Arni’s Birthday Zoom: Ben Jones

Ben Jones turns 39 today (July 7, 2021) and we captured up with him from his house in the Indianapolis location. Jones, the Boilermaker place-kicker in 2003-04 moved to Purdue from Butler and right away published the most respected season in Boilermaker record.

Not just did Purdue sophomore Jnes have the most exceptional season ever by a Purdue kicker in 2003, he had among the very best in Huge 10 Conference and NCAA history.

The walkon from Zionsville, Ind., made 25 of 30 basket, a success rate of 83.3 percent. He set Purdue records for basket made and portion, topping the marks of 22 and 81.5 by All-American Travis Dorsch in 2001.

His most well-known kick as a Boilermaker? How about his’ 18-yard basket with 3 seconds staying provided Purdue a 26-23 win at Wisconsin on Oct. 18, 2003. It stays the Boilermakers’ latest win over the Badgers.

In addition, Jones connected the Huge 10 season record for basket, shared by Remy Hamilton of Michigan in 1994 (30 efforts), Dan Nystrom of Minnesota in 2000 (37 efforts) and Mike Nugent of Ohio State in 2002 (28 efforts).

You can follow Jones on Twitter @bcj35.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.