Today means 74 days to kickoff. Which, of course, means we will continue our extensive tour of the trenches for the Days to Purdue Football Countdown. And so far, we've already seen just about everything from the big men on both sides of the ball. Starters, reserves. Seniors and Freshies. Scholarship-holders and walk-ons, alike. Guys with strength, guys with speed, and guys who have no business being 300 plus and so athletic. You name it, we've already started assessing the prototype.
But, today marks a bit of new ground for the 2012 tour and somewhat of a special occasion. Being 74 days to kickoff, today we look at none other than Connor Snapp; a guy who may often be mistaken for an oak tree and who has held to honor of being named a "preferred walk-on" for the football team.
Connor Snapp has a very interesting back story, indeed. He walked onto the football team in 2009 after lettering three times at Valpo High School, which doesn't sound very unique. But what is intriguing and noteworthy is that Snapp was given "preferred" walk-on status his freshman year, which is where a player must pay his own way through school but is reserved a spot on the team.