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49 Days to Purdue Football: Adam Brockman

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Our last great #49 was a defensive end, so it is only appropriate that today we profile a player at the same position. Adam Brockman may not be the second coming of Anthony Spencer, but he is a kid that has patiently waited for his time to contribute. That time could be now.

Adam Brockman - Jr.

Hometown: Lebanon, IN (Lebanon HS)

Defensive End

6'3", 260 pounds

2010 Projection: Contributor on Special Teams

This breaks my consecutive entries streak of no action shots.

Brockman is a kid that moves around a lot. He attended high school in California before coming to Indiana before his senior season. He settled in Lebanon, just 30 miles from Lafayette. At Lebanon high He made the Indiana All-Star team with 92 tackles and earned a scholarship to Eastern Michigan. At EMU he started three games and had 13 tackles in 2007, but he wanted something more. He left the Eagles after the season and decided to walk-on at Purdue. After sitting out the 2008 season due to transfer rules he appeared in all 12 games last season.

Really, this is the type of kid we need on special teams. He has experience in those situations and knows that it is a way to see the field and make a difference. He can also see some time as a reserve defensive end, something I expect to see in the blowout of Western Illinois.

Brockman is also a very intelligent kid. As a physical education major he earned Academic All-Big Ten honors last season. His brother Aaron Brockman also played at Air Force. Unfortunately, his most infamous play was getting leapt over by David Gilbert at Wisconsin on a blocked punt.

Boilermakings notes:

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