David Blough’s swan song with the Purdue University football team proved to be one to remember.
After starting the season as a reserve, the strong-armed senior came on to replace injured Elijah Sindelar and threw for 3,705 yards and 25 touchdowns, including seven games with at least 300 yards passing that included a school-record 572 yard game against Missouri, according to ESPN.
In all, Blough connected on 66 percent of his passes against just 10 interceptions to earn third-team All-Big 10 honors from the media and honorable mention from the coaches. Blough turned even more heads at the recent Shrine Game, where he completed 10-of-15 passes for 149 yards and two scores to raise his NFL stock even more.
The 6-foot-1, 205-pound health and kinesiology major, who was named to the Big 10 All-Academic team during his last three seasons in West Lafayette, starred at Creekview High, where he was a three-year letter winner and threw for 5,800 yards and 57 touchdowns.