First off, I would like to apologize for the delay in bringing attention to #38 on the Boiler squad, Kyle Marzec. With Big Ten Media Day yesterday, we had a few conflicting rosters and player numbers coming from different sources. But never fear...we are back in business thanks to our 2013 Purdue Football Media Guide. Without any more delay, Kyle Marzec.
Kyle Marzec - So.
Fort Wayne, IN (Leo)
5'11", 180 pounds
2013 Projection: Reserve at WR
Not much information is out there on Marzec, but here is what we do know. Marzec played at Leo Junior/Senior High School, earning a spot on the Allen County Indiana All-League Football Team in 2010, where he was listed as a WR/DB. Marzec is a sophomore walk-on listed as a wide receiver but got some time at defensive back during the spring game, where he registered five tackles and a pass deflection.
Marzec also received interest from Indiana, Boston College, Louisville, Miami (OH), and Ohio before walking on at Purdue.
Fun Fact: Marzec is listed at 5-9 on last year's roster but comes in at 5-11 this year. A growth spurt or just creative measurements? We can't say for sure. However what we can say is that with a few more performances like his spring game, Marzec won't be the unknown quantity he is now for long.