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73 Days to Purdue Football: J.J. Prince

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Though only a junior, Prince has already graduated with a degree in economics.

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Two seasons ago Purdue returned nearly all of its offensive line, including a player that was drafted in Kevin Pamphile. It was awful. This coming season Purdue returns all five starters, including today's player, and it should be much, much better.

J.J. Prince - Jr.

Southlake, TX (Carroll HS)

6'6", 297 pounds

Offensive Line

2015 Projection: Possible Starter on Offensive Line

The first thing we need to mention with J.J. is that he graduated with his bachelor's degree in just five semester, all while playing football. That is damned impressive. Thanks to 25 hours of AP credit before he even set foot on campus he already has a degree in economics with a minor in Spanish. He will be working on his MBA from Krannert this fall as a graduate student and thanks to already having a bachelor's degree, everything is already paid for due to football.

On the field Prince has been in and out of the lineup. Last season he was a starter for most of the year, but injuries to both shoulders have seen him fall from the depth chart. His nine starts give him a wealth of experience even if he is a reserve this year.