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1997 Purdue Boilermakers Roster

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Record: 9-3, .750 W-L% (17th of 112) ▪ Rank: 15th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big Ten (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Joe Tiller (9-3)

PS/G: 33.0 (18th of 112) ▪ PA/G: 22.2 (45th of 112)
SRS: 8.48 (25th of 112) ▪ SOS: 1.07 (49th of 112)

Bowl Game: Won Alamo Bowl 33-20 versus Oklahoma State

  • Roster includes most starters and key reserves.
  • Starters are marked with an asterisk (*).
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Partial Roster

Rk Player Class Pos Summary
1 Billy Dicken* QB 224 Cmp, 407 Att, 3136 Yds, 21 TD
2 Drew Brees QB 19 Cmp, 43 Att, 232 Yds, 0 TD
3 Edwin Watson* RB 175 Att, 927 Yds, 5.3 Avg
4 Tarah Graham RB 5 Att, 55 Yds, 11.0 Avg
5 Eric Haddad RB 16 Att, 62 Yds, 3.9 Avg
6 Kendall Matthews RB 79 Att, 560 Yds, 7.1 Avg
7 Brian Alford* WR 63 Rec, 1228 Yds, 19.5 Avg
8 Gabe Cox* WR 10 Rec, 92 Yds, 9.2 Avg
9 Isaac Jones* WR 41 Rec, 443 Yds, 10.8 Avg
10 Chris Daniels WR 3 Rec, 114 Yds, 38.0 Avg
11 Vinny Sutherland WR 34 Rec, 357 Yds, 10.5 Avg
12 Willie Tillman WR 8 Rec, 86 Yds, 10.8 Avg
13 Donald Winston WR 32 Rec, 361 Yds, 11.3 Avg
14 Jon Blackman* TE 13 Rec, 201 Yds, 15.5 Avg
15 Matt Light TE
16 Mark Fischer* OL
17 Dan Maly* OL
18 Brian Nicley* OL
19 Jim Niedrach* OL
20 Chukky Okobi* OL
21 Brandon Gorin OL
22 Pete VanderWeele OL
23 Rosevelt Colvin* DL
24 Chukie Nwokorie* DL
25 Leo Perez* DL
26 Greg Smith* DL
27 Ian Allen DL
28 Brent Botts DL
29 Rocco Fogio DL
30 Warren Moore DL
31 Willie Burroughs* LB
32 Willie Fells* LB
33 Mike Rose* LB
34 Lee Johnson LB
35 Noble Jones LB
36 Adrian Beasley* DB
37 Lee Brush* DB
38 Lamar Conard* DB
39 Mike Hawthorne* DB
40 Henry Bell DB
41 Billy Gustin DB
42 Chris Clopton KR