Purdue’s Yancey named second team All-Big Ten


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Purdue Sports) — Senior wide receiver DeAngelo Yancey has been recognized as a second team All-Big Ten selection by the conference’s media members and third team by the coaches. He is the first Boilermaker feted with conference honors since Frankie Williams was voted second team All-Big Ten in 2014.

Sophomore quarterback David Blough and senior guards Jason King and Jordan Roos were named honorable mention All-Big Ten.

Yancey, a native of Atlanta, led the Boilermakers with a career-high 49 receptions for 951 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2016. His yardage and touchdowns totals were second among all Big Ten receivers in the regular season and were the most by a Boilermaker since Keith Smith tallied 1,100 yards receiving in 2009 and Taylor Stubblefield hauled in 16 touchdown passes in 2004.

Yancey, who started all 12 games, scored seven of his 10 touchdowns on receptions of 31 or more yards, including a career-high 88-yard pass at Nebraska, a 76-yard catch against Wisconsin, a 62-yard score against Penn State and a 60-yard strike at Minnesota.

Yancey wrapped up his four-year collegiate career ranking among the top receivers in Purdue history, finishing seventh in both receiving yards (2,344) and receiving touchdowns (20) and 16th in receptions (141).

Blough, from Carrollton, Texas, led the Big Ten in total offense and passing yardage. His 3,365 yards of total offense are sixth in school history for a season and his 3,352 yards passing are seventh among all Purdue quarterbacks. You can read more about Blough’s incredible 2016 season here.

With a combined 82 career starts, King, from Little Rock, Arkansas, and Roos, from Celina, Texas, were mainstays on the Purdue offense line for the last four seasons. The Boilermakers’ top two rushers in 2016, Markell Jones and Brian Lankford-Johnson, averaged 5.2 yards per carry behind the blocking of King and Roos.