Congratulations are in order for former Purdue tight end Justin Sinz!
Truly blessed to be headed to Indy! Thanks to all the people who texted and called. #ColtsNation— Justin Sinz (@JSinz84) May 3, 2015
Sinz was one of many undrafted free agents that went from Purdue to the pros today, and he will be headed a short distance down I-65 to try and get on the Colts roster. The 6'4" 249 pound tight end hails from Edgar, Wisconsin, where he was a jack-of-all-trades as the Wisconsin Player of the Year his senior year of HS. He played quarterback, strong safety, and kicker as his team went 14-0 and won the class 6A state championship his senior year. He was named all-state at all three positions, so he is very versatile.
Don't look for him to supplant Adam Vinatieri or Andrew Luck at those positions though. At Purdue he shifted to tight end and was a steady, if not spectacular, contributor. In four years he caught 80 passes for 670 yards and 7 touchdowns. His best season was his junior season where he caught a team high 41 passes for 340 yards and four TDs, which also led the team. Those were great numbers for a team that was... offensively challenged, to say the least.
Sinz left Purdue by catching at least one pass in each of his final 24 games, so he was a reliable receiver in an offense that struggled to move the football. He was mostly a receiving tight end, as Jordan Jurasevich handled most blocking duties. He didn't often have a big play (his longest catch was for 28 yards), but he was always there if needed. His best game came against Western Michigan this past season where he had 7 catches for 65 yards and a TD.
It should also be noted that he had to play roulette at quarterback. In his career he caught passes from Austin Appleby, Danny Etling, Rob Henry, Robert Marve, and Caleb TerBush. In Indy he will have one of the best quarterbacks on the planet, so that can only help.