May 19, 2014
Purdue junior Robert Kugler has been named to the spring watch for the 2014 Rimington Trophy, presented annually to the nation's top center by the Boomer Esiason Foundation in the fall.
Kugler took over as Purdue's center in 2013, starting all 12 games for the Boilermakers. He played at guard as a redshirt freshman in 2012. He is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection, a 2013 CoSIDA Academic All-District member and was named the 2013 Offensive MVP for the Boilermakers.