Purdue Starters and Key Personnel

The Irish defense should see a heavy dose of sophomore running back Ralph Bolden Saturday night in West Lafayette.

Purdue Offensive Depth Chart

Left Tackle – Sophomore #68 Dennis Kelly

Left Guard – Junior #72 Justin Pierce

Center – 5th-year senior #54 Jared Zwilling

Right Guard – Sophomore #73 Ken Plue

Right Tackle – 5th-Year Senior #61 Zach Jones

Tight End – Junior #85 Kyle Adams

Wide Receiver – 5th-Year Senior #17 Aaron Valentin

Wide Receiver – Junior #8 Keith Smith

Wide Receiver – Junior #1 Keith Carlos

Running Back – Sophomore #23 Ralph Bolden

Quarterback – 5th-Year Senior #14 Joey Elliot

Key Offensive Reserves

Fullback – Junior #48 Jared Crank

Tight End – Junior #88 Kyle Lindsay

Running Back – 5th-Year Senior #33 Jaycen Taylor

Wide Receiver – Senior #10 Royce Adams

Quarterback – Redshirt-Freshman #19 Caleb Bush

Right Guard – Suspended 5th-Year Senior #75 Zach Reckman. Note: Reckman was suspended for one-game following his actions at the end of last week's loss to Northern Illinois.

Purdue Defensive Depth Chart

Defensive End – Sophomore #97 Gerald Gooden

Defensive End – Junior #94 Ryan Kerrigan

Defensive Tackle – 5th-Year Senior #92 Mike Neal

Nose Tackle – Redshirt-Freshman #93 Kawann Short

Weakside Linebacker – Sophomore #30 Joe Holland

Middle Linebacker – Sophomore #47 Chris Carlino

Strongside Linebacker – 5th-Year Senior #24 Jason Werner

Cornerback – Senior #9 David Pender

Cornerback – 5th-Year Senior #7 Brandon King

Free Safety – 6th-Year Senior #2 Torri Williams

Strong Safety – Senior #4 Dwight Mclean

Key Defensive Contributors

Defensive End/Nickel Pass Rusher – Redshirt-Freshman #58 Robert Maci

Strong Safety – Junior #31 Josh McKinley

Nickel Cornerback – Senior #10 Royce Adams. Note: Allen has started 21 games at cornerback over the last three seasons but is now used as a wide receiver as well.

Purdue Special Teams

Kicker – Sophomore #37 Carson Wiggs

Punter – Senior #13 Chris Summers

Kick Returner – 5th-Year Senior #17 Aaron Valentin and Senior #10 Royce Adams

Punt Returner – 5th-Year Senior #17 Aaron Valentin or Sophomore #3 Waynelle Gravesande

Snapper – Junior #96 John Finch

Holder – Junior #87 Kris Staats


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