was drafted in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
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Kevin Pamphile, along with teammate Ricardo Allen, was drafted in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
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May 10, 2014

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue saw its streak extend to 17 consecutive years with at least one player getting selected in the NFL Draft when cornerback Ricardo Allen was taken by Atlanta with the 147th overall pick in the fifth round on Saturday. Teammate Kevin Pamphile followed shortly after when Tampa Bay made the offensive tackle the 149th overall selection in the same round.

Allen, a four-year starter out of Daytona Beach, Fla., wrapped up his collegiate career second all-time in school history with 13 interceptions. Appearing in 50 career games, including 48 starts, he racked up 253 total tackles, 203 of which were unassisted, with three sacks, 14.5 tackles for loss and 15 passes broken up. His four career interceptions returned for a touchdown are the most by any player in Purdue history. Allen is the first cornerback from Purdue selected since Jacques Reeves was selected in the seventh round in 2004.

Pamphile, a two-year starter out of Miami, Fla., took over at left tackle as a junior and started 20 straight games over the past two seasons. Having only played one season of high school football, he started his Boilermaker career on the defensive side of the ball prior to moving before the 2011 season. Former teammates Dennis Kelly and Nick Mondek were the last Purdue offensive linemen selected by Philadelphia and Houston, respectively, in 2012.

17 Straight Years with at Least One Boilermaker Drafted

1998
3 -- Brian Alford, WR, New York Giants, 70*
5 -- Mark Fischer, C, Washington Redskins, 140*
7 -- Edwin Watson, RB, Green Bay Packers, 218*

1999
3 -- Chike Okeafor, DE, San Francisco 49ers, 89*
4 -- Rosevelt Colvin, DE, Chicago Bears, 111*

2000
6 -- Michael Hawthorne, DB, New Orleans Saints, 195*
6 -- David Nugent, DT, New England Patriots, 201*

 

 

2001
2 -- Drew Brees, QB, San Diego Chargers, 32*
2 -- Matt Light, T, New England Patriots, 48*
5 -- Vinny Sutherland, WR, Atlanta Falcons, 136*
5 -- Chukky Okobi, C, Pittsburgh Steelers, 146*
7 -- Brandon Gorin, T, San Diego Chargers, 201*

2002
3 -- Akin Ayodele, LB, Jacksonville Jaguars, 89*
4 -- Travis Dorsch, K, Cincinnati Bengals, 109*

2003
6 -- Joe Odom, LB, Chicago Bears, 191*

2004
3 -- Nick Hardwick, C, San Diego Chargers, 66*
3 -- Stuart Schweigert, FS, Oakland Raiders, 67*
3 -- Gilbert Gardner, LB, Indianapolis Colts, 69*
3 -- Landon Johnson, LB, Cincinnati Bengals, 96* 4 -- Shaun Phillips, DE, San Diego Chargers, 98*
4 -- Niko Koutouvides, LB, Seattle Seahawks, 116*
6 -- Kelly Butler, OT, Detroit Lions, 172*
6 -- Craig Terrill, DT, Seattle Seahawks, 189*
7 -- Jacques Reeves, CB, Dallas Cowboys, 223*

2005
4 -- Kyle Orton, QB, Chicago Bears, 106*

2006
2 -- Bernard Pollard, S, Kansas Chiefs, 54*
4 -- Ray Edwards, DE, Minnesota Vikings, 127*
5 -- Rob Ninkovich, DE, New Orleans Saints, 135*
5 -- Charles Davis, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers, 167

2007
1 -- Anthony Spencer, DE, Dallas Cowboys, 26*
5 -- Uche Nwaneri, OG, Jacksonville Jaguars, 149*
7 -- Mike Otto, OT, Tennessee Titans, 223*

2008
1 -- Dustin Keller, TE, New York Jets, 30*
3 -- Cliff Avril, DE, Detrit Lions, 92*
4 -- Stanford Keglar, LB, Tennessee Titans, 134*

2009
3 -- Alex Magee, DT, Kansas City Chiefs, 67*
6 -- Curtis Painter, QB, Indianapolis Colts, 201*

2010
2 -- Mike Neal, DT, Green Bay Packers, 56*

2011
1 -- Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Washington Redskins, 16*

2012
5 -- Dennis Kelly, OT, Philadelphia Eagles, 153*
6 -- Nick Mondek, OG, Houston Texans. 195

2013
2 -- Kawann Short, DT, Carolina Panthers, 44*

2014
5 --Ricardo Allen, CB, Atlanta Falcons, 147
5 -- Kevin Pamphile, OT, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 149

* Denotes played in at least one NFL game.