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82 Days To Purdue Football: Crosby Wright

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I received a polite correction yesterday on the nature of walk-ons via facebook yesterday. A source, who shall remain anonymous, explained that all walk-ons work hard, and they hate being compared to Rudy. It makes sense in a way. Why do you want to be compared to a celebrated player for a rival team that barely played? All Walk-ons want to become regular contributors. Look at Nick Hardwick, who went from walk-on to NFL Pro Bowler.

Today we have another walk-on who could fight to be a regular contributor this season.

Crosby Wright - Jr.

Hometown: Carbondale, IL (Carbondale HS)

Tight End

6'3", 241 pounds

2010 Projection: In the mix at Tight End.

Crosby is another walk on that is entering his third year on the team. The Management major has yet to see the field outside of practice. Wright is an excellent student, graduating from his high school with a 4.3 GPA and earning academic all-state honors in Illinois. He was also a pretty good basketball player for Carbondale, helping them to state tournament success as a senior.

He has the size to be able to compete at a position that should be wide open headed into the fall. Generally, we use 2-3 tight ends per season for blocking and receiving. I think Gabe Holmes will take one spot, but I can see Wright battling to emerge as a player between Sterling Carter, Patrick Bade, and Justin Sinz.

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