BREAKING NEWS Purdue University freezes tuition for 9th straight year Full Story

Purdue's Mahoungou hopes to be first of many French D1 football players

Purdue senior wire receiver Anthony Mahoungou says he's the first French football player to receive a division one football scholarship; but he hopes he's the first of many.

Posted: Oct 14, 2017 4:22 PM
Updated: Oct 14, 2017 4:22 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Purdue senior wire receiver Anthony Mahoungou says he's the first French football player to receive a division one football scholarship; but he hopes he's the first of many.

"When I dress up in the locker room," said Mahoungou, "I take a few seconds and say, 'Anthony you go not only for your team but for your country, because people are counting on you. Over there, I'm not going to say I'm a star but I realized every time I went back home, people look up to me."

Mahoungou is Purdue's secon-leading receiver this fall (after five games) with 219 receiving yards, and scored a touchdown against Ohio.

Article Comments

West Lafayette
Clear
41° wxIcon
Hi: 42° Lo: 24°
Feels Like: 37°
Kokomo
Clear
39° wxIcon
Hi: 39° Lo: 23°
Feels Like: 39°
Rensselaer
Clear
36° wxIcon
Hi: 36° Lo: 23°
Feels Like: 36°
Fowler
Clear
36° wxIcon
Hi: 38° Lo: 24°
Feels Like: 36°
Williamsport
Clear
40° wxIcon
Hi: 43° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 36°
Crawfordsville
Clear
41° wxIcon
Hi: 44° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 41°
Frankfort
Clear
43° wxIcon
Hi: 41° Lo: 24°
Feels Like: 40°
Delphi
Clear
35° wxIcon
Hi: 41° Lo: 24°
Feels Like: 30°
Monticello
Clear
35° wxIcon
Hi: 38° Lo: 24°
Feels Like: 30°
Logansport
Clear
37° wxIcon
Hi: 38° Lo: 23°
Feels Like: 32°
Cold Snap Comes To An End
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Community Events