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70 Days to Purdue Football: Jordan Roos

Today's player is one of Purdue's most experienced linemen.

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As we continue to go through the bedrock of the team with the offensive line we get to a very versatile player that can play all over the line.

Jordan Roos - Jr.

Celina, TX (Celina HS)

6'4" 312 pounds

Offensive Line

2015 Projection: Starter at Right Tackle

If there is a glory position on the offensive line it is left tackle. That spot often protects the quarterback's blind side, while the right tackle blocks the "weaker" defensive end. It is still an important job, however, and one Roos has done for two years now. As a redshirt freshman in 2013 Roos moved into the lineup smoothly, playing in 11 games and starting six. Since then, he has been a fixture protecting the edge for Purdue's quarterbacks and runners.

He is not just a one sport athlete, either. In 2009 he was the USATF National High School champion in the shot put and was the three-time state champion in Texas. He is used to moving heavy things from here to there in a rapid manner, and that includes blitzing linemen. It is very nice that this is one position Purdue does not have to worry about at all as long as he is healthy. He has started 18 games in his career and along with Robert Kugler (31 career starts) and Jason King (17 career starts) he provides solid experience up front.

So Mr. Roos is a very large Texan responsible for shoving people around. Get at it, son.