Personal: Career: Ranks tied for fifth on Purdue career sacks list with 21.0.
2010: Team co-captain ... named to Lombardi Award (outstanding lineman), Lott Trophy (Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year) and Bronko Nagurski Trophy (best defensive player) watch lists ... preseason second team All-American by Sporting News.
2009: Received team's Pit Bull Award - Defense (exemplified and sustained tenacity and intense play) for spring practice ... named to Ted Hendricks Award watch list (nation's outstanding defensive end) ... second team All-American by Rivals.com ... honorable mention All-American by College Football Insiders and SI.com ... first team All-Big Ten by media and second team by coaches ... second team Academic All-American ... Academic All-District V and Academic All-Big Ten ... received team's Most Valuable Player Award for defense ... started all 12 games ... led nation with school-record-tying seven forced fumbles (also James Looney, 1979) ... seven forced fumbles are second-most in Big Ten history (Jonal Saint-Dic of Michigan State had eight in 2007) ... topped Big Ten and ranked third nationally with 13.0 sacks ... ranked fourth in Big Ten with 18.5 tackles for loss ... fourth on team with 66 tackles (41 solo, 25 assists) ... had two pass breakups and one fumble recovery ... had seven tackles (4 solo, 3 assists), including 2.0 tackles for loss and 1.0 sacks, vs. Notre Dame on Sept. 26 ... Bronko Nagurski and Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week and Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week after recording season-high nine tackles (5 solo, 4 assists), including career highs of 4.0 for loss and 3.0 sacks, forcing two fumbles and recovering one vs. Ohio State on Oct. 17 ... equaled season high of nine tackles (6 solo, 3 assists), including 2.5 for loss and 1.5 sacks, at Wisconsin on Oct. 31 ... forced two fumbles and registered 2.0 sacks at Indiana on Nov. 21.
2008: Honorable mention All-Big Ten by media ... Academic All-Big Ten and Academic All-District V ... appeared in all 12 games, including 11 starts ... ranked seventh in Big Ten in sacks (7.0) and 10th in tackles for loss (11.5) ... topped team in both categories ... shared team lead with two forced fumbles (also Frank Duong and Torri Williams) and ranked tied for 10th in Big Ten ... ranked fourth with 56 tackles (31 solo, 25 assists) ... had four pass breakups and one interception ... did not start opener vs. Northern Colorado on Sept. 6 while recovering from sprained ankle suffered during training camp ... registered 3.0 tackles for loss, including 2.0 sacks, at Ohio State on Oct. 11 ... picked off first career interception vs. Minnesota on Oct. 25 ... had career highs of 10 tackles (7 solo, 3 assists), including 3.5 for loss and 3.0 sacks, vs. Michigan on Nov. 1 ... also had a pass breakup and forced fumble in that game ... recorded eight tackles (3 solo, 5 assists) at Iowa on Nov. 15.
2007: Appeared in 12 games ... had 18 tackles (12 solo, 6 assists), including 1.0 sack ... recorded sack at Toledo on Sept. 1 ... had six tackles (3 solo, 3 assists) vs. Central Michigan in Motor City Bowl on Dec. 26.
High School: Three-star prospect by Rivals.com ... ranked as No. 43 strong side defensive end in the nation by Rivals.com ... ranked as No. 3 overall prospect in Indiana by Rivals.com ... three-year starter in high school ... first team all-state and coaches' Top 50 selection as senior after leading state with 19 sacks among 90 tackles ... Defensive Lineman of the Year in Mr. Football voting ... had 40 receptions for 789 yards (19.7 average) and six touchdowns as tight end ... first team all-state as junior after recording 67 tackles, including 14 sacks, with two fumble recoveries and one interception (returned 83 yards for a touchdown) ... had 27 receptions for 443 yards (16.4 average) and two touchdowns ... coach was John Hochstetler ... also played baseball and basketball.
Personal: Given name is Patrick Ryan Kerrigan ... born Aug. 16, 1988 ... math education major ... enjoys sports, video games and reading ... father, Brendan, played football at Ball State ... brother, Kyle, swam at DePauw. - Purdue sports information
Notes: High school defensive end-tight end who also played baseball and basketball as an Indiana prep. As a true freshman in 2007, was credited with 18 tackles, one tackle for loss and one sack in 12 games. Started 11-of-12 games in '08 (lone non-start was season opener while nursing ankle sprain) and posted 56-11˝-7 with four passes batted down, one interception and two forced fumbles. Was honored as the Boilermakers' Defensive MVP and Pit Bull Award winner in '09 when he started all 12 games and totaled 66-18˝-13 with two batted passes and seven forced fumbles. Missed most of '10 spring practice after having his broken right foot surgically repaired. Was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year and Big Ten Lineman of the Year in '10 after leading the conference in sacks for the second consecutive season - registered 70-26-12˝ with one batted pass and five forced fumbles in 12 starts. Tied the NCAA FBS record with 14 forced fumbles in his career. Team captain.
Positives: Excellent motor and energy. Instinctive. Shows a quick (short) first step and gets underneath blockers' pads. Plays with a solid base and good leverage - solid run defender. Keeps his shoulders square to the line of scrimmage and plays disciplined. Good balance. Opens his stride and chases hard. Has a knack for forcing fumbles. Well-conditioned athlete - keeps coming and motor always runs hot. Sterling intangibles. Tough, smart, competitive and dependable. Film junkie. Loves football and puts in the time to get better. Dominated against Northwestern. Bench-pressed 225 pounds 31 times and broad-jumped 10 feet, 2 inches at the Combine. Experienced, three-year starter with outstanding production.
Negatives: Lacks twitch - not sudden or explosive from a static start. Occasionally loses sight of the ball. Shows some rigidity when required to break down in space. Tight hips - does not have elite flexibility off the edge to dip, bend and trim the corner fluidly. Lacks elite closing burst at the top of his rush. Needs to expand his pass-rush arsenal - is not a creative rusher and can be late to counter. Much of his production is effort-based. Weighed 255 pounds at the Senior Bowl and weight has dipped late in the season.
Summary: Good-sized, consistent, highly productive, power-effort rusher whose motor stands out on tape. Is not an elite athlete but is a low-risk prospect who will give a team confidence knowing it is getting a relentless, character player who will maximize his potential. Comes from a school that has produced as many NFL pass rushers as any other in recent years.