Fork Union Military Academy has long been a solid prep school for aspiring athletes. Dorien Bryant is one of several Purdue players that spent time there. Today's player is a walk-on that is one of the few Canadian players on the roster, and he too played at Fork Union.
Henry Lorenzen - Sr.
Wilsonville, Ontario (Fork Union Military Academy)
6'2", 283 pounds
2013 Projection: Reserve at Center
There are not a ton of Canadian players in major college football, but our neighbors to the north have produced some solid talent over the year. Lorenzen is a player that has put in his time over the last several years of the program. He redshirted in 2009 and did not play in 2010. In 2011 he saw his first career action by playing in the 58-0 blowout of Southeast Missouri State. He also got to play in last season's 54-16 win over Eastern Michigan.
Unfortunately, with Robert Kugler settled in at center a massive blowout over someone will likely be the only time Lorenzen sees the field again in his career. Up in Canada he was one of the top players in the country, winning Outstanding Player of the Year and his team's most valuable player. He also played in the Canada Cup and had a spotless 4.0 GPA.
That GPA will serve him well. Lorenzen is an engineering major and will leave Purdue with a solid degree. As a Canadian national he can also play in the CFL without counting against their American player limits too, so his football career may not be done yet despite being a senior.
For more info, check out Miles' entry from last year.