Purdue University
Football Facts

Purdue University Boilermakers
Team History

Purdue first played football in 1887, and is a charter member of what would eventually become the Big Ten Conference. Purdue won its first Big Ten Championship in 1929 and 7 would follow, with the most recent coming in 2000.

Ross-Ade Stadium (1924) replaced Stuart Field as the home of Boilermaker football. Over the years the stadium seating capacity has grown from 13,500 to 68,000 before settling in at 62,500 following a 2001 renovation. Though never fielding an Heisman Trophy winner, the Boilers have boasted an impressive array of quarterbacks that have been part of their 50 Consensus All Americans.

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Big Ten Facts

  • Seasons as a member: 119
  • Big Ten Championships: 8
  • Championship Frequency: 1 every 14.9 years
  • Rose Bowl Appearances: 2
  • Rose Bowl Wins: 1
  • Chicago Tribune Silver Football Winners: 6
  • Coach of the Year Recipients: Jim Young, Leon Burnett, Joe Tiller
Boilermakers Team History

icon-purduePurdue first played football in 1887, and is a charter member of what would eventually become the Big Ten Conference. Purdue won its first Big Ten Championship in 1929 and 7 would follow, with the most recent coming in 2000.

Ross-Ade Stadium (1924) replaced Stuart Field as the home of Boilermaker football. Over the years the stadium seating capacity has grown from 13,500 to 68,000 before settling in at 62,500 following a 2001 renovation. Though never fielding an Heisman Trophy winner, the Boilers have boasted an impressive array of quarterbacks that have been part of their 50 Consensus All Americans.

Big Ten Facts
  • Seasons as a member: 119
  • Big Ten Championships: 8
  • Championship Frequency: 1 every 14.9 years
  • Rose Bowl Appearances: 2
  • Rose Bowl Wins: 1
  • Chicago Tribune Silver Football Winners: 6
  • Coach of the Year Recipients: Jim Young, Leon Burnett, Joe Tiller