The No. 40 jersey for Purdue football will always be Mike Alstott. The rampaging fullback remains Purdue's all-time rushing leader now more than two decades after he played his last game in West Lafayette. Today's player is not Alstott, and isn't even an offensive player, but he is a freshman hoping to make an equal impact at Purdue.
Tim Faison - Fr.
Tallahassee, FL (Amos P. Godby HS)
6'2" 200 pounds
2015 Projection: Likely redshirt
Faison is only a two-star commit that comes from the home of Florida State. It is likely that defensive coordinator Tim Hudson had an eye on him when he was at Florida State, so there could be something there. Last season he had 50 tackles, six sacks, and two fumble recoveries as a speedy outside linebacker.
He will very likely redshirt this season, mostly because he is not big enough yet to play on the outside in the Big Ten. Eventually he could be a hybrid OLB/DE in the realm of Gelen Robinson, but that is a ways away> for now, his mission is to get bigger and better.