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Raheem Mostert
Purdue BoilermakersNo. 8
Wide Receiver Sophomore
Major: Undecided
Date of birth: (1992-04-09) April 9, 1992 (age 27)
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)
Career history
High school: New Smyrna Beach High School,
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
 College(s):
Bowl games
Career highlights and awards
  • 1 × Big Ten Freshman of the Week
  • Purdue record for kickoff return yard average
  • Led FBS in kickoff return yard average
  • Jet Award 2012 Watch List
  • 2012 Team Captain
Stats at ESPN.com

Dominique Raheem Mostert (born April 9, 1992) is an American football player who currently plays wide receiver and kickoff returner for the Purdue Boilermakers.

Mostert attended New Smyrna Beach High School in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, where he played football and competed in track and field. Mostert led New Smyrna Beach to two playoff berths. After his senior season, he moved on to Purdue University.

In his first collegiate season he set a school record as he averaged 33.5 yards a return,[1] capped off with a 99-yard touchdown return in the bowl game. He finished the season with seven returns of 39 or more yards, including an 81-yarder at Indiana and a 74-yarder at Wisconsin. Against the Badgers, he racked up 206 yards on five kickoff returns to break 42-year-old school records for total yardage and average yards per return.[2]

High school careerEdit

Moster attended New Smyrna Beach High School, in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, where he was a member of the football and track & field teams.[3] As a football player under coach was Lance Jenkins, he returned nine kickoffs and one punt for touchdowns, in addition to having 39 receptions for 723 yards (18.5 average) and four touchdowns as a senior.[4] He also recorded 81 tackles on defense. As a participant in the 2010 Central Florida All-Star Game,[5] he was named MVP after hauling in three passes for nearly 100 yards and returning a kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown.[6][7] He also made an appearance in the classical Florida North Vs. South football game. As a member of the track team, he won the 2010 FHSAA 3A Region 2 title in the 300m hurdles.


Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Raheem Mostert
WR
New Smyrna Beach, Florida New Smyrna Beach High School 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) 183 lb (83 kg) -- Jan 14,
2011 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: -- (S)   Rivals: -- (WR), -- (FL)
‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.
Sources:

Mostert committed to Purdue University on January 14, 2011. He choose Purdue over football scholarships from Illinois University, Indiana University, Marshall University, the United States Naval Academy, Rutgers University, the University of Miami, the University of Southern Mississippi, the University of Central Florida and the Wake Forest University.[8]

College careerEdit

2011 seasonEdit

In his first collegiate season he set a school record as he averaged 33.5 yards a return,[9] capped off with a 99-yard touchdown return in the bowl game. He finished the season with seven returns of 39 or more yards, including an 81-yarder at Indiana and a 74-yarder at Wisconsin. Against the Badgers, he racked up 206 yards on five kickoff returns to break 42-year old school records for total yardage and average yards per return in a single game. (41.2)[10] For his efforts against Wisconsin he was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week, becoming the first freshman to do it since Rob Henry in October 2010.[11] His 837 kickoff return yards are the second best in school history for a single season. He is now ranked 13th on Purdue's career kickoff return yards.

2012 seasonEdit

In May, 2012, Mostert was named to the preseason Jet Award watch list, an award given to the top return specialist in the NCAA.[12] During spring practice, Mostert was named a captain for the 2012 season.[13]

StatisticsEdit

Source:[14]

    Receiving   Rushing   Kickoff Returns
Season Team GS GP Rec Yds Avg TD Long Att Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD Long
2011 Purdue 12 0 0 0 -- 0 -- 16 108 2 25 837 33.5 1 99
2012 Purdue 8 0 0 0 -- 0 -- 16 85 1 18 463 25.7 0 59
Totals 20 0 0 0 -- 0 -- 32 193 3 43 1,300 30.2 1 99
  • Numbers in Bold are Purdue school records

ReferencesEdit

  1. "FBS National Player Report Kickoff Return". January 10, 2012. http://web1.ncaa.org/mfb/natlRank.jsp?year=2011&div=B&rpt=IA_playerkickret&site=org. Retrieved January 20, 2012.
  2. "Boilers Are FBS Kickoff Return Champs". January 11, 2012. http://www.purduesports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/011112aag.html. Retrieved January 20, 2012.
  3. "Raheem Mostert (New Smyrna Beach) Track and Field Stats". www.dyestat.rise.espn.go.com. ESPN. http://dyestat.rise.espn.go.com/search.jsp?athID=146316. Retrieved July 30, 2012.
  4. Pete DiPrimio (February 3, 2012). "Purdue gets recruit quality over quantity". News-Sentinel. http://www.news-sentinel.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/SE/20110203/SPORTS/102030313. Retrieved July 30, 2012.
  5. Chris Hays (January 13, 2011). "Raheem Mostert taking visits". Orlando Sentinel. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2011-01-13/sports/os-recruiting-raheem-mostert-ucf-offer-0113_1_ucf-secondary-coach-beckton-raheem-mostert. Retrieved July 30, 2012.
  6. Chris Hays (January 25, 2011). "Raheem Mostert, New Smyrna Beach speedster, commits to Purdue". Orlando Sentinel. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2011-01-25/sports/os-recruiting-raheem-mostert-purdue-0125_1_cb-ricardo-allen-purdue-coaches-boilermakers. Retrieved July 30, 2012.
  7. Chris Hays (December 17, 2010). "Raheem Mostert, Eric Farkas lead East in Central Florida All-Star Game". Orlando Sentinel. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2010-12-17/sports/os-raheem-mostert-new-smyrna-beac-121610_1_eric-farkas-td-celebration-east-river. Retrieved July 30, 2012.
  8. "Raheem Mostert". Rivals.com. http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/player-Raheem-Mostert-121153. Retrieved January 20, 2012.
  9. "FBS National Player Report Kickoff Return". January 10, 2012. http://web1.ncaa.org/mfb/natlRank.jsp?year=2011&div=B&rpt=IA_playerkickret&site=org. Retrieved January 20, 2012.
  10. "Boilers Are FBS Kickoff Return Champs". January 11, 2012. http://www.purduesports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/011112aag.html. Retrieved January 20, 2012.
  11. "Purdue's Raheem Mostert Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week". www.indiana.sbnation.com. SB Nation. November 7, 2011. http://indiana.sbnation.com/notre-dame-fighting-irish/2011/11/7/2544352/purdue-raheem-mostert-big-ten-freshman-of-the-week. Retrieved July 30, 2012.
  12. "Jet Award 2012 Watch List". www.jetaward.wordpress.com. WordPress. May 18, 2012. http://jetaward.wordpress.com/2012/05/18/jet-award-2012-watch-list/. Retrieved June 8, 2012.
  13. "Boilermakers Name 2012 Football Captains". www.purduesports.com. Purdue University. April 13, 2012. http://www.purduesports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/041312aai.html. Retrieved June 12, 2012.
  14. "Raheem Mostert". ESPN.com. http://espn.go.com/college-football/player/_/id/514200/raheem-mostert. Retrieved January 31, 2012.

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