Career Honors: 2012: Earned Academic All-Big 12 First Team honors... Named to the team's and the Athletic Director's Honor Roll during spring semester with a 3.25 GPA. 2010: Academic All-Big 12 First Team.
2012 (Sr.): Did not seen any game action.
2011 (Jr.): Saw first action of the season against Oklahoma ... Did not record any stats.
2010 (So.): Earned Academic All-Big 12 First Team honors... Played on special teams during the year... Did not record any statistics.
2009 (Fr.): Redshirted his first year at KU.
High School: Was an all-state linebacker as a senior... Earned all-league honors as a junior and senior... Registered a team-best 109 tackles as a senior... Also forced four fumbles and recorded an interception... Let team with 90 tackles as a junior, while recording 13 tackle for loss and an interception... Was an all-state and all-league basketball player... Also played baseball... Earned a 4.0 grade-point average throughout high school.
Personal: Born in Wichita, Kan... Son of Fred and Gayla Puthoff... Has one brother and two sisters... Brother Derek played football at Southern Nazarene... Major is biochemistry and he would like to become an orthopaedic surgeon... Hobbies include hunting and fishing.