The 2015-2016 12th Boiler Scholarship recipient is Jake Replogle, a Purdue football player who was selected by the head coach to receive this award. He was selected not only for his talent on the field, but his leadership, work ethic and scholastic achievement.
Jake grew up in Centerville, Ohio, where he attended Centerville High School. Coming out of high school, Replogle was a three-start prospect by Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN. While in high school he totaled 46 tackles, 8.5 sacks, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery.
Replogle appeared in seven games his freshman season, finishing with 13 tackles.
Replogle started all 12 games, finishing the season with 40 tackles, 10.5 TFL's, three sacks, and a PBU. He was also named Academic All-Big Ten.
Replogle started all 12 games and racked up 60 tackles, the fourth most on the tean, He led the team in tackles for loss (14.0) and was third in sacks (2.0).
Michael Rouse III
Michael Rouse III was the second Boilermaker to receive the 12th Boiler Scholarship Endowment in the fall of 2012 and third recipent in fall of 2013.
Rouse was involved in various student organizations on campus outside of Ross-Ade including: Society of Minority Managers and the Business Opportunity Program (BOP).
Rouse attended Homewood Flossmoor High School located in Flossmoor, IL where he became the No. 19 defensive tackle prospect in the nation by MaxPreps Tom Lemming. In 2010, Rouse helped the team rebound from a 1-8 record in 2009 to a 10-3 record and spot in the Class 8A state semifinals with 51 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, six sacks and seven fumbles forced during his senior year. Rouse was also named 2010 Chicago Tribune High School All-Star.
Rouse began his football career as a redshirt freshman for Purdue University.
Rouse appeared in nine games as a reserve.
Rouse appeared in six games, making two starts. He finished with seven tackles, all solo, with one TFL and one PBU.
Rouse appeared in five games and finished the season with five tackles, three solo and 1.5 TFLs.
Rouse saw action in five games, recording eight tackles, 3.5 TFLs and one sack.
Albert Evans was the first Boilermaker to receive the 12th Boiler Scholarship Endowment in the fall of 2010 and received the award again in the fall of 2011.
Evans attended Portage High School in Gary, IN where he became the three-star prospect ranking as the No. 8 player in Indiana by Rivals.com. His senior year of high school he became an all-state selection after rushing for 743 yards on 177 carries, had 18 receptions for 216 yards, returned 43-yard and 57-yard punts for touchdowns, and rushed 1,603 yards.
Evans began his football career with Purdue University in 2008 starting as a safety and later moving to linebacker early in the season. He appeared in 11 games as reserve, recorded two tackles (both assists), and assisted on tackles at Northwestern and Iowa.
In Spring 2009, Evans returned to safety appearing in all 12 games as reserve. He recorded 30 tackles (24 solo and six assists), two pass breakups, and career-high four tackles (all solo). Albert received the team’s Pop Doan Award after recording three tackles (one solo and two assists) against Indiana.
In 2010, he started and appeared in all 10 games finishing with 37 tackles, including 24 solo stops and four for loss with two stacks, and one interception. Evans had five tackles, including first career sack against Ball State, record four tackles (all solo with a sack and fumble) at Northwestern, picked off first career pass against Wisconsin, had two tackles playing Michigan, and posted a career-high 10 tackles, including seven solo and a fumble forced against Indiana. He finished his senior year with 73 tackles, and led the team in solo tackles with 52 and two interceptions. Evans also won the team Pit Bull Award, which is given to a player who exemplifies and sustains tenacity and intense play.
Evans collected 73 tackles, the fifth-highest on the team, to help lead Purdue to a Little Caesars Pizza Bowl victory. He also broke up four passes and intercepted to.