Our featured player today in the Kickoff Countdown is a very interesting guy for a couple of reasons. He is a local guy and a high school football state champion. If you think I'm talking about the West Lafayette HS 2009 3A State Football Champions, then you are right.
Sam McCartney had a great high school career as a Kicker right in Purdue's backyard, but he has come to Purdue Football with new challenges. One of them will be a much-watched battle as he competes with other Purdue Kickers for the right to a now vacant starting Kicker spot.