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64 Days to Purdue Football: Henry Lorenzen

I was wrong yesterday about there being no #64 on the roster. GBI has Henry Lorenzen listed on the active roster at #64, but Purdue Sports has him as #52. Since there isn't much else to write about anyway I'll give GBI the benefit of the doubt and profile him.

Henry Lorenzen - Fr. (RS)

Hometown: Wilsonville, ON (Fork Union Virginia Military Academy)

Center

6'2", 284 pounds

2010 Projection: Reserve

Lorenzen (left) is enjoying his time South of the Border, and I don't mean Tijuana

Lorenzen should be an interesting addition. He comes from the same prep school that gave us Dorien Bryant. He's also Canadian, so I hope he enjoyed Canada Day yesterday with a cold Molson's and four Bryan Adams albums (Thanks to J Money for reminding me of Canada Day). Not much else is known about him. He joined the team as a walk-on last year after training camp and redshirted. He is a smart kid too, majoring in engineering and playing his own way on international tuition. He had straight A's in high school, accumulating a 4.0 GPA.

Even though Purdue hasn't posted much info about him I found a full article from the Simcoe (ON) Reformer talking about his move from Fork Union to Purdue. It sounds like he chose Fork union so he could get noticed by American programs, but he is still getting adjusted to the American game from the Canadian game. It will probably be awhile before we see Lorenzen on the field, if we ever do. Still, he sounds like a kid that is willing to put in some hard work. That will get him to the field before anything else.

It sounds like the kid was a heck of a player up in Canada. He even garnered the notice of TSN, the main Canadian sports network. We can't dismiss players from our northern neighbors (neighbours?). Brett Romberg, former center at Miami, enforcer and protector for Mrs. T-Mill and her friend, and current center for the Falcons is from Canada. Lorenzen certainly learned discipline while at Fork Union. That will pay off. This could be a player that makes an impact before he is done.