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43 Days To Purdue Football: Sam McCartney

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Today's player is the first one I really know nothing about coming in, but I have to give him a special nod of recognition for becoming a recent Twitter follower.

Sam McCartney - Fr.

Hometown: West Lafayette, IN (West Lafayette HS)


6'4", 183

2011 Projection: Likely Redshirt

If we see McCartney out there in the future he will have earned his spot. We already have the ICBM in Carson Wiggs ready to bomb away from deep. Two kickers have already committed for next season, leaving McCartney as the freshman walk-on fighting for a job that has little turnover barring a complete disaster at the position.

McCartney does come from a winning program. He helped the West Lafayette Red Devils to a perfect 14-0 record in 2009 and the Class 3A State championship in Indiana. Last year the Red Devils were still solid, winning a sectional before losing to Leo in the regional. During the state championship run he connected on 69 extra points and two field goals. Last season's slightly incomplete stats have him as 2 for 6 on field goals and 43 of 51 on extra points.

Finally, Sam was a track athlete at WLHS, running hte 200 and 400.

Boilermakings Notes:

Green Street " What can Celtics expect from JaJuan Johnson?
The Celtics are already looking forward to JJ's rookie campaign.

Pacers face intriguing matchups -- if NBA has a season | The Indianapolis Star |
JJ and E'Twaun will open at Conseco Fieldhouse... If there is a season.

Top 10 Big Ten conference basketball prospects for the 2012 NBA Draft - NBA - Yahoo! Sports
Robbie is listed as the #9 NBA prospect from the Big Ten.

Layup line: Rookies busy at Indy Pro-Am - Boston Celtics Blog - ESPN Boston
JJ and E`Twaun are playing close to home this summer.