Across campus, Boilermakers learn the profound effect of a simple act.
Just hanging out, doing science, no bigs.
Though he hasn’t played in an NFL game since 2006, Purdue-grad Mike Alstott is one of the most beloved players in Tampa Bay Buccaneers history. Alstott’s name still litters Purdue record books, almost 20 years after he left West Lafayette. He is the Boilermakers’ all-time leader in career rushing yards (3,635) and set the single-season rushing yards record (1,436) in 1995. He went on to have a lengthy NFL career that included six Pro Bowls, three All-Pro selections, and a Super Bowl championship with the Bucs, but his impact on the Tampa area went far beyond his success on the
At the start of the 2013 NFL season, Dollar Shave Club announced a season-long initiative to promote its new male hygiene product, “One Wipe Charlies,” that broke from the football-advertising norm of featuring popular quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers in ads. Instead, Dollar Shave Club chose four centers as its spokesmen for its #cleansnap campaign: Purdue-grad and San Diego Chargers’ Nick Hardwick, Wisconsin-grad and Dallas Cowboys’ Travis Frederick, Minnesota Vikings’ John Sullivan and Buffalo Bills’ Eric Wood. The goal of the campaign is to raise awareness about good hygiene for men. During designated games, Dollar Shave Club is donating
Matt Light had a pretty good year in 2001. He was drafted out of Purdue by the New England Patriots in the second round of the NFL Draft (48th overall) and went to work on a team that was supposedly rebuilding. That year, the Patriots shocked the world and won the Super Bowl. For Light, it was a dream come true. But he knew that the championship was only starting to open doors for him, and others. “It’s my first year in the NFL, I sign with a team that nobody thought would do anything and then we go out