Henry will take Purdue's first snap

Coach Darrell Hazell named fifth-year senior Rob Henry Purdue's starting quarterback.

The decision is in. When Purdue opens its season at Cincinnati, Rob Henry will be under center for the Boilermakers.

Henry, the fifth-year senior, won the starting quarterback job by beating out true freshman Danny Etling and redshirt freshman Austin Appleby.

Henry is a 6-foot-2, 205-pound quarterback who is known for his quick feet in addition to his arm. He was the Boilermakers' leading rusher in 2010. Last season, he completed 21 of 38 passes for 216 yards and three touchdowns.

Henry started seven games in 2010 and was named Purdue's starting quarterback in 2011, but a knee injury kept him out for the season. The injury earned a fifth year of eligibility for this 2013 season.

Chris Emma has covered recruiting, college athletics and professional baseball for FOX Sports Next since 2009. Emma covered the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Northwestern Wildcats, and currently covers the Purdue Boilermakers. A Chicago native, he resides in West Lafayette.
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