ISU will attempt to finish the regular season undefeated at home for the first time since 1999..
Underwood finished sixth in the 2012 Buchanan Award voting, the highest among the returnees.
2004: Played in eight games with five starting assignments ... missed two games due to a broken finger ...led the league in TFLs with 1.5 per game ... led the team with 12 tackles for loss and ranked second with three sacks ... collected a season best five tackles at Western Kentucky.
2003: Spent the season at Lewis and Clark Community College ... played on the basketball team in the preseason, but never saw any game action.
Purdue 2002: Academic All-Big Ten ... appeared in 10 games as a reserve after moving from linebacker to defensive end during fall camp ... had nine tackles (5 solo, 4 assists), including one for loss and one sack, with one fumble recovery ... had two tackles in the game against Illinois State ... had season-high four tackles (2 solo, 2 assists), including a sack, at Notre Dame on Sept. 7 ... coached by Joe Tiller.
Purdue 2001: Received medical redshirt for stress fracture in foot.
Jersey HS: Ranked as No. 59 linebacker in nation by Rivals.com ... totaled 159 tackles (84 solo, 75 assists), including three sacks, with 12 pass breakups, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries ... first team all-state and All-Mississippi Valley Conference ... named Metro East Area Player of the Year by St. Louis Post-Dispatch ... also played quarterback, wide receiver and defensive end ... Alton Telegraph Player of the Year in 2000 ... coached by Bill Breden.
Data: Born 9-1-83 in Godfrey, Ill. ... son of Sandra Hawkins ... major: political science.