Things keep getting worse for Purdue, as more injuries, more turnovers and more missed opportunities resulted in the Boilermakers' fifth consecutive loss, this time a 17-6 loss to upstart Minnesota.[details]
Personal:2008 post-training camp update: Sester was moved from left tackle to right tackle at the start of camp. He was limited in practice after having back surgery in the spring, but expects to be healthy by the time the season kicks off.
Career: Has started all 38 games played at Purdue.
2007: Received team's Pit Bull Award - Offense (exemplified and sustained tenacity and intense play) for spring season ... honorable mention by both coaches and media ... started all 13 games at left tackle after moving from right tackle during training camp ... part of offensive line that helped Purdue lead Big Ten in total offense at 435.9 yards per game and rank 12th nationally in passing offense at 307.2 yards per game.
2006: Started all 14 games at right tackle ... part of offensive line that helped Purdue lead Big Ten and rank 13th nationally in total offense at 415.7 yards per game ... Boilermakers were stopped behind line of scrimmage just 50 times out of 941 plays (once every 18.8 plays) ... average of 3.57 tackles for loss allowed per game led nation ... line surrendered merely 20 sacks (third-fewest in Big Ten) in 541 passing attempts (one every 27.1 attempts).
2005: Received team's Newcomer Award - Offense for spring season ... named first team Freshman All-American by CollegeFootballNews.com ... selected third team Freshman All-American and to Big Ten All-Freshman team by The Sporting News ... named honorable mention All-Big Ten by coaches ... started all 11 games at right tackle ... part of offensive line that allowed merely nine sacks out of 428 passing attempts (one every 47.6 passes) ... nine sacks allowed are fewest by a Joe Tiller-coached Purdue team.
2004: Did not play.
High School: Ranked as No. 9 player in Kentucky by Rivals.com ... first team all-state as senior left tackle ... named team's Mr. Highlands Football ... team captain ... team posted 12-3 record and finished as state runner-up ... squad rushed for 2,800 yards and passed for 2,400 while averaging 30.5 points per game ... coach was Dale Mueller ... also participated in basketball and track and field ... member of National Honor Society ... comes from same school as two former Purdue players - defensive tackle Brent Grover (2002-05) and All-America middle guard Chuck Kyle (1966-68).
Personal: Given name is Sean Joseph Sester ... born July 20, 1986 ... management major ... interests include computers and playing guitar.
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