Putton proud of legacy

Chris Putton has seen ups and downs in his time at Arizona. Read on to see what he says about his final game, how he is leaving the program, and more.

Senior offensive lineman Chris Putton has seen plenty of good and bad in his time at Arizona.

He now leaves the program with the Wildcats having made two straight bowl games and believes that it is in good hands.

"Going to two bowl games back to back is a good foundation to leave the team with," Putton said. "I am proud to leave the team saying I got to play one more game."

Of course, it figures that Putton's last game would be one that will be watched due to the bragging rights between Boston College's Andre Williams and Arizona's Ka'Deem Carey.

"It's going to be a battle," Putton said. "Two great running backs and it is going to be a lot of fun to see what both those guys can do."

Carey recently missed out on an invitation to the Heisman ceremony and Putton feels it may have been due to a lack of exposure.

"We're all pulling for Ka'Deem and we see what he does every day off the field and on the field," he said. "I think people are missing out if they can't see what he does every day, so maybe that is why he is missed out on."

Putton is not sure what his future holds for him, but would like for it to involve football.

"I definitely want to try to pursue something," he said. "If the NFL route doesn't work out I have a lot of friends back in Germany where I am from that play football. If nothing works out here, I might try to go play in Germany for a season."

Whether or not Putton plays at the next level, he feels he is leaving the program in good hands.

"It's always hard when you get a new coach," Putton said. "When he first came here, I think all of the old players were skeptical, but he won me over right away.

"He's a great guy to talk to, he's a very approachable guy. Just getting to see what he has done with our program is unbelievable. It has gone through the roof the past few years."


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