44 Days To Purdue Football: Landon Feichter

Sandra Dukes-US PRESSWIRE

Landon Feichter has been a very pleasant surprise during his time at Purdue.

Today's featured player is one of my favorites on the team, mostly because he is a hard worker who is as tough as nails. I made the mistake a few years ago of calling him a freshman walk-on that would likely never play. He enters this year as a four-year starter that has surpassed all expectations possible for him.

Landon Feichter - Sr.

Fort Wayne, Indiana (Dwenger HS)

6', 192 pounds

Safety

2014 Projection: Starter at Safety

Feichter was a bit like the Black Knight from Monty Python last season. Against Indiana State he played with two broken hands before breaking his leg. He ended up playing in six total games, starting three, and had 24 tackles to go with an interception.

This was a year after he was an honorable mention all-Big Ten selection in 2012. He was the leader on the team with 80 tackles and led the conference with four interceptions, including one for a touchdown. His late interception of Kenny Guiton at Ohio State nearly sealed a massive upset.

He even made plays as a redshirt walk-on freshman in 2011, notching 25 tackles total and playing in all 13 games. He remains a hard worker that has surprised many along the way:

"When he was on the scout team, we'd come in at night and watch the offense, and I'd ask the coaches all the time, 'Who is that guy?'" said Boilermakers head coach Danny Hope.

"He'd really run fast to the wall and hit people, and compete and fight for the ball in the air. He had a lot of fight and scrap about him, a nose for the football. Very, very fast but was a little undersized."

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Hammer and Rails

You must be a member of Hammer and Rails to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Hammer and Rails. You should read them.

Join Hammer and Rails

You must be a member of Hammer and Rails to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Hammer and Rails. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker