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17 Days To Purdue Football: Ti Domhoff and Charles Torwudzo

Both No. 17s are down on the depth chart, but looking to rise.

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Though both No. 17's are offensive players, it is unlikely that both would make it on the field at the same time. One is a 5th year senior that has moved to tight end, while the other is a redshirt freshman quarterback that is likely only to play in a severe blowout or a disaster in terms of injuries (don't laugh, it happened in 2010 when one-time walk-on Chris Bennett had to play three snaps at QB).

Ti Domhoff - Fr. (RS)

Cincinnati, OH (St. Xavier HS)

6'2", 205 pounds


2014 Projection: Deep reserve at quarterback

If David Blough, Danny Etling, and Austin Appleby all go down with injuries it is up to Ti Domhoff to save the day. Domhoff came to Purdue on promise, and might have been recruited elsewhere if not for injuries. He sustained a shoulder injuries that required surgery and cost him his senior season in high school. He redshirted last year, so he hasn't thrown a pass in a game since 2011. He was still given a preferred walk-on spot, so I guess he has some talent.

So far at Purdue Domhoff is best known for the Dalyn Dawkins story earlier this spring. He is the one who originally tweeted that Dawkins was looking to transfer. He also has a secret admirer that wants to cuddle with him.

Charles Torwudzo - Sr. (5)

Brownsburg, IN (Borwnsburg HS)

6'4", 235 pounds

Tight End

2014 Projection: possible contributor at Tight End

For three year Torwudzo has been right on the fringe of being a regular contributor. He's been consistently a second string receiver, but could never get over the hump to first string. For his career he has played in 14 games, all as a reserve, and has two career receptions for 19 yards. He has moved to tight end since he was already one of Purdue's bigger receivers, but has seniors Justin Sinz and Gabe Holmes ahead of him still on the depth chart.

This summer he served as an intern with the athletic department, so he is already planning for life after football.