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64 Days to Purdue Football: Dakota Jelinek

A redshirt freshman walk-on from Michigan is today's player.

Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Fourth of July, everyone! I hope you are all having a safe and happy holiday. I am doing America things, such as attending Cubs-Marlins at Wrigley tonight. In the meantime, we have another walk-on to profile today.

Dakota Jelinek - Fr. (RS)

Montrose, Michigan (Hill-McCloy HS)

6'3", 256 pounds

Offensive Lineman

2015 Projection: Deep Reserve on Offensive Line

Last season was a redshirt year Dakota, as he joined the team as a walk-on. He played his high school football in Michigan and had a nice profile from his home town paper. In addition to playing on his team's offensive line he played defensive line and linebacker. In his career he had 116 total tackles along with an interception and two fumble recoveries. There was some hope he would go to Harvard, but he ended up at Purdue instead of pursuing some D-II options. Finally, he does have a highlight video: