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    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring the Purdue University Boilermakers football team on a fantastic season, which resulted in an 8-3 record, a Big Ten Championship, and a berth in the 2001 Rose Bowl.

Scholer, Crosby, Bosma, Klinker

     , read first time and referred to Committee on


First Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2001)


    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring the Purdue University Boilermakers football team on a fantastic season, which resulted in an 8-3 record, a Big Ten Championship, and a berth in the 2001 Rose Bowl.

    Whereas, Purdue University's football team finished 6-2 in conference play with an overall record of 8-3 to secure the 2000 Big Ten Championship;

    Whereas, Purdue University's football team made its first Rose Bowl appearance since 1967;

    Whereas, Purdue had quality wins against national powerhouses Michigan, Northwestern, Wisconsin, and Ohio State;

    Whereas, Drew Brees set 34 NCAA, Big Ten Conference and Purdue football records and was the first quarterback in NCAA history to pass for more than 10,900 yards and run for more than 900 yards;

    Whereas, Drew Brees, Matt Light, Tim Stratton and Vinny Sutherland were selected as First Team All-Big Ten by the coaches;

    Whereas, the Second Team All-Big Ten selected by the coaches consisted of athletes Akin Ayodele and Matt Mitrione;

    Whereas, Drew Brees was the recipient of the 2000 Maxwell Award for the best all-around collegiate football player in the nation and finished third overall in the race for the Heisman Trophy;

    Whereas, Drew Brees was named the Big Ten's Player of the Year as the Silver Football Award winner;

    Whereas, the Big Ten's award for Freshman Player of the Year went to free safety Stuart Schweigert;

    Whereas, Coach Joe Tiller has had four winning seasons and four bowl appearances since taking the helm at Purdue in 1997. He now enjoys a 33-15 overall record as head coach;

    Whereas, Seniors David Edgerton, Vinny Sutherland, Drew Brees, Chris Clopton, Donald Winston, Brent Botts, Tom Vaughan, Ian Allen, Chukky Okobi, Brandon Gorin, Matt Light, Rocco Foggio, Keith Dawson, Brian Dinkins, Jody Goatley, Bryan Jacquay, and Warren Moore, are to be congratulated for their effort in turning the Purdue football program into a championship contender in just four short years. We wish them well in their future endeavors;

    Whereas, the team will be returning five starters on offense, as well as 10 starters on defense and will have a great chance to defend its Big Ten title;

    Whereas, the Purdue University Boilermakers enjoyed yet another successful season, this time culminating in a Big Ten Conference championship and a strong showing in the Rose Bowl;


Be it resolved by the House of Representatives

of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana,

the Senate concurring:

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly congratulates the

Purdue University football team on its outstanding season.

    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives of the Indiana General Assembly is directed to transmit a copy of this resolution to Ian Allen, Akin Ayodele, Willie Bach, Chancellor Barjona, Brent Botts, Drew Brees, Sedrick Brown, Carl Buergler, Luke Burroughs, Kelly Butler, Chris Clopton, Greg Counts, Keith Dawson, Brian Dinkins, Brady Doe, Travis Dorsch, Vedran Dzolovic, David Edgerton, Charles Edwards, Jason Eisele, Steve Ennis, Deaunte Ferrell, Rocco Foggio, Gilbert Gardner, Jon Getz, Daniel Giles, Jody Goatley, Jon Goldsberry, Brandon Gorin, Daemeon Grier, Brandon Hance, Eric Hasegawa, Gary Heaggans, Andre Henderson, Marcus Hill, Matt Holbrook, Mike Holle, Rob Jackson, Bryan Jacquay, Chris James, Brandon Johnson, Landon Johnson, Josh Kirkpatrick, Kelly Kitchel, Niko Koutouvides, Scott Kurz, Mike Lawrence, Aaron Levin, Matt Light, Jason Loerzel, Pete Lougheed, Montrell Lowe, Korey Mack, Chuck McQuaid, Cornell Middlebrook, Max Miller, Matt Mitrione, Bobby Montgomery, Tyler Moore, Warren Moore, Seth Morales, Sean Morris, Gene Mruczkowski, Kevin Nesfield, Joe Odom, Chukky Okobi, Tim Olmstead, Dave Owen, Quinton Owens, Shaun Phillips, Nick Pilipauskis, Chris Randolph, Mark Reid, Jacques Reeves, Brandon Robinson, Antwaun Rogers, Jacob Rowe, Sean Rufolo, Patrick Schaub, Stuart Schweigert, John Shelbourne, A.T. Simpson, Ben Smith, John Standeford, R'Kes Starling, Tim Stratton, Taylor Stubblefield, Jason Sulc, Vinny Sutherland, Doug Swann, Finis Tatum, Craig Terrill, Josh Tobey, Alex Tone, Ralph Turner, Rob Turner, Alex Underwood, Tim Upshur, Tom Vaughan, Donald Winston, Ashante Woodyard and the members of the coaching staff as follows: Joe Tiller, Scott Downing, Brock Spack, Jim Chaney, Gary Emanuel, Danny Hope, Greg Olson, Kevin Sumlin, Ken Greene, Mark Hagen, Darrell Perkins, Joel Thomas, Don Coller and to the President of Purdue University.