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Mike Alstott

From 1992 to 1995, Mike Alstott was the poster boy for Purdue football. The bruising fullback from Joliet, Illinois, enjoyed a stellar career, becoming one of the most-decorated and most-accomplished players ever to don the old gold and black.

  • He was voted team Most Valuable Player three times, making him the only player to achieve the distinction more than twice.
  • He holds school record for rushing yards in a season (1,436 in 1995) and career (3,635) and most 100-yard rushing games in a season (9 in 1995) and career (16).
  • He is the only player in school history to have more than 2,500 career rushing yards and 1,000 career receiving yards.
  • He was voted the Purdue Male Athlete of the Year for the 1995-96 school year.

As a senior, Alstott was named an All-American and placed 11th in voting for the Heisman Trophy. He was widely regarded as the nation's top fullback.

Selected in the second round (No. 35 overall) of the 1996 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Alstott spent his entire 12-year National Football League career with that franchise from 1996 to 2007. He is Tampa Bay's career leader with 71 touchdowns (58 rushing and 13 receiving) and ranks second with 5,088 rushing yards. He helped the Buccaneers win Super Bowl XXXVII 48-21 over the Oakland Raiders, scoring the first Super Bowl touchdown by a Purdue alum. Alstott was inducted into the team's Ring of Honor at Raymond James Stadium on Oct. 4, 2015.

Alstott was inducted into Purdue Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame in 2006.

Alstott's Purdue Statistics






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